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TH E y-Seeond Year Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas Thursday, May 30, 1946 Number 22 ntry Defeated 11-5 iday by Gravette. New Classroom Building Started at Fayetteville local baseball team was de- Preparing for a greatly increased Sunday by the Gravette nine ! enrollment with opening of the 1946- score of 11 to 5. Faulty field- an d bad breaks seemed to be the y faults for the outcome of session. The Gentry squad made errors afield while the Gravette committed three. Both teams lired six hits apiece during the •se of the game. Chuck" Ratcliff started the game pitcher for Gentry with Garmon battery mate but was replaced "Squint" Webb in the fourth in- when he lost his control with on the sacks. "Squint" pitched [remaining five innings of play, cliff relinquished two hits while gave up four. Both pitchers ither struck out sixteen of the to face them. Ratcliff was lited with six strikeouts while »b fanned a total of ten opponents, idexter pitched the full -nine in- fs for Gravette, also giving up six good crowd attended the event a nice donation was realized at passing of the hat. This fund go toward buying additional ma- al for the club such as baseballs bats. le local club is now one full game of first place as far as the lea- standings are concerned, sntry will play one of the other ns in the loop Sunday but to date announcement has been made as vhich of the other seven clubs it be. The game will be on the onent's diamond in any event, wasse defeated Siloam Springs day on Hiwasse's diamond by a e of 7 to 5. Other results as to Benton County League. games red Sunday .. are not -known as iard Squadron Authorized ipitol circles heard last week authority to proceed with the mization of the 154th Fighter adron at Little Rock, first post- national guard organization in country to receive such autho- had been granted by National trd Headquarters in Washington, authority was said to permit the e 90 days in which to reorganize squadron and apply for national ignition. The Arkansas unit be- the war was the 154th Obser- ion Squadron. 47 school year in September, the University of Arkansas has construction •» of a' new classroom building, and work on the structure will be rushed in an effort to have it ready for occupancy some time this Ground for the new building, which will contain 21 classrooms and several offices, was broken Monday afternoon May 27. Contract for the construction of the building wa s let to the Linebarger Construction Company of Little Rock. The Harvill-Byrd Electric Company of Little Rock will install the electric wiring and fixtures, and the G. W. Shirley Company of Van Buren was given the contract fof heating and plumbing. Total cost of the building will be approximately $450,000. Bids for construction of a new women's dormitory which will house approximately 150 women, are scheduled to be opened May 20 and plans for a new men's dormitory^ which will house approximately 200 students, are now nearing completion. SPRINGTOWN W. B. Dodgen and John Dodgen of Siloam Springs drove to Westville, Okla., Friday and spent the day with their brother Jim Dodgen who is very sick. Miss Marie Williamson spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. Edna McVickers in Sand Springs, Okla.. Vol Wasson is giving the J. I. V. Ranch house a coat of paint. Like Miles Standish, Vol's theory is that if yau would have a task done, do it yourself. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Knowlton and Frank, and Mrs. Willard Glass and Jimmy,, were calling on the sick at Highfill Sunday. ,, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bedell and children, Con and Margaret Nell, were week end guests of Mrs.Nellie McAllister and O)in. Rud^ Tevevaugh spent Saturday night with his causin Dennis Brannon. Rev. and Mrs. B. A. Wagenknecht were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs; Herbert Eisner Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Starr announce the birth of a daughter, I Wanda Sue, born May 26th. A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blakey the 22nd elay of May. The M. P. Ellington and H. S. Wasson families left Tuesday for California for an extended visit with their many friends and relatives. They have planned a very interesting trip along the northern route in order to take in the many historic and scenic places of interest, which will include the Yellow Stone National Park, Spokane, Wosh., and down the Columbia river drive into the big Redwood Forests. From there they will cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge and take in all the important museums and parks in that vicinity. They plan to visit Mrs. Wassons uncle, John A. Twiggs at Columbus, Montana, also the Bert Taylor family at Taft,, Calif., and the Frank Taylors at Fullerton. The Elling- r t, so let him give—for God loveth ! ton family will visit with relatives in Ceres, Calif. T. H. Condrey will occupy the ! Wasson home and look after their ! business while they are away, and Jvernor Laney applied a match j Oliver Scaggs will be caretaker of week to