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SEMI-WEEKLY TOL. XXIY, ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIYEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1»22. NUMBER 25. MAKING PLANS SCHOOL RALLY APRIL 14-15 Directors amd Judges 'Appointed for Various Events and Contests for County Rally. At a recent meeting of the executive committee the directors and judges in the various events in the county school rally to be held in this city April 14th and 15th were appointed. Any person wishing to enter any of the contests is requested to apply to the manager of that department for further rules and regulations govern ing eligibility, etc. The list of appointed officials fol lows: Manager of declamation, Mr. Good son of Foreman. Reading contest, Mr. Wilkerson, Ashdown. Music, Miss Russell, Ashdown. Spelling, Mr. Jones, Hicks school. Map drawing, Miss Rhodes, Ash down. Composition, Mr. Gray, Ogden. Drawing and penmanship, Mr. Buercklin, Allene. Athletics, Mr. Wilkerson, Ashdown. Story telling, Mr. Wheelis. Judge for general exhibit, O. Fore hand, Texarkana. Reading, J. O. Livesay, Mesdames Roy Berry, West and Roy Budd. Spelling, Mesdames Toland, Claud Bishop, Chas. Bowles. Music, Mesdames Jno. Ed Locke, West, Roy Berry. Map drawing, H. L. Toland, O. T. Graves, Mrs. Oscar Hampton. Drawing and penmanship, Mes dames Sam Campbell, Grover Cobb, W. L. Phillips. Composition writing, John J. Du Laney, A. P. Steel, Mrs. S. C. Rey nolds. Story telling, Mesdames West, Jno. Ed Locke, Roy Berry. Grade (Miss Russell) music: 50 per cent on interpretation, 30 per cent on technic, 20 per cent on position. Declamation (Mr. Goodson,) grade: 50 per cent on oratory or delivery, 30 per cent on memory, 20 per cent on position. Reading (Mrs. Wilkerson,) grade: 50 per cent on expression or delivery, 30 per cent on memory, 20 per cent on stage appearance. High school reading, sniors. Time, 12 minutes. Grammar school read ing, humorous, time 10 minutes. -o ARKANSAN IS INDICTED Held-With Others om Charges of Fraud in Selling Stock. St. Louis, March 13— George N. Dobson of Rogers, Ark., former presi dent of the Lampagraph Company; J. G. R. O’Hara of Indiana Harbor, Ind., and Riley Brock of St. Louis were in dicted here today, following charges of false pretense in connection with the sale of stock in the Lampagraph Company. The amount of stock sold here and in this vicinity has been announced as about $85,000. The same men also are indicted charged with the same offense relating to the sale of stock in the Poland China Participating Farm Company. MEMBER OF STARR GANG BREAKS JAIL Dare Lockhart Makes Spectacular Getaway at Harrison—Gnn Is Smuggled to Him. Harrison, March 13.—Dave Lock hart, alleged to have been a member of th© Henry Starr gang when Starr attempted to hold up the Peoples Na tional bank here last year, escaped from the Boone county jail about 6 o’clock tonight. Lockhart is at large tonight somewhere in the woods east of here and armed with two revolv ers. The escape was rather dramatic. When D. Z. Curnutt, jailer, opened Lockhart’s cell tonight to take the prisoner his supper, he found himself looking down the muzzle of a 38-cali ber revolver. He had no chance to use his own gun and surrendered to the prisoner. In command of the jail by authority of his gun and the re volver that he had taken from the jailer, Lockhart forced a son of Cur nutt, who was in the jail at the time, to take his place in the cell. Lockhart then ordered Curnutt to accompany him out of the jail and across the Turkey creek bridge, a short distance from the jail. After they had crossed the bridge Lockhart told Curnutt to return to the jail. Then he started; running down the road. It is believed that Lockhart is head ing for Oklahoma and he may have joined a confederate in the woods. It is believed that some member of the gang brought the gun Lockhart used in making his escape and passed it to him through the window. Lockhart was arrested about a month ago at Huntington and was brought here. He was indicted for participation in the Peoples hank hold-up, in which Starr ^vas fatally wounded, and' was in jail awaiting trial. Since having been brought here a warrant has been served on Lockhart charing him with a forgery committed in Pope county. It is said that he also is wanted in Oklahoma. -o TO THE PUBLIC: I wish to state I will have on hand a car of roofing soon, and I will have roofing that I can sell from $2.50 per square up to $12.50 per square. This cheap material will render service for 3 