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Commissioner of Agriculture of Ala
bama Hakes Appeal to Cotton
Men of the South.
The News is in receipt of a letter
from M. C. Allgood, Commissioner ot
Agriculture of Alabama, in wb'ch he
points out some very interesting datta.
The letter follows:
“Less than 120 days ago cotton was
selling for 40 cents; today only 20
cents is offered. The South will pro
duce 12 million bales, which, is sold at
40 cents, will bring two billion four
hundred million dollars; if sold at 20
cents will bring one billion two hun
dred million. A loss of one billion
two hundred million in four months
will bankrupt our section. Our lands
and all other property will depreciate
In value; our banks, merchants, clerks,
laborers, (organized or unorganized):
traveling salesmen, hotels, doctors,
factories, schools, churches, towns,
cities, and railroads will suffer, and
above all our farm population will be
come disgusted and thousands will
leave the farm never to return.
“This department sent out question
naires on the cost of producing this
cotton cron, and the average cost was
above 34 certs per pound based uu a
yield of 3i5 pounds of seed per acre
Into this coot was figured rent of land,
preparation of land, fertilization, plant
ing, barring off, chopping, hosing,
fighting weevils, cultivation, picking,
hauling to gin and market, ginning,
blacksmithing, etc. Forty-four per
cent of the total cost was tor numan
labor. Thus the balance, or 66 per
, cent, was an actual outlay of money
out of the farmers’ pockets or bank
accounts. Fifty-six per cent of 34
cents, about the present selling price,
which leaves nothing to the millions
who produced it. So the speculators,
bear gamblers, and peanut politicians
are asking us to feed and clothe our-,
selves and work eight months for
nothing. A run has been made on our
property. When a run is started on a
bank the bank can appeal to State
Banking Department, which will take
over the bank and give It time to make
arrangements to meet the emergency,
' “What would the bankers, merch
ants, manufacturers, coal operators,
railroads, newspapers, and other lines
of business do if their asset had been
Cut half by speculators or manipula
tors in four months’ time? They would
either break or close up shop. Like
wise the farmer must close up shop or
break. We do not want to break, so
the only thing to do is to close up
shop. Do not sell a bale for sixty
days. The mills only have sixty days’
supply of cotton on hand, and if we
hold till that is gone there will be the
wildest scramble for cdtton the^world
has ever seen. If it is in the farmers’
hands, the farmer will get his price;
if it is in the speculators’ hands the
speculator will fix the price. The
mills are shutting down because the
farmer who sells is helping the bear
gambler ruin the market, the mills
Farmers Union Held Meet
ing at Oak Hill Saturday
Oak Hill Community, Oct 22.—The
Farmers Educational and Cooperative
Union of Little River county met with
th© Oak Hill local Friday, October 15
The opening address was made by
Rev. D. H. Wood, of Oak Hill, and tvas
responded to by County Secretary of
the Farm Bureau Geo. M. Johnston
and H. P. Haizlip. Afterwards din
ner was served on the grounds.
The afternoon program was an .ad
dress on “Farm Experience” by Mr,
Rogers of Columbia county. This was
followed by a closed door for the
county meeting.
Asks That The President Held The
Southern Farmers.
Little Rock, Oct. 22.—(Special) —
That the agricultural interests of the
state are In need of assistance is stres
ed by Governor Brough in the follow
ing telegram which he sent yesterday
to the president:
“All farm commodities in Ark
ansas very seriously depressed.
We earnestly urge the revival or
work by the War Finance Corpora
tion to aid credit in middle Europe
for sale of staple agricultural pro
Quorum Court To Meet,
The Little River quorum court will
convene in Ashdown next Wednesday,
Much work is expected to be done by
this body of justices.
will not buy on a declining market,
but will buy on a rising market.
Night Riders Doing Harm.
