Ashdown Little River News Newspaper Archives Jun 23 1920, Page 1

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Ashdown Little River News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1920, Ashdown, Arkansas Party to adopt league of nations platform will take Virginia declaration endorsing presidents course Cummings flays to. 0, p. San Francisco june 19.homer s. Cummings chairman of the demo cratic National committee declared today that the democratic platform would endorse president Wilsonis course on the league of nations by adopting the league Plank incorporated in the Virginia platform which the president has approved. This Plank was drawn by senator Carter Glass of Virginia who is be ing urged in some quarters As the convention s nominee. The president or. Cummings said had agreed to any suggestions that would expand or develop the league provisions and his reason for opposition to some proposed reservations was that they vitiated the document. 1, 0. P. Stand evasive. The stand of the Republican party on the league was a dishonest state ment or. Cummings said a pro mediated and calculated attempt to satisfy irreconcilable a at no Point did it suggest ratification of the league. It was made up of vague promises of some other kind of league. I feel the Republican position will not deceive a i e. Cummings also declared that Lynile the Republican convention did lot Dis pose of the Issue the party candidate senator Harding already had voted for a league with reservations. Concerning Herbert Hoover s state ment that he was in Accord with sen Ator Harding s candidacy or. Cum mings said that was a matter or. Hoo ver would have to fight out with his own conscience. I consider it a rather sad episode in american politics he added. Full hearings on All coming issues will be held by the resolutions com Mittee it was announced today. Ray t. Baker director of the mint and a close Friend of William g. Me ado announced today that he would support attorney general Palmar now that his first Choice had withdrawn from the democratic race. His announcement was made after receipt of a Telegram from or. Mcadoo saying he would not be a candidate. Of sentence is commuted Little River county lad gets Shorter term in Penitentiary. Little Rock june 20. Governor Brough yesterday commuted the sen tence of Ben Gilbert aged 17, convicted in the january 1920 term of the Little River circuit court on a charge of grand larceny and sentenced to one year. The commutation was based the governor said on a petition urging clemency because the boy had an in valid father and a Mother dependent on him for support together with 10 child Ren All of whom Are minors predicts a strike it the Farmers cannot continue under the present conditions says the potato Kin Chicago june 18.a strike of farm ers that will astound the world is predicted by e. H. Grubb internationally known As a potato King of Colo Rado and perhaps the final word on potato culture he is consulting agriculturist of a Sacramento Valley Irre gation company in California a breeder of blooded Stock and recognized the world Over As an expert in agriculture. His warning comes in a letter to a. A Thomas member of the Chicago press club and says in part Farmers will not continue to pro Duce crops at a loss and under pres ent conditions All kinds of meat and Grain products Are being sold at prices that lose Money to the Farmer the worm has turned. Commercial agriculture is at an end it cannot go on with the High Cost of inefficient labor Short hours and other unfavourable conditions. There Are 8, 000.000 acres of depopulated farms in i new York because those who farm the lands sold the Fertility off with out replacing anything. The Low Price of products prevented the Purchase of i necessary fertilizer. In parts of Colorado the farm labor situation is so serious that farm ers Are doing Only such work As can be accomplished by themselves and their families great tracts Are being sown to grass. One farm i know of formerly produced 50,000 bushels of potatoes and 5,000 bushels of wheat. Now 2,500 food Consumers look else where for potatoes and a thousand others must seek new supplies of bread. Housewives Boycotts will not change these conditions the 35,000, 000 people who derive their support from agriculture will Rise up and assert their Independence in a Way to astound the world. Of t. J. Webb announces lakes formal announcement is candidate for retiresentatiu1, t. J. Webb of Winthrop was in the City tuesday and authorized the news to announce that he was a candidate i Tor representative of Little River j county subject to the action of the 1 democratic primaries in