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GRAVES & GRAVES, Editor*.
ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS,
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1918.
VOLUME XX.
NUMBER 101.
HELP TO SAVE THE
FRENCH CHILDREN
Little River County Has Quota of
l’orty-One Children—Drive
Now On Since
Monday.
By Proclamation of Gov. Charles H.
Brough, the week which started Mon
day is French Orphan’s Week. Arkan
sas’ quota for this drive is 4,000. Many
counties went quietly to worn on the
first notification of the campaign,
which was made through the Council
of Defense October 12th to 15th. Many
C. of D. chairmen sent in recommend
ations for County Chairmen ror this
drive, who have been appointed.
Where this was not done, tne appoint
ments • were made by the Executive
Committee in order tfaa.t the work he
not delayed. In counties where the
work had not been started last year,
volunteers are urged to write at once
to Headquarters in order that we have
no “slacker’ counties.
$36.50 keeps en orphan one yea,r in
his mother's home. This is only 10c
per day, which, in addition to v/nat the
French Government gives, will Keep a
child from want. A few years of
neglect, of scanty food and under
nourishment,, a prey to the ravages or
Hun-disseminated disease and it will
be too late.
Little River county has been given
a quota of 41. Mrs. J. E. Locke o»
Ashdown is the chairman. The fol
lowing schedule shows the cos* or sup
porting a child for whatever time you
elect to pay:
10c keeps a child one day.
$3.00, keeps a child one month.
$36.00 keeps a child one yeaf.
This can be paid quarterly or year
ly to Mooreliead Wright, Treasury, Lit
tle Rock, Ark.
P. P. Claxton, Commissioner of Edu
cation says:
I know nothing the children ot Am
erica can do more fitting than to con
tribute to the support of the children
of France who ha;ve been orphaned by
he cruel war which has r:gec oa the
soil of that devoted and impoverished
country for four years and more. 1
am informed that more than a million
French children have lost their fathers
•a(nd that more than 400,000 of these
are dependent on the State and Chari
ty for /their support. The French
Government gives to each of these $3
a month, or $36 a year--all it !s able to
give. At the present cost of living
fully twice as much is required for the
support of a child in the most econo
mic way possible. The Society known
as the Fatherless Children of France
has un/ertaken to supply the addition
al amount and is appealing_to__ tile
children of America for help. $3 a
month each for 600,000 children makes
sja ,500,000 a month. There are In the
a liools of the United States more than
20,000,000 children. If these children
should contribute an average of ten
cents a month the total of $2,000,000
would be all that is needed, and more.
All subscriptions sent in to Mr.
Wright will be credited at once to the
proper counties. The following form
may be used in filing subscriptions:
Date...
I pledge myself to give $.-.
for a, boy or girl aged.-.In
its own home for.....years
$.for..children in
their own homes for.years
I enclose herewith $.-.In part
or total payment for the above and
pledge myself to give the remainder In
.payments.
I promise to give the same amount
next year.
I wish to know the name and ad
dress of the child or children.
Signed ...
Address .
-w.s.s.
MORE INFLUENZA
A New Breaking Out of Epidemic with
Increased Nnmber of Cases
During the past week the epidemic
of Spanish influenza has broken out
afresh and many new cases are being
reported. There is a; general report
that as many as 65 cases are now in
| Ashdown but Dr. Phillips, county
| health officer, states that the number
I is not nearly so many. But few of
the cases are so far in a severe form.
In several instEjnces whole families
are affected.
-W.S.S.-— j
50 ON ONE PLANE
1 New Type of American Naval Ma
I chine Establishes Record.
! -
| Wellington, Nov. 30.—The navy's
j newest type seaplane, the giant No. I,
I the largest seaplane in the world,
broke all records :or the number of
passengers carried in any airplane
when it made a flight with 50 men on
board Wednesday at the naval air sta
tion, Eockaway,' L. I.
No special modifications of the
plane were made for the flight, which
j was made to demonstrate the ma
chine's enormous lifting power. The
No. 1 is the first American tri-motored
seaplane and is propelled by three
Liberty motors thajt develop a maxi
mum of 1,200 horse power, giving it
a cruising speed of 80 miles an hour.
In the test flight the plane was piloted
by Lieut. David H. McCulloch of the
naval reserve flying corps.
