The Caddo Herald
August 24, 1917
Caddo Corn Carnival Began Thursday a.m.
This week is Caddo’s Gala week. Early Monday morning the crowds began to assemble the necessary things for the Carnival. It is bigger and better from an entertainment standpoint than ever. New shows, new entertainments, new educational features, and other new things have been added to make it so.
A contract was made with Capt. Theodore to conduct a series of areoplane flights each day and he arrived Tuesday with his biplane. It is a free attraction, and the first day attracted thousands to the Carnival. Flights are made each afternoon immediately after the roping contest in the park enclosure and will continue an hour.
Owing to the fact that powder can be used for a more useful purpose than fireworks display, it was decided after the first advertising was out that this feature would not be had, though every other feature will be better than was anticipated.
Many ropers are here for the contest and it promises to be the best ever had.
While some of the spectacular features are eliminated this year, there is plenty of substantial and frivolous things to see and enjoy.