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A THOROUGH TEST
OF SOUTHERH ARK. Little Kiver to Be Scene of Big Sen sation Before Fall Says Oil Oi>erators. According to the Arkansas Oil and Mineral News the present summer will witness an intense and thorough drill ing campaign on greater scale than ever before throughout Southern Ar kansas, and declares that The Smack over pool is believed by big operators only to be one of many pools in this state. They predict that Little River and Miller counties will provide a gen uine sensation in the oil world before fall. ' Here is the way the dope reads: “Based on results that are now be ing obtained in proven and semi-prov en fields in Arkansas, combined with information that has come to the Ar kansas Oil and Mineral News relative to plans of operators who intend to wildcat during the present spring and coming summer months, one of the largest development programs ever inaugurated in any state will be under way in practically every county in the southern part of the state. «Ti ,..;tt i— 1.1 _t ^ ~ ~ -A. u ii aa* fJ iuv 'J 00'/kJuy mvuii mtuuuv, and promising development this or any other commonwealth has ever witnessed. While the work will be stressed in the southern portion of “The Wonder State,” it must not be inferred that the same degree of en thusiasm will not mark wildcat opera tions in the more middle, northern or eastern counties. The fact that Ar kansas’ production has been defined thus far, and the indications of oil and gas in counties in close proximity to the now proven fields, is the chief rea son why the more intense development will be centered in the entire southern section of the state. “That operators have the utmost be lief in their wildcats, and that they are ready and willing to “go the limit,” so to speak, to “tame ’em,” is proved in the recent announcement of some of the biggest independent operators in the Smackover field. No less than three very successful men have secur ed acreage in strictly wildcat and un proven territory and have made, or are making, arrangements for extensive drilling campaigns. “Bradley county is also in for devel opment this summer. Grant and Jef ferson counties have a number of wells going down, some of which have had exceptionally good showing. Dallas county has long been a sweet subject for geological “sharps” and oil men and is certain to get a big play during the coming months. Ashley, Calhoun, Hempstead, Howard and the southern portion of Columbia are in for an in tensive drilling campaign, while Mill er and Little River give promise -of materializing a genuine sensation in the oil world before the fall season arrives. “Arkansas will have the biggest drilling campaign on of any state, ac cording to present indications. “Arkansas today is truly “The Won der State.” Arkansas has taken its place in the oil world. Arkansas, un less all signs fail, will soon be lead ing the nation in production of oil.” Dynamite Dippings Vats In McCurtain County From McCurtain Gazette: News of the blowing of six of the dipping vats near Bethel, in the north portion of the county reached the Gazette this morning. From the best information to be had, the vats were dynamited during Satur day night, that is live of them, and one during Monday night. Circumstances indicate that only one on two parties did the dastardly work. While the authorities have no definite clue as to who did it, they say they are on a warm trail. The vats were nearly completely de molished, and will require almost as 'inch! labor and money to repair them as to build news ones. Of course the commissioners’ court will replace them as soon as possible, but there ought to be more money ex pended getting these guys into the penitentiary than on new vats. -o KILLED IN JUMP FROM AUTO Woman Feared Approaching' Train Would Crash Into Car. Van Buren, April 10.—Miss Rose Cornelius of Van Buren was killed this afternoon about 4 o’clock when she leaped from an automobile driven by her sister, Mrs. Sam R. Chew of Ft. Smith. Miss Cornelius and her sister were driving on the Van Buren road be tween this city and Ft. Smith en route to Van Buren. As they neared a rail way crossing a passenger train on the Frisco was approaching. Miss Corne lius becariie frightened and fearing that the train would hit the car leapf'1 from the car striking her head and fracturing her skull, which caused death. She is survived by one brother, Ben Cornelius, of Van Buren and one sister, Mrs. S. R. Chew, of Ft. Smith. •o To Observe Nutrition Week. Hope, April 10.