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Tells Cotton Fanners Ktern; 1 Watch
word Should Be Improve mesh
in Planting Seci I.
A. Goldsmith, one of the leading
cotton men and leading cotton plant
ers in this section, from a wealth of
experience and observation, tells our
readers today some of the most es
sential elements in the profitable
growing of cotton as he sees it. Mr.
Goldsmith is one of those men who
has studied the cotton industry from
every angle through a long period of
years. What he hasj to say is certain
ly worth while.
Ashdown, Ark., Sept. 20, 1022.
Editor Little River News,
Ashdown, Ark.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Your article in yesterday's News,
stating that in each instance where
you had Hie;uited ar: to the cause of
increase in cotton yield in this coun
ty this year the answer was "improve
ment in seed planted last spring,”
should receive the attention of every
one interested in raising cotton.
You will recall that last fall I wrote
a letter urging the farmers to use
nothing but: improved seed in planting
their crops this spring, and now l
want to say that it is just as import
ant tc Improve cn the seed planted last
spring as it was to imniove upon the
the previous year’s seed. In other
words improvement in planting seed
should be the eternal watchword with
our people and each year should find
better seed produced and saved than
the previous year. By saving and se
curing new seed every season one can
readily see why the staple will be
come better and draw a greater prem
ium than clinging to old time methods
of planting “just seed.”
Cotton buyers who .have dealt in
Little River county for several years
will doubtless tell that in the begin
ning of their business in this county,
when cutting the bagging on a bale
of cotton, in the majority of instances
the cotton would spring from the op
ening like moss because of the lack
cf body or strength in the lint, where
as today in nearly every hale cut the
staple has shown such marked im
provement that the cotton is held firm
ly by its own strength within the bag
ging and it requires more elbow
grease to take out a sample than here
tofore. This is one of the principal
reasons why Little River county cot
ton today* is in demand by buyers who
are seeking a strong staple, and why
our cotton is bringing a price above
that paid for cotton in other markets.
As a land owner and one who is
vitally interested in the* production of
cotton, l have found the Acala variety
to be exceedingly satisfactory seed
in both staple and ‘urn-out and 1
think upon inquiry you will find every
farmer who has planted Acala seed
this year will give you a like report.
VI:: t 1 have stated regarding im
provement in cotton seed will apply
regarding increasing the standard of
corn planted on our farms. Demon
strations have recently been made that
will prove to the most pessimistic that
it is just as easy to raise two ears of
corn on* the stalk that produce?! only
one ear where no at-.ention was paid
to selecting sectl. So much for seed.
Another important item that we
must turn our attention to is the use
of fertilizer. Ask any farmer who has
formed the habit cf using fertilizer
and you will be told that unless fer
tilizer may he obtained and used on
- u,j .1. ■ tie would abandon farm
ing for the reason that he has learned
from actual experience that he never
suffers a loss, regardless of the sea
son, during the years that he fertiliz
ed his fields. And the use of fertiliz
'd’ should not be confined to the poorer
lands, as tile rich, black lands require
proper fertilizer in order to advance
the fruiting of the stalk and mature
the bolls before the weevil has had an
opportunity to destroy the squares. A
history of the experience ot John J.
Hughes published in last Sunday’s
Gazette, the use of fertilizers on his
farm in Lee county, Arkansas, will
'piv e both interesting and instructive
to the farmer who raises both cotton
and corn. This modern farmer also
tells of the advantage of breaking land
in the fall, alleging that by doing so
the heat of the soil is increased at
least ten per cent at planting time in
the spring.
Calcium arsenate properly applied
is without a doubt an advantage to the
cotton farmer. Although 1922 has
not been a year for a true test in the
use of this poison in controlling the
boll weevil in Little River county,
owing to extreme hot weather with
little moisture, still the few farmers
who used this method of control, with
very few exceptions, will recommend
the use of calcium arsenate.
My motive in writing this letter, Mr.
Editor, is to get before the farming
public the idea that it is extremely
important to change Vie methods of
raising cotton under non-boll weevil
conditions to a method that will com
bat this pest in the most energetic
manner, and from all information I
have been able to gather this may be
successfully done by using:
1st. .Improved seed of an early ma
turing variety.
2nd. Liberal use of fertilizer.
3rd. Application of calcium arse
4th. Breaking ground in fall.
5th. Early planting.
6tli. Plowing often and continuing
plowing late in the season, using ex
treme care to plow very shallow as
the stalks mature, so as not to in
jure the roots.
