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Report of the Condition of
BANK OF GRUBBS,
Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas,
At the Close of Business
June 29, 1918.
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
Capital Stock, Paid up-$10,000.00
Surplus fund, certified—± 1,159.60
Undivided profits, net- 1,798.90
unpaid -$ 10.00
public funds. 32,019.80
cates of de
posit _ 100.00
checks - 319.83
Total amount of all classes
of deposits as above shown 32,449.63
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.
W. O. MITCHELL,
H. W. GRAHAM,
D. D. CAMP,
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6th day of July, 1918.
My commission empires June 6, 1922.
(Seal) J. L. McELRATH,
-BUY W. S. S.
Do not forget that War Savings
' Stamps are not for children only.
| Most of the squandering is done by
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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
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K G. L. SMITH, Manager
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com WILL HELP
Crops Produced For Food Should Re
ceive First Attention, But World
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.
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
All hands should hoe when it is too
wet to plow.
Thin spacing is undesirable.
The proper use of nitrate of soda
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
and anything else you may need in our
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.
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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
Jos. M. Stayton,
Chairman of the Central Committee
for the Sixth District of Arkansas.
-BUY W. S. S.
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
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
violate this ordinance.
E. L. WATSON,
Mayor of City of Newport.
-BUY W. S. S.
Don’t “let the other fellow do it.”
War Savings gives you 4 per cent on
your money and a chance to feel that
jyou have “taken a shot at the Hun.”
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