The Electra Star (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 21, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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’*- '§C:A. STROUD...................City Editor
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THE HOUSE DECIDES.
The house of representatives defea -
ed the proposed protective tariff bill
on crude ai.d fuel oils in congivss
this week when the vote sood
T96 to 86 against the measure. Chair-
man Fovdney had a change of h art
and split with President Ha d ng
when he took the stand for the pro-
tective tariff The Oklahoma dele-
gation went solid for placing ilm taf-
iff on oils, while there was a spl t
among the Texas representative''.
In the vote by tellers, Rep'e e ita
.lives Garner, Blanton, Garrett. Mans-
field, Parrish and Wurzback vo’ed
against plac’ng oil on the fre'' li-t.
Those of the Texas delegation voting
to place oil on the free list v\ er<-
Representatives Box, Briggs. Black
Sanders, Hardy, Buchanan a'd Co-1-
Before killing the amendment tlv
house had voted to reduce the rropos-
ed duty to 25 cents? and 20 cents on
crude oil and fuel oil respectively
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Headline in Ft. Worth' Star Tele-
gram:—“Ford Shook, elected, presi-
dent of auto owners club.-’t^
^More About Corn.
They crossed his arms *
One sunny morn;
His death was due
To drinking corn.
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Five Bucks a Quart.
Before he died
The poor sick beggar
Warmly praised the
The corn bootlegger;
I’m dying friends.
But that’s alright—
Tt had a kick,
And the price was right.
—W. F. Record-News
,. .Rotary and -Standard .Tools
" Phones 101, 62 and 61
Wichita Floral Co.
“Say it with flowers”
Flowers and plants by ex-
press or parcel post.
By wire all over the world.
Flower Phone 3300, wire or
write Wichita Floral Co.
Wichita Falls, Texas
HOLDING OUR OWN.
Much has b°en said of the concrete
roads from here to Wichita Falls. We
are all looking forward to their com-
pletion with pleasure, because it is
our handiwork. But it will have a
certain effect on business.
In the first place it will be a pleas-
ant drive to the county seat, which
will require not over an hour Many
people will drive over to Wichita
Falls for the sake of the drive. While
there they will probably spend money
that would have been spent 1n Elec-
tra, if they had stayed at home. Peo-
ple will not consider the cost of the
trip for ft will more than pay for It-
self in the pleasure of the drive.
To offset this Electra must get
busy and meet any competition that
we may expect from Wichita Falls
We are much smaller but if we would
start in on the right lines we might
even attract Wichita Falls people to
Electra. At least we might offer
enough to keep Electra people at
It is going to take advertising to
do this Then it would look foolish to
wait until the roads are open to start.
The time to go after the business and
the people’s good will is now—then
we will have it. If we wait until the
last moment it may be hard to get.
Make the price, deliver the goods and
let the public know you have both—
the remainder will take care of itself
Byron T. Johnson, manager of the
chamber of commerce and agricul-
ture, is taking a deep interest in the
^ agricultural end of the chamber—
The Movie I’ost reads the tl les Out ! ^ heat quotations, someone said
Loud -.0 in.it Everyone run Hear, ns 1 -
burning that tl e Audience are either j nal naffpint says no wonder corn „
* Jackson’s Newstand *
Phone 240 ®
BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND <S>
Subscriptions taken for any <S>
magazine published. <S>
illiterate nr have left
home. Some imes the
misiitonuum.es a Word uml then Rude
Snickers are heard all over the
Some people read
This column rough,
And wonder where
Where we get the stuff.
m''mov'i^pesi !whisky is rheap in 0klahoma~the Engelking & Dotson
distillers have no code of honor A'
few days ago revenue officers smash-
ed over fifty stills in Oklahoma City
anrl only four of them were made of
Cross Bldg. Electra, Texas
Made India “Dry.”
