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Little River News. SEMI-WEEKLY i_ * ■ .... . , . — --- ----'—-..■ ■■"■ . ... VOLUME Xim. * ASHDOWN, LITTLE BIVEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1921. NUMBER UNITED OIL MILLS TO BE SOLD HERE TODAY Will Be the Biggest Sole Ever Made in This County—Must Bring $627,000—Four Mills. The entire property of the United Oil Mills in Arkansas and Oklahoma will be sold at the courthouse in this city today at a commissioner’s sale to satisfy an indebtedness against the property of something like $627,000. Jas. H. Williams, chancery clerk is the commissioner who will have charge of the sale. The chief creditor and trustee is T. L. L. Temple of Tex arkana while Arthur Temple is trustee for the plaintiffs, It is thought that T. L. L. Temple will be a bidder and the probable purchaser and that after the sale the company will be reorgan ized. The United Oil Mills has four mills, one at Ashdown, at Hope, at Arkadelphia and at Idabel, Oklahoma, as well as gins and other property scattered all over this section. The mills re now operating under the trusteeship. -o LEGION TO MEET Armistice Day Will Be Celebrated at Texarkana November 11. Texarkana, Oct. 13.—Texarkana Post No. 58 of the American Legion is planning a gigantic celebration on Armistice Day here. We are inviting to attend and take part in this cele bration every town and city within a radius of 100 miles of Texarkana. At noon on the 11th, we plan to have a big barbecue at which we are prepar ed to feed 10,000 people free of any charges. We will have games, athler tics, big parade and in the evening an old fashioned Army-Navy “Fite Nite.” -o Seek to Beat the Police to the Reform Stuff Chicago, Oct. 11.—During “Clean Dance Week,” November 28 to De cember 4, now being arranged by the National Association of Ballroom Pro prietors and Managers, these problems are to be worked out and demonstrat ed: How to keep dancing clean, al though cuddling is permitted? How to dance without shimmy or shame? How to eliminate jazz music and actions from ballrooms? How best to kill off the toddle and shimmy? How to prohibit the dimming of lights during dances by dance mas ters, rather than by the police and censors? Advice of acknowledged musicians, of the best grade of dancing teachers and ballroom proprietors and the dancers themselves and their parents will be sought. Demonstrations will be given of proper and improper danc ing and of the best and most insidious music during the week. In advance, it may be predicted that the shimmy and jazz will be permannently barred. -o Nine? Nine? Nine? Nine? Nine?j Grote Passes 600 Feet And Still Going Good The Grote well at iy den is reported to be down more than GOO feet and good progress continues to be made. This well is being drilled with a stan dard rig, which means that the hole is being tested at all times, and it will be impossible to pass up any showing. The Brookshire well has not been drilling for a few days. _ -o— SYNOPSIS OF WEATHER . Weather and Crop Condition in Arkan sas for Week Ending Oct. 11. Little Rock, Oct. 12.—Conditions were generally favorable for farm work during the past week, the rainfall being light and confined principally to the northeastern counties. The temperature averaged 2 degrees below normal with light to heavy frost throughout the State on the morning of the Sth, this being the first frost of the season. A small percenage of the rice crop was damaged slightly and sweet and late Irish potato vines were killed in many places, but otherwise the damage was negligible. Cotton picking is progressing rapidly and is nearly completed in many places. Ear ly corn is in the crib and late is being gathered in most sections, the yield being good. Hay, potatoes, and other minor crops were being harvested un der favorable conditions. -n NOT SO PLENTIFUL Alligators Not to be Found Running Wild In Vicinity of Hot Springs. Little Rock, Oct, 12.—There recently appeared in the Dearborn Independent of Chicago, the Henry Ford publica tion, a feature article about alligator farming in the vicinity of Hot Springs. The article told of the performances of trained alligators and'asserted that it was not necessary to be careful in the handling of the reptiles for if one was injured or killed, it was a simple matter to go into the nearby swamps and catch all the alligators, either young or old, that were needed to con tinue the performance. The writer further stated that he knew of men who would work harder earning $1 catching alligators in Arkansas than they would in earning $30 on a farm, because they considered it great sport. 