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Sunday, February 20, 1927
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SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1927 All Phones 3S00 THE GREENVILLE NES. GREENVILLE. SOUTH CAROLINA All Phones 3800 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1927 FORD'STHEATRE emewpuui iTl'SSHRI P CvMne kAm;ra Hnrll.nrr iLAURENS MILLS IN Of Chinese Situation By U. S. UNO Proposal Made Following Discovery Of Fire Hazard Of Noted Structure WOULD BECOME" MUSEUM WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Aroused by the danger of famous old Ford's theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was shot and fatally wounded y John Wilkes Booth, being wined out by fire, a group of members of Congress have rallied to a proposal o make the theatre a national shrine. The danger of destruction by fire is increased, it is' declared, by tbe fact that thousands of small bundles of paper are stored in it by the War department. The theatre, a dingy, musty o!J building, is usually passed up by sight-seeinsr guides who pilot tourists through stately government buildings and past magnificent homes of 'oreign envoys in the national capital. But a stream of visitors wanders into Tenth street (.eh day to gaze at the buildin?. and the old house across the street in which Lincoln died. COMPLAINTS ABE MAIK Many complaints have been made by tourists who have found the building, being used as a storehouse. The plan proposed by Senator Watson. ( R) of Indiana, and Rcpre-senatlve Kathhone. (R) of Illinois, is to remodel the buildings to protect it against the dan?er of fire and the ravages of age. They would make it a headquarters for veterans organizations end place in it the famous Old royd collection of Lincoln relics. Opposition has developed to the proposal to make the museum other than a Mirinc. Spokesmen for veterans :' tin- World war' have already inilir'iti-ri their belief that if Ihe 'building is made a veterans' headquarters it should be solely for the vctOr;in -of '111 and '65. The Ol'lrovd collection, which congress purchased from Cant. Oxhorn II. OM;-oyd, is regarded by Represontative Rathbone as the 'finest in the couutry. It was purchased bv congress and now is stored in the old Veteisoii boarding house where Lincoln died. AXOTHEH COLLECTION Captain Oldroyd has obtained another collection of Civil war relics which be expects to donata to the government, llathbonc said. "We should tako steps to preserve old Ford's theatre before sentiment passes so far that congress would allow, it to bo destroyed' and a skyscraper to take its place," said Rathbone, who originated the museum plan. "At the. present time Lincoln relics are now. at many places in the country, at the shrine in Kentucky, in Springfield, Illinois, the Congressional Library and the new Lincoln Memorial. Ford's, theatre and the Peterson house can be made a museum and shrine which will be, an inspiration to millions of Americans." ;few PEpps Massachusetts Member Tells Fulmer This During Debate On Floor f - - ' ' ..".. -v- .vv -'-,f A,:-xY ::;a -: w , , . -rriJ I Annual Stockholders Meeting Of Watts And Palmetto Held RAILROAD BROTHERHOODS 0. K. FINDINGS IN W. N. R. INQUIRY Approve Decision Of Church Wr'i into service to take places of strikers. They had also found the rail-roal unjustified in its refusal to take back strikers and restore their seniority rights in sen ice. "Our men were given tne cnoice rest its case upon the law of the Jungle, relying on force an4 fraud.'. The Western Maryland strikers will continue to have the support of their ' national organizations, the statement This is a photo of the important roSd between Na.iklng and Shanghai, which Chinese and Southern and Northern forc-cj re contesting. In this exclusive Central Press picture, one may see, in the background, the 30-foot wall surrounding Soochow. city of half a million. The top is battlcmented. There's a moat inside, in regulation medieval style. Sticking up. In back of the wall, is a pagoda, one of the largest In China, In the foreground is the t-.aloo--ina meaning horse and loo meaning road. Most Chinese country roads are only about a foot wide and navigable solely by one-wheeled vehicles wheel barrows with occasional switches to jot them pats LAURENS, Feb. 19. (Special) Annual stockholder' meetings for two Laurens textile mills, the Watts Mills Manufacturing company and the Palmetto mill, were held during the week. Following the submission of the annual report by President George l M. Wright, a report that showed en couraging progress, the Watts mills shareholders