W.S.S.
DIED OVERSEAS
Frank Wiisie of Wiiithrop Died of Di
sease in tiie Servier.
The casualty list Tuesday had the
name of Frank Wilsie of Winthrop r;s
having died of disease while overscan
with the army.
NELP TO KEEP YOUR HE
TOWN PROSPEROUS
«F YOU WANT/THIS COMMUNITY TO ENJOY
its share of prosperity then spend your money
in yoar homo stores. By sending your money to
another city for an article that could he bought
Juat as cheaply in your home town you are doing
yourself :n injustice.
If you want bettor stores, better schco'.3 bel'.sr
public buildings; if you want to make your homo
town prosperous and a better place to live in,
prfronize your local merchants.
In helping to make your own community more
prosperous you arc helping to make yourself more
prosperous. See what your local dealer aas to
offer before trying elsewhere.
Ashdown, Arkaansas
PRESIDENT SKETCHES
GREAT PROBLEMS
1’ays Great Tribute to Armed Forces
and Workers at Home Who
Have Made Victory
Possible.
Washington, Dec. 2.—Congress in j
joint session today heard President,
Wilson announce formally his purpose |
tc attend the peace conference and
give the views of the part tne gov
ernment should play in dealing with
rfter-the-war problems.
Democrats of the House received
the announcement with cneers in
which some senators joined; the Re
publicans were silent almost through
out the address except when tne presi
dent. referred to the valor ana efficien
cy of America’s soldiers and men
tioned the names of Pershing and
Sims. Threatened interruptions by
members who disapproves of tne trip
and of the president’s failure to in
clude a: senator among the peepe dele
gates. however, did not materialize.
Opposition Quickly Appears.
During the first hour of tne new
session, Senator Cummins of Iowa,
Republican, introduced a resolution to
senrt a committee of eight senators to
Paris to keep the Senate advised of
the progress of the peace conference,
end in the House Representative Ro
den burg of Illinois, Republican, had
offered a resolution proposing that the
vice president take over tne excu
tive functions upon the departure of
Mr. Wilson from the country.
Senator Sherman of Illinois, Re
publican, announced later that he
would submit tomorrow a resolution
similar to that of Representative Ro
denburg, except that it would declare
the office of president vacant.
The president’s annual address was
read, before a crowd that filled floors
end galleries. He reviewed i t length
the country’s accomplishments in me
war, paying tribute to the armed
iorcea and to loyal workers- a-, aoas.
Among other things he disc'osed iaa-.
he thinks the problem of reaajusr
ment is taking care of itself without
government aid.
“It is surprising,” he said, "now
fast the process of return to a peace
footing has moved In the three weeks
since the fighting stopped. It prom
ises to outrun any inquiry mat may
be instituted and any aid that may
be ofi'ered. It v/ill not be easy to di-:
rect it apy better th n it will direct
itself. The American business man Is
of quick initiative.”
Railroads a Vexing Problem,
01 the railroad question, Sir. Wil
son said lie had no solution to offer.
He said he was rerdy to return the
lines to private control whenever
satisfactory arrangements was offeree
to prevent a return to the old systems
under private management without
modification, end asked Congress to
study the subject.
/Recommendations incluac-* b\ re
newal appeal for woman suffrage in
recognition of woman’s work in the
war; a request for early and t vorable
action on the unratified Columbian
treaty, and a'suggestion that authori
ty should be given the War Trade
Hoard or some other body to continue
control for a time over exports.
The president concluded with the
announcement of his trip overseas,
He sr.jid since the associated govern
ments had accepted principles enum
ciated by him as the basis ror peace
and reasonably desired Ins personal
counsel in their interpretation, he re
garded it as his paramour.* duty to
go. Through cable am! wireless, lie
added, he would keep In close touch
with all that goes on on this side,
“and you will know all that I do.”
He appealed for the encouragement
and added strength of united support
from Congress.
-W.S.S.
LKiHT PLANT DAMAGED
Vnother Big Oil Engine Greeks Itsei;
—Loss Is Heavy.
The plaint of the Commonwealth
Public Service Company lia« sufiered
the loss of another engine in tne lasf
few days thus crippling the plant and
leaving only one engine to carry the
service. The two big engines pur
chased about two years ago are per
manently out of commission with a
loss of baput $18,000 to ?20,00l). A
complete new power system will he
Installed as soon as possible. The
company hopes to be ajble to give a con*
tinuous service with the remaining
unit.