'The Arkansas Advancement Associa tion has secured a number of photo graphs showing the nature of the coun try around Hot Springs and they have been mailed to Henry Ford in order that his editors have a better idea of the country which they so grossly ma ligned. Every one who has visited Hot Springs knows that it is in the Ouachi ta branch of the Ozark Mountains and that there is no standing water. All of its streams being formed by mountain springs, clear as a crystal and moving rapidly on to the rivers without en countering enough level ground to form a swamp. -o—■—;— Nine? Nine? Nine? Nine? Nine? We Have Faith in the Bbys of this Community We Have faith in the boys of this community SHRDLU to faithfully perform the duties allotted to them; to just ify, to the fullest our confidence in them as the coming farmers of this section. No distant field; no opportunities for advancement offer greater possiblities than right here at home. And this bank is right here to aid the young men of this community to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. ARKANSAS STATE BANK . fro RED TAPE-WE DO OR WE DON’T jrfjb E. WATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN, Cashier. C. M. SUTTON, Assistant CaBhier. m* anar< •mm • 4 Per Cent Paid on Saving Accents, and Tine Deposes Mm D. & G. RAILROAD TO BE SOLD DECEMBER 20 More than $450,000 Preferred Claims Against Property—Decree of Fed eral Court .Made Public; St. Louis, Oct. 10.—The Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad has been ordered sold on December 20, and H. C. Meacham is named as master in the decree of the federal court, the terms of which were made known here today, Nashville, Oct. 11.—The sale of the road according to the decree of the federal court will end a long legal battle over the property, the case hav ing been in the court in a way for sev eral years. On September 10, 1920, the federal court appointed Martin Walsh as receiver for the property and since that time the road has been operat ed under the receivership. Since the receivership there liiJs been much legal red tape gone through with. Several of the stockholders of the original company have used their ef forts to prevent the sale of the road until a test could be made of this section to see if oil exists here, is be ing held by them that if oil is found the road will bring sufficient money to repay the stockholders their invest ed capital, or at least a part of it, and that if it is sold under the present con ditions it will not bring a sufficient price to pay the stockholders any thing, it being held by them that the property will not bring more than enough to pay the receiver’s expenses and the preferred claims against the property. The setting of December 20 as the date for the sale is interpreted ’here as being for the purpose of al lowing this time for the oil test to be made. The preferred claims against the road amount to $353,366.75 and the receiver’s expenses are approximately $91,000, making a total of more than $450000 the pro.perty must bring to settle the preferred claims in full. Under the calculation placed on the property by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the indebtedness is not heavy against the property, a.valua tion of $1,264,626 having been placed on the property. The I. C. C. lists the property as being worth $1,605,548 as new material, and charges the differ ence off as depreciation since its build ing, The estimate of the value of the property was made based on the pur chase of the material on June 30, 1914. The Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Rail road means a great deal more to this section of the state than is commonly thought, and some of the leading citi zens of this city and other places along the route have used every effort to see that it is maintained as a live road. It is not now thought by those in close touch with the situation that the road will sell for low enough price that it can be Junked. -o CAMPAIGN AGAINST BOLL WEEVIL Farmers Urged to Cat aad Burn or Turn Under Stalks Before Frost, Little Rock, Oct. 12.—A movement to enlist the interest of farmers in stamp ing out the boll weevil has been inau gurated by the New Orleans Cotton Ex change, according to word received j yesterday by the Arkansas Cotton As- i sociation. E. S. Butler president of the New Orleans exchange has asked that, the exchanges in the Southern states af flicted with the boll w< e\i} menace get in touch wilh each farmer from whom they receive cotton, insisting that c,otton stalks be cut, and burned ! or turned under, as soon as the crop | is in. , Mr. Butler say3: “It is hardly nec- j essary to impress upon you the im- ; portance of some action that will minimize this menace to Southern cot ton culture. Action, to be effective, must be taken at once, because if the stalks remain in the fields until frost, the weevil will have sufficient food. It goes without saying that if the weevil menace continues to spread as it has done, it will be only a ques tion of time until our supremacy among the world’s cotton growers will end.” -o Aged Man Dies. Chas. Smith, a man about 55 years of age, died in a tent in the southern end of this city Thursday evening, He had been helpless for a year or more and had depended upon two young sons for care together with the help of local people. The body was buried here Friday. SENATOR KNOX DIES; STRICKEN BY PARALYSIS Fulls Unconscious While on Way to Dining Room of His Home—Seem ed in Good Health. Washington, Oct. 12.