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Mrs. Mary Ellis Brown, State
Statistical*. and Mrs. A. M.
Blakely, Chief of the Bureau of
Social Hygiene, Make Survey of
Sevier County.
While birth and death registra
tion has increased throughout the
entire county, Mrs. Mary Ellis
Brown, Statistical Bureau of
Vital Statistics, states that she
feels the registrar at De Queen is
not securing reports of all births
or deaths. Mrs Brown is visiting
Sevier county to urge closer co
operation on the part of the physi
cians in this matter so vitally im
portant to the infant and also to
those bereaved by death in many
In cases where a licensed em
balmer or funeral director handles
the dead body, the registrar ex
periences less difficulty in secur
ing death reports than when the
burial is conducted by some mem
ber of the family or friends of the
deceased, who is not a licensed
imdert*'. ker.
The vital statistics law requires
that a birth certificate be filed i
with the local registrar of the !
township in which the birth oc-i
curs, within ten days, by the phy-i
sician or midwife, or, in case
neither attends the birth, it then,
becomes the duly of the parent to j
make such report. Since a birth
certificate may be of little legal j
value to the child in after life un
less the full name is given, it is!
manifestly the duty of the parent .'
to give the physician the full name '
of the child when he makes out I
the certificate at time of birth. <
The physicians of Sevier county i
complain bitterly over the trouble
and delay on parents’ part in ‘
naming the babies causes them.
Every mother should be sure
that her baby’s birth is made a.
matte* of official record. Every
child has the right to have his or
her birth recorded by the state to!
prove identity, nationality, legiti
macy. lineage, the school age. the
age at which he or she may cease
h attend school and go to work.;
marriageable age, the right to in
herit property, the right to a pass
pert and for various other rea- 1
Death re gi.-L ration is necessary,
fb'st, that there may be available ,
complete and accurate informa- !
tio a- I the deaths of all human I
being.' with dates of death and i ■
causes to the end that preventable,
causes of death may be eliminated
and human lives lengthened;'
second that th? various public!
and private hea’th agencies for
the prevention of disease may;
know the number of deans that
occur and thereby may operate in
telligently; third. that these]
agencies may determine what parti
of our mortality is preventable I
and when and where such deaths I
occur; fourth, that pestilential and )
epidemic diseases may be detected)
promptly: fifth, that we may ap-l
ply our remarkable scientific'
knowledge of disease prevention 1
intelligently at the time and in the;
piace where it is most needed;)
sixth, that the success or failure,
ol all measure- attempted in dis-]
ease prevention may be accurate- ,
* . - , . . v I/U 1 JIV ” I i .. »•> ,
jft,, .- , . Birth* Death* Birth i Death* ;
'Ben i e ' *£ wni, hip- Dr. R. L. Hopkina, De Queen, Registrar 70 42 #6 51
Minorii 'r' 1 < ** n '*hip Dr. J. E. Guthrie, Brownstown, Registrar.. 30 21 25 1G
Clear r- P r ’ D. Smith, Gillham, Regristrar 11 56 14
Red Cni 'n?' “■ >wr -’* , ’P W. W. Millwee, Horatio, Registrar 67 36 *0 21)
Washing y wn<hi P—J- P. Norwood, Lockesburg, Registrar 67 31 71 29
' Buckhorn T L E - Outhrie - R *» ißtrar 65 15 M
Jefferson n \ h . li> -’* •H. Crunk. De Queen. R. 5, Registrar 0 0 3 1
Mill Cn-r-L ’’’h’j’T-Mrs. J. L. Flannigan, Gillham, Registrar 3 0 7 0
Monrrw T, .. r,'T nS^: . n .~^ r ’ E ' D- Smith. Gillham, Registrar 2 0 71
Paraclifta T Mr ’ - Ruby " Phillips, De Queen. R. 1. Registrar 2 0 39 19
Saline Town« Will Penney > Lockesburg, Registrarl2 4 12 7
’hip—Mr*. R. McWhorter, Provo, Registrar 25 7 22 7
TOTAL. 324 157 465 19«
PAINT and oil
strAHnr? H X,nl and oil demon-
Dierks *r W ' v ake P lace at the
TueXv “adi-Ii ? '‘ r l onday and
Danpr ” and 4 In a
demerit <Jate tke large adver
demonaf r Ve9 the date of the
B. trahon as Saturday. May
corrertLa k 7 an error tha t was
of the R efr,r e all nf that section
r *t datVv p : inled - The cor “
A Pril 3 and \ T ° nday and T ’-»esday,
PHONE service.
