Messenger-Inquirer from Owensboro, Kentucky on January 26, 1930 · 21
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Sunday, January 26, 1930
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V THE MESSENGER AND INQUIRER, OWENSBORO, KY., SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1930. PAGE SEVEN If H MILLION IS INVOLVED III H UK-NOTE FRAUD Leading. Personage Of Portugal Accused Duplication of Issue; Money Not Counterfeit. Lisbon, Jan. 25. Ringleaders of k what is perhaps the most audac ious attempts ever . made to debauch a nation's, currency are scheduled for trial in Lisbon early in March.'" The bulk of some J3,-000,000 of unauthorized Portuguese national bank-notes was circulated through the scheme, but the strangest part of the situation is that the notes were not - counterfeits, and the defendants- cannot be brought to trial for counterfeiting. These bank-notes, all of the 500 escudo denomination, were lithographed, numbered, and even water-marked by an English firm which for many years has counted the Bank of Portugal a valued client. In the present cause the firm was apparently led to be lieve it had received an authentic order. A civil case, brought by the bank against the English firm, is pending in London but it is not alleged that the firm was conscious of the part it played in a fraud. Authors of Scheme Two versatile and intelligent young Portuguese, Alva Reis and Jose Eandicra, together with two Hollanders named Marang- and Heinnes, are the alleged authors of the scheme, uncovered some 'three years ago. Antonio Handlers, a brother of Jose, and form-r Portuguese minister to Holland, ! i olan n defendant. Manv ner- J sons arc accused as accomplices, ; y and most of those involved have been in jail since the plot was disclosed. ; The plot started with the; establishment of the Bank of Angola and Metropole in Lisbon, for which : government permission was obtained. Investments in the bank were obtained from prominent citizens, who accepted membership on its board of directors. A iflne new building was constructed, and the bank did a large business ifrom its inception. Everybody 'connected with it appeared afflu-jent, and city and country estates, 'expensive automobiles and jew-iels were in conspicuous evidence. Investigation disclosed that duplicate note9 were in existence. The i Bank of Portugal recalled "the entire issue, exchanging the notes for another Issue. When this task Iwas completed it was found that there were, all told, some $5,000,-',000 w-orth of duplicates. All were apparently proper currency. ! Duplicate Notes Tf IVuM-i . rllepnvprprl that f) about all of the notes in the vaults llof the Bank of Angola and Me-Wtropole were duplicates of the 500 u t j . 4...,, a TUn escuao v aoco ua uaiua. joouc, bank was closed, every one connected . with it arrested, and all property, either of the bank or the individuals, confiscated. So strong 'did the state consider its case that jail confiscated' property was sold at auction. After everything tangible had been realized, the Bank of Portugal found it had sustained a net loss of $2,000,000. . According to the government, Reis obtained lithographed stationery of the Bank of Portugal, . wrote confidential letters to the lithographers in England, gave a plausible explanation of the duplicate issue, presented this order in person, and successfully persuaded the English firm that he was a efttsfldential agent of the bank. Elaborate details were-worked out for intercepting correspondence on the subject and for obtaining delivery of the notes. There is intense interest in the. coming trial because the defendants have declared that many high i officials and personages were ac-i complices. The Portuguese min-r -later of commerce was at one time jailed, but later released. Directors of the Bank of Portugal were questioned at great length, and a Minister to a South American re-- public was recalled. Among some 200 witnesses under subpoena are General Norton de Matos, former Minister to London and Prime Minister, two high army officers and two officials of the- Bank of Portugal. INSTALLMENT PLAN FAVORED IN PAYING FINES Continued from page One prosecutor under the law, but that this is being done in order to retire a debt of some $12,000 that the city now owes the library on collections of old fines. The library receives ." 