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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 16, 1925, High Point, North Carolina High Point stores Are growing help this growth by trading with the local High Point Enterprise High Points population u. S. Go Ermert census. 1923 22,279j High Point the growing Industrial City of North Carolina has a total of 125 manufacturing plants vol. 34�?no. 72 full associated press. High Point n c. Wednesday evening december 16, 1925 weather forecast Cloudy tonight and thursday colder tonight moderate to fresh winds 14 pages today Price five cents weeks condemns Mitchell in vigorous letter to Coolidge which is read into records Secretary stated major general Nolan assistant chief of staff presents the letter condemned Mitchell Washington dec. 16.�? apr a letter written by John w. Weeks a Secretary of War describing colonel William Mitchell a was Lawless unfit for High administrative positions and possessed of a desire for publicity at the expense of others was resented in evidence today at the Mitchell court martial. Writing to president Coolidge the then Secretary gave these As his reasons for refusing to recommend that Mitchell be reappointed chief of the army air service with the rank of brigadier general. The letter was presented to the court by major general Dennis e. Nolan assistant chief of staff the last prosecution witness in the trial of the air officer on charges resulting from his Public attacks on government aviation policies. It ave for the first time the War de Art Mentz a Side of the Story of Mathews Transfer last Spring from Ashington to an army Post in exas. Quot general Mitchells whole course As been so Lawless so contrary to e building up of an efficient organization so lacking in team work o indicative of a desire for publicly at the expense of every one dts whom he is associated a wrote or. Weeks Quot that his actions make in unfit for in High adm Nistra Lve position such As he now holds. The Secretary said he wrote the Etter Quot with great regret because e is a Gallant officer with an exp Ellet War record Quot but he added a his record since the War Bas Een such that he has forfeited the Ood opinion of those who Are fam liar with the facts and who desire o promote the Best interests of a ional or. Weeks continued that Gen ral Mitchell had testified before ouse aircraft committee Early this ear that Quot we had but 19 planes fit or War service a when there were As a matter of fact Quot 829 air planes actually in use and 763 in storage. A fall this Quot the letter said Quot was Ell known to general Mitchell Hen he apparently endeavoured to Tartle the country by testifying at we had but 19 planes fit for a service at the same time Mak a no reasonable explanation of he number of planes on hand and heir the War Secretary told the pres ent that Mitchell knew that the Oal of the War department Wras to Eek an appropriation of $60,000,-00 a year for ten years for air instruction and pay for 4,000 of cers including reserves and 25,-00 enlisted men. Quot i think i ought to add Quot or. Weeks said Quot that in my judgment e organization of the air service s provided in War department ians and policies is after saying that the air officer and Given the country the impress on that officers of the army Are puzzled a the Secretary cited his St auctions in the connections As Hows t Quot recognizing the undetermined Lue of aviation in warfare and isling to obtain the judgment of a Jody and everybody whose Dement is entitled to consider on the Best interest of the a on will be served by encouraging flyers in an unrestricted and full scission of All Points relating to nation. In testifying before confessional committees in their news Are contrary Are the views the War department they will ate to the committee that they Are t speaking for the department Poy but Are expression their own Ronal views and should do with it Inderg amp ten Here to close for holidays give program Friday mrs. J. A. Kearns teacher of e kindergarten class in the Oakhurst building announced to a that the children will hold excises on Friday morning at 9 o Elk and All the mothers of the Ildren Are invited to attend. The class will close on Friday r the Christmas holidays and will t open again until january 4, the e when the City schools Are to pen. Mrs. Kearns has 2s children in led in her Cias which she is con Cung in the building the first time. She has spend equipment for the work and the is is one of the Best in the South declared. They need no Aid to make headway tax Bill put aside for a time today while Republican policy is up radicals not banned but they Are placed at the foot of the list of committeemen Are in no key position John w. Weeks former Secretary of War in Buenos Aires on a health trip demoted air officer debt settlement Rush objected to by plan of Republican leaders to close Deal before Christmas disclosed insurgents deserted the party in time of need says Tilson commenting on the punishment Morrison Bridge Over pee Dee River opened with formal exercises Morrison Bridge Richmond county n. C., dec. 16.