One of the more interesting features one notices about small town newspapers is the juxtaposition of news on the front page. This particular issue of the Caddo Herald is a great example. I haven’t included everything here because of space, but it has everything from obits to sports and weather. Even a new great-grandchild made the front page!
The Caddo Herald
October 3, 1947
Hugo Man is Free on a Death Charge
in Killing of Jack Chambliss June 15
Hugo: After 32 minutes deliberation a district court jury Tuesday turned in a verdict of NOT guilty for Donald Nash, a filling station operator charged with manslaughter in the softball bat death of Jack Chambless in June.
When the verdict was given to the court a large crowd of spectators cheered and women broke into tears.
Nash testified that he struck Chambless twice with the bat in an altercation following a softball game here. He said he hit Chambless once to keep him from continuing to hit Harry Wyatt, an Oklahoma A. and M. College student from Antlers and a second time in self-defense.
Among other defense witnesses was J. J. Gleese, a Marine veteran of McAlester who served with Nash from New Caledonia to Iwo Jima in the Pacific.
Ben G. Brown Dies of a Heart Attack Saturday
Ben G. Brown, aged 69, a pioneer citizen of Durant, died in a Durant hospital Saturday night after suffering from a heart attack at his home Friday. Brown had been in poor health for three years past.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church in Durant Monday afternoon with Rev. Ebenezer Hotchkin, an old long time friend, officiating.
Mr. Ben G. Brown was born in Greenville, Texas and came to Bryan County in 1900, engaged in the dry goods business until in 1941 he retired from business on account of ill health.
Surviving him are his wife, on son, Ben Brown, Jr. and four brothers: Joe and Bob Brown of Durant, Bill Brown of Coleman, and A. C. Brown, Greenville.
Woman’s Music and Literary Club Resumes Activity
After the summer suspension of two months the Woman’s Music and Literary Club met in the home of Mrs. J. D. Price Saturday afternoon, Mrs. H. F. Bass and Mrs. L. M. Nettleton being co-hostesses.
Mrs. Joe Brown called the business session to order; during that time the new yearbooks were distributed. As leader of programs Mrs. Russell Fox gave a review of “Stalin Must Have Peace”.
During the social hour hostesses served refreshments to 13 members and one guest, Mrs. Madge A. Freeny.
Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00p.m. at the Church of Christ in Caddo. Everybody welcome. Come and enjoy good gospel singing.
Celebrating the birthday of Mrs. C. D. Robinson, a number of close friends gathered at the Crossett home Monday night and engaged in a Rook session.
A nice gift was presented to Mrs. Robinson and iced refreshments were served to Mrs. C. A Hancock, Mrs. M. G. Downing, Mrs. C. Hogan, Mrs. L. B. Locke, Mrs. D. O. Nail, Sr., Mrs. L. M. Wood, and Mrs. Crossett.
The editor got home in time to take a shellacking at Rook. You know those women really know how to play the game.
Houses for Sale
One 3-bedroom house and lot; has water and electricity. One 2-bedroom house and lot; has water and electricity. On nice kitchen cabinet. All in Caddo, for sale. Bud Love
Alton Downing, while working at the Brown-Witherspoon Gin Thursday morning, suffered a cut on his left hand, but it is not a dangerous wound.
J. T. Green was in Caddo for a while yesterday. He reports he was recently married and now is living in Antlers. His many old friends here wish him much joy.
Nice balmy cool nights, hot in the daytime weather. Farmers have progressed rapidly toward getting all crops gathered.
Mrs. Agusta Richardson and family had as guests Sunday Mrs. Richardson’s mother and a sister Mrs. D. W. Morgan and Miss Onita Morgan of Calera and Mr. L. Lacey of Denison.
Yanks Two, Brooklyn One
Games in World Series
The New York Yankees of the American League won the first two games of the World Series, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Brooklyn, of the Nationals, won the third game 8 to 9 Thursday. Both teams have used nearly all their players in the first three games so far.
Judge Ritchey Fines $100 Each for Drunk Driving
In county court Wednesday it was two men fined $100 in drunk driving cases. Eaves had pleaded guilty Monday. Edward D. Shroeder, Denison, pleaded guilty to charges of being drunk while driving. He was fined $100 by Judge Ritchey.
Air Paper Delivery Men Killed in Plane Crash
Two men delivering newspapers to farm houses by airplane at Pawnee were killed Sunday after delivering a paper to a farmer’s home. Denny Peter, 18, a pilot, and Herman Turner, solicitor for The Oklahoman, died when their plane stalled and plunged to the ground.
Mrs. W. F. Dodd is Proud to be Great-Grandmother
Mrs. W. F. Dodd has received the news that she is now in the select class of great-grandmothers, a fine boy having been born to Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Shrock in Antioch, California Saturday.
Mrs. Shrock is the former Miss Kay Dodd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Dodd of Lindsey, who were in Antioch at the time of his new grandson.
Their many friends in Caddo are glad for the family in their new joy.