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PHE indepmedent C. WILKERSON and Publisher. -.-— he^ postoffice, Newport second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. —Single copy, 6 cents; p«r 15 cents; per month, 50 cents; fyear, |6.60, in advance, by carrier ity, by mail in country. PEEKLY—$1.50 per year, payable ulvance. embers of the Associated Frees, ‘he Associated Press is exclusively [tied to the use for republication of Report of the Condition of BANK OF GRUBBS, Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas, At the Close of Business June 29, 1918. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts-$31,085.59 Iioans on real estate- 284.00 Overdrafts, secured and un secured - 53.31 U. S. Bonds (Liberty Bonds) 2,724.12 Other bonds and securities, in cluding State Warrants, County and City Scrip- 2,052.67 Furniture and Fixtures- 920.00 Banking house - 1,500.00 Cash items- 140.98 Cash and due from reserve banks - 6,647.46 Total '_ $45,408.13 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock, Paid up-$10,000.00 Surplus fund, certified—± 1,159.60 Undivided profits, net- 1,798.90 Dividends unpaid -$ 10.00 Individual de posits jpcluding public funds. 32,019.80 Time certifi cates of de posit _ 100.00 Cashier’s * checks - 319.83 Total amount of all classes of deposits as above shown 32,449.63 Total_-_$45,408.13 STATE OF ARKANSAS, County of Jackson, ss. We, W. 0. Mitchell, president, and W. A. Ford, cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear thqj; the above statement is true to the best of our knowledge and belief. W. O. MITCHELL, President. W. A. FORD, Cashier. Attest: W. O. MITCHELL, H. W. GRAHAM, D. D. CAMP, Directors. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of July, 1918. My commission empires June 6, 1922. (Seal) J. L. McELRATH, Notary Public. -BUY W. S. S. Do not forget that War Savings ' Stamps are not for children only. | Most of the squandering is done by 'the grown-ups. .. J.1.1' JlilUKl 1 L -11'i B A Good Farm *wv^Ti‘ '•.■,• % IK TSONEOFTHEBEST B| A investments you can W place your money in. We jf| have several that will net II investor 8 per cent. pf rroducts troin iarm L lands were never higher I than now, although land I values are no higher than 1 they were two years ago. I Let us show you some of I these tracts. j The Realty Co. K G. L. SMITH, Manager Vr>.ifT; W. .aJ~- .*:■ . com WILL HELP BEIT rap Crops Produced For Food Should Re ceive First Attention, But World Needs Cotton. By W. E. Ayers, Cotton Specialist, Ar kansas Experiment Station, U. of A. Crops produced primarily for food and feed should always receive first attention, but the world needs and must have cotton. Three successive short crops and the lack of steamer space have reduced the visible supply both at home and abroad to a danger ous minimum. Another extremely short crop might be disastrous. Cot toh Is the basis of the principal ex plolilves used by our armies and na vibs. A twelve-inch gun uses half a bale at a shot and an active machine gun disposes of a bale in less than five minutes. These demands are second ary only to food and feed and the world must be clothed besides. Cot ton clothes 80 per cent of the world and the warring nations have been patching their clothing for three years. It must soon be renewed. The seed from a normal crop of cot ton will aid materially in relieving the food shortage. Cotton oil supplies half the lard or shortening fat used in the United States today. The seed from » half* of cotton produces meal eauiv alent in feeding value—when properly balanced—to ten or twelve bushels of corn. The hulls from the seed of 10,000,000 bales of cotton will replace 1,500,000 tons of non-legume bay as a feed for cattle. It is imperative that every acre of cotton produce a maximum yield. To do this, proper cultivation is necessary. The use of two-horse and two-row cul tivators should be made the rule rath er than the exception. There is no bet ter implement for cultivating small cotton than a cultivator equipped with side harrow attachments or four small sweeps. One man, two mules, and a cultivator can do the work of two men and two mules working in the old way. An average white man or a good negro can operate a two-row cultivator and do the work of four men and mules on large level fields where rows are reg ular and comparatively straight. Shal low cultivation often enough to keep down weeds and grass and preserve a mulch is necessary. ' If it is necessary to “speed up” the work at any time, a center furrow with a large sweep or heel sweep will make a mulch and kilt a maximum of grass and weeds in a minimum of time. A man and team and a cultivator equipped with