�? apr another link in North Carolinas Highway system was made available today with the formal opening of Morrison Bridge a $300,000 Structure spanning Tho pee Dee River. Several thousand of the residents of the River country came to join in a Celebration marking the event. Persons from Anson Richmond and Many from Charlotte and other nearby cities attended former governor Cameron Morrison whose name the Sturc Turo bears and a native of Richmond county was the principal speaker of tile Day. The opening of the Bridge has been hailed As the most vital link in Quot a Mountain to seashore Trail Quot connecting Wilmington Charlotte and Asheville. The length of the Bridge is 1,585 feet and is built of steel and Concrete. My lean refuses to bump and t Here she was t he declares however that he is in favor of school development not Analysed matter Washington dec. 16�? a. Pm plans of Republican leaders to put the debt settlements with Italy and Belgium through the Senate before the Christmas holidays led to vigorous protest today from senators on both sides of the chamber. Senators Reed Democrat Missouri Norris Republican Nebraska and Johnson Republican California served notice on chairman Smoot of the finance committee that some of the settlements would require considerable study. Such a storm of protests Devin oped that efforts to obtain immediate consideration or the debt Washington dec. 16�? apr the tax reduction Bill was put aside for a while in the House today while the body discussed the action of the Republican majority in placing the insurgents at the Bottom of the committee list. After approving the action without prior debate the membership decided to talk it Over and representative Garrett the democratic Leader asserted the Republican leaders were punishing some of the insurgents for a a standing for the principles of Abraham when the democratic Leader declared he could offer no Comfort for the punished republicans representative Frear of Wisconsin one of the insurgents hastened to declare the group would be a a Able to take care of itself in the or. Garrett asserted the amendment to the rules regulating discharge of committees from considering legislation a vote on which was made a test of party regularity in reality was framed to Block a vote on a Resolution proposing Tariff revision. Representative Tilson of Connecticut the Republican Leader replied the majority had organized the House Quot to assure that the majority could direct its work for which it was held representative Tincher Republican of Kansas said it was excuse enough to Amend the discharge Rule if democrats intended to take advantage of it in forcing action to Cut the Tariff rate. Or. Tilson said the insurgents Quot left us in the time of our need in a a we have not placed these men in key positions where party policies Are determined Quot he said. Issue reared its head during latter part of his Campaign for office did t take position school leaders Are in favor of i making it an Issue and carrying it to a referendum vote not returned at jury still out in the Case of the Rowan county banker Greensboro dec. 16.�? apr the jury in the Case against j. D. Norwood former chairman of the defunct Peoples National Bank directorate of Salisbury bad not returned a verdict at 2 of clock this afternoon. The Case went to the jury at 5 35 of clock tuesday afternoon and after More than 21 hours deliberation they had not agreed. Greensboro dec. 16.�? apr declaring that the Only charge against j. D. Norwood former chairman of the defunct peopla#jd24 primary when governor my Raleigh dec. 16.�?governor Mclean committing himself without qualification to the support of state schools primary and advanced told the last group of newspaper men who called on him and asked him what about supporting the eight months term that he had not gone into that aspect of the school situation. The governor was interviewed recently by school men among them superintendent a a. Graham of new Hanover. Superintendent j. L. Hathcock of Sampson and Jule e. Warren Secretary of the North Carolina education association of which or. Graham also has been president. The school men had gone through the several associational meetings ally of which declared strongly for the eight months term. While this was going on the Farmers Union was