Mas’ud. th<* mountain ruler of
-- ! Ghazni and the plums o? the Punjab.
i „ ,, , tA ■ ti n Kenerous pnti.ui of lepers, an able
b 'cii n<iu-ed of drinking; .... , , . .
i an Illicit ami a uairmr of no mean
The j rength, u ho maid fell an elephant
only wav we use corn Is to make] at a single stroke nnd lead n vicious
bread. Besides we couldn't afford to armv thM in< intnl prohibition in
But far be it from that
tell where it all comes from. _
Hal Haffpint says your friends are
numbered by the dollars you have in
the bank We have always noted that
the most successful politicians
the ones with the most money
Afghanistan and terPn in 1030 A. D
rvy a vvnt'T fn Aria
“We will all stick together,” said
the horsefly as he lit on the tangle-
A homely girl,
You might remark;
Can find true romance
In the dark.
A comely girl
You also say;
Is always dodging,
The light of day.
DR. H. M. KEARBY
Office -in Thompson BuWding
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LIFE, HEALTH, ACCIDENT
Walter M. Fox
Office over First Natl. Bank
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* CLYDE COLE, Prop. *
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Vaught and Phillips Gro. *
THE GUARANTY PUND LAW.
E. R Hall, state banking commis-
sioner, has placed $300,000 in the
Guaranty State bank of Ranger to pay
off the depositors of that institution
The money is from the state bank
guaranty fund and not a depos* or of
the closed Ranger bank will lose a
A number of years ago when the
guaranty fund law was proposed it
was opposed by a number of bankers
on the grounds that it was socialistic
and might lead to loose banking No-
body is objecting to the guaranty law
now on the grounds that it is soiealis-
tic. If it is socialistic nearly all the
bankers and the people like it In-
stead of leading to loose banking it
has promoted better and more care-
ful banking By preventing losses to
depositors it has served to promote
confidence generally in banks and has
been a steadying influence in these
times i>f f nan. ial s'ringency—Wich-
ita Falls Times.
While the congregation sits in sol-
emn stillness as the collection plate
Is being passed around
When you point out the dotted line
for a life insurance customer to sign
When you ask her what she is go-
ing to do tonight.
While the postal clerk looks
through a stack of letters to see if
your expense account has arrived
He dreamed pipe dreams,
Till tt was a sin;
But his pipe went out
When the hills came in.
If the re-adjustment continues the
next twelve months as it has the past
twelve, we may again see the soda
jerks and waiters working behind the
counter, minus their silk shirts.
Dear Curt:—“Can a Jellyfish shim-
“No, dear, they can only quivver.”
Don’t try to knock a -street car off
the track with a Ford just because
one pulled that stunt in Dallas.
Don’t wait until you are broke to
look for your friends
Don’t forget to give the policeman
on your beat a bottle of your borne
Don’t ask the other fellow if it’s
Don’t fail to r«-ad this column etch
week It’s a weakly occuranoe
S. S. WALKER
LUMBER PAINT BUILDERS
We Carry A Big Line
PHONE 3 6 ELECTRA TEXAS
CICERO SMITH LUMBER COMPANY
j Phone No. 10 E. V. Haltom, Mgr.
—Why go through the hot summer days m misery, suf-
fering from the heat, when for a few dollars you can
get a wonderful comforter in our store.
—Emerson fans are considered the best on the market
and we have all kinds and sizes at a price you can af-
—Electric washers, irons and toasters will also be won-
derful comforts this summer. Call in and let us show
you our big stock of electrical goods.
THE QUALITY STORE
THAT IS WHAT THIS BANK CAN
DO FOR YOU.
A connection here will help you to
make money and make “Every Crop
a Money Crop.”
Security National Bank
JOHN BROWNLEE, Pres.
C. R. MILLER, Cashier.
R. P. PRINCE, Vlce-Pres.
GEO. F. LEBUS
E. B. PRINCE
J. H. HOWELL
D. T. CROSS
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Stewart, W. C. The Electra Star (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 21, 1921, newspaper, July 21, 1921; Electra, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth892909/m1/4/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Electra Public Library.