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CONTRACT LET FOR THREE
WELLS EAST OF ASHDOWN Boberts OH Corporation Lots Con tract to Love Bros., El Dorado Oil Operators. New interest was added to the oil enthusiasm here Monday when it was announced by F. F. Roberts of the Roberts Oil Corporation, who have contracted to drill two and one-half miles east of Ashdown, that he had let drilling contracts for three wells to be sunk on their acreage, the contracts being let to Love Brothers of El Dor ado. Followers of the oil news dur ing the early weeks of the El Dorado boom will remember the name of Love Brothers, which appeared in connection with a fresh gusher every few days. These boys probably hold the record for the number of big pro ducers brought in by them and the successful and rapid manner in which they handled them. They will enter this field with a record of real and big accomplishments behind them. If the oil is here there is every reason to be lieve that the Roberts people have us ed excellent judgment in selecting the men to go after it. They announce that drilling will ■'begin within 20 days. Derrick Contract H. M. Westbrook of this city has se cured the contract to build the derrick. He is organizing his crew and will begin work Wednesday morning. Drilling at Allone. News conies from Allene, where op erations were resumed last week, that drilling was now proceeding night and day. To Resume at Arden. Another big item in the week’s news is that the drilling at the Grote well well at Arden will be resumed this week. This is the only test being made in the county with a standard string of tools. It is the slower and the more expensive way, but the best test in an unproven field. News at Foreman. The casing has arrived for the test of the Taffe-Matteson well at Foreman, which will be set and an effort made, to cut off the salt water and the test made this week. The Sullivan well No. 2 is being spudded in. -o SHERIFF IS INDICTED Lincoln County Official is Accused by Special Grand Jury. Star City, May 8.—John G. McCain, sheriff of Lincoln county, yesterday was indicted by a special grand jury here, an a charge of drunkenness. The warrant was issued and delivered to •Coroner T. R. Collins, who served it on the officer at once. The date for the trial has not been fixed. —-o Names Health Officers. Dr. C. W. Garrison, State Health Officer has named Dr. W. W. York of Ashdown as health officer for Little River county; Dr. A. J. Clingan of De Queen for Sevier county; S. B. Stokes Center Point, Howard county; Dr. L. J. Komosky Texarkana, Miller coun ty. ,.no 11 ip, Lei 10 1 Chautauqua Will Open Here June the 18th The Redpath-Horner Chautauqua will open June 18 and continue for five days. Ashdown is one of the towns on the Sterling Circuit this year which guarantees a program of high class this year. There will he 10 programs consisting of lectures, im personations, dramatic and musical numbers. The play of the season will he “Nothing But the Truth.” It has a stirring action and will be presented by a strong cast of New York players. The season tickets will be $2.20 for adults and $1.10 for children, which includes the war tax. A meeting of the guarantors of the Chautauqua will be called soon to elect members of the local committee. -o cm? boys to jrmsE stock Club Boys to Judge Stock at (lie Farmers’ Short Course. Fayetteville, May 10.—(Special) — Stock judging for club boys of the state will be one of the important fea tures of the Farmers' Short Course to be held at Fayetteville at the College of Agriculture on August 16, 17, 18 and 19. Two contests with valuable prizes for the winning contestants will be held. International Livestock Judging con test for club boys at the short course will be the State contest to select the team to represent Arkansas in the International Livestock Judning con test to be held in Atlanta, October 19 21. This team will consist of the three boys winning the three highest places. But to further increase in terest in this contest a county live stock judging contest will be held, three boys from each county carrying on club work, competing. The three boys in the county team must be bona fide ciub members and shall be selected within the county by means of a county contest where there are more than .three boys who wish to enter. W. J. Jernigam state boys’ and girls’ club agent, announces that a handsome trophy, probably a silver loving cup will be offered as the prize In this contest. “The idea in offering this trophy to the best county team is to stimulate interest in the state judging contest, so as to make it a big affair in itself, a big feature in club work, and one of the big attractions of the annual farm ers' short courses,” says Mr. Jernigan. “The primary idea and purpose of the state contest is to select the team that will represent Arkansas in the Inter national livestock judging contest, yet we want to make the state live stock judging contest a big feature in bqfcs’ club work.” -o Discuss Co-operation. Columbus, May 6.