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T-V Ifl^g LITTLE RIVER BILLS IN ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE Representative Anderson Gets all His laical Hills on the Calendar First of Week. A number o£ Little River County bills aie before the legislature, which is in special session this week, Rep resentative T. T, C. Anderson having gotton most of his bills on the calen dar the first day of the session. The special bills are as follows: House Bill No. 3—Anderson — To confirm Road District No. 6, Little River county; read' twice. House Bill No. 4—Anderson—To or ganize Richmond Road District No, 3, Little River county; read twice House Bill No. 5—Anderson — To create lepair and extend district of Road Improvement District No. I, Lit tle River county; read twice. House Bill No. 6—Anderson—To or ganize iJoad Improvement District No, 9, of Little River county; read twice. House Bill No. 7—Anderson — To raLfy organization of Road Improve ment No. 2, Little River county; read tw»ee. House Bill No. 8—And'erson—To dis solve School District No, 6 and to an nex certain territory to the district of Ashdown; read twice. Senate Bill No. 22—Latimer—Vali dr • assessments in Road District No. 5 has been reported as passed. House Bill No, 7 ratifying the or ganization of Road Improvement Dis tr ? has been reported as passed. -o NEW CONFIDENCE GAME To 'tli Nays Bogus Officer “RecrnJted” Him Then Borrowed $15. Texarkana, Jan. 27.—A young white man, a stranger here, was arrested to tfay on a federal warrant and placed in jail on a charge of impersonating a maiine recruiting officer. - His name is given in the warrant as William Leges, alias Ray Mercer, and his home is said to be somewhere in Louisiana. It is alleged that he enlisted a coun try youth, yesterday and then proceed ed to borrow $15 from him, all the money he had. He will be given a hearing before Commissioner Turren tine Thursday. • WOULD SPEND MILLION TO TEST FOR OIL HERE Local Oil Man Says That all That Is >eeded for Extensive Develop ments are Leases, O. H. Flanders of Ashdown, who has probably done as much toward the development of the oil proposition as any other man, states that he has in terested some big people in the local Held and that he now only awaits leases to begin extensive develop ments, Mr. Flanders is the man who had the well drilled at White Cliffs. He has never lost faith 'in the field and has been working to bring about a thorough test. He also, was active in drilling the well north of Wilton. Mr, Flanders states that he has in terested the Standard Oil Company, White Brothers, and the Sincleair Co. in the field, and that they will begin (to drill wells in the county as soon as a sufficient number of leases are ob tained, and will spend as high as one million dollars to give it a thorough test, and sink a large number of test wells. A geologist will be here in a short time and go over the field, Mr. Flanders will endeavor to obtain the leases, but nothing can be done unless leases are obtained. It is a wide open proposition and means a real test. _rt_ • HOT AIK AVIATOR Dnnvs Hocus Check on the Govern ment for Meal. Mena, Jan. 27.—A tramp, who claim ed to be pilot of an airplane in gov ernment service, and whose machine, he said, had landed “just over the hill” stopped at the Fin Lane home near Potter and secured’ a square meal. In payment he gave an order on the post * master at Mena for $1. The fraud was discovered when the order was pre sented to Postmaster Allen. -o The Methodist laa'ies will have a food sale Saturday afternoon at the Ashdown Hardware Company store. Phone your orders to Mrs. C, L. Briant. IT IS BAD BUSINESS ~ to borrow money to buy diamonds, automobiles, speculative stocks and many other non-essentials that neither pay dividends nor in crease your earning capacity. That policy will put your name in the “society column’’—also in the Sheriff’s foreeclosure column—of the newspapers. It Is Good Business to borrow money to pay off a vendor’s lien or other incumbranct bearing a high rate of interest; to clear land, stock the farm. im prove tb; home and increase the productiveness and desirability of your holdings, or to make investments that are sound and profitable. A mortgage for such purposes is neither dangerous nor dishonorable. The biggest part of the world s business is done on the credit. If you want to put some money to work for you, see, H. L.TOLAND First National Bank Bldg. Ashdown, Ark. Credit Is Confidence When you purchase an article in a store or create a debt of any