I guess it's true that history repeats itself. This political ad from 1925 could have been written for last month's election. If candidates have been promising to lower taxes for the past umpteen years, then why are they still so high?
Caddo Herald, March 6, 1925
For Town Trustee- Harve Phelps, yielding to the requests of friends who know him best has consented to become a candidate for trustee from Ward 2 in Caddo, in the democratic primary.
Nearly everybody knows Mr. Phelps and knows him to be a clean square man. He has lived in Caddo eight years, is a taxpayer, and was a farmer sixteen years before that. He was always a friend of Caddo.
Mr. Phelps has but one promise to make. If elected he will do the best he can to keep taxes down, to keep the streets and water system in good shape.