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SATURDAY. OCTOBER 29111, 1921.
Quorum Court Voices Senti
ment of People by Approp
riation for County Agents
Demonstration Won After Stormy Dis
cussion—Fistic Battle is Averted
in Courtroom,
The Little River County Quorum
Court met Wednesday afternoon at the
courthouse in this city in its annual
session and made the appropriations
and fixed the lax levees for expendi
tures and revenues for the coming
year The court was made up of a
representative body of justices of the
peace. Many of them were new men
and had never served in that capacity
before and desired to have every move
fully explained that they may vote in
telligently on all questions, especial
ly where money was involved. It was
also proven beyond any reasonable
doubt that the court had some oratori
cal talent aboard. In that it differed
from the usual quorum court, which
listens to outside oratory and votes.
This court had its own orators to
champion both sides of every ques
tion, and at times the rafters of the
building, were made to shake with
impassioned eloquence. A good crowd
of spectators were in attendance in
cluding several ladies.
County Demonstration Wins.
The fight was over county demon
stration. which after a lively discus
sion and a defeat on the first vote, fin
ally came from behind and won. The
first vote on an appropriation for a
county agent resulted in a tie of 11 to
11. Judge McCord was called upon
to cast the deciding vote and break the
tie. The judge voted no and the pro
position had failed on the first vote.
It had been explained by District Agent
Thatcher that a new man would be
furnished next year, and that he would
see that a satisfactory man was em
ployed. He said that the job was big
ger than any man. Various members
of the court and others entered into
the discussion. When the appropria
tion came up for a canning club agent
the vote showed its approval by a
vote of 15 to 7. It was then that a mo
tion was made to reconsider the vote
on county agency. This provoked an
other discussion. The vote to recon
sider carried and the vote for county
agenc/ won 13 to 9. No appropriation
was made for colored demonstrator,
“but the county agent will be instructed
«to look after the colored farmers.
Judge Gets Angry. ~ .
It was during the discussions over
county appropriations that Judge Mc
Cord took exceptions to some ques
tions being asked him by Justice E, H.
Hollowell of Arden Township and an
nounced that court would be ad
journed for fifteen minutes while
the matter was settled in a personal
way. The judge left the bench and
made toward where Mr. Hollowell was
sitting. Justice T. B. Rieves and Sher
iff Pierce intervened and court was re
“Bify Zeke” Martin Convicted at
Mena of Receiving Stolen Goods.
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Mena, Oct. 26.—George Martin, bet
ter known as “Big Zeke” was con
victed in Circuit Court here today of
having received stolen property and
was sentenced to serve five years in
the penitentiary. Martin was arrest
ed by Brinkley officers recently. He
was identified as the man who sold
Liberty bonds that had been stolen
from the Bank of Vandervoort, in
November, 1918.
sumed. Judge McCord was being ask
ed with reference to what use he had
made of the money appropriated for
farm agents, which salary claims he
had disallowed after July 1st. The
judge evidently thought that the ques
tion carried with it a reflection upon
his integrity.
Vote For County Nurse.
The court championed the appropri
ation for a county Red Cross nurse,
setting aside $1500 for that purpose.
It also doubled its appropriation for
aid to the state orphan’s hospital, and
wished that it could do more for this
worthy cause.
The Appropriations.
The appropriations in detail were
as follows:
Circuit Court expense, $8,000.
Chancery Court expense, $100.
Magistrates’ Court expense, $500.
County Court expense, $2000.
Prisoners’ expense, $1,500.
Tax Records, $1,500.
Public Records expense, $400.
Paupers expense, $500.
Public Buildings expense $1,500.
County General expense $15,000,
County Demonstrator, $1,500.
Girls’ Garbling Club Agent, $1,500.
Orphans’ Hospital, $200.
County Nurse, $1,500.
The Tax Levee.
The court voted 4J mills for county
general expense and 1 mill for county
bridges. This is a half mill higher for
county general and a half mill lower
for county bridges than last year. The
3 mill road tax as voted by the people
was levied. The district school and
the city taxes votad were also levied.
