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ASHDOWN, LITTLE BIYEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. VOLUME xxn. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1920. NUMBER 99. LITTLE RIVER TEACHERS WILL MEET IN ASHDOWN Little River Teachers and Directors Will Hold Two-Days Session in Ashdown, Jannary 13-14. The Program Committee of the Lit tle River County Teachers’ and Dir ectors’ Associayon met in Ashdown, December 11th, and prepared a pro gram for the next meeting of assoc iation which, will be held in Ashdown January 13 and 14, 1921. The program follows: Invocation, Rev. Z. D. Lindsay. Music, Miss Preeda Monkhern. 'Report of General Plans for School Rally Day, Supt. W. N. Pittman. Report of Committee on Agricultur al Exhibit, County Agent Geo. M. John ston. Report of Committee on Home Econ omics Exhibit, Miss Gladys Norwood. Report of Committee on Athletics, Principal O. H. Wilkerson. Reading, MiBS Marjorie Thomas. Address by J. R. Grant, Rural School Supervisor. Business session. -o ANOTHER TRACE OF OIL Strong Showing Made at Wilder Well Near Arkansas Line. Magnolia, Dec. 13.—A strong show ing of oil is reported at the Wilder well, south of here, just across the state line in Louisiana. Traces also are strong for gas, according to the report. Visitors to the well today carried off small quantities of the oil in buckets and bottles. Plans are being made to start the balling oqt process tomorrow. The grill jhtw is down 1,000 feet and it ia said that the small flow of oil came immedately after the drill broke through a rock formation. There is much local interest in the well because of its nearness to Ark ansas. -o C>SE DECIDED Supreme Court Says Bishop Has the Bights of the Church. Little Rock, Dec. 14.—The case of Bishop John B. Morris against T. J. Griffin in the matter of the lawful ownership of the Catholic church of, Foreman was decided by the Supreme Court Monday. Griffin had been assis tant pastor of the church, but had been suspended, and refused to deliver pos session of the property. Tire court ruled that the property should be gov erned by Bishop Morris. WILL GROW POTATOES Howard County Farmers Are Plan ning to Grow Large Crop. Nashville, Dec. 11.—Farmers of Ho ward county are planning to plant in creased acreage to sweet potatoes. Several carloads, of yams were ship ped from here this winter. Many cur ing houses have been built in the bounty. Dr. J. D. McAllister. Dr. J. D. McAllister Will Lecture at Baptist Church Dr. J. D. McAllister, the silver-ton gued orator of Tennessee, will lecture at the Baptist church of this city Thu rsday night, December 16, on the Des tiny of Democracy. The lecture will be given free and will be under the aus picies of the Anti-Saloon League of America. He will discuss America’s part in the world round. All are in vited to attend. -o WILL HELP TAXPAYEIS Revenue Men to Aid in Fling Income Returns. Washington. Lee. 12.—County to county campaign by internal revenue officers to aid taxpayers in preparing their income tax returns was announ ced tonight by Commissioner Williams to begin shortly after January 1, and continue until March 15, the final date for filing statistics of income for the year 1920. Revenue officers assigned to the work of assisting taxpayers, Commis sioner Williams, said, will be prepared to answer all questons relative to ex emptions and income. “The Bureau of Internal Revenue is urging tax payers not to delay in filing returns.’’ the commissioner said. “Merchants and business men are casting up their accounts for 1920. With the facts and figures necessary to make a correct tax return fresh in their minds the making out of forms should be an easier task.” Mr. Williams claims requirements for the next payments are the same as those for 1919, and he urges all tax payers begin at once to arrange for filing reports of their returns as well as lay plans for the payments, the first of which will be on March 15. BANKER REMEMBERS BOYS I'eQueen Bankers Sends Farm Paper as Christmas Present. DeQueen, Dec. 11.