The Mustang Enterprise (Oklahoma [Mustang], Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 7, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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ery Country Represented al
HECHES BY TAFT AND KNOX
■•sident Declares Improved High
ways Should Be National Issue—Co
operation Necessary if Movement li
The movement for the improvement
highways throughout the world i>
owly but surely advancing, Tlii-
ict, of so much interest to those whi
•e struggling for the want of bettei
iads, was shown at the fourth inter
itional good roods congress and es
jsltion hold in Chicago froui Sept. lh
, Oct. 1.
Every Country Interested.
Almost every country on earth was
t h e convention,
necessity for bet-
is and how wide
the field for this
the last few
The good roads
held under the
auspices of the
president taft. National Good
Roadi associations, of which Arthur G.
Inckson. one of the greatest boosters
hat the good roads cause has, is presl-
ieut. The Chicago meeting was at
ended by some of the most prominent
neu In [he country, Including Presi
ii'Ut Taf! and Secretary of State Inl-
ander C. Knox.
President Taft attended the congress
while on hi? "around the circle" swing
:ie delivered an interesting address. In
which he declared that better roads
ihould be a national issue, as there is
nothing so important at present to the
:ountry as good highways.
All Suffer From Bad Roads.
Fanners ore not the only ones who
require good thoroughfares, the presi
lent said. The whole world. In fact,
reels the effect of bad roads
Mr Knox also made a speech at the
convention, in which be decried 'he
WELL OILED ROADS STAND
AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC BEST
Connecticut's Highways In Better Con-
dition Than Ever Befor*.
Now that the touring season Is at
Its height the daily concern of the
touring automobillst Is about the con-
dition of the roads. Heretofore at
this season the roads have begun to
sbow signs of the tremendous usage
caused by the passing over them of
thousands of heavy touring automo-
biles, to say nothing of the clouds of
dust covering the foliage by the way-
In Connecticut this year, owing to
the splendid system of road oiling
MAINTENANCE OF EARTH
ROADS IN SOUTHERN STATES
Systematic Labor, Road Drags
Better Laws Needed.
The Sale of Ready-to-Wear at Brock's is one of the Greatest Sale events
ever inaugurated in Oklahoma and we urge your early attendance. Coats,
Suits, Dresses and Furs now at a reduction of 25 to 33 1-13 per cent
ONE OF CONNECTICUT'S NEW OILED BOADS
adopted by the state highway depart-
ment, the roads are In tine condition
at the present time. The oil has not
only acted as a dust preventive, but
as a binder as well This is especially
true of the famous Naugatuck valley.
From Derby to Waterbury is a contin
uous stretch of broad oiled road, dust-
less, odorless and delightfully free
from Irregularities. Most of this road
has been constructed witbln a period
of three years.
From Waterbury to New York by
way of Briarcllft Manor the new state
: road recently completed along the
llousatonlc river makes an Important
addition to the system. The route to
< the Herkshires through the Naugatuck
| valley Is now In One condition from
Waterbury to Norfolk.
It matters not how active we are In
our efforts to encourage the construc-
tion of macadam, gravel and other
hard surface roads, there will of neces
slty, for years to come, be a greater
percentage of earth roads In every
The reasons for this are apparent to
any one familiar with conditions from a
financial and population standpoint, to
say nothing of the lack of road building
material that exists in a large number
We are informed by the United
States office of public roads, that the
I ten southern states-namely, Alabama.
I Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
i Mississippi, North Carolina, South Car-
j ill!)a, Tennessee and Texas, had. In j
1904, 472,5SU miles of unimproved I
: roads. Assuming that since then the
j mileage of improved roads has doubled.
| we will have left 458,381 miles If
these figures are approximately cor
j rect, should not the question of the
j proper construction and maintenance
| of these roads receive our most careful
land thoughtful attention?
