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SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXIL ASHDOWN, LITTLE BIYEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, J92(). NUMBER 100. STANDARD WELL RIG NOW DEING LOCATED - I' First Test Well by Oklahoma Company Will Be Pat Down Near Wades Chapel. \ • i The first standard cable rig ever set up In the county has been received at Arden and this week is being moved to the drilling site near Wades Chapel, ten miles west ot this place and near j Arden. The parties who are inter ested in the drilling in this section are F. K. Hardy, L. S. Lakin and H. Grote of Lawton, Oklahoma. Very lit tle has been said by these people and It was not generally known that they were in the county. They seem to be the kind of people who believe in do ing, rather than talking. In conversation with Mr. Grote Fri day he stated that they were first at tracted to this proposition a few months ago while passing through, here by D. K. Lewis of this city, and i wishes to give Mr. Lewis credit for bringing to this section the first cable tool drilling rig. He told them that the section about Arden was his old home and that he believed an acreage could be secured there. Credit is also given to Jim Cobb of the Wades Chaple community for helping to se cure the acreage among the farmers of his community. 0. Kolb of Ashdown acted as trustee and all leases were turned over to him. These three men deserve special mention in connection with this prospective new develop ment. These people expect to go to work sinking a hole as soon as the rig can be gotten ready and expect to give a Teal test. This section of the county has attracted the notice of many oil people for a long time, the peculiar formation found there being similar to many of the best oil fields, but this is first time that a well has been \ -ed in the heart of the district. !ois section also is almost in the •t center of the county and is mid way between Ashdown and Foreman. •0 A NEW HOSPITAL Hospital for Ex-Service Men Is Plann ed for Logan H Boots. Little Rock, Dec. 17.—(Special) The first attempt to have the "buildings at Fort Logan H. Roots set aside by the War Department as a hospital for the care of ex-service men has not met with success, but the director, R. G. Cbolneley Jones, writes the ad jutant general that he is still working on the project and has hopeh that it will eventually be realized. He says that it is not the policy of the war department to dispose of or transfer any permanent post, which is the status of Fort Logan H. Roots. A study is being conducted to determine the use to be made of all permanent posts for the increased army now’ be ing organized under authority of re cent legislation. It has been decided to use Fort Logan H. Roots to house a part of one of the divisions. Negroes Have Good Citizen* ship Week Program Ogden, Dec. 15.—(Special) — Good Citizenship Week was closely observed by the negro school of Ogden. On Monday morning the opening address was made by W. T. Thurston, followed during the week by Rose Thompson, W. I. Pumphrey, and the teacher in charge. These addresses were followed with songs by the school children, who made, “We Stand for Good Citizenship” their motto, and mounted the same in large white letters on the black board. The program reached its best when on Sunday at 2:30 p. m., W. T Thurston introduced to a large and appreciative audience of negroes, Prof. L. F. Wheel is, after singing America. Words are inadequate to express the pleasure felt by the address of Prof. Wheelis. In a masterly way he deliv ered a welcome message on Good Cit , izenship, which caused all who listened to take a more conservative view of their duty. He emphasized the duty of mothers in teaching their children Good Citizenship if they would develop desirable men and women. He was roundly applauded many times. After his conclusion, he introduced the Hon. John DuLaney, who spoke for more than an hour on “A New Emancipa tion.” He handled the subject as an orator,—as he is—would. He dwelt largely on the many things which are holding us in bondage still and re tarding our progress as a race. Many times during his address he brought forth bursts of laughter from the au dience. The kindliest feeling featured throughout the afternoon, and we feel that under the atmosphere of Buch spirit as shown in both addresses, we can not help develop Good Citizenship. a break in gas main Texarkana People Shiver When Break Comes In Gas Pipe. Texarkana, Dec. 13.