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Ouachita Hotel Mrs. D. Loda, Proprietor European Plan Camden, Arkansas 109 Camden, Ark. O'CONNOR GARAGE Automobiles Repaired STUDEBAKER AGENCY Supplies, Automobiles Stored Welding of All Kinds Guaranteed Care Write to G. S. RUMPH Good to Eat Camden, Ark. D. Furr Ouachita Co.--Only Oil Adams St. Producing Co. in Ar- Camden, Ark. kansas for Farm Lands or City Property. Pres. P. W. Patterson, V. Pres. and Manager. $ Furniture Company '!The Store That Makes Good" We Pay the Freight Texarkana, Ark.-Tex. Companies Prompt Settlements 1882 BEST auser Ark.'Tex Accident, Liability, team Boilers, Bonds. Huckins House Texarkana, Ark. 3, President, C.H. Murphy, V.-Pres. Cashier C.M. Haynes, Ass't Cashier en National Bank Bank in Southvestern Arkansas $50,000.00 Surplus $60,000.00 Camden, Ark. THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. PAGE THIRTY-ONE Camden, Seat the Only i that; The they Camden encourage National worthy Bank has enter-a I /T_ xarrcana, " Twin .r., ,he Oil- " Oil f *  A . ,caFital of $aO,000, and'a surplus of] | llITII lrl I//T/TI$6O,000, and is the oldest bank in .... ,---f--- .%,gqL&l lgg &l d[ IILI LOI..&O southwestern Arkansas. The policy! (Conunuea xrom age 30.) Situated in south central Arkansas, :o=:::li:nY O:o ?difl:::cg e I :o c00o:2 :%::: [ii::::!:=V?:. the city of Camden, with its 6,000 in- Th d c habitants, offers great resources to section has been greatly benefited by I The" Merchants & Planters' Bank of diatance below Texarkana in what is its state. It is the county seat of the good work extended by the n hm hes " ^a " ]Camden has its path of civic pride It ow called the Caddo fields. The soil Ouachita county, and is the only  "c " oI u m(mn " " o " ' " has never failed m rendering to the f this section was tound to be pecu- county in the state that has brought Navigation. public every obligation in the category COTTON SCENE NEAR CAMDEN. in a real oil well. Surrounding this city are thousands of acres of the finest-farm land, some of which is at the lowest prices. On these fertile farms grows cotton, corn, peanuts, potatoes, all kinds of garden truck, as well as Elberta peaches, water- melons and canteloupes. In fact, if properly cared for, any sort of crop will grow here. In addition to this stock of all kinds fl6urish here. Min- erals, coal and clays await develop- ment, besides millions of feet of red gum, yellow pine, oak of a:l species cypress, hickory and ash afford raw material for saw mills, stave mills and wood-working plants. Modern City. Camden has electric lights, water works, sewerage, 25 miles of concrete sidewalks, graveled streets and turn- pikes and many improvements that go to make up a first c'.ass community. Three raih'oads--the Cotton Belt. Missouri Pacific and Rock Islaml--" make Camden one of the best distrib- uting' points in the south. Schools and Churches. "A $60,000 high school building, to- gether with two other schools, is one of the things the citizens of Camden are proud of. The very best educa- tional system in the state has been adopted and a progressive board of education makes tllis city one of the best for the training of the young people. The churcles have nearly every (It- nomination represented. The Catho- lics here are 'represented by Rev. Fr. H. J. Heagney, who is pastor of the Church of St. Louis. Rev. Fr. Heag- ney was formerly located at Hope: anti came to Camden less than a year ago. 'He has two missions in his charge--The Guardian Angel at El- Dorado, and St. Valentine at Risen Father Heagney is untiring in his en- deavors to do good and to buihl ulc Camden is situated at the head of of sound banking. It has also never navigation on the Ouachita river. A failed to extend a helping hand in a series of locks and dams, under con- conservative way to all deserving en- struction by the United States gov- terprises. It is a bank for service. ernment, will soon be completed, which We usually say the pulse of the will enable the city to have a water people is exhibited in the hotel accom- route to all points on the Mississippi modations and courtesies. The Oua- river, and thereby reach distant terri-,'chita Hotel is in the care of Mrs. D. tory. ;Loda, and her hospitality may be con- With the oil fields so near by, Cam-lsidered a