to 6 years, but the stand-by, which is good old Art-Craft will give you good service for a very much greater period of time than the cheaper kind. I also wish to state that for 30 days after this car arrives I will give spec ial prices on Art-Craft any period, will furnish and put it on. Lee Wilson,. -o Fishing Job Successful at Steele Test No. I It was reported from the Steele test Saturday night that the drill, which had been dropped into the well sev eral days ago, had been removed. The cable parted while drilling into a lime rock. Drilling has been resum ed. DIVERSIFIED FARMING AND CREDIT Other things being equal, a farmer engaged in diversified farming has a stronger claim to credit than his neigh' bor cultivating only one or two crops. He offers greater security, and secur ity must always be considered by a bank when loaning'out funds on deposit. Two or three crops, hogs, dairy cows, and some poultry will bring a return year after year when one-crop farming may mean total loss. t We believe thoroughly in diversified 'jl1 ^rrning for this section. Arkansas State Bank 'Jxifyo -'KS da -or- wV? jdorit A. E. Waters, President J. L. Martin. Cashier C. M. Sutton, Assistant Cashier. J. R. PIERCE CANDIDATE COM. AGRICULTURE Jiulffo Kinsworthy of Ashdown Like ly to Oppose Herbert R. Wilson Hifrhway Commissioner. Little Rock, March 12.—W. E. Kins orthy of Ashdown, former county judge of Little River county, is con sidered a potential candidate for state highway commissioner to succeed Herbert R. Wilson, according to re ports received from south Arkansas last week, and is likely to seek the nomination at the next Democratic primary, it is said. Judge Kinsworthy is a brother of former Attorney Gen eral K. B. Kinsworthy. He has not announced formally, nor filed a cam paign pledge, but'is said that friends the urging him to make the race. Sheriff J. R. Pierce of Little River county announced in Saturday’s Ga zette his candidacy for nomination for commissioner of mines, manufactures and agriculture, to succeed Jim G. Ferguson. Sheriff Pierce was discus sed several weeks ago as a possible candidate for railroad commissioner. Judge E. P. Toney of Lake Village filed his campaign pledge as a candi date for governor yesterday. It is said that he probably will open campaign headquarters in Little Rock next month. E. E. Alexander of Blythe ville, former state senator, "will man age his campaign. R H. Bailey of Russellville filed his campaign pledge yesterday as a can didate for state senator to succeed Lee Cazort of Lamar, president of the 1921 Senate. James B. Reed of Lonoke formally announced liiB candidacy for nomina tion as congressman from the Sixth Congressional District. Mr, Reed is a former prosecuting attorney from the Seventeenth Judicial District. Others who have filed campaign pledges are L. E. Sawyer of Hot Springs, and Judge W. H. Evans of Benton. David A. Gates, state inheritance tax attor ney, also is said to be a candidate. -c FEAR STRIKE WILL COME Officials See No Hope of Averting Walkout of Miners. Washington , March 13.—Govern ment officials are represented as without hope that the threatened coal strike can be averted, or that a con ference between the operators and miners will be arranged. It is indicat ed that government intervention, at least in the preliminaries of the sit uation, is practically at an end. The situation with respect to a suf ficient supply of coal is not acute. There now is at the surface of coal mines and in stocks at consuming ' centers enough coal to last the coun try for 10 weeks, with the prospect that this supply will be increased by production from non-union mines and front operations in union territory which Department of Labor reports show are covered by district settle ments between the miners’ union and local associations of mine operators. “The degree of the government’s in tervention in this strike situation,” a high official said today, “must be de termined by the* extent of public in convenience and suffering which is caused by the strike.” It is intimated that the government i does not propose to enter upon any attempt to force a conference be tween the operators and the miners by legal or other means. CARAWAY FOR Y1CE PRESIDENT Farmers’ I'nioii President Says Ar kansan Is Agriculturists’ Friend. Washington, D. C., March 10.