The Caddo Herald
February 21, 1919
To Build Boys’ Club Room on Church Lot
The Methodist Men’s Club at their meeting Sunday afternoon adopted a proposition to build a club and meeting room for the boys and girls on the lot of the Methodist church next to the alley.
The plans call for a building 25x50 feet, fronting east. From time to time different features will be added to the room, its main purpose being a meeting place of boys and girls for their socials and little entertainments; for primary department of the Sunday School; for a library, reading room, and gymnasium. It will be open to all boys and girls in town, regardless of church membership- the only restriction being that the individuals comply with rules and regulations concerning proper conduct. It is not contemplated that the meetings of boys and girls will be held at the same time. Proper chaperonage will be had at all meetings. It will be an excellent place for socials, league work, and other meetings where the church is not suitable. It will serve as an excellent place for the society and club meetings of the ladies.
The need of such a place has long been felt in Caddo, and The Herald is glad to see the consummation of the hopes along this line. As soon as the proposition was put up to the men, they were eager to aid and the money was forthcoming, nearly half enough being raised at the Sunday afternoon meeting.
The building will probably be ready for occupancy by Sunday.
It is a tribute to the spirit of Caddo men that they so generously responded with money to this proposition. They are willing and eager to help the boys to be better men; to have a better chance to develop.
Of course all the possibilities of this move have not been thought out; but there is no doubt but what it will add to the dignity of the boys and girls; will add to their comfort and pleasure and form a nucleus around which character will be built up; and less roaming of the streets will be indulged in by the boys.
Those who have not contributed can do so by turning the contribution for the fund over to Rev. Naylor, or to A.F. Manning at the Oklahoma State Bank. It ought to be a pleasure for every man to help this project. It will give the boys a chance.