Custer City 1905
1 GOOD MILLING CENTER CUSTER CITY, OK., OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES. Loeated iu the Beat W heat Urowlnst Section of the Sontkwnt and a ' Great Trading: Ma rkct. Special Correspondence. CUSTER CITY, Ok., Nov. I. Okla homa's superiority as a wheat producing country Is now a matter of general knowledge. It has long been recognized as one of the best wheat growing sections of the United Slates. The yield per acre is far above the average of that in any other state iu the Union, it never has had a crop failure, and the profits to. the grower have consequently been great. Almost the first crop the early settler In Oklahoma have raised has been wheat, and many of them have paid the entire cost o their land, and made a good profit besides, from one year's yield. j The soil of Oklahoma is particularly adapted to the cultivation of fall wheat. When sown early this crop makes af fine winter pasture, as It grows to a sufliiient height before the winter season comes on to allow cattle to forage on It. It might bo supposed that turning cattle into a wheal field at this period might injuret. Quite the contrary; it adds to the profits in raising the crop. j Custer county has become one of the best wheat growing sections In this territory. The advent of the railroads, giving ready access to the markets, has redUced the expense of getting the grain to the consumer, and has resulted in greatly In-, cieasing the acreage planted to wheat Incidentally this increase In wheat acreage has ben of material advantage to Custer City, which is the natural, market for this adjoining territory. Some idea of the quantity of wheat that is brought here can be obtained from the statement that there- are now four elevators In active operation, and it is only a question of a short time when more will be .absolutely necessary. Because of these reasons Custer City offers an unparalleled opportuni y for the ccnslructlon and operation of ; modern milling plant. Having the whe:it. which can be obtained at the lowest market price, and its proximity to markets, with cheap freight rates, the eituatln offers peculiar inducements for the start of thla Industry. Local capital stands ready to give liberal assistance in the building of such a mill here, and all that is now needed is some practical mill man with some capital to invent in the enterprise to make the thing an immediate success. So many new enterprises have een undertaken here-within the past year or so that the local capitalists need outside as. stance; as well as the expert knowledge necessary to carry such a plant through successfully. About a three to 9ve hundred barrel mill would at pres nt meet th wants of this vast territory. The business men ot Custer City have one of the most thorough orga ilzatlons for the advancement of the intk-rests of their town thaffxlsts in any Oklahoma town. Its president Is J. D. Chalfant, and he or any other member of the Commercial club will be glad to glv any information to those seeking industrial locations in this town. They Invite correspondence, from business men who ar seeking a location in one of the fastest Browing communities In the Southwest.