Polk's Abilene (Taylor County, Texas) City Directory, 1960 Page: 7
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and GENERAL INDEX
R. L. POLK & CO., publishers of more than 1,000 city,
county, state and national Directories, present to subscrib-
ers and the general public, this, the 1960 edition of the
Abilene City Directory.
Confidence in the growth of Abilene's industry, popula-
tion and wealth, and in the advancement of its civic and
social activities, will be maintained as sections of this Dir-
ectory are consulted, for the Directory is a mirror truly
reflecting Abilene to the world.
The enviable position occupied by R. L. POLK & CO.'S
Directories in the estimation of the public throughout the
country, has been established by rendering the best in Dir-
ectory service. With an unrivaled organization, and having
had the courteous and hearty cooperation of the business
and professional men and residents, the publishers feel that
the result of their labors will meet with the approval of every
user, and hat the Abilene Directory will fulfill its mission as
a source of authentic information pertaining to the city.
Four Major Departments
The four major departments are arranged in the follow-
I. THE YELLOW PAGES constitute the first major de-
partment of the Directory. This embraces a complete list
of the names and addresses of the business and professional
concerns of the city, arranged in alphabetical order under
appropriate headings-a catalog of all the activities of the
city. Preceding this catalog, likewise grouped under ap-
propriate headings, are the advertisements and business
cards of firms and individuals desiring to present a more
complete list of their products or services than is possible
in the catalog itself. The Yellow Pages represent reference
advertising at its best, and merit the attention of all buyers
and sellers seeking sources of supply or markets for goods.
In a progressive community like Abilene, the necessity of
having this kind of information up-to-date and always im-
mediately available, is obvious. The Directory is the com-
mon intermediary between buyer and seller, and plays an
important role in the daily activities of the commercial,
industrial and professional world.
II. THE ALPHABETICAL LIST OF NAMES of residents
and business and professional concerns is the second major
department, printed on white paper. This is the only record
in existence that aims to show the name, marital status,
occupation and address of each adult resident of Abilene,
and the name, official personnel, nature and address of each
firm and corporation in the city.
III. THE DIRECTORY OF HOUSEHOLDERS, INCLUD-
ING STREET AND AVENUE GUIDE, is the third major de-
partment, printed on green paper. In this section the num-
bered streets are arranged in numerical order, followed by
the named streets in alphabetical order; the numbers of the
residences and business concerns are arranged in numerical
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