—From April 23 to 28 will be Nutrition Week for the school children of this county. Sever al specialists will examine, weigh, and measure them. Diet will be prescrib ed and other work in connection with the purpose of the week will be ac complished. The movement is in charge of Mrs. Ida A. Fenton, home demonstration agent. -,-o-— Traffic Officer Injured. Hope, April 10.—Otlia Formby oi Hope, who was injured at Texarkana Friday is reported to be in a seriou condition, at a Texarkana hospita’ Formby is the street and traffic offi cer of this county. He was injure when his motorcycle hit ia curbstoi and threw him from the machine. -o Rest Room Record Broken. Hope, April 10.—Records for regh tration at the woman’s rest room hei were broken the past month when 2, 246 adults registered and 164 babie were taken care of. Eleven state were represented. This room is mail tained by the Woman’s League ai Red Cross. Miss Dussie M. Davis the matron. Who is Banking Your Money? own money ir*.” President J. L. Martin, Cashier |¥ha« WUI You Be Living < [ Answer this question now for J yourself and commence bank olL: '> ' ' ■>v*\ * If you spend all you earn some other fellow is banking your money, that’s as sure as death and taxes, and twenty or forty years hence when you are old some fellow will be living on the in come from your money. It’s a sure thing you won’t be living on it. _State Bank BURGLARS ARE CAPTURED AND LOOT RECOVERED Two Negroes With Goods Taken at Foreman—Stolen Merchandise Valued at $431. Two negroes, who gave their names as Con and Charlie Smith, were cap tured at Foreman Thursday morning early charged with the burglarizing of O. Kolb’s store in Ashdown Monday night. The negroes were brought to this city and placed in jail. Mr. Kolb went to Foreman and identified and re covered his merchandise. It was all undamaged except one pair of shoes and a shirt, which had been worn. The merchandise consisted of eleven silk dresses, silk goods and silk stockings principally. The negroes had stolen two cheap suitcases to carry it away in. Mr. Kolb has invoiced the mer chandise* and placed the value at $431. The two negroes said that they were brothers and came from Ladonia, Tex., and had been in Foreman but a few days. They claimed that they walked to Ashdown, robbed the store and walked back the same night. The dis tance to Foreman is 15 miles. They were staying at a negro house on the outskirts of Foreman. A negro woman cooking for Jno. Pullen told Mrs. Pul len about the negroes with her su spicions of them having stolen goods in their possession. A search by the officers revealed the stolen articles. -o EDUCATORS IX SESSION Federal Vocational Training Officials Meet at Texarkana. Texarkana, April 11.—An education al conference for vocational training, attended by officials of the federal gov ernment for Arkansas, Texas and Ok lahoma, is in session here and pro bably will continue ail week. C. L. Lane, chairman of Agricultur al Service of the Board of Vocational Education, Washington, D. C„ is pre siding. Delegates from Texas are: S. C. Wilson, head teacher of vocational training of the Sam Houston Normal, Huntsville; C. L. Davis, director of vo cational education for the state, Aus tin, and J. H. Kraft, of the A. & M. Col lege, Bryan. Those from Arkansas are: E. B. Mathew, state supervisor of vocational education, Little Rock, and R. B. Smith, assistant supp’- ' T.inio TTVnm Ok'-' ••*mess sessions will be held Monday night, followed by music and dancing Monday afternoon the visitors will be treated to automobile rides over the city by the Reception Committee. -o Too Much Rain. Oak Hill, April 11.—(Special.)— Due to the large rain we had Sat urday, lots of the farmers were ab sent from their crops several days. We are glad! to see so many taking ad vantage of the pretty w'eather wo are living now. GETTING READY FOR GAINES TEST WELL Two Building's Have Been Erected and Derrick Timbers Being Cut for New Test. Preparations are going forward for the beginning of the D. F. Gaines test well three miles south of Ashdown within the nex^SO or 40 days. The well will be located near the Kansas City. Ry. tracks just off the Hudson switch. Carpenters have just com pleted two four room houses, which will be occupied by the crew, It is understood that efforts are being made to secure a combination, rotary and