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___SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXIII. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1921. NUMBER 18. 'V’sXv-’ ' \ s.'. "» ’?• 1 I ■' jti • It EL DORADO OFFICERS TAKE TWO DOTS FROM ASHDOTN Jonah Green and Dan Grounds Ar rested on Charges Connected With Jesse Phillips Killing. On advices from Sheriff Handcock of El Dorado, Union comity, Jonah Green was arrested here Friday afternoon by the sheriff's forces, and placed in jail to await the coming the the El Dor ado officers, on a warrant charging him with murder, or complicity in the murder of Jesse Phillips, the young man, formerly of Ashdown, who was shot by unknown parties on the streets of El Dorado some weeks ago. The El Dorado officers arrived Saturday and also caused the arrest of young Dan Grounds of this city on the same charge. He ieft with his two prison ers Saturday evening for El Dorado. Okie Green, brother of Jonah Green accompanied them to El Dorado. J.T. Grounds, father of the Grounds boy, was already at that place, having gone there when he heard of the ar rest last week of young Bradford, a relative of his, on a like charge. Th6 boys are members of highly respected families here. The Bradford boy also formerly lived in Ashdown. It is not known on what grounds the Union county officials base their charges other than a chain of cir cumstances. Bill Phillips, father of the boy who was killed was here sev eral days last week working on the case. From his information he did not believe the boys, or either of them to be the one who did the shooting, but believed that Jonah Green knew who ,did do it and that the real facts in the case would soon come out. The Grounds boy had not been arrested at the time the News reporter talked to Mr. Phillips. About all that could be learned here that can be given any credit is that all these boys lodged together at the tent lodging kept by Phillips. Green states that he left El Dorado and came back to Ashdown the day before the killing. The Grounds and Bradford boys were re lated to Phillips. Woman Probably in Case. According to the elder Phillips .a mysterious young woman was at the tent the evening before the murder. She claimed to be the Jesse Phillips wife to whom he was married last spring or summer. Alter living with him three days she left him. She had just come oaclt. Tuat was about the last seen of her. She is supposed to be in Oklahoma. Then, there was the hint of a mysterious stranger, the other man in the case, possible the real murderer, who came to the tent looking for Phillips, whom he did not know. It is said that a green cap, thought to have belonged to Green, and a pis tol, was found near where Phillips was killed. It is also said that the last seen of Green, however, was two hours before Phillips was killed, and since that time no account can be given of him. Green Talks but Little. Green, it is said, states that he can prove that he left El Dorado the day before the killing of Phillips occurred, and that he rode a freight train most of the way to Ashdown, and on the night that Phillips was killed, he was Cotton Growers Will Meet in Ashdown Next Friday There will be a meeting held at the court house Friday March' 11th at 2 o’clock for the purpose of explaining the co-operative marketing of cotton. There will be able speakers to"present the plan that is being put in operation all over the South through the Farm Bureau. The farmers and business men are invited to attend this meeting. It is requested that •\iH should at tend as it is important that the farmers line up with their fellow-countrymen now to work out better marketing plan through co-operative marketing as sociations which is being formed all over the states that produce cotton. -o SCOUTS AT NASHVILLE Location for Wells Being Made at Nashville. Nashville, March 7.—Drilling for oil on a large scale will be in progress . here at no far distant date, if indica j tions may he taken as a criterion Prospectors are here tn numbers and are looking over the field with a view of recommending the sinking of wells I should they find the prospects suffi ciently encouraging. Several wells at 1 ready are being drilled, and it is re ported that locations for others are to , be made soon. -o PLAN RETRENCHMENT Mena Will Cut Down Salary of Their City Officials. , Mena, March 4.