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I_ FIRST SECTION. SIXTEEN I AGES THIS WEEK.
" "■ - "■- ' .. ■ . I —.— , — “-" ' ■— "■ ■ - - ■■ .. ■ HI.— I --III ■ II-..II I — ... ■ — .- .■■ "• — I VOL. 49 MARIANNA. ARKANSAS. FRIDAY. AUGUST 3, 1917. 77 ARE EXAMINED; 56 ARE ACCEPTED local military board be gins BIG TASK OF PASSING ON FITNESS OF DRAFT ED MEN. The stupendous task of giving a complete physical examination to the i 2638 men in Lee county who recently registered under the selective draft plan was started at the court house yesterday morning by Sheriff Cotter, Dr. 0. L. Williamson and J. E. Ste venson, the registration and exemp tion board for Lee county. Dr. Wil liamson is being assisted in making the examination by Dr. W. B. Bean, city health officer, and by Dr. E. D. WaH j The registration board has sent out notices to the first 533 men drawn in the big lottery at Washing ton. Out of this number they hope to get 266 men for army service. This number is Lee county’s quota. Yesterday seventy-seven examina It'nnc \1/PT*P made out of which there were only twenty-one rejections for physical disabilities. After all the examinations are made, the board will give consideration to exemption claims. The Rev. W. C. Boone, pastor of the First Baptist church, was the first man examined here. He wanted to leave Monday on his annual vaca tion and Dr. Williamson gave him his examination Saturday. He is exempt from military duty on account of his calling. Bennett Freeman was the second man examined. He was accepted as physically fit for service. P. F. Newell, county demonstrator, was the third man examined. He, too, was accepted. Of the white men examined yester day Luther Bamer. Burt Dodd and Simon Julius Hill were rejected, and Leonard Gillen water, Jas. Wm. Moore and John Franklin Secrest were accepted. The following negroes were accep ted: Dewitt Bowen. Leon Bethel, Call Bolton, Julius Cole. Squire G. Carey, Willie Covington, Henry Cheers. Tim Clark. Jr., Alfredda Davis, Sam Edwards, Govan Taylor, Walter Glenn. Robert Gamble. Chas. Jackson, Olrich Jackson, Chas. Hughes. Henry Day Jones, Carl Kil go. Luther Lofton. Edd King, James Long. Opera Moore, Willie Murdock, Joe Nelson, Wade Polk. John Parker. Wm. Parker, Walter Robinson, Presi dent Smith, Calvin Stokes. Charles Sims. Nelson Scott, Fred Scott, Tim Wright, Emmett Woodard. Preston Williams, Ed Williams. The rejections of negroes follows: Walter Patrick, Jesse Phillips, Bee Page. Nelson Rogers. Chas. Berry, Jas. Collins, Otto Clifton, Bud Davis, Haywood Hickman, Robt. Jones. Chas. Kirby, Bob Murry, Sherman Pearson, Artuh Smith, Ellis Smith. Spencer Randall, Edgar D. Scruggs, Will Thomas, Simon Taylor. MISSING GIRL FOUND; Dirnn ai ta ttd nAVn rDUD Paragould. Aug. 2.—Miss Flossie Trinnie Smith, who mysteriously dis appeared from the Burroughs home near Marmaduke, north of here, on July 10, has been found. It is stated by Constable Pressen of Hurricane Township that when the girl left the Burroughs home, she had her hair trimmed, donned men’s clothing and hired to a farmer in the northern part of the county to work >n the cotton field. Her only explanation of her con duct is that she wanted to do some thing unusual. Daniel and Clint Burroughs, who were held here, charged with haviaff knowledge of the girl’s whereabouts, were released this morning. -o Prof. MacChesney Here. Prof. Fred L. MacChesney, the new •uperintendent of the city schools, ac companied by Mrs. MacChesney, have Returned from a delightful visit with relatives at Odessa, Mo., and later to the resorts of Colorado. They have leased the Hutton building on Pearl •treet, now owned by Benham & Banks, and have begun keeping house. — o A Frenchman has invented an arti ficial wood for matches, using spe cinlly prepared straw as a substitute. --—o—— Tea compressed into blocks which resemble plug tobacco is sold by an English firm for the convenience of i tourists. — -0-1 A new bathroom scale with a dial facing upward, to enable the person •tending on it to rend his own weight s a recent invention. Dne of latest inventions is a halter that keeps a sleener’s , nth closed and thus prevents snor SPECIAL MEETING. There will be a meeting of the board of directors and the entire membership of the Marianna Com mercial Club at the club quarters on Monday evening, August 6. Many matters of vital interest will come up for consideration, among them being a proposition to publish a marketing bulletin twice each month for free distri bution among the farmers, and the launching of a campaign for the growing of more wheat in Lee county. Every' wide-awake citizen in Lee county is invited to be present at this meeting and to take part in the discussion of these im I