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SEMI-WEEKLY %>• VOLUME XXin. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 192L . NUMBER 4(5. ASHDOWN’S CO OPERATIVE DOLLAR DAY SALE JULY 2 Big Merchandising Event Will Be of Great interest Throughout the Ashdown Trade Territory. > The predominating business event of the week, or perhaps the month, will be the great co-operative dollar day, which will be held in Ashdown Sat urday of this week, July 2nd. More definite announcement of this mer chandising event will be found in the big display ad in this issue of the News, as well as in the big double page spread that has been mailed out to the four-corners of the Ashdown trade territory. This is the first time that an event of this kind and of this importance has been held in Ashdown. It was made possible by eighteen of our leading firms coming together and agreeing to each make a great sacri fice on some article or articles of needed merchandise for this day. This brings out such an array of bargains, staple bargains at that, as would be impossible by any one firm for we don’t have to tell you that real sacrifices are made on all advertised items. It is expected that record-breaking crowds of shoppers will visit the town on that day. No doubt but that if the dollar day sales meets with the popu lar success expected of it that this will not be the last one held. The co operative idea has been found desir able in various undertakings, and why should not the buying public be given a chance to reap the benefits of co operative merchandising one big dav at least? Merchants believe that this is one way to bring more people to Ashdown, to broaden the trade field, to give the people a chance to buy needed merchandise, and finally to de velope good will toward the town and its business institutions. Good will is the greatest single asset in the busi ness world today. This is the pred ominating reason for the dollar day idea. You will make no mistake in being present. - —o-— DRILLING IS RESUMED Hempstead County Prospectors Hope to Sidetrack Lost Stem. Hope. June 25.—General Manager Russell of the Southern division of the White Oil Corporation was in Hope last night, after having inspected operations at the Jones test well. Mr. Russell reported that an attempt is be ing made to sidetrack the eight joints of drill stem lost in the well and drill the hole to a depth of between 3,200 and 3.300 feet in an effort to make the Jones a discovery well in the Hope field. The lease contract calls for a test hole 3,000 feet, but the White Oil Corporation believes the indications will warrant going deeper if oil is not found at the contract depth. The well is drilling now at a depth of 2,651 feet. -o W. B. Mason, manager of Plunket Jarrel-McRae Grocer Company, spent Sunday at Dierks. Confederate Reunion Will Be Held in Sevier in August Lockesburg, June 28.— (Special) - The Sevier County Reunion will be held near Lockesburg on August 16th 17th, 18th and 19th, and this will be the 22nd annual reunion held by the Sevier County Confederate Veteran^ All soldiers are invited to come and remain the full four days as well all visitors. Amusements are being had to entertain all and ample police for^e will be on the grounds day ar i night to observe order. J. M. White the manager, will be at the grounds on July 6th to locate any concession that may be desired. Any informa tion addressed to him about the re union will receive his attention. -o TULSA CHIEF POLICE INDICTED Is Among Officers Accused of Derelic tion and Other Offenses. Tulsa, Okla., June 25.—Chief of Police John A. Gustafson of the Tulsa Police Department, and other mem bers of the department were indicted today by the grand jury in connection with the recent riot and on charges of permitting vice. Other indictments were returned against Ray Ward, head of the Police Automobile Recovery De partment, Roy Meacham. traffic officer; E. F. Waddell, chief of police of Sand Springs, a suburb, and F. E. Williams, Sand Springs policeman. The charges of permiting vice were not in connection with the race riots it was said. The minor members of the Tulsa Police Department are im plicated in an automobile theft case. Charges against Chief Gustafson in due failure tp enforce law against j vice in rooming houses, failure to en-j force the prohibition laws, failure to enforce the anti-gun-carrying law, and derreliction of duty on the night of the riot. Police Commissioner . M. Adkin-J son said he would not announce what course he would take until he received a formal report from the grand jury, j Attorney General Freeling. who con ducted the investigation, told the court he could not concur fully with the re port. He said it should have included accusations against other officials. The jury blamed the armed negroes who went to the courthouse the night of the outbreak for the riots. The indicted ; policemen were suspended pending trial. -o WOMEN’S CLUBS WILL AID Arkansas Women’s Clubs Will Aid College Students. Fayetteville, June 28.