50" per cent of all fines collected and the added 20 per cent is made to retire the old debt. While the city of Owensboro will not receive, any cash in, the collection of fines instituted in police court at the present time the com- Ijhissloner '. of public safety brings out the fact that under the "weekly installment" system of collection the fines will be paid, the old library debt retired and the city , will not be forced , to pay for the ! board and lodging of those fined, j which alone will mean a saving of H dollar a day on "board and keep" which it has to pay to the county jailer. The eel has two separate hearts. One beats 60 and the other 1G0 Ik.-'s a minute. BEAUTIFUL NEW ! CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO BE DEDICATED Continued from Page One Fellowship service will be held in which the community will be es pecially interested. Several pastors, representing the various denominations will take part in the service. Those taking part will be the Rev. Robert E. Humphreys of First Baptist church; Dr. E. E. Smith. Fourth Street Presbyterian; Dr. A. P. Lyon, Settle Memorial, Rev. Corwin C. Miller, Trinity Episcopal; and Rev. C. T. Rasche, of Zion Evangelical. The public is invited to attend this service, as well as all of the others. Formal Dedication The formal dedicatory service will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Dr. Cauble's subject will be "A1 Perfect Day." j On Monday evening, at 8 o'clock all of the qualities of -the fine Austin organ will be demonstrated in a recital to be given by Edward Eizenschenk, of Chicago, noted organist. Mr. Eizenschank is said to be thoroughly capable of showing the varied possibilities of the instrument, his technique and rendition of all numbers is said to be pleasing to audiences wherever he has appeared. Educational Night Tuesday evening will be educational night, when an address will be given by Dr. H. O. Pritchard, secretary of the board of education of the Disciples of Christ. Dr. Pritchard is the. executive head of twenty-six colleges. Following the service, which begins at 7:30 o'clock the new education building will be thrown open for the inspection of the public. The dedication of the new church and educational plant will be an event long to be remembered in the lives of the First Chris-tion church members and their pastor, the Rev. Howard S. Stepen-son. The plan of remodeling the auditorium and building the new Sunday school building was "first entered into fourteen months ago, and its completion and dedication will mark the beginning of new" opportunities of service for its congregation. ' Auditorium Seats 700 The new auditorium has a seating capacity of 700 people, and the Gothip effects of architecture have been artistically' carried out, -from the general outline of the interior, to the decorations on the. exalted baptistry, and the cathedral lanterns being- used for lighting. The educational building is modern in every respect, with classrooms and assembly rooma for all departments. Open air courts af ford light air and sunshine for every room. A modern auditorium, for plays and social meetings and a kitchen are also features of the building. A beautiful court has been ar ranged between the educational building and auditorium, which in addition to adding beauty, air and light to the general plan of the edifice, will be used for summer social gatherings and parties. The building program of the church, which includes the par sonage on McCreary avenue repre- sent a cost of more than $90,000. OPERATORS ARE GRATIFIED PRICE OF CRUDE NOT CUT Continued, from page One on the John W. Drake farm and has been estimated to have an open flow capacity of seven million cubic feet per day. J. A. Dally and others o Pittsburgh are the operators who own a large block of leases in that section Of the coun-tl, all of which , they expect to explore during the year. This is somewhat a parallel de-velo n-ent to the oil well drilled some weeks ago four miles southeast of Livermore below the famous Rough River fault. These developments, oil men say, indicate that there are hidden structure containing oil and gas that have no earmarks at the surface. The finds consequently augur for drilling activities over practically every farm in several of the coffnties of western Kentucky. Crews Kept Busy With few' exceptions, the men of all of the operating concerns are at the Owensboro hotels and some are headquartered in other towns of the section. Most of their time is being, expended in making arrangements for a busy period after tne frigid weather abates and the shut-down period is at an end. Fully seventy-five per cent of the field crews are kept busy looking after properties, moving rigs, bSt-ting supplies in order, and the countless duties incident to keeping things in order. While there are ouiiio uui ol wot at uie iiui w these workers are somewhat dif-rerent from the usual family of the mechanic. They expect