—With only one , more month to serve, the retiring city administration proposes to put on a j program of economy for its successor. | Steps have already been taken to re i duce the salary of the city attorney j to $5 per month and to limit the l members of the Board of Public Af j fairs to $2 per meeting. To secure additional revenues, an occupation tax is tc be levied. -o— (travel for Foreman Road. Work of graveling No. Seven Road 1 was started Saturday, and many wagons are being used in hauling the gravel. It has been proposed that as soon as the roads is completed to Foreman that every one in both towns have a joint celebration somewhere between here and Foreman. The work will be completed probably in two months. at the rooms of his mother, in Ash down. All kinds of rumors can be heard here, but none of them can be traced to an authcrative source. The above seems to be the theory of the Elder Phillips and Sheriff Handcock. Boys Were Released. Tom Grounds, the father of Dan Grounds, telephoned his wife in this city late Monday night that Dan had been rerleased and that they would re turn home Tuesday. Ogle Green, bro ther of Jonah Green telephoned his mother that Jonah had also been re leased. The message had to be re peated and Mrs. Grounds was unable to get the particulars. Our Creed » » * To Court and to Deserve the fullest mea sure of confidence; to protect our custo ' mers’ interests in every way that lies within our power, handling with scruplu ous care all matters entrusted to us; to render service in keeping with the best traditions of the banker’s calling, always' remembering that our bank exists and has a rjght to exist only so long as it is of real, pjiblic service—this is our creed. * 7 ' . J ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T . ..... DISTRICT CHAMBER OF ! COMMERCE MET AT HOPE; - I Ten Leading Towns of the Southwest Held .Meeting at Hope Friday Afternoon. Hope, March ti.—Matters of vital importance to every town in South west Arkansas were discussed at a meeting of chamber of commerce sec retaries and business men at Hope Friday afternoon, when representativ es from ten of the leading towns in the district were present and partici pating. After a discussion yf condi tions and the need for a closer co-op eration it was decided to organize a Southwest Arkansas Chamber of Com merce which will act as a clearing' house for commercial, agricultural, industrial and civic activities. This organization will work through the various local chambers of commerce and will undertake to organize Cham bers of Commerce in towns where there are no commercial organizations at the present. Temporary officers were elected to serve until permanent organization could be effected at another meeting, as follows: S. S. Langley, Murfrees boro, president; Matt Martin, Prescott, vice-president; C. A. Tunnell, Hope secretary. The committee on perma nent organization wras as fellows: S. S. Langley, Murfreesboro; Mat Mar tin, Prescott; C. A. Tunnell, Hope; John Davis, Prescott; A. P. Cantrell, DeQueen. This committee will pro pose a plan of organization, draft con stitution and by laws and fix the time and place for a meeting to complete the organization. A committee on membership was named and includes | the secretaries of Chambers of Com 1 merce in Hempstead, Nevada, Colum bia, LaFayette, Miller, Little River, I Sevier, Howard, Pike, Clark and Oua chita counties. Address by Noted Man. A pleasing feature of the program for the afternoon was an address by Carl Baer of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, who stressed the impor tance of co-operation in community and regional development. Mr. Baer said that Hope, DeQueen, Prescott and Murfreesboro will grow and de velop only in proportion to the general development of the country and to wns 1 surrounding,, and that, after all, a i country's greatest assets is its agri ; cultural assets. He therefore urged a ; closer co-operation between the town and country. This could be brought about, according to Mr. Baer through a diversification of crops, better mar keting conditions, improved livestock and improved living conditions. He advocated a better balance of activi | ties in order that one branch of de velopment would not outstrip the oth er and by means of a chart explained the relative value of production to in dustry, commerce, transportation and civics. After a general discussion of how the various towns and communities could co-operate in development work, the matter of a closer co-operation in oil activities was urged and each town and county was pledged to boost rather than knock its neighbor. This proved a very live subject for all Southwest Arkansas is possessed with the belief that a great oil pool will be found somewhere in this vicinity. Drilling has been stimulated by offer ing bonuses for productng wells and in one instance, at DeQueen, a bonus is being raised to pay for the first dry hole that is drilled in Sevier coun ty Representatives were present frc^m Prescott, Blevins, Nashville, Murfrees boro, Ashdown, DeQueen, Camdejn. Mineral Springs, and Gurdon. Gov. T. C. McRae of Prescott, a*d Carl Baer, of St. Louis were male honorary members of the organizaticli by unanimous vote of those present. This was virtually an endorsement cl Governor McRae's policies and a corn! pliment to Mr. Baer’s splendid service while serving as secretary of th«, Chamber of Commerce at Hope a nuir. J j ber of years ago. The next meeting of the association. will probably be a two days affair in j ordier that the many matters neediijjg | attention may be considered. -o Frisco Trestle Burns Out. ) A trestle near Valliant over iCamy j creek burned out Saturday causing' , I traffic to be delayed for some time. It was reported that 160 feet of the I bridge was destroyed by fire, and that regular schedules would not be re-j sumed for several days. All trains* are compelled to transfer at the creek which causes them to be de layed several hours. It is also said that Are destroyed the pump house ( located near the track at the creek. M., D. and G. Case in Fed= eral Court at Texarkana Texarkana, March 7.