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The Sou'wester, 1918, the yearbook of Drury College, Springfield, MO

The following ads are taken from The Sou'wester, 1918, the yearbook of Drury College, Springfield, MO

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Name Comments
American Savings Bank  
Ausherman & Arnold Groceries and meat
Bank of Commerce  
City Hall Drug Store  
Clement Jewelry Co. Established 1885
Dearie Confectionery Co.  
Denton's Drug Store  
Draughon's Business College Large photo of A. J. Bates, President
Ed V. Williams Clothing Co.  
Frank B. Smith Laundry Co. "Home of the purple box"
Glasgow Tailoring Co. U. G. Dawson, Mgr.
Hall "The jeweler for everybody"
Harry Cooper Supply Co.  
Herman Tailoring Co.  
Holland Banking Co.  
Hurlburt - Sheppard Photo Supply Co.  
J. Ed Black Music Co.  
J. R. Ferguson Furniture Co. 5 floors fine furniture
J. W. Klingner & Co. Funeral Directors, J. W. Klingner & J. L. Long officers
Joseph Jewelry Co.  
Keet & Rountree Dry Goods Co.  
Knox's "Music may not win the war, but it can certainly help us win itů"
Kucker photographs & frames
L. E. Lines Music Co.  
Lederer's Confectionery  
Levy - Wolf Dry Goods Co.  
Lippman Printing Co.  
Lohmeyer Undertaking Co.  
Martin Brothers Piano Co.  
Matthews - McConnell Drug Co.  
McDaniel National Bank Henry L. Schneider, L. E. Lines, George D. McDaniel, & J. C. McDaniel are officers
Merchants Ice and Fuel Co.  
Middle - West Millinery Co. Silk items
Morris - Ferguson Clothing Co.  
Morrison Clothing Co.  
Overland Springfield Motor Co.  
Paxson Undertaking Co.  
Reps Dry Goods Co.  
Rex Cleaners  
Schneider Clothing Co. "all wool suit at $20 to $35"
Southwest Automobile & Supply Co.  
Springfield Business College  
Springfield Creamery Co. "Help win the war by eating more Banquet Ice Cream and saving Meat and Wheat"
Springfield Gas and Electric Co.  
Springfield Grocer Co.  
Springfield laundry Co.  
Springfield Paper Supply Co.  
Springfield Seed Co.  
State Savings Trust Co.  
The Canton Engraving & Electrotype Co. College Engravers in Canton, OH
The Citizens Bank Jerome O'Hara, Ed. V. Williams, Tom Watkins & Ross Whitlock are officers.
The Colonial Hotel E. H. Hudson & Son, Proprietors, with a large photo of the hotel
The Inland Printing & Binding Co.  
The New Wardrobe dry cleaning
The Styles "If it's for women to wear we've got it"
Tracy Dairy Co.  
Tucker - Ferguson Warehouse and Transfer Co.  
United Iron Works Co.  
Van Matre Drug Co.  
Weaver's Shoes  
Western Motor Car Co. J. A. White, Mgr.
Widbin & Fox Paint Co.  
Willard Service Station  

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