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Ety rail wage cut IS DUE DECEMBER I iOO Employes Will Be Effected Should tlie Employes’ Represent atives Accept the Cuts. t. Louis, Nov. 30.—Officials of the Souri, Kansas and Texas railway holding conferences with repre batives of their employes with a v to reducing wages Dec. 16, it ;; announced today by W. E. Wil >; , general manager of the road. , ; roximately 22,000 employes will ected, should the employes’ rep ;■ ptatives accept the cuts, or the ;! /id States railroad board sustain !• j reductions, it was explained. ' The proposed reductions have not been determined, Mr. Williams stat ed. e are conferring with our em loyes’ representatives: to ascertain hat the cuts should be,” Mr. Wil iams explained. “Some crafts will be reduced more than others and should the employes refuse the re luctiorts. we will place the matter jefore the labor board.” The conference will continue until ;very phase of the matter has been ’onsidered, Mr. Williams added. At a conference yesterday it was mid the road proposed re-establish ment of the scale in effect March 1920 jut the employes’ representatives -did not show a disposition t6 consider the proposal favorably. Should this call )e re-established the reductions vould range from 10 per cent in the vage of skilled laborers, to as high is 42 per cent in those of unskilled, t was stated. lulf Coast Lines Lap Off 1-8 Payroll. New Orleans, Nov. 30.—A 33 1-3 jercent cut in railroad rates on the .ouisiana Southern Branch of the lulf Coast Lines has been announced lere. The cut extends to interstate is well as intrastate shipments. It ncludes all class rates, and also the ipecial rates on canned goods, cans, •oal, coke, sugar, baskets and hamp •isand lumber. The cut was made Voluntarily, it was added, to stimu ate business. T. &P. Reduction for All Paid Men. Dallas, Nov. 30.—Notice of a re iuction in salaries, of all officers, ubordinate officials and all employes effective Jan. 1, has been posted here jy federal receivers for the Texas & Pacific railroad acting under author ty of the United States Judge Rufus Foster. Mass meetings of representa ives of all classes of the roads em ployes will be called immediately to draw up agreements and fix the re ductions. it was said. -o Sell Wheat On Poll Basis. Dallas, Nov. 29.—The Texas wheat crop for 1921, estimated at 3,000,000 bushels will be marketed along lines of a definite co-operative program, it was announced here following a meet ing of the Texas Wheat Growers’ as sociation. The grain will he dis posed of under a plan similar to the cotton pool now operating and the en ti e wheat crop will be sold by next April, said the announcement. Cooperation is Hope of Farmer, Sale Cost Cut Cincinnati, Nov. 29.—Adaption of the banking machinery of the coun try to the credit requirements of the farmer and reduction of freight rates on farm products were advocated as the most pressing needs of the agri cultural industry in an address here today by Representative Anderson, chairman of the joint congressional commission on agricultural inquiry commission on agricultural inquiry be fore the fifth annual meeting of the National Milk Producers’ federation. Pointing to the farmers’ need of credit of a maturity corresponding to his annual turnover and his ability to pay. Representative Anderson said he favored permitting all existing fi nancial institutions dealing directly ■with the public, including national and state banks, to make loans to farmers for periods of three months to six years. They should be able, he added, to rediscount the paper with the federal land banks or act as the direct agent of those banks in making the loan, the farm notes then to be used as a basis for issuance of short time debentures and also to rediscount for the land banks within six months maturity of other farm paper. The farmer not only needs an im mediate downward revision of trans portation rates on his products. Rep resentative Anderson said, but also material reduction in other elements of the spread between the producer and the consumer prices, which he said, constitute half the latter price. The problem of distribution costs, he added, could net be solved by the farmer alone but require the co operation and understanding of all who enter as factors in distribution. Development cf sound co-operative methods by farmers, however, he be lieved, could contribute much to the solution. -o POSTMASTER IS WANTED — J Texarkana Folks Anxious (o Know Who Is <o Get Joh. _ I _ Texarkana, Nov. 29—Local people are very much puzzled over the con tinued delay in the naming of a post master at Texarkana. The term of Postmaster Patrick G. Henry expired September 29. It was expected that a successor would be named