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COMjBATING WEEVIL Winder Quarters of Pest Destroyed And Special Cultural Methdds Used. Little Rock, Nov. 19.—A method of Guoressfully fighting the boll weevil by destroying his hibernating quarters and by special cultural methods, is de scribed in a communication recently sent to the Gazette by John H. Keel of Ingleside, Jackson county. The method, according to Mr. Keel, has this year enabled farmers to raise up to a bale an acre on the rich White river bottom lands. “Here is how we did it,” Mr. Keel wrote. “In October, 1921, we began bracking all meadow and other avail able land for the 1922 crop. We used, disc plows, that cut all weeds, stalks and turfs and turned them under. We also applied the torch to all stumps, dead trees, weeds and brush in the vi cinity of our cotton fields, where they would afford hibernating quarters for the pests.” The weevil being a tropical insect, Mr. Keel writes, cannot live through the winter in wet ground if he has been covered deeply with a plow in the fall. “So,” he said, “after plowing under our fields and dstroying every hiding place, early in April we bedded our lands and planted twice the amount of seed customarily used to get a good sianu. The customary spacing in the Ingle side section is six feet between rows. This was followed last spring, and the cotton was cut to 20 inches in the drill after two harrowings with section har rows. The crop was then, finished' with fiat sweeps, garden harrows and the long-winged “GoDevtl” plow used for knocking out the middles. “We saw in the Gazette last spring,” said Mr. Keel, “a plan advanced by scientific men advising narrow rows and close spacing in the rows as the u Stest methods of securing a high yield under* weevil conditions. But for lands liks ours, the exact opposite is the best method. Our soil is exceedingly fertile. Cotton planted here in narrow rows and closely spaced grows to a great height and laps in the rows. This tall stalk, with a little fruitage, gives the weevil an excellent home, whereas wide rows and wide spacing let the sun beat down on the enemy and hinders his operations.’ The theory of the Ingleside method in this, according to Mr. Keel: A cot ton stalk is oapable of maturing only a limited number of squares in a sea son. If the weevil is restricted so that only a small number of insects start the year, and the attack on the cotton ecmes late, whatever squares are stung and blasted would very possibly have been shed by the stalk in any case. This observation, he took care to point out, is confined only to the White river bottom country as he saw it this year. “My advice to my friends,” he con cluded, “is to do fall! and winter plow ing as we are doing here. Also de stroy every hiding place in the fence rows and ditches where the weevil can winter. If this is done, the crop will beat the weevil and a good yield will be secured. We here are just complet \ _ Texarkana Man Given Mention as Oat Expert Texarkana, Nov. 18.—Robert D. Dortch, planter of Scott, has been rec ognized for his remarkable work in oats seeding. The State National Rank of Texarkana has placed a spec ial order with Dortch for 500 bushels of his seed oats. The order was not the first recog nition Dortch has had for his work. He is a student of seed breeding, hav ing studied under Dr. Soule at the Georgia Agricultural college. Dr. Soule, in a recent visit of Arkansas farms stopped over to view the work of his former pupil, and declared Ar kansas was greatly benefitted by the work Dortch was doing. An oats yield of 65 bushels per acre during a, drought in which neigh boring farmers were getting only 20 to 30 bhshels is one of the records held by Dortch. -o HIGJiER PRICE FOR COTTON Mr. Page Finds New England Mills Ilusy and Demand Good. Little Rock, Nov. 21.—Demand for cotton by the New England mills is very good and mills and buyers expect much, higher prices, according to Freu L. Page, sales manager for the Arkan sas Cotton Growers’ Co-operative As sociation, who has just returned from a business trip to the East. The ob ject of his trip was to visit the asso ciation’s correspondents in New Eng iana. “I found that the general expecta tion in New England is that cotton will go to 30 cents before the first of the year,” said Mr. Page. “Business con ditions in the East are very good. Nearly all the New England cotton mills are running full time and many of them are operating night and day. “We are finding no trouble in selling the association’s cotton at good prices. The spinneys constantly are becoming more in favor of the co-operative mar keting associations as they become more familiar with them. They like the plan because they can go to the associations, with their big stocks of cotton, and get exactly the quantity and quality that they want.” -o FARMER IS CONVICTED Well Known Texan to Serve a Year for Moonshinfng. Texarkana, Nov. 18.