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• \Ye Guarantee Totan Coffee ♦ ♦ If* Not Satisfactory, return ♦ <• Empty Can and We will Re ♦ fund Your Money. ♦ * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. * ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+*+++♦ Little River SEMI-WEEKLY News GRAVES & GRAVES, Editors. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919 VOLUME XXI. ♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦• * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ * The Cheapest and Best ♦ 4* Place In Town to Buy l'our ♦ + Groceries. ♦ 4* ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. * *•!• + *♦♦♦***♦♦• NUMBER 19. A PLAN TO HARKET HOGS SO-OPERATiVE Plan Worked Out by the Government and Organized Under the Demonstration Agent. County Demonstration agent George M. Johnston has worked out a plan by which the farmers can obtain the top market for hogs. Mr. Johnston ex plains the plan in an article below: “I am now listing hogs to be shipped co-operatively. Our marketing agent, Mr: 3. H. Tull, has shipped from Ar kansas already several cars of hogs at a cost of about one cent per pound. All these shipments have worked out with great satisfaction, the farmer getting better prices for his hogs. “Under this plan each man’s hogs are marked, so they sell on their own merits. Great numbers of cars of hogs have gone from southern farms this winter with entire satisfacton to all concerned. I am offering to all farm ers and stock men this plan of market ing tlyjir hogs through the Extension; Forces. When you get a hog ready for mar-[ ket that is the time to sell, to keep J longer you lose. Good hogs are now I bringing good prices. If you have a; few good hogs list them with me now ! or with any member of the County! Council of Agriculture. When a, car has | been listed I will set a day for ship- j ment and notify you of this date, at which time Mr. Tull, agent in market ing, will be present to assist with the weighing, marketing and shipping. “Push your hogs from now until the day to ship, which will be sometime in March, and lets send out some good ■cars of hogs under the cooperative plan. It is working in other counties, lets get it work ing here. “Very truly yours, “Geo. M. Johnston, County Agent.” County Council. The County Council of Agriculture of this county is composed of one man from every school district. The fol lowing is a complete list: District No. 1, J.A. Adkins, Foreman; district No. 2, V. P. Strawn, Winthrop; district No. 3, T. W. McCall, Wilton; district No. 4, W. W. Gardner, Rich mand; district No. 5, D. L. Baggarly, Ashdown; district No. 8, J. N. Phillips, Wilton; district No. 9, Henry Reed, Foreman; district No. 10, P. M. Wood, Ashdown, R.F.D.; district No. 11, John McClinton, Winthrop; district No. 12, rL. F. Wheelis, Winthrop; district No. ;13, P. F. Wright, Arkinda; district No. ,14, A. A. Reed, Allene; district No. 16, Joel Mills, Wilton; district No. 18. W. |D. Cotney, Foreman; district No. 19, U. Sc. Hogrefe, Winthrop; district No. 20, SR. iLi. Dawson, Arkinda; district No. «1, L. F. Williams, White Cliffs; dis trict No. 22, C. H. Retman, Arkinda; district No. 23, Pat Jennings, Fore man; district No. 25, P. B. Williams, Foreman; district No. 26, A. L. Fomby, Ashdown; district No. 27, W.'H. Allen, Arden; district No. 28, L. A. Simmons, jWiLL TEST P.CsaD TRACTOR ■ Judge McCord Will Have Demonstra I tlon Made Next Week of the Tractor and Grader. Judge P. M. McCord announces that a demonstration will be made next week of the Ruaiely tractor and road grader. His announcement follows: “We are going to put on a. demon stration with a 'Rumely tractor grader at and near Ashdown on the 24th, 25th and 26th of February, this being next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So those wishing io see the demonstration can and had better come Tuesday and Wednesday.—P. M. McCord.” -o WOULD HAVE GOV. MANSION 15111 Introduced to Appropriate Funds to Erect Home for Governor. Little Rock, Feb. 20.