two large sweeps can center furrow 15 acres iu a day. With this done the crop will wait for other work. The best and most reliable lab^or should do the plowing. When plowing Is needed men and mules should be al the plow, unless the land is too wet A man with a cultivator or even a sin gle plow can kill more grass and weeds in a day than he can kill in weeks with a hoe. When it is too wet to plow, all hands should hoe. It very seldom stays too wet to hoe more than a few hours Cotton which has not been thinned to one plant per hill before it is ten inches high, will, in most cases, pro duce more if not so thinned unless there are more than 25,000 plants pei acre. Within reasonable limits the more plants per acre the greater the yield. Experiments show that 12-inch spacing produces 10 to 25 per cent more cotton than wider spacing. The use of 100 pounds per acre ol nitrate of soda on poor or medium soils is usually profitable. It should be applied around the plants not later than the time at which they begin tc bloom. It should be covered immedi ately by cultivating the crop. Summary Statements./ There is a shortage of cotton, not in the South but in the world. Cotton is necessary to both the army and the civilian population. Cottonseed prod nets supply food, feed and ammunition Two and three-horse cultivators will help relieve the labor shortage. Large sweeps do much in little time. The best men are worth most at the plow. All hands should hoe when it is too wet to plow. Thin spacing is undesirable. The proper use of nitrate of soda Is profitable. 6AVE PLENTY OF SEED OATS AND WHEAT. Dean Martin Nelson. Arkansas farmers in the past have been too dependent upon seed oats and seed wheat from sources outside the Btate because many cut their entire crop for hay and save no seed. No | greater mistake could be made this ! year because economic conditions de mand that oatB and wheat growers save seed so that an abundant supply will be available for fall, late wintei and spring seeding. A greater acreage of wheat, rye and winter oats will probably be planted this fall than ever before. Certainly it is to be preferred that all fields be planted from seed grown under south ern conditions. Seed locally grown and from a variety which has “made good” is positively preferable to an unknown supply. - Dependable Goods i You may always depend upon this store to be always ready and anxious to serve you with the lowest prices and best quality of —FURNITURE —HARDWARE k —IMPLEMENTS and anything else you may need in our line. Ours is the biggest furniture, hardware and implement house between Little Rock and St. Louis> Don’t forget your duty to boost New port and Jackson county, the best town and county in the best state of the Union. Johnson-Cloy es Hardware Co. / » ■ Yj'. m - -*=□ NOTICE. A call is hereby made for the meet ing of the Democratic Congressional Convention of the Sixth Congression al District of Arkansas, at the Hotel Marion, in he city of Little Rock, Ar kansas, at the hour of 1:30 p. m. on the tenth day of July, 1918, for the purpose of selecting a candidate for the office of representative in con gress from said district, as well as for the transaction of such other bus iness as may come before said con vention. Jos. M. Stayton, Chairman of the Central Committee for the Sixth District of Arkansas. -BUY W. S. S. FOR SALE. One Half Section of cut-over bottom land, located three miles from Mc Crory, Arkansas, level, no overflow, no rocks, good rich sandy loam soil, all tilable, and will produce all crops, located on public road, one house and I barn. Price $18.00 per acre. W. U. Manville, llw4t. Bankers Trust Co. Little Rock, Ark. --BUY W. S. S. You command the immediate inter est and attention of local customers when you patronize the Independent s -BUY W. S. S.-r NOTICE. You are hereby notified to cut the weeds on your premises and the front and sides, and in the streets and al leys adjoining your premises and to clean up the premises and put them in sanitary condition. This applies to both tenants and occupants and to owners of vacant property and lots. Failure to eomply will be a violation of the %ity ordinances and subject the party failing or refusing to comply with prosecution and fine. The shooting of air rifles in the city limits is prohibited by ordinance. A great number of electric light globes are broken in this way espec ially in East Newport. This ordin ance will be strictly enforced and parties guilty arrested and fined. Parents are especially urged to see that their children do not further I violate this ordinance. E. L. WATSON, Mayor of City of Newport. -BUY W. S. S. 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