—In the face of a steadily lowering temperature this city is without gas today as the result of a break in the trunk line north of Cass, Texas, at 4 o’clock this morning with no indications, according to of ficials the Southwestern Gas and Elec tric company, as to when the break will be repaired. With 95 per cent of the heating ap pliances using gas, considerable suf fering is feared. -o DRIVER IS EXONERATED Coroner Holds Fatal Accident at Mena Was Unavoidable. Mena, Dec. 14.—A coroner’s jury here yesterday exonerated Jesse Lauck, an overseas veteran, who Sunday drove the automobile which struck George Francis Warren, aged 10, fatally in juring him. Evidence showed that the boy, who was playing in the street with several other children, ran in front of Lauck’s auto. The boy’s neck was broken. We want you to feel at Kome in tLia bank A Lasting Christmas Gift Most Christmas gifts last only for a short time. Some hardly survive Christmas Day. Why not give lasting Christmas gifts this year! Make your family happy by giving them savings accounts at this bank. You can start the accounts with $1.00 or more. Come In and talk it over with us. i ARKANSAS STATE BANK “No Red Tapc-Wc Do or We Don’t” HEMPSTEAD COUNTY FARMERS INTERESTED Hempstead County Farmers Are Jfow Greatly Interested in Crop Diversification. Hope, Dec. 16.—That Hempstead County farmers are greatly interested in diversification was evidenced by the unusually large attendance at the truck growers meeting at the Chamber of Commerce rooms on Saturday after noon. Between seventy and eighty were present and evinced the closest kind of interest in talks made by H. L. Thomas and E. W. Watson. At the close of these talks a number signed up to grow tomatoes during the coming I l year. Two or three community meet ings will be held this week to deter mine if the required acreage can be obtained to enable the growers to ship their products in Car lots. In discussing the tomato proposition H. L. Thomas said he was ready to make contracts for the tomatoes grown at $1.00 a b.ushel throughout the sea son or would buy at market price. He explained that it would be necessary to plant at least 100 acres to tomatoes to enable the growers to ship in e&r lots and take advantage of the mar kets. He explained that it was also necessary to plant the same kind of seed at about the same time, cultivate, prune and top the plants alike in order that the fruit will mature at the same time. He promised to aid the farmers an every way possible in growing plant8 and: getting them out into the fields. His talk was well received. E. W. Watson, agricultural commis sioner for the Prescott & Northwestern railway, was another talker that gave interesting facts concerning tomato growing and trucking in general. Mr. Watson told the farmers that they must expect to pay for their experi ence in learning to grow tomatoes just the same as any other truck crop, but he declared that it was possible to make money out of the crop while learning. He stressed the importance of getting a good healthy plant to start with and also the fact that the tomatoes must be well fertilized. To Plant Variety of Crops. The farmers present were advised to plant a variety of crops if they should undertake to do trucking at all. The speakers declared that it was very foolish for a grower to stake all on any one crop. It was explained that with a small acreage planted to rad ishes, tomatoes, strawberries, Irish po tatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes and the rest of farm to good variety of cot ton the Hempstead county farmer ought to make his business profitable. Coroperation among the growers was urged to the end that they realize the best possible prices for their products. Final arrangements must be made for the tomato acreage at an early date because the hot houses must be arranged early in January in order that good and strong plants may be available for the field early in April. Plants are first started in hot beds and then set out in cold frames and form the cold frames they go into the fields. -o WHAT COULD BE WORSE — Prohibition Officer Finds Liquor Pack ed I11 Phonograph. Texarkana, Dec. 14.—Bearing' a rec ord entitled “The Worse is yet to come,” a phonograph being shipped from Cleveland, O., to Shreveport, La., was found at the Union Station here today to contain eight quarts of whis key carefully packed in the record compartment. Federal officers who seized the ship ment said the prophecy was ably ful filled. -O MUCH COAL PRODUCE!* Over a Million Tons of Coal Produced in the State. Little Rock, Dec. 17.—(Special) — According to the report of State Labor Commissioner, the production of coal for the fiscal year ending June 30, was 1,599,163 tons. The approximate value of which was $6,328,205.19. The ap proximate amount of capital invested in the coal mining industry ot the state is $2,0«9,481.34. There is a total of 3,605 employes engaged in the mining of coal. The area of the coal I region is 2,000* square miles in the 9 counties. « . | Endorses Present Plan for Selling Christmas Seals Little Rock, Dec. 17.