— Charles S. Barrett, president of the National Farmers Union, announced today that he is backing a movement among the farmers to nominate Sen ator Caraway of Arkansas for vice president on the Democratic ticket in the next presidential election. Barrett lives in Georgia. “Senator Caraway has stood by the farmers,” Barrett said. “He was just as anxious to render the best possible the next day after 1 elected to the Senate and had salted down for six years as before the election. “As a rule a man elected Senate immediately decides to long rest with a view to waki year or so before he comes re-election. He rests on his c becomes indifferent to the ver and principles on which he r fight for election.” BANKERS OPPROVE NEW COTTON PLAN Satisfied With Inspections of Texas and Oklahoma Associations— Will Report, Favorably. Little Rock, March 12.—“The com mittee of the Little Rock Clearing House Association which has just re turned from a trip with the Execu tive Committee of the Arkansas Cot ton Growers’ Co-operative Association to headquarters of similar associa tions in Texas and Oklahoma, expects to report favorably on the relations between the banks and the cotton as sociations of these two states.’’ This statement was made by Moor head Wright, president of the Union and Mercantile Trust Company and a member of the Clearing House com mittee, who was delegated by the oth er members to express the opinions of the committee members. The other members are R. H. Thompson, vice president of the Exchange National bank and president of the Clearing House Association, and Charles S McClain, vice president of the Bank ers Trust Company. All members of the party, both the bankers and the five members of the Executive Committee of the Arkansas Cotton Growers’ Association, were greatly impressed with the work that has been accomplished by the Texas and Oklahoma associations. hanks Entirely Satisfied. Continuing, Mr. Wright’s statement said: ‘‘It was found that the business had been handled to the entire satisfaction of the banks in Texas and Oklahoma, which had extended credit to the mar keting association. The loans were amply secured and the cotton used as security was handled in a business like manner. The banks of Oklahoma and Texas which had business with the marketing associations last year expect to extend them every facility during the next season. “The committee expects to report its findings at the next meeting of the Clearing House to be held Mon day. It is our observation that the president and the members of the Ex ecutive Committee and the directors of the Arkansas association were un usually well chosen. The marketing of 200,000 bales or more of cotton is a big business, which will require the management with similar" efficiency and excellency to that of the largest cotton firms. “The Arkansas association, fortu nately will be officered and directed by men of affairs, who have had ex perience and who are not only inter ested directly in the production of cotton as farmers, but are experienc ed in general business and banking affairs. “It is our opinion that the character and the practical ability of the man agement is the import element in this new worl?> and that the members of the Arkansas association can feel as sured that they are fortunately favor ed in this respect.’’ Acquire Valuable Information. Members of the Executive Commit tee said that they1 were most cordially received at both Dallas and Oklahoma City and that the trip was a very pleasant one in addition to giving the members opportunity to acquire in valuable information. They said they were specially impressed by the fact that bankers and business men of both Texas and Oklahoma were un animous in declaring to co-operative cotton marketing plan workable and satisfactory. They said that relations between the business men and the two associations are most friendly and that the bankdrs of both states are preparing to expend the same cre dit facilities as they did last year. -o SEWER CONTRACT DeQueen Will Put In Sewer System and Extend Water. DeQuieen, March 11.—There were numerous bidders in DeQueen last Thursday to bid on the completed ex tension of the city’s waterwirks sys tem and the construction of a sewer system in the residence district. The lowest bid nn oil HOWARD TO ESCAPE TRIAL POR MURDER Saline County Grand Jury Refuses fn Indict Slaughter’s Slayer—Bank Robbery Charged. Benton, March 10.