The Caddo Herald
July 25, 1930
Oklahoma City and Tulsa seem to want all the offices: both have candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U. S. Senator and congressmen. The average downstate man has little chance of getting any sympathetic government from his city cousins. The idea of democratic government is that all kinds and conditions of people should be represented in governmental affairs.
Next Tuesday is the first primary election day. It is the duty of every qualified man and woman to vote, and to vote intelligently, not as someone else says. The primary is the legal means whereby nominees of the several parties may be made. In several races there will be no second primary for the reason that only two are running. In the others a second primary will be held August 12th to select nominees from the two high persons in each office. This is a good law, as nothing but the first election can convince those who had no chance that they had none. But every democrat should vote, and having voted should stay by the nominees made in the primary. The republicans also have a primary, but their races are attracting little attention. Ira Hill and Jim Harris for governor; Pine will be the nominee for senator.
Owing to an extra large amount of political and legal matters this week, and extra printer were not to be had, The Herald is a day late, and a large number of local items are omitted.
Mrs. Dan Mason visited friends in Durant Tuesday.
Mrs. Jim Goddard visited friends in Atoka Wednesday.
Joe Black of Durant visited F. L. Booker and family Tuesday.
C.O. Markham transacted business in Ada the first of the week.
Miss Clyde Blanks has returned home from a visit with friends at Colbert.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Wood visited relatives in Mena, Ark. the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Joe Hogan have returned from a visit with relatives at Chickasha.
Mrs. H. I. Meadows, daughters, Misses Hazel and Mary, and son Joe, left Tuesday for a visit with relatives at Chickasha.
Ernest Black, an old Caddo boy, was here this week visiting friends and asking them to vote for his boss, Mr. Rogers, who is a candidate for State Examiner and Inspector.
News came to Caddo of the death Thursday of Bruce Castleberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Castleberry, at Oklahoma City. A sliver of steel was imbedded in his arm and he died from blood poisoning.
Mrs. Droke is Dead
Mrs. John Droke died Monday evening and was buried in Caddo Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Scholl of Durant.
Mrs. Droke was 71 years old, had made her home in Caddo the past 30 years, was the wife of John Droke, a member of the Presbyterian Church and is survived by her husband and granddaughter, Valentine Moon.
At the funeral Judge P. L. Gasaway, long a friend of Droke’s said some very touching words about Mrs. Droke.
Deceased was beloved by all who knew her, a kindly soul who went about doing good as opportunity offered. She will be greatly missed.