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OIL SHOWING IS FOUND
IN HALE TEST NO. ONE Progress In Hale and Steele Wells Has Been Good Since the Last Report. From reports from both the Hale and the Steel wells since the early part of the week they have been speeding ’em up and making hole. If it has been a race it has been a neck and neck affair. Steele No. 1, south of Ashdown, with its heavy standard string of tools nos ed up with the speeding Dock O’Neal and his fast traveling rotary Thursday and then took the lead. Friday morn ing Steele No. 1 was down 830 feet, having made 216 feet in the last 20 hours of drilling. They are using double shifts at the Steele well. Penetrate Water Sand. At the 830 foot level the Steele well had penetrated a water sand. Drill ing was stopped at this point at which the 12i inch string of casing will be set in order to cut out the water, which had risen in the hole. The cas ing, which had been following the dvili, will he lifted out. The hole will then be reamed after which the casing will be put back and set below the water line. It will take several days to complete this work and be ready to resume drilling. The formation so far encountered have been in line with what was expected and is very satis factory and encouraging. Showing of OIL It was around the 770 foot line that a shallow strata of oil sand was en countered at Hale No. 1 east of town. The oil could be seen on the water flowing from the well on its way to the slush pit where it accumulated. The showing nor the sand was deemed of sufficient quantities to be worthy of a test, but was reassurance to the drill ers that they were on the right trail to the oil pool lower down. The news was not long in reaching town and soon numerous cars were on the way out there and soon numerous enthus iasts were getting a view of the oily streaks. Dock, who had so many time sent his drill with unerring aim into the oil pools of Louisiana, was big and fat and smiling as ever, but still “showering ’er down’’ for more hole like it was just a part of the day’s work, which it is. The sand was mudded off and the drill went on down after what might come next. Drilling was not resumed Friday morning, however, the crew being put to work getting all the bits sharp and the other tools and machinery in per fect order for anything that might de velope. They reached a depth where interesting things are among the pos sibilities. Foreman Will Have School This Year; Money Raised Foreman, Aug. 5.—(Special)—As the district is heavily in debt and the board of directors were unable to find any way of financing the school for the next term, the people had about given up hopes of having a school un til D. W. Bailey outlined a plan by wihcb he believed funds could be raised. The board of directors gludlj accepted his suggestion and he at once began a canvass of the distiict, and to date has secured subscriptions amounting to more than $7,000.00. The people of the district realize that it will bequire the services of a very strong man for principal which they hope to secure as well as an ef ficient corps of teachers. School is a work in which every 'man, woman an child is interested, and the directors feel that they will have the support and co-operation of each and every citizen in the district toward building up their school to where it will rank first among the high schools of the State of Arkansas. -—o DuLANEY NAMED ATTORNEY Ashdown Attorney Will Complete the Business of Bankrupt Bank. Mineral Springs, Aug. 4—On last Thursday T. J. Dillard, former presi dent ani present receiver of the sus pended Bank of Mineral Springs, was notified by the state banking commis sioner that he had displaced Judge W. P. Feazel of Nashville, at attorney for the institution by the appointment of A. D. DuLaney of Ashdown. Mr. DuLaney made his first visit to this city Saturday in his new capacity Saurday. It is stated by Mr. Dillard that after a conference with Mr. DuLaney it was decided to employ a certified account ant to make a thorough audit of the accounts of the bank, covering a per iod of several years, and that such a person has been arranged for. Mr. Dillard stated that this would entail a considerable expense, but that it seems to be the only way to arrive at the true condition of the institution, and to place responsibility for mis deeds if any have been commited. -o SINGING CONVENTION Will Meet With the Elmore Class the Second Saturday in August. The Little River County Singing Convention will meet wth the Elmore Class at Elmore School House the second Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14. All classes please take notice that all business will be had on Saturday at 2 p. m.—A. S. Stephens. President; A. J. Bearden, Secretary. -o Eighteen Sheriffs Settle. iLttle Rock, Aug. 5.