—James C. (“Jack”) Howard, the convict who j killed Tom Slaughter, bandit and ; murderer, in Saline county, never will be tifed for the murder. The Saline County Grand Jury re ported yesterday that it had investi gated the killing and that, its memb ers voted not to return an indictment Under the state law, the case never again can be brought up for investi gation. Indicted for Bank Robbery. Two indictments for bank robbery which carry a maximum penalty of 2 years in the penitentiary, were re ported against Joe Tarkington and Bill Chronsister of Russellville. The 'two are alleged to have held up the cashier of the ank of Bauxite, at aux ite, last fall and to have escaped with several thousand dollars. Tarkington and Chronister were in dicted a short time after the Bauxite robbery for holding up an aged widow in Pope county, and robbing her of her life-s savings, amounting to a bout $300. Tarkington then was trlied and convicted at Russellville about a month ago and given a peni tentiary term. Chronister forfeited his bond, and still is at large. Thaddle Woolridge, a 20-year-old farmer, was convicted yesterday of an offense against a young girl, and giv en five years in the pen. The trial of Alf Neal, aged 25, in dicted for first degree murder will be held March 23 It was set for to day, but because of illness of import-j ant witnesses, Judge Evans postpon ed the hearing. NEW HOME FOR ELKS I - Texarkana Lodge to Spend $3*2.00(1 Remodeling Present Quarters. Texarkana, March 12.—The local Elks lodge. No. 399 yesterday after noon let to Hindman & Quillen of Texarkana the contract for improving and remodeling" its home on Vine street, between Broad and Third. The work is to be started within the next 10 days, it is said, and the improve ments and additions all are to be first class in every way. The total cost is to be $32,000. SOLDIERS BRING BRIDES Men of Fifth Infantry Have 31 Wives and Eight Babies. Berlin. March 12.—Accompanying the Fifth American infantry regiment to Antwerp Friday on the first stage of the voyage to the United States were 31 German brides of soldiers and eight babies born under the Stars and Stripes on the Rhine. It is reported here that the town of Mayen, 1, miles west of Coblenz, in the American sector, now will receive a garrison of 500 French troops. DR. BROUGH MAY HEAD GEORGIA TECH Arkansas cx-Governor Favorably Con sidered by Board of Directors— Offer Believed Assured. Atlanta, Ga., March 10.—Former Governor Brough, educator and form er governor of Arkansas, is now being considered for the presidency of Geor gia School of Technology, the leading technical institution in the South, to succeed Dr. K. G. Math'son, who has resigned and will leave soon to take up his new duties as head of the Drex el Institute in Philadelphia. About 40 educators are being dis cussed by the Board of Trustees of Georgia Tech, but at a meeting held this week the members were unabla to agree on a selection. It is said, however, that Dr. Brough is the mail favored, and that if he can be induced to accept the position it will betend ered to him in the near future, if this* has not already been done. Georgia Tech has started and com pleted a large part of a campaign to raise $1,500,000 for an endowment fund for the institution and that is but the start in an expansion policy, $5,000,000 being the ultimate goal sought. Valuable machinery has been bought with the prospects for an ex ccpponally bright future ahead the trustees are anxious to obtain the biggest man possible fer the job here. The decision of a new president ‘ fer Tech will be definitely decided, it is believed, at a meeting to be heldt in Atlanta April 10. In the mean time N. P. Pratt, one of the trustees, will act as temporary bead of the col lege. o (ITT OF SECOND CLASS I)i<Tks, Howard County, Raised by Proclamation of Governor. Little Rock, March' 14.—Governor McRae by proclamation yesterday raised the town of Dierks, Howard county, to a city of the second class. The governor’s proclamation embod ies the finding of the Board of Munici pal Corporations, which met yester- \ day morning. The board is composed of the attorney general, the secretary of state and the state auditor. A special census had been taken at Dierks, which showed the population to be 2,162. A population of 2,000 is 'required for cities of the second class, and the law requires the recommend ation of the corporation board before classes may be raised. -o Will Preach Sunday on Ku Klux Klan Rev. Z. D. Lindsay, pa ft* or of the Methodist church, announces that next Sunday at 11 o’clock, he will preach on the Ku Klux Klan. All * will be invited to attend. This is one of a series of three sermons, the first of which was preached last Sunday on Jaw enforcement. PEACE DOLLARS We have just received a ■ shipment of the new 1922 Peace Dollars from the Federal Reserve