The Altus Weekly News. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 11, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ALTUS WEEKLY NEWS.
Devoted to the Interest! of Altus and Jackson County
ALTUS. JACKSON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, DECEMBER II, 1919
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of leads—enough for another quarter million
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leads come in various degrees of hardness.
Prices, SI and up
What could be more suit-
All absolutely guaranteed
$2.50 to $5.25
Buy your Christmas
Candies and Nats Now!
Just a few
For you to think about in
selecting your new car
First, Economy of Operation
Under this head would come fuel consumption, repairs,
tire mileage and durability. It isn't always the first cost of
the car you buy that should be the main consideration, but
the general upkeep of your car from month to month. In
fact, economy of operation should be given more considera-
tion than the first cost.
Second, Continuity of Service
from the dealer and manufacturer
You wrnt to know from the man from whom you buy a
car, First, that he is going to,remain in business and keep on
hand for your service and convenience not only a stock of
parts aed accessories for your car, but that he will also main-
tain a service station with mechanics trained especially to
keep your car in good running condition. And you want to
investigate as to whether you are buying a manufactured or
an assembled car, in order that you may know whether you
may expect to get the necessary parts for your car when you
Third, Rate of depreciation
on first cost price
Don't buy an oifbrand car that does not have a used car
value when you want to dispose of it. This is a mistake
that has been made many times in this country. When you
buy a team of mules you buy a gopd young team, so, that
when they have served their purpose, you can dispose of
them without much loss. Ypu should think of your car
when you buy it in the same way.
We handle Dodge and Chandler cars. The cost of oper-
ation on both is unusually low. We maintain a stock of
parts and accessories for them and competent mechanics for
your service. The first cost depreciation is less than others.
MOTOR SALES COl
North Side Square
OURTESY SER VICE
Christmas Trees in Stock
next week. Leave Your
Elect Officers far 'free PalrF _
At a meeting of the newly
elected township committeeman
for the Jackson County Free
Fair held at the Chamber 6f
Commerce Monday morning the
following officers and directors
were chosen for 1920:
H. T. Kimbell, President.
Geo. G. Morris, Secretary.
Directors:-Geo. C. Wright, J,
F. Reaves. A. Kahle, B. M.
Watts and W. M. Youngblood.
The secretary submitted a
financial report of money receiv-
ed and disbursed. With the as-
sistance of the city fund of $400
levied for park purposes the fair
this year paid off the old indebt-
edness of o\er $1000 on the
grand stand. Considering that
the expense of putting on the
fair this year was much heavier
than ever before the showing
made is very gratifying.
More ground is needed if the
the Jackson county fair is to be
properly taken care of in the
future and the city council would
do well to look ahead and pro-
vide the land now while it can
Sam Gilliland and Kittie Ross,
both fesiding at Altus. Okla.,
were married by Justice Edward
McDonald at his x>ffice here yes-
terday morning. They left short-
ly afterward for Altua wher<;
they will reside.— JopHn (Sfo.)
Globe, November 22th.
Sam-Ycur friends extend con-
The labor question is the grav
est question before the Ameri
can people today, and both the
Democrat and Republican lead
era seem afraid to do their full
duty in meeting the condition.
Both the Republican and Dem-
ocratic party are. in a great
measure, responsible for this
crisia. Heretofore both of these
parties have petted labor unions
and employers, until they spoild
both, like a spoild child, and it
is only a question of time that
the spoild child rules the house,
or receives a sound spanking.
Both of these parties have en-
deavored to control the employ-
ers votes and influence for the
hope of campaign funds, and
the laborers for their votes.
This could not go on indefinitely,
for tht spoilt children have ar
rogated to themselves the right
to dictate to all other classes
what the government pol-
icies should be, and that each of
them should be the "favored
sons," and receive the lions
share, regardless of the condi-
tion of the other millions of the
If the present condition haa
accomplished nothing else good,
butbringing the party leaders
of £oth old partiea to their sen<
ses, and forcing them to spank
the spoiled offsprings, then
something of good may come out
of the whole rotten mess.
The Altus Poitoffice
The Altus Postofflce had by
far the largest volume of busi-
ness in its existence in the month
'of November just closed.
The clerical force has not been
increased since April 1911. In
this time the Great World War
with all its activities has been
fought and won.
In this time Altus has been
1 made a central accounting office
which means that every office in
' the county is provided with all
postal supplies also revenue and
War Saving Stamps.
They all have accounts and
make monthly and quarterly
reports to this office.
In this time the parcel post
and the parcel post C. O. D.
businese have been inaugurated.
In this time the War Saving
Stamps and the internal revenue
stamps have been added.
In this time the city delivery
service has been extended by
one carrier additional.
Because of Altus being a rail-
road center more transient reg-
istered mail is handled than any
two towns of our size in this
section. In view of the facts
just mentioned and the further
fact of the holiday rush of mail-
ing, won't you have a heart and
help us render you more efficient
service by observing the follow-
Have your mail addreeeed.
It is not enough just to have it
come to Altue, Okla. Give jour
box number or your street ad-
dress or your rural route number.
This office servee approximate-
ly 12000 people aed e very large
par cent of them are new and
transient at this time.
It is utterly impoeaible to re*
member where each pieee of
mail goes without the addreea.
An average of 25 letters each
day are returned or aent to the
Dead Letter office becauae of
Do your mailing now.
Address plainly and wrap ee-
curely before coming to the of-
fice. Parcels msy be marked.
"Not to be opened until Christ-
.We. will appreciate any sug-
gestions that will help us to ren-
der better service.
S. H. Starkey. P. M.
MissAdamae Sanderson waa
here over Sunday for a visit with
her parents. Dr. and Mrs. W. EL.
Sanderson, returning to her*
school work at the State Univer-
sity at Norman Monday.
Miss Hollums, who haa bees
visiung her uncle. Rev. J. Wi.
Hollums and wife, for some tiafl
has returned to her home at At-
We are under obligations to
Congressman. Jim McClintic, for
! bound volums of the 3rd aession
of the 65th congress. They will
] be valuable, in the future, to
jahow how certain congressmen
voted upon queetfons of interest
' to *he people of this gevenisssnt.
i Thanks. Jim.
WHAT SHALL I GIVE?
Oh, there are to many things you could give but the
thing is to give them something which they will like,
something they can put to use about their person ^ im-
mediately. It is easy enough to tell you this but it is
another thing to find the article, or articles that will
best serve the particular purpose. That^s the way you
probably feel about it, but it is not the way we feel a-
bout it. We have hundreds of such gifts here that will
answer this individual requirement to a nicety. ^ We of
course can't list but a very few of them in this small
a New Coat, a New Suit, a Dress, a nice Fur
Scarf, a Silk Underskirt, a pair of House
Shose,- a Silk Kimmona, a Bathrobe, a pair of
Kid Gloves, several pair of Silk Hose, indi-
vidual pieces of French Ivory, a box of Hand-
kerchiefs, a nice pair of all wool blankets.
Preapnt her with some of the above items
a* a real token of your esteem.
an Overcoat, a New Suit, a Sweater, a pair
of House Shoes, a Bath Robe. Suapenders. a
New Belt, a New Tie, a New Fur Cap. a Silk
Shirt, a pair of Gloves, a Gilette Sasety Razor
a Shaving Set.
Shop as Early in tho Day as Possible aftor 9
o'clock and avoid tho Afternoon Rushes.
■ — "Ti**
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Orr, J. P. The Altus Weekly News. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 11, 1919, newspaper, December 11, 1919; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc276493/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.