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published every. Friday at McCrory, Arkansas. Walter W. Raney, Ed.and Pub. Subscriptions: One year, $1. Six months, 60c; Three months, 40c; Cash. Advertising rates: Readers, 10c per line; Display, 20c per inch. Phone 40. Entered as second-class mat ter Aug. 26, 1915, at the post office at McCrory, Ark., under the Act of March 3, 1879. BUREAU OF WAR RISK INSURANCE One of the first official acts of General John J. Pershing upon assuming his new duties as Chief of Staff of the Army on July 1, was the issuing on that day of an order establish ing contract between the War Department and the Bureau of War Risk Insurance for the purpose of keeping former ser vice men informed of their rights under the War Risk Act and aiding them in secur ing these benefits through the co-operation of the personnel of the Army with the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. This order, General Order No. 27, issues the following instructions to practically the entire Army: Assitance for Ex-Service Men In Their Relations With the Bureau of War Risk In surance. 1. It is the purpose of the War Department, acting through its available person nel, to assit ex-service men in every possible way in securing contact with the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, thus en abling them without delay to renew or convert their insur ance, to secure medical or den tal treatment, hospitalization or vocational training, or to present their claims for com pensation. 2. The obligation is im posed upon all personnel ad jutants throughout the Army, recruiting officers, and regular officers on duty with the National Guard and Organized Reserves, to aid their less for tunate comrades. Such officers will at once familiarize them selves with the orders and cir culars relating to the War Risk Insurance Bureau, in so far as these instructions refer to renewal or conversion of in surance, compensation, jued ical or dental treatment, hos pitalization and vocational training so that intelligent as I MICK IE SAYS— VOUtKi A WVWsi TAKES A^GAR. OUTA VMS VAOUTW 'to TELE 'tv\' EDITOR, 'to STOP UVS PAPER. BECOX WE CAWT APPORD \T, -0A' EDITOR SKAM.ES A CROOKED SKMLE \ ilji A V*AU UivU) V40Wff SOWo^ HOME PAPE& -S'HOULO BE n\M>e tq uv;e fm ^ rcAwu 'wwawt 'tvac^ aimt wo P/VP-ER • CUGA&oB sistance and advice may be afforded ex-service men in re gard to their relations with the Bureau. 3. The officers mentioned will obtain without delay di rect from the War Risk In surance Bureau, a supply of all blank forms needed by ex service men in their contact with this Bureau. 4. Upon application from ex-soldiers, the officers men tioned in paragraph 2, will furnish blank forms, will assist in the preparation of ap plications, will carefully ex-' amine all papers or instruc tions on the forms in question and will themselves promptly forward the completed ap plications or statements di rectly to the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Treasury De partment, Washington, D. C. (004,61, A. G. O.) By order of the Secretary of War. JOHN J. PERSHING, Gen eral of the Armies, Chief of Staff. Official: J. T. KERR, Ad jutant General. LICENSE BUT NO BRIDE Mr. W. D. Jones,, 63, is now, wondering what Dan Cupid I will do next and he has a nice new crisp marriage license un used because the bride that was to have been, Mrs. Martha Jelks, 38, backed clear out of the contract before the cere mony that would have made her Mrs. Jones could be said. We understand the wedding was to have taken place at a fish-fry Thursday but for some reason, or reasons, which we were unable to learn the lady decided to let her name re main as heretofore, Mrs. Jelks. Mr. L. A. Fitzgerald, repre senting the E. L. Bruce Co., of Little Rock, spent Thursday and Friday here on business. RECRUITING A PUBLIC SCHOOL ARMY Now that peace has been de clared with the Central pow ers, a greater and more con structive army is being re cruited in Arkansas for the purpose of promoting the greater efficiency of the pub lic school system. This is being done through the agency of the Forward Education Movement, which has undertaken to enroll every teacher in Arkansas, as well as 25,000 citizens in a far reaching campaign designed | to provide equal opportunities for every boy and girl in Ark-1 ansas, whether in the special city districts or the small rural district. Already, State Director J. J. Harrison reports 100 per cent enrollment of the teachers in Polk, Baxter, Monroe and Ran dolph counties, and many others approaching this goal. The Central Committee of 100 is promptly reporting the lists of actuaal workers in the various counties, the purpose being to enlist not fewer than 1000 men and women who will begin work at once of securing members for the organization. Later, it is the purpose of the Citizens Section, which is directing this great movement, to make an appeal to civic or ganizations, such as Rotary, the Lions Club, Civitan, Ki-1 wanis, and similar groups for a 100 per cent enrollment of, their members, and to all who comply* with this request a special certificate will be issued. To open the public schools to all and hereby reduce to a minimum the amount of illit eracy is the mission of those who are promoting the move ment. The importance of the pub lic schools is shown in the fol lowing paragraph from a let ter by E. W. Gates, the Cros sett lumberman: “As employer of a thousand men or more for a great many years, I find very frequently that we are handicapped in advancing certain men, or de siring to have certain work done, and find those before us are not qualified on account of the lack of, many times, even a high school education.” ANNUAL SINGING CON VENTION The Woodruff County Sing ing Convention will be held at Tip, Arkansas, Sunday, j August, 7, 1921. All day' singing and dinner on the ground. All singers and choirs are invited to be pres ent and take part in the con vention. We especially ask the people of Tip to take part and help make this a complete success. E. E. WERNER, Pres. JOHN DOUGHERTY. Sec. J. C. CRITTENDEN, Chair man of the Committee. Mrs. Roy Mitchell of Augus ta is the guest of her friend, Mrs. Jess Daniel. Hollis Hall BLACKSMITH NOW WITH RIGGS BROTHERS HORSESHOEING and GENERAL REPAIRING G. W. BARBER NOTARY PUBLIC INSURANCE Mr. Lon Capshaw of Mem phis arrived Thursday for a ten days’ visit to friends and relatives. GENERAL DIRECTORY Courts—Northern District CIRCUIT COURT—Third Monday in February and August. CHANCERY COURT—Second Mon day in January, May and . ■ ember. COUNTY COURT—First Monday in January, April, July and October. PROBATE COURT—Fourth Monday in January, April, July and October. Courts—Southern District CIRCUIT COURT—First Monday in March and September. CHANCERY COURT—Third Monday in January, May and -•ember. COUNTY COURT—Second Monday in January, April, July and October. PROBATE COURT—First Monday following that of the Northern Dis District and Co. Officials Circuit Judge.J. M. Jackson Pros.Atty.John E. Miller ChancervJudge A^L. Hutchins State Senator, .Ed Roddy Representative ..E. W. Chaney Sheriff and Cel., W. N. Wilkes County Judge ....E. M. Carl-Lee County Clerk .Roy Mitchell Circuit Clerk, ....Geo.Haralson Treasurer .E. E. Blaylock Surveyor, .Alex Beilis Assessor, .Chas. Jackson Sup’t Schools ... J. T. Caughley McCrory City Officials Mayor .Dr. C. P. Harris Marshal,.Chas. Anderson Recorder.W. E. McCain Treasurer, ....Geo. W. Barber Aldermen : H. P. Riggs, Jr., T. E. Dye, C. P. Best, W. P. Musgrove and W. P.' Holland. School Directors McCRORY SPECIAL —W. P. Musgrove, Pres.; G. G. Mc Crory, Sec.; W. O. Scales, H. W. Jernigan, D. M. Huff and Walter W. Raney.