J Wonderful improvements have been
j made In earth roads where comnibn
i sense men have used common sense
methods of construction and malnte
| nance, but so long as we are content
to place this important work In the
! hands of Incompetent or grafting
! politicians, as is so often the case, we
1 cannot expect anything but the worst,
i All failures In this work are not due
| to graft, for a large majority of road
' commissioners and overseers are hou-
| est men, but as a rule they are elected
| to office not because of their fitness
! for the work, but because of their per
sonal popularity. These evils, coupled
WHENEVER IT S
HERE IT'S TRUE
ONLY 14 SHOP
ING DAYS LEFT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1911.
At Specially Low Prices!
Full Stocks of Toys in TOY-
LAND. Leave the Child-
ern there while You Shop
Co to TOY LAM) ■ irly ami elioii-f your lovs.
We will lay them away for Christinas delivery
and will fissure you that they will l>e deliv-
ered promptly. making your purchases
now you save a lot of time and worry and you
iret the choicest of full stocks.
Bring iho children to 10\ I.ANP and let
them roam around in this wonderland to their
heart's content. They will be well entertained
in TOY I.AND and you can leave tliein there
safelv while you go about the store shopping.
Short Kimonas Now Specially
1 Priced for Christmas
P Short Kimonos are now specially priced at
BliOCK'S and here you can get medium shades
of flannelette in self-colored collar and belt and
t ■worth 50c at only 35c
P Short kimonos of heavy w iuhl fleece in
I light and dark shades and embroidered edges,
it daintilv made with collar and belt ami worlh
tillr. now oil sale at 48c
I Neat styles ill short kimonas in serpentine
crepe with self faced front and shirred belt
and sleeves, worth Hoc regularly, now on sale
Just 5,000 Yards of Bright, Colored Ribbon on Sale
Hero is a vertiable rainbow of ribbons at BROOK S All
able. It seems the dy. maker has reached the end of the rainbow in
Ribbons are always wanted just before Christmas ami here is a
desirable styles at BRO( K S.
lors and shades i ma gin -
these colors and shades.
il v to save on very
- there an
1 vie t)()l! S ill l> '< 1>
FOR 1 boils in I' .n k
and 80-line widths, former pri
was 25c to ! 5c.
yard you can buy taf
FOR OC tVtas in .1 nood ranji«-
of colors in number five, sevni.
nine and twelve widths, worth 10c
can Ket ribbons
up to six inch widths
worth from 2He to 3C <\
HOW TO START SOMETHING
FOR GOOD ROADS.
First, get two or three "live
wire" men together. Don't both-
er with anybody that takes ^un-
necessarily long to say "Yes or
to say "No." Recommend the
taking of action to hold a good
roads conference in your town
for the purpose of stirring up a
healthier and more definite ad-
vancement in your highway im-
Second, have a special meet
.ng of your chamber of commerce
or your automobile club or any
progressive business men s or-
ganization. If you have no or-
aanization of any kind get three
or four friends together and form
a temporary good roads league
Propose the idea of holding a
good roads conference in your
county. Learn what can be done
financially. Discuss what ought
to be done. Decide what you
will undertake. Stay with it.
Then give all the facts to the
newspapers. Keep them posted
at every future step. They are
90 per cent necessary to make a
success of your meeting. Start
GOOD WORK IN KANSAS.
arthcb o. jackson
aek of Interest that Is being shown by
politicians toward the good roude
One of the most Interesting features
:>f the congress was a phofographlt
exposition pertaining to public high
ways and streets. Here were shown
pictures of roads In various parts of
the country both before and after Im
provements had been made. All those
who were fortunate enough to witness
this display were unanimous In agree
Ing that the advantages the Improved
roads had over tlie old ones were
The convention proved two impor
tant facts-first, that the movement
for better roads is worldwide In scope
and, sec««d, that ;i wide co oper.if lor.
Is required if good highways arc fo lie
Mult Have Co operation.
A local road improvement club is a
good thing In this way the local roan
Improvement authorities can have 'tie
benefit f coop-
eration. It is es-
sential to tlio
cess f a local
road club that it
have a definite
work to perform.
