The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on October 19, 1927 · 11
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 11

Atlanta, Georgia
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Wednesday, October 19, 1927
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THE CONSTITUTION, ATLANTA, GA , WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1827. THEFT CONSPIRACY! district p. t. a. meet TRIALS FOR THREE Charged with conspiracy to steal interstate freight shipments of cigarettes and tobacco, three men went on trial Tuesday morning in United States district court on their denials of guilt, while six other joint defendants entered pleas of jruilty. In the trial of J. Percy Jones. C. E. Dabney and George Banks, who entered pleas of not ttuiltjr. a jury was selected Tuesday and the submission of evidence will start this morning. The jury, which includes two nesroes. is as follows: Abraham I). Greenfield, Frank M. Akers. David Goblin, .losepli Loewus. Thomas J. Lyon, Thomas F. Kennedy. Thomas .1. Ferguson, nepro. and Alexander I. Hamilton. ne;;ro. nil of Atlanta: IlenryM. Amis, of Mel oiiouj;h : DuWald I', r.ullard. of Palmetto : William J. Adams, of Itiverdale, and Stacy Dim-mock, of Decatur. Attorney- .loe .Johnson, representing Dabney. filel a demurrer to Dabney 's indictment, but this was overruled by Federal .lu!se Samuel H. Sibley. Attorney William Schley Howard, representing Jones, asked for severance of hi client's case, but this was also overruled. W. Paul Carpenter and Joe Johnson represent Dabney, Branch and Howard are appearing for Jones, and K. A. Davis is attorney for Hanks. The defendants who plead jruilty TueMlay morning are: H: D. Campbell, W, Melvin Kimbrell. Hayniond Kdwards. Joseph Oxman. C J. Qui-roet and Iadore J.evin. They will be sentenced later. The trial is expected to occupy the remainder of the week. The defendants are charged with conspiracy to break into and rob interstate shipments of freight, it bein. alleged that the ganz worked on inside information furnished by employees of railroads, who are alleged to have been in on the deal. All four indictments were consolidated in an order by Judge Sibley, so as to dispose of the case with one hearing More than .;0.(K worth of tobacco is alleged to have been stolen through the operations of the gang. A hundred witnesses nre under subpoena for the case. District Attorney Clint W. linger and Assistant District Attorney K. S Chastain a rp proecut ing the case, the evidence having been gathered by the department of justice. DR. JONES AND REED EXCHANGE SPEAKERS Dr. Carter Helni Jones and Joe Kecd were principal speakers at the regular meeting of the Exchange cluh Thursday at the Henry Grady hotel. Dr. Jones spoke in behalf of the Community Chest and Mr Reed talked on the Georgia Children's Home, which the club recently voted to foster. Music for the occasion was furnished by Ted Fox. The meeting was presided over by Dr. B. K. Vann. p-r-iident. OPENS AT TRION TODAY Sumnierville, Ga., October 10. (Special.) Thirty-six Parent-Teacher associations of the seventh congressional district will send approximately, 150 delegates to the district Parent-Teacher association conference, which meets at Trion, in this counts Wednesday. The Trion I'.-T. A., of which Mrs. Mark Cooper is president," will entertain the visitors. An interesting program has been arranged for the occasion. Mrs. P. H. Jeter, of Decatur, state president, will be present and deliver an address. Mrs. M. S. Lanier, district president, and Mrs. Cooper will be the presiding officers, and Mrs. Cooier has appointed the following committee to assist with the entertaining: Reception. Mrs. Charles E. Bell, chairman; registration. Miss Ethel Simmons, chairman ; luncheon, Mrs. John Agnew. chairman; decoration. Miss Lueile Aguew, chairman: music. Miss Hetty Garvin, chairman: ushers. Miss McWhorter and Miss Thompson. Each association in the district is entitled to send its president and secretary and one delegate for every 50 members, it is Raid. ATLANTA DENTISTS TO ATTEND SESSION When the sixty-ninth -nnual session of the American -Dental sissocia-tion convenes at Detroit, Mich.. October 24-'J8. there will be three delegates representing the Atlanta-Southern iH-ntal college, in addition to those selected to represent the state of Georgia. Dr.