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Per Tear. SlJift. In Advance.
Published Wednesdays and Saturdays.
«RA YEN .V (iHAVES,
Entered to postofflce at Ashdown.
Arkansas, as second class mall matter
Tiie opposition to the abolition
measure In the State Senate faded
aWav Wednesday like a fog before the
gun. The administration program
'will go through.
Quit worrying about What alia the
world and concentrate on your own
ailments. Continued atid persistent
work is still the greatest remedy; as it
has been through all times.., .
The News is running under Its own
power mostly now, and that’s why you
are not having to worry about why,
your paper didn’t come this week.
Most everybody is either prepared to
suggest a cure for the light situation,
or is listening with open ears for some
one to announce that the remedy has
been found. There are probably ways
to patch up for the present emergency
good until the next crisis. Most of
the experts, and we are all experts,
, say that the remedy is a new plant,
and make it steam, please. Companies
in the hands of a receivership are not
supposed to have a surplus for exten
sive rebuilding, though they have been
known to bell to those who did have.
Of course the town may buy it, but
that would take time and the bond
market just now is not what it might
be, so we are told. In case the light
company machinery continues to be
obstreperous some local steam plant
might be able to pull the load, but
the expense of - making the change
should properly fall upon the light
company. At any rate the burden oi
their failure, or hard luck, should not
be made to fall upon the consumers,
who already believe that they are
paying a good price for even a perfect
If you are already pledged as a
member of the commercial organiza
tion for Ashdown do so at once and
let’s see if a united town cannot do
some things the coming year that will
be worth while. We have been de
pending too much on things that vital
ly concern us taking their own course.
Your business would suffer without a
guiding hand. So will the business
and welfare of the whole community
suffer without the guidance of a cen
The coal oil latnp and the tallow
candle have regained some of the^r
lost popularity. Even some of our
citizens, not too old, hark back to the
days when they read at night by the
flickering blaze of a pineknot.
There are increasing reports from
oyer the county indicating that much
of the land that seemed must lay idle
this year is now being sown to oats.
This idle land that we hear of is land
that has heretofore been rented to
share croppers. Many, of the land
lords are not able this year to furnish
the renter, though there is no lack of
those who would work-the land. Tin
der these circumstances it is the wise
thing to dc, sow the l^nd and get a feed
crop at a minimum of labor and ex
pensc^ It is believed that in the aver
age community of small farms nracti
cnlly all of the land wtll be cultivated.
Sowing the land to grain or other hay
crops is a good thing under any cir
cumstances. The land needs it,, and
the crop is not an unprofitable one.
I Christian Endeavor.
Leader. Gladys Russell and William
Escott; scripture, Matt. 6: 7-15;
■prayer, Gladys Russell; song by the
society; What is the importance of
the,home in the extension of God’s
Kingdom? by Lilye Chewning; Give a
reason why it is easier to live a
Christian life in the home, by Eliza
beth Mobley; What are some of the
ways in which we are likely to be un
true to Christ, by Mary Fawcett;
special mnslc, by Miss Norman and
Mrs. ,f. E. Locke; What treatment
would be givep to employes in a truly
Christian home? by Elizabeth Ander
son; In th matter of hospitality, whgt
should distinguish a Christian home?
by Pearls DoWda; In wbat way may
a guest recognize the Christian char
acter of a home? by Mrs. Bone; How
will loyalty to Christ affect the talk
in a family? by Lena Fawcett; What
messages may be given by the pic
tures and music in a home? by Miss
Ehepperson; What place for hible
study is there in the home? by Mrs.
Ilartsdsld; song, by society; Chris
1a a Endeavor meets promptly at sij
''•cock and all visitors will be given
a hearty welcome.
I have this day bought out the ice
cream factory and bottling works, and
all those having bills against the above
please present them to O. A. Fowler on
'or before March 1. All those Indebted
to jthe Wilson Ice Cream and Bottling
Works will pay H. A. Wilson. Ash
down, Aik. Feb. 5, 1921.—O. A. Fow
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METHODIST LADIES MEET |
Meeting Was Held With Mrs. M. A.
The Woman’s Missionary Society
met at the beautiful home of Mrs; M.
A. Locke on the east side Wednesday.
February Hh, at 2:30 p. m. The doors
of this home were swung wide open to
give each guest a welcome of cheer.
