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ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 192L VOLUME XXIII. NUMBER 19. Has Been Erected on the Pine Prarie Leases DERRICK IS ERECTED ON STEELE & JOINER LEASE Lester & Howard Herrick Crew Shoot Big Herrick l'p in One Hay—Lack Only Finishing: Touches. Learning that the Lester & Howard derrick crew of Vivian, La., had gone to the Craven farm, one of the Steele & Joiner leases, and the site of the first *est well of that company, on Thursday morning, a News man ac C'.TCparf’ed by Homer Welch went to the site Thursday afternoon t.n see how i derrick was realiy const n ’f.J Wo arrived at five o’clock expect5tig to sec the work well organized an-', pos sible the foundation completed. When we hove in sight we saw a big ie* rick across the field some 83 feet in the- ail and two men nailir.e on the timbers at the top. Two men were on the ground cutting timbers and starting the big spnres. Then they would hoist them to the top with a rope and pulley all ready but driving Up the nails. When night caught them there remained only the finishing touches to call it a complete job. The derrick is of regulation size and mea sures 24 feet across the base. It stands in a level field and some hun dred yards from the north bank of Haney creek in section 29 and just four and a half miles due south from Ashdown. I. B. Henry, the drilling contractor from Joplin, Mo., is in the city. On the arrival of the machinery it will re quire only a short time to errect it and spud in. Twisted Drill Stem at Foreman. | Foreman, March 11. — (Special) — Thursday morning the drill and two lengths of drill stem twisted off in the | Sullivan well, but the drillers are con-: fident they will have it fished out in a' day or two. They are now in the Trinity sand at a depth of over 20S0 feet. HORATIO C. OF C. Progressive Lillie City In Sevier Will Have Chamber of Commerce. Horatio,- March 9. — The Horatio Chamber of Commerce was organized here Monday with 25 charter members. The following officers were elected: President, Richard Adams Jr.; secre- , tary, D. P. Beauchamp; treasurer, L. O. Shull. -o FINE STRAWBERRY CROP Horatio Farmers Expect to Have a Large Berry Shipment. Horatio, March 10.—Prospects for a hpmper crop of strawberries in this section were never better, according1 to several growers. One farm is ad vertising for 500 pickers. It is ex pected that at least 2,000 pickers will be brought to this section this season. Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Make Strong Plea lor Help j Washigton, March 9.—Representa tives of the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf ' railroad, a line 114 miles long entirely ' within the state of ArKansas, said to- ■ day that unless the Interstate Com-! merce Commission approves their ap plication for a loan of $590,000 from the government, the road will be junked. Representatives of the road, Martin Walsh, receiver; W. E. Collins, auditor and Dr. W. H. Toland, all of Nashville, Ark., said that during the year traffic was diverted from the railroad by federal control and the road is in urgent need of funds. Operation on the Hot-Sprmgs-Glen wood division, a 36-mile stretch of road was discontinued Marcn 5, by order of Federal Court. Every effort has been made by residents or this section and at Hot Springs to prevent the junking of the road, which affords an outlet to Texarkana and western points, hut after 90 days’ test period during which operation failed to meet expenses, the road was ordered to sus-' pend all trains/ Suspension of the entire system would be a great hardship to the residents of the territory, is is said as the road is practically the only carrier operating through that section of the state. It was built 15 years: ago, with the aid of $60,000 bonus by; residents alon gthe line. It has been1 in financial difficulties for the past year and went into the hands of the I receiver several months ago. A HEAVIER PENALTY Judge Steel Hits Whiskey Peddlers a Hiird Blow at Nashville. Nashville. March 9.—Judge Jas. S. Steel, who is presiding over the How ard circuit court in this city, yesterday morning made the announcement from the bench that in the future nersons .Afiflilcted in hia court on the charge of transporting liquor could look for a heavier sentence that has been assess ed against them in the past. It has been a rule of the court in convictions or pleas of guilty to the charge of transporting liquor to assess a fine of $100. The law places the punishment at a fine of not less than $1 nor more than $1000, and a jail sen tence of 90 days may also be assessed in addition to the fins. In his announcement Judge Steel stated that he was giving fair warning to all peonle that they may except to serve a jail sentence along with the fine on any convictions after this term of court. To Ship Radishes. Horatio, March 9.