August. Or. Webb is Well known Over the county. He has lived in the county for 28 years and says he has done All his fishing in Little River county. Always taking a Lively interest in Public affairs he is conversant with the needs and desires of the people. He is a Good Man and citizen he expects to meet As Many people As possible Dur ing the Campaign and discuss with them those things for which he will stand. If elected he will make an Hon est and conscientious official. The news presents the name of Webb to the voters for their consideration. Here you receive it in the fullest measure food for next Winter warnings Are being sent out regarding a serious food shortage predicted for Winter. We Are All of us urged to Plant gardens larger gardens if we already have one. There is yet time to a Garden crop practically vegetables which is possible to can. Grain crops Are known to be Short. We will need More potatoes Corn peas Beans and tomatoes Etc. Will you not alone As patriotic Effort to Cut the nation s food shortage next Winter but in order to insure an abundance of vegetables for your own use Start a fall Garden at once or double the size of the one already plaited there is still time the food situation is critical the Reward is great. Plow today and Plant to Morrow save Hay while the Sun Shine first time you Are in town drop in and talk it Over with us. A. A Waters president. J. M. Sutton vice pres. J. I. Martin cashier. Arkansas stat Bank no red tape we do or to Don to county Institute closes and makes Good report an enrolment of 74 teachers a most profitable weeks work import tend resolutions adopted. The teachers Institute was in session june 14th Toj 18th inclusive. In Point of enrolment regularity of attendance j and interest in the work this is prob j ably the Best Institute Ever held in the county. To say the least of it it was full of Pep and enthusiasm from the beginning. The teachers of Little River county were indeed fortunate in having As conducted one of the Best school men in Southwest Arkansas prof. L. E. Quinn formerly superintendent of the Ashdown schools now the i county superintendent of Sevier county schools. Prof Quinn always secures a Fine attendance and gets results. All the teachers love him and gladly attend the Institute when he is conductor. On monday afternoon the ladies of the Ashdown improvement club gave the teachers a reception at which re j freshment were served and interest ing games played. All reported a very delightful time. The big feature of tuesday s pro j Gram was the address of state supt. J Bond. Or. Bond is thoroughly familiar with school conditions in Arkan j sons and is Labouring earnestly and enthusiastically to build up a system of schools second to that of no other state some very Fine demonstration work in primary Reading and Story telling was Given daily by misses Curran and Bullington. Miss Norwood the county demonstration agent and or. John Ston the county agricultural agent appeared before the Institute from time to time giving valuable talks and 1 pleading earnestly for the Hearty co operation of the teachers. The state program was closely Fol Lowed by conductor Quinn. Many of the teachers joined heartily in the Dis Cussion of the various subjects. A i county teachers Reading Circle was or j Gani Zed with fifty one members and Thos. Perry was appointed manager. A membership Campaign for the Ark Ansas teachers association was launched under the leadership of w. M. Kelley of Winthrop. More than 25 members were secured a teachers Library association was j organized and a working committee appointed. This Horary will consist of reference books magazines educational journals and professional books for teachers. It will be placed in the j office of the county examiner or super intendant. Resolutions. Friday s session closed with a Evsi Ness meeting at which the following resolutions were unanimously adopted Ike solution of thanks. Resolved that we the teachers of Little River county in Institute assembled hereby express our sincere thanks to the Board of education of the Ashdown schools for the use of their splendid building to the ladies of the improvement club of Ashdown for the delightful reception Given us monday afternoon to the citizens of Ashdown for their Hearty co operation and hospitality to the pastors of the various churches who have shown such kindly inter est in our work to misses Curran Bullington and Cowling for the faithful services Ren dered to miss Norwood and or. Johnston for their efforts to enlist interest in the important subjects of Home economics and agriculture to state supt Bond for the encouragement Given us in his Euth Sias