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VOL. 1—NO. 73
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1921 PRICE FIVE CENTS Here’s a Hearty Hand-Clasp to Our New Neighbors To those who have recently moved to Nevada County and this vicinity— We take this opportunity of extending a hearty hand clasp of welcome. This hank will count it a privilege to be of help to you in every way it can. We have a cordial, friendly willing ser vice—which is at your disposal. Come in and let’s get acquainted the first time you are in Prescott. BANK OF PRESCOTT Prescott, Arkansas COLD WAVE MAY CUT FRUIT CROP FREEZING TEMPERATURE PRE DICTED MAY IMPERIL BER RIES AND VEGETABLES. Fruit and berry and early vegetable crops of Arkansas are In peril. The United States Weather Bureau at Washington last night predicted frost and probably freezing temperature for this state last night and arrival of the prediction in Little Rook last night was preceded by a couple of hours by a sudden drop in the temperature here. A drop of 20 degrees in 15 min utes was recorded. The tpiick change In temperatuio came on thp crest of a gale that drove away the oppressive humidity of the late afternoon and early evening, caused doors and windows to be closed and gas fires to he lighted hurriedly, and brought a heavy electrical storm that continued intermittently for sev er) l hours. According to the prediction of the local office of the Weather Bureau temperature of 58 to 40 degrees will be registered this morning, marking the lowest point of the slide from 8] de grees. or 18 above normal, which was registered yesterday afternoon. Rain May Stive Fruit. Tn various sections of the state rain fell lust nielil, and unless the drop is sufficient to cause freezine, it is poss ihlc that the rain will prove the means of savin" crops from frosts tlmi arc improbable with cloudy skies. Fruit and orchard men in several counties reported last night that buds ore watersoaked and that a freeze might protect them from injury. Orch ardists near ltentouville were seeming 1; not alarmed last night when inform ed of the weather prediction. Strawberry growers reported that their crop would be retarded, but would not lie badly damaged by a freeze, hut that r**ceut hail storms in the berry growing sections have done consider able damage. A similar drop in temperature on Faster last year resulted iu almost to tal loss of the fruit crop in the state, while the lx Try crops were hadlv dam aged by a freeze on April 1">.—Gazette. -o SITTON HOME BERN El >. Fast Saturday afternoon, fire de stroyed the home of Joe Hates, a well to do farmer of near Sutton. Every thing was destroyed it is reported, ex cept a few household goods. It is not known how the fire originated Mr. Hates carried $780.00 Insurance, bur that amount will not cover halt the loss, so it is said. -o Fnele Tom Turtle of Fnneburg is spending the day in Prescott. i mi iuim.t PONY STOCKINGS FOR BOYS A aIRL8_ m —> STOCKINGS FOR LITTLE FOLKS Mutt be toft and pliable—mutt 6t snugly and comfortably, and be odea, they mutt wear. *WSw\«c)Crvi^ Pony Stockings are made from the toot selected yarns— yarnt that afford the utmost elasticity and comfort without sacrifice of lasting qualities. Pony Stockings arc perfect stoca iugt for little folks. You will like them—so will they.__ OZAN MERCANTILE COMPANY $6,000 OFFERED FOR 40 ACRES I _____ K. L. COCHERHAN OF EL DOKAIM) I WIRES FANCY BID FOR LEASE HELD BY C. R. ASTIN. I - We saw a telegram this morning from E. L. Cockerhan of El Dorado, to C. It. Astin. offering $0,000.00 for a lease on 40 aeres at old Arcadia, on the Blevins Pike. Mr. Astin is consid ering this offer, together with some otiher propositions made to tdni on the same forty. This land lies about midway between here and Duckett Well No. 1, near Blevins. OFFERS$500,000 FOR BIG FIGHT ENGLISH SPORTSMEN AGAIN AF TER CARPENTIER- DEMP SEY BOUT, New York, March 27.—An eleventh hour offer of a $500,000 purse by a group of English sportmen for the Dempsey-Carpentier world’s champion ship fight was announced tonight by Walter C. Percival, American represen tative. The group, headed by Solly Joe, Brit, ish financier and sportman, it was said want to stage the bout at the Olympic Plub in London, the last week in June or at the Apson Downs race track after the English derby, when thousands of Europeans will be in London. Tex Rickard, who is expected tnw week to announce a site for the con test. will 1m> tendered the offer tomor row Mr. Rickard would have absolute eh arise of the arrangements and would he guaranteed through Lloyds against loss by had weather, injury to the box ers or in any other manner, Mr. Per ,-ival said. He added that the main purpose of the sportsmen is to obtain the bout for London and that there is no desire to make any profit for them selves. If the bout is staged at the Olympia Club, which holds more than 16.000 spectators, he continued. the prices would range from $M00 for a box seat down to $15. -o HIRST-HTBUARD Yesterday afternoon at. 2 o’clock, at the lTbrne of the bride. Rev. .1. C. Wil liams joined together in holy wedlock Mr. Walter E. Hirst and Miss May Hubbard. The wedding of this estima ble young couple was not a surprise to their many friends. Rut the occasion was a ipiiet affair, only a few close friends and relatives being present when l»r. Williams said the tender words that made them man and wife. Mr. Hirst is our popular postmaster, and Miss May has held for some time the position of money order and regis ter clerk in the postoffice. They are both deservingly popular, and enjoy the warm friendship of the people of Prescott. Mr. and Mrs. Hirst left immediately af er the ceremony for ('ale, where they will spend a few days at the home of Walter’s father. Judge .1. J. Il rst. After that, will be at home to their friends here in this city. The Picayune extends best wishes and sincere congratulations to the hap py bride and groom. TIPPITT-FERGUSON. Mr. Elmer Tippitt and Miss Lois Ferguson were united in marriage last Friday night by Rev. Kincaid. The contracting parties drove out to Brother Kincaid’s home, about 4 miles north of town, where the ceremony was solemnized. They have a host of friends to wisli them well along life’s happy Journey, hoping for them the best element of suc cess. and a joy lit ride on the smooth untroubled sea of glorious matrimony. FOUUi-MOBROW. Mr. Oscar Foulk and Miss Dewlar Morrow were married yesterday morn ing at 10 o’clock, in front of the post office, in the presence of several wit nesses. Rev. T. H Crowder performing the ceremony. The joining together of this happy couple on Easter morn was the culm! nation of a delightful romance. We extend our congratulations -o Sam Westmoreland of near Cale, is a business visitor here today. GEORGE WELL IS ADDED TO FIELD PRODICTION ESTIMATED BE TWEEN lO.OOfl AND 40. 000 BARREI>> El Dorado. March 27.—The Walter George well on the Goodwin tract in the southwest of southeast of section HI came in this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Ac cording to estimates it is making be tween KMHMI and 40.00(1 barrels. The average estimates are from lo.OOO to 15.000 barrels. The Arkansas Oil Corporation’ll Armstrong No. 1 is due to make its dehut some time tomorrow, according to latest reports from the well, where preparations are lieing made to bail. It is located in the* southwest of the northeast of the southwest quarter of 30-17-15, on the .!. W. Armstrong tract and is 2.204 feet deep. Six-inch casing was set; at 2.008 feet and the cap rock was struck at 2.1*5 feet. This rock was three feet thick and 10 feet of sand was penetrated before drilling op erations ceased. The well is about a quarter of a mile east of the Ilinton & Mattocks well in section 30. Drilling operations on the Lucky Six Syndicate, Murphy No. 1. in 30-17-10 are being held up until storage tanks can be completed to handle the initial production. Six-inch casing was set some time ago at 2.00S feet. The test in all probability will be made Tuesday. Pipe Line Built. A three-inch pipe line has bwn laid lo the Love Bros. Rogers No. 1. by the j Petroleum Trust. According to latest reports oil will he running from this well by Monday or Tuesday a the latest. This line extend® from the well to the Petroleum Trust's loading rach on the K. Jfe W. road, about a mile from the I.ove Bros. well. Mrs. Harvey Sample, who is in charge of the Rooming Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, is the proud possessor of a new Nash automobile, which she won in a popularly contest that closed yesterday. She asked some of her friends to take a trip into the country with her today and they got caught in one of the heaviest rain storms of the year. Evidently this did not dampen Mrs. Sample’s enthusiasm for she has invited other friends for an auto ride. Reports Big Oil Pool. Dr. G. W. Murray, a well known geo logist. one of six making a private snr vey of the El Dorado field, today de clared that one of the biggest pools in the United States lies at the door of El Dorado. •‘You are in the heart of one of the greatest pools in the world." he said today, “for quantity and quality. If the laws of nature are to he reckoned you have one of the biggest undeveloped f’elds in the world. “All the large pools of the world are found at the base of ancient