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Little River News.
VOLUME XXIL SEMI-WEEKLY ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 19*20. NUMBER 91. TO DRILL NEW HOLE BY CARVER WELL Foreman Oil >fnn Says New Wells are! Going1 Tttiwn In the Foreman fllerrltory. J. E. Walker of Foreman, who drilled the Carver well in which a showing of oil was found, stated Monday that a drilling confrmny had been employed and had started a new hole close to the j Carver well. The old well was bailed | out last week, bringing to the surface! a mixture of oil and! salt water. The drillers believe that by drilling a new hole the salt water can be eliminated and a well of at least five or ten barrels per day can be brought in. The Car ver well is the one that brought the first oil excitiment at Foreman. An other of the wells in the Foreman field is down 1200 feet and other wells are likely to be started soon. Work has been practically suspended at the Allene well, north of Ashdown. Work in Hempstead, Blevins, Nov. 13.—Work has been started on the derrick to be be used in sinking a test oil well on tjie W. S. Duckett lease,, one and one-half miles BOuth of here, to be known as the Blevins well No. 1. It will be located in 28-10-24. The Daniel Oil and Gas Company hold leases on approximately 40,000 acres in Hempstead county. Straughan & Crawford of Charleston, W. Vt., have the contract t o sink the test 3,000 feet. In Union Connty, El Dorado, Nov. 13.—The White Oil and Gas Company spudded in Thursday a short distance west ot Constantine well No. 2, The Home Oil and Gas Company, drilling one-half mile east of Constan tine well No. 1, is down 845 feet. Casing is being reset in the Constan tine well No. 2, and drilling probably will be resumed early next week. It is said two or three new con tracts for drilling within a radius of two miles of the Constantne well N. 1, will be awarded during the next few days. -o RECEIVES SAD NEWS Fred D. Byrd Killed at CJn In Crewell, Texas, Recently. I - Linden, Texas, Nov. 14.—(Special)— Mrs. M. E, Robertson, formerly of Ash down, now of Linden, Texas, received a message Saturday morning, Nov. 6, stating that her brother, Fred D. Byrd, was instantly killed in a gin at Crowell Texas, when he was caught in an auto matic press. The machinery started up and completely crushed him to in stant death, Mr. Byrd was general managed and cotton buyer at Crowell. J. W. Byrd, his father, M. E. Robert son , and family, left for Dangerfleld, where the burial was held. He leaves a wife and twin boys. +++++*+++**+++++ * Little River County Has * * Good Showing in Books * * _ ♦ ♦ There was assessed in Little ♦> ♦ River county for the year 1920 4* •S' according to the assessor's ♦ ♦ books ,the following: 4* 4* Poll tax, 2,672. 4* Cattle, 10,066. 4* 4* Horses. 3.432. * 4* Mules, 14,096. 4* 4* Hogs, 8.462. 4* 4* Sheep and goats, 847. * ♦ Automobiles, 414. 4* 4* Dogs. 1,847. ♦ **** + + ** + + + * + + + *4'4 --—o OFF FOR CONFERENCE Rev. S. K. Burnett Closed His Four Tears’ Work Here Sunday. Rev. S. K. Burnett leaveB for confer-, ence this week, after concluding a four years’ pastorate with the Fethodist church of thiscity. He preached his closing sermon Sunday night, The meeting was turned into a general love feast as numerous ones in the congre gation rose and spoke of the splendid work and the pleasant associations had during his work here. He has been an earnest consciencious pastor and he and his family will be followed by the very best wishes of their many friends here. The conference this year will be be held at Camden. TEXAS EXPORT STOCK Secnres Ship to Carry Cattle to Mar ket In Germany. Galveston, Tex., Nov. 13.—The Ship ping Board steamer West Arrow will arrive in Texas City within the naxt few days to load' about 750 Texas dairy cattle to Germany. The West Arrow will sail for Bremen December 10. It is understood that this is the first shipment of about 100,000 cattle to be sent to Germany and Austria for re plenishment of dairy herds. 4236 Teachers at the State Convention Little Rock, Nov. 14.—Harvey Haley of Blytheville was elected president oi the Principals and Superintendents’ Section of the State Teachers’ Associa tion at the official meeting held yester day at the Hotel Marion. Miss Pearle Williamson, superintendent of schools at DeQueen, was elected secretary. Former Gov. Martin G. Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania and M. P. Shawkley, state superintendent of public in struction, of West Virginia, made aa dresses and a round table discussion of educational problems was held. The meeting of the section was or iginally set for Wednesday, but was postponed to accommodate the Citizens section. ’This was the final meeting ot members of the State Teachers' Assoc iation, The final registration, for the teachers association, was 4,236 mem bers of teachers’ association and 4,621, enrolled in the Citizens’ section. We want you to feel at liome in this bank. A Check on Spend ing If you are not already paying bills by check, you will find .that a checking ac count at the Arkansas State Bank will not only help you keep an accurate record of your finances but will often “check” you from unnecessary spending. With a check book, your balance is al ways before you and for this reason your money can be spent more intelligently. We would be glad to have you open a checking account at .this bank and can assure you of careful, prompt and cour teous service at all times. ARKANSAS STATEBANK “No Red Tape«We Do or We Don’t” BARKERS TO SEEK FINANCIAL REMEDY ! Will Bfscnss Proposed Export Finance j Corporation in Little Rock Tuesday. To Subscribe Capital. i Little Rock, Nov. 15. — Arkansas bankers have been called together in an emergency meetingg in Little Rock Tuesday to consider the proposed ex port finance corporation under the Edge act, which is taking definite shape j and form under the other suggested plans for improving name of the Fed eral International Banking Company and to consider the situation in, busi ness and agriculture. The call was issued by C .S, Fltz 1 Patrick of Helena , president of the1 Arkansas Bankers’ Association. The. clearing house associations of Little i R/cck , Pine Bluff, Helena and Tex i arkana have joined in urging the ! Arkansas bankers to attend the meet ing. It will be held in the auditoriuum j of the Hotel Marion and will be open at 10 a. m. The emergency call is the result of the report submitteld by the committee that attended the meeting in New Or leans last week, where all the leading banks of the South were represented. The Arkansas committee was compos ed of representatives of several clear ing house associations of the state, as follows: C. S. McCain and Lloyd Eng land, Little Rock; Stuart Wilson, Tex arkana; W. C. Hudson, Pine Bluff; an T. W. Kesee, Helena. Moorhead | Wright, committeeman representing | Arkansas, was also at the meeting. To Plan Remedies. j The specific proposition to be sub j mitted will be the proposed export \ finance corporation under the Edge 'act, which was approved by the meet | ing the Southern bankers in New j Orleans. The name adopted for the j new corporation is the Federal Inter national Banking Company. The home office will be in New Orleans and a minimum capital of $6,000,000 is authorized. With this amount of capital, under the law, the company is authorized to finance export trans actions of $60,000,000 or 10 times the 1 capital. The convention will consider other j plans designed to improve business 1 and agricultural conditions, which have been depressed in the South be cause of the low price of cotton. No pressure will pe brought to bear ! which might 'embarass any banker who ! does not ^desire to become a stock | holder of t'he Federal International j Banking Company. Attendance of j bankers is urged regardless of the J | stock subscription feature. However, | banks, are urged to send those officers who are best advised and most active ! in determining an d executing the poli i cies of the institutons they represent. It is requested that the representtatves have ample authorty to commit the bank on any proposition which might be approved as an individual. $246,000 Is Subscribed. A total of $245,000 in sto k has been ! subscribed to the corporation by Ar- j Kansas banks, leaving only about $200,-J 000 additional, which the banks of the state will have opportunity of taking, j Little Rock banks havqf pledged $125,- j 000 of this amount; Helena abodt $48,-1 000; Pine Bluff about $48,000, and $24,-! 000 has been subscribed atTexarkana. j HAS HUGE NAVAL BUDGET France to Spend 1,081,000,000 Francs During Coming Year. Paris, Nov. 14.—The navy budget for 1921 amounts to 1,091,000,000 francs, an increase of 339,000,000 over the last budget. The increase is due partly to i the increase in the cost of living and raw materials and partly to the neces-1 snry building program which includes | six cruisers, 12 destroyers and 12 sub- ( marines. -o A Potato Record. J. R„ Hinton, one of our local farm ers, has made quite an Irish potato re cord this season. On three-fifths of an acre he planted a spring crop of po tatoes, which yielded 100 bushels. He sold these at $1.00 per bushel. He then planted the same ground to the fame crop, which yielded this fall 60! bushels. He had some of the potatoes • in town last week, and they were the j largest we have seen grown in thlB j country. He is selling them at $2.50 j per bushel. This plot of ground this) year has produced crops to the value of $250, or at the rate