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RETURNS FROM COUNTY
SCHOOL ELECTIONS JteturiiM on County li<»jir,| Education Not Complete; K,.« districts Still Out. County ( lork It. Huddleston lias received the Kreale. P of the re_ turns from the sch .lections from over the county. W hi!.. ,he' returns are not complete th >.tricts yet to report will not mat j,. y change the results with referen. ■ „ the County Board of Education There may be a change in at least two of the board members as Indicat'd on the face of the returns, the three receiving the highest number of votes seeming to have a lead that will not lie overcome. Generally the districts have voted for a 12-mill tax with one or two exceptions. The vote on the candidates for the County Board of Education follows: C. H, Park. Ashdown 572; I. W. Holmesfi ^Richmond'. 5:16;. F. M. Davis, Foreman. 439; R. T. Sessions, Win throp. 397; D. C. Cobh, Wades Chapel, 395; W. W. Gnrdn. Richmond, 391; T. B. Cook. Ashdown. :.S3: J. H. Bark man. Wilton. 164; Frank Horner, Fore man. 83 ;| W. H. Howell. Foreman. 82; T. E. Cannon. Foreman 51; J. J. Taffe, Foreman, 50; H. C Hodges, Arden. 1; Jesse George, Foreman, 1; R. E. Bow' les. Foreman, 1; Grant Scott, 1. Some of those receiving a small vote were not on the the ticket, the vote being complimentary. The five receiving the higher num ber of votes on complete returns will be declared elected The one receiving the highest number of votes will serve five years, the next 4, and on down the line to one year. Clerk Huddleston urges that all returns be sent in at once as they must 1 be canvassed before June 1st. ■o Beath at Mineral Spring’s. Mrs Josie Cowling died at Mineral Springs Saturday from an injury re ceived three days before on the M., D. and G. railroad by a sudden start1 of the train. Mrs. Cowling was a cousin of Dr. A. B Bishop. She was horn and reared at Mineral Springs and war 70 years nf age. She leaves one daughter and four sons. Red River Water Has Reached its Crest at Last The river news Friday morning was most encouraging, Red River at Ar thur City had' fallen four feet in the past 24 hours and was at an 18 foot stage. The rise at Index for the 24 hours preceeding was only .2, indlcait- | ing that the river would be on a stand , Friday. The stage Friday morning1! at this point was 27.6. Little River was i also reported to be falling rapidly, i The M. I) & G., which has not been I i able to cross since the first rise, will probably make the trip today with a work train. vlAl.nS FOUND MONEY R rot her of Dead Bank Robber Sues Finder of $180 at Mena. Mena, May 17.—Suit to recover $180 found by Deputy Sheriff James Swig er more than two years ago was brought by Bote Carden ,a brother of Julius Carden, who was tried and con victed of the robbery at the bank of Glenwood in 1917. The authorities contended the money was part of the loot from the bank robbery, while Carden insists it was his brother’s per sonal property. Justice Sam Smith has taken the case under advisement. Julius Carden was killed two years ago while attempting to escape from the state penitentiary. -o COTTON BULLETINS Bulletins on Cotton Browing May be Had from University. Fayetteville, May 20.—(Special) — A report of the work with cotton var- • ieties in 1919, conducted cooperatively by the Experiment Station, University of Arkansas. County Agents of the Agricultural division and reliable farmers, is maa'e in bulletin No. 1(16 of the Agricultural Experiment Stat ion, which has recently been issued. The work consisted of three tests of 25 standard varieties, one test of dif ferent strains of standard varieties, and four tests of eight standard vari eties. The report is made by Martin Nelson, agronomist, and Edgar A. hod son, assistant agronomit. IT IS BADBUSINESS 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 incumbrance 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. TOL AND First National Hunk Bldg. Ashdown, Ark, HERE YOU RECEIVE IT IN THE FULLEST ME A S U R E Making It Easy to Bank For your own protection you should bank all checks given you by others with in at least 48-hours after their receipt. If you And it inconvenient to come to the bank, mail such, checks to us for deposit. Our bank-by-mail service is absolutely safe and w ill save your time and protect your interests. ARKANSAS STATEBANK “Ho Red Tape--We Do or Wo DonT’ HIGH PRICES SEEM TO HAVE STARTED DOWH I’rloes Seem to lie Pulling Oft' In all Sections oi the ( nited States; Ootid News for All. Chicago, May lit.