The Caddo Herald
December 8, 1922
Frank Hall Killed in Fight at Dance
Frank Harris, a young man about 18 years of age, is in the local county jail held in connection with the slaying of Frank Hall, aged 30, at the home of J. M. Everett, one mile northeast of Armstrong Saturday night. Willie Ledford and Ed Crowder of Durant are held in jail on charges of drunkenness at the dance held at the home of Mr. Everett Saturday night.
Hall was shot once through the breast with a 32 caliber revolver, following a quarrel and fight among several participants at the dance. He died instantly. Witnesses said young Harris, who lives in Texas, shot Hall after he had been knocked down three times by Hall. Mr. Everett received a slash across the right side of his neck when he attempted to stop the fight, he said.
Everett said Hall, Crowder and Ledford came to the dance on Saturday night while under the influence of liquor and when the girls refused to dance with them began to make trouble. Two fights are said to have resulted before the shooting.
Assistant county Attorneys W. L. Boner and J. A. Shirley were questioning a number of the witnesses today, collecting evidence and said they might file riot charge against several of the participants.