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VOLUME XXVII PARAGOULD, GREENE COUNTY, ARK., THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 191? No. 47
* Local Physicians, City Administration and
Chamber of Commerce Assist With Work
" —No New Cases Reported During Pres
ent Week; Improvements Hoped For.
V
Dr. C. W. Garrson, state health officer, arrived in
Paragould last night in response to messages sent recent-;
]y by City Health Officer Hopkins, the Chamber of Com
merce and The Daily Press, and will make a thorough
investigation of the local typhoid situation. Dr. Garri
son stated this morning that he regretted very much Dr.
A White did not have an opportunity to continue his work,
begun here two weeks ago, and that sickness had pre
vented immediate compliance with telegrams sent to his
office in Little Rock.
Drs. Garrison and Hopkins this morning called a
meeting of local physicians at 11 o’clock, at which time
the matter was discussed from a professional standpoint.
The State Health Officer is of the opinion that there is
4 room for improvements in Paragould from the view
point of sanitation and hygiene, and at a meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce and city officials to be held at
4 o’clock this afternoon he will make practical sugges
tions and state iust what, in his opinion, is necessary in
order to obtain the best results. Dr. Garrison is grati
fied to learn that no new typhoid cases have been re
ported during the past few days, and joins with local
physicians in expressing the belief that work already
done and efforts expended by the administration have
been responsible for placing a check upon further spread
of the malady.
“I am delighted,” said Dr. Garrison this morning,
“to observe the spirit.of sincere co-operation that has ob
tained in Paragould between the Chamber of Commerce,
the city administration, and your daily newspaper. Pub
licity, properly directed, can always arrive at the root of
any evil. It serves to focus the public mind,-and is an
. astonishing help to officials. I have noticed, with much
regret, a tendency upon the part of a great many state
papers to criticize the State Board and charge that its
rules and requirements are arbitrary and unduly harsh.
It is not the policy of the Board to attempt at any time
to cause the individual inconveniences, or to cause the
expenditure of any money that is not absolutely essential
to the broader aspect of community life. It should be
remembered, however, that the individual has no rights
, that are not conferred upon him by society. He has not
* the right to endanger the health of a neighbor by pursu
ing unclean habits. He has no right to inflict his filth
upon others any more than a neighbor has the right to
poison his well. There is a distinction, of course, but in
the end it matters very little; with a sick man whether
he dies from strychnine or typhoid. It is for the purpose
of preserving the public health that attempts are made
to enforce rules laid down by the State Board of Health,
• and if, occasionally, an individual’s ‘rights’ are pinched,
it is merely an unfortunate occurrence.”
COAL BARONS
FILE PROTEST
Washington, Aug. 29. Llovern
mcut operation of coal mines in
many cases will be forced by pri
■4 vate operators, unless President Wil
son permits an increase in charges
permitted. Led by Alabama opera
tors, mine owners today presented
claims to the federal, commission,
showing that their cost figures ex
ceed the President’s stipulated price.
Unless allowed larger profits, they
•will shut down the mines, compell
ing the government to operate them.
Retailers are asking a proiit of
I from 50c to $1 a ton, exclusive of
» ” overhead and delivery charges and
are besieging the commission for a
new ruling. A full decision tvill
be arrived at shortly.
V
German Newspapers in United States
Say Peace Depends Upon Gen
eral Movement.
New York, Aug. 2!). -German
language newspapers published in
l lie United States are today agreed
iliat the best chance for peace in
the Fatherland is a continuation of
the democratization movement which
they declare is now progressing in
Germany. “lOvents in Germany
seem to indicate that powers are
already at work which may bring
; peace nearer than we know,” says
the New York Herald. “We should
be the last to say that Germany
cannot stand a considerable share
of democracy."
CATHOLICS
ARE AGREED
President Wilson’s Note to the Pope
Is Unofficially Approved at
Kansas City.
Kansas City, Aug. 29.—While the
President's answer to the Pope’s
peace proposals made a profound
impression, high Catholics attending
the convention of the American Fed
eration of Catholic Societies here
oil refused to comment. Unofficial
ly it. is declared that the President’s
stand is indorsed. The convention
adopted resolutions yesterday en
dorsing the government and pledg
ing support of all Catholics.
Pctrogiad, Aug. 29.—Russian
troops continue to desert the fir
ing line in great bodies. The war
office today declared that one en
tire division in the region of Munt
chlclui fled in disorder, permitting
the enemy to advance. This action
permitted the Teutons to move for
ward throughout the entire day. At
night the same German forces pen
etrated Russian positions in the re
gion of Varnitza and Juarnitza.