—Reports of price cutting in wearing apparel continued j to sweep the country today. Owners ! of department stores in various parts | of the country announced reductions | ranging from 20 to 50 per cent. The price of shoes was rope rted in |. some quarters to have hem cut one; fity, while a read'y-to-wear establish- j ment in Omaha announced a slashing of 30 to 50 per cent below the market price. The dentists also have steppe^ into the procession in Omaha. Silk shirts and men’s suit and shoes were reported to have suffered radical cuts in Indiana. A reduction of 20 per cent in prices of nearly all goods was announced by a large down town department store in Youngstown, Ohio. A report from the Pac ific coast said that retailers of California, have an nounced general reductions on silk good's from 20 to 25 per cent, While El Paso, Texas, sent word that 33 1-3 per cent had been taken off the price* of staple shoes and 25 per cent cut off the price of clothing. Falling in,.St. Louis. St. Louis, May 19.—'.Reduction in prices of clothing of from 15 to 35 per cent were announced by three of the larger department stores here today. Several clothing stores announced a 33 1-3 per cent reduction in the price of suits Silk Shirts Cheaper Indianapolis, May 19.—Silk shirts and suit for men are the first articles of clothing to suffer radical price re duction in Indiana. 20 l’er Cent Cut Youngstown, O, May 19.—A reduct ion of 20 per cent in prices of nearly all goods was announced tod'ay by one of the largest downtown departmen | stores Autos and Dental Work. Omaha, May 19.—Dealers in automo biles- and dentists today announced material reductions in their prices, | while among the larger department \ stores, all but one had placed on sale \ their entire stock, or a greater portion of their stocks, at discounts ranging from 20 to 50 per cent. Several shoe dealers also announced discounts. Even to Millinery. St. Paul, May 19.—Marked' price re ductions w-ere announced today by several St. Paul business establish ments. A wholesale millinery concern, the largest in the northwest, announced it would open its doors to retail trade and dispose of a $1,300,000 stock at prices fifty per cent or more below prevailing prices. Boston Falls into Line. Boston, May 19.—Price reductions of 15 to 50 per cent were advertised today by various retail stores. Most of the reductions were In clothing, but one large department store announced also a reduction of twenty-five per cent in cotton, blankets, linens and other goods. A store specializing in women’s clothing displayed window cards pro claiming that everything was cut one half In price. 20 Per Cent Cat. Concordia, Kans., May 19.—A local department store, holding one of the largest stocks of goods in north cen tral Kansas, has announced a 20 per cent cut in the price of everything In the store. Food Prices Unaffected. Miami, Okla.. May 19.—Miami mer chants followed the lead in price cut ting when today they announced de duction of about twenty per cent on women's clothing and shoes. Food I prices tiro unaffected. Candidates for Governor Will Speak in Ashdown Smead Powell will speak in Ashdown next Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, • at the court house He is a candidate for governor Tom Terrall. secretary of state and also a candidate for governor, will speak In Ashdown and other points In this section on the following dates: Ashdown. Saturday, May 9. 8 p. m. Foreman. Saturday, May 29, 10 a m. Winthrop Saturday, May 29, 1 p m GOVERNOR BROUGH TELLS OF THE VALUE OF TOUR Me miters hi' I'roiitnblc harming I'urli Obtained Mneh Valuable Information. Liltl.- lto-k. \i:.y 1:* Tin • >■ fr<! , nun) (our uf Hi*- Arkiin m I • ■ Fnnning Ihireuu of tin- l.jt-i* m Board of ('ointncree v,a the , sticeessful of any fha* has h.-.-n h !-! Governor It rough said Iasi night return to tin- city The goveii forced to leave the partv at St l.i i to fill a speakitit i-iiiauicuu 1 h. returned last night. The governor -aid that for lm-i r era were five outstanding points In t! . information that he secured on the trip, as follows: 1. The great value of large farm implements in overcoming the labor shortage 2. The great possibilities of croea ing pure bred sires on scrub cows 3. The large prortrs that may b* obtained by intelligent DM Ol eon inercial fertilizers. 