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VOLUME XXIII. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIYEE COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1921. NUMBER 31.
WILL RE-ASSESS BENEFITS - IN DISTRICT NO. SEVEN Commissioners Authorize Re-Assess ment of Benefits in Road Dis *V triet >'o. 7. Foreman, May 6.—Resolution by the Board of Commissioners of Road Im provement District No. Seven, passed at a meeting of all the commissioners, the attorney and a number of the tax payers of the district. Wkereps, there having been filed with the commissioners, petitions, both written and oral, from various sections of the district, praying a re vision and adjustment of the assess ment of benefits of the district; there fore be it resolved, that the assessors for said district be and they are here by directed and ordered to meet in the town of Foreman as soon as a re cord can be procured for that pur pose, and to make and adjust assess ment of said benefits, and that their said meeting be in some public room or place to which the public may have access, and that the residents or land owners of each partiiular township be given an opportunity to be heard as to the assessments to be made and ad justed of the lands in surh townships; and that a representative of each township may sit with the assessors during the time his respective town ship is being assessed. And that an expert on the matter of assessments be employed to aid said Board of As sessors in making such revision and re-assessment of the benefits to the various tracts and parcels of land, railroads, tramroads, telephone and telegraph lines and pipe lines within said district. Direct Work of Engineers. After the meeting D. A. iCoOk, the secretary of the Board of Commission ers wrote the following letter to the Parks Engineering Co., advising them of the action of the board: “At a meeting of the Board of Com missioners of Road Improvement Dis trict No. 7, this county, a resolution was unanimously adopted providing for the publication in the local papers . of the county of a full and complete' statement of the expenditures of the district, covering not only road con struction, but overhead- expenses as well, and that this report and state ment be published at the very earliest date possible. “The resolution further, provides that the engineers for the district be instructed to at once make up a de tailed statement and report showing the items taken into account in let ting the contract, that is the number of miles of road originally contem plated, the estimated yardage of earth work figured on, and the unit prices at which this work was let; the amount of the culverts and concrete bridges and their cost; the cost and character of steel bridges originally figured on; the quantity and cost of clearing and grubbing on right of way, together with a full statement of sub sequent increase in any of these items, setting forth the source and cause of this increase, if any; in other words, the commissioners require such a re report from you as engineers for the Urges Passage of Farm Crop Marketing Bill Washington, D. C„ May 4. — The story of an Arkansas farmer who sold two calf hides for 93 cents and then was charged 40 cents for a piece of lacing leather a half inch wide was read into the record today by Repre sentative Tillman of Arkansas during a speech in supporting the farmers co operative marketing bill. Mr. Tillman also took occasion to reply to Representative Walsh of i sachusetts, who had characterized tii„ bill as class legislation. “Since when did statesmen from New England become frightened at class legislation? he asked. “A vast money aristrocracy has grown up in that exclusive and cultured section because of class legislation, but be it understood that the /New England idea of class legislation always has been to extend special and profitable tariff protection to her citizenry en gaged in manufacturing clothing, shoes and a thousand other necessary articles and let the consumer of those products and the farmer go hang.” After reading the article from the Fayetteville Democrat, Mr. Tillman declared that it was the favored sec tion of New fcngland that manufac tured the piece of lacing string which cost the farmer as much as an entire calf hide, and to which he had to pay tribute when he went to purchase new harness or a saddle for his son’s riding horse. I Election Tuesday. The election to vote on a general stock law for Ashdown will be held next Tuesday. A lively election is ex pected. district as will be easily understood, and explain not only to them but to every taxpayer of the district just how the funds of the district up to this time has been expanded. “The commissioners further request that you include in this statement and report the facts at your command touching the allotment to the district of the State and Federal Aid, what re quirements were imposed upon the district In Its application' for same; what efforts, if any, were made toj comply therewith, and the result. “The law' requires that