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, Little River News.
SEMI-WEEKLY VOL. XXIV. ASHDOWN, LITTLE RIVEB COUNTY, ARKANSAS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, I»22. NUMBER* ~IS. COMMENCEMENT SERMON PREACHED SUNDAY Mn>ic and Expression Recital Fur nished a Most Interesting Pro gram Monday Night. Tile commencement exercises of the Ashdown High School opened Sun day mo'rning with the baccalareate sermon at the auditorium. The ser mon was preached by Dr. Duncan, pastor of the First Baptist church of Hope. His sermon was one of the most able and inspiring heard on like accasion in this city. Music was fur nished by a^ select choir led by Mr. Powell. On Monday night a recital by the music and expression departments un der Miss Russell and Mrs. Wilkerson was rendered. It was largely attend ed and greatly enjoyed. The young people are to be congratulated on the talent and application and the teach ers upon the results of their tireless training. The senior play will be given Wed nesday night. This is an annual 'event and the only one of the exerci ses to which an admission is charged. The play promises to be exceptionally good this year. j, On Thursday night will be held the graduating exercises of the eighth grade, a program of which has previ ously been published. Dr. Workman to Speak. Friday night will be graduating night. Dr. Workman, president of Henderson-Brown College, will deliv er the -address. The class this year will be the largest in the history of v the school, there being fifteen who will rceive diplomas. • • -;-O HIGWAY AIH CUT OUT Honse Refuses to Adopt Senate Plan in PostofHce Bill. Washington, May 13.—The House today voted to eliminate from the postoffice appropriation bill the Sen ate amendment under which $190, 000,000 of federal funds would be made available during the next three fiscal years for state aided highway improvements. In place of this provision, however, the House attached as a rider to the measure “the good roads bill,” pass ed recently by the House, but as yet not acted on by the Senate, which pro vides appropriations of ,$65,000,000 for the 12 months beginning July 1, 1923. -o TEXARKANA SHUT OUT Ashdown Scored 9 to 9 Friday—Rus sell Gets 14 Strikeouts, Ashdown High School team defeat ed *he Texarkana High here Friday afternoon by a score of 9 to 0. Rus sell pitching for the locals gave up only one hit and made a record of 14 strikeouts. The game so far as the locals were concerned was air tight. This will probably be the last game of the season. Hicks School Closes Thursday Night The Hicks scho.ol will render the following open program next Thurs day night, at 8 o’clock, May 18th. A cordial invitation is extended to all. So come and enjoy the evening with us: Song, Vacation, by school. Greeting, by Lelon Willett. Welcome Friends, by seven little girls. Two Little Welcomes by Ray Capps and Willie Jean. Play, “Making a Cake,” Elsie Ar rington and Luceil Quarrels. “A Letter to Grandma,” Cleora Sim mons. “The Lord’s Prayer,” Luceil Quar rels. Recitation, “In the Children’s Hos pital,” Ethel Garner. A Chorus of flowers, by six little girls. A Daring Bicycle Ride, by five lit tle boys. Recitation, “Since Pa Ain't Here Any More,” Rosco Johnson. A Fishing Party, by four little boys. ' Recitation, “I Wish’t I was a Girl,” Homer Phillips. 1 A Fortunate Joke, by two girls and two boys. Essay, “Vacation”, Lelon Willett. Composition, “Friday Afternoon,” by Five i girls and four boys. Reading, ‘Billy and Me” by Marvin Yarbrough. A Tramp in the Woods, by six girls and one boy. Recitation, “Till Vacation,” Edward Matthews. Play, “Troubled By Ghosts,” by 4 boys. Song, “Glad Vacation, by school. Recitation, ‘Mary Lou’s Recitation,’ by five girls and two boys. Recitation, “I’m Going Back to Grandpa’s,” Lloyd Jean. A Coon Concert, by three boys and three girls. Reading, “Mamma's Help,” Augus tine Quarrels. Play. “The Lost Ticket,” four girls. Reading, ‘Mother’s Hardships," Lu ceile Jean. Play, “The Ghost of the Crooked Lane,” two girls and three boys. [ Reading, “The Two Chairs,” Lillian Quarrels. Play, “A Cloudy Day,” Ruby Owen and Karl Treas. Song, “Have a Smile,” by eight girls. Recitation, “Good-bye,” Lucile Quarrels. -o Steele Well is Down 2,065 Feet, Fishing The S‘eele well at Pine Prairie is down to a depth of .2,065 feet. A showing of oil has been encountered and it is possible that the next few days may see the encountering of a new sand with possible interesting de velopments. The casing has pulled apart about 200 feet below the sur face and some delay has resulted while a fishing tool has