tic address to misses Park and Gardner who showed their interest in the teachers and schools the former by visiting our Institute the latter by contributing a valuable paper to prof. Holmes for his interesting discussion of the subject studies in the state course of study. To or. Wheelis for his untiring efforts to make the Institute both plea Sant and profitable and to our Loyal Friend conductor l. E. Quinn for the excellent services rendered us. And further be it resolved. That we now extend him a cordial invitation to be with us in the same capacity next year. J. Arthur Gray. Chairman of com. Thos. Perry sect committee memorial resolutions. Whereas since the last regular june meeting of the teachers of Little River county the hand of Providence has re moved from among our number three of our i Ost successful and highly Hon j 1 ored Telpher prof. Mcadams prof. J Pounders and prof. Foreman and 1 the roast the death of these teachers y. M. C. A. Meeting was Well attended y. A. A. Meeting it Foreman was Well attended and Meh work was t one. Foreman june 21. Special every one who attended the annual county y. A c. A. Conference at Foreman sunday report it a Success in every Way in site of the fact that the Condi Tion of the roads prevented a Large number from attending who were planning to go. Those in attendance from out of town were messes. R. M. Bone Geo. Briant and or. And mrs. A. L. Dulaney j. C. Rhine Ashdown. I. W. Holmes Richmond j. H. Hunter . Cross of Little Rock and j. C. Mitchelmore county Secretary. The conference was held in the methodist Church i. A Holmes presiding. The conference opened with Devot ional exercises led by Rev. Z. D. Lind say of Foreman followed by a Brief statement of the work in Little River county by the county Secretary. The afternoon session was addressed by or. G. G. Cross state county work Secretary who took up the pro Gram of the county y. M. C. A. And with charts showed in a very Clear Way the application of the program and its adaption to the life of Young men and boys. The report of the county committee was next read by or r. P. Lindsay and then referred to a committee com posed of the following men. A. D. Dulaney a a. Cook j. S. Mitchell George Briant and r. M. Bone who after careful consideration of every phase of the report recommended its adoption. This report shows that seven communities have agreed to take up the program of the county y. M. C. A and that Over sixty boys Are now in the different groups in the county. The meeting at night was addressed by or. John l. Hunter state y. M. A a. Secretary. This inspirational talk along the lines of Universal divine Law of Harmony and its need of application in life in. Every stage of development and organization was a fitting close to a very successful conference. The hospitality shown attending delegates of the conference by the peo ple of Foreman was one of the Delight Ful parts of the meeting and will be remembered by All attending As a very delightful occasion. Horse stolen Fayette picket also loses Fine Saddle and bridle monday night. Fayette Pickett who lives on what was formerly the Wilkerson farm just East of Ashdown reported tuesday morning that when he went to his lot that morning he found a sorrel Mare and an $85 Saddle and bridle missing. The Mare weighed about 850 pounds. He reported to the officers at once but at last report no Trace had been found of the missing property. The Saddle had been used about a year and had on it some Marks made by horses knowing it. Doctor drowned in Little River near Cerro Gordo . Hunter of the Hunter and son undertaking company of this City was called to Cerro Gordo Mon Day to embalm the body of or. E. H. Hesterly who was drowned in Little River near that place saturday. Or. Hestereny was said to have left Home saturday at noon on horseback to make a professional Call Over in okla homa. On his failure to return his wife became uneasy and started out a search party who found the horse. Supposing him to have been drowned they began to drag the River but it was not until monday morning that the body was found. The body will be shipped to Midland ark., for burial. Of Howell t. Hunt of Ardmore. Okla is Here visiting relatives and friends. Mrs Hunt and children have been Here for several weeks visiting relatives was a great loss to our profession and to the patrons and pupils among whom they worked. Be it resolved that our Heartfelt sympathy is hereby extended to the bereaved families of these Brethren that a copy of this Resolution be published in the Little Ritter news that a copy form a part of the minutes of this Institute and that a copy be sent the bereaved families. A