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* * ~ i his paper has enlisted
With the government in the
cause of America for the
period of the war.
The stage is now set for a real
worthwhile Chamber of Commerce.
We are all actors, and each has an
individual role to play. Play it well.
The mass meeting at the court
house last night gained considerable
spirit from a brief talk by A. R.
Campbell, who has been a citizen of
our city but a few days, and who has
established a wood working factory
here. Mr. Campbell celebrated his
coming here by pledging a substan
tial amount to the support of the
Chamber of Commerce. He comes
from Canada and has always lived in
an organized city, hence his eager
ness to assist his newly adopted
It is a common occurrence of late
for passenger trains running through
here to both arrive and depart, both
going north and south, with passen
gers standing for lack of seats. Our
transportation facilities are being
strained to the utmost. The number
of passenger trains have been
reduced. But there is a lot of un
necessary travel and travel which
ought to be eliminated. As a sample
of this unnecessary travel we call at
tention to the fact that thirty-eight
' people got on one train on one day at
a station to go after booze to bring
into the state. Some people might
not think that was an emergency
here in war time but think of these
wasteful conditions continuing the
entire year. What is going on at
that station is to some extent at
least going on all over the state.
The grand total of travel for booze is
something tremendous. The law
abiding, patriotic people are entitled
SPECIAL MOTOR CARS
FOR BUSY WAR WORKERS
Army and Navy Men Have Own Fleet
of Town Cars and Taxi
A taxicab company of Washington,
D. C., has just put into operation a
feet of special Dodge Brothers town
cars and taxicabs, which are being
used almost exclusively by members
of the Army and Navy Club.
The need for a high grade type of
motor car for rental purposes has be
come increasingly apparent as the
number of Washington transients
grew with the progress of the nation
al war work. The cars were designed
to be the equal, in appearance and in
comfort, of those which officials and
others use at their homes.
Both town cars and taxicab bodies
were designed by Dodge Brothers
dealer at New York, and are mounted
on the standard chassis. A great
many such cars are in the service of
private owners and taxi companies in
Use the columns of the Independ
ent. They will 'carry your business
tflk into nearly every home in New
port. . «...
DEATH OF MRS. MARGARET
Mrs. Margaret Amelia Reinhardt,
aged 82 years, passed away early
this morning at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. B. Hays, on Lau
rel street. Mrs. Reinhardt had been
a patient sufferer from severe ill
ness for several years, and while
death did not come unexpectedly, the
many people of Newport who knew
her and had grown to love this kindly
Christian character, were made sad
by the news of her demise.
The deceased was the wife of Dan
iel F. Reinhardt, one of Arkansas’
earliest settlers, who with his wife,
came from North Carolina to Arkan
sas and settled in what is now Prairie
county. Mr. Reinhardt was a mem
ber of the constitutional convention
which met in 1874. Mr. and Mrs.
Reinhardt resided in Little Rock for
about ten years. She, with her hus
band, were instrumental in placing
on foot many religious organizations
throughout Arkansas, and their home
in Prairie county served as the meet
ing place for a newly organized
church, there being no church struc
tures in those days. Throughout her
life Mr. Reinhardt exemplified all the
characteristics of a model Christian
woman, whose examples shall always
be worthy of emulation.
Prayer services were held at the
residence of Mrs. Hays at 5 o’clock
this afternoon, the services being
conducted by Rev. Lyman-Wheaton.
The body will be shipped to Cabot
this evening at 7:30 o’clock, and
from Cabot will be taken to Sylva
nia, the former home of the deceased,
in Prairie county, for burial tomor
row. The remains will be accom
panied by Rev. Hays and his son,
William, Mrs. Hays being prevented
from making the trip on account of
All that could possibly be done to
brighten the declining days of Mrs.
Reinhardt was administered in ten
der and loving care by Mrs. Hays and
her family, and in the loss of her
sainted mother she has the greatest
sympathy of a large host of friends.
CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE
State College, Penn., Mar. 7.—To
prevent an annual loss estimated at
134,556,000 bushels of wheat, oats,
barley and rye, and ‘tremendous
losses” in other staple crops, special
Chas. A. Whittle, Editorial Manager,
Tlie farmer can win this war.
Only by famine does the Kaiser hope
to conquer—famine by force of the sub
marine. If the submarine brings Eng
land and France to their knees, beg
ging bread in the humiliation of de
feat, the Kaiser will then turn upon
the United States.
