The Caddo Herald
February 3, 1922
What Do You Mean by Clean the Courthouse?
The Herald has heard the cry, “clean the courthouse” meaning of course that certain fellows want to defeat all present county officers. As a matter of fact, we have about as good a set of officers as we cloud hope for.
For personal reason perhaps one might not want to continue some men in office, but as a whole the officers are conscientiously doing their duty.
John Finney has made a fine county judge.
Victor Phillips could not be improved upon as county attorney.
Judge March as district judge has made some enemies, but so far as the conduct of the office is concerned it has been admirable.
Ruel Taylor has made a good sheriff as we knew he would when elected.
Jim Moore is making a splendid treasurer. No one could do better.
As commissioners Bill Jones, Walter Rambo, and Ben Hultsman are hard to beat. They look well to the county’s business.
Lonnie Glenn has made a good assessor, and you will not find a more accommodating and affable man anywhere.
J. L. Cunningham has made an efficient county superintendent. No reasonable fault can be found with his administration.
No county ever had a better county clerk than Earl Ward. He is on the job all the time and is efficient.
And we would have to look many a day to find a better man for court clerk than Lacy Grimes.
The Herald holds no brief for either of these men; but we do believe in fairness. If there is anything wrong at the court house point out the wrongdoer, but don’t accuse a whole set of good men. Doubtless some of these men will run again, but their good names are worth as much to them as to anyone else.
So if there is anything wrong, be specific. Don’t accuse impeccable men- for it undermines the justice of your cause.
If specific charges are made and sustained The Herald will help.