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♦ If Sot Satisfactory, return * ♦ Empty Can and We will He ♦ fund Your Money. ♦ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. * ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+ i River SEMI-WEEKLY News. * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ •S’ The Cheapest and Best • * I’lace in Town to Buy Your ♦ * Groceries. * * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ************* GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, kkhrc vky u, 101* VOLUME XXI. NUMBER 16. PROTESTS AGAINST REDUCTION PLANS Cotton Propaganda Will Increase Acreage, Says Profitable Farm ing Burean.—Menace to tl>e South. Little IRock, Feb. S.—Vigorous pro test against the efforts to bring about a reduction in the 1919 cotton acre governors of the cotton states, meet ings and other means, was made in a age through proclamations by the telegram sent last night by the Ar kansas Profitable Farming Bureau of the Little Rock Board of Commerce to governors of all the cotton states and to cotton exchanges. The protest embodies largely the views of H. M. Cottrell, agriculturist of $e bureau. The proclamations, meetings and agreements will have only one effect, Mr. Cottrell believes, and. that will be to insure the planting of the largest cotton acreage in the history of the South. “Such efforts always have worked out that wway, and they always will,” declared Mr. Cottrell last night. “To show how it works out: A Little Rock business man who controls a big plan tation told me that the manager of the plantation cae' to see horn today and wanted to reduce the acreage of corn and every other crop except cot ton. Will Increase Cotton Acreage. “ ‘You see, there’s a big movement on foot to reduce the cotton acreage,’ said the manager. ‘Everybody's going to plant less cotton, a.nd undoubtedly there will be a short crop. That will send ttye price up, and we ll be there with a big crop and mop up.’ ^ i‘Now, I happen to know that this manager is a man of mare than aver Jage intelligence, although he didn’t Ishow it in this particular instance, -jlf he reasons that way, isn’t it safe fto believe that the great majority of ^Southern farmers will do the same? “I feel safe in saying that they jwill, because they have done so in jthe past. A few years ago the Ar kansas Farmers’ Union got behind a movement to reduce the cotton acre age. Practically every loca.1 union membership signed a written pledge to reduce the cotton acreage. The ■following fall I met the president of the state union and asked him how ^hfe'plan worked out. He la.ughed. IWhy, the members of our union planted more cotton than they ever did before,’ he replied. ‘You see each 4ne thought that if everyone was go ing to reduce his cotton acreage, there would be a short crop and that the price would be high. So the farmer, after attending the union meeting and signing a pledge to reduce his cotton acreage, went home and laid his plans to plant more cotton than he ever had before.' -o T. B. Bales of Winthrop was in the city Monday. JOHN T. PRICE Well Known Ashdown Citizen Pass ed Away Sunday After noon at 2:30. John T. Price, a well known Ash down citizen, passed away at his home in this city Sunday afternoon at 2:30 after having been confined to his bed. for several days. He had been to an extent affected with kidney trouble for some time, which recently devel oped seriously. !The body was laid to re3t Monday morning in the local cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. S. K. Burnett of the Methodist church. A large number of friends attended. The deceased is survived by a wife and three children, W. S. Price of this city, Mrs. Henry Robertson of this city and Mrs. M. Fortson of Oklahoma.. The deceased was 68 years of age. He was born in Tennessee, and many years ago came to Arkansas. In the interval he has resided in many places in the west and followed the gold rush to the Youkon. Since returning to Ashdown he has been engaged in farming. He was a courtly and a kindly man with a pleasant word and a smile for all. He leaves behind him many friends to regret his passing. -o ' U. S. DEAD IN FRANCE American National Cemetery Overseas Planned by Government. Boston, Feb. 9.—Acting upon in structions from the War Department General Pershing has been in com munication the past month with Mar shal Petain, for the purpose of pur chasing property lofr a national ceme tery for the American dead in France, according to a statement made here today by Secretary of War Baker. The order stipulates, he said, that a chateau or castle shall be located on the property decided upon, adequate for a museum to house a collection commemorating American’s participa tion in the world war. Secretary Baker made clear that the plan would not interfere in any way with the desires of parents who wish their dead brought back to this country, t “The War Department will scru pulously respect sues requests,” he said. -W.S.S. $10,000 FIRE AT OZAN General Mercantile Store Belonging to J. M. Hyatt Burned. Ozan, Feb. 9.—Fire of unknown origin destroyed the general mercan tile stare belonging to J. M. Hyatt early yesterday morning. The stock of goods Tyas valued cl $10 000. There was very little insur ance. -o_ Dock Grady of Lockesburg was here Saturday. Ml— M mm j Buy at Home and Sell at Home It Is not on record that anyone ever made money in any considerable amount by selling their produce or buying needed merchandise out o: town. It is recorded however, that scores of com munities have gone to seed because of this prac tice. And when a community goes to seed its members go with It. When-money ceases to circulate freely in u community, real-estate values at once fall oh. Their decline affects taxes; there is not enough money to keep roads in shape; shipping facili ties become poor; every one suffers. Byy at home and sell at home. All the tri vial gains you can make in tan years of out-of town trading cannot offset your loss if property values be forced down say, 25 per cent. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas THREAT OF MORE WAR IS SEEN IN HUN CONDUCT Failure to Keep Terms of Armistice Ominous of Open Defiance—Fall to Dcmobollze—British Press Alnrmed. London, Feb. 10.—British newspa pers of all shades of opinion are de voting serious attention to the atti tude of ihe German government to wawrd the armistice conditions. The Daily News’ Paris correspond ent sends a dispatch from “authori tative sources’’ in which he says his informant told him that he believes that Germany si not continuing to de mobolize. “She has now concentrated more than 18 divisions under von Hinden- j burg on the Western front,’’ the cor respondent quotes his informant as saying. “We also believe that Ger many is keeping her troops under arms on the pretext of economic ne cessity. German demobolization is a condition to our demobolization and therefore disbandment is impossible so long as Germany does not continue to demobolize. Must Crush German}'. “Allied military authorities consid er the time has now arrived for Ger many to give up her military strength —that she be brought to such a condi tion that she cannot resist later the conditions of peace now being pre pared. The allied theory always has been that we shall frame conditions which Germany will have to accept, end that there is nothing to discuss, except as regards details. “For this reason Germany is trying to keep up her military strength so that she can send a delegate to the peace congress for a thorough military discussion on the peace conditions im posed. “On this point the French National Socialist party and its extreme left wing is strongly opposed to anything being done to save Germany from the consequences of defeat. In'this matter the French government will be supported by the entire nation.” Marshal Foch Alarmed. The correspondent says he has been informed by a competene British au thority that Marshal Foch “made a declaration of a somewwhat serious character at a meeting of the Supreme War Council.” “He feels,” this authority is quot ed as saying, “that the Germans are beginning to forget that they are beaten. They are apt to forget that we are in a state of war. They have been slow in handing over transport and other things. They are causing a great deal of difficulty*. “We are demobolizing fast; they are not continuing to demobolize. There is danger of Germany saying, ‘We do not care anything about your league of nations and we have got our troops.’ Unless a change takes place we might bo faced with a situation in which Germany, as regards the num ber of men in the field, will have three men against the allies' two. -o BRITISH SEA LOSSES Ten Times as Heavy as Those of Either France or Italy. London, Feb. 6.—In urging that immediate steps be taken to rebuid the British merchant marine, Archi bald S. Hurd, the naval writer, in an article in the ally Telegraph, sa.ys that although the United Kingdom was not invaded, Great Britain has paid for victory in the loss of more than 9,000,000 of shipping tonnage, 10 times as much as that lost by either France or Italy. The British losses were 17 times as much as that of the Cnited States. -o AUSTRIANS ARE STARVING Hungry Hobs Plunder Pood Shops and ('reate Serious Disorder. London, Feb. 5.—Thousands of per sons In the district of Ling, the capi tal of Upper Austria, have been plundering the food shops and com mitting other depredations, according to the exchange Telegraph correspon ded at Vienna Tito people have be came maddened by hunger. - -o At Ouk Hill. Rev. I) II Wood, late of Tennessee, will preach at Ouk Hill Sunday, Fob. 16, at 11 a. m. Subject: morning hour, Practical Christianity. Evening bour| Powers and Possibilities of a Conse crated Lif«. GERMANS NOW ARE MAKING THREATS Ebert Applauded an He llemmaces Conduct of the lilies- Scores Arm 1st lee Whole House With Him. Weimar, Thursday, Feb. G.—The opening of the Nattiona! Assembly this afternoon was Impressive for its solemnity, earnestness and simplicity. Chancellor Ebert's opening speech, the delivery of which occupied a half liour, was frequently interrupted Herr Ebert received only a brief ovation on his entry. He found him self so heckled by Independent Social ists that he was forced in the middle of his speech to turn upon them with the declaration that their disorder showed how little evil times liad taught them. He spoke loudly, slowly and distinctly, his voice carrying to the remotest part of the theater with its perfect accoustic properties. The chancellor 's voice shook with emotion a3 he touched upon points he deemed essential, then boomed high above the discordant shouts of the In dependents when they tried to inter rupt and drown him out. He aroused approval when he began by declaring: “We have done forever with princes and nobles, by the graco of God .” He said the German people was now ruling itself. There was disapproval mixed with approval when he declared that the revolution would decline responsibili ty for the shortage of food and the de fects in food in Germany. Need, the chancellor continued, de livered