BRITAIN TO INSIST
ON STERN JUSTICE
Germany, Must Pay for Wrongs She
' Has Done to Limit of Her Capa
city, Declares Lloyd
George.
London, Nov. 29.—David Lloyd
George, the British prime minister,
in a< speech at New Castle today,
said the victory of the entente allies"
had been due to the ceaseless valor
ot their men and that it would be a
lesson to anybody who: in the future
thought that they, as the Prussian
war lords hoped, “could overlook htls
little island in their reckoning.’*
“We are now approaching the
peace conference,’’ the premier con
tinued. “The price of victory is not
vengeance nor retribution. It is pre
vention. First of all, what about
those people whom we have received
without question for years to our
shores; to whom we give equal rights
with our own sons and! daughters and
who abused that hospitality to betray
the land, to plot agains security, to
sp^ upon it and to gain sucn infor
mation as enabled the Prussian war
lords to inflict not punishment, but
damage end injury, on the lajid that
had received them as guests? Never
again.”
Mr. Lloyd George said the interests
of security and fair play, demanded
that it should be made perfectly clear
that the people who a(cted in this way
merited punishment for the damage
they had inflicted.
Must Pay to Her Limit.
The second question was tae ques
tion of indemnities, the premier add
ed. In every court of justice through
out the world the party which lost
has had to bear the cost of the litigu
ion. When Germany defeated France
she established the principle, and
there was no doubt that tne principle
was the right one. Germany must pay
the cost of the war up to the limit
of her capacity.
“But I must use one word of warn
! ing," said Mr. Lloyd George. “We
have to consider the question of Ger
many's capacity. Whatever ha.ppens
Cermyny i3 not to be allowed to pay
her indemnity by dumping cheap
good3 upon us. That is the only limit
in principle we are laying down. She
must not be allowed to pay for her
wanton damage and devastation by
! dumping cheap goods and wrecking
' our industries.
"The is a third anti last point. Is
no one to be made responsible for
the war? Somebody has beau re
sponsible for a war that has taker,
the lives of millions or tne best
young men of Europe. Is not any
one to be ma'de responsible for that?
i if not, all I can say is that if that
j is the case, there is one 'justice lor
| the poor wretched criminal and an
' other for kings and emperors.”
Has Violated Laws of Nations.
Mr. Lloyd George declares that
there were two offenses agasnst the
lt'W of nations that had beau commit
ted. i
“One,’’ he said, "is the crime
against humanity in the deliberate
plotting of the great war. The oth
er is the outrage upon internatiomai
la,w. It is a crime, a brutal crime, to
devastate the lands of another. Who
ever did that ought to be responsible
for it.
“The submarine warfare did no:
mepn only the sinking of shsps, but V.
was a crime against humanity in that
it sank thousands of harmless mer
chantmen. In the whole history o:
warfare between nations that had
never been sanction. It ts rant? pira
cy and the pirates must receive the
punishment.
“I mean to sec that tile men who
did not treat our prisoners with hu
manity a,re to be made responsible.
I want this country to go u> court
with a clean conscience and sno will
do so. There is not a stain on ne
record. We will not be afraid to ap
pear belore any tribunal.
“Now these are the things which
we have to investigate. We mean that
the investigation shall bo an imperial
one, a perfectly fair one. We also
mean it shall be a stern on>, and tnat
it shall go on the final reckon
ing,
“We ha<ve got so to act now that
men in the future who feel tempted
to follow the example of the rulers
who plunged the world into this war
will know \vhat is awaiting them at ,
the end of it. We shall have to sec '
that this terrible war, which has in
flicted so much destruction on the .
world, which has arrested the coarse
of civilisation apd in many ways put
PUBLIC SPEAKING
I
Hon. W. If. Arnold of Texarkana
Will Talk on New Consti
tution Here.
Hon. W. H. Arnold of Texarkana has
accepted an invitation to address the
people here Saturday afternoon at 2
o’clock at the courthouse. He will
discuss the new constitution on which
the people will vote December 14th.
