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206,890 MORE MEN
Must Report at Cantonments Between
June 84 and 2»—Total Now Is 1,.
5»6,7©4—15,000 to Camp
. Little Rock, June 5.—Gen. Crowder’s
order of yesterday requires the r,end
ing o lfi.t'On men from Missouri, \i
kansus A.abpma, Louisiana and Mis
sisH.ppi to Camp Pike. News that
these men were to come was received
several days ago at Camp Pike and
had previously been published.
Arkansas’ quota, in the new call is
4,000 men.
Washington, Juftd 5.—While 1,000,
000 young Americans, just turned 21,
were registered today, orders went
out from the office of Provost Mar
shal General Crowder to the govern
nors of all states except Arizona ior
the mobilization between June 24 and
28 of 200 000 more registrants. This
is in addition to 40,000 negro men re
quisitioned today from 20 states and
brings the tcta 1 number of selective
.service men called to the colors to
1,595,704 and When they are in camp
the nation's army will number well
over 2,000,000 men.
The registration today apparently
was attended by perfect order.
The men who appeared today before
the 4,500 local boards over the coun
try have become of age since the first
registration day, June 5, 1917. Mili
tary authorities estimate that from
them there will be had 750,000 men
fit for tctive duty.
Youths to Be tvueu soon.
While an act of Congress requires
that the new registrants be placed at
the bottom of toe class to which
they s.re cssigned, many may soon be
called to the colors, as today s requi
sition upon governors 'jrobatiy will
exhaust the first class in some steles.
This is believed to have been the rea
son why Arizona was not included In
today's call.
Registration days for men hereaf
ter becoming 21 years of age probably
will be fixed every three months. It
.is estimated that 1,000,000 men be
come of age yearly.
Assignments for the men called to
the colors under today's order Indi
cate the rapidity with which troops
now are moving overseas. In nearly
every instance the registrants under
today’s requisition are assigned to
Notion 1 Army cantonments, whereas,
recently when calls were made, it was
necessary to send the men to National
Guard, regular army and other camps
because the cantonments w^re filled.
Illinois is directed to furnish 28,
500 men under the latest call, more
t'an double the number called from
New York, which is second on the
Mr. ?nd Mrs. R. P. H.indsay of Fore
man spent Thursday in Ashdown.
83 of These are White and 38 are
Colored—Will Register
Every Three
Wednesday being registration day
for all youths who have arrived £<t the
age of 21 since June 5, 1917, there
were 141 who registered in Little Riv
er county. Of this number 83 were
white and 58 colored. The local board
has begun the work of classifying
them. The war department estimates
that 75 per cent of them will be in
class 1. In the future there will be a
registration day every three months to
include youths coming of age during
places in the county-"Wt8,fiN
the interval. There were three regis
tration places in the county, Ashdown,
Foreman, and Wintlirop.
Programs Hood Throughout Week—
Guaranty ‘Over the Top.’
i ' '
The week of the Chautauqua will
close with the Friday night program
which will consist o. a concert by the
DeMarco Entertainers and si lecture
by Robert Li. Finch. Mr. Finch is
direct from France, where he was sens,
to observe the Led Cross w’ork and
needs first hand.
On Tuesday afternoon and night the
Musical Guardsmen under the direc
tion of Carl Webber gave a very de
lightful program. The program con
sisted of a series of solos, violin, vo
can Dan]o iana saxapnone. me over
ture, Orpheus, was rendered in nice
style. Joe Martino’s one string Addle
made a big hit.
! Lieutenant Sharmun lectured at
night. Ho belongs with the Canadian
army, was wounded, invalided home,
End i3 now permitted to lecture until
\ called b:ck into the service. He ap
jpc us in the unilorm c£ the British ar~
l my and tells of ti e war from actual
•experience. Those who expected to
hear a story with the dark side out
were surprised to hear one of cheer^
fulness and optimism as to the final
i results. It was the fust opportunity
of the people here to hear a first hand
lecture from the' w r, and this one
was .ull cl inform; ;':ion and inspira
) On Wednesday afternoon and night
, the program was given to a concert
by Maupin’s band. This was a splen
■ aid organization of artists from little
jtots to mature people. Their music
was fine throughout and was greatly
enjoyed and appreciated. Cue of the
I most popular hits was the imitation of
a circus, especially with the children,
j Thursday afternoon concert and a
preliminary concert at night was con
ducted by the Sterling Artists. At
night Adrian M. Newens was a fea
ture of unusual magnitude in his mon
ologue, “A Message From Mars.” By
many it was voted as the very best
r~HE bilis you pay by cash expose you to trouble.