- Sheppard W. Foster, president of the institution, announced Tuesday. Those appointed are Dr. Foster. Dr. Thomas 1. Hinman, dean of ihe faculty, and Dr. Ralph R. Byrnes, executive dean. Dr. Foster and Dr. Hin man are past presidents of the national association. Two ot the three delegates appointed from the state are nlo members of the college faculty. They are Dr. DeLos L. Hill, and Dr. M. D. Huff, while a third alternate. Dr J. Russell Mitchell, was formerly on the faculty. Dr. Hoy D. Mitchell, professor of orthodontia, will also t-!end the meeting. GOVERNOR WILL SPEAK TODAY AT MACON FAIR Because of the improved condition of his -lrother. R. L. Hardman. who is sick in an Atlanta hospital. Governor L. G. Hardman will be able to fill a speaking engagement at the Macon fair Wednesday, it yas announced Tuesday at the executive office. The governor also expects to attend a meeting of the board of trustees of the State College of Agriculture to be held at Athens Thursday. AVONDALE-STONE MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY - - . V Of M"c -'I i( SLAYING CASE . V y I X . ,& Syr.:? ': 4 1 v. Wi - ; fff Bill of exceptions in the case of Charlie Hicks, negro, tinder sentence of Ti1 i death for the murder of J. L. Fergu- ; son, aged night watchman of the Buick n i Motor corupauy. was filed aud ap- proved Tuesday by Judge G. H. How-j ' ard, in Fu't superior court. 1 i Motion for new trial for the negro 'I 'was denied Saturday by Judge How- S j ard and Attorneys Judson Andrews s land Charles W. Anderson Tuesday ' filed the bill of exceptions which auto-i nmtiealU sends the case to the SU- ! preme court for review -. 'DADDY-DAUGHTER DAY' OBSERVED BY KIWANIS P Rip ft 4 . 4 K3KMM3tmwematmrm.Mmmi nimi niminnii-nimrinr mmrwinn -r -rum rT-iwn-irirmvnfflnii n 'iiirr-ffl"'1 IB 11 1 I ilni ill II I II ill 5 , - v "Fathers and daughters' day" was obser.-ed by the Atlauta - Kiwaniai.s' club at its regular meeting Tuesday t ot the Ausley hotel. The priucipil address on (laughters was made hv Miss Phyrza Askew, head of che orth Avenue acliool.. Philip Weltner addressed the rroua in behalf of the Community Cj-t. Featuring the entertainment program was the North Avcn.uc school orchestra, composed of 2i girls, l'res'a.ent John L. Westmoreland presiiled. n 4 "It ' ' ' 4 o - - " " 1 . Elaborate ceremonies marked breaking; of ground on the new Memorial drive which will run from Avondale Estates to the Stone Mountain memorial and thence to Monroe and Athens t A larve crowd was present Tuesday and watched officials of the state highway department, officials' of DeKalb county and others begin actual work on the road. In the upper picture are seen riominent official's riding; one of the bue grading machines. In the top, left to right, are Mayor Scott Candler, of Decatur: L. Y. T. Nash, member of the DeKalb county commis sion; John N. Holder, chairman of the state highway board, sitting at the wheel, and Hollinsj N. Randolph, president of Stone Mountain Memorial association. In the lower row are Joseph! A. McCord. former member of the federal reserve bank board; S. B. Slack, bridge construction, engineer of the state highway department, and G. F. Willis, developer and owner of Avondale' Estates. j !n the lower picture are seen guests enjoying a barbecue given on the plaza of Avondale j Estates bv the Stone Mountain Memorial association. " ! Actual construction work on "Memorial drive,"' new boulevard which will run from Avondale Estates to Stone Mountain memorial, which will cut off three miles of the present distance from Atlanta to the memorial when finished, began Tuesday afternoon at Avondale Estates when a notable group of state officials, -guests of the Stone Mouutain Memorial association, celebrated the Never Before in America Have These Six New and Outstanding Models of the N o L N 1 Been Exhibited Special Showing of the Six ern and Remarkable Cars Begins TODAY at the-- Most Ever Mod-Built ffiHPPJEY MKDTOIE DD. 435 Spring Street EVERYBODY INVITED Atlanta is the first city in America to bs honored with such a display of superfine cars, for which fact we are justly proud and cordially urge you to come out and be our guests during this special showing. Open evenings. One single purpose dominates every step in Lincoln building to embody in th is car all those Qualities of performance and appearance which contribute to complete motoring satisfaction. That purpose is accomplished through engineering skill, manufacturing and financial facilities which are unique in scope and which permit of no skimping no compromise with Quality. Th ese Special Models Have Bodies by DIETRICH La BARRON LOCKE To3 W TV? iJ. IMA t ' Lincoln Sales and Service 435 Spring Street. IVy-0867 ground-breaking with elaborate cere-' monies.