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THE IRINKLEY ARGUS.
Vol. XLI, No. 18 BRINKLEY ARKANSAS, THURSDAY FEB. 5, 1920. Whole No. 20434 MANY CHANGES IN •I . BRINKLEY FIRMS V v Changes in Ownership and Business Management of Several Brinkley Firms; Old Pioneers Go Out and New Blood Go In Changes at Brinkley Mercan-j tile Company It is said that at the Brink ley Mercantile Co., that Clyde G. Woodfin has bought the in terest of Jas. W. Stuart and Benj. Emmons and that he will be found at that place from now on. ri, Blessing Market Sold Out James Allen of Allendale, who recently sold his farm in terests to Jas. Mordie has moved to Brinkley and reports that he has bought the Bon Ton Market of Jno. C. Bless ing and -will take charge on Feb. 10th. I Dr. Stimson Sells Out His Dental Office Dr. M. R.Stimson, who has served the Brinkley public as Dentist for the past quarter of » a century, has sold out his jEj dental office to Dr. Jay L. Gro ver. Dr. Stinlson’s health has not been the best for some time and this together with his : farm interests, has caused him to give up the dental practice. CYPRESS RIDGE NEWS. It won’t be long until the field work begins. We are sorry to note the ill ness of Mrs. Mat Corley. Bro. Blevens preached at White Church Sunday at 11 o”clock a. m. He preached a |§i real good sermon. We had a real mice Sunday School at White Church Sun day. We are hoping Sundaj School will be good all the ini' year. Lee Paterson lias been at the Magnolia Hospital in Brinkley, j Miss Elverta Phillips return - j ed Saturday from a two week’s visit with her sister at Shiloh, j Master David Story return- j !| ed Monday after his short visit j 1 to his brothter, W. C. Story at Popular Grove. We were glad to see Sam I Rodgers able to be at church j : Sunday after an illness. Johny J. LET’S "GO” FOR ROADS Ask the farmer you meet on the streets of Brinkley why he doesn’t come to town oftener fr these days, and we’ll venture i that the majority of them will answer: “The roads are too! bad, i had to walk.” Ask sev I * eral of them the first real mud dy day what part of ths coun try they live in, and you’ll find j that the greatest number of j them are from along the best 1 M roads. It does look as though we would some day wake up to the fact that we can’t get business if we don’t have roads fit for customers to get to town. And it would also ap pear that the farmers who still persist in living on poor roads would remember that they could pile up a little more money if hauling over those bad roads didn’t cost so much more than it doees over good roads. Right now nine out of every ten are declaring when '? they strike a bad stretch of road that it shall have atten tion as soon as the weather moderates and spring starts in. And jtist as many are too busy with something else "when that time comes to give the road attention. We can’t stay in a rut al ways. If we expect to compete with other towns we’ve got to provide serviceable highways— the kind that can be traveled by man, beast or motor 365 days in the year. The mail order house is going to get the business our merchants are en titled to ao long a,s the roads ..- - 7 ~ are too bad for the fanner to get to the store. Let’s resolve right here and now that this will mark the end of pledges we never keep. Let’s get together and talk this thing over and then keep on Talking until the weather gets so that actual work can lie done. Let’s not stand around in the mud and see other towns living in comfort and growing better financially each year. It takes but one time to, start getting that which we have long been promising our selves—a decent system of roads over the entire country. These columns are open for suggesions along this line— whatt have you to say? what have vou to say? J. W. BROOKS PROMINENT COLORED CITIZEN DIES J. W. Brooks, Supt. of the Brinkley Colored Public School, for many years, died at his home here this week. Prof. Brooks was recognized as one of the leading colored educators of the state. He has lived in Brinkley for the past quarter of a century and has always deported himself so as to gain the respect and appre ciation *)f the best white citi zens of the county. He was always safe and reliable and stood for everything right and clean and for the advance ment of the best interests of the community as well as his own race. He was progressive and strong as an educator, was President of the County Colored Teachers’ Association, was President of the Arkansas Colored Teachers’ Association and was a member of the Board of the C. W. R. D. Academy and prominent in the Baptist Church. The funeral yesterday after noon was probably the largest ever in Brinkley, the Colored Brass Band and several Lodges attending in full uniform. X CATHOLIC CHURCH TAKES ACTION ON WOMEN’S DRESS. _ The metropolitan press of last week, carried the following interesting cablegrams: Paris. Jan. 18.