Mr. Arnold is well known here and is
a man in whom the people place con
fidence. In order to vote intelligent
ly on so important a thing ap a con
stitution all available information
should be sought. You should hear ^
him.
-w.s.s.-—
HAS LOST FOUR MILLION
That !s Estimate of Austria's Casual*
ties During the War.
(London, Nov, 29.—Austria-Hungary
lost 4,000,000 killed and 'wounded dur
ing the war, according to an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from Co
penhagen.
Eight hundred thousand men were
killed, including 17,000 officers.
The German losses were placed at
6,330,000 by the Socialist Vorwaerts
of Berlin, on November 20. The news
paper’s estimate, which was unofficial
said that up to October 31, 1,580,000
Germajn soldiers had been killed and
the fate of 260,000 was not known.
Four rpillion soldiers were wounded
and 490,000 were prisoners.
The British losses in all theaters of
activity, including killed,' wounded
and missing, were officially placed at
3,049,991 on November 19. Of the
total 658,665 were killed, Including 37,
000 officers. An official announcement
from London Wednesday said tna,t
1,000,000 men had been killed or were
dead through various causes, it being
explained that the earlier total of
killed did not include the men re
ported missing who actually lost their
lives, nor those who died rrom sick
ness.
American casualties haye been offi
cially announced as totaling 236117.
Of this number 36,154 were killed and
died from wounds.
. Slightly more than 17,000 deaths
were from disease or causes not clas
sified.
-W.S.S.
Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Crowson were
here from Mena Saturday nlgtu on
their way to Hot Springs to attend
conference.
1
it back; which has left marks or.
the minds, upon the physique and (he
hearts of myriads in many lands t:ia».
this generation will not ses ohliierai
ed—we must see Ijy the action we
take now, just fearless and relent
less that it is a crime that shall nev
er again be repeated in the history
of the world."
GIVE - A -BUSHEL
CAMPAIGN ON
Little Kiver County Campaign Will
Be Pushed—Auction Kvery
Saturday to Sell
Products.
J. E. Locke of this city "has recently
been appointed chairman of tne Give
a-Bushel campaign in Little River
county. J. O. Livesay of Foreman Is
vice-chairman. So far the campaign
has not been pushed strongly in this
end of the county. This is an Arkan
sas move, inaugurated by Arkansas
people and is on trial before the na.
tion, which will adopt it if it succeeds
here. The object of receiving contri
butions of bushels of some farm pro
duct is to raise a fund to rehabilitate
and re-establish wounded soldiers and
give them a better opportunity to
succeed under their handicap. It is
a most worthy cause.
Take your bushel to the office of G.
M. Johnston, county demonstrator, ajt
the courthouse, where you will re
ceive a receipt. Every Saturday at
2 o’clock there will be held an auction
sale on the streets of Ashdown to dis
pose of these products, the money go
ing into the fund. This move has the
indorsement and is being urged by tne
council of defense. Let Little River
county come up with a good showing.
-W.S.S.
MORE WORK FOR HOOVER
Is Likely to Be Appointed as Director
General of Relief.
I
i
!
Paris, Nov. 30.—The plan for tne
appointment of Herbert C. Hoover,
the American food administrator, as
director general of relief in charge
of food and relief administration for
the European allies and the United
States, has been given approval, it
was learned today, by the very high
est American authority. It now goes
to the Supreme War Council for de
termination. The relief plan Involves
besides the appointment of Mr.
Hoover, the use of the lajrge passen
ger ships Imperator, Blsmarcn and
other big steamers in Gorman ports
for relief work and to help !n secur
ing the return of the American forces
in Europe within a comparatively
brief period.
-W.S.S,
GINNERS’ REPORT
Begins to Show Decrease In Coun
ty Orer Last Year.
The ginners’ report for Little River
county, up to November 15 showed 11,
584 bales of cotton ginned as com
pared with 12,306 ginned on tne same
!date last year. Up to this report all
our county reports have been ahead
of last year while this one shows a
decrease.
WHAT SHALL WE GIVE THE
CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS?
That is a question that many parents are asking
themselves.
Why not give them something worth while?
Open a bapk account in the little one’s own name
anil put the bank book in his stocking. One dol
lar will open the account.
• ' \
P. S. A bank book is a nice present for the
grown up children, too.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ASHDOWN, ABK.

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