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TALK -OF- TODAY EDITORIAL HONESTY The driver of a coal wagon at Muncie found a purse which contained more than $1,000, one day this week. And, while many men would have pocketed the money and said nothing:, this laborer turned the purse and its contents over to his employer. The police were appealed to in an effort to find the owner of the money and other valuables. Of course, the owner will be found. No matter how wealthy an individual may be he cannot, lose a nocketbook cotaining a thousand, dollars or so without knowing it. As we read a little piece in 1 the paper about this case, yesterday, we thought of how many people we know who would have kept the money and said nothing. . i Ana we wondered if we Q would have reported it, if we had found the purse. For the temptation would have been great. The average person always is in need of money, and such an amount would come in handy. It would make a substantial payment on a little home. It would provide new clothing for the family and a supply of coal for the coming winter. It would buy a new car. It would send one of the children through a good many months of college. There reilly isn't any limit to the number of things that a thousand dollars would do. But it wouldn't be honest to keep the money and use it. That's the way Ollie Secrist, the Muncie coal wagon driver, saw the thing. So he went about trying to find the owner. "T wouldn't Vi!nV rf ing it because I wasn't brought up that way," said , Ollie Secrist. "It's too much money for anyone to' lose and . it doesn't belong to me just because I found it." And in those few words there is expressed more truth than is to be found in many books.- Too often we follow the doctrine of "finder's keeper" gi, in these modern days. We fail w to think of the other fellow, ..seeing only the advantage which the finding of a valuable article gives to us. The loser may suffer poverty and even disgrace because of his loss. But we seldom stop to think of that. Our discovery means luxury and pleasure to us, which is all that matters. - In the face of that sort of a view, it is refreshing to hear the story of Ollie Secrist. It is encouraging to. know that there are honest men left in the world. It did usa good when we read the little piece that came over the wires 'from Muncie. N And we don't feel that we're placing a premium on honesty, or anything like that. We believe that It is just and right that this little story should have been sent out and that we should write this piece about Ollie Secrist. For when a man does something that is honest and big and worthwhile, is it not proper that the world should know about it? Otherwise, the value of the fine example is lost. jj And we believe that every good example should he used to the very best advantage.' WAR VETERAN DIES (By The Associated Press) BEDFORD, Ind., Aug. 16. Emery Hendrlckson, 61, Spanish war veteran and prominent citizen of Wil liams, near here died today from a stroke of paralysis. STUDENT HURT ANDERSON. Ind., Aug. 16. Versa! Collins, of this city, a student of Indian n university, was in a serious condition tonight as a result of an automobile accident He suffered a concussion of the brain and intern-al Injuries. INDIANA '31 Local thunder. ft showers Friday W and Friday night, v cooler Friday In v north central nor. ... r - tions; Saturday mostly fair, cooler jn east and south portions. OHIO Partly cloudy; slightly warmer in southeast portion Fri day followed by showers Friday night; Saturday tnottly air. Maximum 86 Minimum 63 Noon 82 Midnight 85 Sun sets today ....6:36 Sun rises tomorrow 4:52 Forecast for Richmond and vicinity Friday cloudy, with possible thundershowers Friday night. Sat Jird?x rnctfi. fair, fcsuibly. toojeb WEATHER TO ASSOCIATED PRESS Full elgbt tour leased wire report received each night covering the world and itatt newi and complete market report. HUNT SWINGS TO LEAD IN OHIO'S SENATOR CONTEST New Error in Count, Discovered in Allen County, Benefits Cincinnatian OFFICIAL COUNT NEEDED Locher Declares He Has Won Nomination; Vote to be" Checked Carefully (By The Associated Press) COLUMBUS, O., Aug. 16. Graham P. Hunt of Cincinnati tonight swung back into the lead over Senator Cyrus Locher of Cleveland. for the Democratic short term senatorial nomination on the basis of a second mistake discovered today by county election boards in figures previously reported. The Allen county election board tonight announced an oflclal count of ' Hunt, 1,067, Locher, 1,989, as against an official total reported yesterday of 847 for Hunt and 1,990 for Locher. On the