been order ed. No trouble is anticipated in pick ing up the casing. An Extra Hand at Your Service ....At the beginning of another planting season we would remind our farmer pa trons of our desire to give them every as sistance possible in making this year s crop an abundant and profitable one. Think of this bank as an extra “hand.” Do more banking by mail. Phone us your requests whenever it is inconvenient fcv <o come to town. Any service we can Jk render will be cheerfully and promptly given. Arkansas State Bank 'daPariWG T/dtnit A. E. Waters, President J. L. Martin, Cashier C. M. Sutton, Assistant Cashier. THE REVIVAL MEETING CLOSED SUNDAY NIGHT Fifteen Hundred People Attend ( los ing Services, Jtesults of Meeting Have Been Hood. The big revival campaign, which has been in progress in the tabernacle closed Sunday night after three weeks of intense work. The Winans-Pow eli Evangelistic Party left Monday to get ready for a campaign at Mc Kinney, Texas, beginning next Sun ; day. The closing services the latter half of the week saw crowds in at tendance far beyond the capacity of the huge tabernacle. It was estimat ed that 1500 or more were in attend ance Sunday night. At this meeting an almost unanimous call was made for Winans-Powell to return here next year. The meeting has resulted in ines timable good in many ways to Ash down. Perhaps 150 expressed a de cision for the Christian life with a promise to unite with some church. While a majority of these are in Ash down there was also a great many from surrounding country and other places, so that the actual results of the meeting cannot be accurately tab ulated. Great Thanks Offering. The thanks offering at the close of the meeting for Evangelist Winans and Singer Powell amounted to $765.55. There was a tabernacle of fering, which will be used by them in making a payment of the taber nacle, of $150. The, expense collec tions amounted to $409.71, making a grand total of $1,325.26. The Klan Donates. Saturday night while the thanks of fering was being made a lone klans man appeared and approached the altar with a letter, which he handed •to Mr. Powell. The communication endorsed the work done here and as a mark of their appreciation enclosed the sum of $50. After shaking hands with Mr. Powell the robed figure de parted in the midst of applause. A good deal of time was taken up during this service with such matters as usually come at the end of a long campaign. Thanks of appreciation were voted to the individuals of the party by the congregation and they in turn made special mention of peo ple and firms who had been especially nice to them and helped them in vari ous ways. Mr. Powell on Monday be fore leaving said that in the confusion lie had omitted to publicly thank C. M. Solly, manager of the Palace Theater, for his kindness in giving them the use of his theater every evening for the young peoples’’ ser vices and for the men’s services in the afternoons. The News was ask ed to express their appreciation to him through these columns. If there were others whose names were omit ted we are sure that it was through error. Many Join (hnrcli. It will'' be interesting to note that the number who gave their names during the meeting for church mem bership in Ashdown churches totaled 135 listed as follows: Baptist 86, Methodist 40, Presbyter ian 4, Christian 5. Others will join churches at surrounding towns and rural churches. There were two con versions and a reclamation at the ser vice held at Ogden Sunday morning. Among the results of great value is the great morale cleanup which ex tended throughout the town and far over the country. It was probably 'the most extensive and far reaching single religious campaign that has ever been conducted in the county. Much credit is due to Evangelist Win ans and his earnest assistants for their tireless labors. They will meet with a hearty welcome in Ashdown should they desire to come again. -o MORGAN FINED $50 Found Guilty of Aggravated Assault for Shooting Lawyer. Little Rock, May 13.