kind, it is assumed on the part of the creditor that the bill will be paid when presented. This is the confidence that the creditor has in the party assuming the debt$>. It is both bad for business and bad for the debtor to betray that confidence. Prompt payment of bills helps business, and incidentally establishes a credit standing in the community for the man or woman who appreciates the privilege and convenience of a charge account. And, if you pay your bills with a check drawn on this bank you'll have an indis* putable receipt that the account is paid. ARKANSAS STATE BANK ASHDOWN, ARKANSAS No Rod Tapo--Wo Do or Wo Don’t I t ■' • Y. M. C, A. OFFICIAL WAS ASHDOWN VISITOR TUES (', Frank Angell uf the JnteriMitioiuil Committee Was in Ashdown in | * Conference with Members. — Mr, ('. Frank Angell of the Interna tional Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association, New York City, was in Ashdown Tuesday and met with the County Committee at the of-1 fice of the County Secretary. Mr. Angell brought a very favorable j report of the work throughout the' United States, stating that there were more counties organized in the last two years than in all the previous his tory of the County Y, M. C. A There are now one hundred and seventy three organized counties and twenty eight counties in process of organiza tion, representing work in forty states, j The present prospect is that there will be over five hundred counties organi zed within the next live years. Those present at the meeting were Rev. Howell, Mr. Covington and J, C. * Mitchellmore of Foreman; A.T. Hemp phill of Richmond*; Rev. J. P. Garrett, N. C, McCrary, George Briant, Clifford Locke, of Ashdown; G. G. Gross. State County Secretary of Little Rock. -o PICTURES ON GOOD ROADS Local Theater Presents Good Roads Views on Screen. The Royal Theater has secured a number of pictures that are being shown on their screen, which are very interesting and instructive in the way of good roads and highways. These pietues show the advantages of good, roads to the farmer in getting his daily mail, and also for sending in his milk butter, eggs and prooV.ee to the city markets. It shows what the loads have done for the rural com munities in the way of getting better education and better marketing of their crops. These features are fur nished by the Ford Motor Company, and by the White Motor Company, and of course it shows the fliyer in every action. The first of these series was shown last Friday night. -o———— OFFICER AFTER MAKE” Dealers at Idabel are Hard Hit—Some Are Closed Up. '—. Idabel, Jan, 28.—Enforcement offic ers dropped' into Idabel Tuesday after noon and closed three places of busi ness, the Piedmont Cafe, White House Grocery and the Kilgore's Meat Mar ket and Grocery. The charge is sell ing “Jake.” The "Jake” proposition has been giving the officers trouble far some time and they have been watching, iry;ng to locate it for several months. Some time ago the White House Gro cery was searched by 'he officers but they failed to find the goods. The of hcere claim they nave a dead open case this time and that the law will be enforced, Paul Phillips, Jr. Died Friday Afternoon at Two While going to press Friday after noon the News learned that Paul Phil lips, Jr. the young son of Dr. and Mrs P H. Phillips, had died, The deatn occurred at about 2 o’clock Friday af ternoon. He had been ill for several days and his death was expected'. It is a shock to the friends and relatives ! The whole town sympathizes with the parents in the loss of their only child. The funeral arrangements of course had not been discussed at this hour, —--o ; POWER SURVEY STARTED Construction of Hydro Electric Plant at Glen wood is Proposed. Glenwood, Jan. 20, — Preliminary surveys of the Caddo river are being made by the Burnham Engineering Company of Glenwood to determine the horsepower that can be developed by a hydro electric plant. Kansas City Tulsa and Memphis capitalists, who have invosipp.ted the situation, are said to be ready to invest a quarter of a million dollars if surveys conform the fi st estimate. The Caddo river, a swift and year Tound stream heading in the moun tains. which present possibilities fir economical construction of a dam and power plant. Tentative plans embrace a five-mile shore line lake in connec tion with the power plantV^12*' Ogden High School Pupils Will Attend the Ashdown Public School Next Week Arrangements have been made withj the Ashdown School Board and the Superintendent of the Schools, D, P. Holmes, for the Ogden high school pupils