—(Special) — A fund which is to be used in making ; loans to juniors and seniors in the Uni- | versity of Arkansas and other Arkan- j sas colleges who need financial assis- , tance is being collected this summer > hy the Arkansas Federation of Worn- j en’s Clubs and will be available in the fall wihout interest. During the past school year the Ar kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs made 51 loans totaling $3090 to col lege students. Thirty-nine of these loans were made to students in the University of Arkansas. THE MILKING SHORTHORN The above is from a photograph of “GEORGIA CRAN SECOND’’ prizewinner in milking trials at the recent English Royal Show. Such beauties as this are not unusual on the farms of Old Eng land and they have likewise fully demonstrated their ability to fit most acceptably and profitably into our system of American farming. As the world's greatest revenue producer, where beef and milk are considered, the Shorthorn has no equal. We want to see more milking Shorthorns on the farms of this vicinity. Let’s talk it over. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE—WE DO OR WE DON’T A. E. WATERS, President J. L. MARTIN, Cashier CALVIN SUTTON, Assistant Cashier RAIL WAGE CUT TO SAVE ROADS 400 MILLION Rail Board’s 12 Per Pent Reduction. Effective July 1, Applies to Class One Lines. ” Chicago, June 27. — The United States labor board today extends its wage reduction effective July to, to nearly every large road in the coun try. The reduction averages 12 per cent. The board’s order today cov ered 210 roads. The new wage decision of the United States Railroad Labor Board will make a reality of the estimated four hundred million dollar annual sav ings expected when the board’s 12 per cent cut, effective July 1, is applied to all employes, on all railroads, known as class 1 carriers. The decision, drawn up as an addendum to the wage reduction order of June 1, adds prac tically every railroad in the class 1 division to the original list of 104 roads authorized to make 12 per cent reduction. When the reduction order was issu ed, it was estimated that, if applied to all employes of all class 1 roads, it would lop approximately four hundred million dollars from the country’s rail road bill. The new decision will make this cut possible, by ordering reduced wages for employes not included in the orig esinal case and also by including em ployes on roads which were not par ties to the first bearing. Immediately following the announce ment of the board’s wage cut on .Tune 1, roads from every section of the country poured in their application to the labor board for authority to make similar reductions. A hearing set for June 6 included a total of 104 roads and in the next two weeks 61 more submissions were made and included in a hearing for June 20. A few roads which had not included all classes of employes in their first petitions for reductions came in with the remaining classes in the last hear ing. Many of the roads which asked re ductions for only a part of their em ployes at the original hearing in May came hack with application to cover all employes in these two later hear ings. Virtually every road in the country affected hv the labor board's six hundred million dollar wage award of July. 1920, was included in one or more of the three hearings. Following the 12 per cent reduction, which was generally unsatisfactory to the roads, the carriers returned to the board with added insistence that the 1920 wage award he wiped out. The board, however, was not inclined to change its scale of reduction deter mined in the July 1 decision and mere ly added to that decision employes in volved in the subsequent hearings. While no definite returns have been announced from the referendum be ing taken by all the railway unions on acceptance or rejection of the 12 per cent cut, it was expected that confer ence here on July 1 would agree to ac cept the board’s decision without an interruption of traffic. -o NEED MORE MEX Kansas Needs More Labor to Harvest Their Wheat Crops. Little Rock. June 2S—(Special) — The following message was received yesterday from the United States Em ployment Service in Kansas by the local representatives: “The call for men throughout Kan sas wheat fields still continues heavy and we still have more orders for men than we can readily fill and indications are that cutting will soon be underway in the extreme northwestern part of the state. The call for men is practi cally entirely for white men and it is almost impossible to redirect colored help from this office. There are but very few counties in the state of Kan sas where colored help is used.’ -o Barbecue at Trent Creek. There will be a barbecue, picnic and public speaking at the Trent Creek public school building July 2. Every body is invited to come and take a part..The date has been changed from the fourth to the second on account of the fourth coming on Monday. Pro ceeds will be used for educational pur poses. The program will be composed of speakers from different places. The place is 21 miles north of Browns town. Dinner is free.