—(Special) — Eighteen sheriffs had made their final settlements yesterday with the State Treasurer. All of them, without ex ception report collections to be very good. ‘CONSTANCE OF FALFURRMS.” Grand Champion Jersey Cow, owned and shown by E. C .Lasater of Falfurrias, Texas, at the National Dairy Show. The intensive part that the Jersey Cow has played during re cent years, is evidence that she will come in for her full share of honors and awards for the increased and widespread activity and awakened interest in pure bred Dairy herds. ARKANSAS STATE BANK NO RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T A. E. WATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN, Cashier. C. M. SUTTON, Assistant Cashier. COUNTY DEMONSTRATION ENDED DY COUNTY JUDGE The Three County Agents Notified That Salaries Would Not Be Al lowed After August, 1st. On Tuesday July 2nd, Judge P. M. McCord sent out letters to the three agricultural demonstration agents that claims for their salaries would not he allowed from and after August the first, assigning as his reason the stringent condition of the times. Bar lie in the year the judge had discussed taking this action, but friends of dem onstration had prevailed upon him not to take such action at the time. Little River is one of the counties that has had demonstration for a number of lyears and a great deal of good has been derived by the work. The act ion effects County Agent C.eorge M. Johnston, County Club Agent Miss Gladys Norwood, and the colored agri cultural agent. B. H. Bennett. It has been only during the present year that a colored agent has been maintained by an appropriation from the quorum court. The News lias not learned what plans the three county agents have made for the future, if any. Friends of the work will regret that retrench ment had to begin at. this point, but hope hat the work will not be dis continued longer than the end of the current year. -o FILED DEPORT OX EQUIPMENT IV. II. Owen Says Properly Was Ac counted to State Highway Com. Little Rock, Aug. 4 .—Government trucks and other equipment turned over to him for use on the roads has been accounted for the Arkansas Highway commission, it was said yes terday by W. B. Owen, former head of the department. Mr. Owen’s state ment followed the publication by the press of an article from Washington, D. C., in which Herbert R. Wilson, present head of the department, was quoted as saying that a wheel lock and a spark plug represented the en tire amount of government property which had been turned over to him. A check-up of the material, approxi mately $2,000,000 worth of trucks and road building machinery, autos, etc., is now being made by D. K. Shepherd of the United States Bu reau of Public Roads, who has been in Arkansas for the last three weens. Mr. Owens said yesterday that the equipment sent here was surplus ma terial originally built for the war department, but which, after the sign ing of the armistice and the cessation of hostilities, was not needed by the army. Its distribution among the states for the use of the highway de partments was authorized by an act of Congress. Mr. Owen said that the bill was very indefinite as to the disposi tion and distribution of the equipment, although later another bill was en acted authorizing the sale of such of it as was not suited for use on roads. Mr. Owens said that before the enact ment of the second bill.he had disman tled some of the trucks in order to put others in usable condition, had turned some over to county judges, and had also lent or given some trucks to school districts for transportation of their students. These trucks, he said, Vere not needed in the road districts. “The material was turned over to the entire commisson,” Mr. Owen said, “and not to me as commissioner and head of the department. When I went out of office I had under preparation a report show*ig the disposition I had made of the equipment, but, not having time to finish it I turned it over to the commission in an incompleted state. Later the state comptoller had the report checked up an finished, showing the condition, location, etc., of the equipment which we had re ceived during my administration, and this report was turned over to the ot her two members of the commission. I neither turned over property nor made any report to Mr. Wilson because I considered that the report should be made to the commission and not to my successor In office.” -o--—■ O. P. Roberts of Sutton county, Texas, on the Rio Grande, wag in Ashdown Wednesday on his way to Arkinda to visit his father, H. O. Roberts. Newspaper Man Receives Threat from Kuklux Body Texarkana, Aug. 4.