to attend the Ashdown High school for the remainder of this, school year. The Ogden pupils will be brought to Ashdown every day by automobile and return the same way to their homes. The cause of this change by made by the serious illness of Prof. Pounders, the principal of the Ogden school. Mr. Pounders is suffering from a stroke of paralysis and it is understood that he will be un able to continue his work in that school. And through co-operation with both, the school board and superin tendent, the Ogden pupils will be able to continue their work. Another teacher, Mrs, Grover Cobb, has been employed to help with*the school work. The Ogden pupils will enter school Monday morning. -o ONE WAY TO GET BOOZE Il' You Want a Good Drink of Liquor Take the “Flu.” Oklahoma City, Jan, 26.—Persons suffering from influenza may obtain whiskey through the City Health De partment from the federal supply, un der a permit issued today by Huber L. Bolen, United States revenue col lector, -o CARAWAY HERE Congressman Carraway is Candidate for United States Senate. Congresman T. ..H, Carraway of Jonesboro, who is a candidate for the United States Senate against Sen. W. F. Kirby, was in Ashdown Thursday meeting with the people and present ing his claims, Mr. Carraway is one of the strong men in the lower house of congress from this state. He is still in his prime and is known as one of the best campaigners in the state. He is a very pleasant gentleman to meet and will draw a strong support in this county. --o TEACH HOME ECONOMICS Night School Will he Taught all Over the State of Arkansas. Fayetteville, JAn .27.—(Special) — The training in home economics now being given over the state in night schools is arousing an active interest in Arkansas in favor of the bill now before Congress to allow more money for homo economic work in the state, says Miss Stella Palmer, head of the department of home economics of the University of Arkansas. Miss Palmer recently returned from a tour of the state inspecting the schools where vo cational work in home economics is being given. According to the pre sent law, appropriation Is based on ur ban population, but since Arkansas’ population is principally rural it is felt that such an arrangement is un f*:r and that tha oasis Bhould bo the general population -o DUTCH LOYAL TO GERMANY ' ' Kaiser Will Be Held lu Holland and Will Not Face Trial. London, Jan. 23.—Holland's reply to the entente demand for the extradit ion of Emperor William declares that she cannot be bound by the peace treaty, to which she is not a party. Neither the Dutch constitution nor tradition permit of her acceding to the demand of the allied powers, the note sets forth. The national honor, the reply declares, does not permit the betrayal of the confidence of those who entrusted themseves to Holland ami' her free institutions. ” Faria, Jan, 23—The reply of the Dutch government to the note of the supreme council demanding the ex tradition of the former German em peror was received .in Paris today, and deciphered at the Dutch legation. In advance of the revelation of the contents, it was believed the Nether lands government had refused a com ply with th® allied demands, as it was thought in diplomatic quarters that in case the authorities at the Hague were seriously considering delivering over the former German ruler they woud have required further time tp weigh ASKS THAT GOVERNMENT KEEP THE RAILROADS Earn ers, A. F. of L., and Fonr Broth erhoods Want Itailronds to Remain Controlled In Government. Washington, dan. 28.—Continuance of government control of the railroads, for at least two years, was asked cf President Wil«o;i again today by re-j presentatives of farmers' organiza-, tion. the American Federation of La bor and the four big brotherhoods, A large delegation, composed of many of rhe same persons who called at the White House Ihst December 17, went to the executive offices with a letter for the president. Sentiment in favor of government' operation, the letter said, had increas ed • during the six weeks since the ’ first request was mad'e "until we can accurately state that this is the pre ponderance desire of the farmers and of organized labor forces of most of the states of the Union.” The return of the roads, the letter declared would involve an increase in freight rates of 25 to ’ 40 per cent, ‘‘since an additional revenue of close to a billion dollars will be needed,” which would mean, it was ad'ded an increase in the cost of living, as esti mated by your director general of rail roads, of at least four billion dollars a year.” -o NEGROES IN DUMAS SURRENDER '• I'ree Blacks Involved in, Attack on Deputy Sheriff arc in JaiL Dumas, Jan. 26.