only part time work in any field during the mid-winter months and most of them make their plans accordingly. Oil men and allied workers are a fraternal crew and none are allowed to sufer from lack of work. "Kentucky petroleum-' is the title of a new book dealing with the history of oil and gas developments in the state dating back more than a hundred years, and containing much valuable data on the subject in which oil men and the public are interested. The volume was written by G- C. Bell, vet eran oil field writer, of Owensboro, who predicts that the Kentucky fields will yield seven hundred and fifty million dollars worth of oil and gas before the resources are exhausted. An investigation of the ativi-ties of 65,000 part-time continuation schoolgirls between the ages of 14 and 17 in New York State discloses that 23 per cent, or nearly one-fourth, spend three evenings a week ae home, and 12 per cent spend all their evenings there. TRAINING SCHOOL ! TO BE HELD BY J LOCAL BAPTISTS Continued From Page One of the school, but will not be stationed at any one church. First Baptist Schedule It is the aim of the different churches to teach the books that are needed by the greatest number of people, to complete their courses. At the First Baptist church all the books of 'the course will be taught, as follows: "Winning to Christ," taught by Mrs. E. B. Anderson; "Pupil Life," Mrs. E. X. Allen; 'Teachers that Teach," Mrs. Loren Whitely; "What Baptists Believe," Rev. Xorris Lashbrook, "Introducing the Old Testament," Mrs. M. E. Bunch; "Introducing the New Testament," Rev. Robert E. Humphreys, "First Division of the Sunday School Manual," Mrs. Herbert Westerfield. The Second division of the manual will be taught but the teacher has not been selected. The first Baptist . meetings will begin- at 6:15 o'clock. The first class period will be from 6:fl5 to 7 o'clock; 7 to 7:30 lunch; 7:30 to 8:15, second class three distillers wh0 have permits period, 8:15 to S:45, lecture,!,, onerate in Kentuckv. and we These lectures will be of Interest to many who cannot take the study course. Speakers will be J. O. Lewis, Monday evening; J. W. Mobberly, Tuesday, Rev. Robert E. Humphreys, Wednesday; demonstration of an organized class by the Alathean class, Thursday; open discussion Friday. Supper will be served free each evening to all who are taking the work. The nursery will be open each evening for children up to five years of age. Third Baptist The Third Baptist church will not begin the studies until 7 o'clock each evening. The schedule for the meetings follows 7 to 7:45 first class period; 7:45 to 8:15, lec ture: 8:15 to 9 r. m., second class period. The following are the books ' to be taught and the teachers, "Introducing the Old Testament," R. M., Holland; "Introducing the New Testament," Rev. A. F. Cagle; "The Bible a Missionary Message," Mrs. A. F. Cagle; "Second Division of the Manual," Miss Grace More-head;" "Building a Standard Sunday School,," W. Earl Robinson. Walnut Street At the Wamut street church the First Division of the Manual will be taught by Loften McCormick; "Introducing the New Testament," J. D. Bennett; "The Functioning Church," Rev. Sam P. Martin; a post graduate book, "Monuments of the Old Testament," Rev. J. J.j Wlllett; 'Winning to Christ," Dr. O. C. Robertson. The school will begin with a devotional exercises each evening at 6:15 o'clock. The first class period will be from 6:30 to 7:15; 7:15 to 7:45 will be the lecture period and from 7:45 to 8:30, second class period. Bueua Vista Three books will be taught at the Buena Vista Baptist church, but they have not been definitely decided upon. Teachers will be Miss Nellie Mobberly, Miss Ella "Worthington, and Rev. T. L. Woot- en. , . Two books, "Winning to Christ," and the Sunday school manual will be taught at Eaton Memorial with Rev. E. H. McElroy and Mrs. McElroy teachers. Hall street and Seven Hills churches have not completed their schedules. DAVIESS TO SEND 10 TO LEXINGTON Continued from Page One homemakers for 1929 will, be recognized, :irs. L. B. Oldham, from the Rose Hill club, being one of the five from the state of Kentucky to receive this recognition. Daviess Twice Honored The master farm homemakers will be presented by Miss Myrtle Weldon, state leader of home demonstrators, and will be recognized by Miss Lucile Reynolds, St. Paul, representative of the- Farmer's Wife Magazine, which Is cooperating with the University of Kentucky, in honoring the profession of homemaking. The gold medal insiginia of the "Master Homemaker," will be awarded at this time. This is the third year this honor has been conferred. Last year