The Caddo Herald
January 28, 1916
Wednesday afternoon a number of businessmen gathered in the office of John L. Boland to attend to some matters of public nature which required quick action.
W. F. Dodd was chairman and J. L. Boland secretary.
The matter of Caddo’s doing part toward the Jefferson Highway was taken up and agree upon; the finance committee being instructed to secure the money pledged by Caddo representatives by public subscription.
A resolution was passed requesting the school trustees to call an election of the question of whether or not they shall sell the old negro school building which has not been used for the past five years. The money will be applied toward building sidewalks to the new school building. The old building is useless because there are no negroes here to use it.
Mr. John M. White, representing the U.S. Agricultural Department was present and placed two propositions before the meeting. One was that of the free fair and good seed exhibition to be given in connection with the Caddo Corn Carnival, in which the Department and county agents will take a large part in this year, giving government aid and advice in the matter. The other was the matter of paying a part to the salary of the female demonstrator for farm work for women. The finance committee, after consultation, agreed that Caddo would pay $200 of her salary this year. The U.S. Department pays half and unusually the county pays the other half, but our county has no money available. The demonstration last year did some very valuable work, and Caddo people realize that her work is very much needed again this year.
The most important move, however, was that taken for the organization of a body, something on the order of a commercial club, to take care of things of public nature which come up almost every week. For that purpose the finance committee composed of W. F. Dodd, H. Eichenberger, J. A. Moore, and J.L. Boland were instructed to call a meeting for Friday to perfect such an organization.
This meeting will be held at four o’clock Friday afternoon at the court house, where it is hoped every business man will be in attendance. The organization is important to every citizen in town whether in business or not. It is important to property owners, to land owners, to professional men, laborers, clerks, and salesmen. Therefore everyone should attend.
Don’t forget the time and place: Friday afternoon at the court house.