The school news often contains little surprises such as today’s wedding announcement.
Sports were always a popular topic, as was anything the seniors were doing.
I was aware that Caddo and other schools usually let students participate in the local harvests. Even when I was a child in California the start of school was often delayed for the grape harvest. However, what I didn’t realize was the length of the “harvest recess”. Four to six weeks is a long time. I wonder why the younger children were allowed to be out for so long. It must have been difficult for teachers to get them back on track after such a long break.
Funny to read that Mr. Hutchens was one of the few able to “operate the moving picture machine”, when any eight-year-old child can now show you how to download a movie to his phone.
The Caddo Herald
September 12, 1947
Caddo High Times
Leonora Evans, Editor
Jolena Hunter, Society
Paul Cannon, Joel Clark, voc. Ag.
Minnie Lou Thompson, Library
Harold Young, Mary Choate, feature editors
Nettie Sue Anderson, associate editor
John Gecks, James Taylor, Sports
Betty Anderson, Billy Dufur, Office
Francile Lane, Voc. Economics
A Bully is a Person Who is Deceived by Himself, by Leonora Evans
A bully is a blustering person, more insolent than courageous, whose pleasure is derived from taking advantage of smaller persons. He is no gentleman, has a poor character, irritates his classmates, and teachers, shows poor judgment and is deceived enough to believe that he is “everything”. He is a menace to himself, to his friends, and to the school.
A person who pushes back the smaller children to get a drink, who rides smaller children’s bicycles against their will, who uses bodily force to keep them out of the gymnasium, and is responsible for such other incidents is a bully. He will not be caught at trying the same tactics on persons of his own age and size and will reap no reward for his acts.
Today, when it is so hard to get “your money’s worth”, you will find that it is not worth half the expense to push others around, but that a kind deed doesn’t cost much and will make a big payment on a priceless friendship.
Softball Games DeLuxe
Maintaining their late winning streak Caddo Cubs defeated Matoy here Friday by a score of 5 to 4 before a crowd of 300 softball fans.
A few scattered hits kept the Cubs in the lead throughout the game tho Matoy threatened to forge ahead in the final inning. Airtight fielding cut off the threat and the game ended 5-4.
Kenefick’s ball team was there to take the winners of the first game. Caddo’s near neighbor held a two to one lead over the Cubs in games played and it appeared the home team would even the score, but the game was called midway to allow the Caddo merchants to play the high school faculty. The business men tended strictly to business and turned back the strong teacher’s team in spite of the fact that Mr. Broadhead came to bat three times. In order to not get sunstroke from the hot sun, umbrellas were used for shade in the field. Caddo cubs returned to the game Wednesday with Matoy and will journey to Cobb Friday to give Coach Frank Freeman’s boys a chance to get even.
Grounds Are Cleaned
Caddo’s softball field received a general cleanup this week. Baselines were officially measured, and bags placed in correct positions. The field was mowed and markers were placed in left and right fields to indicate fouls.
Sparkle! Sparkle! Sparkle! The seniors’ hands are all aglow since they received their class rings Monday.
Not only do their hands sparkle; their faces are radiant too. But it wasn’t always that way.
When the rings first came the seniors were unable to get them out of the express office without paying the full amount due and that was just too much money to raise all at once. Their faces were pictures of woe, but Mr. J. N. Broadhead the genial super, came to their rescue and bailed out the rings. Now the seniors are buttonholing everyone that comes along, insisting on praise.
School to Recess
Caddo schools will recess this Friday to make students available for cotton picking and other harvest work. A definite date for resumption of school has not yet been set, according to Mr. Broadhead, superintendent, but it is believed that a recess of four to six weeks may be expected depending on the amount of time required to gather crops.
Frankie Busby to Wed
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Busby announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Frankie, to Mr. Lindy Cates of Caddo, on Friday evening September 12th.
Frankie is a junior in Caddo high school, and plans to continue her school work.
Their many friends wish them all the joy that life may hold.
Kiddies See Movies
Students and teachers of Manning Grammar school were given a treat to some movies last Friday by Mr. R. T. Hutchens, vocational agriculture teacher.
Mr. Hutchens, one of the few able to operate the moving picture machine, took his apparatus to the grammar school and showed two films, “The Duties of the Farmer” and “Yellowstone National Park”. The younger pupils enjoyed a helpful diversion.