There isn’t a lot of background information to comment about today, but I do think it is worth noting that in Caddo’s early days a person could be busy attending something every night of the week. If you pay attention to these locals and other announcements there was certainly plenty to do! Between church and volunteer work, clubs, associations, parties, and events Caddo residents always had a choice of activities to attend.
It is also important for other genealogists to take note of the fact that Mr. Yaple was only here for eight months. That was often the case with people working for the larger companies and railroad or construction work crews. They were here for a couple of years or less, in between the census times, and thus overlooked sometimes by traditional searching methods. That is why local newspapers are such a valuable asset.
The Caddo Herald
April 7, 1916
The fire boys are called to meet Monday night at the city hall to attend to important business. Please be present.
The Presbyterian Aid Society will meet Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. J. H. Franks. All members are urged to be present.
Sam Maytubby, Jr. was here form Durant Sunday. Sam likes to come back home and the people here like to see him, too.
Have some Bronze and White Holland Turkey eggs for sale at $2.00 per setting of 12. Mrs. E. E. Pitchlynn, Box 102, Caddo.
Mrs. Joe Droke returned from Texas last week and left her brother more comfortable but the improvement is only temporary.
Durant Presbyterial (the union of the Ladies Aids and Missionary Societies of the Presbytery) will meet here April 18th, 9am.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Smiser spend last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Holms and report a most enjoyable day and a fine dinner.
I.J. Draper was here a while Tuesday trading. Mr. Draper reports the Sunday Schools on route 2 and the Bockchito route as in flourishing condition.
One of the biggest and best things of the season is the Style Show at the opera house tonight. You cannot afford to miss it. Lots of style and barrels of fun.
The league is to have an entertainment and election of officers tonight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pierson. Every league member is especially invited to attend.
The Civic Club is doing a great work for the betterment of the town. Attend their Style Show at the opera house tonight and show your appreciation of what they are doing.
A.C. Chaney was here this week attending to business. He is minister of the Christian Church at Cushing. His family is with him now and is doing a good work. He returned home today.
The Prescription Service at the Corner Drug Store is the very best to be had. If your prescription has our name on it bring it to us to be filled. It is has some other name on it be sure to bring it to us. We fill them right. W. F. Dodd, Prop.
C. O. Yaple, who for the past eight months has been manager for the Caddo Milling Co. left Monday for Shawnee where he will be employed by the main company. Mr. Yaple is a splendid type of young man and made many friends while be he was here who wish him well wherever he goes.
V. D. Marshall, E. L. Powell, Bob Bell and P. A. Terry returned Tuesday from Tulsa where they had been to attend court, being witnesses in the case against W. R. Sanders. Mr. Marshall reports that Sanders was given six months on a plea of guilty.
We want to buy a few car loads of bois d’arc in sticks or blocks. Most any size or length will answer. See us about this. The Lingo-Leeper Co.
Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. R. L. Pace, Mrs. R. L. Pace and Mrs. J. H. Cossart entertained a large number of invited guests. “Hearts” was the interesting game and between games several piano and reading numbers were rendered by Mrs. Cossart, Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. J. K. Carraway and Miss Blackwell, which were immensely enjoyed. Refreshing refreshments were served.
Convicts to Work Roads
A crew of fifty convicts from the state penitentiary was due to arrive at Colbert yesterday where they will begin work on the roads of Bryan County. They will work north first on the route of the Jefferson Highway coming through Calera, Durant, and Caddo. The work so far as Bryan County is concerned will stop at the county line two miles north of Caddo.
Under the law allowing state prisoners to work the roads, the counties must pay the difference between the cost of the maintenance on the road and in the prison- a small item when it is consider that a great amount of work will be done.
It will not be long before Bryan County will have as fine dirt roads as anybody. After this the cost of macadamizing will not be so much.