of $416 an acre, j Dr. Marion York, who is doing surgi cal work in a hospital In Wichita, Kan., has returned to that place after a visit! in Ashdown and Nashville. . **************** * Little River County * Ginning Gains on 1919 * * - * * According to L, W. Dollar- ♦ * hide, the official gin reported for ♦ ! * Little River county, 6.524 bales *i * cotton has been ginned lip to *j * November 1, 1920.Counting round ♦ * round baler as half bales. * * At the same date last year there * * had been ginned only 4,588 * * bales ginned i nthe county. * * According to estimates there * * will be about 10,000 bales pro- * * duced in the county this year. * **************** HOTELS REDUCE PRICES Sew York Inns Announce a Cat in Cost of Food, New York, Nov. 12.—An average re-j duction of 10 per cent in food prices was announced today by several of of the city's largest hotels, after con ferences with federal food investiga tors. The number of items on which decreases are made varied from 16 in one! hotel to 172 in another. LOW PRICE FOR FLOUR * * Lowest Figures In Fonr Years Quoted at 'Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Nov. 13.—With a de cline of 25 to 50 cents a barrel at the mills here today, flour followed the course of the wheat market yesterday by touching a new low price in four years. Tory’s range of prices was 9.15 to 9.60 a barrel for family patents, and represents a reduction of $1.95 to $2 a barrel since Qie first of the month. -o AFTEK KENT PROFITEERS Arkansas Legislature Will Consider Regulating Rent Property. Little Rock, Nov. 16,— (Special) —. Rent profiteers are going to have a hard time in Arkansas if the next leg islature acts favorably upon a measure which will be presented to it. This bill will require every property owner, who rents a building for resi dential or business purposes to file a report with the tax assessor of the county, showing the amount of rent collected. The tax assessor can then estimate the value of the property and thus present a lower valuation being placed upon it the incoming adminis tration, and approved by them. While rent proflteeringt is not so common in Arkansas as in the North and Bast, there are many instances in Little Itcck of where annual rent amounts to 25 per cent of the investment. Christian Endeavor. The Christian Endeavor will not meet with the Epworth League next Sunday, but will give the following program at the Presbyterian parlors at 6 p. m.: Leader, Eftie Man- West brook; Topic. The Thanksgiving habit; Doxology; Bible reading, Psalm 103; Prayer by the leader; hymn; Sentence prayers by members; Roll call, Res ponded to with an article of food men tioned in the bible; Dealing with the topic; What are some common sins which ire apt to destroy Thanksgiving? Miss Norwood; Name one blessing re ceived during the year for which you are practically grateful, Jim Sander son; Name tonne Bible characters who show how it is possible to give thanks under difficulties, Mr. Morrell; Why are we prone to petition God more than to thank Him, Mrs. C. H, Locke; Name four things for which your are particularly thankful. Edith Rhyne; Hoi does true gratitude enable our characters, Lon Jones Jr.; Should Christians try to see God's hfcnd be hind their joys and their sorrows, Jul iet Orton; Name three things for which America should be particularly thank ful, Dr. Thomas; Reading, Juette Win kler; Pledge discussion, president; A thanks offering; benediction. -o COTTON GIN DESTROYED IMamt Near Texarkana Valued at $10, 000, Goes l'p lit Smoke. Texarkana, Nov, 13—The cotton gin lear Atlanta, about 20 miles from here, was destroyed by Are yesterday morn ng. The plant, owned by John T. Davis, circuit clerk of Miller county, was valued at $10,000. Five tons of iottonseed and one bale of cotton also were destroyed. The gin was insured for $5,000. -o Dr. R. D. McCrary was here from Al- j lene Monday morning. i BIG QUARANTINE AREA IS RAISED IN STATE Sections In Arkansas. However, to be Continued, Meredith Announces. Washington, Nov. 13. — Although more than 32,000 square miles of quar antined area in the cattle tick infested states of the South were released from the quarantine under an ord^r signed by Secretary of Agriculture Meredith today, the existing quarantine sections in Arkansas will be continued. Failure of local authorities to co operate with state and federal offi cials in “mopping up'’ work is given by Secretary Meredith as being re sponsible for many districts still be ing held under quaraitine that other wise would be released. Revised quarantine figures, the state ment says, shows that work against the cattle tick generally is progressing successfully, and it is expected that by next year, through better cooperation, a more substantial area will be