resolving again the proposal. E. D. Broad Hurst of Greensboro had championed in the name of a real movement the increased term. But the governor has not Felt moved to declare himself. The Issue came up late in the agreements were abandoned. Senator Reed said he thought the. Senate ought first to inquire into a that would be an injustice to the foreign propaganda in this coun per ple of the country who placed try and asked for immediate consideration for a Resolution for such an inquiry. That was blocked by the majority Leader senator Curtis of Kansas. When senator Smoot said that four of six debt settlements now before Congress corresponded with the British settlement previously approved the statement was challenged by senator Robinson the democratic Leader. The British settlement itself then was Atta Erad by senator Reed As Quot whitewashing for the International Bankers to permit them to make Loans to the debtor nations at six and seven percent. Senator Howell Republican Nebraska followed up with a charge that under the italian settlement the United states would not get a cent of the principal of the Loans and Only 1.8 per cent interest Over a period of sixty two years. Hill heeds his father As chief of the republicans in Young Man elected president of great corporation Duke built up six buildings burned in Spray today the places including phone Exchange Danville va., dec. 16.�? a. Pm six business structures were destroyed and three others seriously damaged by fire Early today at Spray n. C., according to word reaching Here. Among the places destroyed was the Telephone Exchange. The first is said to have originated in the Kun flux klan Hall and spread to the Telephone Exchange a boy sleeping there having had a narrow escape from death. The store and Stock of t. W. Dunn was completely destroyed As was a bar be ship a adjoining. Losses also suffered by the firm of Harris and of borne the Boulevard theatre Smith and company Atlantic and Pacific store Joyce drug company adn and the Plant of the Jones motor company. The loss is estimated at $125,000 which is partly covered by insurance. Has conference Paris dec. 16.�? apr after a Cabinet Council this morning Premier Briand consulted the most important members of his ministry and then dispatched a message asking senator Paul Doumer to go to the Quain do orsay immediately. This was taken As confirming reports that or. Doumer had been selected to succeed Louis Loucher As minister of finance. Judge 0. H. Allen died today aged 15 Huong time former member of the Supe for court of the state for Many years j was a native of Waks brother of the late supreme court Justice William Allen has five Childre this vessel was cast ashore at the Cliffs of South Shields England during the recent storms there. National Bank directorate of sails Bury is that he abstracted three notes for $5,000 each from the Bank with intent to defraud and injure said Bank judge h. H. Watkins of South Carolina tendered the Issue for deliberation and decision by the jury in the United District court of West Carolina yesterday afternoon at 5 35 of clock. About half an hour later upon being advised by the Marshall that no verdict would be forthcoming just at that time judge Watkins ordered court recessed until 9 30 of Oclock this morning when it is expected that a verdict will have been reached. A special venire of forty Taxman have been summoned to report at that hour for trial of the other cases pending against or. Norwood j. K. Doughton former president of the defunct Bank and m. L. Jackson who Are indicated on Many counts in felony charges grow ing out of the failure o the Salisbury Bank. Judge Watkins devoted most of his charge to the Reading of prayers of instructions from counsel on both sides and during the charge there were hardly 75 persons in the court room including the attorneys and court officers. Argument by counsel followed the charge by the judge who charged the jury to confine its deliberations to Only one Point that of abstraction of the three Gregory notes aggregating $15,000, and he also stressed the Point As to whether or not there was any felonious intent to defraud the Bank by the taking of these notes. Norwood was extolled by defending counsel As the Warior of the Bank and he was castigated by the District attorney As the wrecker of the institution. Thomas Harkins of Asheville opened the argument for the government and he stressed the fact that the people who deposited Money in Banks needed Protection. He claimed that the Peoples National Bank was being operated in the interest of Norwood and he further claimed that lean found it necessary to repudiate Campaign efforts to commit him to the eight months term. He Quot a