Buenos Aires, Aug. 29.—Ger
many has surrendered to Argentina
precisely the same principles regard
ing neutral rights in the submarine
zone that she refused to -relinquish
to the Uuitcd States. This was the
outstanding comment in both offi
cial and public circles over Ger
many’s breakdown in her -last note,
received last night, it is regarded
as significant as a change of front
from the ruthless submarine policy
which resulted in aligning the Unit
ed States and Brazil with the allies.
WAR PROFITS MUST BE BLED
Washington, Aug. 29.—An in
crease of 49S million dollars in
war profits taxes has been decided
on by the senate finance commit
tee. Amendments to the war rev
enue bill providing for this increase
were offered this afternoon.
! TRANSPORTATION
SERVICE STARTED
! Red Cross Society Prepares For
! Sending Of Vast Quantities Of
Supplies To Europe.
Washington, Aug. 29.—To handle
the. vast quantities of medical and
relief supplies now being shipped
almost daily to the Rod Cross Com
mission for Europe to aid tli'e strick
en peoples of France, Belgium, Ser
bia, Russia and other belligerent
countries, th,e establishment of a
Red Cross transportation service is
announced today by the Red Cross
War Council.
This new. branch of Red Cross ac
tivities has been made possible
through the co-operation of the
French, British and jltalian govern
ments, the United States shipping
board and the leading; steamship and
railroad companies. President Wil
son has taken a personal interest
in the establishment of this ser
vice. His aid and that of Chairman
Edward N. Hurley of the shipping
board, formerly a member of the
Red Cross War Council, have been
invaluable to its success.
Practically all tlie cargo space
needed for the shipment of Red
Cross supplies abroad has now been
placed at the disposal of the war
council. Much of it lias been given
free by the steamship companies and
the allied governments. This will
only be used for supplies most ur
vvrv.vrlrwl olvi.rv.vfl
As manager ol' ocean shipping for
the period of the war, the war coun
cil has appointed A. Fetterolf,
freight traffic manager-of the In
ternational Marine Company,who is
to serve without salary. Mr. Fet
terolf is to he assisted by A. F.
Mack, president of the Cosmopolitan
Shipping Company, also a volun
teer, and by Walter Moore of the
firm of Lanham &. Moore. Mr. Moore
will he in charge of the booking of
ill Red Cross shipments.
The railroads war board, con
rolling the rail shipments of all
the railroads in the country, has
also notified the war council that
| Red Cross shipments going to the
i seaboard or elsewhere will be ex
empt from embargoes which will
| give them the right of way over all
freight except that of the govern
ment.
The allied governments especial
ly have responded generously to the
needs of the Red Cross. Following
i the recommendations of M. Andre
Tardieu, French high commissioner
to the United States, the Frenchc
government has given permission
for the forwarding of Red Cross
supplies on French transports leav
ing this country. Space has also
been provided on steamers of the
French line, through the assistance
of M. Oscar Couchois, American di
rector for the line.
The British admiralty, through
SIVE PAUSES
I HEAVY
GUNS TO BE NO
UNES
Rapid Drive Toward Trieste Ends Until Re
adjustment of Lines Can Be Effected—
No Report on German March For Riga—
British and French at Rest,
I ■ ‘
London, Aug. 29.- Even Italy paused today in the
great world-war, thus completing the lull on all fronts
after a series of effective allied offensives. 1 he Italians
have advanced so rapidly that the heavy artillery was
unable to keep up with infantry divisions. The Bainsizza
plateau is now the center of Isonzo fighting. I he Aus
trians are reported to be preparing for a stand there and
in order to make further advances effective the Italians
must wait until their heavy guns can be transported over
the mountains. Around Monte Santo lighting continues
on a heavy scale. South of Bainsizza the Italians aie
driving toward Trieste, although there is no general of
fensive. Scattering fighting is also reported from the
French and English fronts, although a general offensive
I has been stopped. There is no report on the German
(drive toward Riga.
Mr. Connop Outhrie, lias also taken
the unusual step of permitting Brit
ish freight transports to handle
emergency Bed Cross supplies. Mr.
Palanca, representing the Italian
government, has authorized Red
Cross shipments on Italian trans
ports, while t Ire Russian shipping
representative in the United States,
Mr. Medzihkovsky, has taken simi
lar action. The Nippon Yusen Kai
sha, a Japanese steamship line, op
erating from New York to Vladl
vostock through the Panama Canal,
has also volunteered to he ol' as
sistance to the Red Cross whenever
required.
Through co-operation with the
United States shipping hoard, the
Red Cross is to be provided with
[ cargo space on every steamer char
! tered by the board. Army trans
ports also will carry Red Cross sup
plies. Practically every line lias made
reductions on its passenger steamers
for Red Cross nurses and represen
tatives traveling in Europe.
In making its ocean shipping ar
rangements, it will be the policy of
the Red Cross to distribute ship
ments among as many steamers as
possible. By using all available lines,
losses at sea. if sustained, will not
seriously interrupt Red Cross work
of mercy.
