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These advisers say that the presi dent in explaining his definition of the ‘’freedom of the seas,” will re assure Premier Lloyd George that he has no intention of demanding a re duction of the British navy to a point involving danger to the empire, but will emphasize his belief that the plan of a league will strengthen the em pire. King Victor Emanuel, who is ex pected to arrive Thursday, liqis been advised of the president's plana through conference with Count Di Cellere, Italian ambassador to the United States, but the president will explain to the king and also tell of his friendliness toward Italy. Hope to Clear Situation. Hope is expressed by those sur rounding the president that the ex changes of views will clear away any partial misunderstandings which may exist in regard to Mr. Wilson's aittl 'tude and prepare the way for the con ference, so that it will be ready to deal with principles and any out standing differences of opinion that remain. In all his conferences, the president lias emphasized his views that no one nation is entitled to assume the role o master, or dictate the manner or 'the conditions of the representations of others. -W.S.S.— MAY SINK ENEMY SHIPS American Delegates to Oppose Distri bution of Surrendered War Crafi. P ris. Dec. 18.—The American dele gates to the peace congress have re solved to advocate the sinking of the surrendered enemy warships and to resist any proposition to distribute them on the basis of naval losses. This announcement is made by those in close touch with the American rep resentatives, who, it is said, feel that such a position would result in avoid ing contention and materially support '■ President Wilson’s declaration that $ the war was not ba,sed on aggression or the acquisition of property. ,England, through Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the Admiralty, had pre viously acquiesced in the American plan to destroy the captured or sur rendered warships, and, it is said, will continue to support the United States, a.U’iough it is expected that some of the lesser naval powers will demand that the prizes be distributed. • i - •J. ij. »j> 4* 4’ 'i* •> v d* ■> v *> v 4* 4* *S* ♦ * WINTHROP NEWS + •H* 4 4 *> ❖ * ❖ 'M* ♦ + * ♦ <M* Winthrop, Dec. 19.—(Special.)—Mrs. R. L Boyer, Jr., of Ashdown spent Sunday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. W. T. Young. Mrs. E. D. Porterfield of Sulphur Springs was here last week to attend j the funeral of her niece, Miss Ger trude Porterfield. Mrs. Annie Morgan returned Mon day after an extended visit with her sister of Bethel, Okla. Mrs. Cl:ud Goodson. s^d children of Dallas, arrived Tuesday to spend the holidays with Mrs. Goodson's mother, Mrs. J. A. Sessions Sr. Mrs. Claud Matthews returned Wed nesday afternoon to her home in Sul phur Springs, after an extended visit with her brother Mr. C. L. Porterfield. Dr Chaise of Wilton was in Win throp Tuesday afternoon. Miss Lorene: Sinesh who has been very ill with the flu has returned to her work at the City Drug Store. Prof L. F. Wheelis was In Ashdown Sunday. Private Lawrence Hammonds of Camp Pike returned home last week with a discharge. --W.S.S. CHRISTMAS TREE Will be field at Courthouse Lawn Night of December 24. 1 ‘There will be an old time Xmas tree on the Courthouse lawn, Tuesday night. December 24 if the weather is favorable, but if the weather Is too bad the >tree will be inside the build ing Everybody come and bring some body else a present. Following are the committees: To get the tree and have it put up, A T. Collins, H. C. Locke, Ed Phillips. Program Committee—Mesdames S. I C. Reynolds, C. A. Bishop, J. E. Locke, j Oscar Hampton. Decoration Committee—Mesdames B B. Norman, P. B. Dowden, C. S. Wat kins. 1). P. Haizlip, Rev. C.'s. Wales, Rev AV. T. Sullivan, Rev. S. K. Burnett. To furnish childrens names—Mes dames Claud Henry, H. C. Locke, E. B. Mobley, C. L. Briant. To buy and fix presents for S. S. Children—Mesdames R.. M. Price, A. B. Phillips, Alisses Louise Coats ana Norwood. Charity Committee—Mesdrunes J. T. Cowling, T. B. Cook, Curran, E. B. | Mobley, Freeman. 