lan annual report showing the > progress and status of the wofk, t*he amount of money expended, the number and amount of each warrant drawn by the commissioners, in whose favor it is drawn, and upon what account it is drawn, be filed by the commissioners in January of each year, and this has been done both for the years 1919 and 1920, and the same is open to examin ation and inspection of every person who may desire to do so by applying to the county clerk at Ashdown, Ark., but for obvious reasons the com missioners deem it proper to give publicity to this feature of the work than the filing of the annual reports. “You are therefore urged to make up and furnish us with this statement and report at the very earliest moment possible.” IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY • To the Mother of our Babyhood, who carefully nourish end and watched us grow from the shelter of her protecting arms— And to the Mother of our Childhood, to whom we daily came, bringing our cares and hurts and worries to be kissed away— To the Mother of our Youth from whom we earned sac red lessons of Life and Love— And to the Mother of those later years to whom we go for inspiration now, whose love has remained staunch and true and undaunted throughout the years— In the sacred name of Mother—we render this tribute. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE—WE DO OR WE DON’T INCREASING ACTIVITY IN THE OIL GAME Resume Drilling nt Allene, Sullivan No. Two Spuds in; Other Oil News of Interest. The week has seen new develop ments and renewed activity in the Lit tle River county oil development news. The news may be summarized as fol lows: The Roberts Oil Corporation has the timbers on the ground at their location two and one-half miles east of Ash down on the Ernest Hale farm. The Brookshire well at Allene, ten miles north of here, which has been suspended for several months, has again resumed operations with new capital and new people connected with Mr. Brookshire. They were down some 1100 feet when drilling ceased with fine prospects. Reports from the DuLaney well on Red River, south of Richmond and on the Texas side, are that they are down 2,1100 feet with good showings and that drilling is proceeding with caution. Texas people have unloaded a drill ing rig at Winthrop in the north end of tlie county and will shortly begin operations on leases near that place. At Arden, the Grote interests are waiting the arrival of casing to resume work. • At Foreman, the Sullivan interests have moved their drilling machinery to the site of the Sullivan No. 2 north of town, and are getting ready to begin drilling. Sullivan No. 1 is ilde while waiting to arrange for standard tools to complete their test. The little well has met with many difficulties in mak ing their test, but were making pro gress when last reported. —-o PHYSICIANS MEET AT SPA Dr. C. H. Carglle of Bentonville Elect ed President of Association. Hot Springs, May 5.—At the close of its three days’ session the Arkan sas State Medical Society selected Little Rock as the next place of meet ing and elected the following of ficers: President, Dr. C. H. iCargile, of Bentonville; First vice president, Dr. Don Smith of Hope; second vice presi dent. Dr. A. W. Elton, of Newport; tliird vice president,. Dr. J. 0. Rush of Forrest! City; Secretary,;. Dr. iff. R. BathdrSt, Of Little Rock; treasurer, Dr. Saxton o'L Little Rock, Dr. W. H. Bathurst was elected dele gate to the American Medical Assoc iation convention which meets in Bos ton in June, and Dr. J. A. Warren was elected alternate. Dr. M. L. Norwood of Lockesburg offered a resolution, which wa» un animously adopted, urging the selec tion of this city for one of the con templated hospitals for former service men. -o WOMEN’S CLl’B CLOSES Ashdown Woman Was Elected Secre tary of Federation. Texarkana, May 4.—The annual meeting of the Camden District, Ar kansas Federation of Woman’s Clubs, which has been in session here since Monday, adjourned this afternoon. The meeting was pronounced one of the best ever held. Following adjournment the visitors were given a reception at the home of Mrs. Manton Jones, with the Lone State and Texarkana chapters, I). A. R., as hostesses. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Kenneth Stewart, Texarkana; vice president, Mrs. P. H. Phillips, Ashdown; secretary, Miss Jean Leasisater, Hope; treasurer, Mrs. H. C. Prizelle, Bearden; Camden was chosen as the place "or meeting next year. -o Thursday Night Banquet. The banquet Thursday evening, which was given by T. B. Cook’s class of the Methodist Sunday school, to the young men’s bible class, of which O. H. Wilkerson is teacher, was a great suc cess. An immense crowd was present, there being a few over one hundred in the two classes. The banquet was prepared by the ladies and consisted of the following menu: Fruit cocktail, ham, southern style, mashed potatoes, peas in timbals, chicken salad, straw berry ice cream, home made cake, cof fee, iced tea. The program follows: Prayer, Z. D. Lindsay, banquet, vocal