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♦ We Guarantee Total Coffee * ♦ II Not Satisfactory, return + ♦ Empty Can and We will Ue ♦ fund Your Money. ♦ ♦ ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ♦+♦♦♦♦+♦++++♦ * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ * '1 lie Cheapest and Rest ♦ * Place in Town to Bay Your ♦ •I* Groceries. * ASHDOWN GROCERY CO. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ VOLUME XXI. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Wednesday, may 21, ms. NUMBER 43. 14 FROM TKIS COUNTY DIED IN THE SERVICE War Department Wants to Know If TlM^e Were Others Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice. The News has received a letter from Adjutant General :Lloyd England fur nishing a list of the Little River boys who have paid the supreme sacrifice In the service of their country, .and since full information is not available from the War Department, is desirous that our people furnish him with the names of any (jthers. The following communication is self explanatory: In view of the fact that the War De partment has been unable to date to furnish lists of men of this state who were killed in action or died in ser ylce, bounty officials and others vfere communicated with a view of obtain ing the names of all men who made the Supreme Sacrifice for their coun try and to enable the governor to pre sent to parents or nearest relatives a Memorial Certiflcat</|p honor of their departed heroes. The names of men who were killed ®ln action or died in the service of their “^country received from your county |to date to whose nearest of kin certi pjgflcates were furnished are as follows: r J Perry Tapp, Winthrop; Waymon SStalen, Ogden'; Grover Pipkin, Wilton; w l^enry C. Pauley, Cerro Gordo; Emory Nixon, Arden; David H. Null, Aiden; Pete Landers, Allene; Jesse C. Joyner, Ashdown; Wa3h ’Jackkson, Foreman; John Beasley, Foreman; Willie Chan cey, Wilton; Floyd B. Gunner, Fore man; Nicholas E. Brown, Arkinda; Frank Wilsie, Winthrop. May I ask you t6 give the subject matter of this leter publicity in your column, in order to enable us to reach those concerned who have as yet not received these Memorial Certificates? This pfflee desires to obtain the fol lowing information: Name of soldier. *!ank Cpmpany and Regiment. £>ate, place and cause of death. Name and place or residence of nearest of kin and relation to deceas ed. LLOYD ENGLAND, The Adjutant General. SCHOOL ELECTION Usual 10 Will Tax Toted In Ashdown Two Board Members Elected. The annual school election of the Ashdown Special School Qlstrlct was bel^ Saturday. The usual 10 mill tax was voted, the vote being .114 for and 6 against. H. H. Orton and O. Kolb were elect ed as members of me school board. Thev vote on board members was as follows: H‘. H. Orten 73, J. L. Martin 50, O. Kolt 84, W W. Buster ?7. -o Please Sign Article. All communications to the News must be signed. We will not print the names but must know who sends the articles in.—The Editor OLDER BOYS CONFERENCE Little River County Delegation Re turned Monday—Report Great Time. The Little River County delegates returned Monday morning from Hope after one of the most successful con ferences ever held In Arkansas. State Y. M. C. A. Secretary John L. Hunter and State Boys Work Secre tary Geo. W. Lewis, were also with the delegation arriving at Ashdown this morning and immediately on ar rival went to the Ashdown, school where Mr. Hunter addressed the Grammar and high school pupils in the school auditorium. Following this address several dele gates were called on for brief state ments. Joe Preddy a^nd Howard Hemphill who were elected by the LittleRiver delegates to, have charge of the ar rangements for a County Boys Con serene^ both spoke briefly telling of their interest in the far reaching im portance of, th'efee boys gathering ahd stating that they believed Little River County could have a conference equal to the district), conference and that they and all the delegates were ready to go to work to accomplish this. The chairman of the county Y, M. C. A. commitee, Mr. A. T. Hemphill, was present and on being called on for a talk stated that he was deeply im pressed with this part of the work for boys and that it was his opinion that the most skeptical would immediately become a most enthusiastic supporter if they could only attend one of these boys gatherings as it ties the boys up to church, school and home as in a most constructive and helpful manner. Briefly the conference committees reports showed that there were 197 delegates from 38 towns and schools in 12 counties in southwest Arkansas. Little River county had the banner delegation, with Ashdown the banner town. Howard-Hemphill of Richmond was unanimously elected as chairman of the southwestern conference. | Jjoe Preddy and Horace Hunter were selected to make talks leading the conference discussion. The eyes of the conference was on Little River County bunch and they received their full share of the honors and courtesies at the conference. The