portant questions. C. E. DAGGETT, President MAINTAIN COUNTY WARRANTS AT PAR JUDGE PLUMMER MAKES GOOD CONTRACT WITH THE SIX BANKS IN LEE COUNTY. County Judge J. A. Plummer has made a contract with the six banks in Lee county whereby the banks pay two and a half per cent interest on deposits of county funds and also agree to maintain county warrants at par. During the past year the Lee County National Bank has been the county depository, paying interest at the rate of three and a half per cent and keeping warrants at par. When bids were recently submitted the loc al banks did not bid more than two and a half per cent for the county funds, because money is now plenti ful and cheap. Judge Plummer re jected the bids and subsequently took P.hp maf.fpr nn with flip fmir hanks in Marianna, and the banks at Haynes and Moro and made arrangements to divide the county funds among them, all in return agreeing to pay two and a half per cent interest and to cash all county warrants at one hundred cents on the dollar. RED CROSS WORK SHOWING PROGRESS MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED GARMENTS AND SLIPPERS WILL BE EXHIBITED TUES DAY MORNING. RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS Mrs. P. D. McCulloch, Sr., one doz en tray cloths and two dozen wash cloths. Mrs. H. B. Derrick, half dozen face towels. J. L. Isaacs, one bag of cotton to be used for fracture pillows. Mrs. J. I. Morris, five pairs wool socks and half dozen face towels. Mrs. Sallie Patton, two sheets. On account of the extremely hot weather, the ladies will sew at the headquarters in the forenoon from 9 to 12 and will discontinue sewing in | the afternoons until the weather gets J cooler. This arrangement will be come effective Monday. I would be glad to have all the la dies of Marianna and Lee county j who are interested in this great work ; for humanity and who feel in their i own hearts that whetner tney nave a son. husband or sweetheart who must go to the front and face the enemy and may pour out their life blood on the battlefield and make the supreme sacrifice, join us in this great work. If you have no near kin in the army, you ought to be willing to help some other mother’s son or some other woman s husband so they will at least have some little comfort while they are at the front fighting for your country and for you. We read in the Holy Scrpitures how the prists placed on the right side of the temple altar a chest with an opening in the lid, into which was put all the offerings that were brought to the temple by the devout worshippers. Ladies and gentlemen, every little donation you make, every member ship fee you pay in. every hour you sew, you erect a temple altar to the | American Red Cross, and by so doing you help to provide at least some small comfort and send a bright ray of sunshine into the hearts of our j American soldiers in perhaps their last lonely hours, and I pray that God’s richest blessings may ever be with each one—blessings that bringeth great joy and addeth no sororws. We have more than five hundred garments made up, as well as many hospital slippers ready for shipment. They will be on exhibition at the Red Cross headquarters in the City Hall on Tuesday morning. August 7. from : 9:30 to 12. The public and all who are interested in this work are most : cordially invited to come in and in-j spect them. MRS. J. I. MORRIS, Secretary This Issue of The Courier-Index Consists of sixteen pages of six columns to the page,, twenty inches to the column—a total of ninety-six columns or 1,920 inches. Nineteen columns are used in the publica tion of the government military draft. Fifteen columns are consumed by the purely local matters—an amount of local news far in excess of that carried by other weekly news papers in Arkansas. The display advertising consumes 36 columns of space, or 730 inches. Legal advertising and paid readers consume three columns. Editorial matter, general state and foreign news and timely articles of particular in terest to the farmers occupy twenty-three columns of space. There is not a weekly in Arkansas that handles the vol ume of news contained in the Courier-Index. There is not a weekly newspaper in Arkansas that prints as many pages every week as does the Courier-Index. Since March 9, 1917, when the new management took charge of the consolidated papers in Marianna, twenty-two editions have been issued. Of this number six editions had eight pages, six contained twelve pages and ten editions had sixteen pages. There is not a weekly paper in Arkansas that has handled the list of names comprising the military draft as often as has the Courier Index. Three complete publications have been made of the 2638 names, and in addition a partial