—Turner Wright addressed the cotton planters at high school auditorium Wednesday. Mr. Wright set out in a very forcible way the advantages to be had by co-opera tive marketing through a cotton grow ers association. _ 'MSB •• -, '\( r, A M It is as wise as its benefits have i>. I #e i.^As sity Successful men of all ages liav.yvery strong ly advocated Us practice. The nation 'yhose peo ple substitute extravagances for econonhical wis dom soon begin to decay and finally tumble to their dissolution. This bank encourages “THRIFT, it is essential to the future welfare oi state and nation. Let’s make this a Thrift-Community Believing pur city, / ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE—WE DO OR WE DON’T CHAMBER OF EMERGE WILL VISIT HIGHLANDS I 'Vil1 Attend Demonstration at High | lands; Farmers are iinited to Make tlie Trip May 27tli. The Directors of the Chamber of Commerce had a very interesting ses sion Saturday morning in the office j of the secretary. At this meeting plans were made to go to Highlands Friday, May 27th, to attend the meet ; inS of the peach growers which will convene on that day. At this meeting many noted orchardists will he pre sent and make demonstrations along their lines. The directors made plans ■ to attend in a body. The trip will be made in automobiles, going by the way ! of Index, Fulton, Nashville and to 1 Highlands. The start will be made at 6:-10 a. m. returning in the afternoon. | -\11 men who have automobiles and j who will make the trip are requested I to register with the secretary, Lon T. j Jones and give the number oi people that you will be able to carry. Also all people who wish to make the trip will register with Mr. Jones. It is hoped that a large number of farmers will make the trip. If any farmer wishes to go and see the demonstra tions and the Highlands orchard, which is the largest in the world, they will gladly be welcomed, and all that is necessary is that you register with the secretary of the chamber of com merce, and then he on hand at 6:30 Friday morning, May 37th. To Create Better Co-Operation. The Chamber of Commerce at this meeting made plans to take half a day eacli week in visiting the towns in this county. This will be a get together meeting in order to create a better feeling and to co-operate with our neighboring towns for the better ment of the county. The first trip will he made Wednesday afternoon. May 18th, when the body will go to Ogden. It is planned that as many of the members of the Chamber of Commerce as possible make these trips. The secretary was advised to notify the merchants of the towns ahead of time that we are coming in order that a large number of their people will be present. -0 All) FOB MEN A SCHOOL Citizen* Subscribe #.">,000 In Carry on Work Next Year Mena, May S. — When confronted with a shortage of school funds, Mena patrons of the high school refused to permit the Board of Education to carry out its plan of shutting down the school for a year, hut went out and raised $5,000 by public subscrip tion the keep the school going. The hoard has accepted the financial help and has named teachers for the com ing year. L. E. Quinn, county super intendent of schools of Sevier county, has been offered the principalship of the high school, and E. H. Freeman of Ashdown, has accepted assistant prin cipal's place. Other teachers chosen include. Miss Lillian Rector, Miss C!er trude Brannon and Mrs. J. H. Mc Millan of Mena. -o SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS President Fntrall Tell <»i (lie Teacher in the State. Fayetteville, May 9.—The shortage of instructors is the greatest prob lem which higher education is facing today, according to President J. C. Futrall of the University of Arkansas, who has just returned from a trip through Kansas. Illinois, and New York, for the purpose of filling ten or twelve new positions on the University faculty. President Futrall said that he had nexertheless secured several good men. “Schools everywhere are complain ing of the death of suitable men for class room work." said President Fut ; rail. “Experts are simply going into 1 other and better paid fields and those who left a year or two ago are not coming hack into the class room. INVENTS COLLAPSIBLE HO VT Handy Boat to Fold Up and Carry Around With Yon. Mena, May S. — Alderman W. A Til; on of Mena has designed and L*ac jad huilt by local workmen, a meta. owboat capable of carrying ft' * passengers and which can he tok'ii Snarl in sections, and carried in a small piece in an auto. The city of | Pcial plans to use his collapsible* boat on fishing expeditions to near by streams. tin me Tuesday. The Ashdown high school team are j playing a game with the Texarkana j high school team on the local grounds, this