If the amount is not large ancl the other party
does not offer a receipt—you hesitate to ask for
When you pay obligations by cheek, you leave a
written record behind you. Every check you write
this E nk returns cancelled and the Law labels
if e “legal receipt.”
Cash paying has always involved disputes, dissen
sions and double paying. It is reckless because it
i3 Checkless.
Ashdown, Arkansas
511,725.25 RED CROSS
Final Report Places County Way
Orer the Top—Quota Was
$6,50<M>©—N early
The final report of the Red Cross
dTive for Little River county shows
a total subscription ol $11,724.70, near
ly double the quota of $6,500. Follow
ing is the report by townships, nam
ing the various township chairmen:
Arden, H. C. Hodges, pledges
$201,01, cash $99.29, total $300.30.
Arkinda, Mrs. J. Felton, Cash $26.00.
Caney, H. E. Scott, cash $159.90.
Cleveland, Miss M. Winn, pledges
$735.50, cash $468.85, total $1204.35.
Burke, Jett Hughes, pledges $371.25,
cash $111.75, Total $483.00.
Franklin A. E. Hale, pledges $377.50,
cash $189.00, total $566.50.
Jackson, R. P. Lindsay. ' pledges
$687.50, cash $1585.00, total $2272,50.
Jeff Davis, T. W. Mast, pledges
$161.50, cash $110.15, total $271.65.
Jefferson, T. B. Cook, pledges $2183.,
cash $916., total $3099.
Johnson. R. M. Holmes, pledges
$154.00, cash $36.25, total $190.25.
iLJck Creek, W. N. Burt, pledges
$178.50, cash $76. total $254.50.
| Little River, E. E. Austin, pledges
$458.75, cash $176.35, total $635.10.
Richland, J. L. DoLoney, cash $250.
Red ir.iver, A. T. Hemphill, pledges
$729.40, cash $1094.80, total $1824.20.
White Cliffs, J. F. ^chirmer. pledges
$104.00, cash $84.00, total $188.00.
Total pledges $6341.91, cash $5383.34.
Grand total, /CJ&.zs.
Following is a letter from the field
director, written before the complete
report was filed:
Texarkana, May 28th, 1918.
Mr. H. L. XoltiTid, Campaign Mgr.,
Ashdown, Arkansas.
Dear Mr. Toland:
I have received the report of your
county's total subscription of $10,300.
!o the Second Red Cross W.'T Fund.
(This is- $3,800.00 in excess of the al
j lotment, or an oversubscription of 58
, per cent. As stated by you over the
telephone, the subscriptions yet to be
received by you will probably add a
substantial sum to this amount,
i Please accept my wr.rmest congra
tulations on the splendid results of
your campaign, which was vigorous
and fine, and I thank you heartily for
your faithful and patriotic work and
co-operation in this great humanitar
ian cause.
; The splendid Ded Cross spirit of the
people of Little River County, as ex
pressed by their liberal subscriptions,
is worthy o the highest commenda
Enclosed herewith i3 a summary of
the subscriptions received by the sev
eral counties composing this District
up to and including Mciy 27.
My association with you in this
campaign has been a great pleasure
and inspiration to me, and with assur
ances of my highest esteem, I am, your
very truly,
; W. R. GRIM, Field Director,
i Report of the chairman to director
of Southwestern Division will be pub
lished next week.
feature of the entire Chautauqua. Mr.
Newens represented 15 different char
acters without any apparent effort.
Out of it all came a great lesson.
With the Colors.
Tiie News has received & letter from
Eugene Steel who is now at Paris
Island, S. C„ having enlisted with the
marines. He is now in tb ; applicants
camp where he will undergo a slight
operation before becoming a lull fled
ged marine. The marines are Uncle
Sam's crack troops and £>re trained
for duty on land or sea. ITlie News
will follow him wherever he may go.
Jesse Butler, an Ashdown boy now
in France, writes his pareius, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Butler, this week. He has
recovered his voice which he lost sev
eral months ago. He says he is hav
ing a good time over there and is loud
in praise of his officers. He expects
to clean up on the Germans and be
home before the fall cabbage are all
gone. He requested that a picture of
his saddle horse be sent him.