Mrs. M. E. Cravens, o the Snyder clulv won a similar honor, thus Daviess county has received recognition two out of the three years. Mrs. Cravens To Speak Mrs. Cravens will be a speaker on the program this year. She will talk Friday morning on "Changing Times for Homemakers in Kentucky." Those planning to leave for Lexington with Mrs. White Monday include: Miss Louanna Bell, Masonville club; Miss Ruth Coons, Philpot club; Mrs. W. W... Wilson, Utica , club; . Mesdames Victor Moseley and L. B. Oldham, Rose Hill club; Mesdames M. E. Cav-ens and H .M. Leachman, Snyder club; Mrs. O. D. Haynes, Whites-ville club; Mrs. Lockhart Riddle, Bethlehem club. GOOD ATTENDANCE AT SENIOR HIGH (Continued from Page One) high school enrolled in the senior high school. A number of other students, some coming here from schools in other cities, and some who were employed during the first semetser, enrolled the past week. As the enrollment now stands, the freshman class has the largest number of members with the senior class being the smallest. There are 306 boys and 318 girls in the high school. Dating from 200 B. C, the wa ters of the Ming river, China, have been utilized in an irrigation system, WHISKY MAKING PLAN IS TOLD BY . PROHIBITION HEAD Continued from rage One. Glenmore distillery' at Owensboro is one of Uhree Kentucky plants now making whisky for medicinal use. The Glenmore bonded warehouses, the only concentration point in Kentucky, west of Louisville, contain ahcut 20,000 barrels of whisky. - - "There now is in bond about 9,-000,000 gallons of medicinal whisky," said Commissioner Doran. "During the fall I issued permits for further manufacture of stock of medicinal whisky, which will mature four years hence and be bottled-in-bond at the expiration of the four-year period. The withdrawal last year was about 1,500,-000 gallons. When I issued these permits for replenishment, there was on hand in bond a little less than five years' supply." "How many legitimate distilleries have we in this country?" inquired 'Representative William R. Wood, chairman of the committee. Six Distilleries Named "We have twenty-four concentration warehouses where medicinal stocks are stored, and we now have will have three additional ones at points in the east to manufacture rye whiskies," answered Dr. Doran. "Have you any figures to show the stock of brandy?" asked Representative M. H. Thatcher of the Fifth Kentucky District. "It is very small," replied Dr. Doran. "We granted a small permit for the manufactur3 of domestic brandy that will provide for the manufacture of this stock of brandy to be matured and bottled four years hence." "Is that permit restricted to the making of a certain quantity?" asked Mr. Thatcher. 1,300,000 Gallons . "Yes, all these permits are restricted to a certain quantity," replied the federal dry chief. "I de- tcrminea th Quantjty that would be needed four year's hence to re plenish the medicinal supply, and I subdivided that quantity among various permits, based on their storage and present distribution. The permits issued for bourbon will total between 1,200,000 and 1,300,-000 ' gallons; brandy, 50,000 gallons." "When liquore are. made under these permits, how long do you expect the stocks to last?" Mr. Thatcher inquired. "The present stock will, last a I little less than five years, ana when the new stock matures there will be less than one year's margin supply," said Dr. Doran. "What will be the probable policy to maintain, a medicinal supply of liquor?" asked Mr. Thatcher. "Permits to manufacture liquor," replied Dr. Doran, "are issuable upon an annual basis, so next year we again will have to canvass the situation and we will permit, the manufacture of an additional quantity which matures in another- four years. We will do that from year to year. The same policy of withdrawing will be followed. We plan to provide for only the production of the necessary quantity and to have a reasonable margin in the hands of distillers and wholesale and retail druggists." FLYING SQUADRON REPRESENTATIVES ARE COMING HERE Continued From Page One ' tion that many citizens are e: pected to be interested in.. First Session The first session will be held at Third Baptist church .Wednesday evening, when the address will be brought by Col. Alfred L. Moudy, lieutenant colonel and speaker of the foundation. His subject will be "The Constitution Its Making and Operation." Col. Mouiiy is a veteran of the World war, and by profession, is a teacher. Rev. A. F. Cagle, pastor, will preside. Meet at Central Church On Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock, a meeting will be- held at Central Presbyterian church, with