—In the federal district court for the Western dis-1 trict of Arkansas, Texarkana division Judge Youmans this morning heard arguments in connection with the1 bankruptcy proceeuings in which the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad has been involved. it is said that, Martin Walsh, W. E. ' Coiiins and Dr. Toland, officials of the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf railway, are in Washington, where they are making an effort to secure a large j loan from the government with which to put the M„ D. and G. rail way on a better operating basis and ; improve the service. According to word received here, the prospects of secur-! ing the loan are bright. -o MOONSHIMNG 18 CHARGED Aged Union County Farmer in Jail at Texarkana. ! - ! Texarkana, -March 6.—J. W. Robin son, a Union county farmer living near El Dorado, was held for the! Federal Grand Jury in a bond of $500 on a charge of making whiskey: following a hearing before United States Commissioner Hudspeth yes- j terday afternoon. Failing to furnish the bond he was lodged in the county jail. Deputy United States Marshal j Jim Davis, who made the arrest, said' he found a 55-gallon capacity, fully equipped copper still on Robinson's premises, and that the defendant was in the act of making a “run” when he came in upon him. Six barrels of mash and six gallons of whiskey also was found and con fiscated. Robinson said he was working to fill an order for $1,000 worth of whiskey, and that it was his intention to retire and smash or sell the still after completing the order, officers say. He is 63 years of age. -o HAWORTH HAS GOOD PROSPECTS Drilling is Being Rushed in East Side of AlcCnrfain County. Idabel, March 5.—According to re • ports coming from the Haworth ' oil field” prospects for a good producer are good. Several Idabel people have visited the locality and express them selves as very much improssed with the situation. The Belworth Oil Company, the pro moters of the well, are receiving the casing, and as soon ns it can tie trans ported to the well will be placed in position. The drillers have gone down 517 feet, entering the cap rock, a distance of about two feet. While the well is said to be standiug almost full of water the gns pressure grows stronger and the drillers are encour aged in the belief that something worth while will be developed soon. -u MILLWOOD ORGANIZES Progressive Community Club Has a Members]!]]) of Twenty. A community club was recently or ganized at Millwood, with a member ship of twenty. The club elected the I folkrying officers: A Lintot^onft?' — ■ Joe Ennis, vice president. » Leta McLaughlin, secretary anl treasurer. ■ Mattie May McLaughlin, reporter. I A very interesting meeting was hell last week and demonstrations in makl ing peanut butter was made, and then the peanut butter sandwiches and hoi chocolate were served the members, * The club members of this progres sive community are very enthusiastic in the work of the club and they plan to do great things this year, under the leadership of Miss Norwood. They ex pect "lo have many social entertain ments. .which will bring them closer together,x&nd thus work hand in hand, and no dodfcit they will accomplish much during tSie coming y ar. County Y. M.\. A. Met at Foreman Du Sunday Quite a number . f k. ^niown neople went to Foreman Suimay afternoon to attend the County *. M. C. A. meet ing. They reported a most excellent meeting. The report of the secre tary, Mr. Mitohelniore, was good and showed splendid progress In the work. A move was put on foot whereby the boys would undertake to raise money to purchase a car for the secretary and a moving picture machine so that he could furnish entertainment in the rural community meetings. It has been found that a picture machine can . be operated with a Ford car. ! HARDING ASKED TO CALL > A SPECIAL SESSION - I Republican Leaders Want Congress' to Meet as Soon as Possible. .Much Work Ahead. i Washington, March 6. — Senator Lodge, Republican leader of the Sen ate, and Representative Mondell, ma jority leader of the House, went to the White House today and urged President Harding to call both bran ches of Congress into extraordinary session at the earliest possible date. They told the president they re alized they were incurring the risk oi becoming the most unpopular men in Congress, hut they thought the new administration’s legislative program, with the question of tariff and taxa tion revision outstanding, should re ceive attention with a minimum of delay. They said that the important meas ures which perished in the legislative jam or by the presidential veto yester day would demand consideration as soon as the new Congress assembles. Among these are the army and navy