The Duke Booster (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, August 11, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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THE DUKE BOOSTER
OI K MOTTO: BOOST. AND WK'l.L BOOST WITH YOU.
DUKE. JACKSON COUNTY. OKI.A.. FRIDAY. AUGUST. 11. 1911
Cow Pea Vines Six Feet in
A representative of this paper
Mini wife were entertained at the
spacious home of R. C. Ballou,
live miles northwest of Duke, last
Sunday, anil after doing ample
justice to a dinner, tit for a king,
prepared by his estimable wife,
Dob, K. C. Hallow. Hobs father,
S»cialist5 iincnmpment of the hoys, who evidently; Dnipl/ pi III nrMri
1 he socialist are having a thought the farmers only Dfllljll UUlLlilnU
ew days encampment on;raJ|ed watermclons for fun
• I , .la'iKu waiermciuiis lor run
the east side this week, 1 . . , * , . .
where (hey are having many j v,s,*ed the Patch belonging
fine speeches from the vars- to Albert Locker southwest (
ous speakers of their party, of tovvn and proceeded to Foundation is Being I aid
and while The Booster is not | he,P themselves, hut their re- . |() -- p
a political paper, we could | cePtlon was so warm that | reei
see some republicans and the>’ not sta.v to sce bow i , ' "£,?r,ck building spoken
democrats squirm as the; their presence would be ap- In 1 he Booster, last week
speakers would show up
some of the rottenness of
has materialized, and the
foundation is being laid. The
plans have been changed and
A farmer does not appre-
their respective parties. j date having his melon patch Plans have been changed and
We understood from one entered without permission j in«ead of being 25 feet two
___________of our socialist friends thatjanymor? th‘in a merchant | stories high, it will be 50
and the Booster man journeyed I some of the socialists were ■ ^oes having his store entered j .eeL and a one story build—
forth to look at the crop. didpleased with the Booster **ter business hours when he ,nS/5xll0
- -- £ - — —*- -j— - * • * ic ocLon nn'i n iVlr. Massey, while in
We went first to a, 10or 15 acre
patch of fine cane, then to a 40-
field of maize where we beheld
the finest prospect for a crop of
feed that it has ever been our
pleasure to look upon.
In going from one field of maize
to another we had to cross a
patch of cow peas of about 20
acres. This, without question,
is the finest field of peas we have
ever seen. The vines have com-
pletely covered the ground, and
are four to six feet long, and as
full of fruit as they can hold.
Returning to the house he took
us through an alfalfa.pasture in
which he has two car loads of fine
hogs runing. Bob expects to
turn one car of these hogs on
these peas and maize as soon a a
it matures until fat enough to
ship, when he will fatten the re-
mainder in the same field. Unless
some unforseen accident happens
he will have feed and to spare for
Taken all in all, this is the fin-
est prospect for a crop that we
have ever seen.
In support of our contention
that 90 per cent of the farmers
trade at Duke instead of on the
east side, we print the following
State of Oklahoma,
Jackson County, ss.
We, the undersigned citizens
of Jackson County do solemnly
swear that as we came through
the east side at about 3 o’clock p.
m. on Saturday, August 5, 1911,
there were but one wagon and
team and one 1-horse buggy on
the streets at that place. And
we further swear that in the city
of Duke we counted 62 wagons
and buggies, two automobiles,
and four horses with saddles.
A. A. Warren.
W. A. Whited.
Subscribed and sworn to be-
fore me, a notary public, this 5th
day of August, 1911.
(Seal) A. R^HICKS,
My Commission expires May 3,
for not advertising their
meeting. Let us say h«re
and now that while the other
papers of the country were
Mangum this week, pur-
chased two car loads of brick
and the building will be
is asleep, and a man who en-
ters a farmers watermelon
patch without permission
should he deemed guilty of --------..... w
furnished with copy "for the the same crime as the bur-1 fished to completion asrap-
adfertisement by the citizens S*ur’ aIK*» if necessary, be; ld,y as possible,
af the east side. The Boost-lshot down by the farmer the fj1® axpects to have the
er was never so much as con- same as *be common burglar, buddings complete and ready
sidered, so no one is to blame J*, J* Jordan also had his
except those who had the paten destroyed, also his cot-
encampment in charge. \ton held was damaged by
The Booster would have som.e unscrupulous persons
gladly advertised the en- pulling off bolls and limbs
campment but had no oppor- an<* otherwise doing damage,
tunity. We trust that the honest
rv .. people of this vicinity will
Destroy Watermelons, soon put a stop to such dep-
—...j/.vic mm icauy
for occupancy by the first
Last Saturday night, some
If you see a person going down the street in a big
hurry. They are probably rushing to the bank to
So many of late have lost their last cent by
buying grain, provisions and stocks on a margin, or
by loaning to “friends” without security, that
those who have a few dollars left are in a hurry to
get it in a safe bank that has never yet lost a dollar
of its depositors’ money.
Follow the Crowds to the
City state rank.
A. R. HICKS, Cashier
We pay 4 per cent interest on time deposits.
All Deposits Guaranteed by the Guarantee
Fund of the State of Oklahoma.
Last week, the Times accused
ue of having our “ ‘wires crossed’
and were using underhand meth-
Par be it from us to use any
underhand methods, or even to
take advantage of anything that
is in its last throes of death, and
the advantage is entirely unnes-
The three gentlemen who sign-
ed the printed statement in last
week’s Times, to discredit the
article in the Booster, in regard
to the farmers’ meeting held at
the Methodist church a few
weeks ago, are good, honest, rep-
resentative farmers, and we be-
lieve just exactly what they have
said and signed their names to.
A representative of this paper
was present at a conversation be-
tween two of these signers on
the subject, and we believe them
to be honest and conscientious in
But The Booster has been re-
liably informed that an east side
property owner, started to agi-
tate the movement, at least two
months prior to the time the
meeting was held. And as we
said in a former issue, we reiter-
ate, that it is our belief (and we
are not alone, by any means) that
the Idea was conceived, hatched,
nurtured and nourished in the
fertile(?) brain of the east side,
and we believe we can verify the
fact beyond a question of doubt
in the minds of even those who
don't want to know the facts as
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The Duke Booster (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, August 11, 1911, newspaper, August 11, 1911; Duke, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc825678/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.