'ha^e D h u Q “" n Tele P»’oi’e Ex
m:^r f rw:eiv ’ (i “f nec
al for connecting up
ly determined; seventh, that cities
and localities may know their own'
health conditions and that home
seekers may be guided in the se
lection of safe and healthful!
homes by accurate information
ipd not by misstatements of in-j
terested persons; eighth, that the!
settlements of estates, matters of;
Inheritance, pensions, etc., may be,
definitely settled by official record
of death instead of on the memory
of interested witnesses.
Over half of the deaths in our
country are said to be due to pre- (
ventable diseases, and we possess!
the scientific knowledge which
makes this prevention possible. In
our health agencies we have the
power and machinery to put this
knowledge of prevention in prac
tical use if the exact records are
kept. Again, the death certificate
often gives the first intimation of
the invasion of a community by i
pestilential disease, and permits'
the health officer to attack epi- j
demies in their incipiency If I
(mortuary statistics were complete;
and uniform in all sections, the 1
immigrant and homeseekers would ;
he able to ascertain the truth and!
would be guided intelligently ini
the selection of a home.
Mrs. A. M. Blakeney, chief of
the Bureau of Social Hygiene o’
the State Board of Health, who is i
j also in Sevier county in confer--
■ ence with the physicians in re
| gat’d to the reporting of notifiable
lor communicable diseases, states,
' that no reports have been rece’v
,ed from De Queen for several
; months.
This is unfair to our county)
ar.d city health officers, as they
, are required to report every week
and if the other physicians do not
I co-operate with these local health
' officers it makes it appear to the
I State Board of Health and the
public as if the town had no re-|
i gard for the health laws. When-!
ever a physician is called to at-1
tend a case of typhoid fever, ma
laria fever. smallpox, scarlet :
fever, whooping cough, diptherta.i
chickenpox, pellagra, tuberculosis,
ophthalmia-neonatorum, epidemre
cerebro-spinal meningitis, acute
'anterior poliomyelitis, trachoma,!
- -philis cr gonorrhea, the law re-,
r j’re.M that he shall report to hiss
ty health officer, or if none, then '
•> lis county health officer.,
• anked postal cards can he se-!
cured by any physician from Dr.
?. T _ Hopkins, city health officer,!
■ Ur. A. J. Clir.gar, county health '
fleer. or Ly request from the
Stale Board of Health. The vene-[
• ea. di-ease-; shall be reported di-I
reel to the State Board of Health'
Sy r irr.bei- on blanks furnished by •
the Slate Board of Health.
The general public is awaker.-
g to the vital necessity of com-,
niiance with lhe public health)
laws, which awakening is reflect
ed in lhe altitude of a number of I
the circuit judges of Arkansas,
who have invited representatives!
of lhe bureau to go before their
grand juries and explain the law
and report violations and in all
ca es these judges have charged
their grand juries to bring in in-,
dictments against violators of the!
vitm.l sta’istic and communicable
diseases reporting regulations
The following is a list of regis
trars of births and deaths in Se-;
vier county, and number of certi-;
ficates from each during 1920 and
1921. by Bureau of Vital Stalls-j
1 ics:
With its modern switchboard. The
vzork of stringing cables is pro
gressing rapidly. It is thought
that about two ’ hundred of the
I new phones will be installed next
i month and the improved service
will be available throughout the
system in a short time. The new
board is provided with flash light
signals and will accommodate
1.200 phones.
W. F. Thonjas has sold the fill
ing station at the corner of Stil
wil! avenue and Second street to
Jim Seagle. H. H. McCaslin will
'conduct the business.
■ Has Seating Capacity of 1,500 —
I Will Be Used Regularly for
) Church Services —Rearrange-
ment of Sunday School Work—
Winans Revival Starts Sunday.
The new Baptist Tabernacle in
which the Winans revival will be
J held commencing next Sunday is
50x90 feet and has a seating ca
pacity of 1,500. It is patterned
after the Billy Sunday tabernacles.