t. Fisher m. W. Kelley Winnie Gardner committee. Every town in Little River shows a substantial growth i revival meeting at Baptist Church grows in interest the revival at the Baptist Church continues to grow in interest. On the report monday 17 had been admitted j to the Church by baptism. The sunday and sunday night services saw record crowds Many coming from neighbor ing towns and country. The meeting will close is inday night with special services. There will be no service l saturday and saturday night. The Chautauqua will be Here Ati that time. Of Wilton boy weds j Weaver James Barkman and miss Bessie Ward married sunday Weaver James Barkman of Wilton and a son of j. H. Barkman was Niar l i ried sunday evening to miss Bessie Ward of Tom okla., the marriage Tak ing place at torn. Or Barkman is Well known in this ?. County and has Many friends Here. I they will reside at Willow Springs near Haworth where or. Barkman i will be principal of the Willow Springs school. Of narrow Road opposed but pulk Highway is to be reduced to 14 feet Mena june 19.opponents to High. Way building in Polk county met at1 the courthouse today and prepared a protest to county judge Fisher against the reduction in Width of the Jefferson 1 Highway. Commissioner of the High Way had decided the Roadway must be 1 reduced from 16 feet to 14 feet in Width in the interest of Economy and had i asked the court to make the change. Ithe an is who have heretofore opposed the building of the Highway created Surprise when they protested against the commissioners plan. Judge Finger however ruled against the Antis and ordered the change in i Width made. Opponents of the Road j j threaten touring an injunction to Stop the construction of the Highway first j on which was done this week by Early & Jones the contractors. Of too Many harvesters Texas comity invaded Liy hands and nothing to to. Floydada. Texas. June 18.recent advertisements by Floyd county wheat growers for help in the Harvest Field have resulted in an influx of labourers from the kist in Advance of the open ing of the season with a consequent Over Supply. Those who Are contemplating coming Here for work in the wheat Fields should write for information before leaving their present employment. It was said today by a prominent Farmer. Foreman shows a great gain by census report preliminary of the population of Little Kiver count and her towns. All of Little River county has gained Many people washington., june 19.the Popula Tion of Little River county increased 2,704 or 19.8 per cent during the past ten years according to figures made Public this morning by the census Bureau the 1920 census gives the county a population of 16,301. While in 1910 there were Only 13,597 souls in the county. The population of some of the towns of Little River county made Public today Are 1920 1910 1900 Arkinda town 148 Ico Ashdown town 2062 1247 400 new Rocky com fort Foreman 1458 612 White Cliffs town 13 42 Wilton town 285 294 , town 250 Arden township 782 682 493 Arkinda twp including Arkinda 638 671 Burke township 634 630 790 Caney township 467 475 439 Cleveland township including Wilton.1056 906 796 Franklin township _ 341 780 706 Jackson township including Rocky Comfort 2853 2164 2152 Jeff Davis township. 708 391 Jefferson township including Ashdown 3054 1917 1135 Johnson township .1045 1024 1393 lick Creek township. 702 419 426 Little River township including Winthrop 1016 794 2362 red River township.1663 1313 1721 Richland township .1279 1351 1167 White Cliffs township including White Cliffs 63 80 152 of Richmond Epworth league will give Plav Friday Richmond june 22. Special the senior Epworth league will present a fantasy at the school auditorium in Richmond Friday evening june 25, 120. Admission will be 15 and 25 cents. Ice Cream will be sold after the fantasy. The proceeds will go to wards swelling the Mission fund of the league. The fantasy will be Given under the direction of miss Winnie Gardner. Everybody is invited to be present. New machinery. M. J. Ataway proprietor of the american shoe and harness Hospital has purchased an entire new set of machinery consisting of a stitcher and finishing machine. He now has a strictly modern Plant and one that would be a credit to any town Security lends itself to our depositors on funds Are safeguarded by ample resources Strong management and constant National super vision. The first National Hank adheres closely to the bad Rock principles that characterize americans most powerful financial institutions. The continued growth of this Bank is the result of progressive and efficient service

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