re-elected directors for another year as follows: J. P. Stevens snd W. J. Gallon, of New Vorlc. Nathaniel Stevens, of North Andover. Mass, J. E. Sirrine and F. W. Symmes. of Greenville, G. M. Wright. U. K. Babb. G. H. Blakely and W. A. Watts, of Laurens. The directors in turn re-elected Mr. Wright as president, and W. A. Watts, vire president, while C. S. Link, who has been with the company for a number of years, was elected secretary and assistant treas- By CHARLES P. STEWART (Exclusive Central Press Dispatch to The Greenville .News) WASHINGTON, Feb. 1J. Its Chines policy is a great credit to the Washington government. Even the government's severest critics in the Capitol agree to that It's true that the United States, like the other powers, has a considerable naval force in Chinesj waters, and that the Chinese don't like it. Astonishing to relate, state department officials, who generally think that anything this country does is all right, and that anybody who objects to it is ail wrong, say they don't blame the Chinese for wanting to settle their own quarrel to suit themselves, without outside interference. We wouldn't have stood it, when we were having a civil war if, say, the state department officials of some other country had sent a fighting fleet into New York harbor, to train guns on Manhattan Island, or talked about landing marines, to protect its nationals, during the draft riots. That kind of thing will do in a small muss, but in a full sized war, like the one in China, outside interference isn't international good form and the state department 13 free to admit- it. Protecting your nationals on the high sea, which belongs to everybody, is one thing, but the foreigner who's ashore in the midst of a war in somebody else's country, must expect to take his chances. That's the state department's view of the situation in principle. In practice, the state department's problem isn't so simple. It has public opinion to reckon with. Suppose, before the United States entered the World war, .some Americans in Paris had been killed' by a shot from Germany's 73-mile gun or some American residents of London had had their Folk Blaming Strike On Road Management CLEVELAND1. Feb. 19. (A P) Heads of the two railroad brotherhoods involved in the Western Maryland railroad strike enthusiastically acclaimed today the report on the subject published jointly by bodies reperesenting the Protestant. Catholic, and Jewish churches. engineers and D. B. Robertson. ! president of th Brotherhood of En. giuemen and Firemen, said that the churchmen constituted "a jury which had tried the case." and that he conclusions they found had strongly supported the general morality and social Justice of the union contentions. OX JOINT FIXD1XCS The statement dealt with the Joint findings of the research division of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, the Social Action either to give up the fruits of a life- jssid and so Ion.? as the railroad holds lime of servicv." the brotherhood's its present position. :t was added that e loeomo- ' statement said, "or to submit to ar- "there can be no pt-ace among the urer. filling the place caused by the death a few months ago of Miss Ina B. Little. E. G. Jessee is the superintendent. The Palmetto Mills company re-portsd steady volume of orders, as stated by the president. E. D. East-erb - and the plant in excellent condition. Mr. Easterby was re-elected president and Albert Dial, secretary and treasurer. J. A. Wix is superintendent. . bitrary control of their lives and work i men employed by r Department of the National Cath- insult to God-.- by their employer, in absolute viola tion of agreements of long standing There was no real choice. Submission to lawless, lmmort' force always means further submission with less power of resistence. The engineers and firemen refused to submit. They were locked out. New men were employed, and seniority rights, earned by the old employes through 20 and 30 years of service were transferred to the new employes. How could the ministers of the church view such a wrong to men as anything but an olic Welfare Conference and the So cial Justice Commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis! The church investigators had determined, tbe union officials said, that the troubles on the Western Maryland which began in October. 