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♦ We Guarantee Totan Coffee ♦ ♦ If Not Satisfactory, return * ♦ Empty Can and We will Be ♦ fund Your Money. ♦ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. * +++++++*++♦+♦ Little River SEMI-WEEKLY News. ♦+♦++***♦♦+♦♦ * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ♦ The Cheapest and Best ♦ + Place in Town to Buy Your + ❖ Groceries. ♦ * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. • ************* GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, February 19, 1919. VOLUME XXI. NUMBER IS. ASHDOWN NEEDS ACTIVE COMMERCIAL CLUB Many Inquiries are Received About the Country Which Should Be Handled l.y ti c Club. It has been a long time 'Since Ash down has had an active Commeieial Club, and the need of one is felt con ■ stantly. There are many inquiries in regard to the country, which should properly be answered by a club secre tary to have the best effect. The News as well as others have meny in quiries about investments. We havn’t time to answer all. Jones & Yeager, real estate dealers, handed to us their reply to an inquiry la3t week, which we publish. Our real estate men are glad to answer these letters, but a.t the same time they realize that to get bet ter results the proper way is to handle such matters through a commercial club. We should ha.ve a live secre tary and pay him for his trouble. Other towns that go forward have them. The letter follows: “Mr. V. Bozeman, Fort Smith, Ark. “Dear Sir: We understant that you are looking for a site in the vicinity where lime stone may be found, and that you would like to know if there is any lime stone in this vicinity or if there is a lime plant of any kind here. “There is outcroppings of lime stone near Foreman, 16- miles west of Ash down, and an inexhaustable supply of lime at White Cluffs in this county. “We would be glad to have you in vestigate either of the properties and if satisfactory arrangements could be made, would be glad to have you lo cate with us. If there is anything far ther that we can do in assisting you in the matter, write us. “Yours truly, “Yeager & Jones." —-o—— Mrs. C. B. Dritt and son left Sunday for their home at Lockesburg after a few days visit with Mr. and Mrs. F. Nical of the Wpst Side. ARKANSAS SENT 01,027 fiSEN TO THE AR»Y 1 Ills Stsi1«- 21th in Nation in Number oi Met* I *irn?sl>eJ for the War. NYw \<ri, led. Washington, Feb. 15.—A table showing the number of men furnished to the army by each state during the! was, was made public today at the War Department. New York led with 367,864 nd Nevada stood last with 510 in the total of 3,757,624 men obtained by draft, voluntary enlistment, or through the national guard. The men actually furnished ran very close, the - table shows to the obligations of the states, making their quotas proportionate to theor popula tion. The figures are ocmpiled up to November 11. Texas was fifth with 161,065; Oklahoma 16th with 80,169; Tennessee 17th with 75,825; Louisiana 22nd with 65,988 and Arkansas 24th with 61,027. -.0 FATAL ACCIDENT AT HOPE MILL Young Man Badly Torn to Pieces in United Oil Mills Plant. Hope, Feb. 15.—About midnight, a serious, if not fatal accident occurred at the United Oil Mill in this city. Sid Sparks, a young man, while attempting to place a belt on a pulley, had his hand caught between the belt and shaft and his entire body was torn and broken as it was pulled into the mach inery. Sparks is now at Josephine Hospital, where his right leg was amputated just below the knee. Both legs were brok en in the accident; his left .arm was broken in two places and-the other one at the elbow. His hip was also broken and he suffered a fractured skull. Little hope is entertained for his recovery. .Incident Fatal, Hope, Feb. 17.—Sid Sparks who wa3 injured in mill here, died today. If you want a Fold’ for for Spring, place your order now. Can promise prompt deliveries on both Touring ' cars and Roadsters. Let us have your order today. TOMPKINS MOTOR SALES CO. \ LOST 2 PURSE COMTAMiNG If you read the want ads in the newspapers you will see anywhere from one to a dozen ads a week starting in this manner. Invariably these ads mention that the8 purse contained money. Only about one person in ten ever see their money again. If you bank your money and pay bills by check you reduce your chances of loss to a minimum. You can stop payment on checks by simply tele phoning the bank. Why not bank on us? ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas 0 WILL PLANT MORE FEED, REDUCE COTTON ACREAGE County Meeting Held at Ashdown Sat urday Afternoon; Situation Was Put In Strong Terms. If the sentiment of the meeting at the court house Saturday aiternooft ie carried out throughout Little River county there will be a marked reduc tion in the cotton acreage the coming year and an increase in the production of feed and food and live stock. With but few exceptions the business of the town was closed from 1 to 3 o'clock for the meeting, which had been called in accordance) with a proclamation from Governor Brough. D. A. Cook of Foreman was elected to preside over the meeting. A Gold smith in a. strong speech stated the object of the meeting. Mr. Goldsmith said that a real financial crisis faced the South the coming year unless the food and feed crops were increased and the cotton acreage reduced. Cotton could be produced at the present prices and a big crop next year would proba bly bring lower prices and