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SEMI-WEEKLY
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VOLUME XXII.
ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIYER COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920.
NUMBER (JO.
BUSINESS REVIEW BY
A LOCAL BANKER
President of Arkansas State Bank
Gives His Views on Financial
Matters.
Commenting on the business situa
tion, Mr. A. E. Waters, president of
the Arkansas State Bank says:
“The newspapers repbrt the shut
ting down of several large industrial
plants.
“After careful investigation of the
situation we find that practically all of
the lines affected are over-stocked, due
directly to over-production.
“The three big industries in the shut
downs are said to be the American
Woolen Mills, the silk mills at Patter
son, N. J. and some of the largest shoe
factories in New England. Current
prices on these are so high that people
stopped buying. Merchants who had
been buying ahead therefore stopped
also. The inevitable result was over
supplies.
“Raw wool, silk and leather dropped
below prices ruling when finished
goods now on market were made up.
Retailers started cut price sales, begin
ning in Hie east and spreading rapidly
westward.
“We can view all this optimistically
because retailers are reducing their
stocks and for this reason will face the
fall season with a minimum of left
over stocks on hand
“Farms are rapidly absorbing labor
liberated by factory shut-downs and
the demand for credit will lessen as
the fall season advance?.
“Good authorities state that the fac
tory shut downs are for these reasons
not dangerous development and rather
than indicating business depressions,
the healthful sign.
“With favorable cotton weather for
the monlh of August a good cotton
crop will he assured for our county,
but we desire to Impress upon the
minds of our farmer customers and
friends the necessity of looking ahead
for their next feed stuff?, such as corn
and hay. as we believe it will cost more
next season than it has this.
"Tlie transportation I problem still
requires solution, hnl the people must
have food and cotton and other crops
will he moved.
“We can place our trust in the good,
common sense of the true American
people to carry the Nation safely
through the Critical situation of war
aftermath. It always has and always
will.”
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Agricultural Cl^ibs Ire
Hiding Rally in Midown
The agricultural club boys and
girls oi this county are enjoying a
rally in Ashdown this week. The ses
sion will close today. A feature of the
day Friday was a picnic dinner spread
on the court house lawn, and an auto
mobile ride late in the afternoon. The
county agents, Miss Gladys Norwood
and Geo. M. Johnston have charge of
the programs, and the boys and girls
are having a great time.
Foreman. Oil Company Hsfs
Been Incorporated
Foreman, July 30.—The bonye com
pany which has several thousand ac
res of leases in this vicinity Jias made
application to the Secret.arw' of State
for a charter to engage in t^e oil busi
ness in Little River county. The
company will be incorporated in the
name of the Foreman Oil Co., which
will have the same boaird of directors
that served with the Foreman Oil and
Development Company. The company
will be incorporated' with a capital
stock of $100,000. I
As soon as the charter is issued
they will elect officers and a manager
and will be ready to do business.
The home company has had opper
tunities to close up some nice drilling
■contracts, but preferred to wait until
the charter is granted before any con
tracts are made.
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SECOND GAME WAS CLOSE
Idaho! Forfeits Game in stii Inning
With Score I to ,1 in Her Favor.
The sectond game with IdabeL Tues
day was a close contest. Ashdown took
an early lead, which was held until
the 7th inning, when Idabel put over
two runs and the score was 5 to 4. The
visitors, left after the eighth inning to
catch a train thus forfeiting the game.
The batteries were: For Ashdown,
Helm and Ward law; for Idabel, War
s o and Laws on. R v, is [dab* l’s
one a nted pitcfl. }';• tossed a good
game with the exception of his wild
ness anJ did the heavi“ t hitting of his
team. Helm for the locals had plenty
ot stub hut was wild. It was an ■ ven
ly matched game with errors pretty
e'en on both sides The local- didn't
seem to piny up to tlieir best form, and
if some of their errors were costly the
same v.as true of the opposing team.
The lineup was.
Ashdown, Oliver 3b; Orrison, if:
O’Neal, ss; Cobb 3b; Wardlaw c:
Draper cf; Phillips rf; Collins 2b:
Helm p.
Idabel. Csyle, cf; Weatherly 2b;
Co ’le lb; Lawson c; Bross 3b: Taylor
If: Watson p; Sawyer ss; Wright rf.
Umpires, Lambright, None.
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>EW QCAKES ON (OAST
T.o> Angeles Experiences Two More
Slit* 1st Shooks.
Los Angeles. July 27.—An earth
quake lasting about two seconds was
felt here at 1:35 o’clock this after
noon. The shock* rattled tyiildings,
bet no damage wjfs reported. A sec
ond shock of about the same intensity
was felt at 2 p. m.
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>11:N A SHOWS A DECREASE
folk County Town. Shews a Decrease
of 512 People.