—(Special)— Should a bill introduced in the house yesterday by Representative Hallo way and McCulloch become a law, a handsome $25,000 mansion will be erected in the State Capitol grounds to be occupied by the Governor of the State. They argue that this would be a measure of economy since the state now appropriates $1000 a year for the rent of the dwelling occupied by the governor. -o MUCH CATTLE STEALING ' The Farmers «f Howard County are Losing Many Head of Cattle. i Nashville. Feb. 21.—Reports from Clerks, In the north part of Howard county, say that the thefts of cattle and hogs have been frequent in that community. Much stock has been stolen. City Marshal Charles Still ar rested Gilbert Leake and brought him here a few days ago, where h’e was placed in jail. Leake, who is charged with the stealing of a cow, was arrest ed at Eastland, Texas, where he is said to have gone, after selling the cow to the market at Dierks. Three other men have also been arrested, charged with cattle thefts. -o lights for mineral springs Nashville Company WUI Extend Lines to Mineral Springs. Nashville, Feb. 21.—Preparations are being made by the Nashville Light Company to extend its line to Mineral Springs and furnish that town with electric current. It is expected that work will begin on the extension soon. -o A company is meing organized at' T ormott for the purpose of erecting a flour mill. Wilton R. F. D.; district No. 29, Roy Budd, Ogden; district No. 30, J. D. Brazil, Csrro Gordo; Ashdown Special, J. A. McDonald, ,T. G. Sanderson. BANK 3Y MAIL 023 TELEPHONE This is to remind our out-of-town patrons that they need never hesitate about using the mails or telephone in transacting their business. When it is inconvenient for you to come in, write or phone. You can make deposits by mail — if currency is included register your letter. If you want information regarding your ac count or -a draft, telephone and we will take care of you. We have saved our patrons much time and trouble with this service. Take advantage of it. ARKANSAS STATE BANK Ashdown, Arkansas FOREIGN SECRETARY CON TROLS ARMISTICE MISSION Blames Prince Maximilian of Baden for Approaching Entente on Peace Terms of Armestlce. Basle, Fob. 19.—The German armis tice commission will in the future be ! under the control of the foreign office, (according to unofficial dispatches re ceived here today from Berlin. Foreign Secretary Brockdorg will reserve to himself supreme direction of the pourparlers. Erzberger Replies. Weimar, Feb. 19.—Replying to the bitter personal attack made on him by Delegate Vogler, of the German peoples party, Mathias Erzberger, German armistice commission mem ber, told the house today that it was Prince Maximilian of Baden who had approached the entente, because of ; the iron compulsion of the military j command, for peace, and that it was Field Marshal von Hindenburg who demanded and authorized the signing of the first terms of the armistice. Ex-Kaiser Is Blamed. Basel, Feb. 19.—At a general meet ing of the German peasants’ union held at Berlin on Tuesday, the presi dent of the organization declared in an address that the former emperor was to be blamed for having delayed too long the drawing of the sword, and that his weakness caused the rise of socialism, according to a Berlin dis patch received here today. He said that British money fostered disaffection in the German navy, and had led to the military collapse in No vember. All of the speakers, Is is said, as serted the peasants’ union to be loyal to the monarchists’ movement. Wont .Join the League. Berlin, Feb. 19.—The project for a League of Nations, which has been | placed beiore the Paris peace confer- j ence, has evoked sharp criticism in the German press generally. There are even demands made by j some of the newspapers that Germany: refuse to have anything to do with the league. -o GRAIN COMPANY HELLS Ashdown Grain Company Purchased from 11. M. Price by Cobb Bros. A business deal was consumated this week whereby R. M. Price sold the Ashdown Grain Company to G. C. and J. B. Cobb. The style of the Arm has been changed to Cobb Grain Com pany. They will continue to do busi ness in the warehouse of the company on the Frisco tracks. Jake Cobb, the junior member of the firm, will be in active charge of the business. I Mr. Price will rest for awhile before' entering other business. This is the’ oldest and one of the most successful commission firms in this city, doing a large business in wholesale grain, flour