The Caddo Herald
January 24, 1919
Bryan Co. Farmers Organized Last Week
Over one hundred and fifty farmers from all parts of Bryan County met in Durant last week at the call of the County Farm Agent, County Council of Defense, and the Durant Commercial Association, for the purpose of forming a County Wide Organization. It was the sense of the meeting that a county wide organization to look after peace time jobs was just as necessary as had been the County Council of Defense which looked after the war time jobs.
A temporary organization was formed with the following temporary officers: W. L. Rambo, chairman; J. W. Downs, vice-chairman; C. W. Brown, secretary. The committee on permanent organization was appointed as follows: W. L. Rambo, chairman, Durant; A. J. Turner, Kemp: Jake Sins, Blue; Mrs. McDonald, Armstrong; John Crutchfield, Caddo; B. B. Abernathy, Bokchito; L. C. Watkins, Calera; C. E. Thornly, Matoy; Walter Kennedy, Allison; C. W. Brown, Bryan County Farm Agent; Mrs. Kathern N. Jackson, County Woman Demonstrator; Floyd Hagood, Indian Farmer; and V. E. Kendall, J. W. Downs, J. B. Hickman and A. B. Davis, Durant.
Some of the first objectives to be undertaken by the new organization which will be perfected on a permanent foundation before the end of the month are: Better farming methods, under the directions of a Farm Bureau with the County Farm Agent and the County Woman Demonstrator as directors and assistants in this work; better roads, better schools, better markets, better stock, tick eradication, better housing conditions and the betterment of community social life. C. W. Brown, County Agent, Durant, Okla.