Troy Holmes, another Ashdown boy j
in France, writes his mother, Mrs. I.
W. Holmes. His letter is full oi opti
mism, and he speaks of being home by
Thanksgiving. The only reference ho
niiakes to the way is that they are mak
ing lots of noise over there. If those
boys could just open up they would
have something to tell. ^
Machine Gunners’ Defense of Bridges I
at Chateau Thierry Saved Im
portant City—Enemy
Is Halted.
", u ■
London, June 5.—The part played
by American machine gunners in the
■defense of the Chateau Thierry
bridges is classed by Reuter's cor
respondent at French headquarters as
wbrthy to stand with the achieve
ments 61 the American infantry re
cently at Cantigny. He adds:
“Against their casualties, the
Americans can set a much greater loss
inflicted by their bullets on the enemy.
They have borne their full part in
wl^at a French officer well qualified
to ‘judge described e|s ‘one of the fin
est feats of the war.'
On Friday, when the Germans were
already in the outskirts of Chateau
Thierry, and American machine gun
lorries. The Americans had scarcely
reached their quarters when news was
received that the Germans had brok
en into the northern part of Chateau
Thierry, having made their way
through the gap driven in our lines
to the left of the town and then pour
ing along the streets to the bridge,
intending to esteblish themselves
firmly on the south bank and cap
ture the town.
Enemy Is Halted.
line American machine gunners
£(H4 French colonials were thrown into
Chateau Thierry together. The
Americans immediately took over the
defence of the river bank, especially
the approaches to the bridge. Fight
ing with their habitual courage and
using their guns with accuracy, they
brought the enemy to a standstill.
Already wavering under the Amer
ican fire, the Germans were counter
attacked by the French colonials and
] driven from the town. They return
ed to the attack the next night and
under cover of darkness crept into
the town along the river bank and be
gan to work their way through the
st^feets toward the main bridge. At
the same moment si tremendous artil
lery bombardment was opened upon
the. southern hull of the town.
When within range of the machine
!guns the Germans advanced under
j clouds of thick white smoke from
I snwke bombs. They were already
crossing the bridge, evidently believ
ing themselves masters of both banks,
when a thunderous explosion blew
the center of the bridge and a num
ber of Germans with it, into the riv
er. Those who reached the southern
baink were immediately captured.
Admired by French.
“In this battle in the streets and
again at night, the young American
soldiers showed courage and deter
mination which aroused the admira
tion of their French coloiiial comrades.
With their machine guns they covered
the withdrawal of troops across the
bridge before its destruction aind, al
though under severe fire themselves,
kept all the approaches to the bank
under a rain of bullets, which nulli
fied all the subsequent efforts of the
enemy to cross the river. Every at
tempt of the Germans to elude the
vigilance of the Americans resulted
in disaster to them.
L’unng the last two days tne ene
my ha-., renounced the occupation o:
the northern pe,rt of Chateau Thierry,
which the American machine guns
have made untenable. It now be
longs to No Man’s Land, as since the
destruction of the bridges, it is not
worth while for the French to gar
rison it.
Still More 1’raise.
Few communiques issued by the
French command have contained a
statement more vital to the ultimate
issue of the battle than those refer
ences to the soldiers of America in
action.” writes the- military cor
respondent of the Daily Express.
Commenting editorially on the situ
ation the same newspaper says:
‘‘The Germans may read their cer
tain doom in the spirit and skill of
the Americans in the fight at Veuil
ly. During the past week the trans
port of American troops across the
Atlantic has been quicker than we
dared to hope for. Better still, the
quality of tjie officers and men has
astonished the most competent mili
tary judges.
'.‘Germany will find herself in the
last great fight faced by troops equal
to the best Europe has ever produc
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all
ye ends of the earth; tor I am God,
and there is none else.—Isiah 45:22.
Supreme War Council Expresses Con*
iidence In Ultimate Result—Critic
al Rays Yet—Tribute Paid
to Wilson.
London, June 4.—The Supreme War
Council, which has under advisement
the entire war situation, has express
ed in an official statement made public
tonight full confidence in the out
come of the war with the aid of the
American forces.
Complete co nfldence in General
Foch also is expressed and tribute is
paid to President Wilson for his co
operation in the work of transport
ing and brigading American troops.