This was one among the best of our
missionary meetings we have had this
year. Mr3. J. M. Johnson was leader
and her topic being the “Missionary
Voice.’’ On this subject she rendered
a most interesting propramme prov
ing that this was not her first time on
The sorijrture lessor was 2 Timothy
2: 1-4, 4>K. Mrs. Ethel Sims pre
sented "Th*:key to the Situation.”
This was.*, large gilt key placed on
cardboard da which was told some of
the doors which this key would unlock,
sueh as ignorance, indifference, preju
dice, etc. On the opposite side was the
"Missionary Voice" in large letters.
“What to do with the January Voice”
was toffl by Mrs. Bettie Traylor; “Why
the' Missionarly Voice in every home”
was read by Mrs. B. F. Love; “What
the Missionary Voice has done for me.”
was the title of a poem read by Mrs.
O. Leslie; “A good idea,” was given
by Mrs. 0. T. Graves; “A new style of
hats was shown,” Mrs. A. E. Waters
brought in a -hat box in which, well
wrapped was a hat of the latest style
entirely covered with sheets from the
Missionary Voice. This hat was
placed on the head of the leader by the
district secretary, Mrs. Soth C. Rey
nolds and proved to be very becoming
to the wearer. Mrs. Reynolds then told
how much cheaper and more satisfac
tory in every way this hat was than
any other hat and appealed to her
feminine audience by showing that no
member of this missionary society
coufd be in the height of fashion and
not own and wear one of these hats.
The leader then distributed -clippings
on prayer and work to each member
present to read. The magazine song,
“Subscribe, Subscribe for the Mission
ary Voice” was sung to the tune of
Auld Lang Syne,” with Mrs. T. B.
Cook at the piano. The meeting was
then turned over to- the president,
Mrs. C. L. Briant, and a short business
session was held. Twenty-five- mem
bers answered to roll call. A prayer
by Mrs. Sims closed the session.
The tibstess was assisted in receiv
ing the Quests by Misses Mollle and
, Nannie Locke, Mesdames Cook, Rew
and waters. Each went away feeling
that this had indeed been a very pro
fitable accasion and having a large
conception of the importance of read
ing th church papers.
TO MAKE POTATO SIRUP
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U. S .to Establish a Plant at Fitz
Washington, Feb. 8.—A sweet pota
to syrup plant will be established by
the government at Fitzgerald, Ga. Un
der a labratory process worked out
and patented for the public by Dr.
H. C. Gore, Bureau of Chemistry, the
commercial possibilities in manufac
ture of a fine brown “highly palatable”
syrup from a heretofore waste pro
duct are to be explorerd.
IS AFTER THAT BONUS
New York Man at DeQneen to Begin
OH Development Work.
DeQueen, Feb. 8.—Following the
announcement of the offer of a sub
stantial bonus to the company drilling
the ftr^t producing well in this vicin
ity, Roy J. Chase, president and gen
eral manager of the Niagro Petroleum
Company, of Lockport, N. Y., which
has large lease holdings in Sevier and
Howard counties, is here with a view
to getting some development work UQi
der way immediately,
C. A. Burns, connected with a pro
minent oil concern of Little Rock, al
so Is here preparing to de develop
ment work in this section.
REDUCTION MOYE FAILS
South Carolina House Refuses to Re
quire Cut in Acreage.
Columbia. C. C., Feb. 9.—By a vote
of 71 to 22 the South Carolina House
of Representatives today "struck jut
the enacting words of a resolution
which would have required the re
duction of cotton acreage this year to
the 1920 average.
TO DRILL IN OVACHITA
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i Kansas City Company Makes Location
' Stephens, Feb. 8.—W. E. MLaugh
lin & Co., a large lumber concern of
Kansas City, has made a location for a
well In section 27-14-19, and will start
c.rllling as soon as the derrick is
erected and the drilling machinery in
stalled. This company has holdings
on several acres near Stephens, and
will push developments as fist as pos
sible. The -location for the new2 well
is live miles north of Stephens.
| The Home Company expects to make
| Its location for the well within the
I next few days. Drilling probably will
! be started within 80 days.
It is rumofed that another indepen
dent company Will sink a well near
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EGG MARKET CRASHES
Heavy Receipts at Chlgago Force Big
Drop in. Price.
Chicago, Feb. 8.—Big receipts of
eggs today demoralized the -market
here and forced food prices down about
six cents a dozen,' wholesale, compar
ed with yesterday. The season Is at
hand for heavy arrivals and today’s
receipts were the largest this year.
Including today’s fall in price's the
Chicago market showed a decline of
11 cents so far this week, with the
grade known hS* ordinary .first com
manding only 30 to 31 cents wholesale.