within two or three weeks, but it is said the rivalry among candidates for the place has caused the delay. For a long time it seemed that the choice would lay between Col. E. E. Huds peth of the Arkansas side and Thom as Daley of the Texas side. Recently a strong “dark horse” has come to the front in W. A. Smith, cashier of a local bank. It is said that he has strong support among in fluential politicians at Washington. Friends of Hudspeth and Daley con tinue in the fight. Postmaster Henry is away on a 20-day leave of absence, which will expire the last of this1 week. He is said to be very anxious to be relieved as he has sold all his property and will move to California. ! ^ A Help to the I _ Community 1 Unless the community prospers, a DOl . Jlapk will not prosper. This Bank is afty^ ^(a''«s for you to succeed, and it fosters possible avenue of profit to its cus i freiv^ouN? , . , , . ' A advocf^e the raising of more and at tl | live stock on the farms of this com /fty ANSAS STATE BANK 0 RED TAPE -WE DO OR WE DON’T ATERS, President. J. L. MARTIN, Cashier. ^ C. M. SUTTON^Assistant Cashier. Paid on Time Deposits and Saving Account ■ "... . i v.v. .. i LITTLE ROCK KLAN PUTS UP REAL MONEY Will Give $1,000 Reward for Ar rest and Conviction of At tackers of Women. Little Rock, Dec. 1.—A profound sensation was reated in Little Rock last Friday when the Chief of Po lice announced the receipt through the mail of a $1,000 bank note, ac companied by a letter signed by Lit tle Rock Klan No. 1, Knights of Ku Klux Klan. The letter bore no other evidence of its origin, but the bank note was a most eloquent testimony of its genuineness. The accompanying letter stated that the money was placed in his hands as a standing reward for the arreat and conviction of any person, negro or white, charged with offenses against women and girls. A number of these heinous crimes have been recently committed in Little Rock, which have aroused the indignation of the citizens until some drastic action was demanded for the protection of women. This letter and the accompanying reward were the first definite an nouncement. of the existence of a branch of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Little Rock There have been rumors for sometime of the existence of such an organization, but no one seems to have been authorized to eith er affirm or deny their presence in the capital city. Vague rumors have been circulated of such an organiza tion, said to be comprised wholely of native-born white American citizens, banded together for the public wel fare and in opposition to law viola tion and in support of law enforce ment under any and all circumstances. These reports have stated the memb ership variously at from 200 to T0, 000 and it was therefore a matter of the greatest general interest when the mysterious announcement was made, bearing all the earmarks of genuineness that there is in Little Rock a real Klan, with a membership of 2,500. The identity of the member ship however, is still a profound sec ret. Apparently the identity of the members is known only to themselves. They have done nothing spectacular and they had not forced themselves upon the public, but have pursued the even tenor of their way. so far as can be ascertained and have grown with in a few months until they have be come apparently a real power in the community. From some of the litera ture that has become public, particu larly the mysterious letter which was received by the Chief of Police and reproduced in the Arkansas Democrat on Friday, it appears that they stand for enforcement of the law by the constituted authorities, that they have no purpose or intention of resorting to violence and that their mission is to prevent lynchings and the causes which lead up to them. The letter which was reproduced in fac-simile revealed the fact that the so-called Ku Klux Klan is a part of what is called the Invisible Empire, apparent ly based upon the old traditional or ganization of the South, from which its name is derived. A most rigid investigation fails to reveal the name of a single member of thjp organization, the Chief of Po lice himself having no knowledge of the source from which the reward money came. If rumors may be be lieved, however, the membership in cludes hundreds of the best citizens of Little Rock, professional men, pub lic officials, merchants and laboring men; union and non-union; Demo crats and Republicans. Another interesting revelation in the letter which was made public is the statement. “We are anti-nothing except that which degrades and viti ates, but are for America, for virtue, for honor, for the integrity of our cit izenship.” The letter further assures the Chief of Police that the organization desires to co-operate with him “to the fullest extent in the enforcement of prohi bition laws and in the apprehension and punishment of boot-leggers, moon shiners, booze-runners and law violat ers of al} types." Nothing that has appeared in public print in a long time has created so great a sensation as the publication of this mysterious letter and the liberal reward carried with it,. It is predicted that this reward will have a most salutary effect upon the criminal class and Will result in deterring them from the commission of many heinous crimes. c-' WILL CLOSE TEXARKNAA i SCHOOLS DECEMBER 31 Arkansas Side District Unable to Raise Operating Expenses It Is Said. Texarkana, Dec. ^1.