The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 7, 1920 Page: 1 of 6
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The Duke Times
Pay Cash for
—•ml buy thrift cb«a|Ntr Many lt»m* art* nulug
higher. I am doing my In»I to protect fun from
higher prices by buying ahead all I can. I am m«i
fullnvlng lb# market up only aa I am compelled in,
but am celling (or a clam profit and giving tbe pub-
lie tbe benefit of my buying.
I am here to serve you and will appreciate
Implement*, Buggies and Wagon*
Three art* not only advancing very faet but are bard
to get at a!) Come in at once and let ue aupply
your wante while you eau get them and before we
nave to advauce price*. These 1 sell for caeh or ap-
B. E. DARBY
The Price Maker
Uraa. Jaraao* Corwrv. Uiuimi*. fkinar. May 7. IMO
IMPORTANT MEETING IS
CALLED FOR MONDAY NIGHT
Patron* of School and All Plmi>atai» CHiieni Urged In
Bn Present Cs-ty Sup.rbtsadoa
WUIAUrnee the Meeting.
Here since 1907
and going to stay
Crop Condition Promising.
The general crop 4 outlook wm
never more flattering than at the
present time. Wheat, oate and
alfalfa are more prQmieing than
laat year, and farmer* have their
land well prepared for spring
planting which i* progressing
Warm weather has been a little
late in arriving but tha soil is
now getting warm and cotton
planting is now the principal oc
cupation of everyone. The cot-
ton acreage for this section will
be increased considerably over
last year. 9
Prof. Enloe Smith of Hollis
was here Monday enroute to AN
tus. Mr. Smith was at one time
principal of Duke School.
A. B. Burlison of Prairie Hill
is to soon build a modern resi-
dense on his farm south of Prair-
ie Hill school house.
There la many a dip twin the
eup and (be lip but in tbe nailer
of our eebool for nest year we
don't propoe* thai there will bo
any slip. There are many ibtago
yet to bo determined upon and
that need tbe council of iho eiti*
tenship of tbe district.
Tbe program of procedure for
next year tu obtain our proper
length of term and making the
necessary improvements is gulto
out of the ordinary and cones-
quently the board eannot proceed
without certain help sod oonueol
of tbe patrons interssted in tbe
Schools all ovsr ths stain are
having meetings and trying to
solve the problems confronting
them indent to msintsinlng a
school of sufficient length to sn-
able their children to do eredita*
ble work. This is a mattsr en •
titled to the careful consideration
of every one who has a obild to
send to school.
Tbe increase of expense for
next term will be heavy and it
brings about a condition that
must be met. We can't afford to
behind. Teachers don't
oome to apply for positions in the
school as tbey used to do bscsusa
good paying positions are plenti
School closed here Tuesday.
We have had the best school that
has been taught here for some
time. Parents are well pleased
with the progress the children
There was an ice cream supper
given at Roy Sledge's lastThurs
day night. A large crowd was
there and all report a nice time.
Farmers are very busy plant-
ing cotton. The nice rain put
the ground in fine shape for
planting. Wheat, oats and bar I The derrick and part of the
ly is making rapid growth and | machinery for the new test well
ful aad il la now nsomary for
the boards to bunt for the leach*
or instead of waiting for the
teacher to bunt tbe board. Il te|
a coodition tbe average patron
knows but little and the gravity
of whiob is Utile realised. Il is
Urns wben all must be agreed
aad when team work is necess-
It is a faet that lbs money
that was spent for our school the
lost term would maintain fo> next
year a school of about five months
duraUon. We must have a nioe
months term, we want to get tbe
school on tbe accredited list, we
want every teacher in the sohool
next term to have at least a first
grsde certificate, we need more
library, our heating plant must
be arranged differently, wo can't
get on tbe accredited list without
laboratory equipment. What are
we going to do about ii? These
questions will be disuuassd at our
meeting Monday night at ths
The County 8upt. will be pres-
ent and his counsel will no donbt
be timely and good, we need
yours too. Don't let anything
prevent your attending this meet-
ing. It is your business and you
should attend to it.
SO THE PEOPLE
Heliotrope Flour la wortb $7.20 per hundred on
the market today We want room for nest ear load
Which will be much higher. We will sell for a
few daye only at Id. 75 per hundred. Take advan*
tage of tbU golden opportunity Tbe man who can
sell !00 aacka of flour or loo pair of eboee In a day I*
loo times more valuable than tbe roan who can aell
only one |>air of shoes In a day.
We pay our bills betore due, take our discounts,
buy in large quantities, save the freight on every-
thing possible, own one building and only pay tffi
}«r mouth rent. Ho. when you sum up all of our
advantage* you will sre why we are able to aell be*
low tbe average oue-horse mercbaut.
Come Now! Be sure to buy enough.
HARVEY & SON
The Farmers Friend
MATERIAL ARRIVES FOR TEST
ON A. T. PERRYMAN FARM
will soon be heading.