—Two negroes in* volvcd in the forcible rescue of a ne gro prisoner from a deputy sheriff near here last Wednesday, which threatened to arouse race troubles, have surrendered and have been tak en to the county jail at Arkansas City, The neferoes are Will Kibbld and Man Kibble. A third member of ihe family, Edmond Kibble, is said to be hiding near “Niggertown.” a negro set'lenient 10 miles east of here. The negroes surrendered to Clay Cross, a white planter. The latter notified Sheriff Lacy at Arkansas City and a deputy took the negro to Arkansas City yesterday. John Williams, another member of the band, was captured Sunday. Wil liams is said to have taken Dock Kayes, the negro rescued* from Deputy Sheriff J. H. Breedlove, and three otner blacks, Angie Sharp. Ida Kib ble and Loyd Kibb-e .across the Ar kansas river in a boat following the trouble. Officers expect § to capture these negroes soon. LEGISLATURE IS RUNNING THROUGH BILLS ON ‘HIGH’ “Fourth Quarterly Conference” as Re ferred to is Turning: out the /Official Business. Little Rock, Jan. 27.— (Special) —« The extra session of the' legislature is at work. Many of the members face tiously refer to it as "the fourth quar terly conference,” cs it is the fourth session of the General Assembly in thirteen months. There was a spirited contest for the Speakership, made vacant by the adop tion of a resolution declaring C, P. Newton disqualified because of the fact that he is now holding a lucra tive position in the employ of the Fed eral Government. Joe Joiner of Col umbia county, was elected, having re ceived 48 votes, to 45 cast for Mr. Sul lenger of Mississippi county. ivir. Stevens of Columbia county, af ter the House was organized', offered a resolution to adjourn sine die, de claring that the people do not want this extra session, and declaring that “in a democracy like ours, a demo cracy of which we like to boast is by and all for the people, the only sane and rational course for us to pursue is to faithfully adhere to the rules pre scribed by them,” that, the sessions* ^ restricted to sixty days biennially. The resolution was lost by a vote of 17 to 61. Removal of Shaw. A resolution by Messrs. Goodwin and Copeland' was adopted approving the action of Gov. Brough in removing from office Thomas H. Shaw, State Mine Inspector, because the “acts of Mr, Shaw were unpatriotic and unbe coming in an official of the state, in that he failed to co-operate to the full est extent to relieve suffering humanr ity at the request of the governor." -o-- » Freight Wreck at Wilton Causes Several Hours Delay in Train Service A freight train on the Kansas City Southern was ditched Thursday night, three or four gravel cars leaving thd track, caused the delay of traffic on the load for several hours. No. 2, northbound passenger ,due here at 11:05 p. mp, was compelled to remain in Ashdown until early Friday morn ing. It went to the scene of the wreck and transferred passengers and mail with No. 1 southbound. ■--o The virtues that make one woman better than another, made Chairman Page the better wire. See "The Bet ter Wife.” at the Royal Tuesday, COTTON AND HOGS The farmer who grows ten acres of poor cotton and, at the end of year, owes it all for hogs and hominy does n’t put much money into the bank. The farmer who grows five acres of good cotton and raises corn and hogs to feed his family on the other five can, at the end of the year, bank his cotton money as clear profit. He’s the farmer the American Cotton Association stands for—the farmer this bank wants to do business with. The American Cotton Association encourages diver sified farming instead of the old all-cotton system, so that every cotton farm in the South may become self sustaining through the production each year of ample supplies of food and food crops. In the issue of The Country Gentleman dated Janu ary 31st, there i§ an article based on the policy of the American Cotton Association, in which every Southern farmer, merchant and banker will be interested. It is called “Cotton—and Hogs.” (Buy The Country Gentle man from any newsstand; 5 cents a copy. Or send $1 to the The Country Gentleman, Philadelphia, Pa., for a year's subscription; 52 big issues.) There are five other articles in the same publication about the new freedom of the cotton South, all of which you should read. Cotton—and Hogs will make money for all of us in the South—and will make every bank account fat.