This is my great-grandfather's opinion of the 1930 race for governor:
The Caddo Herald
September 26, 1930
Rufe Bolts’ Prophesy Concerning Politics
In the days of Ira whose sir name was Hill, they set before the people the image of the golden calf, saying fall down and worship it, for it is comely and has $15,000,000 to lend to the people.
And behold there was a great dearth in the land. Rain had not fallen on the land by a space of four score and ten days, and all substance had vanished from the face of the land, and the people were distressed because of lack of subsistence.
And it came to pass that a certain prophet arose out of the Republican tribe and beckoned with the hand for all the people to give audience, and he proclaimed the glories of the golden calf saying, “if you will accept the favor the Great Image will supply subsistence for all who are an hungered and the famine abate”.
And all the multitude came together for to consider the matter and the people were divided, some saying one thing and some another, and the greater part knew not what the uproar was about.
And it came to pass that Bill, sirnamed Murray, of the tribe of Democracy, stood up and shouted with a great shout saying, “beware of the Image and its offers of help, for it is an exacting master and will demand a great sacrifice of the people and enslave your children to the third and fourth generation”.
And a certain messenger stood up and said, “let us send a runner to the Image and ask the terms on which it will grant to us this great favor”, and the saying much pleased the people and they sent the messenger who fell on his face before the Image and said, “O King live forever. I have come to learn of the terms on which the people may have thy bounty. And the Image said with much modesty, “If the people will give unto me immunity from the great burden of taxation, and will exalt me above my fellow man, I will grant the favor thusly. The entire sum of $15,000,000 must be returned to my treasury in the space of five years, and I shall exact as a sacrifice of the people the modest sum of $2,225,000 to be handed over to me without income tax, then I will be at peace with all the people and they shall be my slaves until the uttermost farthing is paid”.
But this saying pleased not the multitudes of the tribe of Oklahoma, and it came to pass on the fourth day of the eleventh month the multitudes came forth to cast lots, and their lots fell upon Bill of Murray and Tom of Gore and the people laid hands upon Pine and Ira and the Image and cast them into outer darkness, where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And behold the rains descended and there was peace and plenty throughout the land during the reign of Bill of Murray.