May 13, 1949
The Caddo Roundup Club Is a “Going Dude”
The Caddo Roundup Club was organized around two months ago when a group of Caddo calf-roping cowboys decided it was about time they got their favorite sport organized into some sort of club where they’d have plenty of calves and ropers at the same place at the same time.
Thus the roundup club.
The club, headed by Paul Joines, its first president, has 24 charter members. And Secretary-Treasurer, Hunter Freeny figures the club will grow now that the boys have a first-grade roping arena out in the wide open spaces where they won’t get on anyone’s nerves.
The arena, which is roughly 100x50 feet, is located 7 miles north of Durant, 3 miles south of Caddo, on Highway 69. It is on J.M. “Shorty” Cox’s place.
And Shorty, Johnny Joines, and Kenneth Flowers are sponsors of the club. They furnish the arena, and the roping claves, and lease it out to the rounduppers on a contract basis.
They boys rope one day a week now- on Sunday afternoons. They have flood lights bought and when they get them up they want to rope one night a week, too.
Now that warm weather has come on, the roundup club will have plenty of people out to watch them rope. They hope to keep roping right up until the bad weather sets in next winter.
Most of the roundup club members are farmers and cattlemen. They hope to be in top shape when the Durant Rodeo opens this year, and they’re going to give someone a lot of competition.
The boys started out to ride broncs on Sunday, too, but so far they haven’t found anyone with a bronc tough enough to give the boys much of a show.