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GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, may n, 1918. VOLUME XX. NUMBER 48.
ALLIES RETAKE GRBBNB
LOST TO GERMANS
Counter-Attack Sweeps ^ick Atlvtinc
iiiff Teuton Line—British Ar
tillery Collects Bloody Toil
From Enemy Ranks
New York, May 9.—The allied de
lense on the Flanders front southwest
of Ypres has again been tested by the
Germans ejad has been found adequate.
Two divisions of Teuton troops were
employed on a relatively short front
and were sent into the fight under
cover of a terrific artillery fire. The
front chosen for the attack extended
from the village of LaClylle to Voor
mezeele, tout the center of the assault
seems to have been at Vierstraat, a
hamlet northeast of Kemmel hill.
The flanks ol the Germans attack
ing the line were stopped by fire
from the French and British artillery
posted on high ground and which was
able to enfilade the German regiments
as they tried to advance. In the cen
ter, however, th:e Germans made quite
a serious dent in the rfiled line. Last
night, however the allies drove lor
ward in a counter- ttack and the lat
est reports from Field Marshal Haig
are that the line has been re-establish
ed. The Germans are reported to have
lost very lie?|/ily.
-w.s.s.
The farmer is having trouble in se
curing labor to harvest crops. The
Williams Tu/ttle Power Hay Press will
bate your hay with two men less
Williams Mill Mfg. Co., Texarfirna,
Arkansas.
WILSON PROCLAIMS
RED CROSS WEEK
President Urges the Public to
Contribute to tlie $100,000,
000 Red Cross
Fund.
Washington, May. 7.—President
Wilson today isued a proclamation
designating the week beginning May
120 as “Red Cross Week,” apd call
ing upon the American people to con
: tribute generously to the second $100,
000,000 war fund of the American Red j
Cross' for the alleviation of suffering
among the American troops in France
and their dependents at home and
among the fighting forces and civilian
populations of the allied countries.
-W.S.S.
OLDEN SCHOOL CLOSES
Closed Lust. Friday by School Hoard
on Account of Small-pox
The Ogden school was closed last
Friday by the school board on account
of small-pox in this locality. Paitrons
and teachers were very much disa
pointed that the term could not be
completed. Prof. A. J. Bryant and
Miss Agatha Hudgins our teachers are
leaving us this year after tour very
satisfactory and successful years'
work in Ogden. Miss Hudgins will
teach next year in Ashdown and Prof.
Bryant hat not as yet accepted any of
the offers made him but it is under
stood he contemplates returning to
Little River cofinty. Ogden is sorry |
to lose both these teachers end can ;
highly recommeni them to the school j
in which they work next year. j
| Royal Theatre iji
! SATURDAY MATINEE AND NOT
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I Triangle Presents i||
J. Barney Sherry in “The Argument” ];!
In Five Acts ;!j
Triangle Comedy Entitled ;||
: “Their Indian Uncle” j
IMaiinee at 3 p. in. l\
Night Show at 8:15 p. in. ||
Admission: 6 and 17c i
Trade with the merchants ?
named below and get cou- j
pons for Rogers 1881 Sil- \
verware I
ABSOLUTELY FREE
Don’t fail to ask for cou- ij
pons.
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Ashdown Gro Co,
Model Drug Co.
Rosenzweig’s i;
SLOW AT ITALY BY AUSTRIANS
SEEMS CLOSE AT HAND
^'eiitriil Allies to Make Effort to Reacli
Venetians Plains—Venice Threat
ened—Quiet on West
ern Front.
New York. May 5.—Over the battle
ineS along the Piavo river and in the
nounlctinous region in northern Italy
.vhere the allied forces have been
loUling their positions since last N*o
fember, after the great Italian retreat
rom the Isonzo, there is increased
ension and the long threatened blow
it tljis front may be launched by the
Teutonic allies within a few days.
