The Duke Times (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, July 13, 1917 Page: 1 of 6
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The Duke Times
IH'KK. JAt'KMON IXJINTY. OKLAHOMA KHIUAV. JULY l». :»»T
While the War Lasts
1^*1 all of tta «|o what w«* ran to help win II.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT IF WE
LOSE THIS WAR
What th»n will we have left ffe
What will mm have W
U hat will your land he •«>r«h f
What will your m ury be worih •
WHAT OF YOUR HOMES ?
I.n wvryonf think how ih«y ««n b»«i wr*# Av»rio«.
My W%y of Serving America
1* to buy and sell Uroc*rie«i »•» cliea|i bh p<m»ih|r
liet my prlcea before you l»tt> and I will
try and make it pay you.
I SELL FOR 8P0T CA8H ONLY
Whiah permits lue to sell cheaper than other*.
The Spot ('anli Price Maker.
SCHOOL ELEC- LOCAL NEWS
TION TUESDAY OF INTEREST
R. C Hallow Named Director Gathered by Our Stall of
and Levy ol 6.6 Milla Loyal Rural G
TutNKiy afternoon ih» annuel* PRAIRIE HILL
eehuol election we* hvlti at U»* \ m« wee horn lu Mr. and
ti^htii hou«e, ihr puri> •• of Mr- \U>y Pool U«i Friday. W»
whioh «•« to vote aa etc*** levy do not know needy how lioy
Will Sow Large Wheat Crop
I. N. Green of Kiowa, Kan
who owns several farms near, Peden and Mrs. M
this place was here the last of
last week on business and says
he is preparing to sow not less
than .'#)0 acres of wheat on his
farms here this fall. Mr. Green
says that while crops are very
short here he is not at all die-
couraged and his farms are nor
for sale, and that he will have
them pot in wheat as be feels
Monday evening Mrs C. P
G Soivaly en-
fert lined Severn I voting people
wi'h a moonlight picnic on Tur-
key Creek. Lunch was served
in the moonlight and various
games and contests were enjoy
ed. Those composing the party
were Mrs. Marsh, Misses Madge j
Buchanan, Grace Bailey, Edna
Kinder and Idamae Brown The
following young gentlemen also
af 0 0 millt *a4 also to »l*et a
director, the terra of Tom Much-
alien having aspired. Not a vote
wee oast against the lev.' and
only one wo uaei agsinet a nine
month* term of school.
I Notwithstanding the fact thai
the coming term of achool will
. coal more than the one of la«t
I yeer when a levy of U ti mill* wen
J r» quired, the coming term will
5 cost lha taxpayer* lee# money
.; from the fact that a greater por-
' lion of ba k tains have been col-
,iected and more stele and coun •
i ty funds are available now iben
heretofore. Coal and other necea.
Jsiiies have advanced and the
board made an estimate of an in-
creased expense over last year
of &HJ8 This amount of course
may not be used, but will he
available should it be needed
The faot that not a vote was
cast against the levy speaks well
fur the citizenship of the place,
proves conclusively that
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. White while her husband
confident next year will be a very j attended: Messer Weaver Guf
productive one. ^,Mr- Green[ ^.n» J^hn £. Peterson, Cecil Buch
been in Western
Kansas all his
life and says he is accustomed to
drouths and that people should
not be discouraged too quickly.
Crop failures are common in all
countries and because we have
failed here this year is no reason
we will not make abundant crops
Will Go To California
E C. Ballow and wife and son,
Joe, and Mrs. Ernest Ballow will
leave tomorrow for California
where they will remain a short
time visiting their daughter,
Mrs A. G. Summers. Mr Ballow
and Joe will make a trip over
California, Oregon and portions
of Idaho, looking at the country
with a view of homesteading
some land. They will make the
trip by automobile and will be
away for a year or more. R. C.
Wade has rented their home
place three miles north-east of
anan* and ffodna H. Dallrymple,
who is here visiting friends.
Cheap, Fertile Lands.
If you are looking for wheat or
potato land or stock ranches it
will pay you to write L. L. Long,
Pine St., Helena, Mont.
Reference: J. H" Leonard,
Why pay more when you
can get the Best work for
less money? My customers
are satisfied customers.
Laundry leaves Tuesday
Looking as Good as
It a man is well he must necessarily look well.
To look well he must be dressed becomingly. A
hand tailored suit cut to your individual measure,
made from all wool fabrics, will add to yonr looks.
You will look well and be well clothed if you use
wisdom in the selection of your tailor.
i« h«Hing himself down but J. J.
Blair strut* proudly.
Airs lt*wkina and family
0>..ior»d over to the county seat
on t>u*me»e Friday,
Mrs. O. Curry is recovering
from her several week* attack of
Numbers of the Woodmen on the
Hoi Miten ied the big blowout on
the night of July 2nd which the
Duke camp pulled off.
We havent hvard much lately
from the Chopper team. They
got busy for e while but seen* to
have shrunken a bit recently
along with other things in the
hoi weather ye are having.
The crops are standing out
prettv well considering every-
thing but are getting mighty
tfcirnty now. A little while long-
er will tell the tale.
A great many of our people ijtjng her
were trading in Duke Saturday j week.
afternoon. j Thrashing is in full blast .on
One of the happiest farmers on the north end of the route, but
the yield is light.