standard rig. This is the ideal rig for prospecting. The timbers for the der rick are being cut. D. F. Gaines, who is the principal in the undertaking, has up a $5000 guaranty that he will carry out his contract, drilling the well to a depth of 2600 feet. He is a well known hotel man from Hot Springs and St. Louis, being connected with the interests owning the Arlington Hotel, recently destroyed by fire, and the Eastman Hotel in the same city. The new test will be close to the old Boone test, which resulted in a fine showing of oil at a few hundred feet a few years ago. TEST NEAR TEXARKANA Chicago Company Plans* to Drill to 4,000-foot Depth if Necessary. Texarkana, April 10.—Tlie Queen City Oil Company of Chicago today spudded in a well on the south bank of Sulphur river, 12 miles southwest of here, near the Texarkana-Atlanta road, a short distance from the Pace Ferry bridge. The welT is on the R. Di Jones tract. 'A heavy Lucy rotary rig will be used, and the start will be made with a 17-inch casing. It is the intention of the company to drill to a depth of 4,000 feet, if necessary. -o UNKNOWN MAN DROWNED Attempted to (ross Little River at Gentry Sunday. DeQueen, April 10.—An unknown young man was drowned while at tempting to cross Little river at Gen try crossing, six miles above West Otis, Uurday. The body was recovered Sunday norning. Tt is reported that he lived at Bok una, Oklahoma. ■o Crops Are A'ear .Normal. DeQueen, April 10.—Sevier county 11 have a very near normal fruit d berry crop this year. Although e severe freeze the latter part of arch was believed to have almost -■stroyed the peaches, there appears ) have been enough buds left to put i all that the trees will be able to cature, according to Manager Patter in of the 600-acre Patterson, peach rchard, three miles south of DeQueen. >^hile the strawberry crop was de troy ed, the plants have bloomed again nd put on more berries since the reeze. It is believed that the only ef ect of the cold weather will be in the lateness of the crop, which will be re ached about one month. Picking will >egin about April ”20. -—o AUDITORIUM IS PLANNED tcxarkana City Council Leases Park As Site for Building. Texarkana, April 11.—The Texas side City Council, at its meeting last nif reed to lease to the Auditori >any, recently organized, the park at State Line avenue i street for a period of 25 condition that an auditorium o cost at least $25,000. It new structure will be built be used by this year’s Chau —-o Frisco Line Ships Oil East. Groat quantities of both crude and efined oil is being shipped east by he Pri3co freight lirie. The cars are nade up at Tulsa and the first slop s at Baton Rouge, La. -o Columbus Residence Burned. Hope, April 11.—The homo of Ed ward Sheppardson, farmer, living at Columbus, 10 miles west of Hope, was destroyed by fire Monday. The house valued at approximately $2,000, was partially covered by insurance. -o—■ Langfocd-Potts. Lockesburg, April 11.—J. B. Lang foed and Miss Berrie Potts, both of Lockesburg, were married at Pine Bluff Saturday. List of Township Assessors for Year 1923 The following are the names of the Township Assessors for the year 1923: Arden, Claude Cobb and H. L. Lewis. Arkinda, J. P. Wright and R. R. Stuart. Burk, Jonie Walker and J. T. Sikes. Caney, A. G. Wilson and Rufus Kirk. Cleveland No. 1, Hugh Hedgecock and M. T. Martin. White Cliffs, J. F. Schirmer and Har vey Davis. Franklin, B. P. Rosenbaum and J. D. Nesbitt. Jackson, 0. L. Davis and Ed Can non. Jefferson, M. M. Draper and C. L. Briant. Jeff Davis, F. L. Spence and J. C. Prow. Johnson, R. M. Holmes and T. F. Ball. Lick Creek, J. W. Keener and J. E. McCall. Little River, I. W'. Holmes and Jas. Hemphill. Richland, W. W. Ellis and Arthur Selman. --o STORM AT MINERAL SPRINGS Wind Blew Down Trees and Fences and Wrecked Awnings. Nashville, April 11.