The Oklahoma Democrat (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 14, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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ALTUS, OKLAHOMA. THU1I8DAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1916.
Prices On Ford Cars
the universal car
The following: list price* oo Ford Cars and Chassis, f. o. Ik
Detroit, Michigan, will become effective August 1, 1916:
Ford Chasis . $325
Ford Runabout ... $345
Ford Touring Car $360
Ford Coupelet. $505
Ford Town Car ...... $595
Ford Sedan $645
We guarantee that there will be no reduction in the above
prices prior to August L 1917-but can give no assurance
whatever against advance in these prices at any time. Every
part guaranteed as before. Get your orders in early, as care
will be scarce.
Altus Ford Co.
970 FNR0LLED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LARGEST IN HISTORY
TOMORROW NIGHT DANCERS FROM
MANY ADJOINING COUNTIES WILL
JOIN IN THE PAVEMENT DANCE.
Special invitatioivs have been
issued to all of the towns in this
section of the country to be pres-
ent at the pavement dance here
tomorrow night. All arrange-
ments have been completed and
it is expected that an entire
block of the pavement will be
necessary to accomodate the
crowd. Thousands.of visitors
will either witness or participate
in this ball, and it is the inten-
tion of the instigators to make
every one have a good time. The
Altus band will furnish the
music. If this nature of pastime
appeals to you come and enjoy
yourself, and if it does not come
anyway for there will be plenty
of other attractions to amuse
The H. C. Russell dry goods
company on the west aide of the
square always has artistic and
well decorated windows and es-
pecially is our attention drawn
to them this week. Mr. Lyons,
the decorator, seems to know
just what will harmonize with
the ideas of all those that pass
this store. A good window is as
much an asset to a store as any
other form of advertising that
could be employed.
Our attention has again been
called to the fact that the mer-
chants have not been supporting
the Altus band as they should.
The band boys are doing every-
thing in their power to keep the
band going and it seems that
their efforts are almost fruitless.
It seems to us that the business
men should take I this matter
more serious and lend the band
more assistance. If it were not
for the fact that the band boys
are always ready to play for any
and all occasions we would not
be again bringing this to the at-
tention of our readers, but we
have yet to hear of an occasion
that these boys were not willing
to devote their time and energy
to assist in anything for the bet-
terment of Altus and the enter-
tainment of our visitors. Let's
help them a little, we are not
wholly void of appreciation.
We are in receipt of an an-
nouncement of the marriage of
Miss Nellie Shide to Dr. J. T.
Obert. The ceremony taking
place in Los Angeles, California,
September 2nd. They will be at
home September 20th, Altus.
Miss Shide was one of our most
popular teachers in the public
school here last year-a very ac-
complished young lady. Dr.
Obert ranks -high in the dental
profession and has a very prom-
ising future. We wish for this
exceptional couple a long, happy
and prosperous life.
The latter part of last week
the count showed 940 pupils en-
rolled in the public schools in
this city and since that time it is
estimated that about thirty have
enrolled bringing the total up to
970 school children attending the
public schools here, of this num-
ber there are 17G in the high-
school building, which includes
the eighth grade. This is the
largest enrollment in the history
of the Altus public schools.
Employed in the instruction of
these 970 school children there
are 29 instructors, 26 of them
regulars and three substitute;,,
who are filling in, awaiting fur-
ther contracts by the board with
The high school is attracting a
number of new * students from
other towns this year owing to
the two new departments that
have been added—domestic sci-
ence and manuel training. With
Mr. Hamilton as coach, the high
school expects to reap a golden
harvest in the athletics this year.
The schools of this city will
dismiss each afternoon during
the fair that the children may at-
tend and receive the benefits of
the remarkable displays of agri-
culture and live stock. They
formed a large part of the parade
on the first day of the fair.
CROWD FIRST DAT ESLIMATED AT
8.000. RACES AND OTHER AT
TRASTIONS HUGE SUCCESS
The Jackson County Free Fair
opened yesterday with a throng
of visitors estimated at 8000.
The opening feature of the fair
was an automobile parade of 300
cars, many of them decorated by
the local citizens. The parade
left the square at 1:30 p. m. for
the fair grounds which started
the fair off with a rush.
The agricultural, live stock,
poultry, fancy work, etc., to-
gether with the fastest horses in
the country provided a very in-
structive and entertaining day
for the visitors. Everyone is
satisfied with yesterdays enter-
tainment and the visitors are
coming in greater numbers today
as we write this article. The fair
committee are making arrange
ments to take care of the largest
crowd Altus has ever had tomor-
row and Saturday.