a a Felt that this was being done by i a Enterprise. Slow response to the Appeal for High Points ten neediest cases 4---- disappointment because of fail of up was his note. Quot it is w Ith upe a he. a pon., As generously As had been expected to the fund for the ten neediest cases was expressed today by those directing the movement. Only two checks were received today. Substantial sums have been l Woodall contributed but the number of contributions la far below the number received at this time last year and far below t he number which had political enemies and he said that he saw no Way to provide such a term with revenues in their present shape. It was apparently a on thousand dollars must be raised if the conditions arc to be met. Tills is a conservative estimate and much More could lie used fiscal Issue. Whether any new a cd advantage if the people will sources have been found which will j co Mahute. Those directing the sex make it easy to finance such a proposal the school men do not say. But the governor was not willing to be made responsible for the Story that was sent out by opposition to him. Ten neediest following Are the contributions received since yesterday previously reported.$401.05 or. John in. And w Illard m. 20.00 5.00 of Al a $486.05 new Orleans Cotto i. New Orleans dec. 16. Of the Cotton Market opened j Lina judicial District in 1897. Pc Liture of this fund have prom ised to spend it judiciously and where it will derive the greatest. A Good. March to 1s.>2 and May to 18.26, Lees than half the amount need it a 8, to 10 Points under yester easier due mainly to disappointing cables first trades showed loses of 3 to 6 Points but prices a lied a few Points right after the Call on a Rainy weather map the tone soon turned easier again on real zing owing to the favourable weekly weather and crop reports. January traded Down to 18.80 he had no conviction Abo Merit of prohibition by we somewhat squeamish about capital decree j Kinston dec. apr a judge Oliver h. Allen a native of Wake county died Here this mom ing at the age of 75. Judge Allen was appointed to Tho Superior court Bench in 1897. To retired on january 19, 1923, and has been an emergency judge sine his retirement. Death came to the aged Jurist at his residence Here this morning at eight of clock. He had been in fall ing health for some months death coming As a result of complications. Judge Allen was a brother of Tho late supreme court Justice William Allen. Surviving Are a widow and Firo children. The children Are mrs. Benjamin Barnes of Maxton we Ham a. And Reynold Allan of Kin Ston and mat and Conner Allen of Raleigh. Definite plans for the funeral had not been completed this morning but the funeral and interment will be in Kinston. Born in Wake county judge Al leu located in Kenansville in Duplin county after receiving his Law License and practice his profession there until 1887 when he removed to Kinston. He wag engaged in Tim practice of Law Here when he was appointed to the Superior court Bench from the sixth North Caro Hoed to take care of the ten neediest the school leaders Are in favor a been contributed and there remains but one week to contribute if the unfortunate people Are to be provided with Christmas of making it an Issue and carrying it to a referendum. It will take a tremendous organization to put it Over and As yet the instructors have not solicited the support of the governor in this proposal. North Carolina chemists who have been in professional meeting at state College have expressed themselves against the salary and wage commission s course in Classi Days close. Flying salaries of the state depart Jan it Willard m. Dyer. Attached to husband Dies. Charlotte dec. 16.�? apr a to Gnu ii v Itris Nias i k top Oiler 3 investigation was to Chuh a. It la hoped the More Fortun of re a th-8 slay info or George . Franklin 50, by his wife following an altercation a t the r Ranklin Home saturday night. Franklin died last night from axe blows on the head. Mrs. Franklin in the county jail. Declares she killed her husband in defending herself and 75-year-old father from him. Ate citizens of the Community will Stop to consider the condition s that exist among the poor and will help swell this fund with substantial contributions. Tho Enterprise received a Check for $20 today from or. John w. Ments in which highly trained technical men must be regulated by a commission which is not. The chemists declared that the state has lost the services of very valuable men by this Rule of the commission and it holds that the salaries the employment and the promotion of employees in these scientific positions should be determined on the individual Merit and Worth of the employee. The association objected to the a a arbitrary continued on Page 3 new York dec. 16.