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SEMI-WEEKLY YOL. XXIY. . ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVEE COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1822. NUMBER 42. THE DAILY PROGRAMS LITTLE RIVER NORMAL Which Will Be Held in Aslnlown -Way 22 to June 14 Closing With Institute and Examination. The daily program for the Little River County Summer Normal for teachers, will be held in Ashdown, be ginning May 22 and ending June 14, has been announced. The tuition for the entire normal will be $10. The text books on Theory and Practice will be The Community Center by Hanifan and the Essentials of Good Teaching by Turner. The text books for other subjects will be the state adoption. The daily schedule of the work will be as follows: 8:45 to 9:00—Instructions in how to conduct chapel exercises by Revs. 'I’aylor, Lindsay and Wales. 9:00 to 9:40—Arithmetic each day by I. W. Holmes. 9:40 to 10:15—Reading daily by Miss Curran. 10:15 to 10:30—Recess. 10:30 to 11:00—Civics by W. N. Pittman. 11:00 to 11:30—Spelling and Ar kansas History on alternate days by L. F. Wheelis and W. N. Pittman. 11:30 to 12:00—Primary daily by Miss Curran. 12:00 to 1:15—Noon recess. 1:15 to 2:00—Theory and Practice daily by L. F. 'Wheelis. 2:00 to 2:30—U. S. History by W. N. Pittman daily. 2:30 to 3:15—English by I. W. Holmes. 3:15 to 3:45—Physiology and Al gebra on alternate days by W. N. Pittman. 3:45 to 4:15—Algebra by I. W. Holmes. The last week of this normal will he teachers’ institute, and all teachers must attend, Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16 will be teachers examination for teachers license. -o PLEDGE IS DEMANDED Washington Firm on Recognition of Obregon Government. Washington, May S.—The Ameri can government is standing unalter ably for the guarantees requested of "the Obregon regime in Mexico nearly a year ago and so far General Ober gon and his advisers have been given no definite assurance that these guar antees will be given in order to make formal recognition of their govern ment possible. Many intimations that the Mexican authorities are favorably disposed to award the American request have reached the state department, but of ficials here will not be satisfied with anything less than a formal pledge by the Obregon government itself. It was said at the state department to day that consequently the situation remained just where it was when the terms of recognition were submitted to Mexico,(City in June, 1921. Revenue Stamps on Light Plant Paper Cost $500 The papers transferring the prop erties of the Commonwealth Public Service Company to the new* owners, known as E. Mansfield Jones, Trustee, were filed in the Circuit Clerks office this week, the amount of the revenue stamps being $500. This sale was made by federal court a few weeks ago. Mr. Miller, local manager, states that the light plant and ice machinery have been thoroughly overhauled and everything is in tip-top shape. They will begin making ice again this week, 'and bv Monday will be able to sup ply ice customers. They will not deliver ice this season but will sell it to the consumers at the plant. Mr. Miller states that an expert of the company will be here shortly and hopes to make an agreement satis factory to the people in regard tc light and power rates. He thinks that they will be able to reduce the rate on lights. In conversation with Mr. Miller we learned that the two small engines are in perfect running order and will be able to carry any load this sum mer, and the large engine has been sent to the factory for general re pairs. This engine is expcted back at any tim^, and when installed again it will be ample power to handle the entire load, giving the plant three units, thus insuring a continued good service. -n MOONSHINING CHARGED Three Miller County Farmers Arrest ed at a Still, It Is Alleged. i _ Texarkana, May 9.—Will Oswald, J, M. Davis and J. J. Stewart, all well known farmers living about 16 miles south of here, in the neighborhood of Fouke, were brought here and placed in the Miller county jail yesterday afternoon on charges of violating the prohibition laws. They will he tried Saturday before Municipal Judge Bar ney. The arrests were made just at daybreak yesterday morning, follow ing and all-night vigil by Deputy Sher iffs L. M. Duke, D. L. Haile and J. R Goldman. IS GIVEN RECORD FINE \ _____ Fort Smiili Man to Pay $1,000 aAd Get 90 Days for Transporting. Fort Smith, May 9.