—Committee. Little River Road Will Get United States Federal Aid Littje Rock, June 26.—Application, for federal aid for Road Improvement District No. 8, Little River county, has been approved by the federal bureau at Washington, D. C., according to a report received yesterday at the office of Herbert R. Wilson, state highway commissioner. The portion of the road to which aid has been allotted includes ap proximately 6.6 miles of road running from Ashdown east to Red Bluff. -o GETS NOBLE REVENGE Fired from Barber Shops Starts Out With Big Gun. Highlands, June 24.—Sheriff Clancy and his deputies are seeking one Marion Williams of Murfreesboro, who obtained revenge from Dan Yarbor ough for an alleged insult to his dig nity and then fled to the hills. According to Yarborough’s story, Williams fired him from his barber shop here alleging that Yarborough had not paid anjt commission for use of the shop and equipment. Displeas 'ed with this action, it is said. Yar borough used strong language in dis cussing the matter with Mr. Williams, whereupon Williams returned to Mur freesboro, secured a rifle and started out in hot pursuit of Yarborough. The two men met in the road yester day a little west of Highlands. Yar borough says Williams, at the point of the guii. forced him to crawl down off his horse and crawl along on the ground in front of him for a consider able distance. SUMMER SCHOOL INCREASES University Summer School Shows a Marked Increase. -- Fayetteville, June 28.—(Special) — From 98 students in the first summer school twelve years ago, to 615 this summer is the record of the University ■ of Arkansas. The enrollment now numbers 107 more than at this time last year. It has increased 362 per l cefft in the last six years. Sixty-six counties of Arkansas and 11 other states are represented in the summer school. Sebastian county with 40 students and Benton county, with 23 stand next to Washington iM Die num ber enrolled. -o NEW FREE BATHHOUSE ________ Government Institution at Hot Springs to Be Opened Soon. Hot Springs, June 25. — Dr. W. P Parks, superintendent of the Hot Springs reservation, announces that the government free bath house will be completed and ready for use Sep tember 1. In addition a free clinic will be opened to the public, and all patients taking baths at the govern ment bath house will also be given federal doctors in charge of the clinic. Funds have been raised for the in stitution through co-operation of fed eral, state and local health agencies, and many contributions have been re ceived from outside sources. Dr. Parks has been interested in securing the free bath house and clinic during the past few years, and has done much to enlist outside forces in the project. SERVICE MEN AFTER P.M. Former Service Men are Seeking Post Offices in Many Places. Washington, D. C.. June 27.—Five hundred new fourth class postmasters are soon to be appointed by the new administration and at least ninety pei cent of them will be men who served in the wrorld war if efforts of the nat ional legislative committee of the Am erican Legion are effective. John Thomas Taylor, vice chairman of the legion committee has been con ferring with Postmaster General Hays and First Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Works and states that they have promised to favor vetrans certified b\ the civil service commission in every instance possible. The postoffice department has more consistently favored former service men in its appointments than any oth er department of the government. About 90 per cent of the new post masters designed since the close of the world war have been veterans, in , cases where they have been among eligibles certified by the civil service commission for appointments. There have been 325 appointments made in such cases and 280 of them have gone to former soldiers. *++++**+*++**++*+ * In the Baseball World + ♦ ♦ *+♦++*+ * + * + + *♦ + + + Richmond Wins Again. Richmond defeated a team from Ashdown Monday afternoon by a score of 4 to 2. Orison was pitching for the Ashdown bunch until the last two innings when Huddleston went into the box. Smith pitched for Richmond. -o-— Ashdown Trims Ailene. Ashdown defeated Ailene Friday af ternoon on the local grounds by a score of four to five. The rain delayed the game to a great extend and the wet ground hindered b< playing a good game. -o-< / Richmond Defeats Wallace. ’ Richmond, June 28—(Special) — The Richmond hall team defeated the Wallace team here Friday by 21 to 5. Joe Smith pitched an air-tight game for the Richmond team, only allowing the visitors two earned runs which they got in the 8th mning. Pitcher 'Smith’s clean home run in the 7th was the main feature of tht* game. All of the boys lilt the hall hard. Wal lace used two pitchers. NARROWLY ESCAPE DEATH — Hope People Have Narrow Escape; Car Turns Turtle. Hope, .Tune 27.