The races for tomorrow and
Saturday will be the best, not-
withstanding the races yesterday
and today were above the expec-
tations of those that attended.
Big fair, big time-do not fail to
come Friday and Saturday.
Come, we expect you. are pre-
pared to show you a real fair—
it's a success.
For Sale—5 room house, 517
N. Spurgeon street. Phone 279. 2t
WANTED Family to Bather! °f '!,e.Wor"
*0 acres of cotton that will make; the Woodmen Circle will
hold a social at their hall Friday
„ „ , „ . i evening. All members of these
Call at this office or write j two orders and their families are
one-third bale of cotton to the |
B. Lock. Route 2, Altus.
tf: cordially invited to be present.
No Depositor Ever Lost a Dollar in a State Bank in
Citizens State Bank
FRED B. JONES
T. G LRADDOCK
J w. IUCHARDSOJ.
C. W. HOC.GSETT
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS
"No hold-up monthly-pay-
ment-plan.'' But a straight
loan, with a LOWER rate of
INTEREST, than any
monthly payment company
will give. We pay out on
loans at once, no red tape,
delay or EXTRA FEES.
We make the largest farm
loans and on the best terms
of any company, besides we
inspect your land, draw up
the loan papers, and pay out
at once. Your business with
us is kept strictly private.
See us in Altus State Bank.
Weathers Loan Co.
E have re-
W/M / cently completed the
W W extension of several
f ™ new electric lines,
opening for service
considerable new territory, and in
order to stimulate house wiring in
these localities we have arranged
several very attractive propositions.
During the week commencing
Monday, September 18, we will
have our solicitor make a house to
house canvas in an effort to get in
touch with every resident of the
city not already a customer. If
you are interested, telephone the
office, giving your name and ad-
dress and we will call and go over
the proposition with you.
BAKER AND HANNA OPENING.
Tuesday night from eight to
ten o'clock in response to one
thousand invitations sent out by
the Baker & Hanna dry goods
store was crowded with ladies
witnessing the fall opening and
display on living models of the
newest creations in suits, dresses
and evening gowns, also there
was on display the headwear for
the fall season furnished by Miss
Maude Wimberle.v's millinery de-
The display, which was a reve-
lation, together with music and
refreshments made the two
hours very enjoyable for those in
SELECTING COTTON SEED.
In the fall of 1915, one of our
farmers selected cotton seed from
high producing plants. This seed
was ginned at a common gin,
and the seed was afterwards
hand picked so that most of the
defective and off type seeds were
The seed plants which were
planted of this selected seed
showed plants which were fruit-
ed much heavier at mid-summer
than the fields nearby which
were planted to common gin-run
seed of the same variety.
It is too early to get accurate
results from thiswork.butenough
has been shown to prove that any
farmer who will take the time to
select his high producing plants
can increase his yield of cotton
without increasing his acreage.
When we have small gins at
each town'with which we can
gin small lots of selected cotton
without getting the seed mixed
we can soon be able to produce
all our own planting seed which
is adapted to our soils and condi-
J. E. Payne.
Frisco R. R. Snyder, Ok la.
J. C. Prescott and Seth Gettys.
who have been prominently iden-
tified with the cotton business in
Frederick for many years, have
opened an office in Altus and are
in that city preparing to take
care of their business there.
Neither Mr. Prescott nor Mr.
Gettys has decided to remove to
Altus, but both will retain their
residence here. Frederick Lead-
DAREDEVIL WHO MADE LEAP WED-
NESDAY WILL MAKE FLIGHT
Greenup's greater shows in-
troducing high class and up-to-
date attractions of a large vari-
ety arrived Wednesday and were
open for business the same night.
In the afternoon "hi front of the
grand stand Dave Burt made one
of the prettiest baloon ascensions
ever witnessed in Altus. Burt
estimates that the bag was over
6000 feet above the earth when
he cut the parachute for the
downward flight. The balloon
after empting itself of the gas
came tumbling through the air
and fell over south of the Frisco
Saturday night Burt will make
a night ascension.
For Sale—Residence property
on S. Hightower street. Mrs.
W. T. Van Matre. ' tf
J. D. Stephens left Monday
for Wichita Falls. Tex., on busi-
Mrs. W. S. Henry left thej
! first of the week for an extended j
! visit with friends and relatives,
a; Glazier. She will also visit at j
i Dalhart and Amarillo before re-
You are hav-
The Phone No. is 509
211 .W Com.
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