—Senator Knox of Pennsylvania, formerly secretary of state, died at his home here to night, after a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Knox was on his way to the dining room at 6:15 o’clock when he suffered the stroke. He died 15 min utes later without regaining conscious ness. Mrs. Knox and the senator’s secre tary, W. F. Martin,- were near the senator when he was stricken, and sumhioned aid, but it was futile. Senator and Mrs. Knox returned from England only yesterday, where they had spent a vacation during the recent recess of Congress touring by automobile. The trip seemed to have benefittcd the senator and he had given no indications of failing health, Senator Knox attended the sessions of the Senate yesterday and today. Leaving the chamber about 5> o’clock this afternoon the senator took an automobile ride through Potomac park and stopped on his way home to pur chase tickets for a theater perform ance todight. Reaching home, he went to his library, where he re mained until summoned to dinner. President Harding, Chief Justice Taft, Senator Lodge of Massachu setts, the Republican leader, Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania and other friends and close associates of Mr. Knox were soon notified of the sen ator’s death. The news came as a shock to all official Washington. Through his services, firBt as attorney general under President McKinley and Roosevelt and later as secretary of state under President Taft, he had a wide circle of friends in all walks of public life. Arrangements of the funeral will be made tomorrow after the arrival in Washington of Senator Knox's sons, Reid Knox of Valley Forge, Pa., and Hugh S. Knox of Stratford, Pa., and daughter, Mrs. James R. Indall of Valley Forge, Pa. A third son, Phi lander Chase Knox Jr., resides in Washington. -o u. OF A. EXTENSION DIVISION Little Known By Public of University’s Correspondent Forces. Little Rock, Oct. 12.—One phase of the University of Arkansas work that is little known by the public is that of its correspondence forces, or gener al Extension Division, as it is officially called. Many citizens of Arkansas will be surprised to learn that there are more than 1300 students enrolled in this department of the university, reaching every county in the state. "The map of Arkansas is the Exten sion campus,” is the motto of this part of the University, and the results that have been accomplished during the last few years amply justify this slo gan. The General Extension Division is divided into the colleges of Engineer ing, Education, Arts and Sciences and it is possible for any one to take a course in any study with the exception possibly of chemistry and such Studies as require laboratory work, by means of the Bureau of Correspondence In struction. These courses are open to everyone and have proven a wonder ful advantage to thousands who would not be able to secure special training otherwise. Oik of the activities of the Divison is the supervised courses for women’s | study clubs, which was established las; year. Arkansas is the only state where such a course has been instut (d. Last year, which was the begin ning of the work, 1007 club women were enrolled and practically all of them completed the course. Another "Important feature is the Department of Visual Instruction, in which films and slides are used for the purpose of popular education and en tertainment in schools, clubs and pub lic meetings of all kinds throughout the state. Extensive sets of these pictures are being made, showing con ditions as they are and as they should be in the schools of the state. In this work the Division ts co-operating heartily with the Forward Education Movement and other movements that are for the uplift of the state's ideals and material welfare. “Going to school by mail,” is destin ed to become more and more popular in Arkansas as a result of the activi ties of the General Extension Division of the University. -o Nino” Nino? Nine? Nine? Nine? Revival Meeting Will Regin Here Sunday A revival meeting will open at the ! Baptist church in this city Sunday.! Rev. Wales, the pastor, announces that Dr. Otto Whittington of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock will assist him in the meeting. Dr. Whit tington will be here Monday night. The opening service of the meeting will be held Sunday at 11. The public has a most cordial invitation from the pastor and membership. ____ Muenster—Hicks. The marriage of Miss Hazel Ber nice Hicks, the daughter of Mrs. Julia Hicks, to Mr. Khene Otis Muen ster. was beautifully celebrated, on Monday evening, October 10, at 8 o’clock at the First Presbyterian church, the pastor. Rev. Jasper I' Smith, officiating. The altar was banked with ferns and baskets of pink