For many weeks the Italian War Of
fice has been aware that Austrians
liavo been assembling legions with
irawn from the Russian and Rumanian
fronts for a drive a the Italian armies,
?,nd it is believed that it will not be
long before the central powers will
make another attempt to reach the
plains of Veneti.*, break through the
allies line and *eek to bring about
a decisive combat in that theater of
the v.ar.
Emperor Charles of Austria-, accom
panied by hits chief of staff and high
German and Austrian army officers,
is reported on his way to the Italian
front and the great movement of
troops in Tyrol and Trentino would
seem to indicate that vast bodies of
men . re being taken from other
1 rents to be hurled a-t the Italian posi
llUIlb.
Venice Is Menaced.
The blow, it is generally believed,
will fall somewhere in the mountain
ous section of the front, probably in
the La tlarino and Astico vaileys.
These sectors face the north, and if
broken would permit the toe to pene
trate into the lower foothills of the
mountains, or even reach the pLins.
If this should occur the armies along
the Have river would be compelled to
fall back, probably as far as the
Adige river. This would entail the loss
of Venice and z, vast expanse of coun
try to the enemy.
The decision to launch an offensive
at grand proportions in italy was
doubtless forced by political and eco
nomic conditions prevailing in Aus
tria. An offensive campaign that yields
gains of ground might serve to stiil
the elements which are scathing
throughout the dual empire and would
postpone the dry of reckoning that
seems in store for the rulers of Aus
tria.
• -W.S.S.
NO MCE TO CATTLE DIFFERS
un beii'li' of some paries who seem
to misunderstand the dipping regula
tions and the dipping of cattle lor the
eradication of the cattle tick as we
wnl c rry out in Little River County
tins; ve tr 1 herewith submit tiie fol
lowing explanation:
Regarding cattle that must be dip
ped in carrying on systematic work
the regulations'’c. 11 for every thing
to be dipped whether kept up and free
Iron- ticks or whether coming in from
a tree territory here. They may come
from free territory but Litt:e River
county is under Federal quarantine
lar the tick and when brought into
this territory they are exposed and
must be handled according to regula
tions governing work bore.
i herewith give regulation 5 govern
ing systematic work as you will find
it written on the State Statutes
Regulation 5 Systematic Work
When systematic tick eradication is to
i.e conducted' in any County ol this
District, due notice of same will ap
peal in one or more r. ‘wspapers of
general circulation published in said
bounty. (Oi which said notice did ap
pear in "The Little ,River News" and
Foreman Sun” for two consecutive
weeks giving thirty days notice of the
beginning of dipping of cattle and all
regulations to he in force pertaining
thereto 1st of May.) In counties or
[lortions of counties where systematic
tick eradication is being conducted
under the regulations of this board,
t shall be the duty of all persons own
ing or him ing charge of ANY CATTLE
10 DIP ALL THEIIi CATTLE EVERY
FOURTEEN DAYS UNDER THE SC
I'Ell VISION OF A DULY AITHORIZ
Kl) INSPECTOR of fids board unless
liey receive writen notice that they
ire not required to dip their cattle.
There has also been some discussion
is to what was meant by the term cat
le, 1 herewith give note B of the reg
ilations:
NOTE B—Term cattle used in these '
•egulations means calves, yearlings,
leiters, cows, steers, oxen and bulls.
Signed DR. R. C. SURFACE,
U. S. Veterinary Inspector.
CITY WILL PUNISH
ACTS OF DISLOYALTY
Sew Council Passed Ordinance Against
Sedition or Disloyalty Tuesday
Sight—Will Strictly
Enforce.
The new city council held its first
regular meeting Tuesday night with
Mayor \V. L. Phillips. The officers
of the new administration are as fol
lows: W. L. Phillips, mayor; XV. W
Bishop, recorder, S. I. Middlebrooks,
H. A. Wilson, W. I. Joyner, Ur. C. E.
May, M. M. Draper, aldermen. Em
mett Huddleston was elected treasur
er and H. G. Preddy was re-electod
marshal.
