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_SEMI-WEEKLY VOLUME XXIII. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COCNTT, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1921. NUMBER JJ. TEST WAS DELAYED AT HALE THIS WEEK Packer and Liner Lost in Well Call ing for Fishing Job, Which Was Successful. A little fishing Job at the Hale No. 1 test this week has delayed the com pletion of the test, which otherwise would, have been completed this week. "When the new packer and liner was placed in the well Tuesday afternoon the rock in the1 walls of the well sheared off the rivets holding the packer causing it to become separ ated from the line of casing. Fishing tools were procured aftqr some ddlay when the fishing job was quickly completed. The liner was found to be damaged to the extent of having tha cover stripped off. It had to be returned to the shops for repairs. It is expected to arrive back Friday when the test will proceed. It is hard ly probable that it will be completed this week, The showing is still very flatering, especially the gas. -o ' WOULD STAY ELECTROCUTION Friends of Negroes Conduct Campaign For Funds to Prosecute Defense. Little Rock, Sept, 7.—Counsel for the Elaine negroesi yesterday mailed to the Supreme Court in Washington their appeal in the case of the six negroes under sentence of death. They are appealing from the decision of the Supreme Court of Arkansas in quash ing the writ issued by Chancellor 'Martinea,u. They jare relying upon this appdal to act as a supersedeas in the case so that the electrocution will be stayed until a final hearing The case of the other six negroes granted a change of venue from Phil lips county, has bden set for a hearing in the Lee county circuit court at Marianna on October 3. Friends of the negroes are conducting an inten sive campaign for funds with which to prosecute the defense. -0 FUEL OIL IS SHIPPED i the South Leaves| do Field. — ~f El Dorado, Sept, 6.—The first solid train of fuel oil to be shipped south from the El Dorado field, left here tonight. It was shipped by MacMil lan, Fehlman & Oliver local petroleum dealers. The train was composed of 15 tank cars. Delay in shipping fuel oil south here was due to high freight rates, according to Mr. Oliver. The rates relcently were reduced. -o Royal Theater Will Open Saturday Nisrht The Royal Theater has been closed all the week by Mr. Solley, the nei owner and manager while extensive repairs and improvements were be ing made. It will be open to the pub lic Saturday night. Among the re pairs is a new booth in which is in stalled two machines. This will give a continuous show without interrup tion between screens. There will be a new modern screen and numerousl other things that will make the show more up to date. Will Rigidly Enforce Compulsory School Law In conversation with L. F. Wheelis, county school superintendent, Thurs day we are informed that there are a great many children of school age who do not attend school. During the last school year there were 1800 children in Little River county that did not attend school at any place. There is 6453 children in the county of school age. Mr. Wheelis stated that an effort will be made this year to have every pupil at tend school, and that the compulsory school law will be rigidly enforced in every school district. Mr. Wheelis is organizing the schools and will receive weekly re ports whereby he will be able to tell each week the attendance and pro gress of each school. --o— IS BURIED IN DEEP WELL Youth Is Suffocated as Result of rave-in Near Texarkana Texarkana, Sept. 6,—John L. Black, aged 21, met death yesterday as the result of the caving in of a well in which he was working on the1 Earl Crow farm a mile and a half from the city. He was at the bottom of the well, about 60 feet below the surface, when the cave-in occurred. He was buried beneath eight feet of earth and was dead when his body was uncovered. He had smothered to death. Fire Chief Graves and two mem bers »f the Arkansas side depart ment went to the scene with a lad der truck. It required nearly four hours of frantic digging to uncover the body. -o Will Ship Potatoes. The local sweet potato growers will ship a car of potatoes between the 10th and 15th of this month. All who wish to market some potatoes at this time are requested to come in Monday, or early next week and get crates. Foreman Men' Meet Com= missioners at Idabel —, Idabel, Sept. Tv—A committee of representative citizens from Foreman, Ark., were in the city Monday to meet our county commissioners for the pur pose of discussing steps for the exten sion of the highway \running through McCurtain county andj connecting with the highway out of Little; River coun ty. The two highways are to meet at Arkinda, Ark., goi^g through our county by way of Haworth to Bokho ma. At the meeting it was decided to begin work in the near