- I Road buildiug machinery of the j DeKalb county commission and from I the state highway department was j put into motion in the first gradiug j of this part of the new highway, j When completed the road will be ((J feet wide and will be paved. It will j provide a new route from Atlanta to 1 Stone Mountain and will relieve much j of Ihe congestion on the present! Stom Mouutain road. J At the meeting Tuesday prominent ! speakers told of the importance of the higlivay, sioke of the plans to beautify the road when completed by erecting various state memorials along the route and by planting trees and shrubbery. Members of the state highway board, headed by John N. Holder, were praised for the part that department has taken in carrying, out the new memorial highway plan. Chairman Holder paid tribute to the cooperation G. F. Willis, owner of Avondale Estates, has given both the highway department and the DeKalb county commission in the road building project. I,. Y. T. Nash, chairman of the DeKalb county commission, was praised for the cooperation be and members of his board, as well as Scott Candler, mayor of Decatur, have given in carrying out road luild-iiig projects which are now being completed and in aiding in the new drive. Sculptor Presented. Augustus Lukeman. sculptor of the Stone Mountain memorial, was presented by Hollins N". Randolph, who presided, and predicted that three completed figures woidd be ready for unveiling at the memorial within a year. He said he expects to finish the carving of the equestrian statue of General Robert E. Lee in a few months. The ground-breaking ceremonies were held at a point about 2X) vnrds east of Avondale plaza on the Avon-dale-Covington road. Tractors pulled up several small trees Ir.etec in the right-of-way and about '20 tennis began actual grading operations. Com missioner .V.-ifc said the tra-llns work- on a part of the new driv adjacent to the Georgia railroad has been completed. It is expected that the road will be gribd and pae! son.e tivne early in li'.'S. Grading work ,s being done bv the DeKalb rtr.unssion and the yite highway department. Prvement will be laid hy .e commission in - operation wi state and federal go.-einments. The new highway will run elmoft in an sir line from Avondale Estates to the Stone Mountain memorial. The present highway runs in th arc of a circle between Avondale and Stone Mountain. The new line will he three r iles shorter, but will do irs most imoortant service in relieving the present road of much of the traffic it carries between Atlanta and the memorial. It was nredicted by speakers that the new Memorial drive, when finished, will handle three times as muh trfffie ns rnv similar stretch of road in the south. Athens Di-fanee Cut. From Stone Mountain the new Memorial drive will eontinue on to j Athens lv way of Monroe. The ex-. tension will form n rart of the na-j tWal highway between Atlanta and j Athens find will cut off four miles I "f the distance between Stone Moun-i tnin and Monroe and this, with tli j three miles saved between Stone Mountain and Avondale Estates will i mike a seven-mi'- shorter route be tween Athens and Atlanta. After the ground-breaking exercises the laree crowd adjourned to the nlara at Avondale Estates, where a barbecue was served. Music for the occasion was furnished by tln At-hiTita Police Department band. Many notable officials of the state, of the cities of Decatur. Atlanta. Avondale Estates and Stone Mountain. Fulton and DeKalb county and news-paper men. were present. Tt is planned to build an extension of Clarendon avenue in Avon-dale Estates, southward from the new. Memorial dri-.