redeemed road improve- j the Ellington property. >t dish-id road bonds once valued J Mr . Oscar Holland, with Clark and 546,980,000. Destruction of the < Lawrence Holland, called at the WS AND VIEWS OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Carl P. Nelson, 'Pastor id you know? ur Sunday School register showed lasts unday, with some being late •eport. id you know? he frame work for the second- y of aur new building is in place the outside sheathing is being lied. id you know? very goal set in our building cam- fn has been oversubscribed, and Per cent has gone to Missions. did you know? is the grand total of ll 'er gifts that make all up the the <•• per cent of each offering so 't think your gift insignificant. very man as. he purposeth in his f t, so let him give—for God heerful giver-2 Cor.—9; 7 Bonds Burned 225 Students to Graduate At U. of A. This Year Approximately 225 students—seniors and graduate students— will receive degrees during the 72nd commencement program at the University of Ai'kansas June 2 and 3. Three persons will receive honorary LL.D. degrees and three graduates of the University will be cited as Distinguished Alumni. The Rt. Rev. R. Bland Michell, Episcopal bishop of Arkansas, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon at 6; 45 p.m. Sunday, and Chancellor Deane W. Malott of the University of Kansas will deliver the commencement address at 6:45 p.m. Monday. The degrees will be conferred immediately after the commencement ad- 1 dress. Both the baccalaureate service and the commencement program will be conducted in the Greek Theater, weather permitting. In event of rain, the events will be held in the Field House. ; The three men named to receive honorary LL.D. degrees are Dr. Sterling B. Hendricks, a graduate of the University and now internationally known as a chemist with the United States Department of .Agriculture; Mai. Gen. John Shirley Wood, also a graduate of the University and commander of the famous 4th Armored. Division in its drive across France into Germany; and Federal Judge Harry J. Lemley of the Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas. The three University graduates selected by the Alumni Association to receive citations as Distinguished Alumni are Admiral Charles M. Cooke, now commander of the 7th United States Fleet; Charles Homer Buford of the Chicago,, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad and the man selected by the government to operate the railroads in the face of the recent rail strike; and James E. Rutherford, executive vice-president of the National Association of Life Underwriters. Exploits Vacation Spots Large folders illustrating vacation spots .in Arkansas are being distributed by the Arkansas Resourses and Development Commission, Director Hendrix Lackey of the commission, announced last week. Pictures of attractive scenery and a map showing locations are contained in the folder. Many folders have been given to state patrolman for distribution to tourists at principal places of entry into the state. Heavy tourist business at state parks'have been reported. Land'Values Higher Arkansas farm land values have increased more ranidly than the national average and is now 93 per cent above pre-war prices of the 1935-39 period, C. F. Lund, Extension Service economist, said last week. The national average increase was 71 per cent. Mr. Lund said the rise in per acre values during World War 11 period is now as great as during World War 1. He advised farmers to be careful in buying high priced land or taking on any other debt. Ozark Playgrounds News Flashes Newspaper advertisement, featuring the Official Guide Book of the Playgrounds of the Ozarks, are running now in the metropolitan papers of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Mo'ines', Omaha, Wichita, Memphis Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Topeka, Oklahoma City, and Cleveland. Each ad carries a key number and inquiries are tabulated by the Ozark Playgrounds Association so that results may be checked. The Official Guide Book and the map of the Playgrounds, which are sent in answer to inquires, have received excellent comment from many sources. The Book this year has four-color process covers with a beautiful Ozark stream featured on the front and a colorful fox j hunt scene on the back cover. The photographs and copy of the book are planned to feature the attractions of the entire Ozark area from not only the recreation standpoint, but as a place of interest to homeseekers. With the summer tourist season, which is expected to be one of the heaviest on record opening this week, all Ozarkians are urged to give the tourist "a break" in courtesy, ser- v!cei,| prices, and accommodations. Marie A. Kolk, Bureau Manager of the Ozark Playgrounds Association has asked the cooperation of Ozark resort operators in this respect, pointing out that this is an opportunity to create a "desire on the part of the visitor to come back again and again." CROSS ROADS By Mm. Myrtle Mrs. Marion Henager and, schildren were visitors in the • Roy Daniels home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. McDowell and son's were Sunday dinner guests in the Art Peugh home. Mr. and Mrs. John Caddejl of Ventura, Calif/, who have spent a few weeks in Missouri, werev week end guests in the N, J. Caddell and Toby Vancil homes. Mitchel McDougal of Western Grove, Ark, visited his aunt Mrs. Willie Jones last week. Rev. Vent Bowlfn and family of Shafter, Calif., - former Pastor of Assembly of God Church, is visiting friends in Gentry and Siloam Springs. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Foster made a business trip to Oklahoma Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Peugh were dinner guests in the Toby, Vancil home Friday. Misses Lillie and Ruby Foster were afternoon callers at the Vancil home. Mrs. Roy Daniels and daughters were Wednesday callers at the Vancil home. -Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher were callers at the Art Peugh home Sunday. Mr. Foster and children are employed at the Allen Canning factory. Valuoble in the. treatment of workers occasionally poisoned in handling industrial and commercial arselc is a compound developed by British scientists which is effective against Lewisite j most dreaded of all war gases. 'Shall We Say Grace?" \vhich .established liens on land Knowlton home Monday evening. 1 of the state's 75 counties, mark- r w e were very proud of tha increas- infer num ber at Sunday School last the indebtedness incurred from t° 1927. in 1934 the state adopt- week- L refunding program under which I O ur pastor, Rev. Wagenknecht, will wuls were issued in exchange preach at the 11 o'clock service this b.e improvement district bonds Sunday morning and the evening ser- were placed in Capitol vaults, j vices win be conducted by Bro. H. i O.R iley in the absence of our pastor, j who is receiving his Master's Degree I i 1 at the University graduation exercises. WILLS AND PLAYBOYS LOCAL THEATRE idol of Arkansas, Bob Wills and i The young people will meet at 7:30 l exa s Playboys, who are currently j and have extended a cordial welcome earing Thursday, Friday and Sat-1 to the young people of Highfill to at the Gentry Theatre, have! meet in joint session with special red several new tunes which music furnished by Highfill. be Presented in the original Bob - ls style. Bob Wills has been elec- A gift of $250,000 has been anony- [ by Arkansas audiences as one of j mously donated to the New York • most outstanding music makers Botanical Garden to expand its re| he Country. search in the uses of plants in medi- • M, cine especially in seeking cures for CARDS at the J-A Office, human diseases. -ii*v - *•"••»*/ >; ATA*-* -^ **\ fl"".^*** 1 mUL. •%^*§F^j^* i^^^f(fe\m% Commercial Club Endorses Erection of Water Tower At a meeting of the Gentry Commercial Club Tuesday night, a plan was outlined by a member of the City Council whereby the city might borrow funds in the amount of $4,000.00 which it was estimated would be sufficient to erect the z-ecently purchased water tank and tower and insure good water pressure as long as water'was available. Shortage of water supply, it was pointed out, seldom occurs ' except during the summer months, and the line from Flint Creek would be available except in freezing temperatures. This was outlined as a temporary program which would ease the town over the probable approach of a dry season this summer. The club passed a motion endorsing the adoption of such a plan by the Uy Council, which will meet early next week. A letter from S. N. Douglas, head of, the Benton County Water Co., Inc., was quoted in which he agreed to pay the city interest on their* investment for the erection of the tank and give an option for purchase of the plant at such a time as the city could see its way clear to purchase and establish a modern water system. Joint. Memorial Service To Be Held Sunday Joint Memorial service is planned for next Sunday at 3:00 p. in., at the Methodist Church in which fitting tribute will be paid to those who have passed beyond, especially to those who gave their lives in the lost World War. A committee has been gathering data of the soldier dead in Sentry and vfcinity and those who have not yet been contacted are requested to get in touch with Mrs. Lou Steele, who will assist in preparation of brief biographical! sketches of ihose in this community who paid the supreme sacrifice. Following: is an outline of the proram: Hymn Choir Scripture Mr. Martin Prayer '.