1 o distribute presents—Birdie Mae 1 Phillips. ,'Reva Bishop, Ada Wimberley, Madge* Collins, Beth Cowling, Irene .Tester, Nannie May Park, Marie Johns ton Effio Marr Westbrook, Effie Drap er. Jim Chewning, AVilla Price, Ellzcr ! leth Mobley. -W.S.S. Change In Business. ! W. T. Reed hsis sold his Interest In ; the Model Grocery and Meat Market to Bob Thrash. -W.S.S I. W. Lowery was here from Fore man Wednesday. • Start the New Year With a Checking Account PAYING YOUR BILLS BY A CHECK DRAWN on this tank enables you to keep track of your expenditures in a system: tic business-like way. Your cancelled d eck is a legal receipt. The stub of your check book is your ledger. Start the New Year with a checking account. Ask one of our hank officers to give you a, check took and explain the check plan of keeping track of your expenditures. :,n ST ATE BANK Ashdown, Arkaansas v United States Food Administration Fair Price List EFFECTIVE FROM DECEMBER 23, 1918, UNTIL SUPERSEDED. FOR LITTLE RIVER COUNTY / £he following list of prices are interpreted as Fair to Both '.Retailer and Consumer and are based on costs ajnd freight rates effective at Ashdown, Ar kansas. For other points in the county the prices m3y vary slightly, accord ing to whether freight rates are greater or less from shipping point. Retailers who are overchairged by jobbers or wholesalers, or consumers who are over charged by retailers should complain to the County Food Administrator, the State Food Administrator or to the undersigned. Columns A and B show costs to retailers. Column C shows prices that Cash and Carry Stores may not e ceod and Column D shows prices that ‘‘Credit and Delivery” Store may not ex ceed. Retailers are not expected to take full margins on every item. They may undersell but not exceed the prices interpreted as fair for their town. Profiteering will be punished by the Division of Enforcement of the Federal Food Administration. H. L. Tolaml, Chairman of County Price Interpreting Board. W. F. MCOL, Secretary. COMMODITY A B C D Wheat flour per 1-8 bbl. 24 lb. bag.$1.38 $1.47 $1.55 $1.65 Wheat flour 48 lb. bag .. 2.56 2.94 2.95 3.15 Cornmeal 24 lb. sacks . 1.00 1.10 1.25 1.35 Cornmeal, 10 lb. sacks..43 .50 .50 .60 Victory bread (price per 16 ounce loaf .07 .08 .10 .10 Oatmeal or rolled oats Orig. Pkg.11 -11 -124 .15 Hominy or hominy grits, Orig. Pkg.12 .12 .1*6 . .15 Sugar, granulated (bulk) ..._. 9.68 9.68 .11 .11 Beans, White, navy or pea (not lima) per lb.081 -121 .11 16 Peans, colored, pinto or S|ny other colored variety .091 .091 121 .121 Potatoes, white or Irish per CWT..... 2.50 2.50 3.00 3.25 Onions per CWT .-. 2.50 2.50 3.50 3.50 Raisins, seeded (per 16 oz package .121 -121 .15 .17 Prunes, medium size (60‘-70) or (70-80) per lb ..Ill 11.4 -14 15 Canned tomatoes, standard grade per 20 oz can. 131 -14 .171 20 Canned corn standard grade per 20 oz. can .144 -16 .171 .20 Canned peas standard grade, per 20 oz. can.14 .18 .174 -20 Canned Salmon, tall pink Alaska per 16 oz can.19 .20 .24 .25 Canned salmon, tall red Alaska, per 16 oz. can.27 .30 .35 .40 Evaporated milk, (unsweetened) per 6 oz. can .061 .074 -07 .10 Evaporated milk per 16 oz can .14 .16 .15 .17 •Lard substitute (bulk) per lb.234 .244 -28 .30 Lard substitute (in tin) per lb.23 .29 .29 .321 Bacon, breakfast, sliced standard grade per lb.65 .67 .73 .75 Pork chops per lb...35 .35 He,m, smoked, sliced, per lb.38 .40 .45 .50 Round steak per lb.35 .35 Butter, creamery (print) per lb.65 .67 .72 .75 Oleomargarine per lb....37 .37 .45 .45 Eggs, (fresh, stored) per doz..60 .65 .68 .73 Cheese, American full cream (cut) per lb.'.38 4^ -45 .47 Dry Salt Meat per lb...30 .324 -35 .374 LYCEUM NUMBER Monday Night Number will be Orches tral and Vocal Musical Number. * (The Zedeler Symphonic Quintette, which is the Jyceum number coming to this city Monday night, will be one of the biggest musical events of the ses/son. There will be five members in the company, two ladies and three men. Each one bears the highest tes timonials from music lovers as an ar tist. The company is composed of Nicolai Zedeler, cellist and manager, from a distinguished family of famous musicians; Miriam Zedeler, pianist and accompanist; Salvador Saila, vlo | linist, from Barcelona, Spain, a bro ther to the court cellist of Spain; Isa dore Karon, violinist, late of Odessa, Russia,, and a member of the Russian Symphony Orchestra; Emma Bruce Beck, suprano, singer of