It should seek to
assemble all in-
might be of local
value in solving
problems of road
• dm Inlsfratlon,
should help the road authorities in car
rvlng out la the best manner the dn
ties of their positions. At the sain,
time the club should not hesitate ti
Inalat upon efficient and thorough wori
uh tile part sf tba road authorities
Shawnee County Raises Road Tax and
Will Push Improvement Plans.
Topeka and Shawnee county, Kan
have taken nn interest in good roads
work. Thirty township road overseers
and trustees met at the courthouse
and discussed good roads troubles and
the poll tax difficulties. I'lans for a
uniform good roads campaign in the
rural districts and a few suggestions
were sent to the board of county com
mlssloners Tax levies for the greatest
' good roads campaign ever Inaugurated
In the county have been made by the
various townships and the men who
i attended the meeting will discuss the
way to spend tho money with the
largest returns to Ihetr road districts
In many of tlie townships a road
levy as high as three mills has been
levied. This Is permitted under a new
law enacted by the 1911 legislature.
It enabled the several townships to
double their road levying and next
year will witness more road work in
the county than ever before Almost
every township has a levy of not lex
than two mills, while several others
went to the limit of three mills. 1'he
county bonrd has offered to allow the
townships to use the steam road grnd
er at $10 a mile.
dtbt road in georgia.
with the statute labor system, have
fastened upon the south the very worst
earth roads in the nation.
The first and most Important thing
to do Is to change our laws, abolish
ing the statute labor system and sub
stltuting therefor the cash tax system
If this can be doue and the work of
Improving and maintaining our roads
be placed in the hands of men w ii<>
are engaged In no other occupation
and are required to give their full
time and attention to their work all
should be satisfactory.
No earth road can be maintained In
: good condition unless it be so con
strutted as to drain well, and unless
It be kept free from ruts and holes.
The best method of maintaining an
earth road, especially a prairie road
Is by the systematic use of the road
drag A sand road is never good un
Jer uny circumstances, but certainly
is not Improved by crowning. A sand
roail Is at Its best when moist, so If
should be left Hat. No one wants a
sand road, so. If possible, clay should
ilie added to, and mixed with (be sand
making what Is known as a sand clay
The old way. and It Is used today by
many, of filling a mud hole with brush
with a little earth on top, cannot be
too strongly* condemned, and Is only
permissible In cases of emergency,
when It is impossible to drain the hole
or to get sand or stone to fill it I be
overseer or foreman should In dry
weather center his work on such
places until the road is raised to n
sufficient height to drain well Many
overseers have brush hauled two miles
to fill a mud hole, when sand Is witbln
shoveling distance of It.
If our farmers do not take s com
munlty Interest In the Improvement
of the roads and put their shoulders
to the wheel we will surely remain
"stuck In the mud."- Oood Roads
Every Garment in the Ready-to-
Wear Dept. Sharply Reduced
Suits that have but recently arrived from Neu
York The latest of the late models are included in
this sale. Such as plain navy serges. Shetland serges
in brown, blue and black, French broadcloths and .1
number of black velvets all handsonielj designed
and trimmed- some are plain tailored in cloths that
will he very popular in spring because of their late
ascendency 1 Ills fall. All are rare exceptional bar
gains and should sell quickly at prices scheduled
Suits worth to $22.i
Suits worlh to $L'7.r.
Suits worth to $37.Ti
Suits worth to
Suits worth to $75.0
[) on sal
i reduced t
now on s«
Coats at Prices That Will Clear
Them Out Before Christmas
The prunnig knife has been used vigorously in
making the prices on these late oeat arrivals, hvery
rout iu stock is on sale at greatly reduced prices.
The lines are complete. There are black coats, mix-
lures. and plain serges, full lined, unlined, half fined
and re vendibles in street coats, party coats and
evening coats everything is now on sale and the
lines are complete.
Coals worth to $10 now on sale at $ 6-90
• oat worth to $1250 « 11 sale fit $ 8.95
Coats worth to $l.r now on sale at $ 9.75
Coats worth to $19.50 reduced t<> $14.75
Coats worth t< $24 sale at $18.75
These may be had for women, misses or juniors
The finest line of Phoenix Mufflers to be found.