England and France can be saved
from, famine by the farmers of the
United States and Canada in spite of
the submarine, if they will. The sub
marine will sink food that England
and France so sorely needs but the
submarine can not sink enough to
starve our allies, if the farmer of the
United States will raise maximum
crops, raise every pound and save ev
ery pound of foods he possibly can.
It’s a fight, therefore, between the
farmer of the United States on the
one hand and the gaunt wolf of the
Kaiser, famine, on the other hand.
If the American farmer can raise
'enough to allow for the submarine
toll and enough more food to place
‘‘over there” to feed those who are
fighting, then victory is ours.
But l:’s a narrow margin. The
whole world is on the verge of star
vation. If even a normal crop is pro
duced in this country it is not going
to afford enough to feed everybody
lists on agriculture have organized
j an War Emergency Board of Ameri
| can Plant Pathologists. This board
' has inaugurated a nation-wide cam
; paign to increase food production
through control of distructive plant
diseases during the coming growing
j Because the consumer pays for ev
ery rotted and scabby potato and ev
ery smutted grain of wheat or oats
| the farmer grows, without having i
| them as food, hundreds of trained
i workers intend to carry the campaign
into all the states. Teachers, re
' search workers and students are be
! ing enlisted in the service which will ;
j show the farmers how to increase j
j their yields of disease-free crops.
These preventable diseases will be
attacked vigorously as the first step
of a comprehensive program to pre
vent food waste. Further efforts to
save food are to be made by teaching j
methods of eleminating losses in!
transportation, storage and in house- j
The War Emergency Board, of;
which Dr. F. D. Kern, plant patholo- I
gist at the Pennsylvania State Col
lege, is a member, expects to give di
rect aid to growers as to the availa
bility and prices of spray materials.
Assistance will be given to the plant
disease survey undertaken by the fed
eral department of agriculture, in co
operation with the state colleges of
agriculture and other agencies.
Plans and projects for the cam
paign were considered at a special
meeting of the board in Washington
this month. The country was dis
| tricted into six sections, each in
! charge of a commissioner selected by
| the board.
A concrete example of how the
scientists will attempt to increase
Uncle Sam’s food output is given in
the statement that there is an annual
loss of from four to five bushels of
wheat and grain every year from ev
ery acre growing those crops. This
loss is attributed to grain smut, a
l disease which the board says is en
1 tirely preventable by an application
i of a common disinfectant, costing
i only a few cents, to the seed before it
I is planted. Spreading information
i of this nature and of similar charac
ter for other crops on other prevent
able diseases is to be one of the
chief activities of the board.
The board is making a complete
survey of the workers who are quali
fied and, willing to assist in the bat
tle against plant diseases. To this
end the board is taking a nation-wide
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Better Farming in the South
Will The American Farmer
Kill The Kaiser’s Wolf—Famine
Farm Service tbureau, Atlanta, Ga.
(k'jterdent upon this country, a full
iaiicn. At best there is going to be
luck. Tito American farmer must.
awc.kon io a. serious realization that
iiis is no small task, in fact, it is
only a f.rating chance.
If the American farmer will only
re.ii.izr his, then he must recognize
that every blow he makes must count
for the utmost. Maximum yields
must be striven for as never before.
This is no time to leave anything
unemphasized that will count for
greater yields. Efficiency must oper
ate with every act on the farm from
breaking the soil deeply to garnering :
the crops with a saving hand.
Thorough preparation of the seed j
bed may be accomplished with less !
labor than is customary, by the use
of labor saving farm machinery.
Liberal and rational applications of
plant food should be made this year.
Partners who never used commer
cial fertilizers before should certain
ly do so now for the nation’s sake.
The same modern, labor saving
farm machinery that will enable a !
farm hand to plow two rows while
plowing one heretofore—and plow '
them better—must be made use of.
It’s a hard fight all spring, summer ;
and fall for the American fanner. ;
Will he win?
census of plant disease specialists :
who will be enlisted. '
Work has been started on the gath-!!
ing of accurate information on losses i
in staple crops due to diseases. '
Teachers of botany and plant pathol
ogy are being urged to give sp-cial j
attention to the training of students <
along the line of fighting plant dis- 1
eases. Many workers are needed to «
take up work already planned by <
state and federal agencies.
Seven men, all pathologists at
agricultural colleges, constitute the
War Emergency Board. They are: i
H. H. Whetzel, chairman, New
York State College of Agrciulture;
H. P. Barss, Agricultural College,
Corvallis, Oregon; E. C. Stakman,
Agricultural College, St. Paul, Minn.,
G. H. Coons, Agricultural College,
East Lansing, Mich.; F. D. Kern,
State College, Pa.; H. W. Barre,
Clemson College, S. C.; and G. R.
