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Little River News.
SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXIII. ASHDOWJi, LITTLE RIVEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, JULY 2, 192L NUMBER 47. CANTALOUPE HARVEST TO START EARLY IN JULY Cantaloupe Crop In Ylcinlty of Win throp Is Looking Well; Shipping Will Start Early In Jnly. The Little River News is receipt of a letter from C. E. Rotrammell, the progressive sales manager of the Win throp Truck Growers’ Association, in which he points out that the harvest of cantaloupes will soon be on. Mr. Rotrammel’s letter follows: “Come down about July 8-10, and see the start of the largest shipping season in cantaloupes and tomatoes that Little River county has ever seen. Our crop at present looks to be at least 95 per cent good, and the acre age around Winthrop will be about 335 acres, which should make over a hun dred cars. Around Foreman there is about 85 acres, which should make about 30 cars. “We are now making express ship ments of tomatoes and cucumbers. “I think I had the pleasure of eat ing the first cantaloupe of the season yesterday; this was pulled from the Priest farm near Foreman last Friday and Monday, 27th, it was in very good eating condition. Four or five days will ripen its pardners on the vines. “Express shipments will start July the 3rd or 4th. “Our new 40 by 100 packing house at Winthrop will be completed Friday. It is two story, the upper story for crates and crate making and supplies. We will have one like this at Foreman in 1922 if things continue to look as they do now. The heaviest shipping ever seen here is mainly caused by a liberal use of commercial fertilizer properly applied. Barnyard manure is good, but needs commercial as a top dressing. Farmers have farmed this year as never before from what I can see. Weeds and grass have had a hard time. Cotton is not doing extra well. “We expect to pay out about $60,000 or better this year to the farmers for truck crops.” -o--— Road District No. Eight Will Get $35,000 Aid Attorney for District No. Eight, A. D. DuLaney, announces that Road Im provement District No. Eight will re ceive $27,000 federal aid and $8,000 state aid, a total of $35,000. The rea son that this district has been able to succeed in getting this so illusive to many, is that they have kept eternally after it. Much of the credit is given the Parkes Engineering Company, who have had charge of the work and who have seen that the work complied with the requirements. Many districts have found that the cost in meeting the re quirements was too great for the amount to be recived. Contractor J. G. Sanderson is now busy laying the gravel on the gap in the southern loupe of the highway and this will soon be completed. In every respect this will be a model highway. It pierces one of our finest upland farming districts and is strictly a farm road as it touches no town of impor tance except Ashdown. Ogden Will Celebrate With Barbecue Monday, July 4 Ogden, July 1.— (Special) — Plans and arrangements are being made fey; one of the biggest “to-do’s’ ever held in Ogden, observing the Fourth of July, which will be next Monday. There will be plenty of barbecued meats, beef and pork, chicken and fish along with cold drinks, ice cream and In fact everything good to eat and drink. Immediately after dinner tfhich will be served about 1 o’clock by the ladies of the town, there will be played two base ball games by tne locals and visit ing teams. The entire day will be full of enjoyment and everybody is (Cordially invited to come and bring well filled baskets. -o BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING Bankrupt Firm Has Holding in Little River County. I - Texarkana, June 28. — Bankruptcy proceedings were instituted in federal court yesterday afternoon against the Federal Lumber Company by the fol lowing creditors: Plunkett-Jarrell McRae Grocer Company, Hope; T. E. ■Johnson Lumber Company, Houston, 'Tex.; and Speer Hardware Company, Fort Smith. Attorney Will Steel was appointed receiver. The Federal Lum ber Company has its offices here. It has been operating sawmille at Lock esburg, Mineral and Winthrop, in Ar kansas, and Red Oak, Okla. The total amount of claims cited in the bank ruptcy petition is about $1,500. -o— HEAVY POLICE DOCKET / Jinny Tcxarkiiiuaiis Charged Wii'i Violating Traffic Law. Texarkana, June 28.—Instructions given i lie police Saturday to enforce the traffic ordinance resulted in the heaviest docket in the Arkansas Bide City Court this morning that has been registered since saloons went out of business. About 40 arrests were made between Saturday night and this morning, most of the prisoners being charged with operating their cars wthout proper lights. Several of the defendants were well-known business men. Those charged with speeding were given heavy fines, but most of those who were charged with Tailing to car ry lights at night were discharged, a warning by Judge Barney. Some leniency was shown in cases this morning, as the ordinance has not been enforced during the last year or two. -o Held for Bootlegging. Mena, June 29.