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LITTLE RIVER NEWS
Published Wednesday and Saturday GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors sni Publishers. Entered at the postoffice at Ash lown, Arkansas, as second-class mail DO VOU KNOW THAT Sags in roof-gutters may act as mosquito breeding places? America’s most valuable crap is babies? The public cigar-cutter is & health menace? The Uni*®* dates Public Health Service maintains a loan library stereopticon slides? The typhoid rate measures i accurately community intelli gence? Whooping cough annually kills over ten thousand Amer icans? Bad housing produces bad . health? Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by a wood tick? Since the announcement of Or. trough that he would tour the state for the 12 mill school tax. that issue is again caus ing discussion. We have long advocated a more liberal school revenue law for Arkansas, but we cannot endorse the present act as proposed. We do not be lieve in a 12 mill general school tax. We do believe that we should have the power to vote upon ourselves a special tax for building purposes only. Tills would take care of bond Issues for buildings and not In any way hamper the operating ex penses of the school. It is the business way. We very much fear that with a general 12 mill •til purpose fund many districts would soon be in the same bad shape, a great big expensive school and no building, or else a big expensive building and no school. We would still have the same loose, shiftless, but more expensive financial system. It would not guarantee the child a full free term and at the same time guarantee him a comfort able imd adequate school build ing. So long as there !s no lestriction he is just as likely to get an overplus of one and an underplus of the other as he is now, according to the temper, the judgment and the ability of the school board managements, 'which are as varied as would naturally be the case. We are for school betterment, but we have followed slip-shod systems about long enough. If the old aysl t m is a bad one, and we all agree that it has proven so why enlarge upon it? It teem to us that a general Clean UP Campaign should be started in Ashdown. A cam paign should not be only one day but start one and keep it going until every alley and back yard is clean and sanitary. Make your homes beautiful by cleanu.g up the yards and re painting the houses and fences, use every method that will make Ashdown more beautiful. The new ice plant will mean more labor and more money for Ai 'ndown. This is another In stance where you should pat ronize home industry. Spend your money in Ashdown and help Luild a city. When you patronize foreign firms you are helping to build other towns. President Wilson is said to be get.ing his guns unlimbered to lake a few cracks at Roosevelt. Teddy hhs been spending all his -spare time in attacking the ad mhiictration, which was ex > . 1 Arkansas Will Prosper Only by Living at Home ' 1 ■■■ 11 ^ I “ pevted, since nothing pleases that gentleman but himself. Property owners over town are taking advantage of the water and sewerage lines and are having their houses fitted with modern sanitary conven iences. Many connections have already been made through the contractor before the accept ance of the system. The seem ingly impossible financial stum bling block in the way of many to have this work done is being overcome hy loan companies, who loan money for the pur pose on long time and easy pay ments. Thus the way Is open ing by which all may provide these things, and it is very like ly that a great majority will have made connections long be fore the city enacts compulsory regulations to enforce universal sewer connections. All people who wanted water and sewers for the town enough to unhesi tatingly vote a bond tax upon themselves to build them will not long delay getting for them selves the full use of them. We know of no other town any where the size of Ashdown with a general system of sewers. We have it in our power to soon be come the cleanest, the most sanitary town in the state. IT. S. PLANS DECISIVE MOVE Berlin May Be Informed Mere Prom ises Arc Not Sufficient. Washington, April 12.