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SEMI-WEEKLY . »• —• - —' VOLUME xxm. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1921. NEMBER 100. ;, _ WHITE cliff: SOLD TO CHS Valuable Chalk Deposits in Little River County to Be Developed. PRICE PAID IS $500,000 Company Capitalized at. $1,000,000. Im mediately Will Begin Manufacture of Fertilizer and WfiUing. Little Rock, Nov. 26.—Purchase of the White Cliffs property on Little river between Ashdown and Nashville •*and plans for the development of the vtfuable chalk deposits, were announ ced by Burton B. Tuttle of Cincinnati, O. Mr. Tuttle represents Cincinnati capital which, he said, purchased the property yesterday from A. B. Banks and associates for approximately $500,0000. A c6mpany capitalized at $1000,000 will be formed and the manufacture cf both fertilizer and whiting will be gin at once. Mr. Tuttle with Simon Ross, Jr., his law partner, and R. W. Foster of Cincinnati and George Wil son of San Francisco, Cal., returned yesterday from White Cliffs, where they inspected the property. Investi gations have been in progress for nearly a year, Mr. Tuttle said and manufcturers to whom specimens of the White Cliffs chalk have been shown have, in many instances, re ported it superior to that of the Dov er cliffs of England, where the bulk of. the supply now is obtained. Import records show that the shipment of chalk from Dover to the United States in 1919 aggregated a value of $43,000,000. Only One in America. John C. Branner in 1896 reported the White Cliffs chalk bed as “the only one known to exist in the United States.” and sail! that the chalk agrees very closely in composition with that of the Dover beds which has been used for many years in the manufacture of Portland cement. The property. Mr. Tuttle said, con sists of 2,600 acres eight miles north of Ashdown on the Memphis. Dallas: and Oulf railroad, and includes the town of White Cliffs, considerable railroad trackage. 900 acres of chalk deposit. 800 acres of timber, and the rest in good frrning land. The deposits were operated about 25 years ago by a Dutch company, which built the town. At that time chalk for cement was mined princi pal^ Later the property was sold to Mr. Banks and associates and con siderable marl and limestone for fer tilizer ws sold. The program of the proposed Cincinnati firm, according to Mr. Tuttle, will begin with the manufacture of whiting and chalk, and later to remodel the fertilizer plant and to mnufacture putty and cement. It is estimated that the intial output will be five carloads a day. The chalk sells from $18 to $30 i a ton in St. Louis. . Mr. Wilson said that chalk is used extensively as a filler for rubber, and in the manufacture of linoleum, 5 HAS BEEN 1CINNATI MEN BIG COTTON DEAL 104 Bales of BCnLomond Cotton I>e livered at Local Compress. R. G. Rue of the Newburger Cotton Company last week purchased 104 bales of cotton from BenLomond farmers, which was delivered to the Ashdown Compress Monday and Tues day. A good deal of the cotton had been carried over frcm last year. The price paid ranged from 18 to 30c per pound. A high grade of cotton is grown in the blacklands about Ben Lo mond. The crop in that section this year was the shortest on record. One instance is reported of 75 acres of the finest blackland that produced less than a bale. This land normally yields around a bale to the acre. -o NEGRO YOUTH IS HELD Accused of Killing Another by Beating Him With Pieket. } Texarkana, Nov. 26.—Virgil Wil j liams, a 14-year-old negro was j brought hack here from Longview, Tex., and placed in the Miller coun j ty jail last night on a warrant charg ing him with murder,. He was ar raigned in Municipal Court this! morning, and at the request of his father the hearing was continued un til Tuesday to give jiim time to em ploy counsel. It is alleged that Williams killed Josh Stewart, another negro of about his own age, by beating him over the head with a fence picket, at the corner of Tenth and Ash streets, last Wednesday night. Two other negro hoys had engaged in a fight when Williams “butted in,” it is said, seized a fence picket that was lying handy and proceeded to end the trouble by beating Stewart, I who was one of the combatants. After the killing Williams escaped on a freight train, it is said, but was [caught at Longview on telephone re quests sent from here by the sheriff’s office. -o HANDLE FACTORY TO START Local Manufacturing Plant Will Start * Dec. 15th and Rnn Steady. Manager H. H. Page informs the News that the Ashdown Handle Works here will, resume operations about the 15th of December and will ruyi steadily. This