Tuesday afternoon. BURQLAR CAUGHT WHILE ROBBING LOCAL STORE Strange >rer« Caught in M. C. Jomi son’s Store—Robbed Henry & Joyner Hardware Also. A negro, who claimed he hailed from New Orleans, was captured in the M. C. Johnson store in this city Mon day night shortly after had had broken in through a rear window. Robert Gammill, who was sleeping in a rear room in the hotel across the alley was awakened by the noise of the negro breaking in at the window about 2 o’clock in the morning. Looking out he saw the burglar as he entered the window. He woke Bill Abbott and another man and arming themselves they surrounded the building. They called J. W. Brewer, nightwatchman at the oil mill, and L. Price the city nightwatchman. who called Boy Lam bright and told him to bring the keys to the store. When the door was opened the negro called out not to shoot that he would come out. He had laid out some articles, which he had selected from the stock. The next morning it was found that the Henry & Joyner had also been entered and $!).10 taken from the cash drawer. The neg ro had no money on him. When per suasion was used he admitted taking the money and said it was in a shoe box in the Johnson store. The money was found there to a penny. o Si:< 1 HI S 9,000 ACHES Kansas City Operator Plans to Prill for (til Near Texarkana. Texarkana, May 7.—O. F. Wimmer, a well-known oil operator of Kansas City, lias just closed deal with the Postal Employes' Company and W. H. Hill of Texarkana on 9,000 acres of leases south of Red Water, on the Cot ton Belt railway, about 15 miles ; southwest, in Bowie county. It has been announced that a well will lie : “spuddi d in" in the next 90 days but Mr. Wimmer declares that drilling will 1 he undfer way earlier. Mr. Wimmer is associated with James H. Garrison, oil operator of Texarkana, and who for several months has been carefully observing j oil prospects in the Texarkana field. ! He speaks very confidently of the oil | situation here. Associated with Mr. I Wimmer are Kansas City, New 5 ork j and Tulsa men, who hold large inter , ests in other fields. Hr. F. D. T. Bickley, geologist, spent several days in this vicinity during the past week, and while here made three locations for Mr. Wim mer. He was very positive, it is said, in his opinion that the field south of Red Water is strongly indicative of oil possibilities and similar to the Pine Island, Homer and the El Dor ado field. VOTING ON STOCK LAW Municipal Stock Law Licet ion Held In Ashdown Tuesday. An election in this city is in pro gress as we go to press on the propos ed stock law for Ashdown. More than a year ago the council passed a stock law ordinance providing that all Stock should he prohibited from run ning at large within the corporate lim its. It was later found that the im pounding feature could not he enfold ed. A special curative hill was passed liv the recent legislature, which pro vided that it he referred back to the people for ratification at a special election. Active work is being done and a lively contest is being waged at the polls. _-o 1NJCKED N’t GKO HIES Wilbur Mills, Well Known Negro. Dies in Ashdown Saturday. Wilbur Mills, one ot' the best known negro educators of the county, died at bis home in this city Saturday. He had been employed at the compress and a few weeks ago caught his hand in the press, badly mashing it, and later bloodpoison set in, causing the death. He was one of the best negroes in the county, having been a teacher and a leader in school work among the people of his race. -—o Meeting ( loses. The meeting at the Baptist church closed Sunday night with a great ser vice. The lage auditorium was crowd ed to the capacity to hear Dr. Doak Campbell on his discourse “ From Transfiguration to Service.” Hun dreds of people were helped by hearing, this splendid series of lectures during the week. Dr. Compbell is a young man and probably the youngest to occupy the position of college president. Literary and Athletic Winners in School Meet Hope, May 8.—In the state literary j and athletic meet at Hope Friday and Saturday the following were winners: College Division track meet won by Hendrix college with 94 points, Hen- j derson-Brown second with 36. Only two colleges entered. John Thompson of Hendrix won in dividual honors with 21 points, made by winning first place in shot put. broad jump and high jump and second places in 120-yard hurdles and discus throw. New state record set in 220-yard hurdles by George Perceval oi Hen drix. Time 22 seconds. State record for quarter-mile tied by Mason of Hendrix with 52 second:,. Secondary school tract meet won by Little Rock High School with 42 points, Lonoke, second with 30, Waldo third with 23. Individual honors won by Curtis, Pultig of Waldo with 17 points, in cluding first in the pole vault and discus throw and third in the running and standing jumps and in the broad jump, and