The night riderS may think they are
helping the cause, but they are injur
ing it. Cease destroying and let the
farmers gin their cotton, so they can
borrow money on itj
“Farmers, keep faith with those you
owe. Turn over the receipts, or if
you do not put in warehouse turn the
cotton to the man you owe, if he wants
it. In turn, I beseech the business
people to keep faith with the farmer
and extend his notes or lend him mon
ey if he has the cotton. There is no
better collateral than cotton.
“The world is naked and needs
more than we have grown, but can not
pay for it all at once. The cotton
farmer is not a profiteer. He has
never received more than 45 cents for
his cotton; and you. can weigh shirts,
handkerchiefs, -bed sheets, and dress
goods and you will find that he pays
from three to ten dollars a pound for
his cotton when he buys it b^ck,
Strong Holding Movement.
“There is the strongest holding
movement on in the South in its his
tory. The farmers are simply fighting
for their rights, and if they win arid
sell their cotton for 40 cents as against
20, they will save orie billion two hun
dred million; if they sell at 20 cents
the bear speculators will take all the
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Our Idea ol a Bank;
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We want this bank to mean some
thing more than a place to deposit money
i or cash cheeks. We want it to be a com
munity institution—useful* to you and to
every one who lives in our community.
The conveniences of our rest room,
community room, customers’ room and
, other facilities are at your disposal. We
will be satisfied—when you and our other
friends.make full use of every facility pi
this bank. It will be to your satisfaction,
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“No Red Tape--Wc Do or We Don’t”
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Half Barrel of Mash and Fire Gallons
of Beer Seized by Local Officers
Tuesday at Noon.
Constable J. R. Furlow, deputy O. D. j
Turner, Deputy Marshal Jim Medley,
and Mayor J. E. Locke raid
ed a negro house in the oil
Mill negro quarters Tuesday at about]
^noon and seized a half barrel of mash,
and a five gallon keg of “good” beer. ]
together with Elsie Hall, a negro man,
who is charged with making the re
freshing drinks. The house was oc
cupied by Hall and it is alleged that
Henry Sledge, another negro, was a
partner in the gin mill.
The mash and beer, together with
Elsie Hall were placed in jail, but
the other negro Henry Sledge has .not
been captured.
From the odor coming from the mash
and beer as it was being hauled throu
the streets, it smelled like the real
stuff, but Constable Furlow states that
be placed it in jail in order to keep
it from being sampled too freely,
Many Fine Agricultural Exhibits on
Display Texarkana.
Texarkana, Oct. 19.—Texarkana’s
second annual district fair opened to
day at Spring Lake park, and will
continue through the week. Attend
ance today was much larger than ex
pected. Many visitors from neighbor
ing towns and surrounding territory
were present. The exhibits consist of
live stock, poultry, farm produce, fac
tory products, machinery, domestic
and fine arts, ets. An interesting
feature is the exhibit of boys’ and
girls’ club work and the preserving
and canning exhibits by domestic
science clubs in the rural districts.
The poultry exhibits is unusually

Hempstead County Farmers Urged to
Gather Their Crop.
Hope, Oct. 20.—Farmers in the Hone
trade territory are being urged to gath
er their cotton as rapidly as possible
in order that most of it may be gotten
cut before the fall rains set in. Thus
far the cotton gathered has been of a
good grade. Not much of the cotton
is being sold.
Are Liable to $1,000 Special Tax In
Addition to Fines Assessed.
Washington, Oct. 19.—Persons who
violate state prohibition laws by man
ufacturing or selling either fermented
or distilled intoxicated liquors are lia
ble upon conviction, not only for the
fine and penalty levied by the court,
but must also pay the federal govern
ment $1,000 as a special tax. Internal
Revenue Commissioner Williams in
structed prohibition agents and inter
nal revenue colleltors that a provis
ion of the revenue laws of 1918 impos
ing the tax was in effect and directed
them to carry it out.
Mill at Bed Bluff Closes Plant When
Lumber Sales Drop.
The lumber mill of tho De Queen
Lumber Company at Red Bluff, 11
mlleB east of Ashdown, has closed Its
mill for the present The reason is
given as the lack of demand for lum
ber, J. T. Burlingame is manager of
.this mill.