It has perfect acoustics and Is a
model of convenience. The plat
form is 18x60 feet with a flare
in the center for the pulpit. The
platform has a seating capacity of
i 250. The entire building is fitted
• with electric lights which are con-
• trolled by switches enabling any
) portion or all of the big audi
i torium to be lighted at one time.
! The sides of the building are so
I constructed that panels can be
1 raised on tw’o sides the entire
! length of the building. The cen
-1 ter of the roof is raised, leaving
vertical spaces all around that
'admit light and air. These can
i be closed in severe weather.
The building cost about $1,300,
which does not include consider
able volunteer labor.
P.ev. J. I. Cossey, whose initia
tive and tireless labor is respon
sible for lhe tabernacle, says the
, auditorium may be used for civic
i gatherings of different kinds.
The building of the tabernacle
has caused a rearrangement of
church and Sunday school assemb
ly Morning and evening ser
vices will hereafter be held in the
tabernacle on Sunday. The inter
mediate and senior Sunday school
classes will meet fn the tabernacle,
j " - adults will meet in the church,
end lhe juniors and primary be
iginners will meet in the old par
isonage. which has been converted
j into a modern Sunday school xm-
■ nex.
The Winans revival will begin |
;ne.':t Su-'day at lhe morning ser
: vice.
i C'vnmurion service next Sun
) day morning al 11 o’clock —no
sermon. Bible school at 9:50 with
(classes for all ages. Christian
'Endeavor al 6:30. No night ser
' ' e. A cordial welcome to all.
G. W .Jurey,
The April number of lhe Mov
, ing Picture News, a journal of
| national circulation, contains an
I editorial from an advertisement
recently published in lhe De
(Queen Eee by A. L. Middleton,
ima ager of lhe Grand Theatre.
The editorial and comment
thereon occupies an entire page in
the News. Numerous other mo
tion picture journals quote Mr.
: Middleton extensively ar(4 com
iment favorably on his work If
i Will Hayes doesn’t look out—but
then we don’t believe Mr Middle
tor could be persuaded to leave
De Queen anyway.
I A good live man to help in rea?
estate office One of the largest
farm agencies in Southwest Ar
kansas. A big opportunity for
the right man. No investment re
jquired. Call or write at once.—
Stuart Land Company.—Adver
I Gene Pierre, lineman for the De,
I Queer. Light and Power Co., had
' a very narrow escape last Monday •
; while helping to string wires on)
•Fifth street. His hand came in)
contact with c live wire carrying I
a heavy voltage. One of his!
fi igers was badly burned and he !
and a companion suffered severe*
The Fowler Creamery and grist
mill is again busy. Owing to the
fast work of the fire boys in the
recent conflagration much of the
machinery was not greatly damag
ed, and all of it was quickly back
in commission. .
Although a passing train re
quired the uncoupling of hose
while the fire was burning, thte
situation was handled in such fine!
shape that little time was Lost.
Four Candidates for Mayor—Five
for City Marshal and Thirteen
for Alderman.—A for
Each Office to Be Filled—An
Important Election.
De Queen is to have a city elec
tion next Tuesday, April 4.
There is one mayor to elect and
four candidates for the position.
There are six aidermen to elect
and thriteen candidates for alder
*j There is one marshal to elect
' * and five men willing to serve.
The voters will also have a
choice in .voting for city treasurer
and city recorder.
Not much general interest seems
to have been taken in the election
until within the past few days, but
several volunteer campaign mana
gers have been quietly spreading
propaganda for their favorites
However, the voters generally
are beginning to Realize the im
portance of an able business ad
ministration during the next two
'ears, and the indications are that
a heavy vole will be polled with a
large number of women voting.
lhe candidates for mayor are:
G. O. Alyea, G .B. Stewart, I. V’.
Matthews and George S. Provence.
The candidates for aidermen
are: <•
Ward I.—E. R. Neely, C. F.
Hutchison, Ed Hartley, J. S. Har
per, Tom Brame, Barney Graves
Ward 2. —Dr. C. H. Noffsinger,
A. B. Gray, Josh Nichols and Fred
_ Ward 3. —Leroy French, C. M.
F riend, H. J. McAdams.
For Recorder—R. E. Leslie,
i Leonard Lee.
I For city Treasurer—Fred Ven
. Lie. E L. Presley.