�? apr George we Hill today was elected president of the american tobacco company to succeed his father the late Percival s. Hill. At the same time Julius Parker was elected chairman of the Board of direct tors a newly created office. In rising to the presidency of the great tobacco company built up by James b. Duke or. Hill joins the ranks of younger executives of great corporations. He is 4 2 years old and has been a vice president of the company since 1912. Prior to that time he spent eight years working up through the various departments or the organization under the direction of his father. The new chairman gained distinction As general counsel for the american tobacco at the time of the dissolution suit against the so called tobacco Trust in 1911. He was formerly president of the new York state bar association. James if. Perkins president of the Farmers loan and Trust company and Donald Geddes of Clark Dodge and company were elected directors of the company today. Small boy jailed after a series of desperate adventures and crimes continued on Page 6 Santa w one of enterprises Council establishes building line on South main Street and votes to Purchase automatic traffic signals City Council in regular Semi t i monthly session Here last night i la a find Relief durin the Christ passed an emergency ordinance 1 y season. He described limiting the blocking of Maili and he conditions Here As ser Vrenn Street Crossings of the 110usa causal of the Railroad tracks. Southern railway voted to Adver-1 and declared that Only solution Tisz for bids on traffic signals a glowering of the tracks thro Stablish a building line on South main Street discussed the problem ugh High Point. Or. Burrus High Point would never said get the it lets the Railroad company understand that it Means business. Councilman c. S. Grayson Sug news columns used to get into communication with Santa i of handling the delinquent boys. Aej rat Offu lowered however until Cepter reports of department Heads j i adn transacted other business. I the councilmen had another Busy j session and it was after Midnight ested that the Council have a com when they adjourned. Councilman i that committees he named Rodney Snow before adjournment Orn he chamber of Commerce and offered a motion that the Council civic clubs and that a general adjourn at 10 30 of clock at each mgt afield for the purpose of meeting but the motion resulted in Ann Aing a movement to have the a tie vote. It was suggested that and tra t red. Journey meetings be held from time. A at i Art of ordinance relat to time so As to dispose of much of in t0 Iain and Wrenn streets wag the business which occupies the Paie f by the Council. Yellville ark., dec. 16.�? apr a Small boy sat in the Marion county jail Here today brooding Over a week of desperate adventure. Tile boy Little Arnold Comer who says lie is a about 18 or 14&Quot Lias admitted to officers that he is the author of a succession of Lawless acts culminating sunday Iii the slaying of three persons. He was sleeping the sleep of exhaustion yesterday when a sheriff s posse seized him. Near his undersized # body Lay an armament of four pistols a Shotgun and a Peck of ammunition. The boy discontented with Home conditions fled from the Comer House wednesday night taking a pistol with him. Thursday afternoon he entered a Rural Home and took $17.50 and a Shotgun while the occupants of the House were absent. That night he plundered a Little store increasing his armament. Friday night seeking food he came to another Mountain Home to assuage his hunger but became afraid when a Man opened the door. He ared his Shotgun wounding the Man his wife and child re the Enterprise received quite a Nice and very sincere compliment today when the following letter with a boosting postscript for the local paper was directed to Santa Claus through the news columns Quot dear Santa Claus i want you to bring me a wrist watch and a Trusle and a Little doll and a Tea set. Santa please go to see All of the poor children Ami done to forget my Friend or. Jin it in it i at the Sanitorium. I la Tell you How treated into the darkness a a. Hungrier still the boy on sunday j to find him. Go in the Maine eur approached the House where mrs. I trance and turn too the left and go Tom Boyd lived with her infant to third too the last door on the Board at the regular grand daughter Arnold s Story said. He shot and beat the aged woman to death he did no to seem to know Why a and then killed the baby because it cried. A Quarter of a mile away As he ran from his tragic scene he met Charles Moore dealer in pelts and felled him with a deadly pistol