Members Present.
The justices of the peace, who were
present and constituting the court over
which Judge McCord presided, were
as follows: A. M. Nixon, E. H. Hollo
well, J. W. Chappell, J. W. Edwards,
J. W. Strawn, J. E, Gist, D. W. Wheeler,
H. A. Hale, Geo. H. Hatcher, F. B. Ar
nett, W. 1C. Mowery, S. D. Phillips, S.
A. Maddox, J. M. Young, J. Hoffman,
John Smithson, Nathan Furlow, W. M.
Shafer, D. H, Wood, T. B, Rieves, T.
D. Sharp, C. P. Smith.
Have You Ever Thought
of This?
Every time you withhold a dollar from
circulation, you are not only in danger of
losing it, but you remove it from circula
tion; you make an idle dollar of it; you
thereby reduce the working capital of
your community; you withhold bank cre
dit from someone—and you gain nothing
whatever for yourself?
There is no argument in favor of with
; ; jding your money from the bank.
W«. offer you the full facilities of this
modern institution.
A. E. WATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN, Cashier.
C. M. SUTTON. Assistant Cashier.
4 Per Cent Paid on Saving Accounts, and Tine Deposts
22 Draft Evaders From
Little River County
The following named persons, 23 in j
all, who were under the jurisdiction
of the Little River county military
board during the world war, have been
posted by the war department and
classified as deserters from the mili
tary services. The law provides that
any civil officers may summarily ar
rest offenders as a deserter and deliv
er him to the military authorities of
the United States. For this service
officer is allowed actual expense not
to exceed $50, and the deserter should
be delivered to the nearest military
The names follow:
No. A-142. Marsiano Awie orRwis,
Red Bluff, Ark.
No. 429. James Barham, Asdidown,
No. 1016. John L, Lee or Ell Brown,
Foreman, Ark,
No. a-1304. Irving Camel, Winthrop,
Ark., or Ervin Canel or Conel, Fore
man, Ark.
No. 905. iCarr Daniels. Foreman,
No. 879. Jess or Jesse Daniels,
Foreman, Ark.
No. ‘397. Will Davis, Ashdown, Ark.
No. 1142. —Jess or Jesse Day, Og
don, Ark.
No. 1236. Howell Edwards, Fore
man, Ark.
No. a-896. Honecisimo or Ortiz Gon
zales, Ashdown, Ark,
No. 75. Hal Haudge, Ogden, Ark.
No. 804. A1 Jamerson or Jamison,
Ashdown, Ark.
No. 360. John Johnson, Foreman,
No. 996. George Jones, Foreman,
No. 1042. Charles or Charley Kel
ley, Foreman, Ark.
No. a-1123. Coser Mortinos or Cas
len Mortimose, Red Bluff, Ark.
No. a-1381. A. Pauteledon or S,
Pauteledon. Ogden, Ark.
No. a-1477: Rahisocha Siga, Rnchi
sochoa. Rohoslock, orRohosock R. E.
No. 1241. Edward Wallace, Ash
down, Ark.
No. 1072. Joseph Williams, Ash
down, Ark.
• No. 23. John D., Johnie Jay or John
|.T. Simmons, Foreman, Ark.
No, 1031. Glen Locke, Richmond,
Ark., or 920 Laurel, Texarkana, Ark.
Sentence of Cross County Negro Com
muted to Life Imprisonment.
Little Rock, Oct. 27.—Governor Mc
Rae yesterday commuted to life im
prisonment the sentence of OfTie Nors
worthy, Cross county negro, whose
dates of execution for first degree
murder had been set for tomorrow.
The governor said that he had been
influenced principally by a letter
from T. W. Davis of Wynne, who was
prosecuting attorney at the time of
Norsworthy's trial and who wTote
that the ends of ustice would be ade
quately met by a prison term rather
than execution. Mr. Davis wrote that
the negro probably should have been
convicted of second degree murder,
had he been represented by a good
lawyer at his trial. It is said that
Norsworthy’s attorney left the state
during the pendency of his case, af
ter the return of the verdict in the
trial court and the imposition of the
death sentence.
