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VOLUME xxm. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1921. NEMBER 100.
SOLD TO CHS
Valuable Chalk Deposits in
Little River County to
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
The bank has also purchas'd the
Buff Orpingtons, Mrs. W. W. Gard
White Leghorns, Mrs. W. W. Gard
Barred Rocks, Golden Rule Poultry
Rhode Island Reds, Mrs W. H, Mof
White Wyandottes, Mrs. O D Gath
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
*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
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
: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
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
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
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
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
.’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.
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