re leased. -o AUTO-THEFT LAW Rigid Law to Punish Those who Steal Automobiles. Little Rock, Nov. 16,—(Special) — There will be offered at the next legis litive session, a proposed Uniform Ve hickle and Anti-Theft law. This pro posed act was prepared by committees from the manufacturers of aoutomo biles and accessories, manufacturers of tires, dealers in atuombobiles and the National Association of Automo bile owners and a determined effort will be made to have them adopted in every state. The proposed act will re quire an eramination before license is issued to operate a car and reckless driving or violation of state laws will cause a revokation of the licenses. License fees will be calculated accord ing to the horsepower and tires upon motor driven vehicles. Motorcycles and side cars are also taxed, and horse drawn vehicles will be required to pay a state fee of $3.00 per annum. Auto mobile dealers will be required to' pay a license of $25.00 each. The speed limit varies with the weight of the vehicle, for> light cars and speed is 30 miles on open country highway, 20 miles on suburban streets and 15 miles per hour on business streets; for lar ger ears the city speed limit is the same, but that of the country is reduc ed to 25 miles per hour. -o IJ. Y. P. U. PROGRAM. Following is the program for the B. Y. P. U. for Sunday at 6:15 at the Baptist church: Subject, Asking and Getting; leader. Nelle Cowling; Scrip ture lesson, Lola Carriker; Introduc tion by leader; God is able to satisfy evedy human need. John Henderson; primary law of prayer, Oleta Thomas; What interferes with the working of the law of asking and giving, Pearle itowda; some hinderances. John John ston; Sentence prayers, by union. ****** + •»* +***♦♦ + * Father and Son Banquet * * Will be Held Next Friday * * - ♦ "1* The Father and Son banquet ♦ * will be held Friday November ♦ * ~19. The program follows: ♦ ■f* Tostmaster, T. B Cook. ♦ » & Toasts to our daiiis. a boy. + •J* Toasts to our sons, a father. ♦ * Principal speaker. A.D, DuLaney ♦ '?• Reading, Milton Beck. ♦ •S’ How to rear boys. S. C'. Reynolds. ♦ "S’ An ideal father, a boy. + * An ideal son. A. P. Steel. ♦ •IJ Mr. DeWitt Davis of Texarkana ♦ song leader. ♦ + ***1+*** + + + + * + ** DISTILLER IS CO WILTED filler fonnty Man. Held an Six Charges Gets Heavy Penalties Texarkana. Nov. 12.—In the Federal Court on the Arkansas side today. Will Oswald, a farmer, living near Fouke, 15 miles south of here, was convicted on six charges of violating the prohibi tion laws and was fined a. total of $1,900. and in three cases was given two years in the Leavenworth peniten tiary. the sentences to run concurrent ly. Oswald was arrested several munms ago by, federal officers on charges of operating a still on hie farm. For a long time there had been com pnints that distilling was going on in the vicinity of Fonhe arttl that much of the product was reaching Texark ana. Public sentiment became arous ’d and the enforcement of the liquor laws became one of the chief issues in the recent campaign for sheriff in Mil ler county. John Strange, the candi date. who declared for vigorous en forcement of the law, winning by a good plurality. -o Chancery Court in Session. Judge Jas. D. Shaver opened Chan cery court in this city Monday after noon. There are quite a number of cases on the docket, generally ©t tbo regular routine nature. No case of out standing importance has been an nounced. -e Miss Dorothy Corbett, who is teach ing expression, spent the week end in Ashdown with bomefolks. She is teaching at Lockesburg. -o Clash With Japs Would be Unthinkable Says Official Philadelphia. Nov. 13.—War between Japan and the United States is "simply unthinkable" declared 'Roland S. -Morris American ambassador to Japan, in ad dressing the American Academy cl j Political and Social Science here to night. Asserting he did not intend to take up any question which might happen to he the subject of friendly discussion between the American and Jananese > governments, Mr. Morris, expressed re |gret for the “ill considered statements. | which from time to time find expi-es jsion in both countries, as to the sug j gestiou of war.” “1 observe that while your account Is sot large j et it has been gradually increasing, which shows that you are succeeding. I also note that you are apparently doing all yonr business with os, whieh sh\WH that you are our friend, and we always feel like helping our friends.” Was the banker’s conclusion logical! This bank preaches and practices the Golden Rule. A young fanner went to his banker a short time ago and asked to borrow t300.Mi. liter eon. suiting the depositors’ ledger and noting the eon ditlon of this farmer’s account, the hanker said: “Alright sir, you can have it.” THE GOLDEN RULE