August 19, 1910, Caddo Herald
This little note about the centennial is part of a lengthy article about the Caddo Women’s Clubs, written by Mrs. C.A Bilbo. I hope in the future to publish more sections of it.
“On the day that Oklahoma was recognized as one of the states in the greatest and grandest of the governments under the sun, November 16, 1906, when the flag with the added forty-six was first unfurled to the world, we celebrated, not by useless fire-works and speeches that were soon forgotten, but a more practical, useful and lasting memorial, a beautiful, sweet-toned piano was placed in our public school auditorium to be remembered and enjoyed for years to come. The Czerny girls are proud of this piano, and of the help and support that they have had from the citizens of Caddo in making their payments promptly.
The Woman’s Club donated fourteen dollars, and the Thursday Musicale, from their entertainment proceeds of the Merry Milkmaids, donated ten dollars. They are almost out of debt now, only two more payments to be made.
The hardest work came while Miss Joe Clower was president. In meeting these payments she managed dinners and a box supper in a most creditable manner.
The Atheneum Club of Durant College visited the Czerny girls and presented a play which was well given, and from the proceeds a payment was made on the piano. The Czerny girls entertained sixty-five at a luncheon on this occasion.”