For Marshal—Joe Edgar, Dan
Gregg, W. A. Bowles, Frank Jones,
B. B. Stuart.
To the voters of Do Queen:
1 wish to thank those who meant
; i support me in the city election
lor city marshal, and for the in
terest you have shown in me, but
as I have accepted another posi
tion I will withdraw from the
ace for marshal.
J. A. Alford.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Crawford of
■’T. Louis are spending the week in
De Queen. Mr. Crawford is super
intendent of the American Rail
way Express Company and is
rnkirg preparation for the great
■ -du me of business which will re
mit from lhe harvesting of Sevier
< mnty’s strawberry crop.
A union Sunday school was or
ganize i last Sunday at Boggy,
i tv. 3 and one-half miles north of
Hcrst : ) wit- fifty members in at
tendance. The Sunday school will
hereafter meet every Sunday al
2:30 o’clock.
H’.;h school contest at Horatio,
! e’em Friday, March 31:
Assembly exercise and an
. cement of events.
10:30-12:30—Contest in spelling.
I arithmetic. composition, map
1 ’-awing and athletics.
12:30-1:30—Noon, lunch.
2p. m.—Assembly. in audi-
2:30-5 p. m —Contests in piano
i voice, reading, declamation and 1
school community singing.
4-4:30 p. m. —Announcement of
• prizes won.
j All who are indebted to me,
| mast see me at once and make
.some satisfactory arrangement
; obout vour accounts, or I will have I
! to add more costs to it. —F. G.
Mitchell.— Advertisement.
• miss somebodyTslse”
“Miss Somebody Else” m trie
Mie of the Senior play to be pre
sented at the Queen Theatre;
• alight. Rehearsals have been)
in progress during the week and
a splendid entertainment mnv be
’••Miked for.
j Mnrr ; ae*e will oflc»' <;o*>er a man i
I'.*.; ’.itoxicntwl with lo\e t
William Wallace announces in
this week’s Bee as a candidate for
1 a second term as Sheriff of Sevier
j county. William has made a
I splendid record during his first
i; term. He has been fearless and
.) faithful in the discharge of his
duties, and has’exhibited more
1 than ordinary ability in ferreting
out crime and apprehending
criminals. As a tax collector his
work has been well done and his
books are accurate and well kept.
.If given another term he will
doubtless give the same careful
attention to the people’s business
. that has characterized his present
The name of W. H. Wardlaw as
a candidate for a second term as
Circuit Clerk of Sevier county ap
pears in the Bee’s announcement
column this week. Will is one of
Sevier county’s best citizens and
• has made a faithful and efficient
public official. With his effici
ency he is courteous and always
on the job If he is re-elected
Sevier county will have the as
surance that the duties of the of
fice of Circuit Clerk are faithfully
This week’s Bee contains the an
nouncement of Ed Shipman as
a candidate for a second term as
County and Probate Clerk. Mr.
Shipman has made a good official.
' His books are neatly kept and all
who have had business to transact
v'ith his office have been treated
w’ith courtesy- In retaining Mr.
Shipman in his present position
the public will be following a De
mocratic precedent, and will be
assured of the same good service
he has rendered in the past.
The name of Roy Hooper of
Lockesburg is presented as a can
didate for Sheriff of Sevier county
in the Bee’s announcement column
this week. Mr. Hooper is a native
o* Arkansas and has long been a
citizen of Sevier county. His ex
perience as a merchant at
I Lockesburg and Horatio have
I given him a w'ide acquaintance-
I ship and his friends throughout
the county are numerous. His
, business training and natural
talents should enable him to dis
charge efficiently the duties of the
Sheriff’s office if chosen for that
I position.
In our announcement column
this week the name of Fred Ven
able appears as a candidate for!
f'lty Treasurer. Fred has made a!
very competent official and is
; sking for a second term.
Governor Mcßae on Tuesday is
sued .o. proclamation extending
s he time for payment o f taxes
without penalty to June 5. Or
dinarily penalty would attach af
ter April 10. The govei’nor point
ed out that the proclamation was
not for extending the time for the
: payment of taxes but for the post
ponement of the date on which the
I penalty attaches.
at the~erTckson”well
Drilling is progressing in very
hard formation at the Erickson
well, southwest of De Queen.
Twice the drill bit has been
, b”oken and the work delayed until
; it could be sent to Muskogee for
-epairs. But the big drill is now
busy and the drivers are optimis-
I tic.