sola, Miss Thomas; instrumental solo. Miss Juliet Corbett; “How to Train Your W^ves,” A. P. Steel; reading, Miss Thomas; community singing, led by Mrs. W. W. Bishop. It is needless to say that the dinner and program was enjoyed. The general theme of the evening was based on the spirit of fun. DERRICK TIMBERS ARE NOW ON LOCATION Well W11J He on Earnest Hale Farm Near the Negro Church, 21 Miles East of Ashdown. J, R. Bowles, who had tiie contract for cutting the derrick timbers for the Roberts Oil Corporation, has this week delivered them to the location of the well. This wss the first announce ment of the exact location of the well. It will he just north of the negro church east of Ashdown on the Pey tonvijle gravel highway. It is located on the Ernest Hale farm. The well will be- just a short distance from the highway, which will make it conven ient for the transportation of material, and incidentally when things get in teresting out there the sightseer can get actioii quick. Mr. Roberts is not in the city at present, hut announced before he left that the derrick would he erected speedily and that the machi nery would be on the ground at an ear ly date. M« I). & G. CASE IS I P Receives Asks A ho I it ion of Contracts With Workmen's Organizations. Texarkana, May 5.—Before Federal Judge Youmans, yesterday, a hearing was in progress here relative to the intervention of the Mechanics National Bank, J. D. Goldman of St. Louis, trustee, in the matter of the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf railway, now in the hands of a receiver. One of the prin cipal matters before the court was the petition of the receiver to cancel the contracts of the carrier with its em ployes and to fix its own scale of wag es. Lengthly arguments were heard throughout the day and the court an nounced that the issues would be tak en under advisement. Many prominent attoneys of St. Louis, Hotj Springs and other points are attending the hearing wljile the four brotherhoods are w^I jp^presept ed by various of their officials. -i-0 Girls Meet In Club Work. Arkinda, May 3.—(Special) — The Jolly Janet Club met Saturday, April 30, at the home of Mrs. Nettie Green. We have twelve members in our club. Only eleven of .them were present. We selected a; new vice president, as our Other one has gone away. Miss jannie Dover is our vice president now. Mrs. MeCarteney met with us and will be with us every time if she can. We want all of our members to be at every meeting. They all brought their work and worked some. Refreshments were served and everybody had a nice time. Our next meeting will be at at Mrs. Willard’s May 28. We want all the members to be there. -o Hail Damages Crops. Nashville, May 3.—A heavy hail storm here Sunday night caused con siderable damage to crops, especially peaches and truck. The Highlands orchard suffered hut little, it is said. (Center Point was hardest hit, accord ing to reports. -o Presbyterians Lead in the Race for the Pennant In the Sunday School League the Presbyterians have taken the lead in the race for the pennant, but the sea son is yet young, and warmer weather will likely show an improvement in the playing of the Methodists and Baptists. The game Tuesday afternoon be tween the Baptists and the high school was taken by the school boys by a score of 15 to (i. The playing was very eratic on both sides. None of he team have gotten into their full stride and new shifts are noted in the line ups. Flans are taking an in creasing interest in the games. In a game of baseball replete with errors and the Presbyterians defeated the Methodist 11 to 7. Both teams played poor baseball, but the Metho dist showing was a good deal worse. Bone and Orrison played best for the | Presbyterians and Pierce played best I for the Methodist. A good crowd wit nessed the game and from he old fans view point who likes to see lots of hitting and running it was a grand game. Batteries for Presbyterian, Orrison 1 and Chewning; Methodists, Cobb and Cobb. How 'L'liey Stand. W L Pet Presbyterians .2 0 1.000 Methodist .1 1 -500 High School . 1 1 -500 Baptist .0 2 .000 Games Next AA'eek. Tuesday, Baptist vs. Methodist. Thursday, Methodist vs. High School Allene ^Public School \ Will Close This Week Allene, May 2.— (Special)—School is progressing very nicely. This week will finish school for the present year. Pupils and parents are to be highly commended for the good work; they have done. The teachers feel: that the real success of our school has 1 been due to the earnest efforts on the part of the patrons and pupils, as well I as teachers for this we teachers feel j very grateful. School will close with a program! Thursday evening, primary and gener-, al grade program, and Friday evening; at 8 o’clock the commencement exer- j cises will be given. Prof. L. F. Wheelis will be present to give the' annual address. Rufus Buercklin! will be given high school diploma on; the tenth grade; Miss Rosa Honnell,1 Miss Beatrice Youngblood will be giv en diploma in eighth grade, which ad mits them to high school. The following