—L. D. McCown.; cashier of the Bank of DeQueen. has given to 100 members of the hoys clubs of the county a year’s subscrip tion to a popular farm magazine as Christmas presents. We want you to feel at Kome is tLia bank. Helpful in Holiday Shopping k, A clinking account Is especially convenient in | making1 purchases for Christmas. It also offers valuable protection from possible errors of ao ' counting and “making change” (luring the busy holiday season. Why not start n checking account today and test Its usefulness thoroughly during the holiday season 1 Your account is cordially welcome here. i ARKANSAS STATEBANK i “No Red Tape-We Do or We Don’t” ASHDOWN WILL NAVE GOODFELLDWS CHRISTMAS First Step Toward Christmas Good. fellows Taken Sunday—Will Help j Santa Claus . As usual the Ashdown Goodfellows, are to be enlisted in the work of aiding j Santa Claus to remember all the kid-| dies Christmas Eve. Unless some-| thing like this is done there are al ways of number of poor children who 1 will look in vain on Christmas morn- j ing for the good cheer in the stockings! that will not be th^fe. «nd then where j there should have "been happiness on ! this day of days of cheerfulness and ' gladness there will be only heartbreak. | ^ou would hardly be able to enjoy your ! own Christmas knowing that the little j girl or the little boy next door has j been forgotten. Sunday afternoon at 3 oxlock dele gates from all the churches met in the Baptist church and laid plans for sys tematically seeing that all good fellows are put in touch with the right little girl and the right little boy. A com mittee was appointed, who will this week canvas the town carefully and get the names of all who will need help, and also an idea of the needs, though the purpose will be to provide Christmas cheer rather man the more practical things. These other things will be left entirely to the discretion of the good fellows. Then next Sun day afternoon at 2:30 these workers and 'committees will meet back at the Baptist church when another commit tee will be appointed to hunt up good fellows, who will select the names of the child or children they wish to be good fellows to. This committee will try to find a goodfellow to every child on the list. The names of these committees and goodfellows will not be given, for that would spoil the idea of Santa Claus. FOOD PRICES CO LOWER Potatoes, Cabbage, Apples, Rutter and Eggs I Deluded in List. Chicago, Dec. 12.—Potatoes, cab bage and apples continue slipping in prices and butter and eggs show signs of weakening in sympathy with de clines in other foodstuffs. Potatoes sold yesterday at $1.70 «nd $1.80 .per hundred weight. Growers in Wiscon sin and Michigan say they are getting about a cent a pound for their potatoes. Today s prices compared with the peak of $8 a hundred pounds less than a year ago. Cabbages are selling at $15 a ton as compared with $75 a ton a year ago. Onions are selling at one-third the price they brought a year ago. Apples have been holding firm for some time, but they have at last hit the skids. Thirteen million more car loads of apples were shlppec nils year than last and this probably explains why they are selling 40 per cent cheap er than they were a year ago. Butter, in lecent weeks, nas dropped from 64 to 48 cents, wholesale. It is retailing for an average of 55 cents. Eggs hold firm. Wholesalers get! them for 72 to 74 cents a dozen and I they are retailed at 90 cents to a ■ dollar. Sugar registered still further declines. It is said Cuban sugar is being offered on the eastern markets at 3 7-8 cents a pound. Flour and all other ingredients are much cheaper. -o DISTRICT STEWARDS MEET Meeting of Interest Held at Texar kana Church. Texarkana, Dec. 11.—A district ste wards’ mee'Ing for the Texarkana Mis ti ict of the Methodist Episcopal church South, Texas side, was held Thursday night, Presiding Elder J. E. Morgan, presiding. Eight pastors from var ious charges in the dstrict also wore present. One of the items of business disposed of w^s the aportionlng among the various charges of the $16,165 lev ied by the recent annual conference rgainst the district for home and for eign missions. It was also decided to purchase and build a suitable resi dence in Texarkana to he used as a parsonage by the presiding elder of the district at an estimated cost of $10,000. Former Ashdown Teacher Weds. The marriage of Miss Gatha Hud gens, a former teacher in Ashdown, to Mr. Edward Johnson Shepperson of Columbus, Ark., has been announced for December 26th. -o Dr. and Mrs. P. H. Phillips spent Sunday afternoon in Hoftgtioi Dr. Phillips went to see his little niece who is ill vlth typhoid fever. •‘The Belles of Fol De Rol” Will Be Shown Friday The King of Bachelorum whose court is barred to women complains of feeling ill at a feast given to his re tainers. The Court Physician exam ines him and pronounces the malady “heart trouble,” for which he prescri bes a “sugar coated wife.” The cour tiers, delighted with the opportunity of having feminine companionship, in troduce the “Belles of Fol Ce jRol,” six lovely sisters chaperoned by their mother, a fascinating widow. Each girl tries to charm