—The subma rine issue between German and the United States was discussed v^stsrday at a meeting of President Wilson and his cabinet A general outline of the Bourse of the American government is said to have been agreed upon, although a final decision was postponed pending receipt of the German note. The note from Berlin will deny that a German submarine torpedoed the Sussex and disclaim blame In con nection with attacks on other ships with Americans on board. Consequen tly, in spite of the convincing evi dence in the hands of the State De partment, any reply that may be sent probably will not deal exclusively with any one case of group of cases. To End Controversy. If such a communication as Is con templated is sent to Germany It will . be designed to preclude the possibility , of further drawnout diplomatic ex- j changes and to make it plain that re- ] iterated assurances and promises that | international law will be respected cannot protect the friendly relations between the two countries If Illegal attacks upon peaceful merchantmen carrying Americans are continued. It probably will Include a resume of all the many vessels attacked from the time of the Lusitania down to the pre sent. The State Department has begun the collection of evidence covering the whole history of Germany’s subma rine operations. uoi. rj. m. Mouse, me president s close adviser, came to the White House today for the fourth time since he returned fro Europe. He wu In conference during the day with the president and other officials His re turn at the time when it is admitted the policy of the American govern ment. is about to be determined, is considered significant. It is said the United States still lias much evidence to gather before a decisive step is taken. -o lVIXTHROP SEWS. Winthrop, April 14.— (Special.)— Mrs. Guy Davis is visiting in Fouke tli is week. Mrs. Linnle Sharp is dangerously ill of pneumonia. Reid Smith was here a few days last week enroute to Galvestion, Tex., where he has accepted a position. Miss Myrtle Sessions is visiting in Garvin, Okla., this week. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turrentine and Miss Jennie Walker were in Texark ana Wednesday. Miss Eunice Arms visited homefolks in Horatio Saturday and Sunday. Misses Ollie and Bama Obarr and Reid Smith were In Neal Springs Su day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Newt Derrbyberry n '-(1 back to Idabel, Okla., last week. Misses Olaudie Borum and Rasa U'rhli:- were in Morrjs Ferry Sunday afternoon. •'Jr. lli’hildey was here Monday en i' fromParis to his home in Cerro Gordo. ( , Is the Opinion of J. I>. Goldman, Pres. Of Country’s Largest Cotton Buy ing Firms; Stales Has Future. "After an experience of over 51 1 years in Arkanas, it is my unalter able conclusion that farmers can be I I.itppy and successful only by living &•. home. Their corn cribs and smoke | houses should be in their own yards, not In Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Il linois ‘ Lands that produce as do those c«i I Arkansas certainly should be useu to | live at home in plenty and happiness. Then let cotton produce the wealth j and it surely will.” | 'Tht-st wve the sentiments of J. D. Goldman of St. Louis, president o1 tiw I.esr.oi - Goldman Cotton Company one of the greatest cotton buying concerns in the United States. Although Mr. Goldman now resides in St. Louis, he retains the keenest interest in and, as his letter shows, he lias a warm af j fection for the state. The Lesser-Goldman Cottcn Com pany is a huge concern with branch offices in New York, Breman, Ger many, Little Rock, New Orlean^, Memphis, Fort Smith, Newport, Mar' ianna, Helena, Pine Bluff, Hope, Vefi Buren, El Dorado, Blytheville and Y> Alester and Weleetaka, Okla. / Here are Mr. Goldman’s sentiments as expressed in a letter to the Profit able Farming Bureau «i the Litie Rock Board of Commerce: "I am in receipt of your letter' of recent date, requesting an expreslon j from me on the subject of farming in I Arkansas. Personal publicity has :nev er appealed to me, and only my deep affection for the state of Arkansas, created by it being like a mothfcr to me, as it has given me the milk to proper on, persuades me to write you, and if you should care to usd any thing I may say, I hope that it may awaken some thought that may,iesult in gool to *ome one. Mast Lire at Home. "After an exxperience of oi-er 51 years in Arkansas it is my unalter able conclusion that farmers can only be happy and successful by living at home. Their corn cribs and smoke houses should be in their own yards, and not in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. ‘I remember well, back in the late sixties and early seventies, Randolph, Lawrence and other adjoining count ies, shipped steamboat loads of bacon, ham and lard to the lager markets like Memphis and New Oceans, and such a thing as 