The Caddo Herald
August 13, 1920
Election Betting Baneful Influence
The Herald wishes that both parties in an election bet should lose the money- and more; but that is not possible and it is almost as impossible to convict election betters. This is a baneful influence on elections. Bets serve to severe the voters from the merits of the men and to commercial the election work.
In the recent election there were many bets made, perhaps not so many as has been rumored; still there was considerable betting until it over shadowed the importance of several races. The Herald has no sympathy for the man who bets and loses and has no congratulations for the man who wins. Betting has won and lost many races in the past and it is such bad influence upon elections that the legislature has passed laws with severe penalties.
Betting neither emphasizes ones influence nor improves their morals. Some men think their opinion carries no weight unless it is accompanied by a wager.
We have heard of men who lost heavily in the last primary. The family needs this money for support but it is gone- and the fellow ought to have lost it. Officers cannot stop it; courts cannot stop it unless people will testify. Public opinion can stop it if it seeks to make itself felt by ostracizing those who do bet.
Earl Ward Thanks Voters
I wish to express my deepest appreciation to my friends who gave me such a splendid vote for County Clerk. My one ambition will be to merit the confidence so generously imposed on me. To those who opposed me I have no feeling of enmity whatever but a sincere appreciation to everyone. Yours very truly, Earl Ward
I take this means to thank my friends for their loyal support during the recent county elections. Trusting that the future will bring prosperity to all, I beg to remain yours very respectfully, Sam W. Maytubby, Jr.
To My Friends:
Words will not express my sincere appreciation for the loyal support given me during my campaign nor for the hearty active cooperation on Aug. 3rd. Team work counts. All honor to the team.
Though the vote was close I have ill will toward no one. I shall endeavor to serve all the people to the best of my ability. My motto “A square deal to all” Sincerely yours, J. L. Cunningham