bankruptcy. Corn is selling at $2.00 per bushel and everything else in proportion. He had no patience with calling on the law makers for relief. The farmers had the solution in their own hands, and with a nine million bale crop could get as much money and would have their own feed to produce it. County Demon strator G. M. Johnston lollow.ed with a strong talk and read a, letter from Dr. Knapp very much to the point. He added that they had been guaranteed a market for every peanut that could be grown and said it was a good money j crop. T. B. Cook, a Red River planter, was | called and spoke along practical lines. He told of his experience with hogs, which had proved very profitable. I. John DuLaney made a splendid and forceable talk, which emphasized the situation with all its gravity. A. C. Stephen'S,"’a practical fariner, spoke for a few minutes. He said that he had raised no cotton for several j years- and wa3 doing so well that he j was going to continue along the same lines. Voted to Reduce Cotton. At the close of the meeting the en i tire audience voted to reduce the cot I ton acreage from one-third to one | fourth. While the attendance was not I as large as it should have been the sentiment should spread throughout the country and should be talked on every occasion. The warning is in time. The solution is in the hands of each individual. He can so arrange ! his crop that whatever befalls lie will be protected and can reap a year of prosperity. There is good money in everything he can raise except a big cotton crop. It will not do to depend on v. hat the other fellow is going to do. The safe plan is to make this a per sonal matter and advise your neighbor to do likewise, pointing to him the rocks that are ahead if he persists in following old lines, and the continued prosperity if he uses proper judgment. --o WILL LECTURE HERE Arthur Walwyn Evirus Will Lecture on Lyceum Program Saturday. The next number of the lyceum number will be Saturday night, Feb. 23 at 8:15. Arthur Evans will lecture at thp auditorium. A few of the press comments of Mr. Evans follow. : “He is humorous without being cute. He is oratorical without being lurid or vebose or lofty. His stories are fresh and bright. They fetch a hearty laugh each time. Our audience was quite responsive toward him and applauded him more than once. Keep him at work.’’—Secty. Lyceum Assoc iation. “He measures up to the highest traditions of Welsh oratory.”—The Advertiser, Wrexham, Wales. “Arthur W. Evans delivered a lec ture on ‘Aristocracy and Democracy’ that was not surpassed by any other lecturer in the series.”—Commercial Tribune, Cincinnati. “Arthur Evans is one of the most eloquent and enthusiastic speakers heard in Atlanta in a long time.“The Georgian, Atlanta,. -o.— Rif Strawberry Crop. Horatio, Feb. 17.—The prospects for a bumper strawberry crop are excel lent and the farmers are buying their crates. Horatio strawberries are in de mand in practically all the large mar kets and the demand is growing every '**•**' ' ' » . ,«■ ■-iWi.swiWtI LITTLE RIVER COUNTY TO HAVE PERMANENT FARMING BUREAU H. C. Cottrell, Famous Agriculturist, Arrouses Enthusiasm and Per manent Organization Effected. WiSfl Ffoit Market far All Products Passed on Faim H. C. Cottrell, the distinguished agri culturist and organizer, who is em ployed by the Little Rock Board of Commerce to lead in the great agri cultural movement in this state, was in the city Monday night and talked to a group of bankers, business and professional men in the directors' room of the First National Bank. He was accompanied by JRodman Bottoms, a well known Little Rock banker, and Harry Kapps, the district agricultural agent. The party was at Foreman Monday afternoon, where they held a similar meeting and perfected an or ganization. Mr. Cottrell is a man who has done big things, having operated the largest stock farm in the state of Iowa., great dairies in New York, and large plantations on the Mississippi, as well as having done development work in other states. His message here was an inspiration to action as it has been over the state. After Messrs. Bottoms, Cottrell and Kapps had talked the meeting voted to go at once into a permanent organi zation. The following officers were elected: George Briant, chairmen of tne exs ei.tive. comnii' i >_■ E. C. Payne, secretary. The other members of the coxmntiv.ee are, A.'J. Russell, R. M. Bone W I Joyner, Dr. A. N. Wood, all of Ash down, and E. A. Velvin of Ogden, Joel j Mills of Wilton, Ernest Hale of ?ey tonville. Finance committee, O. Kolb, A Gold smith, R.. -M. Bone, the latter being selected at treasurer. Publicity committee, O. T. Graves, T I B. Cook, and Seth C. Reynolds, j Membership committee, A. D. Du Laney, Clyde Head and Dr. J. W. Ring gold. (The organization in line with other clubs over the state will by known as the Ashdown Profitable Farming Com mittee. They will hold regular meet • ings in the club room in the Sanderson j building. The next meeting will be “held Friday night at 7:30. Thursday week, February 27 at 1 p. m. a great agricultural rally will be held at the courthouse with Harry Kapps and W. B. Smith of Little Rock as speakers. A committee will be appointed for each school district in the county and the work will be made county-wide in cooperation with the organization at Foreman. The great campaign that is now on is to increase the wealth and income of the state. Mr. Cottrell said that ac cording to the program the