sea walls. In n radius of 50 miles of El Dorado 1 have located three distinct ancient sea walls, one of which given evidence of a very high grade purafine base, one a petroleum base 2S to 3« banm high gas pressure, the other an intermediate 3S to 44.” The City Sanitary I>eparTiDtim, 11 charge of Majors Sam D. Crawford and Zeb Ward. have announced that El Dorado must be made clean. Be gin ninu tomorrow they plan to prosecute vigorously all violations of either the sanitary ordinance or the rulings of the State Board of Health They an nounce that all who persist in violating these laws will he prosecuted to the limit—Gasette. -© WYNN-SHARP. Married, last Saturday night at S o’clock, at the residence of Rev. W R Barham, Mr. Clifford Wynn and Miss I.orine Sharp of this city , Brother Barham performed the cer emony in the presence of a few select friends. Mr. Wynn is the capable su ! perintendent of the water and light plant, while the bride 'f the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs Henry Sharp After a brief honeymoon, they will be at home to their friends at Mm J- U Brown’s, on Christian Ridge May their young lives be blessed with unending happiness, and their paths be strewn with the unfading flowers of success, js the wish of the Daily Pic ayune. -o J. M. Riggin of Arkadeiphia, visited j his daughter, Mrs. Fred Anderson, here I yesterday. -FOR EASTER-. We have a wide selection of < Voile Waists that we will sell ,or a i $1.25 i SEE OUR WINDOW 1 ... Hitt Dry Goods Co. ( CHARGE GERMA NY PREPARING FRENCH MARSHAL URGES ALLIES TO HEAL WITHOUT MERCY. — | (By Henry Wales Chicago Tribune) Paris, March 27.—Marshal Kayolle, who commanded the French group of armies at the battle of the Somme, and. later, commanded French divls ions on the Italian front, declared in an exclusive interview today that Ger many is earnestly preparing for a new war and that unless the allies took firm action at once never would carry out the Versailles treaty. ‘ The Germans are pursuing military preparation in an underhanded man i tier,” the French warrior declared, “and the allies must act with determi nation now. for later Germany will be so strong that we will lie unable to enforce our will upon her. “Official information received from Germany shows that despite the stipu lations of the treaty our former adver saries have not discontinued aggressive preparations. They are camouflaging canon and machine guns, and alwive all. are forwarding a huge aviation pro gram. Preparing for Air Offensive. “We forbade them to build war air planes, but permitted them to continue maufacture of commercial machines. Anyone knows how easy thse could Is* transformed in a few hours to bombing planes. "It may be expected that in the next conflict, immediately war Is declared and iierhaps even before, London and Paris will deluged with bombs from these ‘commercial’ air squadrons. "The Germans then will bomb fac tories and railroads, hampering mobil ization and frightening the populations. The Germans are not changed by war. Some day one of the Hohenzolierns will return to Berlin. Everything seems bent toward n crisis. “Germany always will remain the same tenacious and industrious, but cunning and pugnacious. Some people train wolves as watchdogs, but event ually they become wolves ugain. ‘‘I do not speak in this way, through hatred for the Germans. I do not hata them. *1 wish they were quite different But they have Just given us fresh proof of their dishonesty by refusing to ful fill their agreements concerning pay ment of the war indemnity they owe. Urges Drastic Action. “The allies should treat Germany ez atcly as a creditor treats an unscrup ulous debtor—take guarantees and hold them until the debt is paid in full. “We already have one guarantee— the Khineland—which we will not leave until Germany completely has discharg ed her debt, for it Is a question of life and death with us. “If Germany persists in refusing af ter May 1 we may take further guar antees. Our plan contemplates the oc cupation of Frankfort and the seizure of slate property, mines, railways and customs. "The Germans falsify when they de clare they are economically ruined. Her e*|s>rts an* on the Increase and ev en the exchange rates favor her com mercial expansion.” -o Subscribe for the Dally Picayune. FERTILIZER ♦ _ We have on hand the very best TRUCK Fertilizer. Buy some and try it on your Gar den and other truck. Remember that we always carry a full line of FRESH groceries. We deliver to any part of the city. Phone 38 when you need any thing and if we have not got it, we will get it. W.K. Buchanan & Co. PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS.