Kinsearching May 9, 2010




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Besides furnishing tidbits of information about teachers and pupils, school publications may provide a snapshot of local business people and their businesses through advertisements. In addition to supplying details about available services and products, the ads often contain interesting slogans. The advertisers listed below are found on pages I-VII of the November 1911 issue of The Sphinx, published by the Students’ Association at Stamford College in Stamford, TX. (Some surnames are capitalized for emphasis and some punctuation may be added for clarity.)

     W. T. ANDREWS, Attorney – “Office in Levitt Building”
     Baggett’s Restaurant – “Short Order House. We handle everything good to eat. Also choice candies, cold drinks, fresh cigars and tobaccos.”
     Baker-Bryant Co., Dry Goods
     Bennett’s Cafe –“The market affords nothing that we do not carry. Trade of College Students solicited. Oysters a specialty.”
     Bon Marche
     Dr. E. O. BREWINGTON, Dentist – Office was “Over Citizens National Bank”
     Brown & Cunningham, Clothing
     J. B. BROWN – “Shoe Repairing Neatly Done.”
     Buie & Bunkley, Dry Goods
     Central West Drug Co. – “Visit the Sanitary Fountain at the Rexall Store. Drugs, Sundries, Toilet Goods, Stationery, and etc.”
     Citizens National Bank
     Mrs. B. CONGER – “Fashionable Millinery for discriminating women. Our line of new fall styles are (sic) unique in every particular.”
     Culwell Bros., Groceries
     Dobyns The Jeweler - (Conklin Fountain Pens, Watch Repairing, Diamond Setting, Fine Engraving, etc.”
     Duggan Insurance Co.
     Duncan Grocery Co. (J. E. DUNCAN)
     First State Bank
     Home Bakery (E. A. PURDY, Proprietor)
     Jones Tailoring Co. (A. T. JONES, Manager)
     J. A. LAMBDIN & Co. – (Editor’s note: For information about the J. A. Lambdin & Co. store in Spur, TX, see Kinsearching columns dated 21 June 2009 and 9 August 2009.)
     Martin Jewelry Co.
     McRimmon Mercantile Co. (O. M. MCRIMMON)
     Mutual Creamery – “Manufactures of butter and high grade cream. Fancy brick cream a specialty.”
     News-Tribune, Printing
     Niece Dry Goods Store
     Nickel Store – “Headquarters for School Supplies”
     O. K. Hat Works (H. J. DENSTITT, Proprietor) – “We do cleaning, dying, pressing, and repairing.”
     Bob PARKER - “The Shine” (Jack Dial’s Barber Shop)
     Patterson & Bunkley, Druggists
     Milton PATTILLO – “Insurance and Loans”
     Ray RECTOR, Kodak Printing – “Thats (sic) all”
     H. H. SAGEBIEL, Lawyer – “Office in Pattillo Building”
     Dr. Aleck SPENCER – “Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat” (Spencer & Abbott Building)
     Stamford Candy Kitchen (Pete CHOPELAS, Proprietor)
     Stamford College (Rev. J. J. GRISWOLD, A. B., President)
     Stamford Marble Works (J. K. SHIPMAN, Proprietor) – “Marble and Granite Monuments, Iron Fencing, in all grades.”
     Stamford Steam Laundry (B. G. WALLACE & Sons)
     Stamford Transfer Co. – “Let us (sic) Carry You and All Your Baggage.”
     Schmelner Arms Co., Athletic Goods
     Scoby Opera House (W. E. SCOBY, Proprietor)
     The Sphinx
     Dr. TADLOCK, Dentist – “Office Over Niece Dry Goods Store”
     Timmons Studio – “We Strive To Do The Impossible. Please Everybody.”
     T. B. TUNNELL – “Groceries, Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Gum and Cold Drinks. Complete Line of Can Goods. A Near Store To The College.”
     Valliant, Merritt & Co., Confectionery (C. S. VALLIANT, R. S. MERRITT, and R. E. FORD)
     West Texas Printing Co.
     Young Furniture Co.

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