—The local Ku klux Klan, or persons pretending to be members, today issued a mandate with the object of muzzling newspa per men and newspapers. In the morn ing's mail the Gazette's correspond ent here received the following let tel. blocked out in pencil: “We do not like your report. It is not fair. Do not report anything else. Take warning. Kuklux Klan Commit tee." The report alluded to doubtless was the item telling of the Klan’s activi ty published in Wednesday’s Gazette. The afternoon Texarkanian received by the same mail and in the same handwriting, the following note: "Do not publish anything else about the Kuklux Klan or we will get you. Do not disregard. This warning means you. Kuklux Klan Committee.” A third note appeared on the plate glass window of a Broad street drug store, warning loafers and idlers who congregate thereabouts and make re marks about passing women, to dis continue the practice immediately or they would he given attention. It is now generally believed that an organization of the invisible empire really exists here, but nobody seems able to throw any light on its mem bership. ■o TEXARKANA HAS KITKLI’X 1 Recent Whippings of Negroes Con vince People of Organization. Texarkana, Aug. 2.—“Yes, I know it to be a fact that there is a Kuklux Klan organization here in Texarkana. I am not a member, but I happen to have positive information of the ex istence of such an organization here. And, so far as my information goes, it is made up of what are regarded as responsible, conservative men of the kind who favor law enforcement nad are opposed to lawlessness and vice in every form. My understand ing is that the present membership is anywhere from 150 to 200.” The above statement was made to a newspaper man by a responsible resident of the Arkansas side of town today. His statement is supported by others, who say they have no doubt there is a branch of the Klan in Tex arkana. Several weeks ago a man came here and announced he was an organizer of the Klan. He appeared before a meeting of the Pastors’ Asso ciation and started to make a speech outlining the purpose of his presence here, but was interrupted by the presi dent of the association, the Rev. F.N. Er» wer. and severely rebuked and told that the association did not care to hear him finish the speech, as the churches represented by the pastors favored government by due process of law and not by mobs, masked or -unmasked men. It was reported that the organizer immediately left the city and it was generally believed tnat the intention :o organize in Texc .T.a’i'i had been abandoned. The whipping of Warren uinKiiis, negro port*- at the Marion hotel, by live masked men last night, follow ing the whipping of another negro by masked men at Spring Lake Park last weeks, has convinced the public that an organization exists here. Opinions as to the desirability of such an 01 - ganization is divided, but by far the greater number expressing themselves on the subject are strongly opposed. -o— MINISTER IS INDICTED Deem* of Homicide Not Announced— Held for Killing Woman. Mount Ida, Aug. 3.—The Montgom ery county grand jury today returned an indictment against the Rev. Hardin \V. Hughes, aged minister, who is charged with killing Mrs. Anna Mc Kennon at her home near here sev eral months ago. The degree of hom icide charged against the preacher has not been announced, however. The Rev. Mr. Hughes has been held in the Garland county jail at Hot Springs, following his capture, after escaping from officers at Mount Ida e few days following his arrest. Judge Scott Wood, presiding over the court here today instructed Sheriff W. N. Crump to have the prisoner returned to Mount Ida. Hughes was brought here at 4 o’clock this afternoon. He was closeted with his attorney, Wythe Walker of Fayetteville, about two hours. The date for his trial has not been fixed. A motion for a change of venue probably will be filed as soon as the case it set. Hughes contends he can not get a fair trial in Montgomery county because of ill feeling toward him. Hughes’ wife, two sons and two sons-in-law are here. MUCH INTEREST BEING TAKEN IN Y. M. C. A. CAMP Hoys Who Expect to (Jo on Camp W ith the Y. M. C. A. Should Register At Early Date. The present prospects are that the County Y. M. C. A. camp this year is going to be well attended, reports from over the county seem to indicate that the camp will be at least three times as large as it was last year. This is very encouraging to those who have it in hand, and every offort is being put forth to make the camp ideal from the standpoint of health and recrea tion. Instead of having it at Bailey Springs, where it was held last year, it has been suggested that it might be held at “The Shed” if it were under stood by the people of Ashdown that for the sake of the program it was desirable not to have other campers on the grounds the week of August 17th to 24th. Asking those who might be planning an outing at this place to allow the Y. M. C. A. camp the right to the gounds for this week. This we feel sure the people of Ashdown will gladly do. The Y. M. C. A. was probably the first organization to promote char acter building summer camps for boys and has had the greatest success