The Caddo Herald
September 1, 1916
Opposition Is Losing
Just as The Herald had prophesied, the Republicans and Socialists over the state are mixing up like brothers and are forming combinations to beat the Democrats. The smooth hand of the Republican leaders can be seen in their work but we don’t believe that the rank and file of either part will blindly follow their leaders. The Muskogee Phoenix this morning contained a statement from the chairman of the Republican Party in Muskogee in which he admitted that they had formed an alliance in Muskogee County and that two of the Republican nominees for representative would be withdrawn and given to the Socialists for their support on the county ticket.
That the same thing is being tried in Bryan County, there can be no question. It is among the leaders though, only, and we don’t believe that the rank and file of the Republican party will stand for any such trading. The Republican and Socialist leaders have been hobnobbing in this county for the past few weeks, and we are daily looking for some sort of announcement regarding the unitizing of the two forces.
Democrats of Bryan County, the largest Democratic county in the state, must be awake to the fact that they are going to have to get out this fall, and get the Democratic voters to get out this fall and vote. Another thing- the “Socialist Unfair Election Law” must be killed, and it is time that the work was started. Let every committeeman attend the meeting here September 9. It will be good for his democracy.