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S , ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. J * $ Tlic Cheapest and Best t $ Place In Town to Buy t X Ifour Groceries.******* t % ASHDOWN GKOCEBY CO.t t -- Little River News. SEMI-WEEKLY t ASHDOWN GROCERY CO.J % You Save 5 I’er Cent $ $ if you bay for CASH t t from us.... Phone 124. $ % ASHDOWN GROCERY CO.J GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Wednesday, February 6, 1918. VOLUME XX. number ig. KEEPING BUSINESS ON A LEVEL Would it be any satisfaction to you in those times if you could put some of your money into the great national fund held by the Federal Reserve Banking Syjtem which i: ctm^* ing back of and steadying the business interests of the coun try? You can do it by dpositing your money with u3, as we in turn keep part of it n deposit with our Federal reserve bank, where it will be ready for you when needed. I.i this way, without cost, you can strengthen the sys tem and secure for yourself its protection. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDOWN, AUK. W. K. HALLER, Cashier Look 9em over Our Spring Line Men’s Hats have arrived, correct styles for spring wear. A New Suit Have us measure you for your new spring suit. New samples, all prices, al ways satisfactory. M. C. JOHNSON POPULAR COUPLE WEI) Homer Welch and Miss Annabel Uog gin .Married Sunday Morning. ^ Mr. Jas. Homer Welch and Miss ^anaibel Coggin, both of this city, were married at the Presbyterian churt’h in this city at C:30 Sunday mornii.g, the pastor, Rev. W. T. Sulli van offlcHting. The only guests pres ent were Wprace R.outon and Miss Hattie Ma|e Wobd, special friends of the bride and groom, si d~41ie ir.medi ate family of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Welch left immediately on the K. C. S No. 1 for St. Louis and Chicago where they will spend their honeymoon. Mr. Welch will visit the marhets before his return The groom is the popular manager of the dry goods store of Lindsay Bro >4hers in this city. Since coming to '' this city from Foreman he has made a host of frieftds. He is a young man of splendid business ability and Is making a success. The bride is the charming daught er of Mr. and Mrs. John Coggin. She has grown to splendid womanhood in our midst, and is of Ashdown’s best ■and most popular young women. Mr. Welch has purchased the beau tiful westsldC home of Dick Boyer and later will be at home* there to thetr friends. -o Chaa. Meyer of St. Louia spent Sun day and Monday In Aahdown the gueat at Mr. and Mr*. 8. J- Meyer and family. 0. S. DARES iiflf liVIPRiS&N till ! _ , Must Grant Bolshevikls Bequest for Itetiirn to Itusslii, Says Berk oui:;. I New York. Feb. 2—Asserting the government cf the United States will not dare refuse what he declared was the demapd of file Bolsheviki government that lie be deported to Russia, Alexander Berkman. notorious anarchist today surrendered to United States authorities, to begin his sen tence of two yours for conspiracy to defeat the military draft. Emma Goldman, convicted as a co-conspir Mtor, surrendered at the same time. “I have bean assured.” Berkman de clared to a crowd oi friends and sym pathizers in the United States distri -t attorney's office here “th;,t my friends in dear Russia will leave no stone un turned in their efforts to secure miy release or my return. They will fight as bitterly for our courageous Miss Goldman.” Then Emma took the floor, declar ing with n shaking fist, ‘ this is out rageous.” Joseph P. McDonough, chief deputy to United States Marshal McCarty, put a stop to the hubdub by entering the room and warning the speakers. Ambassador David R. Francis is be ing threatened by Russian anarchists who hold him responsible for the life and liberty of Berkman, dispatches : recently stated. ^ TWO FARM AGENTS FOR LITTLE RIVER COUNTY Canning Club Agent Makes Three Active Workers for Improved Farming—Other Farm Workers. Glenn F. Wallace, who has been ap pointed as assistant to G. M. Johnston, the county farm demonstration agent, has moved here with his family from Mena and will }ielp Mr. Johnston to cover the county more thoroughly the coming year. Both these gentlemen are now at work and will be Ejble to reach farmers who could not be reach ed last year. The work has prosper ed in this county as shown by the splendid results achieved last year. Miss Gladys Norwood ,after a winter course in her work, is again on the job ,as cp/nning club agent. Miss Norwood is a live wire in her line cf work, and last year made her branch of work im mensely popular throughout the coun ty She expects to make even a better record than last year. To Wipe Out Ticks. T>r P.. C. Surface, the government tick eradication man, has also moved here. Little River county ha(s adopt de tick eradication, and an active cam paign to mop up with the ticks and get out of the quarantine is now in force. Dr. Surface states that a few vat3 will have yet to he built. He will remain in the county and devote his entire attention to the work hero until licks rre no more. It is said that it i requires only one year. Cattle dipping J is now compulsory. There need he .