plant employs from 15 to 25 men and its resumption will be a great deal of help. They also use a great deal of hickory timber, and during the winter expect to get a sup ply that will run the factory until Ju ly. In this way it put£ much money in circulation over the country. paint, cosmetics, crayons and fabrics. The United States Rubber Company he said, used 500 tons daily, and a daily consumption of about 200 tons a day occurs in the industrial section between St. Louis, Chicago and •Cleveland. % Putting Your Money In the Bank when you have it, is nothing more than good business policy— And the fact that you DO maintain such a connection is your best assurance of ac commodation when assistance may be k- necessary for you. 30ll \Your credit rating—your community IsLV }ptandinS—your hope Hor future prosperity * * * even your comfort and happiness—de tOn J^imds that you MAINTAIN AN AC Fre W*COUNT AT SOME BANK. . We solicit your here. It U lNSAS STATE BANK WJSO RED TAPE--WE DO OR WE DON’T WATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN; Cashier. C. M. SUTTON. Assistant Cashier. Paid on Saving Accounts, and Time Deposts Dr. BRADFORD A. KNAPP WILL SPEAK SATURDAY Eminent Agriculturist Will Speak in , Interest of Cotton Pooling * Campaign. As previously announced Dr. Brad ford A. Knapp of the College of Agri culture will speak at Ashdown Satur day, Dec. 3 at 2 p. m. The speaking will be held at the courthouse. Dr. Knapp will speak in the interest of the cotton pooling campaign, and it has hardly been our privilege of hear ing a man of the well known ability of Dr. Knapp. He will speak at Fore man on the same day at 10 o’clock. County Agent G. M. Johnston states that the quota of Little River county is 4,400 bales. Of this amount 125 farmers have already pledged 2,500 baler,. He thinks that the county will go over the quota easily. Dr. Knapp in his opening speech said: ”iyie 200,000 bale cotton pool will mean better farm homes, better rural schobls and more of the comforts of life for all farm people.” County Agent Johnston issues the following urgent invitation to attend: “I wafit to extend an invitation to all farmers who grow cotton in Little River County as well as all business men to come to the court house next Saturday. December 3 at 2 o'clock p. m. to hear Dr. Bradford Knapp Dean cf the College of Agriculture. “No man who is interested in the future cotton industry and the south ern cotton farmer can afford to miss hearing Dr. Knapp on the greatest move for building a marketing system of the South’s great cotton crop which will mean better homes, better schools, better farming conditions and a profit to the cotton grower. “If you are a farmer you certainly are interested in this move. If you are a business man you are surely in terested in the cotton grower's wel fare, but if you think you do net be lieve in co-operative marketing now practiced by 30,000 farmers in other states, come anyway and listen to Dr. Knapp'reasoning on this great subject which will mean so much to the peo ple of the South. Againurge you to come and hear this great speaker who is greatly interested in the wel fare of the farmers in our great state. CEO. M. JOHNSTON. County Agt. .-o bank' lilYS HOGS Poland Chinas Will Be GiveiwAway in Interest of Better Stock. The Arkansas State Bank has pur chased two registered. Big Boned Po land China pigs of J. A. McDonald, which will be givdn away in their cam paign for better stock, which closes in January. Mr. McDonald is one of the leaders among the breeders of this type of hog in this section and there are no better hogs of this strain any where. The bank has also purchas'd the following poultry: Buff Orpingtons, Mrs. W. W. Gard ner, Richmond. White Leghorns, Mrs. W. W. Gard ner, Richmond. Barred Rocks, Golden Rule Poultry Farm. Mena. Rhode Island Reds, Mrs W. H, Mof fett, Richmond. White Wyandottes, Mrs. O D Gath riglit, Ashdown. HoRAE GOES TO HOSPITAL Executive to Cmlergo Operation, but Physicians Are Optimistic. Little Rock, Xov. 28.—Governor Mc Rae, who suffered an attack of renal colic Wednesday night, today will un dergo an operation at St. Luke’s hos pital, for the removal of a kidney stone. The operation was advised by the governor’s physicians. Dr. J. P. Runyan and Dr. H. H. Kirby, follow ing the examination of an X-ray plate, which disclosed the stone. Governor McRae, however, had made a very sat isfactory recovery from the attack of Wednesday night and was resting very comfortably until yesterday when another attack occurred. c The governor’s physicians said yes-1 terday that he is in good physical 1 condition and that, despite the fact r lie is 70. there is nothing that would teep the operation from being sue- i nessful and recovery rapid and com plete. ] County Gin Report. i The Little River county gin report ts compiled by L. W. Dollarhide. the iflicial reporter, shows that prior to e 'November 14. 