4. The neressity or pa tin making profits. 5. The great profits that accrue t< a large portion of the farmers of a state from a well-equipped agricultur al college and' experiment station. Only barge Implements I'sed, The governor said that the mem bers of the party seldom saw less than four horses pulling an implement Practically the only two-horse imple ments they saw In use were planters and usually these had a horse draw- \ ing a harrow Pitched behind ' the planter. At the famous farm corn-! munlty at Whiting, Iowa, every 200 acres has a tractor. The governor said that nearly every farm visited had a tractor in addition to horses. At the present price of gasoline and ker osene, the use of horses is cheaper than the use of a tractor, but the farmers keep their tractors for emergenej work. “Nearly all the farms visited' were comparatively small, ranging from 16tj to 320 acres and yet all arc using large implements," said the gowni' “They are using 15 and 2o-ioot bar rows with which one man can culti vate 4u acres a day. “With these large implements ti e farmers largely have solved 'lie trou blesome labor problem. They are paying laborers $90 a month with board, room, laundry and the upkeep of a horse which brings the laborers' pay to about $150 a month Paying such wages makes it necessary for the employer to use large implements if he hopes to make any profits " Receives Royal Welcome. Governor Brough said the party was royally welcomed everywhere by en thusiastic crowds and made a favor able impression, It was demonstrated at Ames and at the University of Missouri, the gov ernor said, that fotir pure bred cows and one pure bred sire is foundation for a profitable herd in ten years. It was shown by experiments that by crossing scrubs and pure bred cows in five generations a pure bred herd is secured. The party learned on the' trip, Gov Brough said, that Missouri spent five years making a soil survey of the state. The governor said that only a few Arkansas counties have made soil surveys. He favors a co-operative system between the| countries and the state for making a survey of all the comities. “We received many inquiries about Arkansas farms,” the governor said, “and the party gave out much valu able information about Arkansas, in addition to collecting much valuable information about the state we vis ited.” ■o THE FREIGHT JAM Reserve Rank Official Study the Credit Situation. Washington, May 18.—Progress in handling of the freight jam was re ported late today by the interstate commerce commission which announ ced late today by the interstate com merce commission which announced that the movement of empty box cars for grain loading had begun in large volume westward from New England1 and the Atlantic seaboard. Meanwhile, the federal reserve board met with its advisory council and reserve bank officials to discuss the freight blockade from another an gle. Primarily, the conference of bankers was aimed at the credit sit uation. Pioneer Citizen of Foreman Call bv Death Monday Foreman. May 21.— (Special I—One, of our oldest citizens, T. .1 Milford, j dcd at T-xarkana Monday where he h id Is-eii In a sanitarium for almost a iiioteh The remains were brought t i Foreman T-e das and funeral s«»r- , vi< ■ wa* <• n urted by It' ' W M Howell at tin residin'e of Mr and, Mr- Wash Yauger. after which the Mentis took charge and concluded v >1 their t»' .iitlful ceremony at the Uollarhide cemetery. Many benutiful Pore I < (fi ring' «Pre sent by the var ious lodges, and church of which of which he had been a devoted member., I». h. l.PWI**, Notary Public, Ash down. Arkansas. i - PKHHUtl.l ItMOWMIf I til Ire l amilj t<4 Menu Probably Lost In the Hi*d> >enr Thai Place. Mena. May-1!* Eugene Ford and1 family, consisting of six persons, for mer residents of Polk county, are all ‘ bcl eved to have perished In the terr, ble storm which killed slxty-one per sons at Peggs, Okla.. two weeks ago. Krastus Ford, father of Eugene. has received word the wife and youngest : child were victims of the storm and j having no word from the others be lieve they, too, are dead OIL HIM OVLKLIt, S1YS .SENATOR Now Ciigm the Store of Oil Near Clark 11 If. Clarksville, May 19.