Mrs. Bert Smith and three sons
returned Wednesday from a
weeks' visit with her mother who
> lives north-east of Altus.
L. B. White and E. L. Adams
built a small bridge on the route
Monday near J. H Marshall's,
L. B. says a6 soon as he can get
gome hands he wil] do some road
The carrier and family visited
I at Altus last Sunday.
| W. D. Bronson and others
: passed through Altus ^Sunday
| evening enroute home after a
I tour through some of the Texas
i and Oklahoma oil fields.
THE BIG SALE
• •• • at••• •
C. D. FEARS
DRY GOODS STORE
Is in Full Blast Now
Be ••tire to take advantage of tliia opportune
ity to day in a supply of Hirst Claaa Ury
(rood* at th*** exceedingly i«»ar prit***.
Special Bargains Every Day
The More You Buy the More
DRY GOODS STORE
'The Store of Quality Merchandise."
Miss Marcia Richardson is vis-
sister at Altus this
Jesse Roberson, Malcolm
Thomas, Robt. Ramsey and a
Mr. Burks left a few days sgo
for the Plains to work in tha har-
vest. O. T. Thomas took them
in bis jitney.
I)rs. Avann <fe Hall of
Blair will be in Duke Fri-
day and Saturday of this
week and Monday and Tues-
day ot next week to practice
Dehtisti'y. They are pre-
pared to do all kinds of first-
class, up-to-date dental work
at reasonable prices. A 11
work absolutely guaranteed.
Office over Darby's Store.
everyone is in favor of a good the Hill is Will Scarbrough who
school and are willing to help | made more than 700 bushels of
See Different Designs
- - - Of Better Built Homes
at our office,, and let us figure with you on a home
complete.- We can furnish you with views of homes
ranging in price from $200 to any price you may
wish to bnild. We will be glad to show you through
the book and help you make a selection, furnishing
you with any information you wish to know.
Screens for Sleeping Porches always
Any information in regard to prices on above homes
or screening in porches of differeut sites will
be furnished by your phoning No. 28.
Mrs. L. B. White returned
home Saturday from Vinson
where she has been under medi-
cal treatment for the past -year.
Luther and Gary Roberson,
Hill White and . Lester Hollars
left last Thursday tor the plains
where they will work in the har-
Miss Zollie Crigger spent last
week wiih Mrs. L. R. Lowry of
W. M. Cunningham, L. B.
been postponed as the board did j White, E. L. Adams, and Charley
not wish to involve the districtj Cunningham made a business
in the face of the present short trip to Altus Monday.
crop but as soon as condition be- j. a. Griffin was called to Man
| come normal another room will j gum Tuesday to attend the bed-
be completed and another teacher j 8jde Qf his mother. Mrs. Griffin
added to the faculty. has many friends here who sin-
cerely hope she will soon recover.
He Is Now Grandpa William Cunningham left cne
i i di * o • • u ii iday last week for Kansas where
Jack Blair of Praine Hill was . ... , _ ,,
he will work in the harvest fields.
bear the burden of taxation.
Twocanidates were named for
director they being R. C. Ballow
who received 22 votes and W. A.
Locker who recie%'ed 8 votes.
Duke school has a bright future
and is rapidly becoming recog-
nized is one of the best m the
county The high eohool enroll
ment for the ooining term will be
the largesc in the history of the
place, and the directors and tea-
| chers of the high school hope to
| have an accredited school with-
j in a year or two. Because of the
j drouth some improvements have
in town Saturday wearing a very
broad smile and when asked the
reason replied that he was now
"grandpa," a sen having been
homed the evening before to his
daughter. Mrs. Roy Pool.
ever, the fact that Jack is grand-
pa does not seem to age him
particle, and ten yeara from
now he will tie the same boyish
looking, congenial every-dav
"Jack Blair," just as pleaaant
to know and on* of the noel
agreeable of man.
City Meat Market
N. E. BOSTICK, Prop.
I solicit your trade guaran-
teeing honest weights and the
best the market affords.
Open Sunday from 5 to 9:30
a. m. and from 5 to 6 p. m.
"16 Ounces to the Pound."
Barn Destroyed By Fire.
Last Thursday about noon the
large barn of Mrs. C. L. Robin-
Bon of the New Hope community
was destroyed by f i r e . The
building was a large one and
contained a quantity of feed,
several sets of harness, a buggy
and some plow tools, all of which
was consumed by the flames.
Insurance to the amount of $500
was carried on building and con-
tents, which is said to have been
about half the amount of the
loss. Several small buildings
and lots were also destr oyed.
How the fire originated is a mys-
tery, as no one had been about
since early in the morning.
M'Ss Gladys Splawn spent last
week with Miss June Middleton at
a small rain fell Tuesday night
and was greatly appreciated by
the farmers of this community.
W. M. Cunningham returned
from Altus Wednesday where he
had been attending to business
M.L. Thomas and family spent
(Sunday with R. P. Crigger and
Mrs. Luther Roberson is puit*
Is Your Money Working
As It Should?
Is it helping to build up Duke and the surrounding
country or is it helping to build up some other town?
Is it buried and serving no one or is it de-
posited in the local Bank, where it will be
used to help your neighbors and friends?
You don't owe us your business unless you own
property or have an interest in the developing of
this country of owe ue money.
Think this over.
THE FARMERS & MERCHANTS
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