Yours truly,
A. Goldsmith.
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•3’ Short Cotton : 21.00 to 22.50 f *3*
Cotton Seed: $25.00 per ton. •>
$ (’empress Receipts. •>
«$• Previously reported—railroads
807. wagons 1G79. Total 2,486. ♦
•S' Since last report—railroads 4*
'2> 307. wagons 41S. Total rail- •$*
•J> roads 1114, wagons 2097. Grand 'S'
❖ total, 3211. *
v *!• ❖ ‘l* ■S* *t» •£• 4* ■’= ►!» 4* ‘3* *£J *3’
More Work for Com
pound! Interest
September 15th will see another
load of work turned over to “compound
It will be coupon clipping day for
Third Liberty Loan Bonds and many of
our depositors will at once add the inter
est to their savings accounts.
Why not start your savings account
this month with your interest coupons or
a cash deposit? Your account is cordial
ly invited.
Arkansas State Bank
do m* Vr'o dorit
A. E. Waters, President .T. L. Martin, Cashier
C. M. Sutton, Assistant Cashier.
Cotton Coining From Long Distances
as Excellence of Market Spreads
—Pay Better Prices.
The receipts of cotton to the Ash
down m ■ continue hftjvy through
the week. Ther^ seems to lie a strong
tendency to soli despite the fact that
the range of prices have been lower
than for the previous week. The wag
on receipts up to Thursday night to
taled 2,097 bales, and are almost
d. able the railroad receipts, which,
however, are increasing. Buyers con
tinue to come in from Texas, where
they report the grade of the cotton
very poor this year.
Ono buyer stated that cotton was
coming here from sections heretofore
never coming here. A great deal of
cotton has come here from Browns
town and Ben Lomond countries.
Some of the staple was selling Thurs
day tor 28 cents. It is also said that
as much as 60 bales of long staple
were hauled here from the streets of
Texarkana on account of this being a
better market for the higher grades.
Much is coming in from Miller county.
Former Hoad Commissioner and Wife
Beat Off Assailants.
Mena, Sept. 19.—While Alex Coyle,
former commissioner of the Jefferson
highway, was en route to church at
'Graunis Sunday night, he and his wife
were attacked by two men, whose
faces were covered by large white
sacks. Coyle fought off his. assailants
and escaped with a few bruises. One
of the men attempted to shoot the
former highway official with a revol
ver, but the cartridge failed to ex
plode and Mrs. Coyle knoc ked the
weapon from the man’s hand. Sev
eral residents of Grannis, hearing the
noise of the struggle, drove the two
“whitecappers” away. Sheriff Thorn
ton was notified at eMna today and ar
rests likely will follow.
While the men were busy at Gran
nis, another band was active in Mena
and Joseph Livarde, a young Italian
from Scranton, Pa., who had been vis
iting here, left town. Livarde, who is
said to have planned an elopement
with a married woman of Mena, was
attacked in the heart of the business
district and taken outside the town
and given a whipping and a lecture.
The men who attacked-him were not
FOKM may association
Frisco Shopmen and Carmen to Form
ulate New Scale.
St. Louis, Sept. 19.—The 5,270 shop
men and carmen employed by the St.
Louis and1 San Francisco are organiz
ing a new association at Springfield,
Mo., for the purpose of formulating a
now wage sc:il& and working schedule
it was announced at general offices of
tho road this afternoon.
A. II. Jones, assistant to the vice
president, in charge of operations, and
H. L. Worman, superintendent of mo
tive power, are attending the Spring
field meeting.
Grant Billings Killed
at DeQueen Thursday
News was received here Thursday
afternoon reporting the killing of
Grant Billings, a well known attorney
of DeQueen. Billings was shot, in his
o'.iice at DeQueen Thursday morning
at 9 o’clock by Roy Sellman, a Kan
sas City Southern roundhouse guard.
He was. taken to a local hospital,
where he died ar. hour later. It is said
that Sell man entered Billings’ office j
while the latter was sitting in his
chair, saying, “I have got the dope for
you.” Selman fired twice, the bullets
ranging downward, one of them lodg
ing near the heart. Sellman was
brought to Ashdown and lodged in
jail pending examination. It is re
ported that Billings had sued Sellman
on an account, and had garnished the
latter’s wages. Billings was known
here, having practiced in this court.
He leaves a wife and children.
To Domestic Coal Consumers—The
Temple Cotton Oil Co. has ordered two
cars*of coal *ov d~me.?tic use and has
everv icason to expect iliat shipment
will be received this month. We ex
pect to be able to supply thc needs of
the community.—Temple Cotton Oil
Teachers’ Association
Will Meet at Foreman
Tlie following is the program for
the Little River County Teathers Asso
ciation which meets at Foreman High
School, Friday, September 2D, and Sat
urday, September 30:
Friday, 8 p m.—Song and Invoca: b r.