1923, really represented a "lockout" by the railroad of Its engine employes, which was followed up by a withdrawal of pensions when retired engineers failed to come back M. C. Biers, president of the rail road, was held to be the Chief antagonist by the brotherhood statement, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. the largest individual stockholder in the enterprise, who has been declared "out of sympathy with the road's labor policy," was urged to insist that its management change front President Byers was declared to be "out of step" with other railroad heads and the Western Maryland was said "to It was added that the pensioners whose income was ."topped during the 1 strike and since, had been restored to the payrolls as of January 10. 1927. This action, it was said.- indicated that "the injustice perpetrated upon, these old engineers has been fully recognized by President Byers," but that "some one higher In authority ordered such action or his conscience compelled the restitution Oi the money that had been forcefully withheld from thpm" Th;nk Identification Of Body Not Correct CTICA. N. Y.. Feb. 19. (AP) Possibility of a mistake in the Identification of the remains of Dr. George Hillegass. noted California surgeon and reported heir to a fortune, which was located in a pauper's eta VA In Tnrost Will rfmatw h ova Thursday, loomed today. houses wrecked in a Zeppelin raid. The state department couldn't con sistently have been blamed for hav. ing had no forces of troops in Paris and London 14 protect them. But suppose the Chinese should sack one of the big foreign settlements in their country and murder some Americans and this government hadn't had some cruisers and marines available to try, at least, to prevent !t. What a howl would go up! Wouldn't the state department get heck! Tou know it. So does the state department. The stale department takes precautions because it has to, no matter what it may believe In principle. It's to be borne in mind that tha leaders of China's .warring factions have promised to tako good care of foreign lives and property. They refuse to neutralize any for-eign zones, but they do say the foreigners in them needn't worry. I The republicans announced this policy when the revolution first broke out in China, around 1911-12. This wasn't any Boxer uprising, they stated. The Boxers were a lot of ignorant fanatics. They (the republicans) were enlightened lib. erty lovers and their leaders, at any rate, were largely men of western education as civilized as anybody. So the republicans said. And they made good. From a good bit of personal experience in their fighting areas about the year 1912. I will state that they were more considerate of foreigners than somo of the World war leaders a few years later. It's a policy that has been stuck to ever since. There may have been a little rough work by Irresponsible bandits tnd hoodlums, but not by the regularly enrolled military forces. So when the Chinese pledge their word not to mistreat foreigners, they've given proofs that It's a promise not to be sneezed at. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (AP) The attention th:;t some members of Congress pay to tiie actions of state legislatures was reflected yesterday iu a debate in the House. A request by Representative Ful-iiir nemocrat. South Carolina, to print in the Congressional Record a resolution or tnat state s ucucrai ao-sernblv Was objected to by Representative Underbill, Republican, Massachusetts. , -' When Fulmer Insisted, the Massachusetts member said he usually put resolutions deceived by him in the waste basket, adding that space in the back of the record Is reserved to acknowledgement of receipt of petitions and memorials. Representative Burtness, Republican, North Dakota, then made a similar request. m "1 assume the gentleman from Massachusetts being on his feet," he said "desires to object to this also. I want to ask Him if he wants to take the position here of denying a sovereign people of our respective states from using the right granted to. them by the constitution to petition congress." Underhill replied that he had been chairman of the federal relations committee in the Massachusetts legislature for three years and during that time the legislature "never sent a petition to congress because they knew, how much effect it bad on congress or how little effect." He then objected, but Fulmer later took the floor and read his state's resolution into the record. Both resolutions urged passage of the farm relief legislation. Trapped 23 Days, Shoat Is Released -LAURENS, Feb. 19 (Special) Trapped by "and pinioned under an old-fashioned log feed trough for 23 days was the recent experience o an 80-pound Duroc-Jersey pig belonging to Ben Hunter, well known farmer of the Ora section of Laurens county. Tha young hog had been missing more than three weeks and search had been made over the entire country-side and advertisements posted and printed describing the lost pig. all without result, Monday of this week, while looking for a hen's nest, a young son of Mr. Hunter discovered the pig under the old trough, still alive and able to grunt feebly. The shoat was released and although unable to walk f er a day, it is now recovering. Child Has Horseshoe Nail In Her Stomach CHESTER, Feb. 19. (Special) With a horse shoe nail in her stomach. Mary Elizabeth, three, MMirMvr of Mr. and ' Mrs. Durham a.