—Truck growers in the vicinity of Horatio expect to begin the shipment of radishes next week. ,The weather of the past few weeks has stimulated the growth of the crop here. Now is 4 for clear heads, stout hearts, busy hands— This period of readjustment, through which we are now passing is not new or strange. This nation has gone through -the same thing before. We have met and soved even greater problems than those now confronting us and we see no cause for alarm. Through careful planning and earnest co operation we will emerge even better for the set-back the present situation has caused. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T the Time M’RAE PROGRAM PARTLY ACHIEVED THIS SESSIOH But Two Boards Remain Which the Governor Sought to Abolish. One Badly Crippled. Little Rock, March 11.—Adjourn ment of the legislature yesterday saw j the accomplishment of less than half > of Governor McRae's abolition pro gram. Embodied in the governor’s inaugu ral message and in the platform of the Democratic party, were specific re-1 quests for the abolition of the High- i way Commission, the Board or Con- j trol, the Corporation Commission and the Penitentiary Commission, and the j substitution of honorary boards to take over their functions. Of this program, only last named was com pletely successful. The Penitentiary Commission has been abolished and an honorary board now is functioning j in charge of the prison system. The Corporation Commission also was abolished, but the substitute Railroad Commission was created, with the i consent of the governor. - | Hoard Is Badly Crippled. Repeated efforts to abolish the other two boards have failed. The Board of Control, however, is badly crippled. Although the House twice has passed abolition bills, they have been defeat ed in the Senate. The last attempt at abolition was made yesterday, when the Johnson House bill was “talked to death.” Senator Deisch moved in definite postponment of the bill, and Senators Johnson and Wilson of Union both opposed the measure. They de clared that the direction of the char itable institutions, and especially the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, requires direct supervision of a cen tral control board located in Little Rock, and not a board with members scattered about the state such as an honorary board would be. Senator Collins gained the floor in opposition to the bill and talked against it until the noon recess, when Senate business ended. This left the bill on the slate calendar without ac tion. However, a counter move was made in the House yesterday in the defeat of the board's appropriation bill. As the board now stands it is without appropriation Tor salary and maintenance, and is lacking one mem ber who can be appointed only by the governor. The vacancy left by the resignation of Z. M. McCarrolI several weeks ago has not been filled, and the two remaining members are W. H. Hall and B. J. Reeves. Since the board is not abolished, the members may continue in office until the ex piration of their terms, and a defi ciency bill may be turned in to the legislature two years hence. Highway Department Remains. Machinery of the Highway Depart ment is unchanged, although measur es were introduced in both houses to take away the automobile tax, the department's principal source of reve »w Revenue for 1923. nue, and to attach the duties of the department to the Agricultural De partment. The l^ter measure was defeated, and out of the various auto tax bills introduced a joint compro mise measure was Introduced and passed under which tne counties will receive 70 per cent of the auto license collected within their boundaries, and the department the remaining 30 per cent. License fees are based on a sliding scale governed by tne weight and horsepower of the car, and it was said that 30 per cent which will go to the Highway Department will yield almost as much as the present 100 per cent under the $10 flat rate. No Salnry for Inspector. The salary of the state mine in spector is held up under the action of the House i?i killing the appropria lion till, but the office itself is con tinued Several efforts to abolish the f ffiee of inheritance tax attorney also have fal’td, and the appripna tion bill was passed by both houses. The Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of John Carter, inheri tance tax attorney, who had been ap pointed by former Governor Brough. The