“The Supreme War Council held
its sixth session under circumstances
of great gravity for the alliance of
free people,’’ says the statement.
“The German government, relieved of
all pressure on the eastern iront by
the collapse of the Russian armies
and people, lias concentrated all its
effort in the west. It is now seeking
to gain a decision in Europe by a
series of desperate and costly assaults
upon the allied armies before the
United States can bring its full
strength effectively to bear.
Critical Wsys Not Over.
“The advantage it possesses in its
strategic position and; superior rail
way facilities has enabled the enemy
commend to gain some initial suc
i cesses. It will undoubtedly renew its
attacks and the allied nations may bs
still exposed to critical days.
“Alter a review of the whole posi
j tion the Supreme War Council is con
Ivinced that the allies, bearing tlfi
! trials of the forthcoming campaigi
with the same fortitude they ha.v<
ever exhibited in the defense of tin
i rght, will baffle the enemy’s purposi
and in due course bring him to defe t
Everything possible is being d'one if
sustain and support the armies in till
f eld.
“The arrangements for unity o
command have greatly improved thi
position of the allied army and ari
working with smooth success. , Th<
Supreme War Council has complet
confifidence in General Foch. It ro
gards with pride and admiration t'.i<
ij.lor of the allied troops.
Confident of Outcome.
“Thanks to the prompt and cordial
:•(' operation of the president of ihe
Cnited States the arrangements which
were set on foot more than twe
months ago for the transportation and
brigading of American troops and will
make it impossible for the enemy tc
| gain victory by wearing out the allied
i reserve before he has exhausted his
| “The Supreme War Council is con
j finent of the ultimate result and the
allied peoples are resolute not to sac
riiice a single one of the free nations
of the world to the despotism of Ber
lin. Their armies are displaying the
same steadfast courage which has en
Delegates te State Conrentimt an
Well as Otter Conventions
Were Ap
The Little River County Conven
tion met Wednesday at the courthouse
in this city for the purpose of de
claring the various nominees, appoint
ing delegates to the various conven
tions and attending to other business.
N. C. McCrary was elected chairman
of the convention and J. R. Morrell
was elected secretary.
The delegates named for the state
convention were as follows:, N. C.
McCrary, Dr W. L. Shirey, H. L. To
land, R. T. Sessions; alternates, Geo.
R. Steel, J. R. Morrell. P. S. Kins
v/orthy and D. H. Tompkins.
To the railroad convention the same
men were appointed only the alter
nates were named as delegates and
the delegates named as alternates.
Congressional delegate—T. B. Cook
Judicial delegate—C. L. Briant.
Senatorial delegate—Clyde Head.
Judicial committeeman—W. W Win
Senatorial committeeman—Geo. It
Congressional committeeman—P. 3.
Kin;, worthy.
Chancery committeeman—E. H. Hoi • ‘
1 owell.
Lights Ordered Darkened to Gufrrd
Against an Air Laid.
, New York, June 4.—The police
, department today issued an order
, that all display lights in New York
city at night are forbidden until fur
, tiler notice. No reason was given,
, but it is presumed that because of
the presence of enemy submarines in
• American waters, the authorities are
, taking precautions agaSMjl Gtft^possi
, bility cf air raids by aiiju^pHHfeich
, ed from U-boats. The ordert^Bfciot
apply to ordinary street lights. Both
j the Police and Fire Departments hafve
made preparations for an air raid,
j The Police Department has organizezd
j emergency relief units of policemen,
• volunteer physicians and nurses.
; Coney Island and all other s«a
, shore resorts within the city limits
were darkened tonight under the
terms of the "order.
W. L. Perkins of DeQueen was at
tending to business in Ashdown Wed
abled them on many previous oc
casions to defeat a German onset,
j They have only to endure with faith
J and patience to the end to make vic
j tory for freedom secure. The free
peoples and their magnificent soldiers
will save civilization.’
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The Modern Spirit

of cooperation, the spirit which animates all suc
cesssful business, prevails in the organization of
our Federal reserve bank.
We own stock in it. We keep our reserve
cash in it. We have a voice in electing its direc
tors and through them in choosing its manage
ment. It is our bank, and its resources enable
us at all times to meet legitimate banking re
quirements of our community.
You, in turn, can cooperate with us in main
taining the Federal Reserve Banking System, and
at the same time share in its benefits and pro
tection, by becoming one of our depositors.
W. K. HALLES, Cashier f
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