basis of the new unofficial totals, Hunt now leads his opponent by 445 votes, the revised total being Hunt, 93,469; Locher, 92,949. COLUMBUS, 0, Aug. 16. Whether Senator Cyrua Locher, Cleveland an avowed dry, or Graham P. Hunt, Cincinnati liberal, has been nominated by Ohio Democrats as the candidate for the short term seat in the United States senate will have to be determined by the official count of the vote cast at last Tuesday's primary. Hunt, who had been Indicated as the winner by ad approximate majority of more than 10,000 votes on almost complete unofficial returns tabulated by The Associated Press, saw that lead virtually wiped out today when election officials in Cuyahoga county (Cleveland) discovered an error of 10,000 in Hunt's vote, whereby he had been credited with that many votes more than he ac tually received. The discovery of that error and the tabulation of the remaining precincts which had not yet reported threw Locher in the lead by a bare 76 votes. Senator Locher tonight issued a statement declaring he has won the nomination and that further check on the Cuyahoga county vote as well as the vote in seven other coun ties will increase his majority and assure him victory. The corrected Cuyahoga county vot& still shows Hunt carrying the county over Locher by more than 3,000 votes, but the senator says he has information from private sources indicating that majority will be ab sorbed and that the correct vote in his home county' will show he carried it over Hunt. The Locher-Hunt race developed into the closest contest of the primary which was noted for the evenness of strength of many candidates. The complete unofficial returns gave Locher a total of 93,025 votes to 92,949 for Hunt. The error in the Cuyahoga county vote was discovered by the election officials today during a recheck after Senator Locher's headquarters here, last night, had challenged the correctness of the county vote declaring that there was a mistake of at least 10,000 votes. The recheck revealed an error of exactly that many votes. The Locher-Hunt vote in Cuyahoga county as originally announced by the county, election officials gave Hunt 26,224 and Locher 12,989. The corrected vote gave Hunt only 16,224. If Locher's prediction that he has won the nomination is substantiated by the official county the Ohio Anti-Saloon League will have made a complete sweep of the gubernatorial and senatorial contests on both tickets. For Locher carried the league endorsement as did Congressman Theodore E. Burton of Cleveland, who won the Republican nomination for the short term in the senate. Myers Y. Cooper, of Cincinnati, Republican, and Congressman Martin L. Davy of Kent, Democrat, who received the gubernatorial nominations also were endorsed by the league. Should the official vote nominate Hunt his victory will mean the dry organization's only defeat in major contests. Hunt campaigned as a liberal wet, pledging support to Governor Al Smith and advocating modification of the Volstead act. Despite the league's success at the polls the pre primary dispute which arose within its ranks over the exclusive endorsement of Cooper over Congressman James T. Begg of Sandusky, seemed likely to continue tonight PASSENGERS LANDED SAFELY WHEN VESSEL GROUNDS, SAYS CAPTAIN SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16. All of the 95 passengers were safely removed today from the liner Ecuador which grounded early this morning off Cape Can Lazarus on the Mex ican coast a message received here from tie captain of tha vessel reported. In his message to the manager of the Panama Mall company, owners of the Ecuador, Captain T. L. Oakes, her muter said: "AH 85 passengeri safely removed by the Mexican states line steamer Sinaloa. Expect float Ecuador at midnight Ecuador will proceed to Mazatlan and take on ' passengers again and continue voyage to New York. Ship resting easily on San Spit, not taking any water, everything on board all right" - CLAW HE5"BANKRrPT' t The Awortae4 Tree"! INDIANAPOLIS, Aur. 16. Willis B. Dye, of KoVomo, filed a bankruptcy petition tn Federal court here today as an Individual and as surviving partner of the firm, Thomas J. Dye tc Son. No list of Meets and lia- feUitts Kel in tfaa ttUUaa. THE 52nd YEAR No. 197 Here's A Snake Story (By The Associated Tress) VEEDERSBURG, Ind., Aug. 16. Ezeklel Tlmmones, an employee at a local brick company, yesterday killed a large spreading viper snake and upon cutting it open found 61 baby snakes. The snake was almost five inches about the body and nearly four feet long. MAYOR HAMPTON CUTIN CRASH Car Turns Over Three Times in Collision Near Ander- , son (By The Associated Press) ANDERSON, Ind., Aug. 16. John C. Hampton, mayor of Muncie, es caped serious injury near here tonight when his automobile left the road and turned over three times after- colliding with another ma chine. W. H. Redd, driver of the other machine, also escaped serious injury, both men receiving only cuts and bruises. The accident occurred at an inter section about five miles east of An derson. Hampton's machine turned over three times into a field, landing right side up. An ambulance was sent to the scene from here and the hurts of both men were treated. The ambulance took Hampton on to Muncie, for which place he was heading when the accident occurred. HOOVER STARTS LONG JOURNEY Leaves Palo Alto Home for Trip Back to Washington, D. C. (By The Associated Press) STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Calif., Aug. 16. With the echoes of the event for which he came west fast dying away, Herbert Hoover tonight bade his Palo Alto neighbors good bye and turned eastward to launch his active campaign for the presidency. As the last reminders of his acceptance speech came In the form of oommendatorytelegrams and let ters, the candidate completed work on the address he will make next week at his birthplace in West Branch, la, l This speech will make his first detailed discussion of some of the issues touched upon in his acceptance addrejs and definitely will launch his drive upon the political ramparts surrounding the White House. . As he turned his back upon his San Juan Hill home the Republican candidate awaited friendly receptions that have been arranged for him in several southern California cities and in his native state. He will make seven stops before his train passes over the eastern California border Into Arizona and at Los Angeles will leave the train to make a brief address in which he is . expected to discuss the Boulder Canyon power, flood control and irrigation project. - ' ' His first pause In the long transcontinental journey was at San Jose tonight at 10:20 o'clock. After five minutes there, the train was scheduled to make no further stop until its arrival in Santa Barbara at 8 a. m. tomorrow. . There the party will leave the train for a drive about the city and a visit to the historic missions in that vicinity. A 10 minute stop will be made at Glendale, near Los Angeles, after which the candidate will travel into the city where Mayor Cryer of Los Angeles, will welcome him at the city hall. After a brief talk, Hoover will motor to Long Beach where he will be greeted by fellow lowans before entraing again, j The candidate will leave Los Angeles at 6:30 o'clock and will stop for 10 minutes in both Pasadena and San Bernardino before passing from the midst of his California well I wishers. Among the members of his immediate party making the eastward journey were Mrs. Hoover, Allan Hoover, son of the candidate, George Barr Baker, of New York, George Akerson, secretary to Hoover, and Thomas T. C. Gregory, an intimate friend of the nominee, who will leave the train at Los Angeles. Upon his arrival in Washington on August 24, Hoover will map out his campaign for the succeeding two or three weeks and will arrange for (Continued On Page Two) Freshman Week Plans At Earlham Announced The fourth 'annual Freshman week at Earlham college will begin Thursday, September 13, when the freshmen and the Freshman week staff will arrive at college. Earlham has the distinction of being the first college or university in Indiana to adopt the plan of having a week set aside before the official opening cf school, during which time the faculty and a number of old students give exclusive attention to getting the freshman well started in his career. The plan was originated about six years ago at the University of Maine, and during the following year a cumber of large universities took up the plan, among them the University of Chicago. Two years after the initial trial at Maine it was adopted at Earlham. and authorities of the college found it so helpful that the plan has been usd each year since that time. The staff is composed of about 40 RICHMOND ITEM RICHMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY MORNING, 1,600 MILE LAP NEXT FOR FLYERS BOUND TO SWEDEN Reach Cochrane, Ontario Safety in Monoplane Greater Rockford in NEXT HOP DUE TODAY Ontario Citizens Cheer as Craft Comes to Stop In Perfect Shape (By The Associated Press) ROCKFORD, 111., Aug. 16. The Rockford Morning Star tonight received a telegram from Bert Hassell, pilot of the monoplane Greater Rockford, stating that If he failed to receive more . complete and favorable weather