confirmation was made In in formal executive session, as were the appointments of A. L. Hutchins and L. S. Dunaway as members of the State Normal Board of Directors. Probably the most important meas ure enacted by the legislature is the Vaughan revenue bill, which revises the entire taxing system of the state. The lfill requires the assessment of all property at full 100 per cent valua tion with the rate of taxation based oo the assessed valuation of the state J Negro School Teachers Will Meet Here March 17=18 The Little River Couiuy Teachers’ Association for colored teachers will convene in Ashdown on March 17 and | 18th. All colored teachers in the coun-! ty will he required to attend, accord-I ing the W. C. Mills, president of the association. The program follows: Song, by the audience. Invocation, E. H. Nelson. Musical selection, Josie Thurston. Introductory remarks, W. C. Mills. Discussion, “Are Children Advanc ing According to their Chances? If not why?” led by J. O. Taylor “Preparation of the teacher”, discus- : sion, led by Mrs. J. A. Harmon. Announcements and adjournment. Second day’s morning session at' 8:30. o’clock: Devotional exercise, Prof. J.A. Ham mon. Roil calling and quotations. Vocal selection, Beulah Duncan. ecital, Mrs. O. P. Franklin. Discussion, “How should the teacher appear before the children in the class i room?” led by Mrs. J. M. Veaiey. .Chorus. eport of Farm Demonstration Agent, B. H. Bennett. Announcement and adjournment. Second day's program, 1:30 p. m. Song by audience. Recital, Ressie Owens. Paper, Jessye Duncan. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent in making reports, filling registers and remarks by the County Superintendent. -o ♦ ♦**'****1l,** + * + ** * Pavement Pick Ups * + ♦ 4* * 4> $ * *> »!• Y. IV. A. Meeting. The Y. W. A. will meet with Miss Edith Collins Monday night, the Hit-.. All members are urged to be present. -o Is Caraway’s Secretary. OKrret Whiteside, formerly Con gressman Wingo’s private secretary, is now private secretary to Senator Caro way, at Washington. -o Cotton Fanners Meeting. The cotton growers of this section of the county are in session today in the Farm Bureau building, to talk over the cotton marketing situation for the coming season. -o Lot’s of GraveL The graveling of the east end of the road in district seven, the Ash down-Foreman road is being rushed very rapidly. There are possible 75 1 wagons hauling the gravel, and the rumble of the wheels can be heard as early as four o'clock each morning. The rain Friday morning, however, is delaying the work now 10 some ex tent. ■o Chamber of Commerce Meets. The Ashdown Chamber of Com merce will meet Saturday night this week instead of on Friday night. Some red hot propositions are to be con sidered and a full attendance is desir ed. The meeting will be held in the offices of the Scretary, Lon T. Jones in the Wood building. -o Frisco oil Time Again. The Frisco trans are again running on time. The first train to arrive on time was the 12 o’clock train Wednes day. The cause of the delay was the burning of a trestle 160 feet in length near Valliant, oma. -o Finishing Brick Work. The brick work on the Reed build ing on Commerce is being completed and the carpenter work is nnderway. Mr. Reed expects to have the bnilding ready for occupancy by April first. -o Loses No Time. The' glass front to the Gammlll building is being put in this week. Mr. Gamyiill has moved ms restaurant to the rear end and is still doing busi ness. This building nas been erected around the restaurant, and they have not missed serving a meal during the construction of the building. and the needs of government. Be fore its passage the measure was amended to strike out the section j abolishing the Arkansas Tax Conimis- | sion. The bill will become effective | January 1, 1923. ! LIMIT IS LIFTED ON LIQUOR FOR MEDICINE Ruling by Palmer Leaves Physicians Free to Write Prescriptions For AIL Washington, Marcn 9.—Beer and . wines are given the same status as whiskey under an opinion by the at torney general made public today by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The ruling, one of the most im portant since the advent of national prohibition, makes it possible for all alcoholic liquors to be used for medi cal and other non-beverage purposes and for all to be manufactured and sold for these purposes subject only to the limitations of the Volstead act on non-beverage intoxicants. The opinion was written by former Attorney General Palmer the day be fore he retired from office, in reply to questions from internal revenue and prohibition, officials bearing on construction of several moot