list of 1.340 was pub lished immediately following the drawing. There is not a newspaper in Arkansas that is printed on No. 1 news as is the Courier-Index. The management buys the more expensive news stock in order that the appearance of the paper may be enhanced. The subscribers to the Courier-Index get this big volume of news for a cost of less than three cents a week to them, or a total cost of $1.50 a year. How do we do it? 1 By the splendid support of the citizenship generally and the business institutions of Marianna in particular. The ad vertising matter carried in the columns of the Courier-Index makes it possible to issue a publication above the average in the volume of news handled, the numoer of pages printed each week and in the neat typographical appearance of the paper. How can we make still greater improvements? By a little more loyalty upon the part of Marianna and Lee county people to home institutions. Get in the habit of trading with the stores that advertise. Buy advertised goods. Don’t fail to tell the merchant you saw his ad in the Courier-Index. Commend him on his public spirit and his enterprise. Make his advertising pay him in direct returns. He doesn’t ob ject to paying for ads if he knows the people read and re spond to them. Lee county is famed for its wonderfully rich soil, its progressive, public-spirited, big-brained citizens and for be ing the situs of MARIANNA—the busiest, classiest and fastest-growing small city in Arkansas. Let’s add another big assart and make it noted as the home of the best newspaper in the state. WELTY TALKS ON ' MARKETING CROPS _ MISSOURI PACIFIC EXPERT EM PHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDIZATION OF PRODUCTS. D. C. Welty, agricultural commis sioner for the Missouri Pacific rail road, delivered a most instructive ad- j dress to a representative body of business men and farmers at the Elks Club last Friday evening on the sub ject of the proper method to market the surplus products. Mr. Welty came here upon invitation of the mar keting committee to assist in formu lating a comprehensive marketing plan that would enable the farmers to advantageously dispose of their grain and perishable products. Mr. Welty has had a long and varied ex perience in handling marketing prob lems and in his address Friday night he covered a wide range of activities in this line. He particularly emphasized the ne cessity for standardization, for pro per packing, for looking up prices and marketing conditions prior to the . • . 1 _ __i. * _l. - £ tllUC I41C VlUJiO lUOl-Ult, X VI UVHVtl V V* ; action upon the part of the fanners and for studying the science of dis tribution. He doubted the advisabil ity of establishing a market exchange i in Marianna, suggesting that through the secretary of the Commercial Club.* the county demonstrator, acting in conjunction with the state marketing agent and with the agricultural de partment of the railroad, good mar kets could always be found for sea sonable products. Many of the important features of his address will be brought up for discussion at the next meeting of the j Commercial Club on Monday night, 1 August 6, at which time it is hoped a definite plan of action will be agreed upon. --_o Sneak Thieves at Work. On Tuesday night of this week sneak thieves broke into the ticket of fice at the Missouri Pacific station and stole a small amount of loose charge that had been left overnight j in the cash drawer. -—o Director Buys Home. E. A. Clifford, director of the Mari- I anna Commercial Club Band has pur- , chased a dwelling on North Cedar street. The property is known as the i Steele place. It was owned by Sena tor J. T. Robertson and the deal was ! made through the Robertson & Ben- 1 ham agency. T. E. WOOD SLATED FOR PLACE ON I- C. C. CHAIRMAN OF ARKANSAS RAIL ROAD COMMISSION MAY LAND FINE FEDERAL APPOINT MENT. The Arkansas Democrat of Satur day contains the following announce- | ment of the candidacy of T. E. Wood ' of Marianna, chairman of the Arkan- | sas railroad commission for appoint- ; ment on the Interstate Commerce Commission in view of the recent passage of an act increasing the membership of the commission from seven to nine. “Following final action on the bill now pending in Congress to enlarge the Interstate Commerce Commission from seven to nine members, and to broaden the powers of the commis sion, it is believed that T. E. Wood, chairman of the Arkansas Railroad Commission, will be named by Presi- j dent Wilson as one of the new com missioners. “Mr. Wood has the support of Senators Joe T. Robinson and W. F. Kirby, in addition to the seven Ar kansas representatives. Petitions signed by every State official and by various traffic organizations over the