Germany to her enemies, but he protested against being a slave to Germany’s enemies for -30, 40 or CO years. Denounces Armlstlcp Terms. The speaker next took up the armis tice terms a.nd branded them r.s un heard of and ruthless. The whole house was with him when he protest ed against the expulsion of Germans from Alsace and the sequestration question. The assembly broke into shouts of indignation as the chancellor referred to the 800,000 prisoners of war still held in captivity. All these, he said, showed anything but a spirit of recon ciliation. “We warn our opponents not to drive us to the uttermost...” he declar ed. ‘iHunger is preferable to disgrace and deep privation is to be preferred to dishonor.” iThe Germans, he said, laid down their arms with confidence in Presi dent Wilson and the present free gov ernment of Germany believes it is only its right to enter the league of nations and work with real energy. Herr Ebert was cheered when he brought up the proposed union of Ger many and Austria. He said he hoped that the bonds sundered in 186G would again be sealed and asked the house to approve the move heartily. Follow ing a strong appeal for Germany un ity, the chancellor declared that the provisional government had been the executor of a bankrupt regime. Berlin, Feb. 7.—If the adlies per sist in imposing upon Germany de mands which will make that coun try the “wage slave” or its enemies the allies must keep Germany in sub je tion for decades by yayrraed force! a,gainst which the Germans woulfl rise at an opportune moment and again plunge the world into war, Prof. Hans Delbrueck, historian and publist, declared to the correspond ent today du'ring a discussion of the Paris peace conference. Professor Delbrueck said: “ The question of what consti tutes a peace of justice can best be answered by investigating the last separate demand made to see whether it is calculated to light the' flre3 of war again at some future day or whether it serves the ideal of an en during peace. Let me single out some of these questions. It is proposed to impose upon Germany a burden i which it cannot throw off in a short | time, but which would make the country the wage slave of its enemies for decades. This could be carried out only if Germany were to be kept subdued by armed force all this time. But there cannot be any doubt that Germany would rise against such slavery at the first opportunity and the world would again be plunged into war. I t AGED .HA* DIES H. H. Alford of This (Ity Died Sud denly Friday Evening. M M Alford, an aged man of this flty, died suddenly at his room in the l-ott building Friday evening at 6 o'clock. The death, is supposed to have been caused by heart failure. The deceased had been here for sever al years and operated the Kansas City Southern pumping plant. He had no family, his nearest relative being a brother In Aurora, Nebraska On advices from his brother he was buri ed here Saturday. The funeral was conducted by the three pastors of the town. -(V FATHER AMI SO* WEEK Klrhmond will Observe Futher und Son Week. All the people of Richtnl'Liand the a i Joining Made territory a.e Invited to attend a Father and Son meeting of the school house Thursday night beginning at 7:30. While this is in observance of Fath er and Son week the mothers and daughters are also interested and they too are Invited. A nice prograjm has been arranged consisting of speeches by fathers and sons also mothers and daughters. Music will be an attractive feature of the program. A luncheon consist ing of ‘sandwiches, coffee and choco late will be served. iThis is an invita tion to ail fathers and sons and also mothers and daughters to attend. SATIKDAY (OTTtOi DAY Aext Saturday Is Day Set Apart to Talk Deduced Acreage. Next Saturday, Feb. 15, is the day set by the governor as cotton day, the object being to bring about a reduction in the acreage. Our information last week seems to be in error as the date, the 15th being the correct date. CAZORT TICK BILL PASSED IN SENATE Appropriates $100,0011 to Fight Fat tie Pest in Arkansas—Solons Take Ilecess at Noon Until 10 A. M. Monday. Little Hock, Feb. 8.—After a lively discussion yesterday morning Sena tor Lee Cazort’s bill No. 98, carrying an appr .priation for $100,000 for tick eradication work in Arkansas, was passed by a vote of 28 ayes to 3 noes. 1 ne negative votes were cast by Seu a ors Johns. Lefler and Mci- a' 'vi. Senator Cazort explained the neces sity for the appropriation. He said that the federal government would contribute two dollars for every dol lar appropriated by the state. He said the government is spending mil lions of dollors to assist the South in getting rid of the one-crop sys tem, and Chat jthe encouragement given to the cattle industry would make it cne of the most valuable in the South. -o CARRY FOOD TO GERMANY Hun Government to Turn Over Nine Steamers to Entente. 1 Hamburg, Feb. 9.—JThe Frankfort Gazette announces that the German vessels which are to be turned over to the entente for the purpose of transporting lood supplies will be composed of nine steamers of the Hamburg-American line and two ships each from the Oriental line, the Cos mos line, the Germano-Australian Navigation Society and the Hamburg and South American line. The news paper adds that the sailings of the vessels have been delayed by the high wage demands of the seamen, but that this question will be settled at a new conference with the allied representa tives at Spa. -o X. A. George was here from Fore man Friday. 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