Rev. D. L. Currens, pastor, presiding. Miss Norma C. Brown, vice-president of the foundation will speak. Miss Brown is an ordained minister and is said to be an impressive speaker. Following her address an open forum f will be held and the public will be invited to bring questions and problems before the meeting. Stewart Is Speaker The concluding session will be held at Walnut Street Baptist church Friday evening, when the address will be made by Hon. Oli ver W. Stewart, president of the Flying Squadron, Rev. J. J. VVil-lett, associate pastor, of the church will preside. Rev. O. A. Barbee, pastor of C'laiberland Presbyterian church; is president of the ministerial association. MODERN WOODMEN ' WILL ENTERTAIN Continued from Page One tainment and desire a large crowd to meet the camp members. This is an annual affair of the Woodmen that the public may participate with them in their carr.p workings. Natural Gas Chemicals Speed Plant Growth Pittsburgh, Jan. 25. C4) Lilacs and flowering almonds blossoming In December and potatoes sprouting two months earlier than under normal conditions are thought to be possibilities as the results of experiments at Mellon Institute. The chemicals which do these thing;s are derived from natural gas through processes evolved at the institute. It is believed that agricultural methods may be revolutionized if the .""'ipounds can be produced ch enough tor commerical use. " . EX-OWENSBORO MAN RECALLS THE DAYS, OF STEAMBOATING Continued from Page One er came across who was never heard to swear. David L. Penny-was captain of the James Guthrie. - Nephew of R. S. Triplctt "At that time my great-uncle. Robert S. Triplett, of Owensboro, Ky., was a stockholder in the line and the owner of the wharf, oat in that city. Owensboro than had a populCon of only 3,000, but the famous Monarch distilleries were located there, and the town conse- quently furnished u tremendous !pr0perty in the city. At the pres-amount of business for the boats. ent tjme. crowded conditions exist I have seen one of the packets lie I jn the- city schools'. In his report at the foot of the block on which 'surt. Foust states: "Unless some the distillery was located, for three and four hours at a time, while the whisky barrels were being loaded on board. They used to let them slide down in a sort of inclined track from the top of the bluf to the lower deck of the boat. "Somebody set fire to the distillery one cold night and the burn-iia- whisky flowed down the blufi and far out into the water, making a most beautiful display, though a very costly one. v "Business in those day was booming. I was day clerk on the Owensboro Wharfboat, and it was part of my Job to copy tho freight manifests into our ledgers. Tha clerks on the boats used to paste the manifests together in a long strip, and I have frequently handled strips that were seven and eight feet in length. Those were the days of some of the mot.: famous boats on the river, I recall the Reuben R. Springer, the Guiding Star, the Buckeye State, the Montana, the Vint Shinkle and the Ja . Par ker. The ' last named was afterwards wrecked on the falls at Louisville. Or,,, of, t'.io New Orleans Anchor Line boats, the City of Baton Rouge, was built at the Jeffersonvi". Tarda at that time, and on the day she started down the river for New Orleans, to tro in- to commission, the official Falls pilot, rink Varble, ran her on he rocks, where she lai. for three weeks. She was finally gotten off, and I saw her as she passed Owensboro on the way down. Made Trip On Rainbow "I remember a trip I made on the "Rainbow" in the winter of 1882. It was the custom for our boats to go up over the falls at Louisville when the. stage of water permitted it; and on this occasion, we reached the falls just as the passengers were at breakfast. Suddenly the boat began to vibrate much more than wa usual with her, and the distress signal sounded on. the whistle, CapU Westfall hastily rose from the table, and I followed him up to the hurricane deck. The boat was right in one of the openings in. the dam provided for stemers' passage, and though the engines were' being driven, with their utmost power, she was hang ing motionless. The rivei was very high, th current rushing ehrough tha opening in the dam, was so strong that she could not make any headway against it. Both pilots, Meeks and DoJds, were at the wheel and they kept sounding the distress signal, but there was no towboat or other craft to render any help, i shall never forget the look on Capt.