—Clark Yarborough charged with bootlegging across the state line in LeFlore county, Okla., was caught by Deputy Sheriff Doug Walker near Vandervoort and was held at the jail here until officers from Hea vener could come for the prisoner. “REESE’S PATHFINDER” * p The South’s Greatest Hog. This prize winning Duroc Jersey recently brought to his owner, Mr. Carl Reese of Hill County, Texas, the record price for a South ern raised hog of $5,000. A few of these wonderful Duroc Jerseys on the farms of this community would add materially to the wealth of the county. If you need the money come in and talk with us about it. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’t A. E. WATERS, President J. L. MARTIN, Cashier * CALVIN SUTTON, Assistant Cashier "" .....r— TO SPUD IN TEST WELL MONDAY MORNING. JULY 4 Manager Steele and Drilling Contrac tors Kotli Announce Heady to Make the Hole. Manager Joseph S. Steel of the Red River Valley Oil and Gas Leasing and Drilling Company announced Wednes day that the test well on the Toland & Traylor farm, four miles south of Ash down, would be spudded in Monday morning. He stated that the drilling foreman had announced to him that they would be ready Monday and asked the company’s permission to spud in. The company through Mr. Steele had announced themselves ready and had given the desired permission. The first, string of casing has arrived and there will be no delay on that score. The boiler will be fired this week and the machinery tested out and given the final adjustments. The water supply will be obtained from Haney Creek, nearby, and as an added precaution a well is being sunk as a reserve supply. Whether by accident of purposely the first test well in this section of the county will be spudded in on the Glor ious Fourth with all of its great signi ficance of determined beginning and happy ending, and the great drill will begin pounding on its way deep into the bowels of the earth to uncover the hidden stores of liquid wealth that geologists firmly believe are there and on which this company is willing to stake many thousands of dollars in the hope of uncovering. The rig is one of the heaviest made and is designed to go the limit in depth. The company is amply financed and expects to make the test a most thorough one. This test will be watched with great interest here and abroad. -o ' Engineer Visits Foreman Well. Foreman, July 1.—C. Sanford, of St. Louis, 'a prominent engineer, spent a few days here this week mak 'ing an inspection of the oil situation for St. Louis stockholders in the Sul 'livan Oil Syndicate, Inc. Mr. Sanford took several samples of the different formations back with him, and will make a careful analysis when he re turns and report his findings to the stockholders. He secured samples of formation from both Sullivan No. 1 and No. 2. Work is still in progress at the Sul livan No. 2. The drillers were down 1187 feet Wednesday and still in a hard lime formation. The Sullivan Oil Syndicate, Inc., has been busy this week making renewals of the leases they secured from the Foreman Oil Company, as July 1st was the date of expiration of quite a num ber of them. -o- J Gone After the Rig. Dock O’Neal, the driller of the Hale No. 1 well, and Claud Welch, left Wednesday afternoon for Shreveport at which place they are tearing down and shipping the rig for the well. They expect to begin setting up the rig early next week. -o POSTMASTER RESIGNS Foreman Post Office Now Awaiting for Appointment. Foreman, July 1.—Mrs. J. A. Pullen, who has been in charge of the Fore man postoffice for the past seven years, has tendered her resignation to the department. She received acknowledg ment of the receipt of hr resignation from the postoffice department Wed nesday, and the letter stated that an acting postmaster would be appointed to relieve her in a few days. Her re signation was to take effect July 1st, but shg will continue in charge until her successor is named. J. E. Reid received the endorsement of the Republican County Central Committee some time ago for the posi tion, but uflder the plan adopted by (he administration an examination will be held to fill the various post offices, and the appointments made ac cordingly. Mr. Reid, however, will be an applicant for. the position and will take the examination. -o TWO OFFICERS FINED Polk County Officials Fined for Being Drunk and Fighting. Mena, June 28.—Two of Mena’s peace enforcement officers were de fendants in Police Judge Smith’s court today and both pleaded guilty and were fined. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney B. J. Stuart was fined for being intoxicated and also for fight ing with Constable D. A. Hazel. Ha zel was fined for assault on Attorney ’ Stuart. THE STATE IS IN DANGER OF LOSING ROAD FUNDS Must Amend its Constitution to Se cure Federal Highway Aid; As Result of >'ew Bill. Washington, D. C. June 29.—Ark ansas must amend its constitution within three years after the adjourn ment of the next legislature to per mit the legislature to appropriate money to meet federal aid road funds, or else #lose federal aid entirely, under the Dowell road bill which pass ed the House today. Texas and Geo rgia are placed in the same position. The bill was brought up by the Re publican leaders under special rule which prevented any attempts to amend the measure. Many members who were not satisfied with the lan guage of the bill were afraid to vote against it for fear there would be no road legislation at this session, thus making it impossible to reappropriate money already authorized, but which will revert to the Treasury on July 1. Texas voted solidly against the bill, but Arkansas’ vote was split in half, three for and three opposing. Ray burn of Texas declared the measure would disrupt the entire road building machinery of his state. Representatives Wingo. Driver and Parks of Arkansas, who voted against the bill, .based the position on these grounds: That it would take away from tiyi local communities control over road affairs and turn it over to the nat ional government, that it would coerce Arkansas into amending its constitu tion or deprive it of road funds even while paying taxes from which the funds are derived, that it places addi tional restrictions upon securing fed eral aid for the part of the state need ing it most, and that it tends toward the building of the rough highways ir respective of the needs of the local community. What the Governor Thinks of It. Little Rock, June 29.—That Arkan sas will be compelled to provide a state highway fund guaranteeing $1, 650,000 annually ajid also to form some central agency with jurisdiction not only over construction but of mainten ance of roads if it is to continue to re ceive federal aid under the Dowell bill which was the statement made yester day by V. P. Knox, state highway com missioner. The Dowell bill was passed by the national House of Representatives Monday and has gone to the Senate. According to Mr. Knox, who has been watching the progress of the measure in Congress, provision is made in the schedule of states, for $1,650,000 for Arkansas annually, con ditioned on the state’s ability to guarantee to meet the federal aid dollar for dollar. Under present laws Arkansas is able to guarantee only $300,000, approximately, for state aid. State road funds are derived from two sources; the automobile tax, of which the counties in which the tax is collected are, now receiving 70 per cent, and the gasoline tax, 50 per cent of which goes to the coun ties. This year, Mr. Knox said, the gross auto tax will amount to about $1,000,000 and the gross gas $350, 000. If these two taxes were combin ed and placed in the state fund without division among the counties, by next year, Mr. Knox said, they would ag gregate not less than the $1,650,000 This is one method of providing the needed state fund. Others are by state bond issues and by additional taxation. In addition to the fund, the Dowell bill would require that the construc tion and maintenance of roads be placed entirely under the jurisdiction and supervision of a single state agency. At present the county judges have jurisdiction over county roads, and road commissioners over those constructed by improvement districts. It is probable, Mr. Knox said, that a constitutional amendment would be required to fix the matter of jurisdic tion. Governor McRae, who made his campaign in part on revision and im provement cf road conditions yester day said that he intends appointing an honorary commission to look into the road situation and to make a re commendation for legislation. The work of the comfnission, according to the governor, would not be to consider the matter in view of what already has been accomplished, and what parts of the district roads may fcfe utilize-d in the establishment of state systems. Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Will Be Ordered Sold It was reported by those attending the hearing of the Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railway at Texarkana Wed nesday that Judge Youmans would on the second day of July order the road sold, according to application made by the creditors. Ii was intimated that the date ot the sale would be set from thirty tc sixty days from the date of the order. It was also stated that the road would continue to run pending the sale. An effort will be made by friends of the road to interest persons to buy the property who would be capable 01 operating it. It is not believed that the road will be junked, but that it will be bought by people who will at least