The Caddo Herald
February 2, 1912
A.& M. Special
The advertised special of the A. & M. College arrived on time in Caddo Wednesday at noon. The train was greeted by a very large crowd, much larger than was expected.
There were speeches made by professors of the college relating to live stock, poultry, seed selection and horticulture. The farmers listened with interest and no doubt will profit by the suggestions they made.
The exhibit cars were filled with many exhibits of seed, poultry, live stock, fruit and other things of interest to the farmers. The women and children also were shown through the exhibit train and they seemed greatly interested.
A feature of the occasion was the young Percheron colt belonging to C. V. Ellis which the stock judges of the college admitted had many points superior to those belonging to the college. This colt is 22 months old, weighs 1,300 pounds and already does a large amount of work. Mr. Slayton also had on exhibition his fine saddle and harness stallion which was pronounced a very fine specimen by Mr. Woodson, superintendent of the farm demonstration department.
Mr. Woodson also praised very highly the results obtained by Mr. Phelps who conducts a part of this farm under direction of the A. & M. College. Mr. Phelps has made several experiments in farm work and has made good money by it. He was awarded second prize for cotton at the Oklahoma State Fair at Oklahoma City last fall.
The Herald believes the visit of this train has been of benefit to Caddo. We know it will result in good if our farmers will act on the advice given them. The literature distributed by the professors was eagerly secured and no doubt will be read.