reports he would delay his expected hop off from Cochrane, Ont Hassell reached Cochrane late today and had planned to start the second leg of his proposed flight to Stockholm, Sweden, at dawn tomorrow. COCHRANeT Ont., Aug. 16. The monoplane Greater Rockford, flying from Rockford, 111., to Stockholm, Sweden, finished the first leg of its journey at this northern Ontario town at 2:40 o'clock this afternoon, eastern standard time, making the 800 mile hop from the American city in seven hours. Favored by fine weather. Bert Hassell and his copilot, Parker Cramer, brought the ship to a perfect landing on an Improvised runway. If the weather continues good they plan to take off at dawn tomorrow on the next lap, a flight of about 1,-600 miles to Mt. Evans, Greenland. One other intermediate hop, from Mt Evans to Reiykjavik, Iceland, is on tneir itinerary. They hope to make Stockholm from Reiykjavik in a final jump. For hours the population of Coch rane had awaited the arrival of the Greater Rockford. As the sister ship of the Pride of Detroit in which William Brock and Edward F. Schlee flew the Atlantic a year ago, came in signt out or the southwest the crowd cheered lustily. The plane circled the town before landing. nasseii and Cramer lost no time. once they had acknowledged Coch- rane V enthusiastic reception, in be ginning preparations for the next lap of their hazardous trip. wnue curious Bystanders looked op, the flyers went over their shin with minute care, testing the motors and examining the home made run way from which they hope to hop off at dawn tomorrow.. In the seven hours they had been in the air they had been sighted but once after they ,'tift ' northern Wis consin, out thlr radio messages had told the world that Hassell was holding to his course over Michigan and Ontario. Both men were gratified at the success of their first hop and eager to embark on the 1,600 mile hon to Greenland. Their greatest concern, tney indicated, was for the last lap, between Iceland and Sweden, which will take them over a wide stretch fo open sea, . The aviators said the first 300 miles of their flight were favored by ideal weather, but that for the last 300 miles the course lay through the .edges of storms. A thunder- istcrm, when they arrived here, did not mterrere with their landing. They expected to take off early tomorrow if gasoline on the way from Rockford Is delivered tonight. Both Hassell and Cramer said their flight, if successful, would es- taDUsh that, the northern air route is the safest trans-Atlantic course. ROCKFORD, 111., Aug. 16. The people of Rockford today postponed their business activities until after 1:30 o'clock when .the Associated Press dispatch from Cochrane, On tario, announced the landing of the "Greater Rockford" bound for Stockholm, Sweden. Great crowds watched the newspaper bulletin boards and the local telephone office reported one of the busiest mornings in its history, due to Inquiries con cerning the progress of the flight Following receipt of the Associat ed Press news that the plane had landed, the crowds deserted the bul letin boards until tomorrow. Mrs. Hassell received a telegram from her husband shortly after his arrival in Cochrane in which he commented on the successful trip and the enthusiastic welcome at Cochrane. . INSULL OFFERING READY CHICAGO, Aug. 16. Following the sale of $30,000,000 of the Middle West Utilities company notes last week, a second large offering of one of the insull companies makes its appearance tomorrow. The new offering, $20,000,000 commonwealth subsidiary corporation five and one half per cent gold debentures, matures September 1, 1948 and is offered at 97, yielding 5.75 per cent Halsey, Stuart & Company heads a syndicate of Chicago banks and trust companies that are handling the issue. vited at the close of school in June to return and help welcome the incoming freshman class. The students selected were in most cages the outstanding members of their classes or officers of campus organizations. The entire staff has been divided into two sections,- and these in turn art divided into smaller committees. The social committee has as Its faculty advisers, Mrs. Clyde Milner, dean of women; Miss Ruby Davis, Miss Clara Comstock, director of women's athletics, and Clyde Caldwell. The other group is known as the reception committee and has as advisers, Clyde Milner, dean of men; Miss Florence Long, resident dean of women, and Roger Hickman, resident dean of men. Members of the reception committee have been carrying on correspondence with the freshmen during ( the summer, welcoming them to I Earlham. and gmr.r them an oppor- Admiral To Retire; Service Wa Notable (By Ths Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Aug. 16.