A:i ordinance against disloyalty In
all forms was read r(nd passed. It
covers a wide scope of disloyal acts
or utterances. It follows:
Ordinance Xo. 281.
AX ORDINANCE MAKING EITHER
WRATTEN OR SPOKEN DISLOY
ALTY OR SEDITION A MISDE
' MEANOR AND FIXING THE PUN
ISHMENT THEREFOR.
WYicreas, the United States is now
at war to establish the freedom of na
tions and to secure for individuals the
enjoyment of free government, a wa,r
that requires for its success the unit
ed sympathy and support of our peo
ple: and
W hereas, Any disloyalty or sedition
either spoken or written, tends to
hamper our government, and those
activities associated with it, in the
prosecution of the war, and so to of
fend all loyal and patriotic citizens as
to causa a breach of the peace;
Therefore, be it ordained by the City
Council of the Incorporated town of
Ashdown, Arkansas:
Section . If any person shall, at any
time or place, within this town, during
the time the United States of America
is rp war with any other nation, use
any language in the presence of or
in the hearing of any person, or com
mit to writing or printing, or both
writing and printing ,by letters, words
signs, figures or any other manner,
and In any language, anything of and
concerning the United States of Amer
ica in the war, or of apd concerning
the army, navy or marine corps of the
United States of America, or of and
concerning any flag, standard, color
or ensign of the United States of Am
erica, or any imitation thereo:, or the
uniform of any oflicer of the a puny or
navy of the United States or of and
concerning any individual or orgrni
nation, who is authoratively engaged
in war work, which l.inguage is dis
loyal or abusive in character and cal
culated to bring into disrepute the
United States of America, the entry
or the continuance of the United
States of America in the war, or the
army, navy or marine corps of the
United States of America or any flag
standard, color, or ensign of the United
State- o. America, or any imitation
thereof, or the unform of any oflicer
of the army cr navy of the United
States, or any individual or organiza
tion who is r.-uthoratively engaged in
war work, or is of sue',: natuie as
reasonably to be calculated to provoke
a breach of the peace, if said in the!
presence :(ul hearing of a citizen of
I Uie United States of America, shall
be deemed guilt} of z misdemeanor
and shall be punished by a line of not
less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) nor
more than One-hundred Dollars $100).
or by imprisonment in the town jail
for not less than ten days nor more
then cne year, or by both line ;iui im
prisonment.
Section 2. Any person who shall
within this town, publicly or privately,
mutilate, deface, defile, defy, tramp
upon or cause contempt upon, either
by words or acts, any flag, standard
or ensign of the United States, or that
of any of its officer?', or on any mu
te (ion of either of them, shall bo deem
ed guilty of ? misdemeanor and shall
be punished by a fine of not less than
Ten Dollars ($10) nor more than One
hundred Dollars ($100) or by impris
onment in the town jail, for not less
than ten days nor more than one year,
or by both fine and imprisonment.
Section 3. Any person who, during
the existence of the war between the
United States and ajny other nation or
nations, shall knowingly, within this
town display, or have in his possession
for any purpose whatsoever, any flag,
standard, color, or coat of arms or
any imitation thereof, or that of any
stii|te, subdivision, city or municipality
of any such nations, shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be
punished by a line of not less than
Ten Dollars ($10) nor more than One
Hundred Dollars ($100) or by Impri
sonment in the town Jail for not less
OVERSEAS ARMY NOW OVER
HALF A MILLION STRONG
More Americans in France Than Pro
mised, Says Mr. Baker—Numb
er Not 'fold— Secretary
Enthusiastic.
Washington, May 8.—More than
half a million American soldiers} have
been sent to France. Secretary Baker
today authorized the statement that
his forecast to Congress in January
that 500,000 troops would be dis
patched to France early in the pres
ent year now has been surpassed.