-.o , argument over the proposition as the | United States government is back of I the p-roposition and any evasion of the j law will bring federal prosecution. We I are told that practically all the peo ■ pie in the county are enthusiastically | for it g|ac will cooperate 4'ully. FOTAliK DEAL FOR ALIENS URGED. The Alien Registration Docs Not Mean Ail Are Hirer Suspicion. Washington, Feb. 3.—A squire Seal for the German citizens who must reg ister as an alien enemy, but is a law abiding end loyai, is urged in a state ment issued by Attorney General Greg ory. The atorney general emphasizes that the registration, which will begin Mon day, does not merjn that every alien is under suspicion, and he adjures the American people that, in compliance with the president’s proclamation of April 6, they treat the Germans “with i ll such friendliness as may be com ! entitle with the loyaity and allegiance to the United States.” “The majority of Germans,’’ says the attorney general's statement, “who have taken us their residence in the United States, but, for one reason or another, have neglected or failed to become American citizens are un doubtedly willing to be loyal and law abiding. “In the interest of public safety, however, they must be registered and obey the alien enemy regulations. The mere fact that a man is registered as an alien enemy should not he taken as a reason for discrimination against him by his employer or ty the com munity in which he lives. “The c/'ien enemy laws and regula tions will be rigidly and aggressively enforced and penalties prescribed for their violation imposed without excep tion. “But no possible pood will come from unnecessary hardships or discri minations inflicted by private citizens upon those alien enemies who remain law-abiding and loyal. Their work contributes to the resources of the country and therefore to the strength of the country in the war.” -o EX AM INATIONS STOPPED Ordered to Suspend Activities I'litil New Forms Are Deceived. All registrants who have been call ed to appear for physical examination next week before any of the local boards are notified that such exami nations have been temporarily sus pended by an order from Adjut. Gen. Lloyd England. Draft boards are in structed to wait for a supply of new form, as required under recent rul ing making exemption harder by low ering the physical requirements ia the case o£ slight defects. ^ ^ . THIS COUNTY ASKED FOR 28 MECHANICS Shipping' Board Asks for 28 from Little River Comity to Help Build Ship»—2000 from State. Little Rock, Feb. 4.—Arkansas is 2E|lled upon to furnish 2000 skilled me 2hanics for the U. S. Shipping Board service. A preliminary registration is now in progress, under the direction of W .G. Sprague, member of the State Council of De ense and, chairman of the United States Labor Reserve. It is imperative, however, that all who desire to enter this service should understand that the men igust not re port at the yards until they arc ceflfed as the yards are not ready to receive them. D .M. ^Reynolds of the U. S. Shipping Board, authorizes the following: "The United States Shipping Board, the Department of Labor and the State Councils of Defense have undertaken to enroll 250,000 artisans c/nd skilled mechanics for service in the ship-yarus under the name, "The U. S. Shipyard Volunteers of the Public Service Re serve." Without this great industrial army ready to take its place as the need for labor ever grows more urgent we cannot carry out the ship-building program on which hangs the fate of our cu-rny. in France, and cf our allies the world over. To win the war our i first need is ships, and to build ships | our first need is earnest, skilled labor, j The men will be drawn into service in | the ship-yards in such fashion as to | disturb manufacturing condition: j throughout the country as lKtle a: possible.” Gov. Brough r.t the request of the Shipping Board, will issue a procla mation calling upon the mechanics of the state to enroll in this great army of workmen. Chairman Hurley of the Shipping Board lias also written County Chairmen and the Mayors of all cities fully covering the shipping prob lem, and emphasizing the necessity of action. Agents are being appointed in each county of the state, by the chairmen of the County Councils, for the pur pose of enrolling these men, so that they may be available when they are needed. “Speed up” is the policy that is r.cl u'.ting the Shipping Board, to the end that the army may be enabled to ex ercise the maximum of efficiency when the eagerly awaited spring drive is made. Mr. Sprague lias apportioned the 2000 men from Arkansas among the various counties and the quota assign ed to Little River County is 28. Will Complete Operation of First Draft as All States Have Furnished Their Full Quotas. Washington, Feb. 4.