GOVERNMENT ASKS LOANS
Certificates^ Bearing Low Interest Is
Issued by Treasury.
Washington,/Feb. 9.—A new Issue
of Treasury certificates bearing inter
est at 5 1-2 per cent was Offered for
subscription tonight by Secretary
Houston. The issue will be for about
8100,009,000 dates February 15 and
maturing July 15.
While Treasury certificates with a
maturity of more than three months
have not been offered at a rate as
low as 1-2 per cent, officials believe
the money market is easier and pres
sent conditibns will be tested by the
DELIVERS SO SOWS
McOurtain County Boys Will Raise
Idabe\, Okla., Feb. 9.—County Agent
Alvin L. Phillips informed a report
er that he would have ten Poland
China and twenty Duroc sows have
Saturday to be delivered to Agricultur
al club boys in various parts of the
These are all the very best of two
breeds and are being delivered to the
boys to raise from, and to be paid for
with pigs at a later date.
Nothing will do more toward mak
ing our county self-sustaining than for
our farmers to raise plenty of feed and
meat, and the club'boys are setting the
older farmers a splendid example.
FARM WORK UNDER WAV
Fanners Begin New Year’s Work With
Hope, Feb. 9.—Farmers of Hemp
stead county have begun preparations
for another crop with astonishing zest
and many have their land broken and
are waiting for the planting season
to roll round. They realize that there
is a good living in the soil and that if
they grow their own living at home
they are not dependent upon^market
quotations. The farmers have, adopt
ed the slogan of “cow, a sow an* "
hen” and expect to be able to bnng
Something with them to sell when they
come to town during the spring and
summer months. Likewise plans MS
being made for enlarging the gardens
to give vegetables enough to put away
for use during the winter months.
BUYS PLAY GROUND EQUIPMENT
DeQueen School Also Proud None
of Senior Class Smokes.
DeQueen, Feb. 9.—The sum of $535
made by various entertainments and
other efforts by the high school stu
dents this past year was utilized for
the purchase of playground equipment
and the school expects tq^have one of
the best playgrounds in that section
of the country. The school also has
a fine orchestra, will up on the latest
compositions and a credit to the
The school is very proud of the fact
that none of the boys in the Senior
<^•'88 of-1921 is addicted to the smok
Sees Strange Light.
T. H. White, an aged farmer, who
lives ten miles east of Ashdown, re-,
ports seeing a strange light near his
home one evening after dark this week, j
which he is Unable to account for. He |
said he was hauling manure when he
saw ahead of him and a few feet in the ,
air a large bright light that appeared)
to be dancing. He approached with-'
in thirty feet of it when It dropped to i
the ground and vanished. He said]
that ft was so brlgHt that It dazzled. ;
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RAISING TRUCK CROPS.
(By H. M. Cottrell).
Farmers, planters and groups of
farmers In every one of the 69 cot
ton growing counties of Arkansas are
planning to raise Irish poatoes, canta
loupes, watermelons, truck, sweet po
tatoes or berries. These men are cot
ton growers, some with large planta
tions and others with small farms,
who cannot sell their dbtton for half
what it cost to raise it and are deter
mined to raise some other crop to sell.
We urge them to go slow.
' Consider the danger from over-pro
duction. Cotton growers from every
cotton-growing stafe, from the west
ern part of Texas to Virginia, are
planning to raise these crops, and
hundreds of organizations are being
formed to market them. There . are
likely to be half a million cotton
growers in the United States who will
raise truck or melons or Irish potatoes
for market this year for the first time.
The cities of the United States are
generall well supplied each year with
sucji foods. What price will they pay
for the enormous addition to this sup
ply that is likely to be ipadef "Go
Wages in the cities and towns will
probably be lower in 1921 than in 1920.
Merchants, manufacturers and other
business men are likly to make less
money. This makes certain that the
buying ability of families in the towns
and cities will he less in 1921 than in
1920. They will either have to buy
less perishable food products or pay
lower prices for what they buy, pos
sibly both. Go slow.
Corn, cotton, oats and hay are not
perishable; they can be stored for
weeks or months and can always be
sold at some price. A car of tomatoes
is a bad loss if there is a glut in the
market the day it is received. A car
of watermelons or cantaloupes that
arrives in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chi
cago or any other large receiving mar
ket on a day when there are 50 to 300
cars more than that market wants,
no* only will not sell, but the growers
often have to send money to pay for
the freight It hardly pays to raise
fields of radishes or cucumbers or
tomatoes to plow under to enrich the
soil, although this frequently has to
bo done when too much have been
raised A surplus of cotton Is bad,
but tomatoes or melons or other per
iBhablo crops that cannot be sold are I
tfbrse. Go slow.