Instrumental solo.
A new vision for the rural school,
W. N. Pittman.
Address, “The School of Tomorrow,"
J. O. Livesay.
Saturday, 9 a. m.—Practical science |
in the ninth and tenth grades, O. H.
The Red Cross Nutrition Work, Miss
Hellen Gillette.
Making a daily program, Mrs. Iii/.
zell, Richmond.
The bad places in arithmetic and
how to get over them, I. W. Holmes,
What an eighth grade pupil should
know in English, Miss Jess Alston,
.What the rural teacher owes his
community, W. D. Buercklin, Allene.
Modern methods of teaching read
ing reading in primary grades, Miss
Louise Taylor, Ogden,
The value of literary societies, By- i
ron Goodson, Foreman.
hilled by Another During Quarrel
Over a Woman.
Hope, Sep:. 20.—Levi Anderson was
shot and instantly killed by Herman
Cooper here yesterday afternoon.
Botli are negroes. The shooting oc
curred at the home of Wilson Muldrow.
The shooting, it is said, was caused
by trouble starting about two weeks
ago over a negro woman.
The entire charge1 of a single-barrel
shotgun entered Anderson’s right
shoulder near the collar bone. Cooper
> .. imraed. !;.• a . v the killing and
has not been arrested. Cooper was
in the employ of the Ivory Handle
Company. Anderson was said to have
boon unemployed.
Plan to H ihi Innual 'Paining School
Tcxa. Sept. It).— Standard Sun
day school workers of this territory
will hold their third annual training
school at die First (Texas) Methodist
church here October 1 to 7. inclusive.
'Bishop James Atkins will preside, j
There will he other instructors and
lecturers preset t. Counties in Arkan
sas and Texas included within the
presiding elder districts of the city
will be represented. Seven courses of
study will he offered.
Halve No Idea, of Capitulating to Coil
d It ion - of Reemployment.
Pine Bluff, Stpi — 0.—B. E. Shields,!
system chairman of the federated shcp
craits on the St. Louis-Soutliwesfern
railroad, said tonight that, the Cotton l
Belt strikers will stand pat.
“There will be no capitulation to the j
conditions of re-employment laid down
in the statement of President Upthe- j
grove today in which the railroad exe-!
cutives declined the men’s offer of a
peace conference," he said.
“The next; word to us will come from
the locals," Shields said. “The first
local meeting will be held by the Pine
Bluff shop mot.- at 'J o'clock Thurs
day morning. It is probable that a
conference of the various chairmen
will be held later. In the meantime
the men still are cn strike and will
not return until ordered."
Ashdcwn High Squad
P faying at Idabel
Coach Wilkerson with the Ashdown
School football squad lfift Friday
morning for Idabel, where they ex
pected to play the Idabel High team
Friday afternoon. A number of the
old members of the last year squad
reported, again this year as well as a
lot of newr material. Coach Wilkerson
believes he has a fust team this year.
This out of tlio state game will not
count in the state games whether won
or lost, but will be mere in the nature
of a workout. School athletics when
properly regulated creates a school
spirit that is- hard to estimate, and
is reflected in the school work. Men
must make their grades to be eligible
a.; members of a team. It has had a
wonderful influence in our school in
holding the older boys to their work
and keeping them in school.
l.(icK> Four ot Voter ary io
Over-ride Veto—Goes Through
aWshington, Sept. 20.—The bonus
bill failed of enactment late today, th
Senate sustaining President Harding's
veto. Previously the House had over
ridden the veto by a large margin.
Thei Senate roll call showed 44 yeas
to 2S.noes, or four less than the tw >
thirds^najority necessary to override
the veto. The vote in the House was
25S to 54, or 50 more than the required
Although it is reported that a new
bill might be introduced tomorrow, it
is certain that the bonus fight will not
bo renewed, at least until the next ses
sion of Congress, which will begin De
cember 4.
The Senate roll call follows:
To override the veto:
Republicans—Brandagee, Bursum,
Capper, Colt, Cummins, Jones of —
Capper, Colt, Cummins, Crtis, Good
ing, Hale, Harreld, Jones of Washing
ton, Kellogg, LaFollette, Denroot,
Lodge, McCormick, McCumber, .Mc
Lean, McNary, Nicholson, Xrobeck,
Oddie, Rawson, Shortridge, Stanfield,
. u.,..Hand, Townsend and Watson of
Democrats—Ashurst, Broussard,
Culberson, Fletcher, Gerry, Harrison,
Heflin, Hitchcock, McKellar, Ransdell,
Reed (Missouri), Robinson, Sheppard,
Simmons, Smith, Trammell and Walsh
of Massachusetts-—17. Total 34.