- Westfall's face as I stood beside him on the hurricane deck. He spoke no word, but would look u.. at the pilot and then at the shore; -and it was evident he fully realized the, imminent danger we were in. At last the gallant old boat began to go forward, having hung there for at least five min utes, and the danger was past. The strangest part of the affair was that none of the passengers knew what was going on, being too busy with their breakfasts to notice the distress whistle and the increased vibration of the boat. As Capt. Westfall and myself descended from the hurricane deck, I said to hem, ' A close call, eh, Cap? and he smiled and replied, 'It was, indeed,' To this day I do not believe those people knew how near they came to a tragedy that winter morning. "I foten regret that I did not stay in the river business, and even now, if I had a chance to go back to it, I would jump at it. Such is the fascination that 'Ole Man River' exerts over those who have come under his spell." EP1WORTH LEAGUE TO GET PROGRAM Continued from Page One her drawing board. Each of these pictures is made entirely of musical symbols cunningly arranged into a very modernistic cartoon por trait. While cartoons are being drawn, selections from the opera from which each character is taken are played. Mis3 Field is also a well-known mezzo-soprano soloist. . She Is a graduate of Knox college, the Knox Conservatory of Music, and also studied at the Damrosch In stitute of Musical Art in New York Two other clever musical artist- entertainer make up the com pany DoVothy Ralston, accor dionlst and Hazel Dawson, violin ist and pianist. SCHOOL TO MEET DEBATING TEAMS Continued- from Page One Paul Oberst, captain; William Haley and Harry Brown, with Harold Miller and Nolan Hunter as alternates. Although attempts are being made to secure some debates to be held in Owensboro, most of the ones scheduled so far are to . be held' away from the city. So far no announcements have been . made by the other high schools in the county and it is thought that the senior high school will probably be the only their education in the county rath-team in the county to participate j er than attending the city schools in the contest which is state-wide, and paying tuition. In 1923-26 REPORT IS MADE ON ACTIVITIES FOR LAST THREE YEARS Continued from Page One nasium-auditorium and work shop at the Western colored school. The votes in the election called for February 23, 1929. stood 1861 for and 264 against the issue. When the legality of this bond issue was tested. the Kentucky court of appeals declared it invalid because the amount of this issue plus the unpaid balance of the $300,000 bond issue of April 7. 1922, exceeded 2 per cent of the assessed valuation of taxable means of financing our school building program can be found within the nextfew months the situation relative to housing the school children of the city Is likely to become very critical." Progress In Music Marked progress has been made with the junior and senior high school libraries within the past three years. Splendid progress has been made n the instrumental music department. Frof. Donovan Hinchman has been the Instructor in his department since its inception three years ago. One teacher from each faculty is a volunteer assistant. They are: Miss Charlotte Reed, Lincoln school; Miss Kathryn Graddy, Wilson; Mrs. L. L. Basham, Longfellow; Miss Josephine- Brashear, Emerson, Miss Ovela O'Flynn', Franklin, and Forest Mercer, Junior high school. Miss Mai Ar-mendt, supervisor of music in the schools, in, her report, notes general advancement throughout the schools since 1926. G. N. Parrish is director of the physical education department. He remains at the senior high school and has charge of both boys ana girls gymnasium classes. The junior nigh school has a man and a woman physical director alternat ling between physical training anar(nt expenses and 17 cent foP the health instruction;. It has been found better to have physical education instructors as all time members of faculties than alternating between the two schools on a part time basis. Mr. Tarrish is. general director of the formal physical activities in all of. the schools. Two teachers from each schools make up a physical education committee to assist Mr. Parrish. The trade school, inaugurating industrial training in connection with the Owensboro schools, was established the past year and is operating very successfully. The trade school has three teachers and for the first year the enrollment has been limited to 45 pupils. The ranks are full. A night adult school opened early in February 1929 at the senior high school with an enrollment of 51 men and women who attend ed for six weeks two nights each week and received, certificates. A spring term night