—OU ha* been discovered two miles east of Clarks ville on the 8, S. Park place. It was announced here this morning by Slate Senator Lee (azort. He said that there is 6ot> feet of oil in the test well started January 15, and that it is within 20 feet of the lop of the hole Senator t azort spent several hours at the well today The well is down 2,2«Ki feet, lb* neath the oil is about 1 5oo feet ot salt water. H C Heviek of Poteau, Okla.. the driller, ceased operations on March 301 when salt water was struck. It was decided to resume the drilling, and when Mr. SevUk start*11 work this morning he was surprised to find' oil almost at the top of the hole Senator t'usort said It is be lieved that the cap rook already has been struck A represntative of the company v.hich is sinking the well left tonight for Oklahoma to obtain casing for the hole. There Is only 400 feet of casing in the well. The hole will be baled out at once, and' after It Is cased. ef fort to bring It In will be made. The company which is drilling the well is composed of Senator Caxort G O. Patterson. M. Ward Dunlay, A N. Kiggin and others -o Heat and Hu mb Commencement. Little Kook. May 18—(Special The annual commencement of the school for the deaf is being held this afternoon. The commencement for the blind will be herd next Tuesday, with three literary and five industrial graduates PRICE REDUCTIONS ARE ON IN ASHDOWN TOO Wmw v1 Price ( titling Over Country Neetns to he Spreading and Intensify ing. The wave of price cutting, especially on clothing and dry good lines, which is taking place all over the United' States, seems to ho spreading and growing more intense. The merchants i- I * ., line jn Ashb'owji get into line from the very first, and since that nine i it move here has spread to still further reductions on clothing, dry goods and millinery The local peo ple are not sure that it means perma nent lower pirccs, but are willing to take a loss and bring about at least temporary relief. Should the move bring about a lowrer permanent level in the future no one will be better pleased than they. They also say that wholesalers have not reduced prices, and that a yet it is purely a move on the put. of the retailer. -o \*‘ws Makes “Bull.” Last Wednesday the News reported an interview with the geoligist of the Red River Valley Drilling and Leas ing company The main point stressed by the gentleman was that the com pany was in busines of developing and not lease peddling. The News machine dropped the word "not” and made the line read, "We are in the lease peddling business.” The absence of this little word ' not" escaped the eagle eye of the proof reader. o FDITOB FLEES TO KANSAS Escape* < an tempt (barge by Going to (governor Allen’s State. Green Forest, May 18.—Ben Free man. former editor of a Green Forest newspaper, is seeking protction un der the sheltering wings of G>ov. Henry J. Allen. He has left his Wife, five children and newspaper plant her., and fled to Kansas, according to information obtained here. Ex-Editor 1 re,'man who on more than on oc casion has had trouble with circuit judge- because of hi- alleged or would h heav\ edit, rial outburst, is tleeing from a citation issued more than two weeks ago by Judge J M, Jackson of I’hi'Iii s circuit court. t , ciiin is alleged to have penned a en.uirial apropos the action of Gov. All' u in refusing the honor Governor Brough s requisition for the return to Arkansas cf Kobert L. Hill, negro, al I 'f 'd ring leader of the Elaine insur r> i ti >n us who caused considerable bloodshed last October in Phillips county Freeman s editorial said that the negro could not get a fair trial in Phillip county because of preiurflce against negroes, and went a little fur ther by saying that he was well ac quainted with the presiding jurist, lodge Jackson, and knew he would not give the negroes Justice He com mended the Kanims governor for re fusing to grant the requisition -« Miss Lucy Furlow is expected home today from Hope where she has Just closed a successful school term of school as principal. We Want Your Banking Business Our methods ure modern onr system eftkTM our eourtevy pMxrklal our dhvrtoret* «*«i«mM** onr r rod ft extension ei|ult«l*l<. ^\lth such powerful evl'tlmr factors. yea «;ll thul "" aftiNation with the First National (tank » do. Ktrnble eon nee t Ion of mutual whuntwre and p|e«». Imr eo-operitflon.