—(Special) — Dr. C. W. Garrison, state health offi-| cer, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Public Health Association, now conducting its annual sale of Tuberculosis Christmas seals, endorses the movement in the following interview: “I sincerely hope the citizens of the state will recognize the importance of the work being done by the Arkansas Public Health Association. The work of the volunteer public health agen cies during the past several years has been of inestimable value and if it had not been for its public health demon strations in Arkansas by this and other outside agencies, the public health work would not be nearly so well advanced as it is now. As State Health Officer, I invite all volunteer healtl organizations to assist in im provii g the health conditions of the state, but suggest that it is essential to co< rdinate all such agencies with the m rk of the State Board of Health, in ord 3r to avoid as much duplication as poi sible. I am in hearty accord with t le movement for the sale of tub erculo lis seals and trust that all citi zens of Arkansas will do their part towarq raising the funds necessary to carry <^ut the program of the organiza tion.” NEGROES HAVE OBJECTIONS Rollers Object to the Addition to Their RltnaL Texarkana, Dec. 14.—Prank Moss, a “worldly minded” negro, about 20 years old, is in jail on the Teras side on a charge of disturbing religious worship. He will have a trial tomor row. It is alleged the defendant broke up the services and stampeded the congregation at the negro Holiness church on Rose Hill by surreptitiously placing sneezing powder on the ben ches. It is claimed that every ef fort made to start the services ended alike—in a fit of sneezing. When the pastor tried to pray he sneezed, and when the choir tried to sing it resulted in wholesale sneezing. The negro lad’s aunt Ella Jackson, also was arrested, charged with “put ting him up” to the commission of the deed. Her home is near the church, and she is said to strongly object the noise made by the Holiness wor shippers. -o COUNTRY HOME BURNED Residence of Dr. Hubert Shall, Near Texarkana, Destroyed. Texarkana, Lee. 14.—The home of Dr. Hubert Shull, six miles east of town, was destroyed by fire Sunday with all furniture and contents. The loss is estimated at between $6,000 and $7,000, with only $3,000 insurance. The fire is believed to have originated from the kitchen stove. Dr Shull had bargained to sell the place and was to have moved this week. He has been for several years employed jointly by the two sides of town as meat and dairy inspector. -o LOOT FILLING STATION Burglars Get $*23.8*2 But Overlook $2.>0 In the Safe. Thexarkana. Dec. 15.—The manage ment of the Magnolia Petroleum Com pany filling station on State Line ave nue between Eighth and Ninth streets considered that it is both fortunate and unfortunate today. Burglars, sometime after 9 o’clock last night, gained entrance to the sta tion by prying open one of the win dows. The cash register was rifled, the burglars getting $23.32—the man agement considers this unfortunate. More than $250 was locked in the of fice safe, which the robbers did not disturb, this, the management consid ers fortunate. The burglars were evidently skeptic al as to taking checks as they left in the cash register checks for about $20, When the burglars departed^ one of them left his glove. These will be returned upon application of the own er. Death at Elmore. The twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Anderson of the Elmore community three miles north of here, died Thursday and will be buried at the Hicks cemetery Saturday. The fun eral will be conducted by Rev. C. S. Wales of the Baptist church. ME IMMIGRATION BILL IS SENT TO SENATE House Passes Measure With One-Year Ban on European Allens. Washington, Dec. 13.—The House today sent to the Senate the John; son bill prohibiting practically all im-j migration to the United States forj one year. The vote, 293 to 41, brought I to an end more than three days or heated debate. It also folowed further attempts by the bill’s supporters to lengthen the prohibition period to two years, as originally proposed. The, first of these attempts brought a ris ing vote in favor of the two-year ex clusion, but a second call showed 181 in favor of the one-year period and only 165 opposed. In the Senate the bill will be re-; ferred to the Immigration Committee, and action will be deferred until the government has ended hearings and investigated thoroughly all phases of the immigration and naturalization question. Several measures bearing on these subjects are pending in the Sen ate, and it is regarded as likely they will be incorporated in the Johnson bill when it is finally reported to the Senate for consideration. The atti tude of Senate leaders today was that no hasty action should be taken by that body in dealing with immigration issues. OFFICERS ARE CENSORED Immoral Condition of Texarkana Dne to Their Negligence, Jury Reports. Texarkana, Dec. 14.