note, formerly j one of the principals of the Chicago Grand Opera Company. Those who wish to see this attrac tion and also see the Eyes of the World at the Roya,l may do so as the Royal attraction is for two nights, Monday and Tuesday. -w.s.s. LAMBERT BARKMAX Reported Missing In Action, but Writes Home from Hospital. The friends of Lambert Barkman of Wilton, who was reported as missing in action, will be glad to hear ihat he h".s been heard from and is now In a hospital recovering from shell shock. The following letter from his father at Wilton relates some of the experi ences through which his son went: Wilton, Ark., Dec. 18, 191S. Little River New3, Ashdown, Ark. Dear Sirs: So many personal friends have ask ed and wrote me asking about my son, Sgt. Lambert Barkman, who was offi cially reported missing on October 12 and his name appearing in Sunday's casualty list. We have letters from him stating he is in Base. Hospital 157 being treated for shell shock. He writes us that he was in the St. Meihei battle from start to finish and was then sent to the Verdun sector and in the fighting there was slightly gassed . twice, knocked down by shell explos- i ion the last not only knocked him down bnt broke his gun In two and | laterally buried him in dirt. He is doing well and asks us to say hello to all his friends yours truly. J. H. Barkman. SANTA CLAUS LETTERS: * Dear santa elaus please bring me a table and chairs a set of dishes and a( trunk and a doll. Eva. Lang, Ashdown, Ark. Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me at drum, a horn a boy doll and some fruit. William Lang. Wilton, Arkansas. Dear Santa: I am a, little girl seven years old. I want you to bring me a doll a little bed and trunk and some good things to eat and that is all. Your little friend, ( Gladys Earnest. P. S. and please dont forget to visit brother in France. Arden, Ark., Dec. 17, 1918. Dearest Santa Claus: If the flu. hasn’t got you, I want you to come to see me. I live in that big white house down at the Chappel. Now Santa, Claus I want you to bring me a great big stick of candy with red streaks around it and bring me a little whistle with a rooster on it. An bring me a little knife with a. chain on it, and a toy pistol a,nd some little red boots. Now Santa I haven't as;c for too much will you please bring me a pair of little Billie goats and a little red wagon and now I’ll be a good little boy and mind daddy. Now thats all from your little boy. Blayne Hiram Cobb, to Santa Claus. Arden, Ark., Dec. 17, 191S. Dear Santai: As Xmus is nearly hear I thought I had better write you afraid you might think we had moved, but I still live down at the Chappel. My stock ing on the bedpost as I’m afraid Dee might get mine to. Now Santy Claras please fill it full with nuts apples and some chewing gum and lots of nice stick candy and for toys I want a little red bugle and a watch just like my uncle Dock’s and a little Soldier suit, and Santa I'd like to have a flag. Now this is all for this time. I want to leave some for my friends who are writing you to your boy Jim Davis. Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a little wagon, a bugle and some fruits nuts and some candy dont forget my little slater Susie. Forest Batle. • ***%-.-■ «» v ■ a • * RICHMOND NEWS * S> ♦ ♦ <• + + + 4*4"&*<l'*i"I"l>4»<S> «S> j Richmond, Dec. 19.—(Special.)Mrs. ! Bert Emmert of Poeau, Okla., was the pleasant guest of Mrs. D. B. Bush the first of the week. We’re very glad, indeed, to have R. D. Goff and family move here from De Queen tomake their future home. Mr. Goff bought the A. B. High stock of goods and will continue the busi ness in the sa<me house. We wish Mr. Goff every success. Mrs. Morris Sanderson of Texar kana was over Sunday. Mesdames Cheever and Eckel of Foreman were in town Monday and Tuesday. j Miss Mary Locke was in Ashdown , Tuesday. Mrs. Joe Casey has been quite ill but is better now. • j Hugh Willson who has been very sick with the flu is reported as doing very nicely. Mrs. Alta E. McGraw is back at her work as postmaster, after a light case of the flu. Mrs. Lulu Lewis went to Ashdown to help care for her sister Mrs. Joyner, who is sick. Little Evelyn High of Blevins is a; pleasant visitor in town for a day or so. Evelyn will accompany Mrs. Bert Emmert to Poteau