fourth in the shot put. New state records set in quarter mile run by Herman Bagbv of Lake Village with 51 1-5 seconds, and in 22n yard dash with 23 3-5 seconds, and by Best of Eureka Springs in the half mile run with 2 minutes, G 1-5 seconds. Literary Contests. Sweepstakes cup won by Little Rock High School, with 26 points; Pine Bluff School second with 11. Debate won by Charles Eichenbaum, of Little Rock. Quartet singing—Won by Little Rock; Lorena Atkins, Ivon Williams, . Kenneth Kraft and Herschel Riffel. I Violin—Miriam McHaney, Little | Rock, first; Hugo Dreyfur. Pine Bluff, j second; Stuart Spraggins, Hope, third; i Thomas Morrissey, Fordyce, fourth. I Piano—Ruby McCarroll, Walnut ! Ridge, first; Vernor Whitlow, Ham j burg, second; Mary Lynn Sims. Lake I Village, third; George Hawkins, Lo : noke, fourth. Declamation—Charles Shenault. Lit tle Rock, first; Russell Henderson, ! Murfreesboro, second; Edmund Kim I her. Limburg, third; Ferguson Mar j tin, Russellville, fourth. \ ypewriting — Vera Ross, Hot Springs, first; Guy Baxter, Little Rock, second; Garnett Stephens, Jonesboro, | third; Fletcher Hereford, Hope, fourth, j Voice—Edith McCain. Monticello, j I first: Annie M. Shaw, Pine Bluff, sec jond; Miriam Cummings, Prescott, third; Marguerite Jean. Magnolia, fourth. Map Drawing—Howard McMillian, Morrilton, first; Charles Upton, Little Rock, second; Martin Seale. Lake Vil lage. third; Cecil Jett, Lonoke, fourth. Spelling—Marguerite Paquin, Wal nut Ridge, first; Clara Henry, Lake) Village, second; Guy Huffaker, Mor-j rilton, third; Cecil Jackson, Lonoke, I fourth. Reading — Madeline Blumenthal, Pine Bluff, first; Elva Bush, Prescott, second; Olive Anders, Lake Village, third; Lewis Hope, fourth. GERMAN POLITICAL SENTI MENT SHOW DRIFT and Inexpecled Development Once More Sends Ray of Light Through (iouds of Gloom. Berlin, ,\Iay 9.—Sentiment in Ger man political circles was showing a drift at noon today in favor of agree ing to the allied reparation terms. It is now believed a parliamentary coal ition which will accept the allied ulti matum will be constituted within the next 24 hours. Baris, May !).—American representa tion at allied conferences was resumed todaj when Hugh Wallace the Ameri can ambassador took his seat at the council of the ambassadors here. Mr. Wallace received his instruc tions last night from Secretary Hughes to represent the United States govern ment at the ambassadorial conference. The Ambassador’s appearance at the foreign office where the council happened to be meeting this morning was the occasion for warm expression of appreciation on the part of Jules Gambon of Prance, the president of the council and the other members of that body. Ambassador Wallace was given a seat at M. Cambon’s right. The problem of Upper Silesia was the subject of the deliberations at the council’s morning session. Roland W. Boyden, who formerly sat with the allied reparations com mission at its session, has received liis instructions from the state department to resume his seat with that body. —-o WOMEN'S HEAItQl AR miS Nmy Parly Secures Sfrnstatic I,ocn« tlon in Washington. Washington, May 8.—Women voters have obtained stragetic political head quarters directly overlooking Con gress. The National Women's party announced today its purchase of the historic Washington house opposite the east entrance of the capitol, already known as the “back capitol’’ which it. will convert into a political watch tower for women. The house, which is on the elevated terrace facing the capitol, was the actual meeting place of Congress it self from 1815 to 181!) while the capi tol was being rebuilt, and was the scene of President Monroe’s inaugura tion. “It is not merely a headquarters for our party that we plan,” said Elsie Hill, chairman of the Woman’s party, “but an embassy for the women of the nation, a clubhouse where they may stay, a bureau where they can se cure information; in short, a center of thought and acticity for women and advantage point from which they may keep Congress under pepetual obser vation. “It is close to the capitol, there fore an ideal site for lobbyists. It. will also afford the combination of office and living quarters, -which makes it possible for the officials and workers of our party to be constantly “on the job,” if there is a job to be done.” NO /MAN LIVES TO HIMSELF Co .operation, the modern definition ot' success, is >iut the result of dismal failures al selfish, indi vidual effort—We welcome every opportunity lliof presenfs for closer co-operation between our eus tomers and ourselves. l»y co-operating1 with a bank the farmer places himself in position to receive the financial sup port that is so necessary at certain season’s In all agricultural pursuits, and it is the farmers co-op eration tlint places the bank in position to render such support. In a word the banker and the farmer need each other.