Some of Hie lines that have giv
en invaluable assistance to the Red
Cross in forwarding its shipment's
arc: The Oriental Navigation Com
pany, the Cosmopolitan Steamship
Company, tlie Royal Belgian Lloyd,
the American line, the France and
v tliiiiUlu ii oiUdiiibiiit tnw
Fabre Line, the Barber Line, and
A. Lawrence Smith, Inc.
Through the courtesy of the City
of New York, and the co-operation
of R. A. 0. Smith, commissioner of
docks and ferries of the City of
New York, who is also associate di
rector of Red Cross supply service,
warehouse space owned by t lie city
has been placed at the disposal of
the Red Cross. The Red Cross is
uow using a large brick warehouse
at Fifty-seventh street and the
North River, and has built in record
time with the aid of Messrs. Post1
and McCord, two additional ware
houses adjoining. This location is di
rectly in front of the new pier de
velopment of the City of New York
and affords the Red Cross excep
tional storage and shipping facili
ties. It also relieves the congestion
of the Bush terminal docks, which
have been donated to the Red Cross
since the beginning of the war, by
Mr. Irving T. Bush.
A. W. Westbrook Dead.
A. W. Westbrook died this morn
ing at his home on Fast Vine street,
aftci an lilness of four weeks with
typhoid. Mr, Westbrook was owner
of tlie Westbrook Cafe on North
Cruet street, lie is survived by his'
wife and three children. Funeral!
services wore conducted at the,
family home at 12:30 today, inter
ment following at Friendship. Ser
vices were conducted by Rev.
Baugh. Mrs. Westbrook will con
duct her late husband's business.
ODDS AND ENDS.
There is a breed of cattle in the
Samoan islands, the bulls of which
seldom weigh more than 200 pounds
and the cows seldom more than ICO
pounds.
An attempt is being made in Can
ada to obtain the franchise for the
American Indians who have done
excellent service for the British em
pire on the battlefields of Kuropc.
Tests at the forest products lab
oratory, at Madison, Wis„ indicate
that by the use of four additional
nails in each end an increase of
300 per cent in the strength ot
canned food boxes is secured.
The construction of concrete high
ways is going on in twenty-two
cities and towns in Connecticut, and
when these contracts have been com
pleted there will be about seventy
miles of concrete surfaced pavement
in that state. The highways are
eighteen feet wide and cost $10,000
a mile. The longest single street of
concrete road in Connecticut is two
miles in Cheshire, on the main
highway from I’lainville to New
Haven.
Forty years ago. when Samuel
Fawcett’s paper mill at Cornwall*
on-lludson closed down, Fawcett as
sured his employees that they would
get their back pay sometime. The
other day his son appeared with a
list of the former employees, and
paid to them and their heirs the
entire sum, with interest for the
forty years.
COMMITTEE SUGGESTS METHOD
FOR PLACING GREENE COUNTY
ON FIRM FINANCIAL FOOTING
Four Trustees, Acting With Judge, Will Bor
row Funds On Collective Notes—Indem
nifying Bond to Be Given by Citizens—
Eighty Cents For Outstanding Scrip. -.
Judge J. L. Light, chairman, and
P. E. House, C. A. Mack, \V. A
Branch and C. W. Highfill, mem
bers of a committee recently up
pointed to suggest a method foi
placing the county on a cash basis
yesterday afternoon submitted theii
report to the commissioners of ac
counts, at whoso instance the
movement was launched. The plan
was adopted, with but minoi
changes.
The idea, in brief, is that foui
trustees, co-operating with the
county judge, who shall be cx-offieit
chairman, shall constitute a board
to act in an advisory capacity. These
trustees arc to borrow monies from
time to time as needs arise, execut
ing a collective note for the amount
They are to be indemnified by a
bond signed by perhaps one thou
sand public-spirited citizens, and in
addition, the county Judge will is
sue scrip as further indemnification.
Ah outstanding county warrants arc
to be purchased by the trustees, or
by a depository acting under their
instructions, at tHe price of eighty
rents on the dollar. Parties whe
do not care to sell at these figure?
may hold tiieir scrip. Scrip subse
quently issued, when countersigned
by a secretary who shall be se
lected by the trustees, will be re
deemed at par.
A second committee, composed oi
J. T. Hester, S. Bertlg. Griffin
"mith and II. R. P iHo”*
ed for the purpose of draf' tli
indemnifying bond, met ".* 1 Tf
Futrell’s office yesterday afternoon
and ordered that Messrs. Partlow
and Futrell carefully prepare the
bond along lines suggested at the
meeting.