adult school Is now in session with an enrollment of more than 50. It is scheduled to run 10 weeks, classes meeting two nights a week. Standard Tests Miss Mame Harrison has charge of the standard tests given the grade pupils. In the white schools in May 1929 the score showed in arithmetic and comprehension reading the students were above the standard, but below in spelling and the silent reading rate. In the colored schools the scores fell below the standard in all four tests. Visual education has been ad ded in this three year period a small program of motion picture instruction being given. Pictures are chosen the best fit in with and supplement the history, geography and science courses and are shown to best articulate with the regular class room instruction. These 1ms are selected by a committee early in the summer. One room in each 'building is equipped with dark shades that the pictures may be shown. School Nurso Employed Eye and dental examinations have been held the results tabulated and parents advised. There were 3,403 pupils given the eye tests, 983 having both eyes normal. In 1927, 2560 pupils had their teeth examined; in 1928, 2625; in 1929, 2676. A nurse, Miss Lena Bennett, has been employed the past year. Each school has a cafeteria where a warm lunch is served at normal cost. The Owensboro Rotary club has continued during the three yearr its practice of supplying a fur ; for giving free lunehe9 to imi ent children. During this tir- 30,431 lunches were served tb uRh th.e Rotary Kiddies fund to .oor.hun-gry children. In the report of the senior high school made by Principal J. O. Lewis, names of graduates for the past three years are carried. Pictures of the high school and activities, as well as of all the grade buildings are very fine. Under general statistics percentage of enrollment based on the census for 1925-26 was 77 white, 87.4 colored; 1928-29, 83.3 white, 91 colored; percentage of membership based on enrollment, 1925-26, 83' white, 84, colored; 1928-29, 87.2 white, 85.7 colortd. 126 Teachers Employed The number of teachers employed in 1926-27 was 96 white and 17 colored; 1928-29, 109 white and 17 colored, showing growth of schools needing more teachers. In 1925-26, 19 white and 4 colored teachers had college or university, degrees; 1928-29, 21 white and 3 colored. In 1925-26, 9 white teachers were graduates of a four-year college course: in 1928-29. 14 white teachers. In 1925-2C. the number of conferences of teachers with parents other than home numbered 2456 white, 550 colored; in 1928-29, 1969 white and 633 colored. It is noticeable that with the county schools raising their standards, more pupils are securing there were 62 non-resident pupils; in 1928-29, 58; In 1925-26 31 paid tuition in? the high school against 25' in 1928-29. The amount cob. lected from nan-resident pupils in 1923-26 Was $2,547.41 against $1,-985.77 ir 1928-29. Cos Per Tupil $54.95 Total expense of operation of the schools for 1925-26 was $178,-447.36: far 1928-29. $206,037.43. this, however, including $23,931 taken out of the general fund for purchase of the Zack Robinson property for the Longfellow school site, making the cost otherwise, $182,106.43. The value of the grounds, buildings and equipment in the city school system is shown at $1,048,620. Tables are included showing the cost per pupil in each of the various schools. In 1928-29 the cost per pupil, grand total average was $54.95. The cost per pupil in the grades was $44.66, white; $40.09, colored; junior high school $79.31 r senior high, $84.47; Western colored high, $39.89. Receipts and disbursements as shown by C. G. Morehead, treasurer as of June 30, 1927, 1928 and 1929 were: $203,000.03, $212.-271.76 and $226,041.37 respectively. Balance on hand June 30, 1929 was $19,982.81. Receipts and disbursements in the sinking fur d for these three years respectively were: $31,320.52, $32,-7S6.56 and $34,244.80, with a balance on hand as of une 30, 1929 of $14,294.80. For these same years the secretary, Miss Helen Hill, reports as receipts and disbursements: $202,980.47, $212,170.65.' and $226.-014.57. Balance on hand June 30, 1920 was $19,977.14. For these years the sinking fund account shows receipts and disbursements of $31,320.52, $32,786.56, and $34.-244.80 with balance of $14,294.80 on June 30. 