Washington, July 27.—The Census
Bureau today reported the population
of Mena, Ark., as 3,441. This is a loss
of f>12 or 13 per cent since 1310.
Why This Bank is Popu
lar Among the Farmers
Co-operation: We try to make farm
ers transactions with us profitable / to
them as well as to us.
Dependability: Those who look to us
regularly for support, get it. We keep
our promises.
Experience: We understand the farm
er’s problems. No long explanations
necessary when you transact business
here.
YOUR account invited.
ARKANSASSTATEBANK
“Mo Red Tape-We Do or Wo Don’t”
VOTERS REFUSE TO GET
EXCITED OVER POLITICS
Oil or Gus is (lit* Ony Thing That Will
Arkansas Citizens Worked up
at this Season.
(BY CLIO HARPER)
Little Rock, July 30.—(Special)—In
the midst of the political turmoil, state
and national, Arkansas refuses to be
come excited. Even with the election
less than three weeks off, baseball and
the prospects of oil and gas attract
more attention than the candidates for
office. It is probable, however , that
there is a much greater inierest among
the people than appears on the sur
face. The so-called silent vote is the
big factor in this campaign. Those
who are disposed to pick the winner
in advance may be looked upon with a
degree of suspicion as partisans.
There is a genuine excitement in the
state over the prospects of oil and gas.
Geologists and practical oil men agree
11! it l lilt; iifA» uig ui! lituu win uc
ed in Arkansas. The devolopments at
the Hunter and Constantine wells in
the southern part or the state seem to
justify this prediction. There are
more than 100 test wells being drilled
in about fifteen counties of the state.
The promoters of every one of them
are convinced that they have the real
.Using it would be indeed remarkable
if none of them should strike oil in
paying quantities and when oil has
bean struck as is the e; • at Hunter,
•til resulting boom - : 1 be th
over known in the - at i Ark-ansa.;.
Th ::e art two wells h ing drilled in
Pulaski comity ; nl others in prospect,
while icontraras have a: et for wells
hi the adjoinin:-- c-jnn-ie* of Saline, Hot
Springs, an?. Grant. The promoters
claim that all these prospects are “on
structure.’’ One of the 'Pulaski county
wells is now down P2«m1 feet in black
shale. More than $r>0.onri has been
; spent an this well and the promoters
are expecting a strike any day. White,
Cross. Clark. Sevier, Little River and
I even some of the Ozark counties have
©il prospects. All of these are wild cat
, territory, but much is expected of our
first proven territory, that i .• the vic
inity of Stephens.
Pleased Over Indent Hero.
The Democrats of Arkansas are
pleased that their ancient hero, Wil
; liani Jennings Bryan has refused the
crown offered him by the socalled Pro
hibition party. The great commoner
i thrice honored with the presidential
I nomination l-v the Democrats sti1! has
a host of friends and ulmivers in Ar
kansas. He is known personally to
thousands in this state and his demo
cracy has never been questioned. Had
he yielded fo the lure of n nomination
iby the party that can not hope to carry
[a single electro 1 vote, his popularity in
! the state would have sustained a sev
ere shock.
Crops Look Better.
{Reports from al! parts of the state
continue most favorable as to crop
conditions. There has been a very de
cided improvement during, the last few
weeks both in corn and cotton. Both
crops are overcoming the backward
ness which for a time seemed to threat
en them. It is now predicted that the
cotton crop will be one of the best we
have had in years, always taking into
consideration the possibility of early
frosts. However, the planter and the
merchants are more optimistic and
their good spirits are being felt
throughout the state in all business i
lines.
School Teachers Deserting.
School teachers have been deserting
the profession in large numbers be
cause of inadequate salaries. Those
who have gone into, other professions
are doing so well that they can not be
Induced to return. This is not sur
prising. Teachers as well as others i
must look out for themselves and
when the school revenues are insuffi-1
cient to provide a living salary, they |
can not be blamed for seeking isther
fields of endeavor. To overcome this
■tkrinkage in the profession the school i
revenues must be increased.
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POSTMASTERS WARNED
Ordered to Refrain from Taking Sides
In. Campaign.
Washington, July 27.—All postmas
T»-p and postal employes are warned |
o “refrain carefully from engaging
n pernicious political activity during
the pending political campaign,” In
in order issued today by Postmaster
Gleneral Rurleson.
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Read “Webster Man’s Man,” today.
TEXARKANA DISTRICT CON
FERENCE AT FOREMAN
Held Two Days’ Session in Foremai
This Week; About 100 Preachers i
and Delegates Attend.
1 Foreman, July 30.—The 18th an
nual session of the Texarkana Dis
trict conference of Methodist church
was in session in Foreman Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week, and the
town was filled with preachers and
delegates from various parts of the
district.
