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ii)i i! :' i f: + ;i/ e PAGE TWENTY-TWO You'll Feel at Home! You'll feel at home when you visit t this Bank, we can assure you. One of our most ceaseless purposes is to so treat our customers that they will consider each visit to this Bank a pleasure. Whatever the nature of your busi- ness, you can come to us with the as- surance that you will be courteously and considerately dealt with. Our aim is that this Bank shall al- ways be regarded by those who deal with it as "The Bank With a Personal- ity." First National Banla Morrilton, Arkansas The Light Overland on triplex springs scored an- ,other remarkable triumph in Annual 355-mile Los Angeles-Yosemite Economy Run. Four out of the six cups offered fell to Overland cars. ....... RIGGS OVERLAND COMPANY ....... Conway County Agents. $ $ $ i Phone 308 Morrilton, Arkansas ! n For Everything to--EAT AND WEAR 47 Non-profiteering storesin Arkansas. THE FAIR NO. 23 S.L. Redwine, Mgr. Morrilton, Ark .... ,, Cruee-FarishM0tor Co. J H IMBODEN & SON Hudson and Essex Motor Cars Everything To Build a Home Federal Tires Automobile Repairing " Morrilton, Ark. Phone 178 1gorrilton Conway Hope Dewitt NEW YORK BARGAIN STORES M. REICH, Mgr. Dry Goods, Clothing, :Shoes and Hats Ladies', Men's and Children's Ready-to-Wear Apparel Morrilton, Arkansas Morrilton Milling Co (Inc,) R. H. Fiser, Vice Pres. M. H. Dean, Vice Pres. J. A. Frisby, President Loid Rainwater, Treas. C. H. Kaigler, Sec.Mgr. WHITE * MILL Flavo, White Star Flours White Star Meal Robinson's Code .Morrilton, Arkansas THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. n MORRILTON Rapidly Growing Business Center, Surrounded by Productive Farms--Soon to Have Bridge Across the Arkansas River. Morrilton, recognized as the best business town between Van Buren and Little Rock, antl never "had a "boom" so called, but its growth has been strong and vigorous from the be- ginning-each year showing gain in population and trade. Morrilton dominates a most magni- ficent surrounding country. The Ar- kansas river bottoms for miles on both banks are tributaries to its trade. Its business men today have been trained for years in business pursuits, and to their sagacity the future of the city may well be trusted. The new steel bridge over the Ar- kansas river at this place, now near- ling completion, opens up another field of trade to the town and removes a barrier that has prevented a great in- flux of business from the south side of the river. The approximate cost of the bridge is :$200,000. It is 1300 feet long and has a width of 17 feet clear roadway. It is paved with bituminous macadam pavement upon a base of 6 inch concrete, with concrete curbs and gutters on the fixed spans. The draw span is 366 feet long and the longest fixed spans are 252 feet. All piers go to solid rock. This bridge is connected with one of the excellent systems of highways being constcted. One of which is / and Catholic. All these churches are devoutly attended by the population of the city, and the interest manifest- ed in chumh life is evident in all the business and social activity of Mor- rilton. Reconstruction Period Morrilton, as a town, is now pass- ing through what might be temned its reconstruction period. In other words, .... it is reconstructing along the lines of progress and advancement. With the new industrial and material progress that is eing developed in county, and . e paving that will .begin soo in I stock of every thing to btgid a home. orrllon, ne prospects or a largely, ir lices and lom t se]wice le . ne p p p "- increase in populatmn are flattering. "s "-era t th blic ....... i commen(l.' tn o e pl aany new nusmess nouses are vemg] lh .1 B Arthui is a veterinar- erected as well as business blocks.-' l sure' n'anl finds his time much e; -- and efficient ad- ", ',, o .....  .... Another boasted junct to the worth of the city, is the Pe;e: momng aicl n]s WO1K :tar $ splendid Carnegie Lbrary. It is one of the best patl;onized public institu- tions in the town. Well kept and managed, its shelves are kept filled with books and records of inestimable value, aml it is one of the many as- sets to the town. As a cotton market and trading point, Morritton is unsurpassed by any town in the state. Cotton is haul- ed here and sold from a distance of' forty miles. A lively competition al- ways among cotton buyers, and much Public Library Morrilton Fair Store Number 23, is one of a chain of stores that sells everything to eat and wear. Their prices indicate that they have no profiteering cam- paign on as they offer big induce- ments. Cruse-Farish Motor Co., sell Hud- son and Essex cars and conduct a mo(le repair shop in connection with their garage. Hargis the cleaner and dyer says you will never know tim "right way" ALTUS HARDWARE Hardware and Altus, Ark. Dr. J. L. Post The Model "Where Is The Nyal Eastman Altus, Office Residence built noh to the Van Buren county: line, and on the south cad the high- way will connect with the one xmning on through to Hot Springs. The slogan will be, "Cross the River. at Morrilton," for it will become a fa- vored spot with those who will travel over this highway. The richness of the valleys in this section rival the famed richness of the Nile valley, and here are grown crops that have made the residents of this country pros- perous and contented. Church and Schools Morrilton has kept pace with other towns of the state in educational ad- vancement. The town is well sup- plied with school facilities and excel- lent inshctors. Propey has already been bought for the erection of a new and up-to-date high school building this coming year. The Catholic church also maintains a school at this place. Morrilton, among other investments recently made, has acquired the new college to be built by the Christian church o Arkansas. For this college the city pays a bonus of $100,000, which is the largest amount ever giv- en in this state for the location of an institution of this kind. Morrilton is a church town. The denominations here represented are Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Christian, Nazarene, Christadelphian Sacred Heart Church and Rectory " of the cotton sold here is of the best staple that can be grown in the South. The farm demonstration work of the county is well looked after b.y capable agents, and much progress is being made in the lines of agricul- ture and home life. Commercial Morrilton We give a description of some ol the enterprises that has helped to build Morrilton to its present in/]uen- tim stage would be fitting in this edition, but we have room for a few only. The First National Bank of Mor- rilton, Arkansas is a strong and con- servative institution and has ample resources to take care of any obliga- tion that may come to their hands. They are liberal in aiding wo%hy en- terprises that will bring prosperity to the community and are doing much towards the upbuildinff of the city. The Riggs-Overland Company is conducting a modern establishment giving Overland service and selling this well known car. They also sell Fisk tires and rebuiM and recharge batteries. The New, York Bargain Store handles a fine line of dry goods, clothing, shoes hats and ready to wear garments f)r the 9thole family. I. H. Imboden & Son carry a large to have your suit cleaned unless you try him. The Morrilton Milling Co. have just completed a new buihling known as the White Star Mill which they have equipped with modern machinery and are manufacturing a high grade of flour, meal and feed. They have a capacity of 50 barrels a day, bleached or natural and guarantee their pro- ducts. They grind meal fresh every day and make all kinds of feed. If the housewife would have success in her baking she should use "Flavo" or "White Star" from this mill. They bake more good wholesome loaves of bread to the barrel than any other brands. The "White Star" meal is al- so very fine. Sacred Heart Parish The Sacred Heart Parish was es- tablished in 1879 by the Very Rev. Jos. Strub, C. S. Sp., with the sanc- tion of the Rt. Rev. Edward Fitz- gerald, D. D., Bishop of Little Rock. Previous to this time the spiritual wants of the few scattered Catholic families living in Morrilton, were at- tended by the Rev. Father Brem, the first German priest in the who resided at Atkins. Through the efforts of the Very Rcv. Jos. Smith, C. S. Sp.., quite a few families came from varmus states in the Union and different parts of (Continued on page 32) Dr.J.B. Veterinary All diseases of animals treated. Morrilton, HARGIS "Right Cleaners ad ' " Phone 2 N. ADAMS, President M-. MUSGROVlil' L. F. STEPHENSON, Cashier. Bank e : Altus (apital Stock $25,000.00 "Small Amount Will Start An Accouut Sacred Heart Parochial School. Altus, Arkansas ':, ' 4