-e. running directly thron-rh Avondale Kstnte to c-n- i nect with an extension o'f Fast F.fir street. Atlanta. This will give a new route between Atlanta and Avon!.le E-tatrs, The grade croing over the Heorgia railroad on the present Pone de Leon avenue route will be eliminated ard n bridge will be constructed across the'tradi." Automobile To Change Cities Chevrolet. Official Says That vast changes in tha aspect of -entirely in relation to fall sales and Atlanta and every 'other city will be brought about in the ne;. - future by the automobile, was indicated in a discussion on traffic problems by R. II. Grant, vice president of the Chevrolet Motor company, when interviewed while visiting the John Smith agency following the fall sales convention Tuesday which brought the prominent automobile executive to Atlanta to address ."00 Chevrolet dealers from Georgia. Alabama and Tennessee. So far the problem of the city's adjustment to the automobile traffic situation has found its own solution, though largely in a haphazard and spasmodic way." Mr. ilrant said. We are experiencing much difficulty and expense in get ing past the horse and carriage age for hith our cities were planned. Hut vision is supplanting lifter-thought ami nnny cities are now had no connection with the $2,250,-0K) Chevrolet assembly plant being established here, the executive spent a part of his tay in Atlanta in a visit to the future site of the huge enterprise-and watch the progress of preliminary work, wl "cU began with clearing of the tract this week. The scientific or economic reason for establishing the rew assembly plant ' in the southeast." Mr. Grant explained , when questioned in regard to the head office's attitude on the project. "ia fundamentally a solution to the Chevrolet Motor company's expansion problem. When the volume of business in the southeast lecarae so great as to outgrow the facilities of the plant then supplying the demand, the logical step was to lild a new plant. Jt was just as !gienl that the . , ,,, , i . i . .... new planr sliouui ne piacro in iur planning their development 10 or 20 ""' where the demsyd originated At- . f , . . . 1 ........ I f . . .. , I. n mllthdlG years ahead to eliminate the costs of reconstruction. It is the hun.ble motor vehicle that is causing the city fat hern of numerous metropolitan communities to map out developments one and two decades" in advance." While Mr. Grant's mission here was lanta was selected for the rontheasT because of its wonderful distributing facilities." - Mr Grrot left Atlanta Tuesday ni-rht for Charlotte. X. C where he will r.ddress arother fall sales convention for dealers in that section. VV 9 rl H si w j 13 Ml Decidedly Different In Smart Models Distinctive Fabrics Patterns and Colorings Heavy Medium or Light Weights Every Garment Strictly Hand-Tailored OCI Up Fruhauf $60 up Our Own Make $30 to $50 Hand-Tailored Stein-Bloch and Fruhauf Suits $50 Up Stein -Bl $50 3. 1 i an j i Imported English Coats $59 to $75 Duo-Wear Suits, $35 up Fowncs Renowned Street and Driving Gloves Inc. m t rq 3 s c rick protects pavement-base with the toughest surface known! Underneath the surface, over which 'your car rolU smoothly, is the other part of a pavement: the base. It must have protection against two things: traffic hammering, and weather conditions. Otherwise costs, often, are appalling and never-ending. Paving brick, engineers will tell you, makes the finest known wearing-surface for any street. Being vitrified, it is so tough nothing on wheels can damage it. Laid with sand cushion, and with asphalt between bricks, it forms a surface that is resilient to take up traffic shocks, and totally proof againstall weather conditions. Thus, actual insurance of lowest cost paving. Beautiful, too safe smooth-riding. And never closed to traffic! "The A. B. C. of Good Pacing," a taxpayer's manual, tells in word and pictures how engineers today build ever-wearing, low cost, brick surfaced roads and streets. Address your request to National Pacing Brick Manufacturers Association, JJJ South Michigan Bled., Chicago. I T R I FACE THE FUTURE CS-Ts Vf i JSS t F I E D lf! "fT9 1 PAVE WITH BRICK

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