—In the District Court at New Boston, Tex., yesterday afternoon, J. T. Warren, 67 years old and one of the best known farmers in Bowie county, was convicted by a jury of a charge of moonshining and. given 1 year in the penitentiarv after a hard fought legal battle which last ed the greater portion of the day. An appeal will be taken. Warren has a large family. He has resided contin uously in, the Dalby Springs neighbor hood about four miles south of Boston, for about 50 years. ing the gathering of one of the great est crops ever raised in the history of Ingleside.” Modern Housewives Fay By Check Only Many households today are without some modern conveniences to lessen the labor and time spent in performing household duties. Many housewives of Ashdown and vicinity have found that a checking ac count is an especially helpful conveni ence in the business of home manage ment. There is no charge for checking ac count service at this bank. Check stubs and our monthly statements furnish an accurate record of all expenditures. Why not open a checking account at once? Arkansas State Bank Wb 7%ad Jxipo do err don't A tv Wuleni. I’resident. J. I-. Martin. Cashier C ,vi. Sutton. Assistant Cashier. & 0. M. E. CONFERENCE CLOSED SUNDAY NIGHT Bishops Preached at Courthouse Sun day—Appoinuients Were Bend Sunday Nighi. The C. M. E. Southwestern Arkan sas Conference, negro, closed a live day session here Sunday night. The con ference was presided over by Bishop J. A. Hamlett of Jackson, Tenn. ElDora do was selected as the place where the next conference will be held. Bishop Hamlett asked the News to express to the white people of Ashdown his thank for the very great courtesy and help that they had rendered to make the conference a success. He said that he had never before received such co operation. Bishops Preach Sunday. Sunday was a great day. The coun ty officials had given them the use of the courthouse for the Sunday servi ces. At 11 o'clock Bishop Isaac Lane, superaijuated, preached to an over flow crowd. Bishop Lane is 89 years of age and was one of the preachers that set up the C. M. E. church in 1870, it being formerly a part of the South ern Methodist church. He has been preaching for 67 years and was a bishop for 41 years. He was also the founder of the Lane College in Jack son, Tenn., which now has 500 stud ents. He preached a great sermon and often soared to lofty heights. His philosophy was original and sound, his grasp of big things remarkable. He is a part of the old southern re geme and. one who still holds a won derful influence over his race. Sunday afternoon Bishop Hamlett preached to the white people by re quest/ The courtroom was crowded by people drawn by more than mere curiosity. Bishop Hamlett is a grad uate of the Lane College and a type of the new regime of Southern negro. He preached a truly great sermoi. showing breadth of thought and pow er. At the conclusion of his discourse Bishop Lane by request made a short talk, giving a history of his life and of his church. A collection was tak en to assist in paying for the local parsonage. Over $89 was raised by the white people in the room. Appointments are Rend. At the night service the appoint ments of preachers and presiding eld ers were read out as follows: Washington District—J. B. Byrd, p. E. Nashville-Dierks, C. V. Dixon; Washington-Mt. Mariah, G. L. Lyres; New Light Star, H. Cooper; Washing ton Circuit, T. C. Cothron; Columbus and Church Hill, G. W. Smith; St. Luke and St. Matthews, Wm. Perkins, Wynne and Caiman, J. W. Hutchison; Fulton Circuit, W. R. Riggs; Hope, J. W. Lowe, D. D.; Mt. Zion, J. H. Curry; Hope Circuit, R. D. Denmark; Goff and New Hope circuit, P. E. Bradley; St. Peters and White Oak, E. H. Hughes; Ozan, St. Annie and St. Mark, A Morris; Prescott circuit, S. H. Smith; Murfreesboro and High land, L. A. Goggins; Emmett and Rowlston, F. C. Johnson. i exaraana msirici—nt. in. iNiCKies, P. E.—Texarkana station, E. W. Walk er; Ashdown, A. M. Wade; Toilette, J. H. Jones; Foreman circuit, F. G. Gilford; Shaal-Paraloma circuit, H. Hutchison; Mineral Springs circuit, VV W. Williams; Iron Mountain and McNab, J. S. Washington. Magnolia District—C. I. Bullock, P. j E.—Magnolia station, to be supplied; Moxube, Wm. Stephenson; Atlanta and Peace Town circuit, G. W. Hurt; Shular Mission, E. Pickens; Valley ind Wear Town, circuit, H. C. Christo pher; Forest Groive station, W. L. raylor; Emerson circuit, J. S. Briggs; Pine Hill circuit, J. A. Bradshaw, [ tucker and Hammock Mission, Wm. McDaniel; Waldo and Millner, C. I. Surd; Stamps and Lewisville, N. H. dillifield; Bradley and Canfield, F. O. jyles; McKamie and Taylor circuit, . B. Jones; Burns) Chappel, A. Lewis, falcon Mission, PI. Glover. Prescott District—W. S. Davia, P. C.—Prescott, to be supplied; Kiblah, . M. Manning; Saratoga, J. (\ Brad ey; Miflwcod and Arden, W. M. John on; White Clift's and Walker, G. F. Jelcher: Wilton and DeQueen Mis- 1 i n, .). W. Hadley. Camden District—J. A. Taylor, P. i C.