—On the way from Texarkana to Hope yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Nicholson and Paul Ches ter came near suffering fatal accident when the automobile in which they were riding turned turtle as a result of a blow out of one of the tires. Tim car was making fairly good time when the accident occurred, which threw the occupants to the ground, the car car turning over and pinning them un derneath. Mrs. Nichonson was the first to recover sufficiently to crawl from under the wreck, and by almost super human effort, she lifted a part of the machine from the bruised body of her husband, enabling him' to withdraw himself from the wreckage, and to gether they assisted Mr. Chester. Alii three of them received painful scrat-1 ches and bruises, but at the Josephine Hospital where they were hurried for treatment it was found that their in juries were not dangerous. Mr. Ches ter wTas able to return to Texarkana on the train last night, while Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson are here for a few’ djtf's as guests at the home of Fred Webb, who is Mrs. Nicholson’s father. The turnover of the car occurred about ten miles south of this city. -o Circuit Court Monday. The Little River July term of cir cuit court will convene at Ashdown Monday afternoon, July 4, when the grand jury will be empaneled. The petit jury will be empaneled Tuesday morning. -o Miss Gladys Norw’ood returned Sun been assisting in a club rally at that been assisting ina club rally at that place. Mrs. Pat Duffey of Hope re turned w’ith her for a visit. AGAIN WILL TRY TO DE CLARE PEACE THIS WEEK Congressional Leaders Expected to Take Important Action This Week. Washington, June 25.—Peace with Germany and Austria is about to take another important step forward. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massa chusetts, who has been at Cambridge for a week, celebrating the fiftieth an niversary of his graduation from Har vard, will return to Washington this week. During the past week the sena tor has not been able to lend his pre sence to the leas important matter of adjusting differences between the [ House and Senate, over the manner of making peace with Germany. With this mid-Victorian back - ground for an inspiration, Senator Lodge will not be able to set him self whole heartedly to the task of smoothing out the points of dispute between the two branches of Con gress over the language of the peace resolutions. Although the Republican members of the joint conference committee are agreed upon the fundamentals of the peace-making process, it is regarded as unsafe to prodict the date of the final Congressional action. So many unforeseen events have occurred that additional differences of opinion would cause no surprise at the capi tal. Republican House members of the conference Committee have agreed to accept the language of the Knox reso lution dealing with the reservations Concerning American rights, in the treaty and armistice. It is generally believed that the Senate conferees will agree to the House language, which proclaims a state of peace and makes no mention of the repeal of the declar ation of war against Germany and Austria. Another important move in inter national affairs will be taken Tuesday when the House votes on the naval conference report which contains the Borah amendment calling upon Presi dent Harding to enter into negotia tions with Great Britain and Japan for a naval holiday. It is said that administration lead ers practically have abandoned their efforts to push the Porter disarma ment proposal and that the Borah amendment will be accepted almost without opposition. -o Negro Preacher Hera Rev. James A. Stout, assistants gen eral secretary of the Church Board of the C. M. E. church, with headquarters at Louisville, Ky., is here to conduct a financial drive for Freeman’ Chapel C. M. E. church. The church plans to build a parsonage in the near future. Stout is here to test local conditions for the board. He comes well recom mended, having conducted similar campaigns in Little Rock, Texarkana, Nashville, Fort Smith. Jonesboro. He is said to be one of the best negro orators in the country and a great singer. He will conduct a series of meetings at the local negro church each night during this campaign. _ j,__ Very Good Reasons When inviting you to transact your business through our Bank, there should be some reasons why. There are plenty of them. Our financial standing is beyond question. Our officers are obliging and courteous. Our directors actually direct. Our stockholders are leaders in the* community. Our funds are kept in our fire-proof vault, burglar-proof safe and are fully insured. Our banking facilities are modern. Our loans are conservative, our resources adequate. We are proud of our bank and its satisfied customers. Are you one of them? If not, we cordially invite you tc open an account today.