—The heaviest fine ever imposed on a violator of liq uor laws in this county since the en actment of Eighteenth amendment was recorded here today when Muni cipal Judge L. F. Fishback assessed Jack Pruitt $1,000 and sentenced him to 90 days in jail for transporting li quor. Tile court reminded Pruitt that it was his third offense. Will Pruitt, a brother, was fined $100 on a similar charge. The de fendants, in addition to the heavy fines, stand to lose an automobile, as local officers who made the arrest lOllcwirg a chase of five miles Sun day have turned the automobile over iq the federal authorities. loth de find its appealed ic the Circuit "ourr. MOTHERS’ DAY May 14th Mother! What sweeter name in any language? What more fitting than a day in her honor? / Our country owes much to the mothers of America. What statesman in our his tory has not humbly acknowledged his debt to the teachings of a true, noble hearted mother? y May HER wisdom ever be heeded. As those precepts of virtue, truth, and justice , have made of this mighty nation, so will they preserve it! Awk vmsas State Rank A E Waters, President J. L, Martin, Cashier C. M. Sutton, Assistant Cashier. THE CITY COUNCIL REDUCES LIGHT RATE Placed Kate Back to Old Rate of 15 Cents per Killowat—Passes Street Ordinance. The city council at its Tegular meet ing Thursday night adopted a resolu tion reducing the rates of the Com monwealth Public Service Company to tlie former rate of 15 cents per kill owat hour, or a minimum .of $1.50. This was the rate provided for in the franchise ordinance. The rate was raised during the receivership by the federal court. Since that time the property lias been released from the receivership, having been bought in or turned to the bondholders with E. Mansfield Jones as trustee. An ordinance was passed at this meeting abolishing free labor on the streets and placing a tax of $fi per year on al] male citizens between the ages of 21 and 45. This tax may lie paid in semi-annual installments. -o HARDWARE MEN TO MEET Attendance of 200 Expected a< Con vention Beginning Tuesday. Little Rock, May 10.—Next Tuesday members of the Arkarfsas Retail Hard ware Association will hold their an nual convention here, with the Hotel Marion as headquarters. An attend ance of about 200 is expected, accord ing to L. P. Biggs, secretary. Opening on Tuesday morning. May 16, with a hardware exhibit in the banquet room of the hotel, the con vention will continue until Thursday noon. A program devoted to discus sion of the day-by-day problems of the retail dealer has been laid out, and will be kept on strictly practical basis by the use of the "question box.” Sev eral speakers from out of the state have been secured, including Rivers Peterson, editor of the Nationla Hard ware Bulletin, and Floyd R. Todd, vice president of Deere & Co., of Mo line, 111. The program has also been arrang ed to include attendance at the Little Rock vs. New Orleans ball game Wed nesday afternoon, and a theater party at the Majestic that night, on which occasions the visiting dealers will be the guests of Little Rock hardware jobbers and manufacturers. , • -o BUSINESS CRISIS PASSED President of Southern Wholesale Gro cers in Address at St. Louis. St. Louis, May 9.—The busine crisis has passed, J. II. McLauriu/ Jacksonville, Fla., president of/ 1 Southern Wholesale Grocers’ ^.ssc ation, stated in an address at/the siciation’s annual convention' wl opened here today. The meeting continue through Friday, j EIGHT FAiniEKS AKK&STE __ i Accused of Implication in IM< Blow Ip Hipping Vat. Forrest City, May 10.—Ei^ht 1 ers were arrested today in oonne with the shooting of a detective the alleged attempt to dynamite < dipping vats about nine miles n east of Forrest City Sunday i They were brought here and w examination before Justice S. L. Hodges, who held them to the Grand Jury on bonds of $500 each. All fur nished bonds and were released. Those arrested were: Dave Duncan, Tiled Turk, George Turk, Jim Lindsay, Lee Heath, Sam Swain, Doc Montgomery and a sharecropper on Dave Duncan's farm. The men denied that they partici pated in the shooting of the detective, Boh Edwards, or were present when efforts were made to dynamite the vats. Deputy Sheriffs W. L. Lacefleld and C. O. Whitted, who made the ar rests, say they had no difficulty in making the arrests. The names Of the men were furnished Sheriff .T. G. Sanders by the detective, who had been employed to obtain evidence a gainst alleged vat dynamiters. Detective Edwards told the sheriff that he represented himself as an ex pert with dynamite and offered as as sist the farmers in