state urging Mr. Wood’s appointment have been sent to the president. Mr. Wood also was indorsed by the Ar- J kansas Press Association, of which he formerly was president. Prior to 1 Mr. Wood's election on the railroad ■ commission, he was a newspaper pub- ; 1 lisher at Marianna. ‘ The bill now pending in Congress , was introduced by S nator Robinson ( of this state. It has passed both branches of congress and is now j pending awaiting a conference. ‘‘The apointment will be four or ( five years.” -o- , Leuhrmann Presents Another Flag. The Rev. C. C. Burke, master of , the local troop of Boy Scouts, an- \ nounces that Geo. E. W. Leuhrmann ) of St. Louis, who recently presented f the Scouts with a handsome United j. States flag has followed his first gift j i with the presentation of another flag —this time a troop flag, which the members of the troop very much ap preciate. ( -- 1 New Store to Open. < G. F. Gambrell stated yesterday he ( would have his new store on North ' Poplar street open and ready for busi- 1 less tomorrow. Mr. Gambrell spent < last week in the markets purchasing 11 ais stocks. | i MARIANNA MINISTERS GRANTED VACATIONS REV. WOMACK IN FAULKNER COUNTY—REV. BOONE IN PRO TRACTED MEETING IN MIS SISSIPPI. The congregations of the Methodist and Baptist Curches have granted their pastors, Rev. Jno. A. Womack and Rev. W. C. Boone, a month's va cation. Rev. Womack and family left Monday in their Overland car for Conway where they will visit friends and relatives. They will also visit other points in that section of Ar kansas, and Rev. Womack may spend a portion of his time in revival work. Rev. Boone, wife and baby left Monday for Memphis where Mrs. Boone will visit relatives. Rev. Boone went to Leakville. Miss., where he will spend a week or ten days in a revival meeting. He will then return to Memphis and spend the remainder of his vacation with relatives. Rev. Walter K. Johnston of the Presbyterian church, is engaged in a protracted meeting at De Vail's Bluff. He will return to Marianna Saturday and fill his regular ap pointment Sunday morning, mere will be no preaching at the Presby terian church on Sunday night. On Sunday afternoon Rev. Johnston will begin a protracted meeting in the arbor at Gill. There will be no services at the Methodist church Sunday with the exception of the Sunday school. At the Baptist church Rev. G. E. Holt, associational missionary, will preach Sunday morning. Rev. C. C. Burke, rector of St. Andrews Episcopal church, will hold regular services both morning and evening on next Sunday. —-o CHANCELLOR DECIDES AN INTERESTING SUIT ! 1 HOLDS CONDITIONAL OPTION ON LAND EXPIRED WHEN DEFENDANT DISCHARGED DEBT. Chancellor E. D. Robertson heard a very interesting law suit last Sat urday in an action in which L. E. Berard of Helena attempted to en force the terms of an option he claim ed to have held on a piece of land owned by L. A. Fitzpatrick. More than a year ago Fitzpatrick borrowed $750 from Berard. giving a note to mature on December 16, last, secured by a second mortgage on his land and by rent notes. In addition he gave Berard an option to sell the land at an agreed price, the option being one of the conditions of the loan. Berard collected his loan and interest out of the rent notes and on December 16, turned over to Fitzpatrick the can celled note. Subsequent to that date he attempted to exercise his option on the land and Fitzpatrick refused to recognize the validity of the op tion. Suit was brought in chancery :ourt by Berard to compel Fitzpatrick to accept the purchase price for the land and deliver a deed to Berard. Fitzpatrick contended the option ex pired. After listening to many de inn »nH verv ablp arguments by Judge J. M. Vineyard and Judge W. D. Dinning of Helena, representing Berard. and by Judge R. J. Williams )f Forrest City, representing Fitz patrick, Chancellor Robertson de eded the option expired witht he can cellation of the obligation and that Berard could not force Fitzpatrick ;o sell the land after the debt was jaid. SEW AUTO FIRE TRUCK IS PURCHASED BY THE CITY The fire and water committee of he city council, acting with Maclin tfcClintock, of the board of public vorks, and C. C. Mitchener, chief of he fire department, Tuesday closed i deal with a representative of the nternational Harvester Company for he purchase of a modem new auto ire truck. The mew machine, which vill be delivered within sixty days, las four cylinders, is equipped with ■lectric lights, self-starter, on thous ind feet of hose, 35-gallon chemical ank, two hundred feet of chemical lose and dual tires. The purchase irice of the machine is $3,000. but allowance made for the old truck will ,ring the net price down to $2,700. _—-o-—— Dr. Boals