1929. The building and ground fund shows a balance of $301,14,740.31 having been paid on the Zack Robinson property in 1928. , Because of the splendid condition of the sinking fund, the tax rate for school purposes this year was changed , from $1.10 for cur sinking fund to- $1.17 for current expenses and 10 cents for the sinking fuad. Better Scholarship A report of promotions and failures in 1928-29 as compared with 1925-26, shows, much better scholarship more pupils were promoted and there were fewer failures than in the earlier years. The Wlpf fund for the purchase of books for indigent children for years ending 1927, 1928 and 1929 shows disbursements as follows: $130.32; $94.36; $109.44, with a balance at the close of the 1929 school year of $12.56. Receipts and disbursements from the Rotary Kiddies fund for these three years were $1,130.93, $1,142.62 and $902,55, with & balance on hand of $1.61 at the close of the 1929 school year. Detailed 1 to ports Given Classification and salary sche dule of teachers in the grade and high schools is explained in de tail. Everything of interest per tainlng to the city schools for the past three years has been includ ed and the report Is a splendid re cord of the activities and expen SEE BEFORE YOU BUY SHOES Folks, no matter what kind of footwear you want no matter what price you want to pay, see us before you buy. We have had a wonderful Sale and now for the next two or three weeks we are going to clean house. It will a long time before you will find values like these See us before you buy. LADIES' SPECIALS One lot $10 & $12.50 values at $6.85 One lot $8.50 to $10.50 values at ...... . .$5.85 One lot $6.50 to $7.50 values at ...... . . .$4.85 One lot $6 to $12.50 values . . . . ; $2.95 One lot $6 to $10 values $1.95 MEN Our Men's Shoes are going fast, but if you wear size 6, 6V2 9 94 or 10, man, what bargains! Stacy-Adams at $8.85 Smith Smart Shoes at $5.95 MEN WOMEN We have hundreds of bargains which we haven't room to mention. A regular feast of bargains for the next two cr three weeks or until they are all gone. Look around compare values. You will BUY here. Birk-Baker Shoe Co. (Incorporated) "We Know How to Fit Fee?' Alexander & Co. AUDITORS and 123 East Third St. dltures. In addition to reports t principals on the schools, their are reports on the R. O. T. Ci testing and classification, home economics, art, vocal and instrumental music departments ,and att tendance officer. VERY INTERESTING HISTORICAL DATA ; IN N.Y. NEWSPAPER Continued from Page One' and modes of escape to the stage." Secretary Seward Stabbed The shooting of President Lincoln occurred about 9:30 o'clock in the evening. At 10:30 o'clock the same evening an assassin entered the home of Secretary Seward who was ill, in the guise of delivering a prescription from the Surgeon General. He brushed past the servant at the house door and by Fred Seward, a son of the secretary, at the door of his father's bedroom, and stabbed Secretary Seward in the neck and breast. Fred Seward, another son, Clarence A Seward, and three nurses In attendance upon the secretary, were all cut In the struggle. Secretary Seward's wounds, however, did not prove fatal. He served as secretary of state from 18G1 to 1869. Details of the death of President Lincoln are bordered in heavy black. War Dispatches In this same issue of the New York Herald, Jefferson Davis, 'at Danville, Va., makes his last proclamation. The execution of details of the surrender of General Le are given by a dispatch from Appomattox Court House of date, April 10, 1865. In closing this de tailed article, the . dispatch states:. "Lee's whole army goes home delighted that they were out of the service and gratoful to General Grant for sparing them all unnecessary humiliation. The mor al effect of this on the mass of the Southern people cannot be over estimated." Various accounts of the army movements are given in dispatches which are exceedingly interest ing, which make this a very valuable edition of this paper. In -fact the whole back page of this four-page paper is given over to army news, as is quite a lengthy editorial on "The Situation." Other Old Papers Mrs. Katterjohn also has in her possession a copy 'Of "The Economist," published at Cannelton, Ind., May 10, 1851, edited by C. H. and W. H. Mason, also a copy of the Indianapolis "Home Miscellany," of February 19, 1851. In this collection also is a copy of "The American and Union," a bul letln published daily by Bell, Al-vord and Webster, of Winchester, Va., carrying war news along with a few local dashes. Its date Is March 14, 1862. This collection of papers was . the property of Mrs. Katterjohn's mother, the -late Mrs. S. J. Watson r who spent much of her time la Owensboro with Mrs. Katterjohn. The largest diamond ever found was the Culllnan, found in South Arica, near Pretoria, in 1905. It weighed one and one-third pounds. n I U ACCOUNTANTS Phone 666 V' i

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