Mr. Baker dictated the following
statement:
“In January I told the Senate Com
mittee that tiiere was strong liklihood
that early in the present year 500 000
American troops would be dispatched
to France. I cannot either now or
perhaps later discuss the number
of American troops in France, but I
am glad to be able to saiy that the
forecast I made in January has been
surpassed.”
As a result of a personal investiga
tion of machine gun production dur
ing the past few days, the secretary
announced that there is no present
shortage of light or heavy types of
tlsese weapons either in France or
America and no shortage is ni pros
pect.
I'sing Browning Gum
Mr. Baker said there had been no
question brought up as to the supplies
of light Browning guns which were
coming forward in quantities. He
would not say whether shipment of
these guns to France had been started. ;
As to the lieatvy Brownings, he said: !
“Early manufacturers’ estimates as |
to the production of the heavy type j
perhaps were more optimistic than was
justified. The estimate of the Ord- j
nance Department in January lias
been met and is being met. Some of j
these heavy guns have been produced
and there is every indication of forth- |
coming production in increasing and
substantial numbers."
There are indications that the war
Department adhered to its policy of
equipping every man fully belore his
departure. Mr. Baker's conclusions as
to machine guns follow on the heels
of pessimestic statements by members
of Congress in this regard. In the dis
cussion of the production of Browning
machine guns, contracts for other
types apparently have been lost sight
w.s.s.
Mrs. Robt. Pierce left Wednesday
for Foreman to visit relatives.
than ten days nor more than one year,
or by both fine and imprisonment.
Section !. Tlujt all ordinances in
conflict herewith are hereby repealed
and this or.in nee shall take effect
and be in full lorce from and after its
passage.
Pasted and approved this the 7th
day of May, 1018.
W. L. PHILLIPS, Mayor.
Attest: W. W. Rishop, Recorder.
■MtMmauiHmMHHCHniMBaaanari'i
FOOD ADMINISTRATION
SWEEPING NEW ORDER
Further Restricts I’se of Meats—
Practical!} Eliminates Soft
Drinks for Duration
of War.
Dr. A. N. Wood Food Administrator
lias received the following sweeping
special order in regard to meat and
soft drinks:
You will please issue immediately
to all interests herein concerned a du
plicate of the following special order,
which is to become effective Monday,
May 13th.
Dealers in ail kinds of meats and
poultry must not sell more than one
said one-quarter pounds per week, per
person. Special care should be giv
en in the sale of beef. Dealers should
regulate their sales of these products
with the utmost care and attention.
Strict adherence to this rule will
make an order for ' meatless" days un
necessary. Persons eating in private
hemes are requested to govern their
consumption of these foods ras per
the foregoing regulations. They are
also urged to see that waste is elimi
nated. Our present consumption of
meat is about three and one-quarter
pounds per week, per person. The
reduction herein ordered is absolutely
necessary of the United States is to
continue to supply the nations associ
ated with us in the war with the meat
they must have.
Beginning May loth, all hotels,
cafes, restaurants and other public
eating places are hereby forbidden to
serve ice tea, sherbets and water ices
during the duration of the war. This
order is imperative and rrt£,le neces
sary for the turther conservation of
sugar and includes ice cream parlors
and soda water fountains, which must
eliminate ice tea, sherbets and water
ices from tlieir service. In cases ȣ
hotels and restaurants, where a guest
is ill or under the doctor's care upon
presentation of a doctor's certificate
ice tea. sherbet and water ices may be
served, but only under such conditions.
Ice Profiteering
A regulation as to ice prices is as
follows:
“The Food Administration is con
cerned that there should be no profite
ering in ice and especially that the
cost of ice to those elements of the
community which rfe least able to
protect themselves should not be
increased over last year unless abso
lute proof can be given by the ice
companies «s to the necessity. Any
increase in price over that ruling last
season to the household consumer will
therefore justify investigation as to
whether it constitutes profiteering
The local situation should be in
vestigated at once as to the justifica^
tion of the increased charges. Ice
has become a necessity in Ashdown
and while the ice companies should
have such increases as is shown to
be justified they should have no more.
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