The Caddo Herald
March 14, 1913
A Clean Caddo
(Paper read by Mrs. D. O. Nail before the Civic Club on last Wednesday.)
Cleanliness is said to be next to Godliness. It's further said that people can't be gods, but they can be clean.
Cleanliness of body is important; cleanliness of premises is desirable and cleanliness of Caddo is devoutly to be hoped for; cleanliness in Caddo of life, cleanliness of thought, cleanliness of speech and cleanliness of heart is more to be desired than all these.
Therefore I would suggest for a clean Caddo that we purge our hearts of impure thoughts, our tongues of idle gossip and spiteful sayings about our neighbors, our townspeople. If we would only look for it, we could find more good in people to talk about than bad. When we have sought and found this, we give ourselves more pleasure, our neighbors more delight, and our God more glory.
I would suggest for a clean Caddo that we keep our premises physically clean also; clean thoughts do not thrive well in filthy surroundings. Pleasant feelings rarely accompany unsanitary environment. Therefore, if Caddo people will surround themselves with clean houses, clean yards, clean streets- and confine themselves to clean thoughts and clean actions as well as clean words- Utopia will not be far away from Caddo; and the pleasure of living in town will be so enhanced that paradise will cease to have any attraction to Caddo people.
The Civic Club can do much to bring about the desired accomplishments if we will devote our time and energies to the problems that immediately confront us and leave to others the untoward conditions that are theirs. Clean Caddo first, and the other things will be added unto us.