1921, there had been 5, iG8 bales ginned as compared with 8, 160 ginned on the same date last year. Says Present Cotton System Makes Paupers Little Rock, Nov. 28.—“Cotton has | made thousands cf millionaires in the ! east and has made thousands of pau pers in the South. Cotton is a valu- i able, much-needed crop. The world cannot do without it. Yet the farmer of Arkansas and the farmers of each of the other cotton-producing states have received less than a living wage from their crop year after year for the past 50 years. Something is wrong. “Statistics shew that there are L 500,000 women in the United States who work in the fields. Of this num ber 1,250,000 work in the cotton fields of the south. This same thing holds true of child labor. Wherever you find cotton you find children in the fields, dilapidated schools, and little education. Why? Because the cot: ton farmer does not receive enough for his crop to support his family in a good home and to send his children to school. Something is wrong. Hammering home one fact after an other of this kind, Col. Clarence Ous ley is stumping the state from one end to the other this week and next in a fervent, appeal to all cotton growers to take a step that will mean better farm homes, better educational ad vantages for the children and more of the comforts of life for country peo ple. Col. Ousley is a candidate for United States senator from Texas and was formerly assistant secretary cf the United States department of avicul ture. He began a speaking tour in Arkansas November 28 and will con tinue until December 12, everywhere advocating the 200,000 bale cotton pool now being organized. “Co-operative marketing of cotton through the farmers’ pool is the only remedy I can see for the present con dition of the cotton farmer,’' says Col Ousley. "Pooling the crop certainly | means more money for the farmer. In my own home state of Texas, as well | as in three other states, the farmers are already proving this fact. Di Texas | the farmers who joined the cotton pool are getting a tleast $15 more on each bale than the farmers who did not join the pool. “The contract is approved by lead ing bankers and economists every I where, and is considered so sound that ] the United States government has loaned the Texas association 15 million dollars on it. M AKES OIL BY HEADS When Agitated by Drill Well Gives an Encouraging Demonstration. Stephens, Nov. 28.—Lyke Watkins dropped a drill into the “Poverty" well this afternoon, turned it a little just to see what the well would do. The response was six heads of oil, which shot seven feet above the top of the casing. The results were de clared highly satisfactory to the drill er. “If I should, put on a choker and lay a string of three-inch pipe the well would make a steady three-inch stream,” said Watkins after the demonstration. The well has been averaging eight barrels of oil per day for a week and oil men are convinced that it will de velop into a gusher. Watkins wash ed the hole with oil this afternoon. He also found that no new sand bridges had formejl and he is hopeful that this menace has been removed. All machinery is’ on the ground to day for a test which will be made by the Stephens Oil & Oas Company on the A. J. Brewer tract in 15-19-27, about a half mile south of here. The well will be spudded in tomorrow. I.^cal men are financing the test. Hude & Aarnes are the contractors -o—» Y. W. A. Social. Mrs, C. A. Bishop was hostess to the Y W. A. Friday night, November 25th. Rook was played until a late hour and refreshments consisting of brick ice cream and cake were served. All re ported a very pleasant time. 6ance, A. J. | »»“*'» ^—— ^ i I «*!»«-» A ulro n en n Cnlmnl A JAPAN WiU DE*t«H3 1 THE ! 0-10-7 RATIO; Oriental Officers Plead Only “Securi ty;” Experts Find American Plan Flawless. Washington. Ncv. 2S.