—Because the city lacks funds with which to con tinue operating them the Texarkana public schools, Arkansas side, will be closed December 31, according to a vote taken by the Board of Educa tion at last night’s meeting. The resolution adopted by the School Board recites that local banks have discounted so many public school warrants that they refuse to advance further funds for school purposes in advance of the city’s tax income. Five schools, 60 teachers and about 1,200 pupils are affected by the school closing order. A prolonged campaign last October to get property owners voluntarily to pledge themselves for higher tax as sessments for sthool purposes failed by half the amount needed. -0; INCREASES SURVEY STAFF _ « Will Put, More Workers in Field for School Survey. Little Rock*, Dec. 1.—The announce ment was rhade: yesterday by Dr. W. T, Bawden whc is in charge of the school survey being made in the state that he has decided to increase the survey staff by the addition Of an ag ricultural education expert. This will make a total of 15 on the staff. The new man will devote his especial schools and the 64 Smith-Hughes attention to the four agricultural schools, co-operating with the 5 ex perts already at work cn the rural school survey. It is expected that the appointment will be announced within the next few days. -n RAINS OVER MOST OF STATE Soil is Too Wet for Plowing in Central and Northern Localities. Little Rock. Xov. 30.—Temperatures were high during the week with cool spells the middle and latter portions, the weekly mean being 6 degrees above norma! in the northern section. 11‘degrees above in the central and southern sections* From one to two inches of rainfall occurred in the northwestern portion of the St|ate. light rains in the central portion and none in the southern portion. The soil has been thoroughly moistened in all portions of the State and mea dows, pastures, wheat, oats, rye, and truck have been greatly benefitted by the recent rains, but wheat, oats and rye are becoming too rank in places due to the unusually warm weather. The soil is too wet for plowing in some central and northern localities. TO RAISE RELIEF FI NO Jewish Organization Asks Arkansas for $".>,000. St. Louis, Xov. 30.—Participation in the national campaign for $14,000, 000 by the American Jewish Relief Committee was voted by delegates from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri Kansas and Texas at a meeting here today, The following quotas were ap proved: Missouri $700,000, Oklahoma $125,000, Kansas $100,000 and Arkan sas $75,000. Texas’ quota of $200,000 already has been subscribed. A letter by President Harding en dorsing the movement was read. Na than Frank of St. Louis was elected zone chairman. ASSAULT CASE OX TRIAL Texarkana Barber Charged With Of fense Against Young Woman. Texarkana, Nov. 29.—In the Bowie county (Tex.) District Court at Bos ton yesterday, the case against Joe Ritchie, a Texarkana barber, who stands charged with atempted as sault ws taken tip, and after several motions submitted by attorneys for the defense had been overruled, the court ordered the trial to proceed. A jury was secured by mid-afternoon, and the taking of testimony was be gun. Tt is believed the case may go to the jury by Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The chief prosecuting witness and alleged victim of Ritchie’s attempted assault is an 18-year-old orphan and protege of the Masonic ordeij. She testified that she was attacked by the defendant while tljey were riding in an automobile near .Spring Lake park, two miles north t>£*Texarkana. on the night of October 17. She fin ally escaped she said from the car and ran to a nearby farm house. Dr. Knapp Will Speak Saturday at 2 O’clock Dr. Bradford Knapp, dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, will be in Ashdown Satur day and will speak at the court house at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on the ! subject “The Arkansas Cotton Grow ers’ Co-operative Association Move ment.” Dr. Knapp is one cf the mos’ able speakers in the state, and is thoroughly conversant with the conditions as they conform to the farmers of Arkansas today, both in respect to the growing and marketing of his crops. This is Dr. Knapp’s first visit to Little River county and every farmer and business man should hear him on this import ant subject. Every cotton grower in the county is especially urged to at tend this meeting. He will speak at 10 o’clock in the forenoon. -o TWO HELD FOR THEFT Georgia Youths Arrested at Texarkana for Stealing Auto. Texarkana, Nov. 29.