Woman at Twin Cities Accidently Shot
and Seriously Wounded.
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Texarkana. Qot. 19. — Mrs. W. D.
Wroten, wife of a' farmer living near
Fouke, 16 miles south, was accidentall’’
shot at her home Saturday afternoon
while a. member of the family was
cleaning a pistol. She was brought
here for treatment at a local sanitar
ium. It is believed that she will re
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Drilling on Well Starts. ,
* Foreman] Oct 22.—(Special)—Drill
ing in the Sullivan well on W. W. Ellis’
place begaijL Wednesday. A depth of
70 feet waa reached, that day.
Do You Understand the
League of Nations?
Little Rock, Oct. 22.—(Special) —
Do you understand the League bf
Nations? This is a pertinent personal
question, addressed to every man and
woman in Arkansas. That all may
form an intelligent idea of the league,
"qyernor Brough has suggested that
aday, October 24th, be set aside as
,’gue of Nations’ Sunday. The gov
't. ;*icr believes that the covenant “is
a gVeat code of practical, moral ideal
ism, calculated to prevent the recur
rence of barbarous wars.” He be
lieves that the acceptance or rejection
of the covenant is one of the greatest
issues ever presented to th American
people, "and that our citizenship re
gardless of party affiliations should
make a careful study of its provisions,
keeping in mind the enormous loss in
human life and in economic resources
that may not only attach to wars but
also to reconstruction periods follow
ling wars.” In his proclamation, the
governor asks all citizens to study
carefully the provisions of the docu
ment and requests all public school
teachers to acquaint the school child

ren with it's purposes and contents.
Woman Is Injured When Street Car
and Auto Collide.
Texarkana, Oct. 19, — Mrs. Emma
Huff of the Arkansas side is in a
local hospital suffering with a broken
arm and several ugly body bruises,
sustained in an accident Sunday aft
ernoon when an automobile in which
she was riding collided with a street
car at the intersection of Fourth and
State streets. Tolman Laird, who was
driving the car, was badly cut about
the face and one of )his teeth was
knocked out. The collision occurcerL
during a blinding rainstorm, sary
curtains of the automobile were^^01
and Laird did not see the street'eII)tl
until it was too late to avoid the the
’cident. The rainfall during the hac
amounted to four inches, the lc ^ tJ
points about the city being flooded^ con
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Two Thousand Bnsliels The CaptfO. 1
Of Plant at Hope* r NC
Hope, Oct. 20.—A sweet potato
ing plant with a capacity of 2000 1ATIT
els was completed hero today ,
farmers who are interested^in the
ject plan to begin at once tov
vest their crops. The acreage p'osus<
ed to potatoes this year is not jon <
large but the crop is good and ing t
house will be filled to overflowing'Ae s!
no nl
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Says He Destroyed the League ot5
lions Himself. |
Chicago, Oct. 20.—Former Presfis
William Howard Taft in an ad(Jl
at Northwestern University toi.g
said Senator Harding had made.(
clear that this country should 3;
In an association of nations to
vent war, and that only by elec^j
of the Republican nominee can pj,
ress he made toward bringing, a
United States into such an asB<a
tion. He denounced the Wilson*'
ministration, saying the presij,
“destroyed his own league thr<
jealousy for power,” and termed O'
ernor Cox as a “shifty politician."*1
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“Strung Up" by Playmates at Eu<~
He Strangled to Death. 0
Eudofa, Oct. 19.—Charles Weiss^
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. „]
wfeiss of Eudora, was the victim
daV of a game of “playing hangig
which was participated In by sev^
youngsters at the Weiss home,,
rope was placed under Charles’ ar^
It slipped and caught the youth uu,
his chin’and strangled him to de^
One end of the rope was attache^
a rafter of the Weiss barn, and wj
the other boys raised young W
from the 'floor they did not notice ■,
rope had slipped. That fact was
discovered ontil ’the boy was di
The boy’s parents were attending
funeral at the time.