where she will make her future home with friends of Mrs Emmert. Ludlow High of Texarkana is visit ing little Alsie High at the home of W. M. Sykes. Chrisamas is here once again, and as Santa Claus will have come and gone ere we ''come again”, may we use this chance to wish each apd every one of you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. And especially to our boys in France who read the Little River News, do we send all good wishes a,nd the hope that they will all be home to tiie good old U. S. A. ere another Xmas rolls round. -W.S.S. V*rilton, Ark., Dec. 16, 191S. Dear Santa: As this is my first Xmas I wont ask for much. Please bring me a Teddy bear, pair little red choes a(nd stock ings, a signet ring with a J on it and some fruits. Please dont forget my aunt Ruby that lives at Arden she wants a locket and chain dont forge-, my two grandpa^ and grandmas my dady and mother. Also brother Knight and all the rest of the little boys and girls. Your little boy. Joseph- Curry Gordon. Wilton, Ark., Dec 18, 191S. Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a rubber ball, and a doll that will say mama and pap:.. And dont forget my little brother Pete and Otha. I think Pete wants an air gun and Otha wants a baby buggy to roll his little dog in. Plea.se dont for get my little sister she wants a little rubber ring to cut her teeth on and please dont forget Miss Flora. Minnie Bowman. SATURDAY LAST DAY FOR RED CROSS DRIVE Lack of Interest is Suspected and Strong Effort Urged on All In Today’s Work. Saturday, today, is the last day for the Red Cross Roll Call or Christmas drive for memberships. Chairman H. L. Toland is discouraged by the lack of interest reported from over the county, and in order that the county yet do what it should do to make a creditable showing all are urged to make a fiial big effort today. Town* like Foreman and Ashdown as centers should close with not less than 1000 members each on the roll. They are going to fall shamefully below that figure if a mighty effort is not made today. .The ladies, who are keeping the booth in the postoffice in this city, are having fairly good success. Things are planned for a real busy time among the workers here today with out fail. Remember that half the a,mount is used in the county in Red Cross work. Also remember that be cause firing has ceased that the work of the Red Cross has not ended. It Is fairly just begun. Soldiers are lying: sick and wounded by the thousands. People in devastated Europe need help this winter as they have never needeckit before. The Red Cross looks after need in the home land during peace as well as war. The Red Cross works all the time. There will be an other Red Cross drive next Christmas and the next, just as long as there Is suffering, and trouble in the world. -w.s.s. HAVE YOU A SON IN SERVICE If so you are intelested in seeing him return to civil life and will co-op erate with the County Y. M. C. A., the Council of Defense and the U. S. Em ployment Service. Letters are being sent out to near relatives by these organizations asking for specific and definite information, regarding the return of the boys. The government does not intend sending "our boys” home in large numbers until suitable employment 13 definitely assured. It is the duty of every patriot and neair relative to see that all informa tion asked for in these inquiries are promptly furnished so there need be no delay in our "Boys” being returned home. An employment Bureau has been opened up at the court house and ev ery parent and relative should see to it that the name of your soldier Is properly recorded and all necessary blanks filled out. See W. G. Escott, County Y. M. €. A. Secy., Chairman; J. II. Williams, Dis trict Clerk; Geo. M. Johnston County Farm Demonstration Agent. -W.S.S. P. S. Kinsworthy was here from Wil ton Thursday. MY BOY do you know that your success in life depends not alone upon your ability ta earn, but to save. Your earning capacity may vary from time to time, but your saving capacity is a permanent asset, the real foundation of your financial suc cess. * i» til You cultivate the saving hahit, and you save money 'at the same time, by maintaining a bank account. One dollar will start it. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDCWN, AUK.