—The Wash ington arms conference is approach ing its first great decision. It was announced tonight by Vice j Admiral Kato, chief Japanese naval j expert, that Japan seeks a 70 per 1 cent naval ratio. *At the same time it was announced with equal authority that the Amer ican delegation stands firmly on j Secretary Hughes’ 5-5-3 ratio pro- | posal, which means a 60 per cent status for Japan. The conference ultimately must reconcile these two views or accept one or the other, to reach agreement on naval limita tions. Vice Admiral Kato said the 70 per cent ratio was the minimum neces sary for “Japaneses security.” The American view is that 60 per cent for Japan is the maximum naval strength that could be accepted, in view of American liabilities in the Pacific. *n C hanges in Plan. Tomorrow the naval experts cf the | five powers will hold their first meet- ' ing in nearly a week. They have fin- 1 ished their inter-group discussion of the American plan, so far as its major factors are concerned. De velopments today and tonight in dicate that they will return the mat ter to the conference delegates with out recommendations for important modifications. The experts have completed their analysis of the mfor elements of the plan and it can Ire said authorita tively for the American group that no technical flaw in the Hughes pro posal has been revealed. The American basic offer of a “5-5-;:'’ naval ratio, between Great Britain, the United States and Ja pan has stood, in American opinion, every test of fact applied by the experts, it is tcnigbt, as it was the day Secretary Hughes gave it voice, the huh of the whole matter. WILL LABEL FARM I’ROIH’CTS U! Produce Going Out of Arkansas Will Bear Labels. Little Rock. Xov. 29.—The Arkan sas Advancement Association is en deavoring to have the fruit and vege table growers of Arkansas adopt la bels for their products, in order that they be established in the markets and create demand for Arkansas produce. One Arkansas concern is already sell ing its cotton under label and as the quality is kept high, foreign buyers are offering a premium for this brand. The Arkansas Advancement Associa tion is also endeavoring to secure photographs showing Arkansas scen ery which will be offered to the manu facturers of tablets and calendars. As the lithograph plates will he sup plied, there is no doubt about this offer being accepted by many and Arkansas secure lasfing advertising thereby. ^ :ats Wasp Nesis to Keep From Starving Texarkana, Nov. 2G.—Wondering ivhat had become of the stranger they :iad been feeding for the past few days residents in the vicinity ol the Texas Si Pacific tracks and West Eighth stiVet, found him yesterday prostrate under the trestle where the railroad crosses the highway eating wasp nests. Officers frcm tne sheriffs depart ment were given charge of the man Later he was turned over to Adjutant Morris of the Salvation Army. The man said he is John Zink of St. Louis. According to people who brought him into town Sunday he had been beg ging toed at backdoors for several days. Suffering from hunger, he was too weak Sunday to make his u& ual round of houses. When the resi dents of that vicinity made their in vestigation, they found him clutch nig a handful of wasp nests and eag erly devouring them. Adjutant Morris stated today he would endeavor to get tile man in shape and find him a job. KLAN POSTS BK» REWARD Little Ro<Vs Branch K. k. K. Has 2 500 Members. 6 t Little Rock, Nov. 25.—Little Rock s branch cf the Ku Klux Klan has 2. 500 members according to a letter sent to chief Rotenberry today, offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and con viction cf any man. white or black, guilty of assault upon a woman The letter was accompanied by a $1,000 bill and asked that the chief keep the money as a standing re ward, The letter outlined the tenets of the organization, and said- that the Little Rock Kian was - determined* upon stopping the crime wave here, but that it intended to work through authorize 1 officers of the law. AILfOLRN FEDERAL » 01 RT To Rfcenvene at Texarkana on Do camber 29. Texarkana Nov. 26—Federal Court on the Arkansas side, which has been in session for two weeks, has com pleted most of the business before it and adjourned over' to December 29. when the equity docket will be taken up. The two principal cases on the docket are those of the Madison Bond Company vs. the city cf Tex arkana. Ark., and C. M. Robertson, administrator, vs. Dr E. L Beck. Rob ertson is suing Dr. Beck for $lf>.000 damages for the death of his sister-in law. Mi-s. Catling of Dallas Tex., who was killed while visiting in Texarkana last December when a light car in which she was riding collided with a heavy machine driven by Dr. Beck. A former suit for $50,000, filed in the state court, was before the Miller Circuit Court last summer, but before the hearing was completed the plain tiff took non-suit. This suit was also based on the death of Mrs. Gat ling. The Strong Directorate I .’t this bank has influenced many people in open ing their checking account here. Guided by such men tmined 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 PEI? CENT %