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Cotton opened upward 90 points
Friday morning, and this place short
cotton from 18 to(19 cents. Very lit
tle was being sold on the local market.
One long staple bale from Ben Lom
ond was sold for 32 4 cents.
The Three Proposed Amendments to
The Constitution Is Meeting Very
Little Opposition.
(By Clio Harper)
Little Rock, Oct. 22,—(Special) —
Thus far no special opposition has de
veloped anywhere against the propos
ed amendments to the constitution, to
be voted on at the November election.
These amendments provide for woman
suffrage, an increase in the personnel
of the Supreme Court and improvement
in the Initiative and Referendum. Not
only is there no organized flWtapparent
opposition, but all elements seem to be
favorable to their adoption. Former
differences, particularly with refer
ence to the Supreme Court amend
ment, have been reconciled and the
supporters of the Initiative and Refer
endum amendment, are found equally
in favor of the Supreme Court pro
position. It is recognized by all that
relief is needed to insure the speedy
and deliberate dispatch of litigation
coming before the highest tribunal of
the state. It is also recognized by the
legal fraternity that the proposed
changes in the Initiative And Refer
endum will be desirable and will re
sult in the Initiative and Referendum
will be desirable and will result in a
more Democratic agency for direct leg
Colonel McRae, the Democratic nom
inee for governor, Governor Brough,
members of Congress and other promi
nent leaders have endorsed the pro
positions, and their support will have
great weight with the voters on Nov
ember 10. Governor Brough declares
that his interest in the passage of the
Supreme Court amendment is purely
for the welfare of the state, as the
Supreme Court justices should be giv
en relief and should be paid salaries
commensurate wjjh t>>o <r•yripon
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Allene School Opened Mon=
day With Good Attendance
Allene, Oct. 21.—(Special)—The Al
lene public school opened Monday, Oct.
18, with 62 pupils present for the first
roll call. The members of the school
board present were, C. W. Wright,
president, R. L. Johnson and W. N.
Burt. Mr. Johnson made a good talk
on education; Mr, Wright also made a
nice talk. We were glad to have sev
eral ladies present. On Tuesday sev
eral new pupils were enrolled and our
school and class organization was
completed. We were happily surpris
ed by our county superintendent. Prof.
L. F. Wheelis, who spent the after
noon with the school. All enjoyed a
good educational talk by the superin
tendent. He placed great stress on
such points as co-operation of patrons
with teachers, school improvement as
sociations. the value of time, the pre
paration for county school rail, and
many other questions.
The school is progressing nively with
W. D. Buercklin as principal and as
sistant Miss Hazel McKee.
May Vote in the General Election In
November .
Little Rock, Oct. 22.— (Special) —
Attorney General Arbuckle has given
an opinion to the effect that the Ab
sentee Voters Law will apply to the
general election in November, as well
as to the primary election. He sug
gests tha tthe election officials of the
various counties should provide the
various precincts with proper affidavits
to be filled in by the voters.
Texas Governor Is Anxious to Recog
nize Mexico.
Austin, Oct. 20.—There is no longer
any reason for withholding recognition
of the new Mexican government, Gov
ernor W. P. Hobby declared in a tele
gram sent, to President Wilson late to
The governor continued that recog
nition should be granted at once, “be
cause it means much to tne United
States as well as to Mexico and will
mean even more now than if post
poned to a later date.”
Big Taters Grow in the
High Sandy Land
Special to the News.
Oak Groce Community. Oct. 22. —
Albert Waddell has just harvested a
fine lot of potatoes. They are the
Nancy Hall variety and as fine as they
usually grow. This is Waddell’s first
year In Arkansas and he is showing
us who are from ‘Mizzoo” how to
raise stuff that aint cotton. It might
be well for many to get this lesson.
This same man made $200.00 an acre
with cantaloupes this year. Also had
a small patch of sorghum cane that
made more than 200 gallons.
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