There are some epmmunitie« la Ar
kansas that have made money from
truck crops and melons. There are
other Communities that may make
money by raising these crops tor the
first time in 1011* hut they are tow.
No men or group of men should raise
these crops this year for the first time
without consulting disinterested ex
perts; being sure of their market be
fore even the seed is bought or the
land prepared, and can afford to lose
the crop if it is unmarketable be
caus of an enormous over-production.
The safest plan tor most cotton
growers is to raise all the food and
feed they need, planting enough to
have plenty if the yield should be low;
raise in a small way for sale, corn,
hay, oats or some other crop that can
l.e stored and plant a moderate acre
age of cotton.
REVIVAL OF TRADE.
A story told by Wallace D. Simmons,
president of Simmons Hardware Co.,
at a recent convention of hardware
dealers in Kansas City, is being re
peated in many part of the country
because It so aptly illustrates one of
the obstacles to a revival of trade and
prosperity. He was speaking of the
question of a general re-arrangement
of market values, as necessary to a
revival of trade in normal volume. He
“One trouble is that too many of us
are like little Johnny on his hobby
Look at These Prices!
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Cpal Oil, per gallon........20c
4 Lb. Snow Drift Lard ...
8 Lb. Snow Drift Lard .......$L80
24 Lb Sack Royal No. 10 Flour... $1.55
48 Lb. Sack Royal No. 10 Flour.$3.05
24 Lb. Sack Gold Drift Flour............,...9L88
48 Lb. Sack Gold Drift Flour.92.70
24 Lb. Sack Heliotrope Flour.............9L50
48 Lb. Sack Heliotrope Flour _i......$2.95
SUGAR, PER LB.....;.8 l-2c
100 Lb. Sack Corn Chops.......:.....91,75
100 Lb. Sack Wheat Bran......$1.90
150 Lb‘. Sack Shorts..'.....'....... .$2.10
5 Bu. Sack Oats ...1.».....$8.5b
100 Lbs. D. M. jD. Mixed Feed _i. ....$1.75
100 Lbs. BIG 4 Mixed Feed .-....v..$2.20
/ Onion Sets, Per Gallon ...- —W. 25c
WATCH FOR OUR PRICES EACH WEEK
WE SELL CHEAP F’OR CASH ONLY
Model Grocery Co.IS
A Key Industry
The printing industry is so interwoven with
'all other industries that it would be almost im
possible to condpct most of them without print
ing. If the hundreds of forms that must be kept
to produce a proper record of the various kinds
of business had to be written out in full, how long
would it take to record the transactions of a day
in a large factory? ,
An industry S6 necessary to business mCii
should be regarded in the proper way—as an in
dustry to be fostered. When you must have a
job of printing in a hurry you expect your printer
to get it out for you. But do you think of the
probability of t its costing mre to produce it in a
' rush than it y^u gave him plenty of time? It does.
Watch your printing stock; do not let it be
come exhauseed and then rush to your printer for
“figures.” Give him plenty of time—and leave
the job on open order. *
If you must have a hurry-up job, we will
produce i t for you. If you are wise you will let
us price the job on our “cost-plus-profit” plan—
which means that we compile- the cost of mater-*
lals and labor enterng into the production of the
job and add a legitimate profit—just like you
pricj> you r merchandise.
Little River News
"Two small boys— rothers—receiv
ed as a Christmas p i esent given to
them jointly, a fine, large rocking
horse, the saddle of vhich accommo
dated but one. Whilp the novelty of
the toy lasted both w anted to ride all
the time and there i as quite a con
stant dispute as to wt ;oh should do so.
The mother settled tl a matter by put
ting them_both on t >gether, one be
hind the other, and tl ey rooked in'ap
parent peace and ha mony while she
stayed by and watchc 1. As soon, how
ever, as she went abc it her faiouSehold
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duties, after warning them that there
should be no more arguments, Johnny,
who eras in the saddle while Willie sat
behind with his arms around Johnny’s
neck, was heard to remark to Willie
in what was Intended to be persuasive
and convincing tone, ‘Willie, it seems
to me that if one of us should get off
I could ride better,’
"There are too many Johnhys today
suggesting that everybody else* should
get down to earth while they are per
mitted to ride on* undisturbed upon a
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