From The Caddo Herald
February 11, 1924
Twenty Years Ago
Cotton was worth 13c to 14c per pound.
The report of Frank Semple, county clerk and treasurer, was made to Choctaw county court. $1,287.70 had been collected and expended. The receipts mainly were from permits and hay royalty.
The Indian Agent had ordered all section lines to be left open for roads, though there was no provision in the treaties for this. With statehood this became law.
The Herald at that time published an abstract of the status of land conditions. It showed the amount of each kind of allotment, the law relating to leases, and to alienation of lands. Since that time all these things have become history.
Leeper & Chiles wanted 25 post makers.
Dr. Gray of Matoy was complaining about somebody breaking into his smokehouse and stealing livers and fresh meat.
Parties were canvassing the entire country selling kitchen cabinets. They sold almost every house. Later the articles proved almost worthless.
Sam Morley had 200 tons of hay for sale at his barn ten miles east of town at $5 per ton.
Woodson Clinkscales, Clarence Schwartz, Carlisle Pitchlynn, Lafayette Hull, May Bursby, John Droke, Jennie and Grover Riddle were on the honor roll of Miss Wallace’s room at school.
Miss Daisy Baxter was visiting homefolks. She was attending Presbyterian College.
County Court was held Monday. The Bilbo home was then used as Choctaw court house.
Leeper & Chiles had seed oats and hay for sale, as well as lumber.
Dr. Rappolee had moved into his new home, where Dr. Dale now lives.
Plans were completed for making a sidewalk form the depot to town. The depot was located where the oil mill now stands.
Rev. Cashman delivered several sermons at the Baptist church. He was from Canada, and later became a pastor here.
While the horse of Sam Heath was standing in front of his market he suddenly shook himself, causing a Winchester to fall from the saddle scabbard. When the gun struck the ground it was discharged. The bullet went across the street, passed through the plate glass window of Wood’s Drug Store and struck Mr. J. A. Kaufman on the shoulder blade, making a painful, but not dangerous wound.
The firm of Smith, Cobb & Pace dissolved, G. S. Cobb retiring. The new name was Pace & Smith.
A fine girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Rutherford.
S. J. Homer, F. Manning, and C. A. Bilbo attended district court at Mayhew.
C. B. Farrington, and two sons, Chas. and Clem visited Durant.
Will Gardner and Tunk Terry were here from Bokchito.
Edward Bates & Sons were agents for Derre Plows.
Ben Siegel was advertising ginghams at 8c per yard.