The Caddo Herald
May 18, 1934
Crossett is Now Caddo Postmaster Pro Temp
Mr. G. A. Crossett, editor of the Caddo Herald, became acting postmaster at Caddo last Friday, succeeding U. S. Markham, whose term expired May 2nd.
A letter from Congressman Wilburn Cartwright in this issue fully explains the matter. Mr. Crossett was not an applicant, nor will he be for the permanent place, which is to be filled sometime this year. Examinations have not yet been called for and it is not now indicated as to when they will be. There were a number of worthy applicants for the place and Mr. Cartwright wanted to be fair to all of them so he did not think it wise to select one of these though when the time of the old incumbent expired he felt that a person of the political faith of the President should have the place in the meantime.
Mr. Markham has been very clever and helpful to the new postmaster, giving him the advantage of his intimate knowledge of the work. U. S. Markham has served seventeen years as postmaster at Caddo, not continuously, but off and on. He last became such officer in 1925. In that time he has given satisfactory service to the people, and to the patrons of the office, and has a fine record of service that any man has a right to be proud of.
It was during the terms of U. S. Markham that the rural delivery and postal savings were put into effect.
The new postmaster takes hold of the work like a veteran and is giving uninterrupted service, even going out of his way to accommodate his patrons. He says that the people are entitled to good service, and he intends to give it to them.
Mr. Crossett is editor and owner of The Caddo Herald, and has been since 1899. He will continue his interest therin, but the management of the paper will be in his son Guy G. Crossett, who has been such the past two years while the father was engaged in other work. G. A Crossett in these two years has been clerk of the State House of Representatives, collector for the state tax commission, publicity agent for the A. & M. college, county superintendent of FERA in Woodward county, and district distributor for the surplus products corporation of the 7 Northwestern counties under FERA and CWA.