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CITY FACES REAL ORISIS !
AS TO WATER AMD LIMITS Citizens Held Mass Meeting Tuesday Morning and Will Meet Again j •tip. m. J ' Since last Friday when the' plant of the Commonwealth Public Service Co., which furnishes the lights and does the pumping for the municipal water plant, had a series of breakdowns the citizens have more than realized that a real crisis was being faced. At inter vals the force at the light plant has gotten an fngine going only to have it go down again. To keep a reserve of Water -for emergencies the water has had to be cat pff a great deal of the time. It is doubtful if there is enough private wells in the town to furnish the population with Water. There has been no water to flush the sewage systems. Probably the most serious situation prevails at the publfl? school building where some 500 children are congregated without water for drink ing' or taking care of the' sewage. Tuesday morning the water depart ment was busy running a power line from the city water plant to the oil mill’s lighting system to get power for pumping water. A tractor was put in operation at the water plant to pump water until the oil mill line could be built and some water was turned into the mains at 11 o’clock. Every engine at the light plant has been out of commission. The big en gine burned out it’s bearings, ope of the small engines has been out for a long time and the other small engine continues to go down under the strain of the-whole load, and each time the Juice begins to cotng over the lines has bo far only proven temporary. Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock**?® citizens held a mass the v'-.^Goldsmith building ax* took the sit uaifijti up'rgtAftej..3»«>kitt discussion it - was decided ttfat more information was needed as to our legal status be fore the town could know what it could do for relief. A committee of all the attorneys in the town*was appointed Including C.^A- Bishop ahd Lon T. ,v Jones legal aspects of the matter with re ference to what could best be done to get the needed relief. Municipal own ership was discussed along with other things. The committee was instructed to report back tc a mass meeting at the same place at 4 o’clock Tuesday at which also a representative of light plant would, be invited. A resolution was adopted instruct ing the committee to wire our senator and other senators to favor the Gates bill abolishing the Corporation Com mission, which bill has passed the house. It was the opinion of the at torneys present that the recent sur render of the company’s franchise only transfers the power to deal with the light company from the city to the commission, and did not in fact empower the city to grant a franchise to any other company. -o Bats Plentiful. It is said that rats are getting to be quite numerous in this city, and it has been suggested that a day be set as “rat killing day” in the near future. BODY IS FOUND IN RIVER Young Man Was Drowned in Little River in Oklahoma. Idabel, Okla., Feb. 5.—A young man named Phillips, about 21 years of .ago disappeared on Tuesday, Devember 21, and his body was found in Little River about two and on-half miles from his home by his father, Charlie, Phillips, who had beev hunting for his son ever since his disappearance. Young Phillips, who lived with his parents about a mile north of Odell J had been visiting at' the home Tom McGowan, who lives several miles, north of the river, and on Tusday, I December 31, decided to return home, ’ started out on foot and had not been J heard of since, until his body was, found in thfe river. ~ _v Mr. Phillips says that his son was in the habit of swimming the . river whenever he wanted jo cross it, and it is supposed that he tried to swim it and that the cold water* caused him to cramp so that he was drowned. . -o-— FARM BUREAU MEETS Meeting of Community Unit Was Held at Fomby School House. Ashdown, Rout 1. Feb. 4—(Special) —Menders of the Farm Bureau .met with District No. 26 the third, with George Hatcher as chairman. The house was called to order and Mr. Newsom made a talk on community organization and the raising of cot ton. H. P. Haizllp talked on farmers ; union and the farm bureau. Mr. John ston talked on growing sweet potatoes and the marketing.of them. ^4r. Haiz lip explained the necessity of using certified potato seed. A motion was made and carried to send a tejegram to Little Rock for the benefit of the farmers-Enabling Act. The meeting adjourned to meet again the third Thursday in Feb. TO BEAUTIFY MENA * « - - Commlttles at Mena Will Attempt to Make Mena BeantifnL !' ate^ •’ft" Mena, Feb. 5.