blowing up vats. He said he removed the powder from the fuses so that the dynamite would not explode. One of the alleged dyna miters, he said, learned his identity and shot him in the side. He then fired into a box of dynamite, causing an explosion. Edwards is in a Memphis hospital convelescing from his wound, which, it is said, is not serious. GRADUATING EXERCISES HIGH SCHOOL NEXT WEEK Opens Sun (lay Willi Commencement Sermon—Miss Russell’s Music Class Monday N'iglif. The regular commencement exer cises of the Ashdown High School will open Sunday at 11 with tlie baccalau- | reate sermon at the auditorium by j Rev. Duncan of Hope. There will be j * no other services in town at that hour. On Monday night the music class of | Miss Nona Russell will give a recit : al at the auditorium. The other exercises during the week follow: Med. Night High School Play. Jean Graham, an Arkansas peach, Frederick and Katherine Henderson have come to the little town of Splinterville to meet Mr. Bobbs, their future brother-in-law. Mr. Bobbs ar rives. is taken for a burglar, taken to the county jail, and at last is releas ed. Obediah Stump, the “bell hop” a fresh country product, assisted by Mrs. Wiggins, tlie landlady, is the he ro of the' evening. Marston Bobbs arrives, in a dilapi dated condition, he has come to see his fiancie, Jean, but “falls for” Fran ces, a pretty guest at the hotel. Celesta Vanderpool, of the Movies, comes with her maid, Julie, and ntur. erous trunks. Things begin to get. exciting. Obadiah takes Julie to the “specture show; Mr. Bobbs and Mar ston become burglars; Celesta com mits suicide; Jean breaks' her engage ment; and the “Bashful Mr. Bobbs” is cured of his bashfulness and falls in love, and drives in the moonlight to Paradise. unaracters: Katherine, Henderson, a young wife, Ursaline Ringgold. Frederick Henderson, her husband, Millard Wood. Mrs. Wiggins, the landlady, Nanna Garrett. Obadiah Stump, the “bell hop", Pliill Collins. Frances Whittaker, an atliletir girl. Irene Jester. Rosalie Otis, a soliety bud, Eifle Draper. Mr. Robert Robbs, the bashful one, Joe Burlingame. Jean Graham, an Arkansas pearh. Dorris Chewning. Marston Robbs, anything but bash ful, Jennings Russell. Celesta Vanderpool, of the movies, j Xita Jim Chewning. Julie, her French maid, Edith | Rhyne. The curtain will rise promptly at | 8:00, Admission, 25c and 35c, Wed-1 -• — •* Artft Graduating Exercises Friday Night. Invocation, Rev. Taylor. Sf.lutory, Margaret Hemphill. Class History. Edith Rhyne. Class Will. Izora Buster. Music Effie Draper. Class Poem. Dorris Chewning. Class Prophesy, .Toe Burlingame. Solo, Nannie Mae Park. Valedictory, Mary Hooks. Class address. Presentation of Diplomas, W. N. Pittman. VIOLATED POSTAL LAWS Former Letter Carrier ai Texarkana Enters Plea of Guilty. Texarkana, May 10.—In the Arkan sas side federal court yesterday after noon, Roy B. Johes, a letter carrier at the Texarkana postofflce, pleaded guilty to two charges of violating the postal laws, and was given a jail sen tence of 90 days in each case, the two sentences to run concurrently, and to begin August 1. The defendant will be at liberty under bond until that date. It is alleged that Jones, while employed as letter carrier, stole ar ticles of mail belonging to patrons on his route. $75,000 LOSS IN BIG I BLAZE AT HOT SPRINGS '‘014 City Hall” Building is Lett a *1 <'r«; Shell hy Flames; Sens, paper K Hard Hit. Hot Springs, May 10.—Loss estimat- | ed at $75,000 was left in the wake of a spectacular fire here late this after noon which left the “old city hall’’ building a three-story brick structure oil Prospect avenue, a mere shell. The building was owned by the estate of the late L. Burgaurer, and is practic ally a total loss. The loss on the building is about $20,000. The Sentinel-Record, only morning newspaper, which occupied quarters on the first floor, was damaged by fire and water to the extent of $20,000. The lire was prevented from passing through to the mechanical rooms of the newspaper and the amount of the damage to the newspaper will not he determined until tomorrow. George Brenner & Co., owners of the Gross undertaking parlors, also occu- j pants of the first floor, are believed to have suffered a loss of $20,000. The fire started under the metal roof and could not he reached until it had gained such headway that for the full fire fighting force of the city to confine the blaze within the origin al structure was a heroic feat. Four of the firemen were temporarily over come by heat and smoke. The Royal Neighbors, the Modern Woodmen, the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs had lodge quarters in rooms on the floor, and all their equipment was a total loss. The second floor of the building was occupied by a dancing parlor, sopie furnished rooms and offices. Oc cupants of this floor also suffered a complete loss. -0 HI'SI NESS IS IMPROVING Governor Harding I'rges Merchant'' to “Put oil Steam.’’ Birmingham, Ala., May 10.—Mer- 1 chants of the country were urged to put on steam and prepare to handle the business of tomorrow, by Gover nor Harding of the Federal Reserve Board in an address here today be - fore the Southern Wholesale Dry Goods Association. Many indications of improved con ditions both in this country and a broad are apparent, lie said, and bus iness men should forget the misfor tunes of the past and make ready for the opportunities of the future. The situation today, Governor I Harding said, is in many respects the reverse of what it was at the end of 1919, surplus goods having now gone* into consumption and there being a marked reduction in the goods cn the merchants’ shelves. -o Mrs. Hamp Alexander and little daughter, Bettye Ann, and Mrs. Matt Christian of Mineral Springs are the guests of Mrs. Alexander's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Johnston, of the , West Side. Messrs. Alexander and ' Christian are expected over to spend Sunday. OVER IOO CONVERSIONS IN REVIVAL CAMPAIGN Heeling Will ( lose Sunday Might— Sunday Afternoon Service Hut Movie at II. The big revival campaign at the tabernacle has met with great success during the week. More than one hundred conversions have resulted from tlie meeting so far, and the in terest is still good with numbers go ing forward on every call. The Wi nau's-Powell evangelistic party an nounce that the services will close with the service Sunday night, end ing a three weeks’ campaign. On the following Sunday they will open a meeting at McKinney, Texas. The day services are well attended, and the night services are still drawing great crowds. A number of visitors from DeQueen have been attending the meeting this week. The subjects for the remainder of the week are announced as follows: Friday night—“The Unpardonable Sin.” , Saturday night—“The Dance of Death.” This subject was announced for the early part of the week, but due to rain oil that night this subject was postponed ami another one used at that time. Sunday at 11 there will be no serv ice at the tabernacle on account of the commencement sermon, which will be preached at the school audi torium. Sunday afternoon at three—“Mama Bears and Papa Bears.” This will be for both men and women, boys and girls. Sunday night—“And he said, ‘To morrow.” This will be the closing service of the meeting. _n COAL MINING INCREASES Kitu mil tons Product ion Is About 50 Per Cent Normal, It Is Said. Washington, May 10.—A marked in crease in bituminous coal production during the present, week is forecast in confidential advices to government agencies in touch with the national miner's strike, Some estimates put the gross production of the current week at 4.700,000 .tons, or between 50 and 60 per cent of the current weekly con sumption. If present conditions of marketing and the attitude of miners in various districts continues, the re sult next week will be registered in even further increases the report says. -o— ANOTHER BIO RIVER Near or About Flood Stage Predicted From Arthur City to Fnlton. Tile weather bureau issued an ad visory flood warning Thursday, say ing that near or about flood stage was indicated from Arthur City to Fulton within two to four days. The stage at Index at the time was 23.5 while at Fulton it was 25.2. White Cliffs reported a stage of 20.5, a rise of 3 feet in 24 hours. There was 20 feet of water at Denison and 23 at Ar thur City. Local rivermen are divi.tj ed in opinion as to whether or not we may expect damage in this coun ty. —————* Good Judgment, , This The other evening a man was thinking about his insurance policies and other important papers and he decided it was indeed foolish to keep them at home. This man knew it would cause him a great deal of trouble if these things should be lost or destroyed so he came to the bank the next morning to rent a Safety Deposit Box. This man was surprised to find just what he wanted at very small cost—so small that he hardly noticed the price at all. When it costs so little to play safe why take chances? A few cents a month pays the bill. Think it over. Member Federal Reserve System