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UME XV-No. 71.
PRESCOTT, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS 1VAL HOLIDAY WINS APPROVAL use, Amid Cheering, Adopts jorah Amendment — Presi |ent Indicates He Will Carry )Ut Wishes of Congress. fashington, June 29.—The House eed late today to the Borah dis sent amendment to the naval ropriation bill. he Borah amendment requests the lident to sound Japan and rGeat tain for a conference looking to tation of armaments on the sea. he vote was 330 to 40. Represen ve Moore, Indiana, Republican, Caldwell, Pennsylvania; Crew, f York, and O’Brien, New Jersey, nocrats, voted in the negative, eberger, Republican, California, ed present. Pild shouts greeted Representative ley of Michigan, in charge of the , when he moved to concur with Senate in the Borah amendment the naval appropriation bill. In no od for extended debate, many mem 8 rose, applauding and cheering, began to chant, “Vote, vote, 8,” They quieted down, however, en Representative Mondell, Repub n leader, had the clerk read a let he had received from President rding, in which the president de red it was “wholly desirable” to re the expression of a favorable nion on the part of Congress re ing to world disarmament. The ter said it was “not of particular icem to the administration what m the expression of Congress shall e.” Vhen the reading of the communi ion was concluded cheering broke with renewed vigor. Debate, ich lasted half an hour, was con ed to Mr. Mondell, Representative rrett of Tennessee, acting Demo tic leader, and Representative roes of South Carolina, Democrat, itrary to the expectation of some mbers, no attempt was made to er the Porter substitute, which was isidered broader than the Borah endment in that it would not re ict participants in the proposed iference to Great Britain, Japan i the United States, nor discussion ely to reduction of naval arma nts. Mter referring to the Borah amend nt as “narrow and restrictive” Mr. indell declared that inasmuch as 1 MU would go back on the last day the fiscal year to the Senate, here one persistent and insistent TOMATOES ARE MOVING FAST Are Going Out at the Rate of a Gar a Day From Dunlap, Ar cadia and Blevins—Thomas is Well Pleased With Shipments L. H. Thomas, truck and fruit job ber, states that the tomatoes which are bajig shipped from Prescott, Blevins, Arcadia and Dunlap this year are of a very fine, grade considering that the industry is in its infancy and the growers are not so well versed on the cultivation of the crop. However, the quantity is very sat isfactory and according to Mr. Thomas the tomatoes are. moving at a very satisfactory rate, a car a day being shipped from Blevins, Arcadia and Dunlap to eastern markets where they bring a fancy price when re tailed out. They are shipped green so that by the time the consumer re ceives them they are ripe enough to eat. A car load of mixed vegetables and fruit will be sent from Prescott today by Mr. Thomas, the car containing Elberta peaches, cucumbers and sweet corn. If possible a second car of this variety will go out Saturday of this week. The vegetables and fruit are being packed at each shed by experienced men, some of whom came here directly from Florida to work during the shipping season, and it is remarkable the speed with which the Florida packers handle the toma toes, especially while they are trans ferring them from the table to the crate, very little time being consumed in putting them in a wrapper, which however, is wrapped to perfection in individual wrappers with the name of L. H. Thomas, shipper, thereon. Mr. Thomas states that he will probably ship a few crates of canta loupes Saturday of this week, or the first part of next week, and that he will handle a number of cars of this fruit during the season, from Prescott and other points in this section. Our store will be closed all day Monday, July 1th Nelson Jewelry Store. gentleman can block the wheels of legislation,” he doubted whether it would be wise to “haggle over the exact wording of the amendment.” “It is the duty of Congress to pass the bill so the navy can function,” said Mr. Mondell, “and I for one am willing to surrender my views so there will be no tieup.” Savings Interest Due Semi-annual interest on your Sav ings Account is due July st. Bring in your pass-book any time on or after that date and let us have the pleasure of adding a few more figures to the balance to your credit. If you haven’t yet opened your Ac count here at this bank, we cordially invite you to do so now. Then when due, there will be something coming the next semi-annual interest comes to you too. BANK OF PRESCOTT AIR POLICE CAPTAIN Capt Jane Herveux, famous French avlatrix, has been commissioned cap tain In the police reserve of New York und ass'gned to the aviation division. She is shown here In her new uni form. ARKAN.SAN WITH ILLINOIS HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Special to The News. Little Rock, June 30.—Among the callers at the State capitol Tuesday was Carter Jenkins, a young man of Texarkana who has just graduated from the Illinois University. Mr. Jenkins graduated from Hendrix Col lege in 1915, and has since taken a special course in engineering in Illi nois. He also served as adjutant of the 334th Field Artillery in France. He has accepted a position with the Illinois State Highway Department. He says that Illinois has a most ef fective highway system. All of the i automobile taxes being paid directly into the highway fund and adminis tered by the state. COMPLETES ILLITERACY MAP OF ARKANSAS Special to The News. Little Rock, June 30.