March 6, 1925
Trades Day Saturday was Largely Attended
Last Saturday was the first Trades Day in Caddo under the new plan. A very large crowd of people were present, though the day was very raw and cold. Mr. McCants, who is putting on this event for the Caddo merchants, was present and did the auctioneering. Prior to selling the goods he made a speech telling the people about the plan and about how the Caddo merchants wanted their trade and were willing to offer reasonable inducements to get it. Further more he told of how if there were no local merchants that the schools, churches, and other public enterprises would be deprived of a large amount of support. Caddo, he said, was a good town, had many up-to-date merchants and that their prices were as low and the quality of goods as high as any town in the country.
The auction was spirited from start to finish. More than $200 worth of merchandise was furnished free by the merchants. Some of the articles brought a high price. It required $60 of Red Seal Money to buy a pair of B.V.D.’s. A sack of flour sold for $80. A pair of shoes- good shoes- brought $80. A sunshade for an auto brought $261. Many other articles(can’t read) prices. In the sale were overalls, shirts, caps, toilet articles, auto accessories, groceries, flour, meal, syrup, etc.
The crowd was good natured throughout. The next Trades Day will be Saturday, March 28, at which time, as many or more articles will be put up and sold for Red Seal Money. Meantime you get Red Seal Money in Caddo by trading in Caddo. See list of merchants elsewhere. Save your Red Seal Money. It is worth something to you and will buy something worth while. Trade in Caddo.
Following are Red Seal merchants:
Moran, Meadows, & Hogan
Boone & Styron
Bradshaw & Jones Co.
Caddo Motor Co.
W. L. Guthrie