—Provost Mar shal General Crowder today announced that the movement of the last incre ments of the men selected in the first draft will begin on February 23, and continue for a period of five days. This will complete the operation of the first draft, as all States ha^'e furnished their full quotas. The movement will bring the strength of the National Army up to the GS5.000 men contemplated in the first draft. The number of men which will be started to the following canton ments on February 23 are: Taylor. Kv., G.2S4; Funston, Kan., 3,332; Tra vis, Tex., 7,558; Pike, Ark., 2.000 .(ne groes. Little River county has 26 men of the first draft who will be sent to canrp on the 23rd. All of these are negroes. Glass Plant to ('lose. Taarkana, Feb. 2.—(The Texarkana Glass Company will close its plant here for the season on March 15, or more than two months earlier them the usual time. It opened this sea son more than a month later than usual. The usual run is 30 weeks a season, but this year the run will be only 14 weeks. The closing of the plant means a hard jolt to local busi ness interests, a? the company's pay roll amounted to about $10,000 a week. Conservation of fuel, In ac cordance with the government policy, is given as the chief reason for clos ing the plfait «t this time. # ^ i BANK J.of »BDSONAL SERVICE <0 WHEN YOU MARKET YOUR OGTTON AND LIVESTOCK BANK THE PROCEEDS HERE Y'OU DESERVE THE BEST BANKING SERVICE —You'll find it at this tank. I.et us cash your checks and offer you the many facilities our bank affords the Growers and Stock men of this county. Transact your business in our private room for customers, and have a chat with us about your plans for the coming season. ARKANSAS STATEBANK Ashdown, Arkansas I Boys and Girls | the original and only I Buster Brown $ | and his dog, Tige, will be $ I at our Store Feb. 23,1918 Lindsay Bros. “The Right Place” Ashdown, Ark. •f* I I 1 1 1 I I i i i * $ * * * $ * i 1 * iLL FIGHT FOR ACCEPT ANCE OF WILSON TERMS Knoiny Proposals Not Favored lly Su preme War Council—War to Be Prosecuted Cutll A Lasting Pewe is Obtainable. Hondo* .Feb. 3.—The Supreme War Council, which met a|t Versailles, find's no approximation in the German chan delier's and the Austro-Hungarian foreign ministers’ speeches to the j terms of the entente allies and has j lecided to continue the vigorous pros- j motion of the war until peace can be ^ expected “based on the principles of freedom, justice and respect for in ei national law” ’1 his official announcement was mule here tonight. ' A summary of the official report of the Versallies War Council says: ‘ The council was unable to find in Con Hertling's and Czernin's recent atterances any real approximation to the moderate conditions laid down by the allied governments. Under the tdrcuinstances the council decided that the only task before them to meet wap the vigorous and effective prose tuition of the war until the pressure af that effort produced a change of temper in the enemy governments, justifying the hope of the conclusion af a peace based on the principles of freedom, justice and respect for inter national law, "The council arrived at a complete unanimity of policy on measures for the prosecution of the war.” IV. II. GRAY Makes Formal Announcement This Week for Office of Assessor. The News is authorized to announce H W. Gray of near Foreman as a can didate for the office of Tax Assessor of Little River county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary May 28, 1918. Mr. Gray has lived in this county practically his entire life, ajnd is ac quainted with a great majority of the voters. He is a farmer, which pursuit he has sucessfully followed since a boy. He has always been considered one of the county’s best and mosl substantial citizens. He possesses am ple qualifications for the duties of tht office of Assessor. He is famillagr witl local conditions through long contac; with them, and is a good judge o property values. He is a clean up right gentleman, and if he is elected L the office which he seeks will devott his energies to making a good an< efficient officer. The News takes pleasure in announc ing the candidacy of Mr. Gray to th voters of his party for their consider ajtion. -o Mrs. F. A. Simpson of Shrevepor who has been visiting with her son, l Simpson, returned home Monday. Mrs. W. W. Bishop went to DeQuee Saturday to visit her mother, Mrs. r W. McCown, who has been Injured t tailing down atalro. Her injurh i were painful but not serious.