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The Little River news. (Ashdown, Little River County, Ark.) 1897-current, November 21, 1917, Image 2

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The Hrefill Treatment of Women and
( lillilren by the Germans Should
Wove the Heart of Every
Civilized Wail.
Fort Smith. Xov. 18.—-‘‘If the white
peoph of tills world cannot capture the
kaiser, then turn him over to the
American negroes and we will take
him or report to God the reason we
<'i,i not." wqs the declaration made by
liishop J. M Connor, Saturday, at the
opining oi' the fourth day's session of
the Arkansas African Methodnt Epis
copal conference,
“Do you realize that we are engaged
in war? What are you doing about
it?” asked the bishop, "and are you|
like tome empty headed people of this
country saying this is a whits man's
war. and we have not lose anything in
Prance? This in a: war which all
Americans are engaged, and we must
all unite in order to win it. In the
cantc mm r' we : re training with our
white brothers, and believe me v/c are
going into the trencher, together, and
side- by side many of our men will
report lo heaven with the white man.
in . rds we < *e go'ng to live
tog. :her and we are going to die to
gether. lor what concerns one of us,
concerns the other, and when we face
the kaiser s men we will all look alike
to him, and our duty we are going to
We have read with regret that
some of our men have died in the
trenches in Prance, but we a,re willing
that more shall die if it means the
establishment of world-wide demo
cracy. Autocracy must go down, and
this; whole world must he free. The
brutal treatment of women and chil
dren by the Germans should move
the heart of every civilized ma,n. I
sat in my home recently and read of
some of the ways they are treated
and I was forced to shed tears."
From kt-lley Draper.
To my friends of Ashdown:
I am now gunners mate on sub
marine chaser No. 32S on our way to
New York. My address will, be U. S.
Submarine Chaser No. 328. care of
Postmaster, New York. N. Y. Will
welcome a letter from you.—J. K.
Buy it at Home this Season.
Essential That Thai Branch of Service
Bo Recruited to Full
Strength Without
Little Itock. Nov. 18.—The Navy De
portment is calling upon Arkansas to
furnish, in the shortest possible t'me
one thousand men for the Navy.
Because of the part the Navy is be
ing called upon to perform in the pre
sent crisis, it is essential thajt that
branch of the service be recruited to
full strength wthou delay.
Never in its history has the Navy
offered so many opportunities for ad
vancement as it does today. Two
months after men have been tent to
training station they have been pro
moted to petty officers and enlisted
men are being promoted daily to com
missioned officers.
The lowest rate of pay in the Navy
today is $32.50. Men with trades that
can be used aboard s hips are given
a higher rate of pay. but those with
out trades may enlst as appret'ce
seamen or firemen third class and be
in line for quick promotion. Men
without trades are given an opportuni
ty to learn one. Enlisted ages are IS
to 35.
Xavy officers argue that a highly
efficient and fully manned Xavy will
do much toward bringing the war to
a successful and speedy ending, and
that is one of the reasons the Xavy j
is calling upon the citizens of Arkan-J
sas to help it secure men from their,
state. Soldiers, food and supples must
go over. Ships of the Xavy are not j
only protecting our coasts from in
vas:on, but arc safely convoying sol-1
diers to France and are protecting the
ships carrying food and supplies to
American soldiers and liiosc of our
il’lics. Ships of the Xavy are hunt- j
ing out and destroying enemy subma-i
rines and preventing supplies from 1
going to Germany. When the enemy J
is chased from the seas, the efforts !
of the land forces will bo made all j
the more effective.
Men may enlist for the Xavy at the
sub-stations in Hot Springs, Fort!
Smith, Jonesboro. Leslie, Conway or!
ajt the main staton at Little Rock.!
Information concerning the Xavy may *
be secured from the Postmasters.
I-.IIII.^.I II I I I. Ill 111 .. .
If you want to save money on your groceries this is the
place to buy
I Michigan Salt, bbl. £'*1 7K
for.8 si
50 pound sack
<5or. . .. tisJb
25 pound sack rs7n
for... C.i b
31b can Tomatoes oru
for . L U L»
2 lb. can Tomatoes 15c
2 for.iLsjb
Coffee, Breakfast Delight ^7n
for .U S l»
Yale Coffee lb.
for . vJUli
Wamba Coffee, lb. 00 n \
for . OsJli i
Star Soap . 5c 1
Bob White Soap .5c j
» St. Charles Coffee, lb. 97«
for . Jib
> Peaberry Coffee, lb.
for . £Ub
! African Java Coffee, lb. 9flft
for . Uiib
J Brazil Xo. 7, lb. 1
> for ...| lib
Log Cabin Coffee
> 5 lbs. for ...4h,UU
Macoroni and Spaghetti f)^
• 4 pkgs for...