appropriation bills, determining the defense policy for the next year, and the Dillingham immigration bill. All these members are likely to lead to considerable debate and may consume the time of Congress for several weeks before it can get down to busi ness on the legislative program that the new president is expected to recommend. To Repeal Two Bills. Members of /the Military Affairs Committee believe that the army bill will be passed in substantially the form in which it was vetoed by Mr. AVilson alt,hough there is a chance that the size of the army may be raised above the 156,000 limit fixed by the bill. The navy bill still has some stormy going ahead of it be cause of the fact that the Senate Naval Affairs Committee wants to make its bill $100,000,000 bigger than the House bill. President Harding has indicated his intention of insisting on a strong naval policy and his influ ence is expected to be thrown on the Senate side. Agreement has been reached by the leaders to give the immigration bill the right of wpv in the new Congress. This measure, restricting immigration to about 355,000 during the next year, was passed almost unamiously be fore it fell a victim to the “pocket veto”. It probably can be repassed with little discussion. Senator Lodge brought to President Harding a message from the Senate Democrats pleading for delay in call ing the extra session in order that they might go home and rest. Some pressure is being brought to bear on Mr. Harding for delaying the extra session until April 18, but the general opinion still prevails that the date will be about April 4. The president probably will make a decoision early next week after he confers agains with Mr. Lodge and Mr. Mondell. .... Treaty Will Cause Fight. J A determining factor in e date of the extra session will'"be the rate of progress that $>’*' Senate makes towards rptttyVng the Colombian treaty- the present special session. ■jMlarding, according to his closest W. H. Boone Makes Propos= ition to Chamber of Com. W. H. Boone appeared before the Chamber of Commerce at its meeting Friday night and made a proposition for the drilling contract. He wanted an acreage of 3,000 acres to be placed in escrow in a bank to he turned over to him after reaching production or a depth of 3,000 feet. He also wanted the local people to take gas at 10 cents per thousand cubic feet when delivered in mains at the city limits and 25 cents when the town began giving it to the consumer. He also required a $25,000 bonus for a pro ducing well to be paid within 90 days after production began of either oil or gas. A committee was appointed to further confer with Mr. Boone on the proposition. -yj CAR LOAD OF POULTRY A Carload of Poultry Was Shipped From Mona Recently. Mena, March 5.—A carload ship ment of live poultry left Mena today for New York city. The car contained 18,89R pounds of poultry, mostly hens. The car was in charge of D. N. Sei ple. The Ozark poultry yards of Mena arranged for the shipment, which is said to he the first of its kind ever sent to New York from this section of Arkansas. -:-O Poultry Fancier Offers Some Attractive Prizes Mrs. W. W. Gardnr of Richmond, one of the fanciers of fine chickens of this county, offered for 1920 to give any girl or boy in ti*e poultry clubs, using Buff Orphington eggs bought from her a prize of one hen and one cockerell for having the best hatch ing record for the year. This prize was won by Miss Augus tine Quarries of the Hick community. She had the best hatching record of any member of the club in the county, and is highly entliusasiic over rais ing fine chickens. She is only eleven years of age, but understands the chicken business very thoroughly. Much work is being done in the raising of chickens in this county by Miss Gladys Norwood, the economics instructor for Little River county, and her work is proving very succesful. advisers, wants the treaty ratified at the earliest possible date to lay the foundation for a new Latin-Ameriean policy. There is everj^ indication that the pact will meet, with stubborn opposition and will ,^tart the new ad ministration off rVith a sharp party row. Senators Baroh and Hiram Johnson are bitterly opposed to the treaty,-but it is believed that the new ; administration will be able to com mand the two-thirds voice necessary to ratification. 'A prolonged fight on the Columbian treaty, however, might necessitate delay in calling the extraordinary session of both houses. A Good Bank What constitutes a good Bank? We think we know. It is a Bank that at all times is helpful to the community in which it is located. How can a Bank be helpful? By being a strong, reliable, public-spirited institution. By guarding carefully the depositor’s money. By loaning money to asist legitimate business enter prises. Iiy giving sound advice on financial mat ters to its customers. By having competent and accommodating employees. By furnishing every modern hanking facility for its patrons, In fact by giving prompt, faithful, dependable service in J every possible way. We believe our Bank is a GOOD Bank.