The Caddo Herald
September 20, 1918
Jim Ledford up for Keeping Deserter
Jim Ledford, a farmer who lives near Albany, has been arrested, charged with harboring a deserter. His brother-in-law has been at his house for some time, and Monday morning the officers arrested him and placed him in the county jail. Ledford was arrested for harboring the deserter. It is almost as serious offense to harbor a deserter as it is to desert and the sooner some people find out that the government is not going to tolerate any foolishness, the better off they will be. If you know of a deserter, you must turn him in, or at least not allow him to hang around your home.
October 11, 1918
Until further notice the schools, the picture shows, the churches, and all public meetings are requested to close. Parents are requested to keep the children at home. By order of the Council. A. P. Braudrick, Mayor
Airplane Lands in Caddo Last Monday
Monday afternoon an army airplane, piloted by Lieutenant Wm. R. Heath and Louis Goss of Call Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, on their way from Muskogee home, landed in west Caddo near the school house. They were out of gas and had to be replenished.
Of course quite a curious crowd gathered round, and some gasoline money was made up for the plane, but Lieutenant Hath refused to accept it, saying that the government furnished all those supplies and that it were best to give the money, about $10 to the Red Cross, which was done.
A volunteer guard was formed to guard the machine during the night, while the officers slept at the hotel.
They departed early Tuesday, thanking the Caddo folks for their hospitality.
News of the Boys
Clarence Dodd, who is attending the State University at Austin, Texas, is also enrolled in the Student’s Army Training Corps., so as to be ready when Uncle Sam needs him.
Audra Hipp is enrolled in the S.A.T.C. of the Southeastern Normal.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McGee have received a card announcing that their son, L.C. McGee, had arrived safely in France. L.C. was with the bunch who left Camp Cody, N.M. Owing to the influenza epidemic June Robinson has not yet gone across.
H.T. Styron has received a telegram from his son, Jim, that he will graduate at West Point November 1st. He will immediately go into active military service as first lieutenant. There is one thing we may be sure of: Wherever Caddo boys go they are sure to make good.
American Red Cross Wants Linen Work
Must be new or practically as good. The allotment of articles requested form the Caddo Chapter is as follows:
50 bath towels, linen, 19x38 inches.
100 hand towels, linen, 18x30 inches.
100 handkerchiefs, linen, 18x30 inches.
50 napkins, linen, 14x14 inches.
25 sheets, 64x102 inches.
These articles can be left at the home of any member of the committee, or at the office of H. D. Person, Chairman.
Buy Your Bonds Saturday, Oct. 12Saturday it is the duty of each citizen to go to his schoolhouse and make the first payment on the bonds he expects to buy and sign the application card. If the amount assessed against you is not enough you can raise it- if too much you can talk to the committee about it.
This is the day when Oklahoma goes over the top with her Bond quota. It’s the day when Bryan county does likewise- it’s on that day that every town and school district does its share.
Our boys in France have made the Kaiser squawk already- so it’s a contemptible lot we in the safety of home would be if we failed to support them with the money we are asked to loan our Government.
Remember the time- Saturday, the place- your schoolhouse, the person- YOU.
Save Materials for Gas Defense
Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 9- In order to save the American and allied soldiers from the horrors of being gassed, the Oklahoma State Council of Defense is making an earnest appeal to men, women, and children of the state to save peach stone and pits whose carbon furnish the grade of carbon in the manufacture of gas masks. (rest of the article explains which pits can be collected, how to collect them, and where to send them)