At the meeting of the city coun
cil an ordinance was passed fix
ing the salary of the Mayor of De
| Queen at SSO per month and fees.
Heretofore the mayor has received
a salary of SSO per year.
The city marshal was directed
*o collect all city license.
The much discussed chicken
j ordinance was passed. It appears
I in full elsewhere in this paper. It
lis quite lengthy but should be
I read carefully by owners of poul
The present city council wilt
hold its final meeting Monday
! night, April 3
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willis,
i »ho were married on Thursday •£
, U-if week al Clarkesville, Ark., ar
• 'ed in De Queen Sunday, and
I'vjll |>e at home at the residence of
|Mrs. H N. Prince. |
; ; ■ >• #
United States Bureau of Agricul
[ ture Tells How and When it Can
i Be Done With Profit—“Do it
> Right or Not at All,” Says the
• Writer.
l ; The United States Bureau of
1 Agriculture sends out lhe follow-
■ ing rules for poisoning the cotton
boll weevil:
) Do It Right or Not at All
Many valuable lessons have
been gained from the recent ex
pansion of commercial weevil
poisoning. It has again been
t shown that the boll weevil can be
( poisoned with profit if conditionfl
are favorable and if proper
. methods are used, but it has been
. emphasized anew that unfavor
j able conditions and improper
can lead only to failure.
A survey of the poisoning by far
’ mers in 1920 shows that an un-
I fortunately large proportion were
_ not properly informed as to the
conditions under which they
\ should be poisoned and the
methods they should pursue. As
a result there were many unneces
sary failures. If better results
are to be secured in the future,
■ therefore, the operation must be
thoroughly understood. This ar
ticle is prepared to give, in as
brief and concise a form as pos
sible, the information needed by
a farmer in deciding, first,
whether it will pay him to poison
and, second, the methods he should
■ follow.
Weevil poisoning is fully as
■ important an operation as cultiva--
' tion and deserves as much serious
I thought and attention Unless you
are willing to undertake it in this
manner, you should not attempt to
, poison. Study these instructions
carefully and follow them as
closely as your Conditions will
' permit.
, Where Will it Pay You to Poison?
t II will pay to poison—
If the weevils are really injur
t ing your crop seriously and
> If your land is sufficiently fer
. tile to yield at least one-half bale
per acre with weevil injury elimi
, nated, and
[ t If your farming organization is
. such Qrat you feel assured that the
( poison applications will be made
; at lhe right time and in the right
manner, and
If you are willing to spend the
full amount necessay to provide
an adequate supply of dusting ma
'machinery and poison.
’j The general gains from weevil
jpoisoning under average, fairly
' favorable conditions seem to be
from 200 to 400 pounds of seed
ec’ton per acre, but owing to vari-
J&t’o'.:.' i : degree of weevil injury
;it not safe to expect much more
i than the lower figure.
’ Consequently, you should not
II poison if the cost of lhe calcium
.'arsenate, the cost of lhe labor to
.'apply it, and the depreciation on
the dusting machines will total
;more per acre than the current
value of 100 pounds of seed cot
' ton.
Hand gu v should be figured as
1 dep rec’ iti n 100 per cent m a sea
son and the larger machines about
|25 per ce.it.
]Wb-‘ Pu-t’.ng Machine Should
You Use?
?■! >«? your acreage allotment ac
d? -d ig to th* fol’owing schedule
a d buy a surplus rather than a
, j ■Tho;'' ige of machines, as this will
Is; -e you money.
Hand Guns.
Do not allow over 8 acre;- to one
hand gun.
Do :ot atteupt over 25 acres m
one organization with hand guns.
Do not suppl; individual ten
pnts with haud gans and expect
leach to care for his crop success--
i fully independent of the others.
Use hand guns only when no
other machine i; suitable.
One-Mule Machine
This term is used to descril>e
the new rype of one-wheel, one
mule rr ichine which is just being
placed on the market. It sells at
a medium price and is suitable for
small farmers.
This machine wilt cover from 15
t ) 20 acres n a night of ope’ ifion
ilt should not be allotted m" ,r ? th tn
60 acres for the season
This naghine *vas n-h- t-« t rwfr
•’les but wil' usuallj
gpw at a trip.

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