- -Cauthen, of Richburg, is at the Pryor Memorial hospital. An X-ray photograph of the abdomen shows that the- nail is pointing-;aown ward. The. child is suffering no pain, and doctors will trait 24 hours from the time that the child swallowed the nail before deciding whether an operation will be performed. Near-Epidemic Of Student Suicide Is Apparently Developing Over Country NEW YORK, Feb. 19. (AP) Three young men students died by their own hand in different parts of the country yesterday and the suicide toll of youthful lives since the first of the year rose to 11. Of thpse who met death yesterday one gave no reason for his act, one ' wrote "to die will be a glorious adventure" and the third, "I am doing the deed that will, after my funeral, lighten the family's expense. Thomas O'Donnell, Jr., 18 student at the Hempstead, N. T., high school standing on the stage where. 36 hours before he had played the lead- in the school play, he shot himself with a small revolver he had flourished as "the hero," "Tou and Marion have needed clothes," he wrote his mother asking her to give his ring to "Helen," a school girl chum, "because she will cherish it." The note named the friends he wished to be his pall bearers and the hymn he wished sung at the funeral. Another high school student yesterday embarked on "adventure" after writing a long letter which told of his dreams of becoming a playwright. The boy was George W. Cannon, Jr., 14, of Davenport Iowa. Like Howard Fisher, 23, a college student of Sioux City; he chose to die by gas. GAME FARM FOR STATE IS SOUGHT Preservation Of Quail State Is Plan Of Detroit Man In COLUMBIA, Feb. 19. (Special) Seeking the preservation of quail in South Carolina, Emory W. Clark, of Detroit, Mich., recent purchaser of "Jtillford," old home of the Manning family, in Sumter county, plans the establishment of a state game farm, for the raising and distribution of partridges in South Carolina, according to announcement today by A. A. Richardson, of Columbia, chief state game warden. Mr. Clark has made an offer to the game department to finance, along with some associates, the construction and maintenance of the game farm. He advises that he would operate a farm similar to one now in operation In Vir ginia, which distributed during iz6 more tnan 4,000 quail throughout the state of Virginia. Due to the increase Of hunting and hunters, quail is in danger of beepming extinct in South Carolina unless some methods are adopted for preservation and breeding, Mr. Richardson says. In Virginia the plan used is for th6 farm to distribute -quail in sections where the-birds have been almost killed off, and where protection for young birds is provided by the state game department Miss Kate Wofford , To Attend Meeting LAURENS, Feb. 19. (Special) Mies Kate V. Wofford, Laurens county superintendent of education, will attend tbe annual sessions of the National Education association which meets next- week at Dallas, Texas. Miss Wofford is a member of three committees of the association, v At New Orleans Miss Wofford will ! visit her brother, Gus Wofford, for a aay, ana sue plans to spend a short time in Austin with her uncle, Dr. G. W. Cunningham, head of the department of philosophy in the, University of Texas. I VOLUNTEER UNION MEETS AT LANDER R. W. Chaplin, Jr., Of Fur-man, Is President Of Organization GREENWOOD, Feb. 1. (Special) The opening session of the 17th annual conference of the Student Volunteer Union of South Carolina was held at Lander college tonight with approximately 150 delegates in attendance -from Columbia Bible school. University of South Carolina, Columbia college, Coker, Converse, Winthrop, Lander, Clem-son. Wofford, Presbyterian college, Greenville Womans college, Limestone, Anderson, and Citadel. Fur-man university will send 15- delegates tomorrow. The program tonight consisted of a. song service and an address by Dr. W. J. Young, of Emory University. Three sessions w-ill be held tomorrow and Sunday, the confep;nce closing Sunday night. The students who compose the union are candidates for missionary service in the home or foreign field. Officers of the union are R". W. Chaplin, Jr., Furman, president; Pauline Willis, Lander, vice presi dent; Richard Alvereze, Furman. secretary-treasurer; Xorine Brock. Belton, Alumni secretary; Allene Splvey, Conway, editor Palmetto volunteer; Lygia Boucher, Winthrop-secretary of medical examinations; Viola Fogle, Anderson, chairman poster exhibit committee; Harr. Bryan, Columbia Theological semin ary, general council member; Hazel Epps. Lander, conference rcgistrate. Tax All Fruit Jars, McGowan's Advice COLUMBIA, Feb. 19. (Special) A plan- for solving the state's taxation problems', in total is proposed by Samuel SIcGowan, former, chief commissioner of the state highway department, who Is a visitor in Columbia. "Place a tax on fruit Jars," Mr. McGowan said; "don't mention the contents; merely tax the lars. There .will be plenty of mousy.". A 1ST TP M "Come And Let Us Reason Together" WHILE Greenville real estate for the past two years has moved rather slow, due largely to crop conditions, there is every indication that the turning point is behind us. And instead of a buyers' market, as has been the case, many people will soon be trying to buy the real estate that they have been treating with more or less indifference. The logic of the matter is this, as you will agree: That a progressive city like Greenville is simply bound to grow; and growth means enhancement in value, especially of permanently improved, close-in property. Certainly the time to buy is when the other fellow wants to sell. That condition still exists, but not to as great an extent as before and our prediction is that you will soon see considerable activity which will create the higher prices that really should exist now, Judging by the inquiries and sales that have been made in past six weeks, homeseekers are beginning to realize the unusual desirability of Alta Vista. Seven lots have been sold in Alta Vista in this six weeks and plans for several homes are being perfected by architects. At this rate, lots in Alta Vista will become scarce in just a few months. Comparison of Alta Vista with other residential sections is bringing about the realization that Alta Vista is the HOMESITE IDEAL. It 13 interesting to study it from every angle as a Homesite and its desirability increases with your serious consideration. A FEW of its advantages are these: Its location, high above the city, far removed from smoke and dust. Affording a beautiful view of mountains and surrounding country and yet surrounded on every side by homes of culture an established, highly desirable community. Near new city park, schools and churches. Accessibility One of the greatest joys of home ownership consists of driving your visitors through a prominent street to your home and Crescent Avenue, the most popular street in the city, is the main approach to your home in Alta Vista. Besides you have two other routes into the city, both of which are being improved, one of which comes through the new city park and will be a direct and beautiful drive, or an easy walk if you prefer it. The natural beauty of Alta Vista is exceptional; lots of every shape are available. If you want trees, you can have them wonderful trees too. In fact, every possible kind of lot may be found in Alta Vista. The rich chocolate soil which has been carefully nurtured for years will give rapid growth to gardens, lawns and shrubbery. To this natural beauty has been added improvements that are PERMANENT; the driveways are of concrete, as are the nice, wide smooth sidewalks. City water, gas and sewer underlaid. And as Alta Vista is within the city limits you have all the benefits of the city, such as police protection, fire protection, garbage service, street cleaning and service of the sanitary department. All Prices Listed Below AFTON STREET $1200 to $1700 OLIVER STREET $1200 to $2400 McIVER STREET $2200 to $3550 FAIRVIEW STREET $3500 to $4500 CRESCENT AVENUE $3700 to $5400 BELMONT AVENUE $4615 to $6650 McDANIEL AVENUE $6400 to $6640 ALL LOTS CUT IN LIBERAL SIZE THERE are many other advantages of Alta Vista. We discover new ones almost every day ourselves. You'll discover many too, if you'll give Alta Vista the serious consideration it deserves. But the important thing we want to impress upon you Is : DON'T LET TIME steal from you the opportunity of getting the lot you want in Alta Vista. Years from now you are either going to be GLAD you have a home in Alta Vista or you are going to wish you had selected your lot when you had read this ad. Which? We will be glad to show-you Alta Vista without obligation on your part. S SELLING AGENTS ALTA-VISTA Jj MS M '

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