The case never came before the Su
preme Court on its merits, as the time
for appeal was allowed to lapse. A
death sentence set several weeks ago
was passed when the negro’s present
attorneys sought in the Cross Chan
cery Court to obtain an injunction
against the execution. The lower
court refused to take jurisdiction, and
the Supreme Court affirmed its ac
Norsworthy killed another negro,
it is said, in a quarrel over a plow.
According to officials and others who
had interested themselves in Nors
worthy’s behalf, it. was not adequate
ly brought out in the trial in the
lower court that Norsworthy had had
trouble with his victim, and that he
shot and killed the other negro under
the impression that his own life had
been threatened.
Bring in Your Potatoes.
Tom Grounds, manager of the Po
tato Curing House, requests that those
who have potatoes to keep bringing
them to the house this week,
Committee Appointed to Draw t p lies.
oliitions as to Future Actions oi
Chicago, Oct, 27.—Chiefs of the “big
five” rail labor unions which have
called a strike for Oct. 30, tonight ap
pointed a committee to draw up a res
olution calling off the proposed walk
out and present it as quickly as possi
ble at a meeting of the labor readers
who temporarily adjourned their ses
sion, begun this morning pending ac
tion by the committee. Indications
were that it would be some time before
the resolution could be drafted.
The resolution will announce that
it has been decided not to strike on
Oct. 30, according to several union
leaders and will formally outline what
future action the labor organizations
will take.
Mr. Lee said that “judging from the
sentiment in the meeting I believe the
resolution will be passed without op
The resolutions committee began
work at 8:3ft p. m. It had been in
structed to “work carefully and bring
back a resolution which will explain
fully the union’s attitude in the mat
Effort to Merge North ami South
Churches to lie Made Soon.
Detroit, Oct. 25,—A definite plan
for reuniting the Methodist Episco
pal church. North and South, is to be
made here immediately preceeding
the world conference of the Meth
o'dist Episcopal church, which opens
November 14. Announcement that
the Commission on Methodist Unifi
cation composed of representatives
of the Northern church would hold a
session here to map a program for
that purpose, was made today by
Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, head
of the church in Michigan.
When the plan is formulated,
Bishop Henderson said, it will be
I submitted to the Unification Com
mittee of the Southern church. If
unification is effected. Bishop Hen
derson said,* tlio church would be the
largest of the protestant denomina
tions in the country.
Texarkana City Council Takes Re
sponsibility for Rooming Houses.
Texarkana, Oct. 25.—At its semi
monthly meeting last night, the City
Council on the Texas side unanimous
ly passed an ordinance taking from
the chief of police the authority to
license rooming houses, vesting the
authority in the City Council.
It is said that the real purpose of
the ordinance is to assist in the move
ment to drive commercialized vice
from the city. It has been charged
that the Police Department has taken
too liberal a view of the vice evil
for several years, and that rooming
house licenses as now issued are, in
many cases, licenses to operate houses
of prostitution. Tn many instances, it
is s<id, well known women of the for
mer “red light” district are owners*
and operators of the rooming houses.
A mass meeting was held several
weeks ago, at which Judge Turner
of the Criminal District Court denoun
ced the Police Department, but noth
ing came of it at the time. Last
night’s action of the City Council is
regarded as an echo of the mass meet
Distant Bonding Company
Compliments Ashdown
Otis & Company, who hold the Ash
down improvement bonds, takes occas
ion to compliment Ashdown on its
promptness to pay in. a letter to Lon
,T. Jones, secretary of the board of
The letter follows:
October 24, 1921,
Mr. Lon T. Jones, Ashdown, Ark.
Dear Sir:
Thank you very much for yours in
reply to our letter of the 17tli.
We note that you have made the
usual prompt remittance on the Ash
down Water and Sewer Bonds. If
every district in Arkansas would take
care of their indebtedness in the way
in which you do, the New York Times
would have nothing: further to say.
Very Truly Yours.