fair sample of Cmnden's den feels its importance and growth, lhospitable community. As a hostess, i she gives the best her resources will fallow, and as far as home comforts 00are concerned, the Ouaeh00ta hotel i!ii!i!ili:/:i!i' ': gives the best in quality, as well as sanitary and clean sleeping rooms. O'Connor's Garage is noted for its liarly adapted to fruit, especially to peaches, and now five of the largest peach orchards in th,, 'world are located within seventy-five miles both north and south of Texarkana. This city is'in the center of a great belt of hardwood timber, ash, elm, gum oak and hickory of the best quality and in quantities to make their manu- facture profitable. More than 100,- 000 acres of this timber is n)w offer- ed at attractive prices'to manufactur- ers in order to open the lands to cul- tivation. A levee constructed at a cost of $800,0{}0, now nearing comple- tion, extends for seventy miles along the south and west banks of Red river, protecting a great era of the .el"vice and cientific repair shop most fertile soil in the world from They have ample storage room, and ...... , . I overllow, lanti owners are clearing their accessories meet all reqmre- ...... , , funs eriie valley at the rate of 10,- ments for cars. Wehfing is a ieature 000 aces er ea and r and satisfaction is their first prin- ' P Y " a e offering ciple. , this timber at prices far below its "Buy a f'u'm" is "t big thought in ] real value in order to get the land for an individual's min(l these (lays. But lagricultural uses. if you call upon G. S. Rumph, he will tell you about some fine famn land as well as some city property. The Cottage Cafe makes a feature of fitting the stomach with every- thing good to eat. Ellis F. Furr, the proprietor, knows how to get fresh and good food, as well as how .to pre- pare it. Music makes the home happy be- cause it is the introduction to an en- A GOOD BANK I IN i Altus is the Bank of Altus, organized A GOOD TOWN Ii in 1904, with a capital stock of $12,500, , which was increased in 1917, to $25,-: 000. This institution has done a great Merchants & Planters Bank It ,or the upbuilding o the com- munity and the confidence that the people of this section have placed in Camden, Ark. IJ its security is demnstrated by its wonderful growth. In 1905, the Bank Cap::::,::::0:: i i[ f Altus had depsits f $21'000' and at the present time, their deposits are i more than $200,000. This bank has always maintained a policy of promoting its officials from * .1 the ranks. Mr. J. N. Adams began as cashier in 1905, and in 1917 was made REV. FATHER H. J. HEAGNEY joyable frame of mind. The most able as a market product. Then there Pastor of the Churcl of St. Louis serious capitu',ate before good music.' was the "e -': ............ I  rHc soil in ne valleys na Consult Bensberg's Music Slmp fo' extended alon', t  .... , ' s ae lieu river. om- Its merchants and citizens are all well- pimos, players, phonographs or graf. I ......... ' ,lltl'L:ial lnerescs v,ere no long In to-do and progressive people. They onolas. They sell instruments o believe in building up thi city and quality, recognizing these wonderful advan- tages a:l raih'oads were built and comnmnity, and do all in their p.ower J.A.' MeLted Land Company is a ., commercial enterprises became a mat- to give all-comers a royal southern well known name in Camden. They ter of fact. welcome, have a list of hnproved farms, cut- Commercial Camden. over hinds and colonization tracts Indications of gas were discovered and the future of Texarkana was as- It is a well understood fact that They endeavor to bring new blood to financial institutions promote thrift the community, and are buihling up a sured. Pioneer Catholics were among and economy. They do more than bigger Camden. those deevloping the country. They established a settlement and worked hard to found a parish. Finally St.  