I know there aren’t many names in this post, but from time to time I like to share what I consider “daily life” articles. I was surprised to read on the state website that we still have a very healthy population of mink in the state. I’ve never seen one out in the wild, but in the sixties one of my uncles had a mink farm. The animals were vicious creatures and proved to be more trouble than they were worth. Our current local problem is coyotes. This photo was taken twenty feet from my kitchen door.
As we approach the New Year, I would like to make another request for any family or business information, or photos you would like to share. You can email me or mail them to P.O. Box 696, Caddo, OK 74729. Please don’t send anything valuable. If you are in the Caddo area I would be happy to pick up, scan, and return anything you would like to share. Call me or leave a message at Craighead’s. I am particularly interested in anything pertaining to 1910-1950. I’m collecting material for two books scheduled for 2011.
The Caddo Herald
May 18, 1932
Minks Were Plentiful
An unusually heavy catch of minks was reported in Oklahoma during the trapping season of December and January, according to the game department. Possums headed the list in number, with civet cats and pole cats next. There was a shortage of muskrat pelts.
A creek county sportsman who “hot-housed” some quail during the winter, reports forty-five eggs up to March 7. Out of the first setting only one of these eggs however, hatched.
Squirrels Protected By
State Law until May 15
Reports of squirrel hunting in some counties brought from Ben Mobley, Warden, warning that this game animal is protected by law during and up to May 15.
Last year squirrels were reported unusually plentiful, some complaint being made that they were a menace to crops.
“There are no crops now that squirrels can hurt and there is no valid reason why these little fellows should be disturbed during their breeding season,” said Mobley, and he means it.
Four Go to Prison
Four men were taken by Ben Risner Monday to start terms in the state penitentiary, having been convicted at the last term of district court. They were: Charley Rose, five years for assault to kill in connection with an attack on L. I. Martin, jailer; Bud Rich, one year for chicken theft; Albert Rine, one year for chicken theft; Will Doyle, negro, ten years for criminal assault.