The Caddo Herald
January 30, 1914
The Civic Club
The Civic club met on their regular day with Mrs. Bilbo with a splendid attendance of members and one visitor, Mrs. I. W. Wheeler of Springfield, Mo.
The executive committee had the constitution and by-laws ready, which were read, amended, and adopted.
Some children were reported for the charity committee who were anxious to attend school, but could not purchase the necessary books and clothing. The school committee was appointed to secure the books; these were afterward provided by the city council and the charity committee was directed to see to their other needs.
The six committees of the club reported work on their programs.
The suggestion was made that the cemetery work be abandoned unless we can get collectors who have time to collect, and people who should be interested, to pay their dues. This work is growing larger all the time and cannot be run on glory. The Club will ask for collectors at Caney and Kenefick as our cemetery is largely owned by both these towns. Several new names were proposed for membership.
Letters were read from R. E. Telford of Abbeville, S.C. and A. E. Walker, of Holdenville. They were very appreciative of our work and sent substantial remembrances. Also one from Miss Agnes Carraway of Houston, which made us all feel we were doing things worthwhile.
The club unanimously voted a card of thanks to G. A. Winters of Durant for one dozen wisterias for our gates and arches at the cemetery. Mr. Winters every year remembers the cemetery in a substantial way and takes a great deal of interest in the work.
This was not Mrs. Bilbo’s regular time to entertain and as she was not very well the different committees arranged the refreshments which were delicious and enjoyed very much.
While the guests lingered around the table they indulged in little chats that are so dear to every woman.
Collections out of town- $5.00
Collections, south side-$1.00