—The church crusade against short skirts and low-neck gowns continues. A notice posted on the door of one Paris house of worship reads: “No women will lie allowed to attend service in the church whose dresses are cut low in the neck and whose skirts do not reach at least to their ankles.” Scathing sermons on the subject have been delivered in Paris churches for some time. One priest refused to conduct the marriage service for a bride whose dress, in his opin ion, showed too great a length erf silk stocking and was cut in such a way “as possibly ,to make it suitable for evening wear and certainly not fitted for a church.” The wedding was postponed. Probably this was the first occasion of the postponement of a marriage ceremony for such a reason. Parisian women say that this measure, if generally en forced, would compel every woman worshiper to have a special skill to wear to church. - CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our beloved wife, daughter, sister and aunt, Mrs. -Carrie Scholem, also for the beauti ful floral offerings. May God bless them and shower mercy and kindness upon them for ever. Mr. Isidor Scholem Mrs. Bertha Sulzbacher Mrs. Jennine Samuel Mr. Max Sulzbacher Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simon and daughter Grace C. Samuel. BRINKLEY'S PRIMARY CITY ELECTION Ticket Selected for the April Election; Citizens Show Little Interest; Nobody Cares, Etc. The Brinkley Democratic Primary on yesterday was about the tamest affair of the kind ever held in Brinkley. Interest was so slack that the committee was unable to fill out the ticket. No one would qualify as a candidate for City Treasurer and only half enough candidates quali fied for Aldermen in the var ious wards. A “busted” City Treasury, with urgent needs of improve ment in streets, drainage, sew erage, etc., together with a general lack of public interest and disposition on the part of our business- men to “let George do it” or else let it go without being done, caused a shortage in candidates for Mayor. Finally it was “wished off’ on A. S. Bayne, who ran without opposition. The vote was as follows: For Mayor— A. S. Bayne I 167 For City Clerk— O. V. McCreight 185 For Treasurer— Fred Rusher 113 Geo. Andrews 44 Two Aldermen, 1st Ward— E. W. Jones 30 Tim Slmlts 67 Two Aldermen, 2nd Ward— Rusher 54 Emmons 42 Two Aldermen, 3rd Ward— J. D. Henley 39 A. C. Huddleston 28 The Vote for City Marshal— J. W. I lagood 55 J. D. Rodgers • 43 L. C. Owen 85 DOES CLUB WORK PAY The following is a part of a letter from Algernon Hill of Brinkley to the County Home \gent. Algernon has been a Poultry Club member for one year. I am a boy 14 years old and 1 am very interested in chick ens. After begging my father to build a new house for me he asid he would. I have a great lug one but it is all patched up and leaks and it is also too big. it was made for a lot of chickens, lie said he would build it soon for me. I have 30 hens and a rooster. 1 get from 2 dozen to 20 eggs a day. In the month of Janu ary I got 154 eggs making 12 dozen and 10 eggs. Firs^ week I got 20 eggs, second week I got 35 eggs, third week I got 41 eggs and fourth week I got 52 eggs, making a total of 154 eggs. Eggs have been 75c a dozen all this month, that would make $9.75 for eggs. I think that is good for January.” Algernon is asking where he can get a good Plymouth Rock rooster. He is going to try to do even better this year than lie did before. U. S. ARMY SCHOOL CONTEST # Following is the list of pri zes to be given to the boy or girl (white or colored) writing the best essay on the subject, “What are the Benefits of an Enlistment in tthe U. S. Army?’ Brinkley Jewelry Co. Gold Medal. • Lewis-Jeffers Dry Goods Co. —Dress to girl not over ten (10) years old. Brown Shoe Store—1 pr. Shoes, boy or girl. Blessing Meat Market—Beef or Pork Roast. J. L.' Woodfin—$1.00 cash. The Goldman Co. — 1 lir. Shoes, boy or girl, any age. ! Monroe County Bank— $5.00 Gold. H. M. Hightower—$1.00 cash Bank of Brinkley — $5.00 Gold. BRINKLEY (ATHOIKS TO BUILD NEW (HUR(H The Brinkley Catholics Plan a Campaign for New Church Building to Cost About $20,000.00; Building Com mittee Appointed The rumors that have been current relative to the building of a new Catholic Church in Brinkley are about to fruit in to action. It is now an assured fact that our Catholic friends will build and that they will have a pretty modern $20,000 brick church. , The building committee in charge of the work is com posed of Frank Andrews, Chairman, Frank Federer and Frank Wagner. These men are business wrheel horses and will no doubt bring things to pass in short order and the Argus congratu lates Father M. J. Norton, in charge of the Brinkley Catho lic Church for his efforts in this splendid cause. Father Norton has been here now for several years and is undoubt edly, the best^ most spiritual and strongest man in every way that the Catholics have ever had here, and it is but a fitting compliment to his splen did personality that the con gregation should build a new church. The present frame church will be torn away and the newT building made tto occupy its present location. THE COUNTY AGENTS’ SCHEDULE FOR FEB. Friday, Oth—Brinkley Boys’ and Girls’ Cluh. Saturday, 7th—Office. Monday, 9th—Emergency. Tuesday, 10th — Lawrence, ville Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Wednesday, 11th—Emergen cy. Thursday, 12th Allendale Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2:30 p. m. Friday, 13th- Dyer Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2:30 p. m. Saturday, 14th—Office. Monday, 10th—Emergency. Tuesday, 17th—The Monroe Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2:30 p. m. Wednesday 1 Sth Emergen cy. Thursday, 19 th—Roe Boys’ it Girls’ Agri. Club, 2:30 p. m. Friday, 20th -Shilo* Boys’ & Girls’ Agri. Club, 2:30 p. m. Saturday, 21st Office.^ Monday, 23rd—Emergency. Tuesday, 24th—Keevil Boys’ & Girls’ Agri. Club, 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, 25th Emergen cy. Thursday, 20th- The Parker School. Friday, 27th Indian Bay. Saturday, 2<Sth—Office. The above schedule will be followed thruout the month of February provided the roads are such that we can get to the places not on the train. I wish to ask that those who want the the County Farm Agent for other purposes to please let me know during the time i am in your vicinity otherwise it will be necessary for me to make date on an emergency day. It will also help to make my work more efficient. R. W. Beck, County Agent. A FEW FIRST CLASS FU NERALS NEEDED IN HIS TOWN. A few years ago I was in Ft. Smith at a banquet at which Harry Kelly, who has been recognized as one of the lead ing builders in that splendid city, spoke these words: “Ft. Smith lias had a splendid growth but it has not been without hard efforts of a few of us. There are those in Ft. Smith who have and are yet amassing piles of money who do not help to build the city. They are all leaches on the community. All they think of is ‘give us the intrust.’ They are a draw back and hindrance to the growth of Ft. Smith and therefore I’m justified in saying that what Ft. Smith needs worse tonight is a few first class funerals.” That sounds pretty harsh but close fists and sappers of the vital community strength de serve harsh measures to let them see what the community really suffers at their hands. If they could but read their own obituaries, written by a fair and fearless citizen, there would no doubt be a change up in their lives here on earth. B. B: SIMPSON OF KEEVIL FOR COUNTY TREASURER The announcement of B. B. Simpson of Allendale as $ can didate for County T^^asurer appears in this week’s ARGUS. B. B. Simpson is one of our young men bom and raised on the farm, and received his ed ucation at out schools. He was just about to offer for public office—in fact had announced two years ago when the call of the Government for men to go to war caused him to withdraw and enter the service. He stat ed then that when the war was over and in case he came hack home he would probably be in politics again and therefore his annouuncement now. Young Simpson has been teaching school thruout the county and is quite well known and the Argus takes pleasure in bespeaking for him the kind and impartial consideration of the Monroe County voters at the County Primary. MRS. TROTTER W. M. U. HOSTESS The Ladies of the W. M. U. of the First Baptist Church were delightfully entertained by Mrs. F. M. Trotter at her home on New York Avenue Tuesday afternoon. A very interesting contest, “The Art Gallery” was a feature of the afternoon entertainment, Mis. Marshall Spivey winning the prize, after which a delicious salad course was served. Those present were: .Mes dames .1. W. Cooper, 1 >. F. Keith, Marshall Spivey, Will Gannaway, W. W. Sharp, F. 