—Two young men were arrested and placed in jail today by Constable Floyd of the Texas side after they had traded a practically new Ford car to a negro for $100 and an old wcrn-out “fliv ver” of scarcely any value. They had registered last night at a local hotel as “L. C. Smith and Brother. Memphis,” but .after their arrest they gave their names as S. H. Dady and J. W. Cruehwell. and their home as La Crosse, Ga. They said they had “borrowed” the car from a man at. La Crosse to make a trip to Texas, but could give the officers no satisfactory reason as to why they bad sold it. They will be held in jail pending advices from La Crcsse of ficers. who have been notified. GOOD ROADS FAVORER Property Owners in Hope District Ghe Project 64 Majority. Hope, Nov. 29.—The vote in the good roads election, held in the Hope Read Improvement District Monday gave a majority of 64 and those fa miliar with property values declared that a majority in values is also rep resented in the vote. Under an amend ment to the law creating the good roads district it was necessary to sub mit the matter to a vote of the prop erty owners before the commissioners could proceed with construction work. The vole in such an election was 183 to 119 in favor of good roads * The Hope Road Improvement Dis trict embraces eight lateral roads lead ing out in as many directions from the city, and connecting with the Bankhead highway and a paving dis trict that was formed some time gao. Good reads enthusiasts are jubilant over the victory. -o— FOR TRADE—Cultivator in good ord er for hogs or cattle.—J. W. Lilly, Ashdown, Ark. 2t 11 SCHOOL CHILDREN DIE m CROSSING TRAGEDY allfornla Train Crashes Into a Load ed School Bus; Driver Also Is Killed. Red Bluff, Cal., Nov. 30.—Eleven high school students and the driv er of an automobile bus in which they were riding were killed today south of here at a railroad crossing when Southern Pacific train No. 15. south bound, struck the bus. Four children were injured. The train plowed into the bus in a dense fog, according to the train crew. The train ran on for 200 yards carrying bodies oh the engine pilot and throwing other bodies along the right of way. One man said the automobile after being struck was thrown against a post and dashed back against the train. The bus, en route with children to school, was behind schedule. An other bus crossed ahead of the train, hut this one, following closely behind in a dense fog, was struck squarely and hurled into a block signal. En closed in the car, the children were unable to escape and their bodies were hurled in all directions. BONDS SOLD WELL Bridge Bonds at Little Roek Sold at Above Par. Little Rock, Ncv. 30.—A remarka ble sale was made yesterday of the Broadway-Main street improvement district bonds. They were bought by a syndicate at the rate of $101.05 per cent, or 1.05 per cent above par. The bonds are 6 per cent serials, running for 25 years and amount to $2,250,000. The proceeds of the sale are to be paid at once in cash, which insures the prosecution of the work on the bridges without further delay. Fi nanciers say that it is a most en couraging indication of the improve ment in the financial market, as it would have been impossible a few months ago to sell the bonds for even 90 cents. —-o “SLEUTH" IS ARRESTED Correspondence School “Dick" in Hands of Alena “Law." Mena, Nov. 2ft—A search for a Texas postoffice robber here yester day resulted in the capture of a cor respondence school detective. Sheriff J. A. Thornton had been ad vised by Dallas. Tex., officers that a man believed to be the one wanted for several postal robberies in the Lei e Star state, was receiving mail at Mena. Investigation resulted in the apprehension of John M. Byrd, who instead of being a robber, was revealed as a recent graduate of a detective school. To test Byrd’s prowess the school had sent him cir culars giving a description of the Texas postoffice robbery. The newly made sleuth thereupon wrote to an address given in the circulars and the Dallas officials got “balled up" in some way and made the mistake of believing the local man hunter, was the hunted man. THE RIGHT START is all important to your children Give them a savings account in their own name for Christ mas, and put them on the road to success.