—N. M. Wha ley of the department of education, has completed an illiteracy map of the state, copies of which will be fur nished to every county superintend ent. It shows in detail the number of illiterates in each county and other valuable information relative to the educational status of the various counties. There is a total of illiter ates, according to the last census of 99,413 in the state. In the last ten years the number of illiterates has been reduced 25.4 per cent. The re duction in white illiteracy has been 36.6 and in colored 17.4. Go to church Sunday. Syrup of Hypo phosphates Makes a good Summer Tonic Just tonic enough to create a good appetite. The logi cal tonic when the building process is required. A food tonic that strengthens the nerves, tissue marrow. A pleasant tasting summer remedy for everybody. BUCHANAN DRUG STORE Phone 67 WE PAY THE POSTAGE DE VALERA FINDS FLAW IN OFFER Impossible of Acceptance in Its Present Form—President of the Irish Republic Indicates Refusal. London, June 29.—Eamonn de Va lera, the Irish republican leader, in a letter to Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier, says that the proposal of the prime minister, Mr. Lloyd George, for a conference in London between representatives of Southern and Nor- | them Ireland and the British govern-1 ment owing to its limitations is im possible of acceptance in its present form. Belfast, June 29.—Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier, declined today the invitation extended him by Ea monn de Valera, the Irish republican leader, to meet de Valera in Dublin. The invitation was contained in a let ter to the Ulster premier and four other eminent Irishmen outside of de Valera’s party, asking them to meet him at the mansion house in Dublin on Monday for a conference. The other men invited by the re publican leader were Earl Middleton, Sir Maurice Dockrell, members of Parliament for the Rathmines divi sions of Dublin county, a Unionist upporter of the coalition govern ment except as to its Irish policy of home rule; Sir Robert Henry Woods, member of Parliament for Dublin University, and Andrew Jameson. It was stated that de Valera wished to learn from them at first hand the views on the Irish question of cer tain sections of the people they rep resent. De Valera in his reply to Lloyd George’s invitation for a con ference with the Ulster premier and the British premier for an Irish set tlement in which the republican lead er indicated he deemed Irish unity essential to a lasting peace, said he was consulting “with such of the principal representatives of our na tion as are available.’’ And added: “Before replying more fully to your letter I am seeking a conference with certain representatives of the political minority in this country.” In his reply to the republican lead er’s invitation, Sir James said: “It is impossible for me to arrange any meeting. I have already accept ed the prime minister’s invitation to the London conference.” J. L. Wilmeth, director of the Bu reau of Printing and Engraving at Washington, who has been here for the past few days visiting his sister, Mrs. M. L. Moore, will leave tomor row morning for Washington. He is returning home from a trip to Cali fornia. “Something to Think About. 30d3 DRASTIC TARIFF BILL OFFERED Republicans Claim it Means $7, 000,000,000 Revenue — Re moves Considerable From the Free List. Washington, June 29.—The admin istration’s permanent tariff bill was introduced today in the House of Re presentatives and for the first time was made public. No explanatory statements accom panied the introduction of the meas ure as heretofore has been custom ary, and no official estimate was made of the revenue it is expected to return. Unofficial estimates by members of the ways and means committee, how ever, placed the expected return as high as $7,000,000,000 a year. The Payne-Aldrich law in the normal pre war years produced a little more than $300,000,000 a year. Examination of the bill, which cov ers 346 printed pages, shows that in some cases the rates proposed are higher than corresponding rates of the Payne-Aldrich law, while others are correspondingly lower. —) An estimate of how the whole bill compares with the Payne-Aldrich law would only be possible by tariff ex perts making a detailed study be cause the schedules of the new bill are in many cases not framed in par allel with the schedule of the Payne law, but are differently constructed. nl comparison with the Underwood tariff law of the Wilson administra tion the new bill removes many ar ticles from the free list, although it leaves a large list free of duty, in cluding the print paper, wood pulp, leather and harness, and agricultural implements. It raises the duties on the great bulk of imports already be ing taxed. It has made no notable additions to the free list. Comparison of the wool schedule with schedule K of the Payne-Al drich bill, over which a bitter fight was made in Congress, showed ma terial reduction in a number of in stances. REDYARD REAPPOINTED STATE MINE INSPECTOR Special to The News. Little Rock, June 30.—Governor McRae announced the reappointment of Jesse Redyard of Hartford as State mine inspector. The governor also appointed R. T. Crook of Clinton, as county treasurer of Van Buren county, to succeed Smith H. Bradley, deceased. The Sample Shoe Store will be losed all day Monday, July 4th. Our store will be closed all day Monday, July 4th Nelson Jewelry Store. ~-\s» HT HE V speak thelan , guage of the Sum mer mode, these ador able frocks that adopt simplicity for Modish ness and add frills for Chic. PICTORIAL REVIEW PATTERNS for AUGUST Illustrate all the latest whims of fashion. Pictorial Review Patterns 20 cents to 35 cer*« NONE HIGHER Dress 9547 Dress 9415 35 eentr each number OZAN MERCANTILE CO.