income of each individual farmer could and would, if the plan was carried out, be increased ?300 per year. He has prac tical plans for bringing this about. There is not a fine spun theory about it, but bard practical facts that have been actually accomplished at other places. He says that cotton will al ways remain our great money crop, hut that success cermnds at least two money crops Cotton would be reduc ed automatically when another money crop was proven. He went into the hog industry with detailed plans for success. He discussed the peanut as o money crop and as a feed crop, llis great trump card was the velvet beaxi, which he would see planted in every acre of corn in the state. A crop, said he, that would be equivalent in feed value to 35 bushels of corn per acre, and one which would support the stock all winter, a crop better after frost than while green. A move will be started at once by business men through the club to secure seed and to spread the gospel of continued and in creased; prosperity. The new organization is a commer cial club with a great vision, one which does not chase after smockstacks, but rather to develop the great agrcultural wealth which is the true source of all wealth. It is a movement that is per manent and one which the whole coun ty will soon be behind. The great plan will be gradually unfolded as the in spiration spreads. Mill Find Markets. Harry Kapps discussed cooperation with the county agent. He also went into the marketing end of the proposi ASHDOWN’S CENSUS IS BEING TAKEN THIS WEEK City Council Taking Stops to Find if We May Become City of the Second Class. The Ashdown City Council has em ployed A. S. Fellows to take the census of Ashdown. Mr. Fellows is beginning his work this week, and will endeavor to make it as accurate as possible. He will need the cooperation of all in se curing this data. The city council is taking this step in order to determine whether we have population sufficient to be created into a city of the second class. A few years ago Ashdown be came a city of the second class By a legislative act, but later the supreme court ruled that a city could not be legally raised in that way. There are many advantages in being in that class. Ashdown has grown in population since the last census nearly ten years ago, but just what we have is merely guess work. We will soon be able to know just how big wre really are. -o Locke Love is confined to his bed with the flu. tion, which he said was now in opera tion by the government and under the direction of the county agent and J. H. Tull of the department. Hogs and all other products w'ould be assembled by the assistance of a man in each school district, whose job was to find out "who had surplus hogs or other products. The farmer would get all that there was in it as he should. Mr Briant said that the time had come when Ash down had to have a market here for all farm products, butter, eggs, poul try, etc., and that the organization meant to see that i: was brought about. He said that we now had no regular market for these things, and that the bankers, business men and others working through this organi zation were going to see that these conditions w7ere changed. GERMANY ADEPTS TERMS OF ARMiSTiGE Release of German Prisoners, Marine ami Relations With Occupied Ter ritory Subjects of Note. Paris, Feb. 17.—Marshal Foch this afternoon Informed the Supreme coun cil of the acceptance by the Germans of the conditions for a renewal of the armistice. Two notes were handed to Marshal Foch by Mathias Erzberger when the renewal of the armistice was taken up at Treves. One concerned the employ ment of the German mercantile ma rine for various purposes, while the other contained several requests, in cluding the release of German prison ers and the maintenance of economic intercourse between Germany and oc cupied German territories. !The official statement on the meet ing of the Supreme War Council say3: “The Supreme War Council met today at the Quai d’ Orsay from 3 to 5 p. m. Marshal Foch informed the ministers of the allied and associat ed powers of the acceptance by the Germans of the conditions for the re newal of the armistice. “The next meeting will take place tomorrow at 2 p. m., when the Serbian delegation will be heard.” -o LITTLE RIVER PEOPLE WEI) j Ogden and Wilton Young People Wed at Texarkana Last Week. i Texarkana, Feb. 15.—Jas. G. Good | man, 23, and Miss Bertha Smithson, 19, ; of Ogden, secured a marriage license [ yesterday afternoon. The marriage j was to take place at Ogden this after noon. Frank Mewhinney, 21, and Miss Etta [ Andrews , 25, were issued a marriage license this morning. They were both. 1 from Wilton. They were united in marriage this evening at the home of R. G. Leveratt, Ninth street and Grand avenue, Elder J. E. Westbrook, officit ing. PHONE Clyde Head For Demonstration Dodge Brothers Motor Cars Phone 141 WHAT IS A BANK? A bank is much more than herely a safe place for keeping funds, for handling checks, for collecting drafts, etc. A bank should be regarded as the intimate helper, adviser and friend of| the customer; ever ready to cooperate in every proper way, to extend neces sary accommodation as required, and to protect his interest in every way that lies within its pow er. This is the kind of service that we endeavor to render; and we invite you to make your connec tion with us with such service in view. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDOWN, ABX.