ALTUS Edward's Church was organized by i Father Kramer, with twenty-three ! families to its credit. The Benedic- tine Sisters were also installed, later, 1 Thriving Center for Farm Products in a school connected with the church. , I and Timber. The hard work of the successors to the first appointmdnt of St. Edwas Altus is one of the important busi-have resulted successfully. The par- ness centers of Franklin county and ish now are the possessors of three has a population of around 1,000 peo- fine lots and over $20,000 in the bank, [pie. It is surrounded by a fertile with about as much more subscribed farming country and ffuch fruit and for a new church. This new edifice cattle are raised in this locality. The will be bui as soon as labor awl ma- terial can come within reach of those bottom lands raise splendid crops of in charge of building the new struc- corn, cotton and alfalfa, while the ture. fruit and cattle-raising farms are in  the hill sections.. Farmers Oil and Fertilizer Company. There is also much timber on this The cotton seed and peanut have land and sawmill industries are nu- become very importan factors in merous. Altus is a prosperous town commerce. From the cotton seed the oil and by-products enter into the in- and is growmg rapidly. The people gredients of many, marketable corn- ale thrifty antt industrious and the many natural advantages help them modities and useful fabrics and from to makea good livelihood. The town the peanut many delicious and use- is modern in its civic affairs. The ful cooking oils are made. best of school advantages is furnished The business of crushing cotton- for the young, and a good social and seed and peanuts has grown to an moral condition prevails. It is a important one and the Farmers Oil healthy and pleasant place to live, with anti l"ertilizer Company of Texarkana good town streets and roads in all di- are among the large concerns who rections, together with the finest have taken up this line of work. This farms to be found along these roads, company was organized by'D. C. Har- Helps Town Grow. rington, in 1909, when it was incur- Among the lively enterprises of porated, and he became its manager. They have about three acres of ground on West Fifth street and the K. C. $. railway crossing. The office is located at 915 West Fifth street. The plant consists of four large build- ings which are equipped with modern machinery for producing cotton seed oil, peanut oil and by-products. The business has grown contmuous- ly under the successful management of Mr. Harrington and new features have been added to meet the demands of the market. The products of this company are shipped all over the United States and to foreign coun- president. L.F. Stephenson began as tries, and the quality of their output assistant cashier in 1912, and was pro is considered of the finest. Standard JAML d [reted in 1917 t the psitin f cash" in everything they manufacture is the C eo ,ier. j. T. Karr was appointed assist- motto of the concern and their goods ant cashier last year and M. Musgrove ahvays find a ready market. L at, mp'an'"o--any .o.d00 the position of vice president. The officers of the F,rmers Oil The Bank of Altus will continue to and Fertilizer Company are all local grow under the able management of people whostand high in the corn- these gentlemen, munity. The concern is doing its The Altus Cash Hardware Company share to bqng prosperity to the city, cuts a big figure in the furniture and snd advertises it by sending its pro- hardware business of this section, ducts in all parts of the world. Their stock embraces everything for the city home in their line, as well as HOME. the many things used on the farm. The Model Drug Store is known as Home is  ma's" end of the day the store where quality is paramount Ihave n 'that 'fol hich he woks"  i . '. , ..... , an Besides a large hne of drugs, whic, reallzes anew each e e i - - v nng ne wno Leases. include Nyal's well known remedies,[makes  and maintains th '" " . e naven ls BENSBERG'S MUSIC SHOP Edison Phonographs Colmbia Grafonolas Pianos and Player Pianos Camden, Ark. Catholics Among First Settlers. The first settlers of Texarkana, like all other pioneer people, went through many hardships in order to establish a substantial community. The indus- trial growth of the settlement was assured because of the location and the natural resources of the section. It was the center of a great belt of hardwood timber of the best quality land in quahtities to m,,).e it profit- and druggists' sundries, they carry honored, and holds a sacred trust. Eastman kodaks, toilet articles and add service to quality. I PATRONIZE OU] ADVERTISERS. Camden, Arkansas Dealers in Farm Lands, Colonization Tracts and Oil