—The Bowie County (Texas) grand jury, which has 1 been in session three weeks at Boston,i adjourned last night. It returned a, total of 63 bills, of which 15 charge misdemeanors and 48 felony offenses. In its final report the grand jury! scathingly denounces the moral condi tions on the Texas side of Texarkana, and severely arraigns and criticises the city officials and the local con-' stable’s department for failure to en-i force the law. NAMES COMMISSIONERS Governor Brough Names Commission* ers Over Protest. Little Rock, Dec. lg.—Governor C. H. Brough announced tonight that he would appoint the corporation com mission to take office January 1, des pite the attitude of Governor-elect McRae. He further announced that T. C Woods, one of the present members, would be appointed and that one of the other places had been offered to Virgil Pettie, a local banker. No one has been named for the other place and it is no believed Mr. Pettie will accept the plaice offered him. Governor Brough said lawyers had informed that it was both his privilege and duty to make the appointments. Propose a Negro A. and M. College for the State Little Rock, Dec. 17. — Members of the Arkansas Negro Farmers’ Assoc iation and the local negro colleges had a meeting at the Mosiac temple, Ninth and Broadway yesterday, to begin a campaign to secure a negro agricul tural and mechanical college for Ark ansas. An appeal will be made to the legislature through a bill now being prepared by Scripio A. Jones, local negro attorney. A site will be selected as near Little Rock as possible, if the project is ap ’ proved. It was said that the move ;ment is endorsed by E. J. Bodman, 'chairman of the Committee on Agri culture of the Arkansas Bankers’ As sociation; Dr. Bradford Knapp, dean of the Agricultural College, Univer sity of Arkansas, and other well known men. The meeting yesterday was authori zed by the Board of Governors of the Negro Farmers’ Association, ’''en counties were represented. Scott Bond, wealthy planter of Madison, was one of the delegates. H. C. Ray, district agent in charge of farm demonstration work among the negroes, presided. O FIVE CHAUFFEURS HELD Are Accused of Impersonating Offi cers at Hot Springs. Hot Springs, Dec. 15.—United States Commissioner Tom Martin today held Sonny Adair, Leonard Rutledge, Slats Wilcox, Clifton Arnold and Millard Childs, all local chauffeurs, in $1,000 bail for the federal grand jury, charg ed with impersonating federal officers. A few nights ago the young men are said to have visited the home of a lo cal negro family, pulled them from their beds and searched the house for liquor. When asked to show their au thority they are alleged to have flash ed their chauffeur badges which of ficers say, they told the negroes were federal officers’ badges. The defendants were first arrested for disturbing the peace and fined in Municipal Court. When United States Commissioner Martin learned of the affair he ordered warrants issued for them and had them Drought before him. Adair is under indictment on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Dur ing the football season he is alleged to have stabbed a local hlgn school player in the back with a knife. It would not be surprising, officials said, if each of the chauffeurs did not have his license revoked by the city Commissioners. -o Death at Horatio. ' i Margaret Miilwee, the little daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Miilwee, of Horatio died Tuesday and was hur ried at that place Wednesday. The little girl was a niece of Mrs. P. H. I Phillips, Mrs. J. T. Burlingamt and Mrs. Billie Dodson of this city, and Mrs. Edward Freeman of Wilton. GROW COVER CROPS Winter cover crops have a special value on onr forms. They protect that land from washing, pre sent loss of plant food by leashing, fnrnish graslng for live stock during 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. We suggest rye, wheat, bur and crimson clover. If yon plant no cover crop, break yonr land this Fall and turn under the eon and cotton to rot. The decayed vegetable matter Is good fertUls er for any kind of solL