fire. He was wearing Moore a hat and shoes when deputies found him. Left hand Side and you la find him in his bed. Leave him books writing paper and Good things to eat and make him Well. Your Loving Friend Katharine Greenleaf. P. S. Or. Enterprise will you put my letter in your paper everybody reads the Enterprise so i know Santa Claus does. Your Little Friend Katharine g. Time of the sessions. A Large part of the councils Tipit was consumed in a discussion of an ordinance governing the Grade Crossings in High Point. A chamber of Commerce committee consisting of j. T. Ryan or. A t. Burrus and c. Robbins submitted a proposed ordinance with the request that the Council adopt it. Grade crossing ordinance or. Ryan read the Orch / Nee to the Council. One part of it that part which was adopted limited the blocking of main and Wrenn Street Crossings to five minutes. It also provides that after one train has parsed Over the Crossings an 1 other train shall not pass Over in d a English and main streets til is Given an Opportunity to a a n an to a Hin Tori Washington move. The time not to exceed five and Rena and main and comminuted. This will serve it is nit rce to let one on each Side of the thought to expedite the move-1 a r0acf at main Street crossing. It Ament of traffic on the two Princi a a Quot As commended that a govt i a i thoroughfares of the City. J lower be placed on the or. J. T. Burrus appealed to the a a Council to pass the ordinance in or a continued on Page 7. Freight agent Brown of the Southern railway company attended the meeting and asked that the Railroad be allowed to keep water a men at Crossings on the Asheboro Railroad from 8 a. In. To 6 a. N. He said there was no mov meet of trains Oyer the Crossings prior to 8 o Dock in the morning Aru there a Ore the watchmen were not needed until that hour. The Council took the request under Consi ovation. On signals fire chief a. I. Homey chairman of tie committee appointed to investigate the automatic travel signals Here submitted the report j or his committee. The report recon a mended that traffic signals be was successively re elected until 1923 when he retired. He was educated at Trinity col lege and was a College co temper Ary of senator Lee s. Overman after graduating in 1871 he entered the Law office of his father col Onel William a. Allen who was then associated with r. W. Battle in Duplin county. After leaving hi3 father s firm. Judge Allen was associated with a b. Ward and later removed to Kinston to engage in practice with j. Rouse. In june 1885, governor a. M. Scales appointed him solicitor of the sixth judicial District and he was elected to this position in 188$ and 1890. In 1894 he was again nominated As solicitor but was Defeated along with the entire democratic ticket by the republicans and populist. Governor Elias Carr appointed him Superior court judge to succeed judge e. T. Boykin resigned on january i 1897. Judge Allen never held Public office until after his thirtieth year when he became chairman of the Duplin county democratic executive committee. While presiding Over his last last term of court in 1922, judge Allen refused to try any Case involving capital punishment. A said at the time that it was not because he was opposed to capital punishment because be believed its abolition would promote Lynching and the Public was not prepared for it but because of personal feeling on the subject. In making this announcement in Superior court. Judge Allen remarked that during his Long term of office Only four men had been convicted in his courts of capital felonies and that he had recommended and urged commutation of two of these sentences to life imprisonment. At that time. Judge Allen also expressed his opinion of prohibition. Quot i have no satisfactory views As to prohibition Quot judge alien told the associated press inl922. Quot rigid legislation will not mat better people and that is the need of Tho hour. The Church should exercise More he said. Judge Aloin Behoved that thei should be a sufficient number of court officials to expedite court trials but at the same time he said Quot there is More virtue in the laws1 delay than is generally these delays he said have Quot saved Many a Man from wreck especially in hard local boy character in play at Carolina Abe Harris son of or. And mrs. Lewis Karris of this City is one of the characters in Quot yes by gosh Quot presented recently at the University of North Carolina. Young her Ria is a student at the University. Earthquake. Belgrade Jugo Slavia dec 16.�? apr Earth shocks occurred today in Many parts of the country. Considerable damage if reported along the Adriatic of Oak j

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