Poetry of Kansas
 

Boost For Glasco

What old town is full of biz,
      Full of hustle, push and siz,
Glasco! Sure enough it is,
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Real estate is on the boom
      Buy a lot before its noon,
Some one else will get it soon.
      Glasco Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
There's a flouring mill they say,
      And it's run by Mr. Rae.
Get your flour there right away.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Here, for miles they come to trade,
      Leave their autos in the shade,
On the stores they make a raid.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Johnson, Studt and Bowersox,
      Farmers come to trade in flocks,
For they all keep dandy stocks.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Furniture! There's Grant and Stine,
      They both keep a dandy line,
When you're there they'll treat you
          fine,
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Melton furnishes the meat
      And his line is quite complete,
What you buy there's good to eat.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
There's three places you may dine,
      Morris', Whalen's and Nick Klein's,
Either place they'll treat you fine,
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Two rooming houses I well know,
      And you'll find them on the go,
Well furnished rooms they have to
          show.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
There are others I'll agree,
      All too numerous you see,
Hunt them up but don't ask me.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.
 
Bring your mother, wife and son,
      Come to Glasco on the run.
Don't forget to bring your mon.
      Glasco, Kan.___Glasco, Kan.

__Nettie Squire Sutton.

A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
Pages 14-15
 

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