Dead. Dr. W. P. Boals. formerly a resi [ent of Lee county, near Rondo, died ast Saturday night at his home at Summerville, Tenn., of Bright's dis ase. His body was buried at Collier •ille. Dr: Boals owned some fine arms in Lee county and frequently ame here to look after his interests. >Jews of his death will be received yith much regret by his many frienda COMMERCIAL CLUB j SECRETARY RESIGNS G. S. BRICKEY WILL PROBABLY GO TO KINGSVILLE, TEXAS —GLENN LEARY SUC CEEDS HIM. Garland S. Brickey, for more than two years the very efficient secretary 1 of the Marianna Commercial Club, has tendered his resignation to the ! board of directors and Glenn H. ■ Leary, cashier for the Lesser-Gold* man Cotton Company here, has been elected to succeed Mr. Brickey aa. secretary. The change became effec ^ tive on August 1. For several months Mr. Brickey hat i been the recipient of flattering of* fers to become secretary of other commercial organizations, amonj; them being a proposition from the * Commercial Club at Kingsville, Tex. which Mr. Brickey will more than likely accept. During his tenure aa secretary of the Marianna Commer cial Club Mr. Brickey has built up a splendid reputation both for the club and for himself. Through his initia ; tive and originality he has placed ! Marianna and Lee county in the lime light as they have never been placed before. The work that has been done by the club here has attracted at tention in all sections of the United States, and its fame has even spread fn Ua11oiw4 Me P rinlrotr Viact P ra - quently been called upon to deliver addresses before other commercial and industrial organizations that wanted to know the “Marianna way” ■ of doing things. The offers he has i received recently are the direct re suits of these visits to other places. Last month he went to Kingsville, Texas, upon invitation of the leaders in that city, and remained there more than a week going over the situation with the officers of the Commercial Club and telling them the plans th^t had been so successfully followed here. Mr. Brickey has resided in Mari anna all his life and very naturally regrets to sever relations that have been so pleasant and extended over such a long period of time, but in justice to himself he cannot afford to ignore propositions that will call him to larger and more remunerative fields of activity. At re recent meeting of the board of directors of the Commercial Club when his resignation was accepted, a motion prevailed appointing a special committee to draft suitable resolu tions of commendation on the splendid work Mr. Brickey has done as secre tary of the organization. The resolu tions have not yet been prepared and formally presented, but will probably be acted upon at the next meeting of the Commercial Club on Monday eve ning, August 6. Mr. Leary who succeeds Mr. Brick ey is a native of this city and is re _j_j___ gniucu mo v»»v wmv clerical men here. For years he has held resposible positions and in every capacity he has acquitted himself creditably. While he haB had no ex perience in Commercial Club work, outside of his activities as a loyal member of the organization, he is well fitted by the character of hia previous employment and by his na tural gifts for the position and the members of the board of director! feel confident he will develop into a very efficient secretary, and that with his knowledge of detail work, hia splendid address and his affability he will be able, not only to maintain the high standard of the work done by the club, but will find new fields of usefulness for the organization. COLORED COMMERCIAL CLUB COMMENDS MR. BRICKEY. Marianna, Aug. 1st, 1917. We the Colored citizens of Lee county, through the Colored Commer cial Club, have learned to our very great regret, the leaving of the city, and the Marianna Commercial Club of Mr. G. S. Brickey. Appreciating the very valuable as sistance given to the whole people of Lee county by Mr. Brickey, we de sire in this way to publicly express our regrets of his leaving this county, for in him and his activities we have lost a most valuable man, who shows interest in every thing and every man who is progressive. We congratulate and commend him on his larger field, and would recom mend him to all of the citizens of Kingsville or wherever he may cast his lot. both white and colored and fell assured that he will take to them the same spirit of progressiveness which has so characterized his stay among us. Lee County Commercial Club, « J. H. Barabin, President. E. J. Lunon, Secretary. -o—<— -v The Duchy of Lichtenstein is to is sue two new postage stamps. They will show the coat of arms of the coun try. and the picture of King Johann II. The values will be 3 to 15 heller,