The Caddo Herald
April 27, 1923
Jefferson Highway Might Be Changed
A meeting of the directors of Jefferson Highway will be held Monday, April 30th, to decide about the route of the Jefferson Highway, which now runs north and south through Eastern Oklahoma. Arkansas is bidding for such designation of route and Oklahoma will have to do her part or lose it.
Certain expenses are incurred in keeping up a highway, and Oklahoma has fallen down on paying her share of the last year, and unless this is done the route will be taken where the people appreciate it enough to pay for it.
A few live spirits like W. F. Dodd, the president, have secured this road for Oklahoma and kept it here for this long, but they cannot do it alone all the time. They must have help and lots of it. We understand Mr. Dodd is still willing to do his part and more, but that the towns through which this highway runs must do their part or lose the designation, letting it to go Arkansas.
Of course that does not mean that we lose the road. The road is built, and built permanently, but it means that we shall lose the national advertising and the national travel that comes north and south through the Highway; that such travel will go through Arkansas.