—A wind storm which struck Mineral Springs about 8 o’clock Saturday night did consider able damage to buildings and other property in the town and killed a few head of live stock, but no persons were injured. The greatest damage done was per haps to the stores on the South side of Main street in the East block, where the awnings were wrecked and plate glass windows were broken out of the fronts. The wind^ did many freak stunts, much like a cyclone, although it was a straight wind. Trees were blown down in all parts of the town, tele phone and electric wires were blown down and many buildings were de stroyed. A large tree was blown a cross the home of S. F. Dillard, but the tree did not crash through tbe roof of the house. Brick flues were blown down on a number of houses, but as a rule this was the only dam age done at those places. Perhaps the biggest freak of the storm was in the case of the garage at the home of Dr. W. R. Lee. At the time of the storm there was an automobile and a cow and calf in the garage. In some way the garage was entirely wrecked and the wreckage moved a distance of a bout 30 feet, but the automobile, cow and calf were not damaged in the least. Telephone communication with Nashville was cut off until Sunday morning, and the electric lights were put out of commission for the night. -o Sevier Court Convenes. DeQueen, April 10.—Judge B. E. Is bell convened an adjourned session of Circuit Court here Tuesday. There are only a few cases to be heard. Most of them charge liquor violations. -o Hooper-Pliilllps. DeQueen, April 10.—Stanley Hooper well known business man of Horatio, and Miss Mildred Phillips of DeQueen were married here Saturday at the Presbyterian manse by the Rev. G. W. Jury. LARGE CROWDS AT TENDING SCHOOL RALLY Opening Session Held at Foreman Fri day Morning With Attendance Heavy—Dinner for All. Foreman, Apirl 14.— (Special.)—The annual school rally of Little River county met here this morning with a record breaking crowd. Schools from ever? section of the county were rep resented by large delegations. The morning train brought a large crowd of pupils from the Ashdown schools, as well as from other sections in the east end of the county. Hundreds ar rived in the morning by automobiles and are still arriving this afternoon. A delegation of the Ashdown Cham ber of Commerce arrived about 11 o’clock and enjoyed the morning pro gram and had dinner with the Fore man peopli. The opening address was made at 11 o’clock by the Hon. John J. DuLaney, his subject being, “My Impression of the Arkansas Legislature.” Many of the contests are in play this afternoon, and tonight the reading and declamation contest will be held at the high school auditorium. Saturday will be given principally to athletics. In the afternoon the Foreman and Ashdown high schools will play a game of baseball. There will also be two other games played in the after noon. -o IHC, JUDGMENT AWARDED Federal Judge Decides Against El Do rado Firm in $294,37.'» Suit. Texarkana, April 10.—Judge Frank A. Youmans of the United States Court of the Western district of Arkansas to day awarded a judgment of $270,000 to Da-vid H. Weiss, trustee, plaintiff in a suit against the Engineers Oil Com pany of El Dorado. Interest, attor neys’ fees, and costs, additionally a warded, brought the judgment to $294, 375. -o TEXARKANA WILL RAVE New Arkansas Officials Announce Im provement Flans and Specifications. Texarkana, April 10.—One of the first acts of the new city administra tion on the Arkansas side, which as sumed authority tonight, will he the awarding of a contract for the paving of Broad and intersecting streets be tween State Line avenue and Walnut street. Mayor Conway has announced the appointment of Dan Marshall to be chief of police, and W. J. Springer to be chief of the Fire Department. -o Hope Teachers Re-elected. Hope, April 11.—At a meeting of the Hope School Board Monday, teachers for 1923-24 were elected. The only change was in the principalship of the Brookw'ood grammar school, where Mrs. Senfroe will succeed Miss Mabel Ethridge. Miss Frances Gard ner will be the new teacher in the bus iness department. The board, togethep with a committee of citizens, appropri ated funds to secure an athletic direc tor and teacher. The same faculty will handle the affairs of the negro schools. An Important Fact Several men were talking one evening about some advertising the bank had sent them. “I don’t see why the banker wants us to go to him for advice,” said one of them. “He has never been a farmer and he can't tell me how to farm.” “You don’t get the right view point, Charley,” another man replied. “That banker is not asking you to come to him for advice. He asks you to come and talk with him about yopr problems so that he can understand you better and help you win. ‘ Your banker cannot help much when he does not know exactly what you are trying to do. “I’ve talked with that banker a good many times and I am very glad I have for it has been a mighty good investment.” What do you think about it?