The Caddo Herald
August 29, 1930
Liberty Items (my great-grandfather was the correspondent)
A good rain at last, Bill Murray elected, and President Hoover offering drought relief: what do you know about that for the farmer.
My opinion is that all the relief the farmer will get is what he digs out from under a few tons of free advice graciously given by the drought relieve committee. If anyone gets a lift they will have to accept it as charity from the Red Cross and who is it that will accept it that way?
C.W. Banta came home Saturday from Wewoka where he had been for a week. He reports hard times and bad crops all the way up there.
With the election over and a good rain, everybody is too busy to give us any news; we note with pleasure that several of our neighbors are still getting good cream checks and are wearing a smile. Some few have become dishearted because cattle are down and are going out of business. We can’t see the logic in that for everything else is down too, so why make a change when you can’t better yourself?
I see they are still howling trade at home; if they will get it in their bean that it is necessary for them to take their own advice and do some trading at home themselves, it will enable the farmers to do more trading at home. When the farmer raises anything to sell, the first thing the merchant does is to hammer every ounce of profit out of the thing or else buy from the wholesale house at much higher prices; why not lets all pull together and keep our money at home? I will, if you will. What you say?
Abb and Miss Maud Henninger, W.R. Snow, and family, Miss Bertha Lashly, and the Brammer family have been attending the meeting at Mr. Holman’s.
The school at Liberty is doing well this summer; we are real proud of the interest manifested and it looks now like we might have a high school at Liberty yet.