— Rev. Bcebe Violin Solo -Wilber Atea Sermon Rev. Nelaoa Presentation of Colors Music Obituaries Rev. . Ballinger Candle Lighting Solo ._. Mrs. Ray Mitchell Benediction Rev. Umphres DECATUR CITIZENS ANSWER ELBERT GRAHAM We citizens of Decatur resent the ugly and un-democratic tactics - of Elbert Graham in trying to keep the name of Claud Coffelt from appearing upon our primary ballot as candidate for Representative Position No. 2. - ' ; - : The next Legislature will be called to pass upon many vital matters and we need men who will be fair to all; and that description fits Mr. Coffelt. We recommend Mr. Coffelt to^you as being thoroughly democratic, a firm believer in the future of our country and who is ably qualified to represent Benton County. We believe the citizens of Benton County will agree with us that Elbert Graham has displayed poor sportsmanship. This article is signed by every business interest in Decatur together with seventy other citizens of Decatur and is published and paid for by us with the consent of Mr. Coffelt. W. S. McGaugh and over seventy other citizens of Decatur. ' . pel. adv. Justice for a Ruined Girl. Paul Gallico, in the First of Two Articles, Tells How a Group of Inspired Newspapermen Solved a Murder Which Had Been Made to Look Like Suicide. It appears in The American Weekly,, the Magazine distributed with next week's CHICAGO HERALD-AMERICAN FALLING SPRINGS By Stella Betts There was 73 in attendance at Sunday school. The annual singing convention was held at the church Sunday with a nice dinner and a good 1 attendance. BM 1/c Les Betts received a discharge from the Navy and is home visiting his mother Mrs. Mary Burns. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Betts and daughter, Mary Anna, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Burns, spent Mother's Day at Mrs. Burns mother in Frederick, Okla., visiting relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Jeffers of Houston, Texas, were visiting in the Mary Burns home this week. Mrs. Burns and Mrs. Jeffers are cougins. Mr. N. L. Foster, Mr. Louis Combs, and Mr. Hal Patrick went fishing on Grand river Friday. Miss Betty Foster, who is working at Bentonville, spent the week-end with her parents Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Foster. Ivan Box who has been attending^ I school at Point Lookout, Miss., has | returned home for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. McNabb of California Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo Details' Completed If top-flight contestants, the beat rodeo, livestock in the Southweat, elaborate feature acts and plenty of, color and features are what it takes .',' o make a good rodeo, then the Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo, to be staged in Fort Smith starting June 1, has ••**• what it takes. Last minute details have been completed, feature acts, bands seating arrangements are all ready to go and nothing is lacking. The rodeo.will be host to Governor- Ben- Laney and a party of officials from Little Rock. Lieutenant Governor Jim Berry will head the Oklahoma delegation to the rodeo, as he has for the last twelve years. Such names as Bill Linderman, Vic Schwartz Louis Brooks, Eddie Curtis, • Milt Moe, the Roberts boys, Dick Truitt and dozens of other holders of national titles over the years will be found on thja programs and Homer Todd, of Fort Smith, who owns one of the best strings of rodeo stock in the nation, has promised all new stuff for this year's rodeo. Despite the additional expense of producing the show with the cream of rodeo talent the prices remain the same, thanks to the hundreds of hours of work contributed by business men in producing the show. Here is the schedule of events: Friday night, May 31, the Chuck Wagon Party at the Goldman Hotel; big parade on Garrison Avenue at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, June matinee at 2 o'clock at Andrews Field, night show at 8 o'clock. Sunday, June 2, matinee only. June 3, 4 and 5, night shows only. Tickets are on sale- now at the Chamber of Commerce office in Eort Smith for any one of the six shows. Downtown Fort Smith is decorated and scores of people are wearing their big hats and loud shirts to bost the rodeo. Come to Fort Smith any day and have a good time in this first big postwar rodeo. , •,...••' CHEROKEE CITY Geraldine Kelley visited in the home ol Mrs. Daisy Kelley Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Evans of Gravette ,Ark., visited in the home of Mrs. Crawford Taylor Friday night. Mrs. Bcnbrook and children of Oklahoma City are visiting relatives r.tar Cherokee. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Yates and Mr. the H. F. Maxey have purchased place. The Willing Workers Society met Sunday night May 26, with 75 in attendance. There is also singing every Friday night. Everyone is invited to attend. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Headlee made a business ti'ip to Monday. Siloam Springs, »'*«4 II* MMlWIM Ml BALE BILLS—Let us print your sale bills. Our bills are well displayed, I nicely printed and easily read and Mrs. Elton Yates and children visited Mr. and Airs. Clyde Alfrey Sunday. Miss Flossie Hooper spent the weekend with home folks. Her father J. t H. Hooper is feeling better at present. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Staerkel from Dodge City, Kans., are visiting with their mother, Kate, and brother, Alva Eiliott, of Cherokee. Mrs. Sibyl Lancaster and •• Dora James from Fort Smith visited over the week end with Mr. ;md Mrs. Mel- vjn Harrington. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Harrington attended a fomily reunion of the Setser family near Decat Mr. and Mrs. V. R. M. E. Trammell, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Trammell and Letha, visited with Roy Eaxley and family Monday night.