roses, the han dles caught with pink malino were placed at intervals between the bank of verb green. The musical program was exceedingly lovely. Miss Eva Hall was at the organ, and Mrs. E, Weldon Jones, gave the voice numbers. Miss Hall played "My! Heart at Thy Sweet Voice.” Sampson 1 and Delilah. Mrs. Jones sapg, “For You,” Brown. Miss Hall gave “Song of Love,” Bellini, and Mrs. Jones, the old love song that never grows old, “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms.” Lohengrin and Mendelssohn were used as the processional and the recessional. Mrs. J. E. Locke, the sister of the bride was matron of honor. She wore a very handsome gown of black chiffon and Chantilly lace, and a black velvet hat, encircled with os trich, her corsage bouquet was of pink roses, and ferns, fringed with orchid ostrich. The maid of honor, Miss Oivette Jeter’s beautiful toi lette, was of black canton crepe with modish sleeves and trimmings of blue crepe, and her black hat, had touches of blue. Her flowers were pink roses with background of blue o&trich. The bride entered with her brother, J. B. Hicks, who gave her in mar riage. She was lovely in a dark blue tailleur and her hat was a close turban of velvet with black airgrettes. She wore a corsage of pale yellow roses, and lillies of the valley, fringed with white ostrich, Mr. Muenster and his best man Mr. Karl Michael of El Dorado, wait ed at the altar. Immediately after the ceremony, the bridal party and Mr. Muenster’s father, Mr. D. S. Muenster , and his sisters, Mrs. J. D. Walker and Mrs. P. M. Johnson of Luling, and Mr. J. E. Locke, went to the Youree, and a dinner of many courses, was served in the private dining room. The ta ble centered by a placque of pink roses .valley lilies and ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Muenster left the same evening for a bridal tour, and upon their return will be established in a lovely apartment at Fairfield Court, The wedding gifts were numerous, and very handsome, and included a chest of silver from Hutchinson Brothers, an automobile from the OUACHITA PRESBYTERY CLOSED WED. NIGHT „ _ A Most interesting Session Closed Here Wednesday Night—Meets Next at Camden. The Ouachita Presbytery closed hero at the local Presbyterian church Wed nesday night after a most interesting and profitable session. The Presby tery will meet next April at Camden. There were thirty-five delegates from the various churches in attendance. The opening sermon was preached ruesday night by Rev. T. A. Parke, t;t Mena, the retiring moderator. After this splendid sermon Rev. W. T. Mc Elroy of ElDorado was elected as the new moderator, ard Rev, C. H. Nabors of Camden was elected as temporary seeretaiy. The Presbytery convened again Wpf'" Wednesday morning at 8;4o with a devotional service. Routine business was transacted, the hearing of report8 and outlining program for work. At 11 o’clock Rev. C. H. Nabors of Cam den preached the sermon. Wednes day afternoon again, was a business session with emphasis on heme mis sions. The reports showed a sub stantial growth over the area cover ed by the Presbytery. Wednesday night the sermon was preached by Rev. .T. V. Johnson of Arkadelphia on the subject of prayer. The preacher and the subject of Jhis sermon was selected by a preceedmg Presbytery. After a brief business session the Presbytery adjourned. Boosters Off to Meet Ozark Trails President The following road boosters left Friday morning for Idabel to meet the president of the Ozark Trails As sociation, J. C. Sweptson, H. L, .To land, H. H. Orton, R. M. Bone, J. R. Pierce and S. C. Reynolds. They yrill accompany President Sweptson and his party back Friday afternoon to this city from where a party will accompany them to Texarkana. The party is logging the route of the Ozark Trails. This coun ty is along one of the proposed routes and every effort will be made to pull it this way. -o Ginncrs’ Report. Special Agent L. W. Dollarhide re ports that 2,203 bales of cotton of the 1921 crop were ginned in Little River county prior to September 25, as com pared with 85G bales last year. Mr. Dollarhide also says that the crop is almost picked in the county. groom's partner, Mr. Abe Goodman, of the Goodman Drilling Company. The wedding is of great interest so cially, the young bride is a charming young woman, and Mr. Muenster is a prominent business man of Shreve port. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J, E. Locke of Ashdown, Ark., Mr. D. S. Muenster, Mrs. J. D. Walker, Mrs. P. M. Johnson of lull ing, Texas, and Mr. Carl Michael of ElDorado. Ark.—Shreveport, Times. The Strong Lorectorate :>C this hank has influenced many people in open ing their checking account here. Guided by such men trained in financial affairs, every depositor shares in the security given. If without a bank ing home we invite you to look up the record of our Directors, then become a depositor. THE WORLD GIVES YOU CREDIT FOR SAVING— WE GIVE YOU 4 PER CENT ^ ' t // '