—Camden station, I. S. Puckett; El- 1 Dorado, G. W. Young; Fordyce, E. J. "opelaiul; Junction City and Beech Ull, L. W. Anderson; Ohisdoter clr uit, P, Bonds; Gunlon and Wheeler : ircuit, Wnt. Murray; St. Luke and < Vesson, J. A. Bailey; Glenwood Mis- 1 Vesson, J. A. ailey; Glenwood Mis- 1 ion, G. |W. Earley; Griffin and Low- i nn, J. H. Jackson Stephens and i lurnavfsta, W. M. Meadows; Callison i ilissionj Ben Carter. i Kp Klnx Visit Conference. < On Friday night a number of white ■obed figures in the regalia of tn,) oral klan visited the conference then KILLING AT GARLAND COUNTY KLAN MEET One of Three Confessed Ambushers Mho Killed Jeff Howell, Appears Before County Body. Hot Springs, Nov. 18.—The Gariand county grand jury this morning took up the cases of three men, Travis Con ros, Thomas Talley and Al Baldwin, who yesterday confessed, according to officers, to having constituted the shooting party that killed Jeff Howell and attacked alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan and speakers from Hot Springs who attended a community meeting in the Marble township school house, 30 miles northeast of Hot Springs last Wednesday night. The grand jury w-as called into spec ial session by Circuit Judge Wood im mediately following the shooting, in which Jeff Howell, an alleged klans man, was killed, and three other al leged members of the invisible empire, were wounded when fired on from am bush as the alleged klan party was preparing to enter their automobiles after the meeting had closed. According to local officers, the three men admitted they formed the party of ambushers, declaring, it is alleged, that they resented the speakers from Hot Springs scoring the moonshine indus try and the presence of the alleged klansmen, who entered the school house during the address of the Rev. j. E. Coombs, local minister, who was the principal speaker at the community gathering. A. I, C, Met Friday. In spite of the inclement weathei the A. I. C. meeting on Friday, Nov. 17th, was well attended. Mrs. T. B. Cook, leader of the program on “The Beginnings of a National Literature,” read a well written paper covering this period. Mrs. Mobley gave a re view of “The Spy,’-’ by Cooper. “The Sketch Book,” of Irving, was present ed by Mrs. DuLaney. Mrs. P. H. Phillips substituted for Mrs. J. T. Burlingame, whose subject wa., "Freneau, Trumbull and Jefferson.” Two vocal numbers were rendereu, “In My Garden,” by Mrs. J. E. Locke, and “Macushla,” by Mrs. F. M. Locke. After the program the members who attended the district meeting at Cam den gave their reports and experi ences. The hostesses, Mrs. J. T. Cap les and Mrs. R. G. Rew served delici ous refreshments. Visitors present “re Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Webb. in session. Filing up to the pu’pit they handed to the presiding officer a Iri'er, which also contained a do nation of $2f>. The litter was an innwsement of the work and influ ence that was represented by the members of this colored band of re ligious workers, and expressed more fully the purposes of *he klan in its relation to all movements for right living A committee from the conference handed to the News resolutions of thanks to the klan and to other citi zens who had helped them. We quote them below: ( aid of TIuiii.it s. We the local committee for enter tainment of the C. M. E. Conference in the city of Ashtlotvn assembled, individually and upon behalf of all delegates of said conference and all the colored people of the city of Ashdown, extend our heartfelt thanks, to the members of the K. K. K. of Ashdown for their ^very kind land ' rous donation to us of Twenty five dollars to assist us in caring for :n:l entertaining the delegates to said aorforence. We especially thank the members of raid order who visited our conference and we sincerely hope that our great work may continue forever and forever. May the bless ings of God rest with each member rf this generous order. D. R. Rhodes. W. M. Nolen. L. P. Rhodes, Comm. An Appreciation. We, the local committee for eiiter inment of the C. M. E. Conference, n session in the City of Ashdown luring the 15, lfi, 17, 18 and 19th days >i November, 1922, individually and is the representatives of all the coi ned people in Ashdown, Arkansas, leartily thank the White people of he City of Ashdown for their many cindnesses and favors shown us and 11 delegates in attendance upon s rid conference and we especially thank he AVhite people of Ashdown for their tind and generous donations which so naterially assisted us in caring for he delegates while in the city. May he blessings of Almighty God ever ibide with the White people of Ash lown is our sincere prayer. D. R. Rhodes, W. M. Nolen, L. P. Rhodes. Observe American School Week Dec. 3 Little Rock, No. 15.—Governor Mc Rae yesterday issued the following proclamation for American Sch<ml Week: “Again I urge upon the attention of the people of our state renewed consideration of our greatest prob lem, the state’s biggest business, pub lic education. To emphasize this, I have had an educational survey made of our public school system, and re cently set aside the week of October 29-November 5 as Public School Week in Arkansas, to be observed by all our people as a suitable time for the study of our educational problems. A gen erous response was made to my ap peal, with pleasing and wholesome results, and for this I aim duly grate ful. . “The United States Bureau of Edu cation, co-operating with the National Education Association, the America.! Legion and other agencies, has set aside the week beginning December 3 as American Education Week, and President Harding has joined in then request for the proper observance of the week indicated. “Now, therefore, I, Thomas C. Mc Rae, Governor of Arkansas, do here by direct the attention of the people to our educational problems and re quest that all individuals, organiza tions and communities that have not already made public recognition anti study of these problems, join in the celebration of American School Week, beginning December 3, 1922.” -o BOOTH LOWREY Will Be at Wilton Thursday Night, November 23rtd„ Wilton, Nov. 21.