The Caddo Herald
August 28, 1931
First Bale of Cotton Brought in by Mrs. Sawyer
Caddo got its first bale of cotton Monday noon. It was raised by Mrs. N. B. Sawyer, ginned by the Cherokee Gin, brought $7.76 a hundred and a premium of $30, given by the merchants of Caddo.
Mrs. Sawyer has a crop on both sides of the Farmers Gin, and she and her crew picked this cotton Monday morning. They were aided by a number of folks in town who desired to help Mrs. Sawyer.
August 24th is about the right time for the first bale. In 1915 Caddo had ginned 1000 bales by the 1st of September, but that does not happen often.
Odel is Plowing
W.D. Odel is a good farmer. He planted a lot of watermelons this year, but did not attempt to sell any. He has given them freely to his neighbors and others, not forgetting the editor.
Odel also took a lot of them to the Wesley Brotherhood Monday night, and the men enjoyed the feast very much.
Mr. Odel has a contract breaking a lot of land with a Farmall for an insurance company that has a lot of land near Kenefick. He works every day the weather permits, and he is getting the job done in fine shape.
Parker has Garden
Beecher Parker has a garden by his store east of the railroad. He works spare hours in it, while waiting for trade to open up. In this garden he raises everything and his wife puts a lot of it up for winter.
There is nothing like taking advantage of opportunities that come to us every day for beating Old Man Hard Times. We cannot do much by wishing, but we can do a lot by working.