-A little grey bearded man whose kindly eyes bave viewed the waters of every sea during 47 yean of distinguished naval service, marked by many notable achievements, has struck bis colors to age. Rear Admiral Edward Walter E be lie, who has been the friend and counsellor of rulers of nations and the humble blue jacket alike, tomorrow attains 64 years of age and retirement from the navy. A recounting of his career that began when he entered the naval academy at 17 years until he became chairman of the navy general board and ranking officer after holding the highest commands, is a review of the many developments of the modern navy from sail to steam in each of which he took an important part In his early career Admiral Eberle mapped unknown waters of the. Bering sea and the Straits of Magellan and participated in the battle of Santiago in the Spanish-American war after he had been aboard the battleship Oregon on its historic run around Cape Horn. - He was active in the Philippine insurrection as chief of staff, commanded the battleship Washington at Vera Cruz, and, Bettled the revolts and established governments in Haiti and Santo Domingo. During the World war he developed thousands of young officers for the great fleets while superintendent of the naval academy and later became chief of naval operations, the highest command in the navy. PHONE COMPANY DEAL COMPLETE Goodrich Interests Acquire Three Preble County Properties (Hy The Associated Press) EATON, O., Aug. 16. Three telephone companies in Preble county today passed from local ownership into control of the Goodrich interests of Indiana, headed by M. F. and E. S. Goodrich, Indianapolis. Embraced In the sale were the Eaton, Camden and New Paris companies. The new owners took over controlling Btock in the three companies at a figure approximately double its par value. It is understood some stock in each is held by old stockholders. George W. Mannix, Greenville, O., has been named president of the newly acquired companies. Webster Friends Will Resume Church Meeting WEBSTER. Ind.. Auir. lfi At the meetine of Fripnrla of the, Weh.tor meeting held Thursday at the church it was decided to resume Sunday school activities and to attempt at WINDOW DISPLAY TO BE MATURED Night Before Dollar Day to be Notable Time for Bargain Hunters Further deuuia uf the plans for Richmond's annual midsummer Dollar Day were announced by the committees Thursday. Decision has been made for a uniform opening and closing hours and local business bouses will open tbelr doors at 8 o'clock on the morning of the big day. The closing hour has been set at 5 p. m. Much interest has been aroused by the announcement that the capital gift to be presented by the local merchants is a beautiful new Ford Tudor sedan. The car is fully equipped with spare tire, bumpers and all the other standard equipment that goes with the new Ford. And the eift also in- eludes the usual service that is given with a new car. One of the new features that Is beimr arranged Is the Dollar nv headquarters which will be established for the day. To this office will go merchants who need additional tickets, shonners whn Iihvb matters which they wish to take up with the association, and all other details that need the advice or co operation of the association. It was stressed Thursday by members of the committees in charge of the big bargain event, that all values and bargains to be offered on Dollar Day are being certified and that every effort Is being made to insure a real bargain event for the public of this entire community. It was intimated yesterday that the date for the event will be announced within the next few days. The night before Dollar Day has been designated as window display night and all merchants are expected to take advantage of the opportunity to arrange special displays that will Le of interest to the public. Judging from the interest that already has been shown in the event, members of the committees predicted yesterday that the forthcoming Dollar Day will be one of the outstanding events of the kind ever held here. In addition to the new Ford, there will be gifts of merchandise bonds totalling $150. They may be used in exchange for merchandise at any of the cooperating business houses. DEATH INVESTIGATED LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 16. Local authorities investigated today the death of William Hoock, 74, in mate of the eld people's home here, who was killed yesterday when he fell from a truck near Wolcott Hoock had been given a "lift" by a truck driver and fell from the driver's seat when the car turned a tlVJt dim ia b!twa& AUGUST 17, 1928 HEAR CATCALLS AS RELIGION IS MADE AN ISSUE Turmoil Develops at Virginia Institute Over Smith as Catholic CITIZENSjN SQUABBLE Editor;, Scientists Engaged in Heated Debate; Bigotry Charged Ittv The AMdntr4 Press) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. , 16. A distinguished audience of political scientists, editors and public officials at the University of Virginia's Institute of Public Affairs today gave way to booes, catcalls and shouts during a heated debate on the religious issue in politics. The staid forum of the Institute was converted into a turmoil when Rev. Albert C. DIeffenbach, of Bos ton, editor of the Christian Register and a prominent Unitarian minister declared that a Roman Catholic should not be elected President of the United States and that the voters should face the Issue squarely instead of hiding behind a prohibition controversy. No sooner had he finished his ad dress when John Stewart . Byran, publisher of the Richmond News Leader, jumped to his feet and de clared that he was going to vote for Governor Alfred E. Smith, the Democratic presidential nominee, ' "to show that this country Is big enough not to be dictated to by bigotry." Dr. DIeffenbach In his address charged that the press of the coun try was throwing out a smoke screen on the campaign. He said that Governor Smith as "a devout Roman Catholic" was "obedient to the doctrine" of that church which "has never relented by a syllable its absolute claim to primacy over the state." Byran was followed by half a doz en others who clamored lor recognition and Victor Rosewater of Philadelphia, chairman of the meeting had to limit each speaker to only a few minutes. Finally because of the turmoil he closed the debate on the issue. Professor John H. Latane, of Johns Hopkins university, declared that the defeat of Smith in the south would mean the "triumph of intolerance and hypocrisy." 'Jesuits In their palmiest days," he added, "never had the hold on medi eval governments as our political parsons have obtained in the past (Continued On Page Two) least part time preaching services this fall. The congregation numbers approximately 40 members and about 30 of them were at the Thursday session. No church services have been held by the Friends here since September 1927 at which time the Rev. C. M. Pearson left the church to go to Richmond for a charge. Miss Helen L Hunt was elected superintendent of the Sunday school which will begin Sunday morning, August 19, at 9:30 o'clock. Other officers elected were, Harry Jay, assist ant superintendent; Mrs. Marie Moore, secretary-treasurer; Mia. Juanita Peery, assistant secretary; Elwood Davenport, teacher of the adult class; Mrs. Mary Palmer, teacher of the young people's and younger married people's class; Emma Cul-bertson, primary teacher; Mrs. Jennie Borton, chairman of the flower committee. The young people's and married folks' class are combined to begin with but will be divided later, it is announced. Sunday the classes will meet and three weeks from that day will elect officers and organize. Mary Palmer, clerk of the Webster Friends, presided at the meeting today. An all day meeting of the congregation was held on the church grounds Thursday with both men and women working to clean up the church building and the yard. Everything was put into first class condi tion for the Sunday services. A bas ket dinner was served at noon. RED MEN PLAN ANNUAL PICNIC Event Will be Staged Sunday, All Da, at Cambridge City Park All tribes of Red Men from eastern Indiana will hold an all day picnic at the Cambridge City park at Cambridge City, Sunday, August 19. This is an annual affair of the Henry county and Eastern Indiana Red Men's association. A basket dinner will be served at the noon hour and a well planned program, consisting of ' games, speeches and music, is being arranged. A band from Anderson, Ind., will furnish jnusic for the picnic. This association Includes tribes from Cambridge City, Knightstown, Newcastle, New Lisbon, Sulphur Springs, Middletown, Cadiz, Me-chanicsburg, and Richmond. All members, their families and friends are Invited to attend. Each family is asked to bring a well filled picnic basket. KILLED IX CRASH f r.v The AssorlnrH Press) ST. LOUIS, Aug. 16. Sidney Rob-nett, 15, was killed and Alfred J. Kuechenmeister, 25, a student pilot and Delbert Flanders. 