—S. R. Morgan, local hanker, charged with assault to kill A. H. Rowell, attorney of the firm Alexander & Rowell of Pine Blue, was found guilty of aggravated assault by a jury in First Division Circuit Court yesterday, and fined $500 and one day in Jail. He was not required to go to jail. The jury, in returning a verdict of aggravated assault, fixed the punish ment at a fine of $50, but the law stipulates that punishment for this' 'offense shall consist of both a fine and imprisonment. Judge Wade in structed the jury to add one day in jail, and Morgan was given credit for the day’s imprisonment. LOCAL OFFICER CAP TURES THREE STILLS One Near .Mills Ferry and Two Near Wilton, Three -Men Are Also (‘apt 11 red. Deputy Sheriff Lucious Simmons Wednesday evening captured a still a half mile below the Mills Ferry bridge on Little River. Two men were arrested with a half gallon and a pint of whiskey. The men gave their names as Gray and Howard. The still had been dismantled and hidden. The arrested men were brought to Ashdown and placed in jail. On Saturday Mr. Simmons captured a negro and two stills about two miles north of Wilton. The name of the negro was Ed Tannihill. He was brought here and placed in jail. One of the stills was in the smokehouse and the other in the woods near by. -o Al'I)IT IS COMPLETED Miller County is “Oil Edge" Pending Its Publication. ■ Texarkana, May 14.—It was an nounced last night that a message had been received from Jay & Company, certified accountants, Memphis, Tenn., that the audit of the books and ac counts of Miller county has been com pleted and that it will be brought here and turned over to County Judge No lan by the middle of the present week. Judge Nolan said that as soon as he receives the audit he will call the Quorum Court together to make an examination of the document, after which it will be given to the public through the local press. It has been nearly a year since the audit was be gun, and within that time several sen sational rumors have been circulated concerning the accounts of some of the present and former county offic ers. These rumors have been renew ed with more or less emphasis during the last few days, and knowing ones insist that the audit will make some startling revelations. The public has been very impatient for several months to know what the audit will show, and interest now is very acute. --o GIRL STRITK BY STRAY BI LLET Won ml Blamed on Youth Shooting at Texarkana Auto Party. 1 Texarkana, May 13.—Beatrice Thomas, 14-year-old daughter of J. W. Thomas of College ill, is in a local hospital, the result of a .22 cali ber bullet said to have been fired from a small pistol in the hands of Joel D. Watson, aged 20, a resident of the Texas side. The bullet struck the girl's ankle, making a wound which, the surgeon said, may cause perma nent lameness. The pistol belonged | to Ernest Boatright, 18. The two j boys with others were in an automo bile and had engaged in previous trouble with another praty of young men, when one of the bullets struck 1 the girl's ankle. Both Watson and Boatright were arrested. This morning in Municipal Court Boatright was fined $100 and costs and given 10 days in jail on a charge of carrying a pistol. He gave notice of appeal. A charge of assault with intent to kill was lodged a gainst. Watson, and his trial was set for Monday, pending which time he was released on a $500 bond. -o SEVERE HAILSTORM Causes Damage t‘> Gardens and Rise in Temperature Near Spa. Hot Springs, May 13.—A path of hail storm about four miles wide and running north and south through a stretch about 10 miles east of this city caused a very sudden and appreciable drop in the temperature here this af ternoon, and is reported to have done material damage to small gardens in the section between Lonsdale and Hot Springs. The country is largely a lumber country, but there are some farms in the Saline forks. Travelers into Hot Springs, just af ter the storm, reported that its path was discernible by the fact that the roadway was covered with green leaves and small branches beaten from the trees by the hail and wind. Hailstones were heaped in the crevi ces, and some were said to be as large as a lien's egg, though the most of the bail was about an inch in diameter. The closest point visited by the hail to this city was near Arbordale, a swimming resort about five miles northeast of here, where there was a heavy fall of small hail for a few minutes. ( K. C. S. ENGINEER DIED AT HIS POST Xo. *2 Passenger Wrecked Soulli of Allene Sunday Xigiif -Buck Woodson Died on Engine. When. Kansas City Southern pas senger train No. 2 was wrecked Sun day night near Allene Engineer Buck Woodson stuck to his post to save iiis passengers and died like a hero when the engine finally turned over. Fire man Grfifith also was injured in the back. A negro woman passenger was also injured. The train was wrecked by spreading rails. It was stated that after the rails spread from be neath the wheels the train ran 429 feet before the engine turned over. Engineer Woodson, according to rail road men, must have realized that if he applied the air suddenly he would have caused the whole train to have piled up