—Committees from each of the wards of Mena will be se j lected by the City Council to direct the work of a “city beautiful” cam paign soon to start. Mayor Smith and the andermen have sanctioned the plan proposed by W. C. B. Allen of | Mena. One woman in each ward is to be named on the committees. -o — MBS. JAS. M’KIM DIES Wife of Ashdown Man Dies In Hos pltal at Fort Worth Saturday. Mrs. Mrs. Jas. McKim of this city died in a hospital at Fort Worth, Tex., Saturday night. Mr. McKim had re viv'd a message to come, but had not time to arrive before she died. Mr. McKim went to Fort Worth over a week ago to be present when an op eration was performed. She seemed to be doing very well and he returned home. They have been living in Ash down for about a year, coming to this place from Shreveport. Mr. McKim Is proprietor of the Highway garage. »i»»»»mim«iii»ii»itli»T»im»m»Kw Let it be your watchword for the coming year. Resolve to save a part of all you earn—every day, week and year. Start your Thrift Campaign now; S9E3SE5553S2E55555£53555C^S5535 ^ ARKANSAS STATE BSNK No Red Tape- Wa Do or Ashdown, ’ Arkansas TEACHERS AND DIRECTORS I WILL MEET THIS WEEK resellers and Directors Will Meet in. Ashdown Friday Evenlnf for Important Session. • ——— The Little River County Teachers ind Directors Association will meet in Ashdown at the school auditorium, on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12th. The meeting Friday will open at 7 p. m.r and the Saturday session will open at 9 a. m. The following program will be given: | Friday evening the 11th : Duo, “Shooting Stars,” Willie Bish Dp and Effle Draper. Reading, “How Mr. Coffin Spelled It,’*'Gladys Ford. Vocal duet, Mrs. J. E. Locke,. Miss j Blanche Norman. Beading, “Bill Thay” Louise Jester. Piano solo, “Migronne,” Madge Coi lins. Address, Mr. I. W. Holmes. Reading, “That Old Sweetheart of Mine,” Beth Cowling, Quartette, “Persian (' March,” Effle Draper, Madge Collins, Mary Toland, Willie Bishop. . Saturday morning the 12th: Invocation, Rev. Z. D. Lindsay. Music, Mrs. C. E. Key and Miss Freda Mohnkern. Report of General Plans for .School Rally Day, W. N. Pittman, Superinten dent of Ashdown School, Report of Committee on Agricultur al Exhibit, Geo. M. Johnston, county agent. • - . '■ iReport of Committee on Home Eco nomics, Miss Gladys Norwctod, county demonstrator. ~ , Report of Committee on Athletics, O. H. Wilkerson, principal Ashdown School. Reading, Marjorie Thomas. Address by J. R. Grant, Rural School Spervisor. Business session. _ WAR ON SLOT MACHINES / Ban Mas Been Put on Slot Machines t IJ| y | Boards , m . _: Mena, Feb. 5.—Deputy Prosecuting Attorney B. J. Stewart has started war on slot machines and punch, boards, said to be operated in Mena. Arrests of three owners of business’ houses have been made and the accused will be givbn bearings before Justice S. H. Smith. The moral clean-up follows the action of the city council in start ing a campaign for better sanitary conditions. -o NEW LAW FIRM New Firm Will be Known as Johnson and Shaver. Johnson & Shaver is the name of the new law firm organized in this city. The parties being C. ,B. Johnson and Ben Shaver, both prominent and effi cient attorneys of this city. The firm will make a strong working team. Jim Shaver, 4? Texarkana, is here and will be interested in the South ern Realty and Trust Company, ab stract department. --O-t-— BURIED ALIVE IN HOLLOW TREE Discovery of Skeleton Near Jonesboro May Reveal Shocking Tragedy. Jonesboro, Feb. 4.—The skeleton of a man, and a gold watch In a hollow tree were revealed today when C. L. Conper, near Harggt, who has leased a part of the Hergett plantation, set fire to the tree. Officers believe the skeleton that of a victim <5f a party of moonshiners who Operated a still, which was found near the tree recently. E. E. Ran dolph of the Hargett plantation, who reside here, lias the watchjn his pos session, and will hold it in an attempt to learn the identity of the skeleton. -o SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION Arkansas Sunday Schools Will Meet In Little Rock. —* Little Rock, Feb. 7.—(Special)—The hirty-tbird annual convention of the Arkansas Sunday School Association vill be held in Little Rock, April 13, .4 and 16 at the First Methodist ihurch, South. A number of Sunday School experts from different cities in he United States will be ^mong those ippearlng on the ' program. Rever ind E. W. Halpenny of Chicago, the , Vdult Bible Class Superintendent of i h^ International Sunday School As lociation, and Mrs. Phebe A. Curtis, Chicago, specialist on the Primary De >artment who was formerly Children's jivlsion Superintendent (hr the Ohio Junday School Association, are among' hose ——1 ... "**fc „ 1 MOPE MAN VISITS ASHDOWN IS GREATLY IMPRESSED Chamber of Commerce Man Visited Ashdown and DeQneen Last 1 Week—Reports Favorably. Hope, Feb. 7.—(Special)—C. A. Tun nell, secretary-manager of the Cham ber of Commerce, returned Saturday, from DeQueen, where he attended an-; nual meeting of the DeQueen Chamber of Commerce and addressed that body on the need for a closer cooperation between the towns in Southwest Ar kansas in/general development move ment. He reports a very enthusiastic meeting and says that De Queen is1 making preparations to go Hope one • better in the matter of a bonus for oil; developments. It was decided at the I meeting there last night that De-1 Queen would raise $100,000 to be hung up as a prize money for the first oil | well brought in Sevier county. There j was a large number prosent and the! keenest interest was manifested in the different projects that were dis cussed. “DeQueen is a splendid little city,” said 4lr. Tunnel 1, “and they have caught the vision o£ a greater town. In the course of a few monthe De Queen will have finished 150 miles of piked road, they have two splendid, hotels and many substantial busi ness houses. In an agricultural way the business men are urging farmers to grow fruit and truck. I visited a