and feed. -o LITERARY SOCIETY TO MEET The Wilsonian Literary Society of i the Ashdown High school will meetj February 26th, and render the follow ing program: Answer roll call with quotations from the bible. Story of Joseph, Se well Winkler: piano solo, Mary To land; Story of Moses, Milton Beck; vocal duet, Nell Kolb and Nita Wim berly: The Bible in the School, Jim mie Cummins; Life of Daniel, Tommye Cobb; song by society; The minutes. The Wilsonian Literary Society was called to order by the president. After the roll call and reading of the minut es a very interesting program was ren dered. A motion was made and car ried that the members address the chair as soon as they rise, and that the president recognize them. As1 there was no further business the soc iety adjourned to meet again Febru ary 26. , Notes of society; The Wilsonian Literary Society fail ed to print ^he news of its meeting February 12 ’lecause of the illness of the chairman of the reporters commit tee. We were glad to have with us at j the last meeting Mlf|. Will Bishop and | at the proceeding Meeting Mrs. A. D. DuLaney and Miss jWillie Fenton. All visitors are welcomed, especially the parents and relatives of the mem-: bers. | FATHERS AN' SON MEET ING A GREAT SUCCESS Richmond Citizens Held Fathers and ,Son Program; tleiidld Program Was Renderi d; Lunclieon. Richmond, Feb. “Fathers and Son mond, under the was a big succesi gram consisting of of the occasion and . - - (Special,) —The meeiing at R.ich unty Y. M. C. A. A splendid pro music and talks by local people was i lie of the features die following is the program which wa i rendered, follow ing the luncheon, vhich consisted of an abundance of sandwiches, cake, chocolate and coffle. The program follows: I Devotional talk Lnd prayer, I. W. Holmes. | Music, "Star Spangled Banner.” What the Fathers and Community owe to the boys, A. T. Hemphill. Music. Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Goff. What the boy owps his father and community, Jack Bush. Reading, “Father (and Son Part ners”, Henry Smith, Charlie Smith, Will Locke, John Clardy, Aubry Smith, John Patterson, Few Holmes, Edgar Patterson, Jas. R. Rhodes. The State older boys conference and the things that impressed me, Howard Hemphill. <■ Quartette, Miss Lula Lewis, Jim Hemphill, Miss Willie Lewis, J. K. Rhodes. How the mothers pf (Richmond feel about this specialized work for men and boys, Mrs. W. W. Gardner. How the girls view this work for men and boys, Mildred Baily. How our boys view this work, Few Holmes. Music, Misses Sykes and Rhodes. How our returned soldiers can help, Joe Wilson. Our all around responsibilities, will we accept the challenge? Rev. J. R.. Rhodes. Music, Miss Winnie Perry. Response by W. G. Escott, Y. M. C. A. secretary. ( Close, “Bless Be the Tiff.” The entire program was fine and well rendered, and we are sorry we cannot give our readers a, reproduction in full. Reading by Miss Itailey. The following is the paper read by Miss Mildred Bailey on the subject, “How the Girls view this work for men and boys:” 'The girls and young ladies of the United States of ours are proud of the part the Y. M. C. A. has played in the great war, which has just closed. Yes, we are more than proud, we are in deed thankful for what it has done for our brothers and friends. Not only are we thankful for what it has done, but we are doubly greatful for what it [ is doing today. It’s mission in time of war was truly a great and beneficial one, but it's reconstructive work with the boys at home is even greater, if such be possible. We believe in the Y. M. C. A., be cause of what it stands—it’s physical, educational and moral lessons and training for the boys. When our soldier boys started for the camps, especially if there was any appreciable number traveling together they were accompanied by a Y. M. C. A. secretary. This secretary looked after the boys’ welfare while on the train and made him more at ease as soon as he landed at camps. It famished wholesome entertainment for the boys while in camps. Many a night has the soldier forgotton his loneless, even his homesickness while listening to the phonograph or playing billiards in the Y. M. C. A. hut. Many a boy has been lead to undertake a better life