future for join ing the two county highways, which will give us a good road into Texar kana. The committee from' Foreman, were: \ Commissioners D, A. Cook and S. D. Mattison and Fred Gantt* cashier of the Bank of Foreman; Fralk Hor ner and J. L. DeLoney. tv This road question is one iniVvhich all citizens of both counties ar&Vital ly interested, and will be a benlft to j both counties, • ___A Are You Saving Money? IE a man or woman, boy or girl will start a SAV INGS ACCOUNT now and deposit $10.00 a week regularly and ccmponnd the interest earned, he or she will have more than $16,000.00 in the bank at the end of twenty years. FROM another angle, the interest earnings twen ty years after he or she opens the aecount will be $2,00 a week more than his weekly deposit. In other words, you can then withdraw an amount more than your weekly deposits and still have on deposit the full amount of your savings. Better start now—saving pays well. 4 Per Cent Paid on Saving Accounts, end Tine Depests ARKANSAS STATE BANK fy) RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T A. E. Waters, President. J. E. MARTIN, Cashier. C. M. SUTTON. Assistant Cashier. RECORD-BREAKING TRADING IN COTTON Wall Street Is Astonished at Small Amonnt of Southern Selling; Hits 200-Point Limit New York, Sept. 6,—Post trading in cotton today exceeded anything on the Exchange for a long time. Under the rules of the Exchange no stock can rise or fall more than 200 points in one day’s trading and cotton hit the 200-point limit at the tap of the bell. Without restrictions, it is dif ficult to estimate where it would have gone, but traders who have been bears on cotton for months, are now enthu siastic bulls. Under the most urgent kind of buy ing for the account of large operators who have been heavily short of mar ket for the last month or more, va rious options rose from 142 to 192 points. This equals from $7.50 to $9.60 a bale, Bear operators have been in a se rious predicament since the Septem ber 1 government report that the con dition was only 41.3 per cent of nor mal. It was the poorest statement in the present generation and a declne of 15.4 per cent from the previous month. It was 18.4 per cent below the 10-year average. At the; time of the issuance of the report, less than a week ago, cotton was selling under 16 cents per pound, This morning the July option sold at 20 cents a pound, against a gain of more than $20 a bale. Bear operators have been laying stress on the fact that Southern grow ers were in sore financial straits; that the banks throughout the South were the real owners of the cotton crop, and that on any rise in the mar ket these Southe'rn bankers would im mediately liquidate their losses. Wall Street’s astonishment is that there has been little Southern selling. --n u. S. WEATHER REPORT Drop Conditions In Arkansas for Week Ending September 6, 1921, Little Rock, Sept. 7.—Light to mod erate 3 occurred in most portions Ihe first and last of the week, the rainfall being rather heavy at a few places in the southeastern portion. Temperatures were high most of the week, the mean being about four de grees above normal. The amount of sunshine for the week was somewhat deficient. The weather was favorable for cot ton, but boll weevil, boll worms, and army worms had such a start that they continued to do great damage. Worms took the leaves and young bolls in many places and weevil took the squares as they came in others. Where the cotton is stripped it is opening prematurely, The crop continued to deteriorate, being in poor to fair con dition in southern and central por tions, fair to good condition in the northern portion. Picking and gin ning in the southern portion, and some cotton is beginning to open in the northeastern counties. The< weather continued favorable for late coi n which is in good to excellent condi tion. Rice is beginning to ripen, the weather being favorable. Conditions were favorable for all other crops which are in good to excellent condi tion. --—o Vote Pastor Leave of Absence M a meeting of the officials of the local Baptist church, in accordance with the wishes of the congregation, a leave of absence of ten weeks with full salary was given their pastoi, Rov, John D. Freman, that he may attend the mid-winter term at the Mpody Bible Institute in Chicago the coming winter. While in Chicago Rev. Freeman will also do special work in the Chicago University. This exceedingly liberal courtesy beftp.aks the love the Baptists have for their pastor and is a favor he deeply appreciates.—Sun, Spnng field, Ky. ___-—o*——-— A. 1. Meets. The president, Mrs. Reynolds, call ed a meeting of the Ashdown Improve ment Club. Friday. Sept, 2, to elect a president for the following ye. Mrs Clyde Briant tendered her lelsig ;/ y . Mrs E B. Mobley was nation and Mis. i- *• 'elected. The club voted to have a dinner on the 1st Tuesday m October, the 4th being the date, to make the last payment on the schoo pia.