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Negro Health Week
Covers April 1 to 7 —.— To the Colored Public: I take this method to impress upon you the importance o£ the observance of Health Week as set apart by the State beginning April 1st to the 7th Inclusive. Let’s give special attention to our back yards, kitchens and bedrooms. | Then suppose that each of us plant rie flowers in the yard and care for . . in during the year. Remember, dear reader, that the environm nt of our 1 hildren determine very largely the 9 and character of the citizen. If * j surroundings are clean, orderly and beautiful these virtues will be portrayed in the life of the individual. Th0 same is true when conditions are thq opposite Instead of producing a citizenry that will prove an asset to any state cr country there will be in stead that low, vicious criminal type of citizen that fills the Detention houses, tha reform schools and penitentiaries of the state. Let us further safeguard our health 1>7 properly "screening our homes a gninst the fly and mosquito, for they are the agencies that are directly re sponsible for the bringing into our homes of the dreaded diseases, tuber culosis, from which 75,000 of our peo ple die annually, typhoid and malaria. Remember the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Following Is the programme as ar ranged by the Department of Educa tion, Little Rock: This program follows the suggest ions made for the ninth annual observ ance of Negro Health Week by the Tuskegee Negro Conferenc-. Sunday, April 1—Health Education Day. Health sermons and addresses by ministers, doctors, nurses and other qualified persons. Urge cooperation. Stress the importance of every one taking part any day. Monday, April 2—Hygiene Day. Per sonal and community hygiene talks by doctors to children at school. In special meetings for adults discuss So cial Hygiene and measures to con tiol venereal disease. I Tuesday, April 3—Anti-Fly and Anti- ; Mosquito Day. Destroy the breeding | places of flies and mosquitoes. In-1 sects and rats are a menace to health; get rid of them. Discuss plans to have all dwellings screened. Wednesday, April 4—Children’s Day. Toor teeth, bad eyes, and other physical defects give miany of our children an unequal chance in the race of life. Have children write compositions on personal cleanliness. Evils of cigar ette habit. Arkansas spends more money for tobacco than for education. If this continues who will develop the “Wonder State.” Thursday, April 5—Anti-Tuberculo sis Day. “Consumption” is NOT here ditary, but is spread through careless ness. When contracted, treatment should begin early. Emphasize PRE VENTION: 1. Good cheer. 2. Whole some food. 3. Pro;per living. 4. Fresh air. The recent session of the legislature made provision for the establishment of a hospital for colored tubercular i patients. Friday, April 6—Church Sanitation Day. Clean churches thoroughly in side and outside. Clear the yards of all rubbish. Put toilets in sanitary condition. Appoint committees to see that this work is done regularly throughout the summer. Saturday, April 7.—Community Clean-up Day. Complete all cleaning of homes, lodge halls, churches, and any other places needing attention. Bury all tin cans, old bottles, and drain places where stagnant water may accumulate. Alice Winston, Local Home Demonstration Agt -o- j Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all the friends and neighbors for their many thoughtful kindnesses during the illness and death of our little son. Mr. and Mr®. 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One line of men’s kahki pants, mod weight, ^ H | sizes up to 46, per pair. $1.95 c Appropriation Bills Are Signed By Governor Little Rock, March 26.—Governor McRae following a conference today with Van B. Sims, state comptroller, during w’hich the entire state budget for the next biennium was compared with the bills passed by the last gen eral assembly appropriating state funds, signed a number of measures of minor importance including the general deficiency measure for $32, 995, covering a large number of state bills incurred prior tol921. No departmental appropriation bills were signed and it was said none ■would be signed until another con ference to be held tomorrow or Wed nesday. Governor McRae signed the Drew | bill providing for the return of the body of former Governor Thomas S. Drew from Texas to Randolph coun-, ty, his former home; a bill for the. widening of the driveway to the cap itol; the ispecial appropriation bill providing for the establishment ot the Arkansas service mens’ bureau; the appropriation bill for the expens es of the state text book commission; a $65,000 appropriation to pay inter est on the penitentiary debt and de ficiency measures covering the needs of the “blue sky” department, the inheritance tax department, the state farm for women, the girls industrial school and the labor department. MIDDLE BUSTERS Cy Adams says: The man who come? and lays my faults before my own eyes instead of those of others is my truest friend. Meetings and publicity won’t con trol the boll weevil. Science, experi ments and common sense with the aid of weather and nature will find the way. One of the state’s greatest assets is its group of county agricultural and home demonstration agents. Get acquainted with yours. —t—•— Websters first definition of a farm er is “one who farms.’’ Are you a farmer or one who merely lives on a farm ? * Take a hint from the mule. He can’t kick while he is pulling. -i God Almighty first planted a gar den; and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man.— Hacon. Over 40,000 acres of corn grown in Arkansas in 1922 according to methods recommended by county agricultural agents averaged 36.3 bushels an acre, an increase of 16.8 bushels an acre over the average state yield. -o AUK. FIFTH IN OIL INDUSTRY Production for February Reaches Highest Figure on Record. Washington, March 24.—Daily aver age production of petroleum In Arkan sas during February reached the high est ligure in the history of the indus tiy in that state and puts Arkansas in fifth place among the great oil pro ducing states of the country, accord ing to figures made public by the Unit ed States Geological Survey today. In only four states1—California, Okla homa, Texas and Wyoming—was a greater amount f petroleum produced last month than in Arkansas. The firsf three are old producing states and produce more oil than all the rest of tile states together, while Wyoming, like Arkansas, is compara tively new territory. Both Louisiana and Kansas, which have outranked Arkansas in the past, are new trailing behind. During the month 2,225,000 barrels of peti oleum were produced in Arkan sas, a daily average of 80,679 barrels. The previous month of January, the Arkansas production was 2,317,000 barrels, but because there are three more days in January than in Febru ary, the daily average production was only 74,742. Thus the gain over Janu ary amounts to 5,936 barrels per day. During January and February of 1923, the 3tate produced 4,576,000 barrels, ,as compared with 2,085,000 barrels for the same period of 1922. During February, Louisiana produc ed 1,884,000 barrels, as compared with 2,428,000 barrels in January, while Ar kansas produced in February, 2,122,000 as compared with 2,421,000 barrels in January. Preliminary Contest in Lower Grades Friday The preliminary contests in some of the lower grades will be held at the school building Friday afternoon from 3 to 4. The winners will represent the I school at Foreman. The preliminar-1 ies Friday will be story telling from j the 1st to 3rd grades aijd declamation contests in low school. Parents are invited to he present. MASONS INCREASE VAGES Texarkana Bricklayers to Receive *12 a Bay After April 15. Texarkana, March 21.—The local bricklayers’ organization today an nounced an increase in tiie wage scale of $1.50 an hour, or $12 a day, eftec tive April 15. When two or more men are employed on a job, one of them shall act as foreman, with pay at $13 j a day. The reason given for the ad- j vanco is.the c ntinucd high cost of' living and the sharp increase in food prices and other necessities. O. M. Mitchell, a bricklaying con tractor said that there is a great shortage of bricklayers. Before the World war theie were 110,000 regis tered bricklayers in the United States, while after the armistice there re mained but 79,000, he said. Mortality among the craft also is said to be I great, and there have been few, it ' ary appretiees in recent years. Employers of rough labor this section are experiencing difficulty in securing help. Negroes are shewing a strong aversion to going to the farms and timber to work, and tran sient white men applying for employ ment at the labor agencies usually I specify other than day labor jobs. Tlie pay being offered for farm, mill and timber workers is from $2 to $3 a day. It also is said that owing to the im possibility of securing reliable and ef ficient help, several of the principal dairies of the city are being equipped with milking machines, operated by electrical power. This, it te said, en ables the proprietors to do without from one to three helpers, but the cost of the machinery, power, etc., is found to be considerable. THINK OF IT! Your clothes are your closest friends. You should select them with care, Come and see what an excellent suit we can tailor to your order at a remarkably reasonable price. / ALL WOOL AA4 A A AND SLITS d&LtfU LP WE DO CLEANING AND PRESSING Reliable Pressing Shop A. T. Patterson, Prop. A. I). PuLnney A. P. Steel PuLANEY & STEEL, Lawyers Sanderson Building Ashdown, Ark. : R. E. HAMPTON—NOTARY PUBLIC Office with Mclver Abstract and In j surance C mpany, Sanderson Build ing, Ashdown, Arkansas. Spring Brings a Sensation of Relief from the weary winter months and with it the thoughts of the Young Man of Fashion turn | lightly to new clothes. To meet this situation we have assembled for your inspection a real stock of furnishings for men and young men. Here is Quality Hart-Schaffner &Marx Clothes Walk Over and Beacon Shoes ' Monarch Hosiery and Underwear Van Heusen Collars H John B. Stetson Hats Man hatten Shirts _ i ROSENZWEIG’S EASONABLE RELIABLE MARK ' 1 May we have the pleasure of showing y a this quality merchandise?