points in the law. Whether it will upset any regula tions of the revenue ano enforcement bureaus had not been made known to night. Commissioner Williams of the Revenue Bureau said he had not had an oppotunity to study the opinion He said that enforcement of officials will prepare at once to draft regula tions carrying out the aitorney gen erai s construction. Rumors were afloat that the opin ion had wrecked plans of prohibition ists to obtain further restriction of liquor sales. Wayne B. Wheeler, gen eral attorney for the Antt-Saloon League, said that 39 states had codes ! opinion was not in accord with the | purpose of the federal law. Leaves Physics “Unfettered.” The opinion appealed ambiguous in some respects, officials said, and as a result they were unable to deter mine whether the government had power, in the light of the ruling, to limit the number of prescriptions which a physician may write except that the law specifies no more than a pint per person in a ten-day period. , .Mr. Palmer declared he believed it | the purpose of Congress to leave the : physician “unfettered by government al control,” yet he thought that regu I lations might properly restrict the ^ amount to be sold on any one pres i cription. i _n_ REJECTS CITY MANAGEMENT Proposed New Form of Government Defeated by Vote of 1,806 to 1,561. j Fort Smith. March 8.—Polling the : largest vote in history, Fort Smith today rejected the city manager form 1 of government, 1,806 to 1,561. The city manager act is limited to sub ! mission at a biennial period, j Candidate,'’, for the offices of mayor and two city commissioners have not ! been announced. Their petitions in j order to get their names on the ticket, must be filed before midnight Fiday. The primary will be held March 22. El Dorado Justice Peace Dismisses Ashdown Boys Jonah Green, Dan Grounds of this 2ity and Deo Bradford, of El Dorado, were given an examining trial at El Dorado Monday and discharged. They had been arrested in connection with the Jesse Phillips killing, hut it devel oped at the trial that there was no testimony against any of them. It is presumed that the officers thought that the boys might know something about the crime as they were com panions of Phillips and roomed at the same place with him. Green claimed to he able to prove that he left El Dor ado for Ashdown the day before the killing and no evidence contradicted his statement. The hoys knew noth ing that would lead to the unraveling of the mystery. It is unfortunate that the hoys should have been arrested on such slender grounds for suspicion. Dan Grounds and Jonah Green return ed home Wednesday. BERRY BARN BURNS Horatio Berry Barn Burned, 'With $8,000 Bainnge. Cerro Gordo, March 10.—(Special) —The barn of the Horatio Berry Farm located near here, was burned Friday morning, March 4, about four o’clock. It was set afire at both ends and was burning in such force when Mr. Brazil, the manager awoke, that he was un able to save any thing exceut one saddle and the stock. The total loss was about $8,000. They have been unabte to find the one who fired the building. -o FARMING MECHANICALLY Polk County Man Employs Tractor to Bo His Plowing’. Mena, March 9.—“Old Beck" lost his place in the spring plowing at the Waters’ farm this year, aiui has been replaced by a “mechanical mule.” Mr. Waters, a well known farmer in the Dallas valley, is the first to hire a tractor for his spring plowing. -o MAN HIES SUDDENLY Fear of Anaesthetic Cause of Man’s Death at Texarkana. Texarkana, March 9.—Walter Hoff man, a young man from Jonesboro, arrived at the Cotton Belt General hospital here last night and asked to have his tonsils removed. While the surgeons were preparing to adminis ter an anaesthetic, he was suddenly seized with convulsions and died with in a few minutes. His brother, who was with him. said that a few months ago he came near dying while undergo ing an operation for appendicitis. The doctors are mystified over the death and will make a complete analysis, to determine the cause. SALARIES—Enter as Item 12 all salaries and wages not reported as “Labor” under Cost of Goods Sold.” Salary or wages for your own services or the services of your dependent minor children if deduct ed, must be reported as income in Sche dule B. REN I Enter as Item 13 rent on busi ness property in which you have no equity. Do not include rent for dwelling you occupy for residential purposes. INTEREST—Enter as Item 14 interest on business indebtedness to others. Do not include interest to yourself on capital in vested in or advanced to the business. HAVE YOU FILED YOURS? We Have the Blanks and Will Gladly Help You Make It Out.