“ ' . further business the club a J to meet the 1st Friday afternoon in October. Postmaster Earned. f Lillian L, Pauley has been appoin ted po8tma4e'l*J. Cerro (<oi o. : county. 'X DEMAND OF MRS. CONNER IS REFUSED Pen Board Declines to Discharge Four Officials at State Farm; Iin provements Planned. Little Rock, Sept. 7.—A demand by Mrs. Laura Connei- of Augusta, mem ber of the Penitentiary Commission, that four officials be discharged from the state convict farm at Tucker was rejected at the meeting of the com mission yesterday. This information was furnished by Mrs, Conner last night. She said that the majority members of the board said that her request was “im practical.” Mrs. Conner said that she had made five reports on conditions at the state convict farms and that this was the first one to which the members had paid any attention. The four whose resignation Mrs. Conner demanded were Dee Horton, head warden at the Tucker farm; Wardens Munson and Flannery and Dr. Kinsworthy, physician at the farm. The board also reiused to employ a superintendent at the demand of Mrs, Conner, on the ground that it is financially impossible* Tliel men members said that they did not con sider the employment of a superin tendent necessary since in discharg ing their duties as members of the board they collectively fill the place of a superintendent. A good man could not be employed for less than $3,000, they said. Mrs. Conner said that she' felt the necessity for a superintendent so that there might be a fixing of responsi bility for the way in which the con vi't farms are conducted. Improvements Decided Upon. Thd commissioners decided to ad vertise for bids immediately for the installation of water and sewer sys tems at the Tucker and Cummins state farms. It is proposed for the pres ent to install systems which later may be) increased to fit growing need.s but the present plants will be kept within the means of the penitentiary. The shower baths now at the Tucker farm will be increased, and shower baths will be, placed in the stockades at Cummins. The board also issued paroles to sev eral convicts, and approved the pay rolls and vouchers for the past month. Today the commissioners will make up their lists of needed supplies preliminary to advertising for bids. -o BIG EXTENSION IN FIELD Akin No, 1, Half Mile From Produc tion, Is Flowing by Heads. Haynesville, La., Sept. 6.—Section 27 came into prominence today with a half-mile extension to the east with the Akin No. 1, in the northeast sec tion, making heads at 10-minute in tervals, believed to be averaging a production of about 1,500 barrels daily. This well is located at the . Shady Grove church, and is about 400 feet from the Hearne No. 1 of the Ohio, which will test about Sat urday, It also makes property be tween the church and town lock very encouraging. Several tests are scheduled for the next week in section 27, each of which is in proximity to the Goree & Atkin wells. All are looked upon favorably by the oil fraternity. Parker No 1, in section 29, was bailed dry today around 2,S00 feet, It is planed to go deeper to reach the pay sand, which is believed to be at the same depth of the Taylor and Koree wells. -i-o— Matter of lie May Land Him in Penitentiary Port Smith, Sept. 7,—Eleveai cents may result in G. W. Scott making a stay of a year or more in the peniten tiary. Scott was arrested this morn ing by Patrolman Brewer on a charge of stealing chickens. He is accused of taking a flock of 16, Had he left one of the chickens, Scott would have been in peril of nothing worse than a jail sentence. It is alleged Scott sold the chickens to a resident of the South Side for $10.11, just 11 cents more than the amount necessary un der thet laws of this state to make the offense grand larceny. The owner of the chickens has identified his poultry In the yard of the purchaser, it is said, and the latter is positive in his identification of Scott as the man from whom hel purchased the chick ens. -o Teachers Examination, Tlio examination for teachers lic ense will be held in Ashdown Thurs day and Friday, September 15 and 16. State Normal Offers Teachers Opportunity Conway, Sept. ' 6.