19, another passenger were critically injured late today when a biplane piloted by Kuechenmeister crashed from a height of 400 feet and was wrecked on a farm near Lambert St Louis field. O. E. Scott, manager cf the field, who saw the accident, said it was due to the pilot's atempt to make too steep an ascent This caused the THREE CENTS 10 DEATHS STORM TOLL THROUGHOUT STATES IN SOUTH Hoover Praised (Br The. Associated Press) GLENCOE, Iowa, Aug. 18. Herbert Hoover was described as a real friend of the farmer and as a master mind capable of solving agriculture's problems by Senator S. W. Brookhart today as northwest Iowa's "million dollar" wheat harvest festival opened here. Senator Brookhart also called George N. Peek, chairman of the committee of 22, the "arch foe of agriculture." The senator charged that Peek Is a professional job seeker, that he never had the interests of the farmer at heart and that he attempted to disrupt the Kansas City convention to bring about the nomination of Vice President Dawes. BANK CASHIER ENDS OWN LIFE Body Found in River; Charges of Financing Rum Runner Blamed (By The Associated Press) GOSHEN, Ind., Aug. 16. Harry Beck, aged about 45, cashier of the Millersville State bank at Mlllers-ville, near here, ended his life this afternoon by drowning himself in the Elkhart river. . Letters which he sent to officials of the bank and to relatives gave directions as to where his body might be found. According to advices from Millersville, the letters indicated that a shortage might be found In Beck's accounts due to a loan he had made and that he could not collect. However, directors of the Millersville bank at a meeting tonight, denied that the letters from Beck made any mention of a shortage. Beck's accounts will be checked over tomorrow, the directors said. Beck's suicide followed the apprehension near Noblesville today of Roy Sample who Is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Sample was brought here and said he had obtained a loan of $2,700 from Beck to finance a liquor running business. SMITH TO REPLY TO WHITE, WORD Charges of Editor to Bring Comeback From Dem? ocrat Nominee ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 16. Governor Smith has decided to reply to William Allen White's charges that as an assemblyman he favored the 6aloon and allied interests. Fortified by an exhaustive review of his own legislative record, the Democratic nominee for President is preparing an answer, but dons not know just when he will make it public. A denial, cabled from Europe by the Kansas editor, that he had "retracted" any of his accusations, put a new light on the situation, in Governor Smith's opinion, and has served to hold up his rejoinder. For several weeks the nominee has been going over legislative records, some of them nearly 25 years old, to check up in detail on his votes on social legislative proposals. There had been some indications that he might not reply, but today he definitely disclosed an intention to do so. In announcing this plan of action, the governor at a conference with newspapermen mentioned the Republican national committee as having made public White's cablegram. It was designed to correct what the editor regarded as an erroneous impression that he had retracted charges relating to Smith's stand on gambling and commercialized vice. Whether the presidential nominee In his counter blast also will take cognizance of other attacks on bis public record, such as those made by Dr. John Roach Stratton of New York, lias not been disclosed. In view of the fact that there now seems little likelihood that the proposed debate between Smith and the Baptist clergyman will come off, some of the governor's advisers have urged him to Increase the scope of his reply to White to embrace Dr. Straton and other critics, but he has given no inkling of his Intentions Governor Smith is shaping up his rejoinder between conferences with party leaders at the executive mansion where overnight he had as his guest Senator George of Georgia, himself a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination at Houston. It was to be his third meeting with a southern dry in as many days. Senator Glass of Virginia having called on the nominee Tuesday, and Jo-sephus Daniels having arrived late yesterday for an overnight visit. Still another senator, Walsh of Montana, who prosecuted the senate oil inquiries, is due for a visit to the executive mansion tomorrow. Like his two senatorial colleagues he is a pronounced dry. In chats, with his visitors, the presidential nominee is canvassing the political situation, preparatory to the launching of his campaign with the delivery of his acceptance speech here next Wednesday evening. That address already has been completed and printed copies bar placed In the hands