'buying c/rn or any thing to live on was not kiown In our country. To be sure, we did nfot raise as much cotton then, bemusej we did not have the land cleared non had we the labor like now; nor did /we have automobiles and other expensive lux uries as now. There wsp mebre home life and less indebtedness and conse quently greater happiness. “Such a thing as a mortgage was unknown in three days; everybody was honest and honorable; 1} was the good old Southern stock that was do ing the farming and borrowing. Spe culation, grafting af 1 high finauce were unknown termd Neighbor trust ed neighbor, and it/ as because coir people Uved accord ill to their means, and were not scheni lg to take from one what .itiftly belonged to ►he other. "i ani not one who can only see good in the past, nor '■youicJ I want to return to the days of ijie tallow can dle, but the younger generation might learn much, and profit much, by prac ticing many cf the cardinal virtues of their forefathers. His Affect ion for Arkansas. “Arkansas is a wo. derful state in her vast and varied -esources. It is hut natural that I should love her and her perole on account!of their moral principles—both from I the standpoint of religion and hom l a it was the home of ni yearly malifood and mat urer years, and prac Ically all of my worldly possessions lire within, and have been made within her borders. I never lost a dollar oij any real estate deal I handled, nor on a loan made to l eln people in their needs and ad versities. therefore I ran see her vir tues. yet, I am not blind to her faults, and if I mistake not r ran see the be ginning of brighter and better days; an awakening of the people and a bet ter citizenship. I h^ive watched with keen interest and unselfish labor of you and yctur associates, and especial ly the generosity of /the papers of the state in giving publicity to the pro paganda that shoulA make for a hap pier and more prosperous Arkansas, which need not yielJ the palm to any state in soil and clJnate. Lands that produce as they do should certainly be used to live at home in plenty and happiness. I want to emphasise that, and then let cotton|create thjp wealth, which It surely will.’* ---. j I have a number of fine wofk mules. Will close out for cash or good paper. A. Goldsmith. ... . - „ j , . ___ New Gr< hceryl St< >re-—i AT R. M. PRICES OLD STAND ON MAN STREET ' - /• •phone so Free Delivery ,pHQNE 50 Saturday, April 15th, is Our Opening Day Give Us A Trial 50 lbs. Albatross Flour ... $1.85 24 lbs. Albatross Flour ... 95c 100 lbs. Albatross Bran ... $1.30 100 lbs. Shorts ... $1.45 100 lbs. Corn Chops ... $1.70 Amber Cane Seed for hay AA per bu.. Vi* Fancy Head Rice OCa 3 1-2 lbs. for. 4vv Fancy Peaberry Coffee AA. per lb..——............. ...4Vv Eight Bars Silk Soap 2SC Snowdrift Lard. 10 lbs. A4 4Q for—....w I ■ Snowdrift Lard, 5 lbF. 70c Crusto Lard, 10 lbs. 20 17 1-2 lb. Meal JIT for.. . ..43C Apple Vinegar 25c Salmon per can.. ..-. I Uv We will have 2,000 nice Toyatoe Plants at the Store, Saturday Evening April 15th. FULL WEIGHTS and QUICK DZUVERY PRICE BROTHERS ' -l nee A'bert will i. A’r you the real road to smoke-joy! PRINCE ALBERT was made to create tobacco __ content where it never existed before! It per mits men to smoke all they want without getting a sore tongue, without any comeback but real ; tobacco enjoyment! The patented process by which Prince Albert is made (and controlled exclusively by us) fixes that—and cuts out bite and parch! j the national joy smoke comes right to yov.r taste fair and square! And it i will do for you v. Liat it has done for thousands of men—make pipe or cigarette smoking the cheerful est of your pleasures I f Z:nrZ£i5VobLo0iJ7ou J, ^at we tell you about Prince u^yioitbt’an/.omli^j Albert is a fact that will prove out to y°ur satisfaction just as quickly as you lay in a stock and fire-up! hoop* the tobacco in tuck _ lino obapo—alwayt t R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winitaa-Salem, N. C. 1 ———, - ' ' " — — I _ M Palace Barb' r Shop Hest Equipped Shop in Town. Offers you the service of ex pert barbers, keen razors and I clean towels. .__ r ‘ •• • IS YOTJK TITLE GOOD? The only way to find out k to have an abstract made. We have the oldest and most complete set of records in the County. Why should v,e not give you the be'-t service? MelVER ABSTRACT COM PANY. Sanderson Building, Ashdown, Ark IF YOUR EYES BOTHER YOU Better have them examin ed by one who knows; jfor cousultation see W, A, J, MILLS, T' "•nly i' Kisicred Opteometist in Ashdown, Ark.