operate the west end of it. -o SHOULD PAY POLL TAX Time Limit Expires July 2, Says the Local Chairman, for Women. Women of Little River county should pay their poll tax for seven reasons, says Mrs. A. D. DuLaney of this city, chairman of the local League of Women Voters, in calling the attention to the fact that July 2 is the last day on which the poll ax may be paid. These reasons, she says, are: “Be; cause under the laws of Arkansas all citizens of 21 years and over must pay a poll tax in order to vote at city, county and state elections. "Because administration of gov ernment is *in the hands of officials chosen by the voters. “Because capable, honest, clean offi cials mean progress and safety in gov ernment. Some city officials will be nominated in the November primary. “Because educational and moral questions are voted on at nearly every election. "Because every question dcideed at the polls affects the home and child ren. "Because the $1 for a poll tax from every women of voting age will put $150,000 into the school fund and help raise Arkansas fro mthe forty-sixth place educationally, which she now occupies among the states. "Because it is a privilege, an ob ligation and a patriotic duty to ex ercise the power of the vote, and be cause it means a securing of selfpro tection and the advencemnt of public intrests.” -o GIVEN $18,000 JUDGMENT Widow of Man Who Killed Self to Recover of Insurance Firms. Texarkana, June *28.—Mrs. B. E. Dixon, widow' of Dr. B. E. Dixon, who shot and killed himself in the State 'National bank building last Decem ber, today was awarded judgment of 1 $18,000 against several fraternal in surance companies, by a jury in the Miller circuit court. Dr. Dixon lost his life under sensational circum stances, and a. coroner’s jury returned B verdict of suicide. It was on this ground that the insurance companies declined payment of the policies. WILL DISCUSS THE CUT IN RAILWAY WAGES Union Leaders to Convene In Chicago Saturday to Consider Possible Strike; Referendum Not Final. Chicago, June 30.—More than 1,000 rail union leaders will assemble In. Chicago Saturday to prevent a tie up in the country's transportation facilities. The strike issue, brought to the front by the decision of the United States Railroad Labor Board, directing a 20 per cent wage reduction effective July 1, is very important to these men. By-laws of their organization leave submission to the Labor Board, ruling to their discretion. However, a general walkout could not be finally declared at the im pending conference. Such an order would have to be approved by refer endum vote of members of the unions that have not yet expressed their sentiments. Tabulation ot the wage issue refer I endum vote registered by members of the Federal Shop Crafts during the last 30 days practically was com pleted tonight. B. M. Jewell, president of the Railway Employes' Department of the American Federation of Labor * said the result probably will net bo announced before Saturday. AVhile declining to indicate how the shop crafts vote has gone, M. Jewell again said reports that the referen dum showed the ship men overwhelm ingly in favor of rejecting the wage cut were not founded on official in formation. He said 325.000 ballots had been sent out. The reports gave this figure as representing the majority against accepting reduced wages. These reports persist. But, even as suming the referendum returns vindi vate them, the strike issue will still be largely in the hands of the labor, conference. “We are confronted with a serious situation,” said Mr. Jewell, “but if vre have proper co-operation from ail concerned the railroads and the gen | oral public—we can settle our trou bles.” The army of unions leaders, most of them general chairmen of the four, big brotherhoods, probably will be in session several days. -o— Appoints Executice Conr mittee for the County A. D. DuLany, who was recently ap pointed on the State Board of Direc tors for Little River county of the Ar kansas Advancement Association, has announced his appointments for the Executive Committee of the county. The names follow: Miss Ada Mills, cashier Bank of Wil ton, Wilton; R. L. Johnson, Allene; D. A. Cook, Foreman;; Frank Horner, Foreman; Roy Bv;dd, Ogden; :R. M, Bone, Ashdown; Irvin Joyner, Ash down; A. Goldsmith, Ashdown; Robt. T. Sessions, Winthrop; S. D. Matte^, son. Foreman; F. F. Bell. Foreman; I. W. Holmes, Richmond; H. L. Toland, Ashdown; Homer Welch, Ashdown; C. L. Briant, Ashdown; J. L. Martin, Ashdown; Dr. W. W. A’ork, Ashdown. Very Good Reasons I t 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 dilectori actually direct. Our stockholders are leaders in the community. Our funds are kept in our fire-proof vault, burg]ar-proof safe and are fully insured. Our banking facilities are modern. Our loans arc 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 to open an account today. \