10c Percale 5c Get the Girl a Set of Bath Robe Blankets
Double fold percale in 2"> in widths
In red, black and China and navy
blue and shepherd checks, worth
regularly 10c per yard; now on
sale at 5c.
Wool Eiderdown 39c
Wool Kiderdown in tan red. pink
blue and white In 2H inch widths
priced at only 39c.
Now is the time to buy fur set
for the children. Stocks ar * as
large as they will ever be before
Christ mas and sale prices are now
in effect ITRS, of eoruse, would
fill a girl's cup of happiness to
overflowing on Christmas
At BROCK S you can get mut
flers and neck pieces in brown.
gra> and white in French Cone\
Astmehan, Muffloon. OTossum and
Fox in inis>♦ •: and children s sixes
Now popularh priced at IIROCK S
from $12.50 down to $1 per set
These Rath Robe blankets are ac
ceptable gifts and they are reason
ably priced. The colors are brown,
grav and red in dark
all over and (
I'M inches wide in
best and daintiest
Novel Guide System In West.
A guide system has been udopted by
I the Omnha Denver flood Konds «<
soclatlon. Near n turn Ui the road
white bands are painted on trees
fence posts or other exposed objects,
about twenty rods from railway er ss
Ings or other danger points red bnnd-
elgbteen Inches wide are painted on
telegraph or telephone poles or on post-
especially set for that purpose.
Model Road In Alibama.
A "model roud" has been proTlded
for by the county commissioners of
Madison county, Ala , under the .v
rently enacted state aid law The r>ad
win be about four miles Ion* end ei
rend from Htintlflll# to He village o
ACTION BEHIND WORDS.
Good Roads Boosters Back Up Move
ment, and Result le a Success.
Keen use Tom McKay, a farmer liv
Ing fourteen miles soulb of oberlin
Kan., would not bo bluffed Decntw j
county now has fourteen miles of Im
proved dirt road, and the farmers ar.
so delighted with the result and tin
small expense that fhey are making j
plans for building several more roads |
out of Oberlin.
At the farmers' Institute In Oberlin
several months ago Mi McKay dellv
ered a talk on gond roods, following u
similar talk by H O. Douglass, vice
president of n bank at Oberlin, who
pledged his townsmen to pay the cost.
"We will agree to do our share of
work on the road If you will superln
tend it," said one of the formers.
"You cant bluff me," McKay said
"Put up the money and I will give mj
time Now. you people who hnve talk
ed food ronds, do something or qui'
saying that you really desire good
The rond building has accordingly
recently been accomplished at a cost ot
120 7R a mile, Including the work ol
the engine and men hired to operate ti
,n the fltial grading and smoothing uj
of the roadbed.
The great succeaa of tbe McKay roa«
baa started a movement for the samr
clas* )f work In «e er l direction'
her ticking iu pink,
and blue and worth
\ aril, how specially
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Phone Walnut 4M1
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Come to 21- Culberson Hulldini
Oklahoma City. for alln v'1 rk
fa1 lion guaranteed Hiampoo,
llalrdres-s- Sculp '1 reatne ;
to 5"e, Switches dyed " <>« . Switch,
manufactured irom < onibiiigs 1 • >'
Curia and Puffs 10c Ml k ids '
hair goods for sale.
W. N. T. Abel
Physician and Surgeoi
Special attention given 'o He use o
Electricity, Condensed Ar' " lai
Sunlight, Dry, Hot and M"dl
cated Compressed Air In
Chronic Diseases and
West M in Si I ,n,>
TO MAKE THE MAXIMUM
NUMBER OF FULL SIZED
FLAKEY LOAVES OF UNEXCELLED FLAVOR
PEIl YE A3
A. will hereafter!
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noon of each ino|
he friend and coy
month. 50c a
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Armstrong, J. K. The Mustang Enterprise (Oklahoma [Mustang], Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 7, 1911, newspaper, December 7, 1911; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc157933/m1/3/: accessed August 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.