J. B. and W. A. Laffertv of
Eldorado were here Monday visit-
ing their sister, Mrs. M. E. Aus-
tin near town.
FOR SALE—Good buggy pony.
Gentle for anybody to drive
Price chaep. See 0 G. Lee.
fonsign Your Cotton
From our past years of experience in handling the
late cotton crop, we are inclined to the opinion that
you cannot reasonably expect to sell what cotton you
may still have on hand to local buyers.
Do not look for the demand to get
much better than it has been for
the past two months.
Taking this into consideration, most farmers are con-
fronted with the possibility ot having to carry over
iuto another season the cotton that they still have on
We recommend that you consign ^11 low grade cotton
to Memphis, Tenn., and all cotton that will grade
middling or better to one of tbe gulf ports. This
Bank will render you all tbe assistance possible.
Call and talk the matter over with us.
FARMERS & MERCHANTS
on the A. T. Perryman farm, two
miles east and tour north of
town, arrived Monday of this
week and was immediately hauled
out. The contractor who is to
put up the derrick is said to be
on the ground and work will be-
gin at once, and may be going on
at this time. All machinery that
has been received is new and the
latest in oil well equipment.
It is reported that the contract
calls for a test of 2800 feet or
more and the people of this place
are feeling good over the prompt-
ness with which matters are be-
ing handled by tbe company that
has tbe drilling contract. Leases
are hard to obtain in that coun-
try and none have changed
hands in some time.
It is said drilling will begin as
soon as the machinery can be in-
stalled and a crew of drillers ob-
Monday night the local post'
office was broken into and rob-
bed of a small amount of money
It is estimated that about S42
in both money and stamps was
taken. Entrance was made
through a rear window.
Up to this time the guilty par-
ty has not been apprehended.
Sheriff English and County At-
torney Pelley were notified and
spent considerable time here
Tuesday investigating the rob
bery but no arrest was made.
At the Methodist Church
'Dependable and BerrteaMe."
Married at Gould
■ Saturday afternoon Joe White
surprised his many friends by
slipping off to Gould where he
was married to Miss Dora Cooper
a popular school teacher of Har-
mon county, Rev Shelton of
Gould performing the ceremony.
Joe i* well known here and
well liked by everyone. He has
lived here a good many years
and is a son of Mrs. J. W. White.
His bride was teaching at Met-
calf, and is held in high ssteem
by a host of friends. The Times
Buy Tulsa Cars.
Burnett and Marshall wbo are
agents for the "Tulsa" report
the following sales of touring
oars: C. A. Dennis, J. C. Cole,
V. M. Settle, and R. L. and C.
H. Massey. John aad Frank
Marshall have also bought a
Buroeu A Marshall have con-
tracted for 100 oorsto bo deliver-
ed ibis year, aad haw also taken
eight ooontiee in Oklahoma aad
Texae, where they wiU appoint
Dr. Mays Buys Farm
Dr. R. H. Mays has bought of
J. A. Lupher a very fine farm
four miles east of town. This is
said to be one of the best farms
in Jackson county and the Doc-
tor says be intends to sow a good
part of the land in alfalfa.
The deal wsa made by B. C.
Sale of Personal Property
I will sell at Public Auction on
the streets of Duke on Saturday.
May 15, at 2 o'clock the house
hold and kitchen furniture of T.
C. Duncan, deceased. Terms
Sol. Anderson, Adminstrator.
Sunday school 10 a m , R. L.
Darby, Supsrintendent. Pre ach-
ing Sunday morning and night
by tbe pastor.
8uhjectll: a. <n., "Ye must
be born again." Subject 8: p.
m., "The witness of the 8pirt."
Prsyer meeting every Wednes.
day night. The publio is cordia-
ily invited to all our services.
We had two good services at
Victory Sunday. Sunday night
three young people gave their
hand for prayer.
Mrs. M. E. Austin was taken
to Mangum Hospital Monday and
operated on for appendicitis.
She is now doing well and it is
thought she will be able to return
home within a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Reaves mo-
tored to Altus Sunday afternoon.
Aeroplane Visits Here.
Last Thursday an aeroplane
arrived in town and remined here
until 8unday morning.
Practically every person who
had the price (S10.00) took
spin in tbe air; soms for their
The plane is owned by C. O.
Freeman of California who ie al-
eo pilot. He wae accompanied
by W. O. DefOrd his meehaaic.
Cel. Owea aad N. B. Duncan,
two proeperoae farmers of the
Blake eoaatry, ware ia
Saturday oa besiaees aad
Tbe Tteeo aa appreciated call.
J. S. Craig aad wife aad J. T.
Craig aad wife left
We have received an extra good car
Bois d 'Arc
Those who have b^en wanting to do
fencing and other work can now se-
cure them in most all sizes.
Our stock of Lumber and Building
Material is complete and we take
great pleasure in showing our cus-
tomers what we have.
We have tbe paint.
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Thurman, W. R. The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 7, 1920, newspaper, May 7, 1920; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc404280/m1/1/?rotate=0: accessed January 24, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.