Hope people entertained the boys royally and all are loud in their praise of the city of Hope and its good people. CHANCERY COCBT Judge Jas. D. Shaver Convened Court In This City Monday. Chancellor Jas. D. Shaver convened Lhe iegular term of the Little River Chancery Court in this city Monday. The court will probably be in session two or throe days, after which the local bar and vising members plan to go on a fishing tj-ip. MESSAGE GLUE DOWN SOME MONEY Every now and then some startled human awak es to the tact that a large part of his money has gotten away from him as completely and myster iously as tljpugh It had taken wings and flown away. . '■ The ancients bad the same trouble. They in vented proverbs like “Riches have wings,’’ and that harsh but true saying about “A fool and his money,’’ and others, to express their disgust with the proneness of mpney to slip through one’s fingers. ) ' Millions of wise Americans are taking advan tage of the little stickers known as “Thrift Stamps”, to glue down their money so it can’t fly away. A little at a time soon grows big. Start with a stamp. , - ' ARKANSAS STATE BANK ASHDOWN, ARKANSAS A PEANUT CAMPAIGN TO COVER ENTIRE STATE i -- Ciinfpaig'ners Will Reach Ashdown Wednesday of This Week— Speak at 2 O’clock. 'Members of the University Exten sion C'ivision have completed a sche dule of meetings for a state wide cam paign* to encourage the raising ol peanuts, to be held this week* Meet ings will be held in every county in the state where conditions are consid ered favorable for the cutlure of pea nuts. There will be a meeting held at Ash down on Wednesday of this week, May 21. at 2 p. m. The speakers schedul ed to speak at the courthouse are Har ry F. Ka.pp, Jim G. Ferguson, G. M, Johnston and H. H. Orton. . This campaign is considered the most important of any that could be conducted at this time. The peanut has in the past few years become, an important staple crop, and now that the cotton oil mills in addition to the peanut mills are going into the crush ing of peanuts, the market on them will be more stable and sure than ever. It Is also an unexcelled feed and forage crop on the farm. o BED RIVER UP. Stood jit 22 Foot Stage at Index Mon day and Still Rising. Red River was reported at the 22 foot stage at Index Monday morning and still rising. Much of the water was head water. The Kiamish is re ported high. The danger stage at In dex is 27 feet. River men anticipate a bankfull river. V -o CLEAN UP ORDER. Tuesday, May 27th, 1919, has been set apart by the Mayor and town coun* cil of Ashdown, Arkansas as general clean up day, property owners will be expected otcut and remove all weeds and trash and wagons will be sent t oevery home in the city for cans and such other rubbish as may accumulate arouna me place. It is hoped that the residents of Ash down will not require the City Health Officer to take any drastic measures in order to get the town cleaned up. This order i3 made for the preserva tion of the health of the citizenship of Ashdown as well as its beauty. If after ten day3 the owners or per sons residing on proparty in Ashdown have not cut and removed the weeds, and removed the cans, trash and rub bish from the*property the City Health Officer is authorized by an ordinance of the city to declare you guilty of maintaining a nuisance and subject you to prosecution. We appreciate the co-operation of the citizenship of Asncown in former clean up orders and hope this will be the most successful clean up day Ash down has ever had in her history. Dated this May 18th, 1919. J. E. LOCKE, Mayor. -o For Miss Smith. Miss Inex Bullington entertained a number of friends at her home Satur day afternoon in honor of Miss Cora Smith, whose approaching marriage wa3 announced in a very novel and unique manner* Large hearts of card board had bean cut in various shapes, and when the guests had at last sue* ceeded in putting them together they read the following: ‘Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton G. Smith ^announce the ap proaching marriage of their daughter, Cora Everett, to Mr. Walter Matheny at their home in Camden, Ark., Tues day evening, June 24, 1919." The guests then enjoyed a very interesting and exciting game of hearts, in which Mrs. J. E. Locke won high score and was presented with a beautiful hunch of sweet peas.. Delicious refreshments consisting of ioe cream.and cake were served by the hostess. Each guest found on her plate the favor of the evening, g cluster of roses. B«y Scent Play Wednesday. The .local boy scout patrol of this city will kive a play at the school au ditorium next Wednesday night. It is a regular t>oy acout play with a most interesting plot. The boys have been working ha id on this play for several weeks and will be able to pre sent a good entertainment. These boys deserve th,. encouragement of the people of (Lite town, and they are going to be are Lely disappointed U they do not hays\\ food attoadaao* , 4. > * 7* '-t-i'i r k ‘ .1, SHOOTING ON PLANTA TION NEAR OGDEN Gun Duel Detween