'I'. Murphy, Jack Schilling and R. L. Tucker and Rev. Roswell I )avis. Our next meeting is with Mrs. F. T. Murphy Feb. 10th. All members are urged to come. Sec’y. I BRINKLEY BOYS ORGANIZE NEW BRASS BAND The Brinkley Brass Band is a new organization and held its meeting on Tuesday night at the School Building with T. J. Ashford of Bine Bluff as Di rector. The boys composing tire band are as follows: Cornets Frank Barnett, Reaves Elledge, Smith. Trombones- Emmons Mitch ell, Victor Mahfouz, Geo. (). Beuckman, Rex Best. Clarinettes- Benton Bayne, Marshal Spivey, Robt. Me Knight, LeRoy Huddleston. Altos Chas. Briekell, Roy Jones. Baritones Richard Briekell, Fred Starrett, M. B. Border-, Nash Jorres. Tubar- Herman Travis. Saxaphones Harold Bless ing, John iienley. Strare Drum and Traps Geo. A. Gibsoit. Bass Drum Donald Hart. The boys are said to have put up $35.00 apiecr^ for their instruments arrd then parents are going to contribute to the monthly salary of the instruc tor, $100 per month, to teach the boys. Fine movement arrd here’s hoping much success. FYn Sale—100 head good sheep, all ewes, have 50 this year’s lambs. Will trade for small farm or unimproved land. Wm. Usher, Wheatley, Ark. 2 DARK CORNER GETS REAL ROCK ROAD House Bill No. 84 Providing for Richland Township Road Passes up Brinkley The citizens of Richland Township, the most fertile farming region of Monroe County, are rejoicing over the passage of the new road bill which gives them an outlet to get in and out of their farms. For years they have begged and pleaded with Brinkley people to assist them in get ting the road into Brinkley. Failing in this they made a final effort to ride over- the the non-progressive non-resi dent money bag squeezers who owned large bodies of the Rich land lands and lived in Coton Plant, and who always oppose permanent roadways, by the passage of this act with suc cess as above outlined. The new road will extend from a point in Richland 3 miles south of Lynchville and extend to Cotton Plant. This road will undoubtedly prove the biggest trade builder that Cotton Plant has ever had and just as it works to this won derful advantage to Cotton Plant, so will it be ruinous to Brinkley unless Brinkley bus iness men awake from their sleep and build a road across the Bayou. er and progressive planter at Said E. A. Skillern. that clev the head of the Lynchville Plantation, on Sunday, “Yes we are going to liave a good road out of Richland at last— I've done my best to interest your Brinkley people in this matter, have begged pleaded and done everything 1 could and failing in this, we are go ing to build this road direct to Cotton Plant which will mean well you know what.”-* Henry Latner, the Rich/and farmer who lives in Brinkley, said, “Am go ing to have a road in Rich land now and unless Brinkley gets in the game and builds to the Bayou, my Brinkley prop erty is for sale and I'll buy in Cotton Plant.” Thus reads the story of progress. SCHOOL NOTES Visitors of the week were: Mrs. Oladie Eurgison, Mrs. A. II. Ahernathy, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. black Liueback. Jewel Coolie, i Hustler Morris, .Mary Stinison and Harold Harris, .Tr. Three Hawahaus, who were i members of the troupe of the third number of the lyceum course were at the school on ! Friday evening last, at M o’clock and gave a short program to the pupils in the auditorium. They were very interesting and Entertaining and were consider ed the best troup of their kind ever on a stage in Brinkley. Monday morning we had the pleasure of hearing Drs. Lyle and Heffner. The former is President of Arkansas College at Clarksville and the latter of the same college, who conduct ed opening exercises. Six new pupils entered school .Monday morning. Three in Mrs. Strong’s room, two in Miss Anna Mae Allen’s room and one in Mrs. BrickeH’s room. Mr. Baumgartner was in Lit tle Rock Saturday. Miss Matthews, high school teacher, and her sister, Stella Mae were in Wheatley for the week end last. The Boy Scouts had a meet ing Monday night in regard to a father and son social. The program Thursday morning was rendered by room 3 in the persons of Henry Bricked and Lady Gale Hart. Leroy Hudlestou had a party Friday evening in honor of his friends.