and probably killed many passengers. They say he must have remained in his cab and'applied the air slowly at the risk of his own life to save those in his charge. When ] the engine turned over he was scald ed to death. Three coaches, tile mail, baggage and smoker and negro also turned over. The smoker and negro coach was crossways on the track. Dr. McCrary of Allene was on the smoker when it left the rail. Think ing the bumping was due to a rough place in the track he walked into the coach behind just before the smoker was wrecked. The body of Woodson was carried to Shreveport Monday morning. He is survived by a wife and three child ren. Woodson has been in wrecks before, and had a record of never having jumped. -.—o-— HELD TO GRAND JURY Three Miller County Farmers Aceus ' ed of Making Whiskey. Texalkana, May 13.—In the Arkan sas Municipal Court this morning, .T. M. Davis, William Oswald, and J. J. Stewart, farmers living about five miles southeast of Fouke, were held for the Miller County Grand Jury on charges of violating the state pro jliibition law's. Bonds was fixed at $1. 000 each, which it is said the defend ants will be able to furnish. The three defendants were arrested in con nection with the discovery by the of ficers of a moonshine still near where they live. Three deputy sheriffs are said to have watched the still all night, and to have arrested the accus ed men w’hen they appeared at day light and began operations. -o IS MADE KLAN LAWYER Waco Mail Is Appointed by Kii Hlux Klan of Texas. Atlanta, Ga., May 13.—Erwin J. iClarke of Waco, Texas, has been ap pointed general attorney for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for the state of Texas, according to an nouncement at the imperial palace here late today. He formerly was 'Judge of the Fourteenth and Seventy fourth district courts at Waco. He will represent the Klan in all legal matters in Texas. FRANK PAULK WAS DROWNED TUESDAY, A. M. News Brought to Ashdown at lt^:30 Tuesday—Parties Leave Here \ to Search for Body. Nows reached this city at 12:30 fuesday afternoon shortly before the ticur of going to press that Frank Paulk f this city had been drowned with his horse while attempting to ford Hudson Creek at Red Bluff. The body had no* been recovered. The news was brought to this city by W. H. McClelland, who lives near that place. Parties left here in a few minvites for the scene to begin a search for the body. The deceased is survived by a wife and two children. Frank and Ruel Phillips, who are associated together in the cattle busi ness, left here by daylight Tuesday morning, it is learned. Mr. McClel land knew but little about the acci dent, but said he was at home when A. W. Nelson, colored, came to his house riding the hors? of Ruel Phil lips, which he had run all the way and asked him to come to Ashdown in his car for help. Nelson said that Mr. Paulk and his horse were both drowned and that he had helped Ruel to get out. Nelson, said Mr. McClel land. was wet. The crossing was close to the Nelson houce. He had heard someone calling, “Come back, Frank, come back.” This place is only a mile or so from Little River and the creek is very wide and deep. There is practically nc current and it should not be difficult to recover the body. Paulk must have been drowned between 11 and 12 o’clock. Paulk was a young man probably less than thirty and had lived here for a number of years. The startling news of his death has been a shock. -o ACTIVITY AT STEPHENS Two ‘•Poverty’’ IVflN NVII1 Be Put on the Pump. It Is Said. Stephens, May 14.—Oil activity a round Stephens is increasing. Poverty No. 1 is the drawing card, and around it the interest centers. The well has been cleaned out and is behaving nicely. It will be standardized and made a producer, it is thought. Tub ing. with a packer at the bottom, will be put in. and it is thought it will flow of its own accord. If not, it will be put on a pump with an estimated out put of 150 barrels a day. Pover‘y No. 2. 280 feet from No. 1, also will be put on the pump, and it is estimated that it will produce 50 bar rels as it stands. The Middle States, in 24-15-20. Columbia county, is down about 1,700 feet. Turley & Tate con pleted their derrick in 11-15-20 Thurs day. This location is 800 feet north west of “Poverty.” The Transconti nental completed its derrick in 5-19 20, Columbia county, yesterday. It will begin (Idling* the first of the week. The Kansas City Lumber^ men’s Oil Company is getting ready to set six-inch. 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. his 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