the king into mar rying her and succeeds so well that he concludes to wed the entire six. The physician however, will not allow him more than one wife as a dose; the king rebels, but a happy conclus ion is reached by his taking the widow and thus uniting himself to the entire family. The result is a cure. The Belle idea is carried out in the names of the characters, costumes, songs and musical effects. A belle ballet may also be introduced. • The belles of “Fol de Rol” is con sidered the best home-talent comedy running today. It’s as good as any comedy you see in Texarkana for $1.50 and $2.00. Characters, eight males, and seven females and are as follows: Lady Belle, Marjorie Thomas. Isabel, Iola Coggins. Clarabel, Willie Bishop. Christabel, Nelle Cowling. Arabel, Bill Haizlip. ' Dulcibel, Pearle Dowda . Dorabel, Ruth Cobb. King, Gladys Norwood. Court Physician, Blanche Norman. Gold Thimble, Hattie Curran. Wash Tubs, Juliet Corbet. Brooms and Brushes, Lavada Brown. Bread Maker, Willie Wood. Bed Maker, Lena Sutton. Throne Scrubber. Sula Sanderson. This play will be given Friday night at the school auditorium. ALLEGED MURDERER IS JAILED ° Man Cliargenl With Killing Two Taken There for Safekeeping. Lepanto, Dec. 11.—D. Smith Cham bers, aged 55, charged with the mur der yesterday of Deputy Sheriff W. R. Shields, 45, and Boss Todd, 40, a farm er, this afternoon was taken by City Marshal J. B. Blanchett to Jonesboro to be placed in the Craighead county jail for safe-keeping. Feeling against the prisoner here is bitter, it is said, and open threat to lynch him were made. He was guarded) throughout last night and until he was placed on the train at 3:30 this afternoon. Chambers denied today that he shot either Shields or Todd. He told offi cers that Robert Jones, a farmer, kill ed both men. Jones is a orother of Bill Jones, who was being sought by Shields on a charge of robbery when Shields wr.s killed at Chambers’ house boat on Little River here. Jones has not been apprehended. Chambers said he was in the houseboat when it was fired by officers, but little credence is given to the statement, as no one saw him leave the boat, although more than 100 persons were standing on the bridge spanning the river when the boat was burned. -o— CAZORT AND JOINER SLATED Cazort and Joiner are Slated To I’re^ side Over Legislature. Little Rock, Dec. 12.—Announcement was made here today that representa tive Joe Joiner of Magnolia had 61 votes pledged to his support for speak er ot the 1921 house. The announce ment means that Senator Lee Cazort of Lamar, with 24 of the 25 senators pledged to him for president of the senate, and representative Joiner will preside over the 1921 lgislature. Doth men have had the support of the incoming legislature. There was a flurry recently that governor-elect McRae might switch from Cazort and Joiner because both favored retention of the Arkansas corporation commis sion. In the face of growing sent ment in favor of retention of the com mission, with amendments to the law, stripping the commisslrn of some of its power, and a change in its person nel, as well as a statement that the two candidates were not fighting Mr. McRae’s program, the flurry. -o Meeting at Richmond. County Agent Geo. M. Johnston an nounces that there will be held at the school house at Richmond next Friday at 7 o’clock a meeting with reference to gel/ting an acreage of various kinds of truck for the coming year. GARLAND COUNTY OFFICER IS FATALLY SHOT Deputy Sheriff Cooper is Killed, Fol lowing Night of Dissipation. Bystander is Wounded. Hot Springs, Dec. 12.—Deputy Sheriff Charles Cooper, aged 39, was shot and killed here this morning about 3 o’ clock by L. D. Prentice, a drive for the C. J. Horner Company, One bullet en tered Cooper's body about two inches below the heart and lodged in the liver. The second' struck him back of the left ear and came out near his mouth. The tragedy was the result of a night of dissipation on the part or Prentice, Cooper and others officers say. Smith Brown, who said he was from Temple, Tex., and claimed to have been “an innocent bystander,’,’ was shot in the left groin. His wound, while not considered serious, is very painful. He was taken to St. Joseph’s infirmary. Prentice was arrested a few min utes after the killing in his room at a lodging house on Benton street. The gun he is alleged to have shot Cooper with, a 38-caliber, was found near Beach and Benton streets. Officers say it has been fired five time. In Prentice’s room was also found Coop er's revolver. Prentice, so officers say, had extracted the shells from Cooper’s gun and placed the weapon on a shelf. Locked up in the city jail and held in connection with the shooting are Harry Houston, aged 17, of Janesville, Wis., Claude “Curley” Hodges, aged 32, of Kenneth, Mo., and Odessa Scott, aged about 20, who, up to within a short time ago, lived with her mother and step-father on their farm near Mountain Valley. The Scott girl and Mrs. Grace Wilson, the latter having apartments on Benton street, are the women connected with the shooting. ■o FARMERS’ WEEK Week of December 14th Will Be Given j to Agricultural Causes. Lit.tie Rock, Dec. 14.