1 The business sessions were presid
ed over by the Presiding Elder, Rev.
J. L. Cannon.
The preachers and delegates began
to arrive Monday afternoon, and the
opening sermon was preached Mon
day night by Rev. A. T. Clanton, of
i Dierks.
| The business session convened at 8
I o'clock Tuesday morning, the opening
; ing lecture being delivered by Rev.
; Cannon. His talk was on raising the
1 moral standards and .deal of the coun
Dr. S. R, Twitty of Monticello,
| preached Tuesday morning at 11 o'
clock, and on Tuesday night Congress
, man Otis T. Wingo delivered an inter
I esting lecture on Christian leadership.
•Rev. C. X. Baker, oi Little Rock,
! Sunday school secretary, preached
Wednesday at 11.
1 The sessions wore closed Wedn.s
day night with a Sun.day Bel. mi con
ference: which was count'd-d by Rev.
J. P. Simmons, of Stamps, former su
perintendent of tii. For man High
, School;
The sessions were attended by about
110a preachers ;•:• 1 •' lev . •-■. who we! .
entertained in rh homes of the Fore
man people while in the ctiy, and be
! lore the closing of the conference a
resolution of thanks was voted the
people for tlr.Mr kindness and hospi
tality.
Dinner was-served on the ground in
• the grove near the Episcopal church
Tuesday, and this proved a very en
, joyable of the conference.
| The people of Foreman were glad
, to have this body of good men and
[ women in their midst, and feel that
they have been greatly blessed aR a
result of their having been here.
Rev. 7.. D. Lindsay reqimsfs us to
announce that he will begin a revival
meeting the first Sunday in September.
Rev. IV. 0. Scott of Lewisville will as
sist him in the meeting
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WILL IX,SPEC"l PtiXATOEM
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; State Plant Board \\ ill Begin luspec
J tinn In a l ew Hays.
| Little Rock, July 29.— (Special)—The
| State Plant Board will b gin within
ihe n xt ten days the inspection . of
sweet potato plants and seed. Chief
Inspector Becker reports a consider
able increase in the number of inquiri
es over last year. There will be two
inspectors in the field and they will be
kept busy during the month of August
land September. The purpose is to
; prevent the spread of diseases peculiar
• to sweet potatoes and to guarantee
good seed.
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MUCH WHEAT HELD OVEK
109.318.000 Bushels From Last Years’
(.Toys Are ou Hand.
Washington, July 28.—Wheat from
last year’s crop carried over into 1920,
totaled 109,318,000 bushes on July 1,
compared with 45,561,000 bushels of
the 1918 crop on hand the correspond
ing day last year, said an announce
ment today by the Department of Ag
riculture.
Crops ion farms in country mills and
elevators and in points of large accu
mulation all showed an increase over
1919 totals. This year farmers held
47.756.000 bushels, against 19,261,000
bushels in 1919 the figures perhaps re
flecting disturbed transportation con
ditions during the past year.
At the larger central storage points
this year the dpartment found 34,
575.000 bushels against 6,523000 in
the same places on July 1, 1919. In
country mills and elevators this year,
there are 36,980,000 bushes, while in
1919 there were 19,763000.
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Receives Message of Death.
Mrs. Ferris Morgan of Foreman, who
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Clyde
Head, received a message Tuesday re
porting the death of J. R. Morgan at
Excelsor Springs, Mo. He was the
father of Ferris Morgan, and the latter
had been at the bedside of his father
for two weeks. Mr. Morgan is expect
ed to return home August 1st, and re
sume his campaign for treasurer.
Foreman School Faculty
Nas Been Completed
Foreman, July 30.—(Special)—The
school board met last Friday night and
completed the election of the faculty
for the 1920-21 term of the Foreman
High School, which is as follows:
L. L. Brannon, superintendent.
Roy Daniels, Principal.
Miss Carrie Stewart . High school.
Miss Freeda Mohnkern. 7th grade.
Miss Beatrice Hooper, 6th grade.
Miss Mamie Taaffe. 5th grade.
Miss Tomrnye Walker, 4th grade.
Miss Hopie Buchanan. 3rd grade.
Miss Louise Dozier, 2nd grade.
Miss Flora Childers, 1st grade.
Miss Xatlie Willes. primary.
Miss Westbrook, music. n
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KIRBY SPOKE Hi;RE
Senator Kirby Spoke to Good Crowd
at Court House Wednesday N ighf.
Senator W. F. Kirby, candidate for
reelectio.-: to the United States senate,
spoke at the court house Wednesday
night in the interest of his candidacy
for reelection. He was introduced by
Prof T. T t'. Anderson, who had been
one of Kirby s teachers in the latter’s
youth. Senator Kirby paid a fine tri
bute to Prof. Anderson. Senator Kir
by made a good speech and was well
'received. He reviewed his record in
t! e ate during the late war, refuted
• -he charges of his opponent, and made
sirong • ack . g tin it the ret 01 3 of
Mr. <?j raway. Seme 58 or 75 rej 1 -
sentative citizens were in attendance.
