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PENSION BILL 13 i
PASSED BY HOUSE
Appropriates $2,225,000 for Veterans,
and Widows for Next Two
Years—Farm to Be
ILittle Rock, Feb. 12.—Without a dis
senting vote, the 78 members of the
House present yesterday voted to pass.
the Senate bill appropriating $2,225,-,
000 to pay the Confederate pensions for.
the next two years. The bill provides j
that “It shall be the duty of the audi- ]
tor of state to pro rate said funds
equally among all persons entitled to
receive such pensions as determined
each year by the State Board of Pen
sions.” Mr. Meadow called the bill
up for action.
Speaker Newton, speaking for the
bill, said there are approximately 10,
000 pensioners in the state. Their av
erage age is 73 years, that of the men
being 76 years. Last year there were
750 deaths among the veterans, and
greater numbers are dying every year.
Mr. Newton said that he hoped the
levy would not be diminished, and
that in time those entitled to pen
sions shall receive $200 or more in
stead of less than $100 as at present.
To Improve Acoustics.
iThe special committee on acoustics
believes that it has* discovered a
means of remedying the acoustical de
fects of the legislative halls. A bill
was introduced by the committee ap
propriating $28,000 for the purpose
and a special committee consisting of
Senator Cazort and Representative
Allan Kennedy and B. R. Davidson
is named to receive bids and awarded
the contract for the work.
:t8 Comities Exempted.
Thirty-eight counties were exempt
ed by amendment from the bill pro
viding that standard wages shall be
—*d for work on the public road3. It
provided -that the county judge
11 pay not to exceed $4.50 a day
man ahd team. $2 for a' shvgte
hand, and $2.50 for overseers; also
that persons warned to work the roads
.may pay instead a day.
Change Made In Rules.
An important change in the rules
that will expedite the work of the
House, was made in a resolution offer
ed by Senator Newton, providing tha^
after routine opening business is dis
posed of in the morning hour, the roll
call shall be resumed for the introduc
tion and advancement of bills. Here
tofore, the last part of the hour has
been taken up with indiscriminate
calls for recognition, which the speak
er said is very undesirable to him, and
of no particular advantage to the
members. There was no opposition to
David Rowland died at Foreman
Tuesday. David formerly lived in this
city and was well known here. He
was the son of the Rev. R. G. Row
Loyal Americans Are ('lulling at tiic
lilt to Make the Fifth Liberty Loan j
Greatest Success of All.
The Victory Loan—that is the name
of by which the fifth and last of the,
great series of Liberty Loans will be ^
known. It will come this spring,
along in April, and will be for an
amount that will be made public by
Carter Glass, Secretary of the Treas-|
No matter what amount, It will be
subscribed as willingly and as cheer
fully as were the other loans. The j
need is as pressing now as it was when!
the great guns were thundering their j
messages of war, and the Nation was;
tugging at the leash to spring a t thej
There is even a greater incentive
now than there was on other loans.
Then there was always the chance,
but it must be admitted it was lnosi
remote, that Sermany might win the
war. But it was'American dollars and
American brawn that actually made
the Germn quit.
But our victory is not won until the
last khaki clad soldier is home from
foreign lands. And then the honor of
our Nation is at stake. We have con
tracted billions of dollars of war
debts. (They must be paid, or the war
will have been won in vain. The rev
enue of the country will not meet the
obligations that Lave piled up.
If the people do not buy Victory
Bonds then the money must be raised
by taxation. It is good business to
buy bonds. Then the purchaser gets
a fair rate of interest for the money
he lends Uncle Sain. If he pays the
war debts in taxes he gets nothing in
It would be unthinkable to have the
Victory Liberty Loan fail. It will
not fail. Every loyal American will
liable his country once he realizes that'
hi* Nation’s honor is at stake and that
it can be saved by si:uj4^r making the
«egf hivestmenfou earth—a bond
.backed up by the wealth of all Ameri
ca—the richest and most powerful
country on earth.
WILSON TO SAIL FEB. 1C.
President VIM Go Direct to New
York From Brest.
London, Feb. 11.—President Wilson
will sail from Brest for New York
February 16, according to Reuter’s
FIGHTING, HI ST STOP
Allies Direct Poles and Germans to
London, Feb. 11.—The allied gov
ernments have ordered the Poles and
the Germans to cease hostilities, ac
cording to newspaper reports received
here today from Berlin by way of
BUSINESS FOR 1919
Nearly all of the authorities on financial, in
dustrial and agricultural subjects have expressed
opinions and made predictions covering business
‘ From this mass of information you are at lib
erty to pick according to your disposition as an
o;:iimist or a pessimist.
And it is pretty hard to be a, pessimist when
wo think of the big markets that have been thrown
open and that of all nations we are the best equip
ped to go into them.
To us it looks like a big year ahead.
