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SEMI-WEEKLY
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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