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ir :r w\(. ' nv < otion gi>
Et, .Brown of Hone erecting 'Grlera
| (■:!! sit -d(! t olton Plauorui Sit •.
A. D, Brown of Hope, is erecting a
| gin plant in Ashdown on the site U
|the old cotton weighing platform south
‘of the K. S. depot. The platform
! is now being wrecked to make room
I for the plain. It is stated that the gin
1 will be a modern plant; consisting of
■iive-To saw gin stands. The gin at
i XV nthi' jp lias been purchased and is
being moved hc-re. It is understood
| that some ad.'litinns will be made to
that plant. It is expected that the new
gin will be completely installed and be
: racy ; o begin the coming season.
S’i'KALS COW. IS CIIAHCJI
Held to Grand Jury for
Grand Canreny.
Texarkana, July 27.—John Puckett,
local horse and cattle trader, was
hold Cor the .Miller county grand jury
;on a charge of grand larceny, follow
ing a ho ring before Judge J. D. Cook
in Municipal Court today. He was re
; eased on $700 bond. Ross Evans and
King, who were arrested in connec
tion with the same charge, were dis
charged.
Pwekett is alleged to have taken
Mrs. Josie Grant’s milk cow from
where the animal was staked near
the water plant last Wednesday night,
butchered her and sold the carcass to
a local meat shop. The hide was found
and identified at a hide buyer's store.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN
VOTERS MEET MONDAY
Women Voters’ League Will Meet and
Discuss State Politics Monday
Afternoon.
The League - of Women Voters of
this county will meet Monday after
noon August 2nd and render the pro
gram’ as outined below:
Instrumental number.
"Women in Political Trenches,” Mrs.
Ethel Sims.
"Whatever else we lost we must
keep the home,” Mrs. Curran.
Voice number, Miss Curran
Talk, and questions answered, by
A. D. DuLaney.
"Women at the Democratic con
vention,” Mrs. Reynolds.
Every women who expects to vote
is welcome to these meetings, and your
presence is requested.
Following you will note ;i tew ques
tions for consideration:
State Banking Committee, History
committee. Adjutant General Game
and Fish Commission, Election Com
mission,
Should many of these boards be
combined for efficiency and to save
money on purchase of suupli .'
Should the State have i pafdoning
board?
How can we. secure a corf' c-t val
uation of property for Taxation?
Should we have a Lieutenant Gov
ernor?
How may we help Ark an as feed
her j*rope and dumb anire tls?
What are the educational needs *f
our slot". How may we aid in wiping
our illiteracy'1
•ChiM Welfare—How many sables
under 12 months of age di'-d in your
county last year? Cause of iiese
deaths?
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I! tILi: Y*S li: VE> f\( RE WES
Now Has Votes More than Other
Gulieniiitlonal Candidates.
Balias, July 28.—On the face of in
complete, unofficial returns from 249
counties, Joseph W. Bailey, former
United States senator from Texas, had
increased his lead to 5555 votes over
Pat M. Neff of Waco his closest Bppon
enf on the fight for the Democratic
j gubernational nomination in Inst Sat
urday's primary.
Air. Bailey, who opposed the ‘‘open
shop” question in labor matters, and
hr. Neff wH! contest in a run off pri
|mary August 28.
r The vote, with 407,120 ballots count
led stood:
Bailey 137,782; Neff 122.227: P, E.
jThomason 91,508: B F. Looney 45.542.
Mr. Bailey announced today that nf
jter the run off primary ho would eam
jpnign for the national ticket in doubt
ful states.
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Five Games Xext Week.
j The local baseball management has
j secured five games next week to be
' played here Two of the games will
| ho played with Fulton and three with
I Blossom, Texas. The series with Ful
jton will be Monday and Tuesday, and
that with Rlossom on Wednesday, Thu
rsday and Friday.
KEEP TO THE MIDDLE OF
THE ROAD
SOME CONCERNS GET INTO A RUT
BY METHODS TOO LOOSE AND
LAX, WHILE OTHERS ARE SHAK
EN UP CONSIDERABLY, BY A PACE
TOO FAST.
MOVING TOO SLOW IS AS RETARD
ING. AS MOVING TOO FAST IS DAN
GEROUS, PUSH IS NEEDED IN ONE
CASE AND RESTRAINT IN THE
OTHER..
THE FIRST NATIOAL BANK HELPS
ONE OUT OF TROUBLE AND KEEPS
THE OTHER OUT, BY WISE CON
SERVATIVE ADVIOE.
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