Mention is Called to
Cotton Seed Situation
Dear Mr. Graves:
The following views may be of some
information to cotton growers in this
A very serious condition is now con
fronting growers of cotton. I refer
to planting seed for the next crop. We
are aware of the fact that a large por
tion of the seed from this (the present
crop) will never germinate, due to
the immature seed and because this
seed is more or less diseased.
It might be well for the growers to
get busy and secure planting seed
from the crop of 1920 or order Seed
from some county that has fully ma
tured seed that is not. infested with
boll weevil. I do not think there is
sufficient good, sound, pure planting
seed at home for the 1923 crop. It is
also important that we secure seed
which will produce a healthy and ear
ly plant. This is absolutely neces
sary under boll weevil conditions. We
should remember that tlie best grade
of seed generally produces tlie heaviest
yield when picked. This does net ap
ply to Ootton, only, but is the case
with corn, wheat, etc.
Again, I want to repeat that it is
very important that we plant sound
seed. This sound and early variety
can no doubt be found in some sect’ons
of the nearby cotton belt or where the
crop is fully matured and where the
seed has not been infected by the wee
I think the banks and merchants of
this place are corresponding with dis
tricts not infected with poor seed, but
regardless of this it behooves every
farmer that wants to reap the benefits
to get busy himself and make the ne
cesary provision for seed,
Yours truly,
Revival Closes Friday
Night; 51 Accessions
It lias been announced that ihe last
service of the revival meeting at the
Baptist church that has been in pro
gress for about two weeks will be
held on Friday night. Dr. Whitting
ton, who has been in charge of the
preaching services, has proven an able
assistant. Up to and including Thurs
day night there had been 51 acces
sions to the church. It is announced
by the pastor that Sunday at 11 o'clock
service there will be held a special
service at which all the members of
the church are urged to be present.
The new converts will be baptised at
the night service.
Body «i Private Rupert Sweet Burled
ut Piney Cemetery Near
Arkinda. Oct. 2S.—The body of Pri
vate Rupert Sweet arrived here from
France last Thursday and was taken
to the home cf Warren Stuart, where
it remained until Sunday, when the
remains were laid to rest in the Pin
ey cemetery north of town. Mem
bers of the American Legion of Ida
bel and Haworth, Okla., took charge
of the services. More than four hun
dred people were present to honor the
boy who gave his life the morning of
November 11. 1918, just four hours
before the armistice was signed. He
leaves an aged father, three brothers
and two sisters. His mother and one
brother have gone before. At the
grave the choir, composed of hi3 old
friends, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. .Dover,
Messrs. Claud Dover. J. W. Chappell
and J. P. Wright, sang “What a Meet
ing That Will Be." Mr. Penney of
Tdabel gave a fine talk, and also the
| chaplain. The salutes were fired and
taps sounded, and Rupert was left on
! the hillside among the beautiful pines.
Managers Say “Substantial Percent
age” of Men Will Remain
New York, Oct. 25.—General man
agers of railroads having terminals
in or near New York, city today an
nounced that a canvass of the train
service employes of their lines show
ed that a “substantial percentage'’
of men, sufficient to keep open tho
roads, have declared their intention
of remaining at work in the event of
a strike.
Twenty-five railroads were repre
sented at the conference of the man
agers today* E. M. Rinc, vice pres
i dent and general manager of the
'Lackawanna railroad, presided.
The managers announced that
among the many thousands of appli
cations now being received in re
sponse to .advertisements for men to
he used in the event of a strike, a
| lame number of the applicants are
| men with previous railroads experi
| ence. .
The managers say that it was no
ticeable in taking the “loyalty poll”
that, men in those districts that were
affected by the unofficial strike of
1920 are almost unanimous in their
declaration of intention to remain at
work. Willingness to take a chance
on a strike has come from outside
these districts the managers said.
A telegram was received by the
managers today from Bucknell Uni
versity, Lewisburg. Pa., offering to
close the university and to volunteer
its 600 students for the railroad
work. Many other schools have
made similar offers.
The Strong
;'f this bank 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.

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