To sustain the veto:
Republicans—Ball, Borah, Calder,
Cameron, Dillingham, Dupont. Edge,
Ernest, Fernald, France, Keys, Moses.
Nelson, New, Newberry, Pepper.
Phipps, Reed (Pennsylvania), Smoot.
Stealing and Wadsworth—21.
Democrats—Dial, Glass, Myers,
Owens, Shields, Underwood and Wil
liams—7. Total 2S.
Pairs: Caraway and Jones of New
j lor, .•K.r.ley against; Harri
son and Walsh of Montana for, Fre
Uniiuysen aroint.: Pittman and Pom
er ■ ■; for, Wa . . n tpresent) against;
O',„ ::: Norris for, Warren
(present) against; Ladd and Kend
< L a for, Ling against; Poindexter and
Willi_* i r Wrlier against; Johnson
and Spencer for. Page against. Total
Absent and net paired: Elkin:,
S.. r.c-y and Watson (Georgia), 3.
Grand total PC.
Mew Gin Will Scon
Begin Operation
The boiler m l engine for the new
Home Gin Company has been received,
and is being installed by day and
night shifts. The Rin has already been
installed. It is thought that the gin
will he ready to run in a few days, i
is a Guilett four stand set.
Mr. H. .T. Shea an expert plumber
i? now with Caple? The Plumber. Cal!
and see us about your new work and
:: iso your repair work.
Foreman Sun Issues
Cotton Picking Defy
Foreman, Sept. 21.—Wednesday's
Uittle Liver Xew carried an article
claiming Ashdown had the champion
cotton picker in Little River county
in tiie person of Fate Collins, colored.
But Fate is not in it with ike Bizzell,
colored, a farm hand on the Dr.
Shackelford farm. Ike picked 2,409
pounds in five days, which lacked oniy
one pound of being an average of 482
per day. This five-day average has
Fate heat by pounds, but the most
Ike picked in one single day was 528
pounds. This beats Fate's record by
79 pounds.
.Mr. Graves, you’ll have to hunt you
up another cotton picker if you win
the championship.
What's the use of our negro tooling
with your negro when our negro will
pick as much by noon' lacking 79
pounds as your negro can pick all
day. Your Ike negro is not in the
same class with our Fate negro, who
picks 449 pounds by neon and looks
after social duties in the afternoons.
We don't like to hurt your feelings,
but your negro, Ike, is ju-t a plain,
ordinary get up at sunup and work
‘till sundown cotton patch nigger.
Why, Fate’s old daddy can beat him.
Plowing the Barn Lot Once a Year Is
Washington,—Hog raisers may ac
complish two desirable results by
plowing up the barn lots at least once
a year, says the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. In the first
place, hegs need good, succulent pas
ture as much of the time as is possible,
and in the second place they need pro
tection against internal parasites such
as roundworms, the eggs of which re
main in the soil.
Turning over the soil in t'no lets
helps to get rid of the pests and the
crop of forage makes it a profitable
operation. In addition to providing
cheap protein feed, pasture crops aid
as a laxative and require the hogs
to take a certain amount of exercise,
which is necessary to breeding anim
als and growing pigs.
Rye is probably the best crop to use
for fall, winter and spring pasture for
hogs, the department's circular states.
Throughout the corn belt it may he
sown from August 20 to about October
1, depending upon the latitude. In
warmer climates the crop may he put
in at various times up to as late as
December. By putting in successive
plantings from two to four weeks
apart it is possible to have fresh pas
turage all the time.
Cotton Association
Meeting Saturday
Roy Budd. cue of the directors of the
Cotton Association, announces that
there will he a meeting at :he court
house Saturday evening at 7:30. Ail
members are urged to he present, ana
all who ore interested whelher mem
1 or? or ns.. are also invited to eh pres
’Ye know ail old man who is word? about $40,000.
He claims that he has never had a dollar given
to him and that all his earnings combined are not
more than his present wealth.
And yet he has not saved all he has earned in a
i'ie time. What is the answer to this puzzle?
If is all very simple. Early in his life he began
to save at least 25 cents out of every dollar he
earned. This money was deposited in the sav
ing’s department of the bank and from time to
time lie made investments when his funds grew
large enough for that.
This plan has been working for more than 40
years. His total savings are only about $12.00!).
The balance of his wealth is interest money
Think it over.

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