of the press associations for distribution to newspapers of the country. BAMBERGER NOMINATED Br The Attmtr4 Pr-se) i OGDEN. Utah. Aug. 18 Ernest j Bamberger of Salt Lake City, was nominated for United States senator at the state Republican nominating convention here this afternoon. Mr. ! Bamberger is a former national Fe- , NET PAID CIRCULATION Daily Over.. 15,700 Sunday Over 16,600 MEMBER A. t. C. Two Killed During Tornado Which Swept Ashley Heights, N. C. FLOOD MENACE GROWS Great Dam at Lake Lure Threatens to Let go Mo mentarily, Report v (Bv The Associated Press) ABERDEEN, N. C, Aug 16. Two persons were killed and a score or more injured by a tornado that swept over Ashley Heights near here early today. An unidentified peach picker was killed outright and John W. Jones died of injuries. The storm wrecked several buildings and residences. ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 18. After .wreaking destruction in the foothills, floods from the latest tropical storm' swirled toward the sea tonight in swollen rivers cf Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, and added hourly to the huge damage toll A dozen cities and towns still were virtually isolated and unofficial estimates of the damage to property and crops, highways and railroads ran into the millions. Then deaths have resulted and a score have been injured. The most acute situation appeared tonight near Lake Lure, N. C, where a dam across the lake of that name was reported leaking badly from the pressure of flood waters behind it. The dam is 100 feet high and backs up millions of gallons of water which would be loosed into the broad river should the structure give way. A crew of men was laboring feverishly to save it. Nearly half of the state of Georgia was affected, with one county, Wilkinson, entirely isolated because of washed out highways and railways. Asheville, N. C, had no service and only limited traffic was moving from Macon to Thomasville, Ga., where, with the floods rapidly re ceding, no further damage was ex pected if rains cease. The trophical storm Itself, which swept up from the West Indies and hammered the west Florida coast before turning Inland, was dissipat ing over the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. The floods, unlike that which menaced the Lake Okeechobee region in southern Florida this week, are not spread over wide areas, but have wrought their damage as they raced through relatively narrow valleys lined with towns and farming communities and crossed by highways and railways. Milledgeville, Ga., on the Oconee river, saw the stream rise higher than ever before, and tear out bridges and railway fills so that transportation was paralyzed. The water'supply also was cut off. After inundating a section of East Macon last night the Ocmulgee river fell rapidly today but bore new menace to towns further down stream. The towns of Toomboro, Mclntyre and Irwinton county were isolated between the Oconee and Ocmulgee and their numerous tributaries. Pisgah Forest, N. C, a village of 300 persons, in Transylvania county was isolated, while water stood above the floors of homes in Ros-man, ten miles from Brevard, S. C. Dozens of towns and communities reported houses damaged or swept away by floods. Fears were expressed for the safety of inhabitants of Yancey county, South Carolina, wno reside in the path of raging torrents now pouring down the Cane and the North and South Toe rivers. Meanwhile, with danger of further flooding subsiding in the Lake Okeechobee district of Florida, ' Red Cross and health officials were giving careful attention to preventive measures against possible epidemics. ADMIRAL SEES COOLIDGE iKy The Asmclated Press) SUPERIOR, Wis., Aug. 16. Admiral Charles F. Hughes, chief of naval operations, brought to President Coolidge today,- information regarding the navy's Innumerable activities and gave the chief executive the benefit of his expert opinion on a variety of subjects connected with the naval establishment. Coming to the summer White House following an invitation from Mr. Coolidge, Admiral Hughes brough with him the latest advices regarding all questions connected with the fleet HISTORIAN DIES rBv The Assorlated Press) LONDON, Aug. 16. Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 90, noted British historian and former member of parliament, died today. One of his most noted works was a four volume history of the American Revolution. AUNT HET By ROBERT QUILLEN "I used to enjoy funerals, but I don't like to cry in public since I put on weight an' got so I sniffle." fiHf

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