hundred acre strawberry patch and learned that between 400 and 500 had planted to strawberries the past year. I also visited the gravel pits which promise to become a very important industry in mat section, mere are great mountains of gravel deposits there and sidings are being built to permit 20 cars of gravel a day. The gravel is of a very fine grade and especially adapted to road building. “People at both Ashdown and De Queen were greatly interested in oil developments in the Hope field. These folks believe they have just as good indications in their respective com munities and want to know how to go about developing. I was asked if I of Hope, to Ashdown one niglft this 'week and help them in organizing a Chamber of Commerce. They want au organization that will keep Ash down up at the front of the proces sion, and say that if Hope will lend a huipirif hand they will get it. -o SCOUTS WILL HIKE Plan Weenie Roast and Possum Hunt _ for Thursday Night. The boy scouts of Ashdown are planning a weenie roast and possum hunt for Thursday night. They are going to hike to the Roch Russell place east of town, from which place they will begin their expedition. Jake Cobb has taken hold of the scouts as scoutmaster and is making splendid success. They now have 32 scouts and hope to have 48 in a short time. MUST GIVE STATISTICS - • Will Give Registrars 25 Cents for Each Report of Disease, Etc. Little Rock, Peb. 5. — (Special) — Should an act be placed upon the stat ute books In accordance with a bill introduced by Dr. Ray of Mississippi county, the marital misfits of the state will find the high costs of divorse to be a very considerable factor. By the terms of this bill, the plaintiff in each case will be required to nay a fee of $5 into the state treasury tb the credit of the vital statistics fund for the maintenance of the bureau. It is provided that after August 1 the regis trars of each county shall in addition tu deaths and births register all de crees of divorce as well as- the appli cations and the dismissals for which the registrar shall receive a fee of 25 ceius each. • --o . DEATH AT ELMORE Joe Metcalf Died Sunday and Was Burled at Ashdown Monday. Joe Metcalf, a young farmer, living In the Elmore settlement, northwest of this place, died Sunday from an at tack of pneumonia. He was buried Monday afternoon in this city. He is survived by a wife. The deceased was well known and highly respected. He was a young man about 25 years of ige. * -o-— Meeting at Hicks. The farmers of Hicks will meet on Friday nigh( to discuss the growing >f potatoes. H. Laney, an expert potato growe(*7 will be present. $Ie ■CUULoiJaeqr'Tfol the meeting at Ogden ware and BoyoAu *r' LOAN TO BE AN ISSUE,* rexarkana Mayoralty Can Discuss City’s Dt Texarkana, Feb. 4.—The • loan negotiated by the city of i», kana three years ago to build a sew ige disposal plant, promises to be the chief issue in the campaign for mayor In the pending Democratic primary here. The loan was negotiated during the administration of Dr. K. M. Kelley, now opposing Mayor McLain for re election. Mayor McLain contends that the city did not get a “square deal” in the loan", and he proposes to contest the payment of at least a part of the j indebtedness which is held by the! i Madison Bond Company of Madison, Wis. Kelley, on the other hand, de clares that the loan was regular and fair in all respects, was made in open council, and that there is nothing wrong about it. The entry of Dr. KW ley into the race is regarded as an in tention on his part to seek a vindi cation of his former administration. -o WOMEN TO HOLD OFFICES Act of General Assembly Will Author ize Office Holders. Little Rock, Feb. 7.—(Special)—Act, No. 59 of the General Assembly ofc 1921 will authorize the women of Ark ansas to hold any office elective or. appointive in the state. The bill was put through the legislature by Repres entative P. A. Andrews of Phillips county and was signed yesterday by Governor McRae. The first commis sion issued under the new' statute was for the appointment of Miss Margaret Boyce of Little Rock as a notary pub lic and a few minutes later a second commission was issued to Miss Mary Fein of Little Rock as a notary public. These are the first two women notaries public in Arkansas legally appointed. Governor Jones attempted to appoint women as notaries public but the matter was carried to the Supreme Court several years ago and the ap pointments declared invalid. HOPE MAY GET A REFINERY Plans May Develop That Refinery Will Come to Hope. Hope, Feb. 7. — (pedal)-— W. T. Knight, president of the Arkansas Tcxae Oil Company, advised the Cham ber of Commerce here today by a special messenger that he could not reach Hope bofere Sunday afternoon and the conference with the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce set for today, has been postponed un til Monday' morning. Mr. Knight Is coming to submit a proposition for the building of a refinery in Hope and a pipe line from McKamie well. He is so certain that the McKainie well will be a good producer that he is making arrangements lor taking care ot the oil. A meeting of the board of dir ectors is called for 10 o’clock Mon day morning. --—o Want Pure Vinegar. A bill has been Introduced in the Senate fc> force nothing but pure vine gar to be placed on the markets.