ARKANSAS STATE BANK
S1ALL ARMY PLM
favored m roose;
Military Committee Would Fix Fer
mnnent Strength Below 536,
Washington, Feb. 12.—General op
position to a standing army in excess
of 175,000 men, asc authorized in the
national defense act three years ago
was voiced in the House today dur
ing debate on the annual army ap
propriation bill with its provision for a
military force of 536,000 officers and
men during the period of demoboliza
Chairman Dent of the Military
Committee was questioned closely,
Several members asked if the force
provided in the bill was to be the per
ma|Tient army strength. The chairman !
said that it was not, and there was j
general applause from both sides of i
the House when Representative Mc
Kenzie, of Illinois, Republican, said
the Military Committee favors a
Mr. McKenzie said the proposal of
the Army General Sla,ff for a per
manent peace time army of 500,000
had been rejected by the committee.
Discussion continued all day, with
leaders offering no prediction a,s to
when a vote would be taken on the
easure, which carries $1,100,000,000
for the War Department during the
fiscal year beginning next July.
Much Ground Covered.
Debate was not confined to the bill.
There was criticism of the War De
partment, praise for General Pershing
p,nd American units which fought in
France, discussion of Bolshevism, and
protest against President Wilson ac
cepting a set of books as a birthday
gift from King George of England.
Much of the discussion concerned
the National Guard. Representative
McKenzie sa,id that whatever the fu
ture military policy, the National
Guard should be retained aiid lidPtVas,
vigorously appla,uded. Other members!
in urging retention of the guard af
ter demobolization praised the work
of the guard divisions during the
COUNTY CLUB ORGANIZED
Richmond, Feb. 10.— (Special.)—We
were reorganized into a County
Club Feb. 6, 1919, by Miss Lucy Wade.
We are very much interested in the
work. We intend to strive and do our
utmost to be the winning club of Lit
tle River county. We have 22 memb
The following officers were elected:
Miss Johnie AlcCulldr, president; Miss
Vivian Coble, vice president; Miss
Maggie McCuller, secretary-treasurer;
Misses Julia McCuller ant} Hattie Wil
son, reporters. Some of the memb
ers already have their seed planted
and some have their pig's and calves.
Our president, has the wilt resistant
tomato seed, she is going to give them
a trial and if she finds what they
claim to be true, she is going to save
the seed and distribute them among
the club members next year.
Julia McCuller and Hattie Wilson,
BOYS AllE COMING HOME
AH Brandies of Service are Being iic
(luced In Nuiqber at Cunip Pike.
Camp Pike, Feb. 13.—Every man
who can be spared is being discharg
ed. Even the base hospital force is
being reduced to the minimum. The
ambulance company and Sanitary
corps have been cut down so that the
ambulance company mess was aban
doned. There are more men in camp,
however, than a week ago, due to ar
rivals fro other cantonments and from
House Would Appropriate $100,000 for
Vocational Training in Schools.
Little Rock, Feb. 12.—President
Ponder’s measure appropriating $100,
000 for vocational training in the
schools of the State, to meet a like ap
propriation from the Federal govern
ment under the Smith-Hughes Act,
pussed the Senate yesterday by unani
mous vote, after Senator Ponder had
made a personal appeal from the floor ■
for its passage. The appropriation j
would be provided for by a levy ef j
one-tenth of a mill, and none of thel
fund created would be taken out of i
the UpuscAwhere it was read twice,]
and slafn^Rir early passage on the
third r«adl& _
8SSY BE SHORTENED
Allies Consider Revising tile Terms
Every Ten Rays—
Paris, Feb. 11.—A proposal to
change the allied armistice policy
and greatly shorten the armistice
periods is said to be before the Su-i
preme Council. .This proposal calls j
for the limiting of the armistice peri
ods to about 10 days at the end of
which time new terms would be im
posed on Germany.
It is said that this would give tihe
allies a better hoW on the situation
and enable them to meet the con
stantly changing conditions. No in
timation is given as to the attitude of
the Supreme War Council.
In view of the complexity and
diversity of the problems raised by
the armistice, says £ Havas report,
the Supreme War Council has ap
pointed a committee of eight to study
these questions. The council there
fore hep postponed for a few days the
adoption of conditions to be imposed
upon Germany, so as to be better pre
pared as to means ior insuring their
Mathias Erzberger and the other
members of the Gorman armistice
comission are preparing to leave
Weimar, says dispatches received here,
for Treves to carry out negotiations
for a renewal of the armistice.
League Flan Relay ed.
The commission on the League of
Nations this morning considered many
amendments to and added two new
cuticles to the draft, according to an
official announcement tonight. Sever
al of the amendments wera referred
to a drafting committee.
As a result of today’3 meeting of
the peace conference commission on
the society of nations doubts were ex
pressed for the first time that the
i/j oject-for the organization of the so
ciety would be completed before Pres
ident Wilson..’s departure for the Unit
ed States, February -16.