and largest experience in this work. An adequate program and trained Chris tian leadership are the two main rea sons for this. The aim of the camp program is to dcvelope four-square boys and young men. Plenty of play and fun. all kinds of games, every fellow doing his share of work around camp, such as K. P. duty, cleaning up of grounds, etc. Bring the following articles with you: Two good heavy blankets or comforts. Change of old clothes, socks, underwear, shoes, cas. One pair of heavy shoes for hiking, knife, fork spoon, tin pan, tin cup and small bowl for soup, breakfast food, etc. muslin bag in which to keep dishes, tea towles to dry dishes, bath towels, soap, small 'mirror, tooth paste and brush, bible. bathing suit, comb. Other aticles might lie included such as baseballs, bats and gloves. Needles, pins, thread and flashlight, indoor games for rainy days, etc. Mark all articles with your name or initial. Don’t forget mos quito netting. Put your application for camp in as early as possible. Leave it with Jake Cobb, at the First National Bank. -o PUBLIC DEBT LOWERED Decrease of $206,000 is Effected Dnr in July. Washington, Aug. 3.—A decrease of $206,000 in the public debt during July was announced today by the Treasury. The total gross debt July 31 stood at $23,771,000,000, compared with $23,977,000,000 June 30. Officials said the decrease was ex plained by retirement of treasury cer tificates on indebtedness and the operations of the sinking fund during July while no new Issues of govern ment securities was announced dur ing the month. Sapiro Talks to Cotton Planters on Marketing Crop Helena, Aug. 2.— Seven hundred cotton planters, bankers and business men, in delegations from Lee, St. Francis. Desha, Cross. Monroe and Phillips counties today in a meeting at the opera house here heard Aaron Sapiro, organizer cl marketing asso ciations in California and the North west, outline the plan of the Arkan sas Cotton Growers' Co-operative As sociation, and pledged themselves to aid in securing contracts for cotton j in their home counties for marketing through the association. County organization were formed for Phillips and Lee counties to con ■ duct canvasses for contracts. A. D. ; Burke was appointed chairman and J. M. Pillow was appointed vice chair man of the Phillips ccunty unit. Both I are residents of Helena and are large \ producers of cotton. A. D. McDaniels was made chair ! man of the St. Francis county unit, j W. E. Heustiff was appointed vice j chairman. Both are residents of For ! est City and are leading planters oi' j their county. County units already exist in the | other counties represented, having i been formed through the work of the Arkansas Farm Bureau and it is ex pected that the quotas for contracts in the 200,000-bale program for the state will be secured wi'chout delay Other speakers today were Carl 1 Williams of Oklahoma, editor of the S Oklahoma Farmer and Stockman and head of the Oklahoma marketing as sociation, Bradford Knapp, dean of the college of agriculture, University of Arkansas, and Oscar Bledsoe, of the Executive Committee of the Mis sissippi Delta Cottcn Growers’ Asso \ ciation. Mr. Sapiro and party left late today for Pine Bluff, where they will con duct a meeting tomorrow. -o SEIZE BIG LIQUOR PLANT Also Confiscate ConsideraMe of the Finished Product Near Ft, Smith, Fort Smith, Aug. 3 —One of the big gest moonshine distilling plants cap tured in this section in several months was bagged late last night by Revenue Officer Tisdale and bis force here. The plant was on Cazort’s Island, in th» Arkansas river, two miles north of Barling, and was wtll hidden in a thick grove of willow trees. The plant consisted of three large wash tub stills of 20 gallons capacity each, 30 largo mash barrels, 10 of which contained mash ready for cook ing; five kegs and 18 wash tubs. About 20 gallons of finished whiskey was captured in a boat propelled by John Flynn, who was captured and brought to the jail here. Three men escaped. The officers returned this morning to scene of the raid, burned or destroyed all the moonshine machinery and con fiscated a tent, row board, 10 sacks of meal, two sacks of malt, barley, and some material to be used as evidence. It is believed that the moonshine plant has been operating over a month, although two of the stills were but newly manufactured. The Right Direction If you are going anywhere, the natural thing to do is to travel in the direction of the place you desire to reach. The speed you make merely regulates the time of your arrival— if you are headed right. It is not the amount of money you save, but the fact that you have begun to save, that investB the act with a certain moral influence which, pro perly encouraged, becomes stronger and stronger all the time. That’s why we urge you to open an account with us and get started on the right road, vhere the going is easy.