> Quaker Puffed Rice 1 ft _
| for . IUb
> Crisco Lard, large (j4^
> for. ..iP i kIO
l Postum Cereal.Die
I Shredded Wheat.JOe
ICrisco Lard, small
Best Wheat Bran
100 lbs. for....
Grape Juice, pint
Best Red Salmon
for ..
Matches per box 5c
6 boxes for ...
Kraut 15c or
2 for .
Hominy 15c or
2 for .
Spark Plugs
for ..
Nutro Oats .
Quaker Oats ...
Phone 199
His Factories and Organization Are
At tlie Government's
V.T liington. Xov. 18.—Henry Ford,
tiie Detroit manufacturer today gave
out this statement:
"The factories and organization of
the Ford Motor Company are at the
disposal of the United States govern
ment and its allies. The production
of automobiles for pleasure must be
reduced. We have offered to follow
any request the United States makes.
The idle cars standing along any
street show that enought automobiles
have been built to last for a( while.
"Transportation lor arm'es and
supplies is a basic need of war. Rail
roads alone cannot handle the freight.
The Germans a|re reported to have
moved recently an army of 800,000
men from the eastern to the western
front by auto trucks. The Ford plant
can produce 2,000 one-ton trucks daily
and its production can be increased in
a few weeks to three thousand. Each
truck can haul eight soldiers with full
equipment*. 'Dur'tii itlie first ,{month
our shop could furnish trucks to haul
an army of 480,000 -men , thereafter
for 720,000 men n each month. Each
; workman can; manufacture a truck in
; fifteen days.
! “We are ready to furnish the gov
ernment these trucks a|l shop cott
without profit. I will take no profit
from anything produced for any al
lied government during the war.”
Prominent Arkansan Dies Suddenly at
Hope From Heart Attack.
Hope, Nov. 18.—Capt. Charles Au
gustus Bridewell, aged 7!) years, died
from ail n tack of the heart at 1
o’clock til's afernoon. While he lias
been in ill health for several months,
his (death was unexpected. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow after
noon by the Rev. Leroy Thompson.
Burial will be in charge of the local
Masonic lodge.
fha Quinine That Does Net Affect the Heed
because of its tonic arul laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BRO.MO QUININE is betterthan ordinary
Quinine and docs not cause nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
took lor the signature of E. VV. GROVE. 30c.
Royal Theater, Ashdown, Ark. I
RIGHT, $1.00 and $1.25 MATINEE 50c, 75c, $1.00 Matinee 2:15. NIGHT 8:15
D. W. Griffith's Gigantic Military Spectacle
$500 ;0CG ’
18,000 5’0M |
People Scenes |
npp Decisive Battles of the Civil War-Sherman’s March to the Sea-Grant and Lee at
Appomattox-The South Before the War-The Death of Abraham Lincoln. Rise of
llLL ^BX Klan. History of the Making-Mighty Story of the Loves and Struggles of
the Days When the Nation was Finging !tse . .. :
Advanced Prices Sustained by Several
Factors, and Close
Is Higher.
New Orleans, Nov. IS. —-The cotton
market stood at the advance through
one ]a.f i week. It was sustained by
short crop talk, favorable spot ac
counts and the bullish sliowng of the
Census Bureau figures on American
consumption Highest levels were 82
to 135 points up. The clo;e was 68
to 131 points over the close of the
preceding week.
A feature of the trau'ng was the
narrowing of the differences between
the distant and the near months ow
ing to the undoing of straddles on a
large scale. The Census Bureau re
port showing a total consumption in
this country during October of 695,468
bales of cotton and liniers, record
figures for that month, was an im
portant factor un il it was offset by
bearish comment regarding ginning.
The beajr element expects the Census
Bureau report on ginning, due Wed
nesday, to favor operations by in
dicating a much larger output than
for the same period last year. The
counter-argument from the hulls is
that the output should be larger be
cause of the heafvy ginning of the
early part of last season, which re
sulted in smaller ginnings later. Re
ports from Southern spot markets
probably will have much to do with
the minor swings of contract prices.
Heeting of the Improvement Club.
An interesting and enthusiastic
meeting of the Ashdown Improvement
Club v.as held last Friday afternoon
at the club rooms at the courthouse. In
many respects this was a most re
markable session of this club. There
was not a single discordant note, every
fecjture of the meeting was attended
wth the most harmonious accord,
though the subject of study. “Equal
Suffrage for Women,’’ is one upon
which there are differences of opinion.