Questions have arisen within the
commission of such, a nature that they
may prolong the discussions. The ses
sion of the commission today lasted
until 3:35 this afternoon. It is said
that among other subjects considered
was the project for an intemationa,!
intermediary force urged by Leon
Bourgeois of the French delegation.
He contended that such a force should
be stationed and also that it should
be stationed in France, as France is
the strategic center of Europe and
the nation most immediately threat
Several new amendments were pre
sented today and the commission ad
journed for the day, during which
time the committee will attempt to
have the draft perfected. There is a
wide difference of views regarding
some of these new proposals.
Interest of Centenary Movement for
World-Wide Christian Propaganda
Texarkana, Feb. 11.—A missionary
conference in the interest of the Cen
tenary movement for a world-wide
Christian propaganda, convened at the
First Arkansas Methodist church yes
terday afternoon and continued
through this morning. The ;Tev. R.
W. McKay, conference secretary for
missions, made the principal address
at the opening session. Presiding Eld
er J. L. Cannon of the Texarkana dis
trict presided. Dr. Stonewall Ander
son spoke at the night service. This
morning the Rev. J. L. Cannon was
the principal speaker.
Among the Ashdown people who at
tended the above meeting were Judg3
.'as. S. Steel,- Rev. F K. Burnett, Rov
W. W. Christie of Foreman.
BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS
I), H. Tompkins Purchased Entire
Stock Tompkins Motor Sales Co.
D. H. Tompkins has purchased the
entire business of the Tompins Motor
Sales Co., located on Front street.
The business was formerly owned by
Mr. Tompkins nad Mr. C. A. Bishop.
The sale included the building, garage
and the Ford agency for this county.
W. W. Bishop, who has been manager
for several months, will still have
dharge of the business.
STILL OTHERS TO FOLLOW
Two Shipments of Undesirables to be
Made Out of Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 11.—Two more parties
of undesirables aliens are to be deport
ed soon, local immigration officials
who are arranging for their departure,
said tonight. One party will go to
New York and the other to New Or
leans. The Southern party will in
clude- four Mexicans and four Chinese.
The Chinese will be put aboard a
steamer bound for China by way of
the Panama canal. The Eastern party
will include radical and undesirable
aliens gathered up in Helena, Mont.,
Minneapolis, Minn., St. Louis, Kansas
City and other cities.
Others to Be Deported.
Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 11.—A
prison train bearing about 30 alleged
Bolshevist and I. W. W. agitators
passed through Fort Worth today en
route to Ellis Island to await de
portation of European countries. The
radicals were gathered by the immi
gration officials in San Francisco
Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio and
TO LOUISIANA BORDER
Two New I’oil<ls Costing $800,000
From Texarkana Proposed.
Texarkana, Feb. 11.—At a meeting
of property owners, both eity and
county, at the offices of the Texarkana
Chamber of Commerce, yesterday aft
ernoon, agreement was reached con
cerning provisions of a bill to be
introduced in the Arkansas legislature
forming an improvement district to
build two roads from Texarkana south
to the Louisiana line. A previous
meeting, held two weeks ago, formu
lated plans which have met with con
siderable opposition, but yesterday’s
meeting settled all differences, and
a committee was named to go to Lit
tle Rock and work for the passage of
SAFE AND SANE FARIfl
ING DAY SATURDAY
Half Holiday Here, to Close After
1, Meeting at Courthouse
at 1 O’clock, O.peu Dis
In accordance with a proclamation
from t'he governor this county will
observe Saturday, today, as a safe
and sane farming day. At Ashdown
there will be a half holiday, the banks
and other business closing at 1 o’clock.
There v/ill be a meeting at the court
house, where the situation that will
arise next year if a large acreage of
cotton is produced In the South. There
is no set program announced and it
is presumed that open and free dis
cussion will be in order. The keynote
of the meeting will be safe and sane
faiming. It is up to the farmers to
raise at least all the food and feed
crops required for their needs, and af
ter that to finish out their crops with
cotton. Conditions insure that feed
and food productis will again be high;
that cotton will cost as much to pro
duce as it has the past year, and with
another big, or even average crop, the
price will not be high enough to in
sure a profit. A small crop will bring
a high price and as much money as
the total of the big crop, thus giving
the farmer who supplies his own farm,
(These meetings are being held over
the entire South. Each farmer should
take the matter as a personal one to
himself, not figuring that the others
are going to reduce, hence I will plant
a big crop and clean up. This has
been tried many times before and fail
ed. Make this a personal proposition
and insure yourself against loss and
for prosperity. The matter is in your
A number of Ashdown young people
attended the party at Ogden Tuesday
night, given by Miss Laura Van Hook._
They report a very pleasant evening.
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