Lyman, Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C.
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4 TUCKERMAN LOCALS. 4
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Rev. Z. D. Barber, of Eight Mile,
was a Tuckerman visitor last Satur
day. He was looking after his inter
ests in a political way. He is a can
didate for county superintendent of
schools and has many friends in Bird
township who are enthusiastic in his
Rev. W. M. Lane and wife of Battle
Axe were Tuckerman visitors last
Sunday. The former preached at
the Methodist church at the time of
the morning service.
H. G. Shetters and wife recently
moved to the J. M. Terrell farm two
miles west of town. The former will
engage in agricultural pursuits dur
ing the present year.
Chas. P. Cook was an early morn
ing passenger for Searcy last Mon
day, where he spent the day looking
after business affairs. He return
ed home at a late hour of the same
Mrs. O. A. Jamison expects to
leave during the latter part of the
week for San Antonio, Texas, where
she will join her husband, who is in
the service for Uncle Sam at that
Carlisle Cook recently accepted a
position as salesman for James Stri
der and has entered upon his duties
in that capacity.
R. T. Simmons of Newport, who is
a candidate for the office of repre
sentative, was here last Saturday,
pressing his claims for the office to
which he aspires.
W. M. Shaver and family accom
panied by Miss Annie Jones visited
relatives in the Hickory Grove neigh
borhood last Sunday afternoon.
The weather during the past two
weeks has been fair and mild most
of the time. The roads have become
settled and motoring is a pleasure.
Most people who own cars have tak
en advantage of the pleasant weather
and good roads and have spent much
time driving and enjoying themselves
after having been housed up through
the recent winter months.
Harvey E. L. McCollum of New
port spent a portion of last Saturday
here looking after the interests of
the Independent. He will make this
nlare verv frequently in the future
and those who desire to renew their
subscriptions or have printing done
will be enabled to do so by conferring
The lady members of the local Red
Cross branch have been very busy at
their work rooms during the past I
week or so and have turned out a |
large quantity of finished garments,
which will soon be sent to the sol- i
Mack Hunnicutt and wife, of Ken
sett, were here one day last week to
attend the burial of the remains of
B. F. Sidoreus, step-father of Mrs.
Hunicutt, who was formerly Miss
Carlisle Cook and family recently
moved into and are now occupying
the Jule Terrell home, which is lo
cated just south of the public school
Harry Lanxton, whose home is at
Kensett, was here last week to at
tend the burial of his step-father,
B. F. Sidoreus.
That the farmers of this commun
ity are awake to their personal needs
in the future has been made evident i
daring the past week or so. Much:
garden seed has been planted and a .
considerable acreage of oats sown. -
There is a prevailing belief among
many of our best informed farmers
that feed for stock will not be avail
able next year unless produced at j
home, and if they do not produce and
preserve enough for their own use
the lack of transportation facilities
and the probable taking over of all
surplus supplies by the government
will make it impossible to farm next
pear unless they have those things
at home. Such a proposition is no
die dream and if the present war
:ontinues unabated until then that
state of affairs will very likely be in
sxistence at that time. The farmer
ivho raises all feed and food neces
sary for home consumption and then
slants the balance of his crop in
otton will be able to get by in a |
rery satisfactory way. Those who j
diminate cotton entirely from their
:rops will probably find that there
vill be more money in raising sup- i
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plies for man and beast than in the
production of cotton. To say the
least the demand for eatables will be
greater than ever known before.
The handwriting is on the wall and
plain enough that “He who runs may
read.” Jackson county must produce
and preserve for future consumption
such feed and food as will be needed
or there will be a deficiency that
cannot be supplied. We hope such a
condition of things will be averted.
saBBE!" - w-""'” si
Why You Should
Buy Rugs Now 4
1st—The largest rug mills in the United |
States are on Government work. The
production will be cut one-half. j
2d—Next season they will command higher
prices because of scarcity and high
prices of material and labor.
3d--We have an assortment of the best pat
terns in Wilton Velvets, Axminsters,
Tapestry, Cut, Wool and Fiber, Rag
and Matting Rugs.
Also Linoleum and Congoleum f
Squares to Select From.
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Touring Car and Roadster
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Truck Chassis $1085 f o. b. Detroit
Our shop under management of ^
Thomas Barker, who will be
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ers and friends. Reference, his past
record. Call on us.
Try Your Home Boys
Barker & Daugherty Auto Co.
Lower Front Street. Phone 186 I
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