—(Special) — The week of December 14 will be celebrated at the University of Arkan sas as Farmers Week. During the week there will be annual metings of the Arkansas State Horticultural soc iety, the Northwest Arkansas Poultry Breeders association, as well as inter esting short courses for those who at tend, which will insure a splendid edu cational program. The main features of the week will be horticultural, dairying, agronomy and poultry rais ing. -o Recruits to Get Furloughs. We have a letter from the recruit ing office at Texarkana, stating that all men enlisting in the navy be tween now and January 1st, will be given a furlough until Jan. 3, 1921. -o Misses Rena Haizlip and Fae Cros- j noe, and Messrs. Virgin Davis and Tom \ Toland were in Texarkana Saturday J evening. They accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Walter May to that city, while the latter were starting on their ‘honey moon.” COSSATOT MAY BE PUT IN HARNESS FOR POWER W ill Develop $96,000 Worth of Current at 10 Cents per Kilowatt Annually IleQueen Boosters After Plant. From the DeQuecn Bee: Last Thursday Prof. W. N. Gladson, dean of engineering at the State Uni versity at Fayetteville, icame down and took a look at the Cossatot. river, with a view to determining its availability for hydro-electric power. He was ac companied out to the river ny Mayor G. S. Provence and Frank Rogers of DeQueen and Wm. Campbell and Mr. Davis of Gillham. A brief preliminary survey was made. Enough was learned to know that a vast amount of power could be produced—enough, according to the engineer, to bring in $96,000 annually if all of the current produced could be sold at 10 cent per kilowatt. This estimate was based on twelve hour’s service. If half that much could be sold during a 24-hour service the rev enue would be the same. An ideal place for the construction of a dam was found, but it is not known whether this is the best place. If the proposition materializes several sites will be estimated and the most suitable one chosen. Prof. Gladson was surprised to find such favorable conditions. His re port will be read in full to the city council at its meeting next Monday night. Mayor Province invites and urges all citizens interest in the pro ject to be present at the council meet ing. Mayor Province thinks the build ing of the plant would attract many other enterprses to our city, and be lieves it would pay for itself in a rea sonable period of time. It will be up to the citizens of De Queen to decide whether or not the city shall get behind this enterprise. -o OFFICERS ACCUSED BY YOUTH Two Alleged to Have Used Third De gree Methods Against Him. Mena, Dec. 11.—'Third degree police methods are said to have Been used by prohibition enforcement officers upon Noah, young son of W. ,R. Green, a farmer living near Beechton, Okla. The boy is said to have been baited in a public road by Federal Officers John T. Tisdale of Fort Smith and Ramsey Foster of Fort Smith, and threatened with hanging if he did not reveal the hiding place of moonshine liquor. Green, who came to Mena to hire and attorney and recover a team and wagon said to have been seized by the officials, made affidavit to bis charges and further said that when be visited Foster’s home to protest he was ordered off at the point of a re volver. The affair has created considerable stir in the county bordering on the state lines of Arkansas and Oklahoma as the officers are widely known be cause of their activity against the moonshiners. GROW COVER CROPS Winter cover crops have a special value on onr fi'rms- They protect that land from washing, pre vent loss of plant food by leaching, fnrnlsh grazing for live stock daring the winter months, and In the Spring may be plowed under to the great benefit of the soil, or left for harvest for hay, grain or seeds. W'e suggest rye, wheat, bar and crimson clover. If you plant no cover crop, break your land this Fall and turn under the corn and cotton stalks to rot. The decayed vegetable matter Is good fertilis er for any kind of soil.