—(Special,)—A cordial invitation to schools of the state to take advantage of opportuni ties offered at the Arkansas State Normal School for study and develop ment, is extended by B. W. Torreyson, president of the institution. Teachers are invited to come to the school for any length of time or to have re course to the correspondence depart ment, which places the services of the entire faculty at their disposal. The invitation of the State Normal to the teachers is as follows: "The State of Arkansas has estab lished the State Normal College at Conway for the single purpose of pre paring competent teachers for its schools, To this end it has erected and equipped splendid school build ings and has employed a highly train ed faculty, each member an expert in his department. The* school is now prepared to train teachers for every phase of public school work. “You are invited to take advantage of the opportunities it offers, either by correspondence or in residence, for any length of time, no matter how short. Since the purpose of the school is to serve the teachers, you are also invited to write to us at any time about any matter of school manage ment or practice. “Under the school law, the coun ty superintendent is authorized to grant scholarships, which carry free tuition to citizens of the state bver the age of 16 years and who have completed the common school course. Any of the superintendents will take pleasure in making these appoint ments on application.” As the state Normal hopes this plan will work, a teacher having a week’s vacation for example would come to Conway and spend the time at the school where full opportunity would be given for use of the library and consultation wnn as many memueis of the faculty as wished, Peculiar problems arising in the classroom could he submitted to the faculty fo; solution, and the visiting teacher brought into touch with approved methods. Mr. Torreyson expressed the hope that in this way valuable assistance can be rendered to the profession and the Normal given its chance to more widely serve the com mon schools. Courses by correspondence are op en the year round at the Normal school. This is also the department through which teachers wishing more limited study can secure the counsel and assistance of the faculty. -o COTTON KATES HELD UP Reduced Export Freight to Orient Delayed Until January. Galveston Tex., Sept. 5.—The In terstate Commerce Commission has suspended until January 3, reduced ratds on cotton for export to the Orient from Texas and other South western points to Pacific coast ports, recently announced by the trans-con tinental railroad lines, STATE FARM CROPS TREBLE IN VALUE Manufacturing in State Since 1915 Al so Increases, Census Bureau Report Shows. Waahingtoa, D, iC., Sotit. 7.—The value of the farm crops of Arkansas fox- 1919 was more than three times that of 1909, according to a report made today by the Census Bureau on farm crops of the United States and their values. The total value of the* farm crops of the state for 1919 was given at $341,565,356, compared with $112,129, 230 in 1909. The value of cereal crops !n the state increased more than 150 'per cent, from $31,262,922 to $86,996, 432. Hay and forage increased al most 400 per cent, from $4,985,308 to '$22,760,223. The value of vegetables 'raised on Arkansas farms increased inore than 200 per cent. The value (of all other crops increased more than 200 per cent, from $68,237,898 to $207,421,010, Consiterable increase in manufac turing in Ai-kansas for the five years from 1914 to 1919 is shown in a pre liminary report on manufacturing in Arkansas issued today by the Census Bureau. The report shows the num ber of establishments in the state to have increased from 2,604 in 1914 to 3.123 in 1919, an increase of 19.9 per cent. The number of persons engag ed in manufacture, including em ployes, increased from 4S.440 to 59, 132, or 22.1 per cent. The amount of capital employed In manufacturing in the state grew from $77,162,000 'in 1914 to S138.S18.000 in 1919. or 79,9 per cent. The salaries and wages paid in manufacturing establishments grew from $24,915,000 to $56,515,000 in 1919, or 126 per cent. The value of ma terials used in manufacturing in creased from $44,907,000 to $102,813, 000, or 12S.9 per cent. The value of the manufactured products increased from $83,941,000 to $200,313,000, or 138.6 per cent, REOPENS DIAMOND MINES | - jCorporation Resumes Operations Near Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro, Sept, 6.—The Ark ansas Diamond Mining Corporation i has resumed operations at the mines in Pike county. A force of 20 men is cleaning up the machinery, and | within a short time a much larger force will be employed. The mine has jbeen closed since early spring. -o Ogden School Will Open Next Monday Morning The public school at Ogden, south I of Ashdown, will open next Monday morning. The teachers are as fol j lows: Prof. Arthur Gray, principal. Miss June Monts, Hope. Miss Idelle Furlow, Ashdown. Ogden has one of the1 best schools in the county, and the faculty is com posed of successful teachers. Mr. Gray lias been with the Ogden school for two years, and is doing much for the advancement of the students. JUST A WORD to the people who have idle, money not earning interest. This bank issues Certificates of Deposit bear ing 4 per cent interest from date of depositing funds—thus offering not only an equitable inter est rate, but assuring safety for your funds. Why not have your reserve fund account with this bank? I