because of the influence and care of the Y. M. C. A. secretary. We love the Y. M. C. A. for it’s care in providing our boys with stationary with which to write to us at home. When our boys had made a forward drive and were miles ahead of the rest of the army, it was not long until the Y. M. C. A. secretaries were on the scene spreading good cheer and pass ing out stationary for the boys to write home. In fact I have not seen a letter from France that was not written on Y. M. C. A. stationary. In many instances the last man a soldier saw before he went “over the top” was a. Y. M. C. A. secretary as he passed him down a cup of hot coffee, and first man he met aftir. coming in for relief after a hard drive was this j same secretary ready with another cup of coffee and a sandwich. But it is not so much wka.t the Y. M.! (Continued on pa e 2) HOLDING COTTON SURPLUS It Is Estimated That 475,193 Bales Are Being Held by Farmers of Arkansas. Little Rock,’ Feb. 20.—Arkansas has 475,493 bales of cotton on hand not on the market, according to a report for the season from September 1, 1918 to February 14, 1919, compiled by the Arkansas Trade Commission. With cotton prices sho wing a: decline of 10 i cents a pound, or $50 a bale, since the beginning of the season, the cotton left over at this time represents a loss of $23,774,650 to the state. This is the largest amount of cotton ever held over in the state, in the recollection of “old timers.” W. S. Turner of the Ar kansas Cotton Trade Association says, It is due, he says, to the low price of cotton. -o TICK BILL PASSED IVIIl Appropriate $100,000 for Purpose of Aiding Tick Eradication. Little Rock, Feb. 20.—(Special.)—By a vote of 68 to 14 yesterday the House passed the Cazort bill to appropriate $100,000 for the purpose of aiding in j tick eradication and in the prevention of infestation. An amendment by Mr. Smith of Hot Springs county to reduce the appropriation to $50,000 was voted down. For every dollar from the state the United States government will put up two dollars. ! REMODELING COAC HES M., D. & G. Coaches are Being Be modeled at Little ltock. Nashville, Feb. 21.—The remodeling of the passenger coaches of the Mem phis, Dallas and Gulf railroad is in progress. The cars are being recon-i structed into practically new cars.i Most of the work is being done at the Missouri Pacific shops at North Little Rock. f TO LAUNCH GREAT HOTE KEHT THURSDAY P. M. Free Hot Lunch Served, Prominent Speakers—Hove for a Greater, Prosperous County. The great movement for a greater and a more permanent prosperity for Little River county will be launched Thursday afternoon at the courthouse at a great popular mass meeting of farmers and business men. White and colored are urged to attend. There will he a free hot lunch served at 12:30. Immediately following this wilt be speeches by the following, who will lay out the program. , R. E. Waite, president of the State i Bankers’ Association, of Little Rock; W. B. Smith, prominent Little Rock attorney and president of the Profit able Farming Bureau of Little Rock Chamber of Commerce; Harry Kapp. district agent. They will outline the practical pro gram laid down by H. C. Cottrell, the noted farmer and agriculturist of the Board of Commerce, who is heading the great movement. The bankers, business men and professional men of the state are behind the movement, with their time and money. All are out for a greater and a continuos pros perity by practical and not theoretical means. The mark set for the cam paign the first year is to increase the income of each home on an average of $300 this year. These men will tell you in a simple, practical way how it may be done. All business houses will remain, closed from 12 to 2:30.‘Let's make it a historical day. You can well af ford to spare the time. The program to be laid down to pre vent a meat and feed shortage and to make you more prosperous will be so simple and 30 practical that you will be surprised; it will be so logical that you will be inspired and enthused. Attend this get-togther meeting. Dodge Brothers’ MOTOR • Clyde Head Associate Dealer for Little River County Phone 141 for Demonstration 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. I FIRST NATIONAL BANK ASHDOWN, ABE.