Two Negroes and Two White Men Saturday—One Negro Wounded. In a shooting affray Saturday morn ing between two negroes, John Collins and anotfier negro, and J. S. Watkins and lieonard Prather, white, at the farm which Mr. Watkins 'managers near Ogden, one negro, John Collins, was wounded with a load of small shot in the knee. The negroes were making a crop on the place; and it .seems there was some, trouble or dis cussion with regard to the mules. It was said that the negroes brought the mules in and turned them over stating that they were going to quit the crop. After this they went after their guns. As Collins was coming around a building to attack Watkins, Prather bred at him, hitting him in the knee. The other negro opened fire on Wat .kins, who returned the, fire. The negro ran. -o OGDEN NEWS 6gden, May 19.— (Special.)—The at mosphere for the last few days has informed us that the drowsy summer days of summer are approaching. Rev. Sellman of the Missionary Baptist Church of Texarkana preach ed a very interesting sermon at the school auditorium Sunday. All religious services are being held in the school auditorium on the ac count of the churches being demolish li ! h*ri tlfci Tr( u tre hn ri s,tf tb tb'€ e I er. i 11 Wi As. 1 thi to Mr 1 J. T. CORBETT KILLED BY TRAIN Former Ashdown Man Killed at San Antonio Saturday by Switch Engine. A telegram Saturday notified the family of J. T. Corbett, formerly of thus city, that he had been killed Sat urday morning on the San Antonio freight yards by a switch engine.,. No further particulars were given. The parties at San Antonio were instruct ed to send the body to Texarkana, where the burial was held Monday afternoon. The funeml was conduct ed from .the East Undertaking estab lishment, Rev. S. K. Burnett of this city conducting the service. Mr. Corbett is survived by four daughters, all of whom live at Ash down. They are Mrs. Clyde Briant, Mrs. A. D. DuLaney, Misses Juliett and Dorothy Corbett. -Mr. Corbett former ly lived at Ashdown and is well known and liked by the people here. He left last summer, after making a visit here, for New Mexico for the benefit of-hia OJ a a mium TO MAKE FIOME A FEES Italy Offers Compromise, But Wil son Insists On Jugo slavs’ Claims. Paris, May 17.—Members of the Italian peace delegation admited to night that Italy has given up hope of obtaining control of Fiume and has decided to accept the suggestion that it be made a free city under jurisdiction of the League of Na tions. Officials declared tonight that this was undoubtedly the greatest victory won by President Wilson since the beginning of the negotiations. However, although the Italians have announced themselves as satis fied with, the suggestion that Fiume be made a free city, the Big Four have not yet acted upon the plan. President Wilson, it is aid, i in f—FTTHT li'll !■ —■■■I II tc if pf be1 an \vl his. he ac be S;. se it V= ite | a aj Of A for ed 1 vaca M: turn acco wno was leaving ior scnooi. Mrs. W. S. Crouch entertained her Sunday School class Thursday night with a play party. The little folks enjoyed themselves hugely. Coke Edward Hull, Jr., is recovering from a serious illness of blood poison ing. Dr. and Mrs. P. H. Phillips and son passed through Ogden Saturday on their way home from Texarkana. Quite a number of young people enjoyed themselves on a moonlight picnic at the bridge on Red (River Sat urday night. Mrs. Duncan and son, Bryan, of Millwood, passed through here Mon day on their way to Texarkana. Dr. and Mrs. I. N. Hutt, Fred Hutt and Miss Gatha Hudgens were in Ash down Sunday afternoon. Lee L. Grimes who has recently been discharged from the army was here Friday night visiting friends. V. M. Crouch and family of Pine Prairie were here Sunday. The Ep worth Leaguers are antici pating jan ice cream social same time this week. Will H. Hooks who ha^>een with the submarine service was here Sun day1 visiting friends. . Rev. S. K. Burnett preached a good sermon, in the school auditorium, Sun-, day afternoon. Earl. Hankins returned Sunday from Hope where he attended the rally. -;—o John Walker Home. John Walker, spn of Mrs. W. E. Vaughan, of Richmond, returned home from France Sunday. He Went with the 20th Engineers early In the war andveaw much active service. The June examination will be held at the Court House, Thursday and Fri day, the 19th and 20th of June.—L. F. Wheelis, County Examiner. Elected In Hope School. Miss Lucy Furlow of this city has been re-elected as teacher in the schools at Hope for the next term. CONFIDENCE THE FOUNDATION OF BANKING. That day, ages ago, when one man de cided to trust his money into the keep ing of another, marked a great, for ward step in achievement. Today, the man who falls to avail him selfln the facilities offered by the mod ern bank, is placing upon himself the greatest handicap in the handling of hiB business affairs. All that a thoroughly modern banking institution can offer you, in Safety, Cooperation and Service is yours if you bank with us. FIRST NATIONAL BANK ' ' ASHDOWN, AM, .