The hostesses for this occasion were
Mesdames Lon Jones, Claud Bishop
and H. L. Majors and with these it
goes without saying that every ar
rangement for the comfort and en
joyment of the members and guests
was .made. On arrival at the head of
ilie stairway guests were met by two
little girls in costumes appropriate to
the occasion, coasts and mannish derby
hats bearing the slogan, '.'Votes for
women;’’ they waved their banners
bearing the same slogan, and present
ed each lady with a dainty hand drawn
souvenir. The club room was beau
tifully decked with suitable emblems
and also with large wonderful crys
anthemums in vases and pots. After
responses to roll-call with “Women
Worth While end Why," by the memb
ers, the leader Mrs. O. M. Oliver, read
a brief hut interesting history of Wo
men suffrage movement. Following
this came the debate, “Resolved that
tile Ballot for Women would be a good
thing. ' Speaking for the affirmative,
Mrs. Jean Curran made one of the
most impressive and eloquent speeches
that has ever been' heard in the club.
Speaking without notes Mrs. Curran
held her audience of twenty-five ladies
enthralled for more thajn an hour with
her appeal for suffrage. It was re
marked that she was a speaker
WKthy of the public platform. Vhe
negative followed with a fine paper by
Mrs W. E. Kinswotthy, in which good
humor wap mixed with logical reasons
against woman’s rights as a citizen to
a part in the government of their coun
try. Mrs. A. D. DuLaney for the
affirmative in an eloquent paper cov
ered the whole ground with good rea
sons why the ballot should be in the
hands of women. She was followed by
Mrs. Belle Norwood with scriptural
readings which could be used to dis
prove the movement of women’s suff
rage; hers was a very spiritual argu
ment. At the close of the debate, the
judges, Mesdames Dowden, Head,
j Bishop, Majors and Toland rendered a
l decision in favor of the affirmative. As
a closing number Mrs. A. K. Hill read
a poem in her own inimitable way,
and this with charming music by Mrs.
T. B. Cook and Mrs. Clyde Briant com
pleted a very interesting program.
With the president Mrs. P. H. Phillips,
in the chair the business of the club
was taken up a,nd dispensed with
promptness. A vote of thanks wap
tendered Mrs. C. W. Adams of the
Royal Theatre for a donation of $23
for the Red Cross, l-hal the proceeds
on benefit night. Club members were
urged to patronize the girls’ c; ndy
booths for the R.cd Cross on the night
of the entertainment ^‘Birth of a Na
tion." The report of Mrs. A. D. Du
Daney who attended the Stajte Federa
ton meeting at Fort Smith as a dele
gate from the Improvement Club was
continued to the next meeting she hav
ing an important part in. the program
at this time. Report of tile varous
,committees' were heafd and passed
upon. Every business detail was at
I tended to with the harmonious accord
of minds attuned to the key of high
and cultured ideals. Following the
i dosing numbers the hostesses with
charming hospitality served a delici
ous luncheon plate while the guests
lingered in social enjoyment. They
were assisted in serving by their little
girl lieutem j its whose costumes and
slogan served to emphasizze the mean
ing of the meeting.
Council of Defence Warnes Local
jA. D. DuLancy. Ashdown, Ark.
| Chairman, County Council of Defence,
i Dear Sir:
i I he unusually large number of cot
ton gin fires, s.nce the opening of the
cotton season this year, and the extra
ordinarily high proportion of such
fires from incendiary origin, prompts
us to call your attention to the impera
tive necessity of some extra precau
tions by ginners to safe-guard their
properties, and we ask that you, at
once, get in touch with the owners of
I cotton gins in your county, and that
yen urge upon them the importance of
increased watchfulness r,s protection
against incendiarism, and that watch
men, armed with shot guns, be employ
ed wheroever rossibie.
it is also important that the custom,
ai> hazards oi these risks be properly
safe-guarded, and that unusual pre
cautions be taken to keep lire fighting
facilities in the best possible condi
tion. Chemical extinguishers should
bo recharged and water in fire barrels
salted this season; water barrels
should be filled with water and two
buckets provided for each barrel, and
where there is an elevated tiynk! and
stand pipe, hose should he attached
ready for use at all times. No ac
cumulation of cotton, hulls or other
trasli should be permitted in 01
around the gin.
Yours very truly,
Lloyd England, Chairman.
Wallace Townsend, Director.
W. M. Hart Killed In Home Near
Texarkana by Unknown Person.
Texarkana, Nov. 17.—The body of
W. M Hayt, a farmer, who was killed
ajt hist home 30 miles west of here
Thursday night, was brought here to
day and propared for burial. Hart
was shot by an assassin, who fired
through a window while he was grind
ing coffee for supper. There is no
clue to the murderer.
Judge J. S. Steel and wife are at Lit
tle Rock where Judge Stool i attend
ing the constitutional convention as
delegate from this county

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