named have been pro moted to the named grades. From the seventh to the eighth j grade as follows: Clarence Runcan, i Bettie Buercklin, Pauline Bouden, Coy Colthorp, Joe Horro\yell, Gracie Gilli han. From sixth to seventh, Charles Scar borough, Winnie Edwards. Fifth to sixth, Dillard Scarborough, Lottie Scivner, Eula Reed, Emma Mir es, Chester Horrowell, Evelyn Harro well, Clarence Thompson, Bennie Hat ridge, Hilton Bogter. Murlin, Gillihan. The boys and girls’ club gave a pro gram Friday night with a cream sup per, and a cake for the prettiest girl. Miss Bettie Buercklin nd Miss Mannie Earnest were the two contestants. Miss Bettie Buercklin received the cake which brought $17.35. Miss Gladys Norwood was present and con ducted the work. Everybody is in vited to the program Thursday and Friday night. -o W. H. HAMBLETON DEAD Aged and Respected Citizen Died Near Mill wood Saturday. ’ Henry Hambleton, aged 76, dted at his home near IMillwood Saturday. He was buried at Peytonville Satur-i day afternoon, Rev. C. S. Wales of this: city conducted the services. Mr. Ham-' bleton was one of our oldest and most respected citizens, and a splendid char acter. He was an ex-Conferedate sol dier. He is survived by a son and a daughter. The son, Albert Hambleton lives in this city.. -o READY FOR CELEBRATION Arkansas and Oklahoma Will Celebrate at DeQueen May 14th. DeQueen. May 6.—May 14th has been i set as the day to inaugurate through service from Valliant, Okla., to Dierks. Ark., over the T. O. and E. and the D. and E, and a joint celebration will he held at DeQueen on that day. Special trains will be run from Valliant and from Dierks. so that people along both ends of the line may attend. 3,972 MILES OF ROAD BEING BUILT IN STATE Is Considerably More Thsin One-Third of the Mileage Originallj Planned. Little Roc:k, May 6.—Despite hayoc wrought among road districts by the last legislature, figures in the State Highway Department show that 3.972 miles of road are under construction —considerably more than one-third ot the mileage originally planned. Tables prepared in the department covering all projects of state and federally aided districts since 1915, show that 43 districts have been com pleted and accepted, with mileage of 567. This mileage is 5. per cent of the aggregate planned during the six year period, and represents nine per cent of the number of districts form ed or proposed. A total of 478 dis tricts were proposed or formed under the Alexander art and special acts, and of this number 43 have been com pleted and construction is pending in 1G0. It is estimated that an aver age ot 40 per c«$)t of the work has been done on the roads now under con struction. The remaining districts are classed as follows: Abandoned or re pealed 164 with 2.498 miles, organiz ed but not surveyed 45 with 829 miles and surveyed but no contracts let, 126 with 2,2^1 miles. Jefferson county leads in accom plished work in comparison to the number of districts formed. There were 15 districts organized and work has been completed in six. represent ing a mileage of 79.77. However, Crittenden county is well ahead in mileage under construction with 283. 18. In Pulaski county nine districts were formed with a total mileage of 260.09; one 14 mile project was aban doned, three roads completed with an aggregate of 15 miles, and four are under construction with an aggregate of 95.80 miles. As a mater of fact the completed mileage in Pulaski county is considerably in excess of 95.80 miles, but completed mileage is tfhown only where the project has been finished and accepted by the commissioners. Also, the tables show only the state and federally aided projects and do not include roads built with county funds. Embraced in the mileage planned in the six year program is 220 miles -called for by districts formed by special acts of the last legislature, which brings the total contemplated during the period to 10,141. -o AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH Series of Subject to Close Meeting Sunday Might. 1 Th meetings at the Baptist church are meeting with increasing interest. Dr. Doak Campbell has announced his subjects up to Sunday night, the last of the series of splendid lectures. On i Friday night the subject will be “The 1 Troublesome Religious Falicies.” On Saturday night be will talk on “The Christian Education Problem.'’ Sun day at 11. “What Baptists Believe.” Sunday at. 3, “The Drama of Joseph." Sunday at 7:45, “From Transfiguration ■ to Service. Te"~ NO MAN LIVES TO HIMSELF Co-operation, the modern definition of success, is hut the result of dismal failures at selfish, indi vidual effort—Me welcome every opportunity that presents for closer co-operation between our cus tomers and ourselves. By co-oporatintr with a hank the farmer places himself in position to receive (he financial sup port that is so necessary at certain season’s in all agricultural pursuits, and It is the farmers co-op elation that places the hank in position to render such support. In a word the banker and the farmer need each other.