—(Special.)—Booth Lowery, one of the best known lec turers on the Lyceum platform, will deliver a lecture on the Lyceun. Course at Wilton next Thursday night November 23rd. Be sure to hear him. -—o CHANCERY COURT MEETS Court Convened Here by Judir J. 1>. Shaver Monday. Judge J. D. Shaver of Texarkana convened chancery court here Mon day. This will probably be the last term of court held here by Judge Shaver. He will retire on the first of January and will locate in Ashdown for the practice of law, it is said. -o Arkansas Synod Elects. Little Rock, Nov. 15.—The Rev. Wm. Irvine of Helena was elected modera tor tonight at the opening session of the seventieth annual meeting of the Presbytreian synod of Arkansas, which will continue until Thursday night. Other officers chosen are: the Rev. C. A. Harper of Clarendon, read ing clerk; Rev. W. F. Rogers of Wa. ren, stated clerk, and the Rev. J. T. Womble, temporary clerk. R. P. Lidsay ad wife accompanied Mr. Lindsay’s mother home to DeKalb Tuesday. The latter has been visit ing here. VALUE OF COVER CROPS IS SHOWN Kussellville School Students Are <«iven Practical Deni castration. Kussellville, Nov. 18.—The agricul tural school has a. practical demon stration for its students of the value of cover crops. When the ground is left bare through the winter, twice as much plant food is leached out of the soil during the winter as the plants use during the following growing sea son. This is the cause of so much of the old cultivated land being so poor. When plants like rye, oats, wheat, rape and the winter growing covers are sown they grow- a winter, aosorn the pant food through th ir roots and save the loss from leaching. There are 125 acres of winter grain growing on the school farm, a large field of dwarf Essex rape and a con siderable area of bur clover. These crops will not only stop leach ing and saVfrf the fertility of the soil, hut will furnish a lot of valuable pas ture through the winter and spring whenever the land is dry enaugh to let stock run on it. Effects of Drouth Overcome. It vva# a little drier at Russellville duijng the past summer and fall than in most other drought stricken regions. In spite of this the fall seeded crops are making a vigorous growth since the recent rains. The land was so hard and dry that it was impossible to plow it. It was disked repeatedly, the seed sowrn with a drill and this followed by a culti packer. The result was that the seed was jn the ground and the ground in good condition when the first showers came and the crops are frowing rapid ly Farmers who waited to get the land ready until the ra.ins came, failed to get in the seed and will have no winter pasture and their soil widl leach. A large part of the acreage in win ter growing crops on the school farm is in abruzzi rye. This has been found to be very hardy and to furnish a large quantity of winter pasture. Both Fulghum and Turf oats, sown in the fall, have done well during the past three years. The Fulghum is 10 days earlier. Dwarf Essex rape grows all through the winter unless the weather is unu sually severe. It must be growTn on rich soil and furnishes a large amount of winter and spring pasture for hogs. President Critz says that if the weath er stays mild until January 1 rape will do well. Should severe lold weather set in early the young plants will be killed. The sed costs so lifTe that it is worth sowing a few acres. The fields where bur clover is grow ing begin to look green already This winter growing clover has thrived vig orously on the thin upland soils on the school farm for many years. It takes a couple of seasons to get a good stand. Dinners Report. The ginners report, which came out Tuesday showed that the number ol' bales of cotton ginned prior to Novem ber 18th, to be 8,869,857. HE R ECEIVED $10,000 John B. Received $10,000 in cash and Uie (lues tion came to him: “What shall I do with it?" “I must not carry it with me or keep it at home, ' he said, “for that would be very foolish.” He thought of investing it but he knew so little about investments and he knew that mistakes were very easily made. He decided to go and talk with hio banker about his problems. This man found that his banker studies this prob lem all the time. The banker helped find an attractive investment and now this man enjoys his income paid every six months, and be is happy to know that his I money is safe, too. Your banker will be glad to help you solve problems like that.