Sunday, August 6, 2017

News From Across the State, Aug. 10, 1922

The Albemarle Press, August 10, 1922

State News
The Cone Mills at Greensboro have shut down for a two-week vacation, ending the 14th.

The Moore County News estimates that with last week’s wind-up, $3,000,000 was brought into that section this season through the crop of peaches.

Hickory is now concerned over getting an adequate water supply, and is planning to secure a gravity flow from Caldwell County at a distance of 15 miles, from Middle Little River.

Post office inspectors have finally apprehended the two thieves who robbed the post office at Oxford on March 8, 1920 of $34,000. The men were captured at Memphis, Tenn., last week.

Miss Mary Covington, daughter of the late D.A. Covington, was admitted to practice law last week before the court in session at Monroe conducted by Judge B.F. Long. It is not stated where she will practice.

The injunction issued by Judge Connor preventing striking employes from interfering with trains or employes of the A.C.L. Railroad is in force until September 2, says a Wilmington dispatch, but consent of all parties concerned.

J.L. Peake was convicted at Winston-Salem for the murder in the second degree of H.B. Ashburn, who was shot to death in his office there on last December. Judge Brock pronounced a sentence of 30 years upon the convicted man.

A terrific hail storm visited parts of Cabarrus, Rowan, Wilkes, Alexander, Catawba and Iredell counties last Thursday. It is said that stones large enough to split watermelons wide open fell, and reached a depth of 12 inches. Much damage was done to corn, cotton, and other crops.

Anson County, like other North Carolina sections, is claiming a good outlook for crops. Cotton probably the finest in years, despite the boll weevil, while the melon crop is providing a great factor. The “honey dew” cantaloupe has made its initial reputation this year in the county.

The North Carolina Cotton Growers’ Association is waging a sign-up drive to secure a total of 600,000 bales of cotton for the association. Dr. Clarence Poe was the first to sign the marketing contract, and his speech was made at Dunn Saturday in interest of the drive.

L.W. Barnhardt, a Trinity College man of the Class of 1921, has been elected professor of history in the technological high school for boys at Atlanta, Ga. Trinity College men seem to be quite popular in this Georgia city, as a number of them have won reputations in the Atlanta high schools.

“Judge” is a given name to a Charlotte lawyer and Republican who has been given a position in the prohibition unit under J.J. Britt at Washington City. The young ladies addressing Mr. Little without knowledge of the facts are said to have been somewhat embarrassed when they found out they were addressing a camouflage judge.

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