The plan suggested by the com
mittee of which Judge Light is
chairman, mode the following de
tailed report:
CASH BASIS PLAN
1. —The Chairman shall appoint
lour qualified citizens to serve os
trustees. These trustees shall be
charged with the duty of securing
sufficient funds to purchase all out
standing county warrants that may
he presented for payment. The
price to be paid for such warrants
or scrip shall be eighty cents on
the dollar.
2. The said trustees, iu addition
lo securing funds for the redemp
tion of county warrants at present
outstanding, shall provide tlie raon
xjy necessary to purcaase, ai pax,
warrants that may hereafter bo is
sued.
-The four trustees shall con
stitute an advisory board to the
county judge. The county judge
shall be ex-officio chairman of the
board. In securing funds for use
of the county, the trustees shall
execute their joint obligations
therefor. Provided,
() That said trustees shall serve
without pay.
4.—They (the said trustees) shall
confer with the county judge from
time to time regarding any accounts
or claims which are to be charged
against the general revenue fund of
the county, and shall, assisted by
the county judge, examine such
claims, advising and assisting the
said county Judge in auditing all
Mich items, such examinations and
audits to be made on a day fixed by
I lie county judge at the regular
session of the county court. The al
lowance of all claims against the
general county revenue shall be de
cided by a majority vote of said
board of trustees, in which the
chairman shall be allowed a \otc
under any and all conditions. Any
conclusions arrived at by this board
touching upon the allowance or dis
allowance of claims shall become
binding.
D. —Said board of trustees shall
name one of its members as secre
tary, whose duty it shall he to ex
aniim* each warrant when issued
and if same appears to be regular
it shall be countersigned by the sec
retary.
0.—All warrants shall be pro
| seated at the depository and shall
be payable in casli at par; provided,
(a) t-iaid depositor* shall not pa;
any warrant unless same has been
duly countersigned by the secretary
as herein above provided.
7.—Said board of trustees shall
he indemnified by a bond, which
shall he signed by a sufficient num
ber of solvent individuals to make
it acceptable for that ptirposev In
addition to this indemnifying bond,
said hoard of trustees are to be
further secured in the following
manner:
(a) When any warrant shaU be
purchased by the depository, it shall
be held by said depository as col
lateral for monies paid out, and
shall later be presented to the coun
ty treasurer for redemption in the
same manner as is now provided by
|aw; provided,
(b) That the county judge shall
issue, in term time of the county
court, a warrant, at the request of
said advisory board of trustees, of
! sufficient value to fully indemnify
said trustees in tho matter of, accu
mulative rfil In I cm 1 security.
8.—It shall be the duty of the
board of trustees to present to the
county treasurer, at least once a
year, or ns often as may seem fit,
the county warrants purchased and
held by said depository, which war
rants shall be paid by the treasure
All proceeds roo’i^ed f-nm *l-<'
uenip o
te
l'. -aid hoard of trustees is he.-f
j by authorized and empowered l*
; borrow funds sufficient to meet the
purposes set out iu Sec. 1 hereof,
at the lowest rate of interest ob
obtainable, and to deposit same with
the several banks of Paragouid in
preportion to the amount each
bank shall have loaned to said trus
tees, which banks shall bo styled
the depositories for said fujids.
10.—Said depositories so designat
ed by said trustees shull purchaso
all warrants that are now outstand
ing, at eighty cents on the dollar;
I provided.
(a) That the holder thereof do
• ;yo4 *f> <u‘11 on 111 of
(b) That eiil warrant hereafter
issued, when properly countersigned,
shall be purchased at par by the
j depository, for rodemptiou by the
t rpnsiirer.
11.—A system of accounting shall
be maintained by the depository
whereby interest on monies used in
the purchase of warrants may b£
charged upon tho daily balance
plan.
JASON L. LIGHT.
Chairman.
1\ E. HOUSE.
C. A. MACK,
W. A. HKANCH.
Q. W. HIGHHF1LL.
Committee.
County Sunday School Association.
The Greene County Sunday School
Association will meet with the Lo
Irado Methodist Sunday school on the
second Sunday in September. The
first announcement in the Daily
Press stated that it would ho hold
on the first Sunday in September,
but as it was not published in the
Weekly Soliphono we have decided
jto render the program on the sec
Jund Sunday in September. Below is
the program:
“The Duties aud Qualifications of
a Sunday School Superintendent.''—•
11. J. Adams and S. K. Willcockson.
“How Best to Get a Sunday School
Lesson.”—S. L. Horton aud^ G. W.
Lackey.
“The Big Boy and How Best to
Deal with Him."- Joe A. Thomp
son and A. M. Uoedy.
The singing for tlie occasion will
! be in charge of Uncle Bill Hester.
All county officers of the Sunday
school association who can possibly
j do so are expected to be present and
| make suggestions on what they
think for the best interest of their
i reflective departments.
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