The Caddo Herald
May 10, 1940
Ebenezer Hotchkin is a Candidate for Representative
This is good news to people who want good government.
Ebenezer Hotchkin has been a powerful influence for righteousness in this county for 40 years; he served many years as president of Oklahoma Presbyterian College; worked as a mission secretary among Choctaw Indian boys and girls; he has served as pastor of Caddo Presbyterian Church fifteen or more years, at Colbert a like period, and served Matoy and Bennington, carrying the Gospel in season and out to many who otherwise would not have hear of the Savior of men.
Ebenezer Hotchkin has been faithful through the years to a trust imposed in him. None can doubt but that he will be faithful if this important trust is put into his hands.
Rev. Hotchkin knows Bryan County people better, perhaps, than any man in the county. He is familiar with their toils and joys, with their intimate lives, and with their needs. He can be depended upon to vote in the legislature for their best interests. He will not be amenable to blandishments of political tricksters; the lust for gold or power, or the fleshpots will not control his acts.
I have known Bro. Hotchkin forty years. I have heard him preach many times and have talked much with him in the privacy of home; and never in all these years have I known him to be off color, nor seem to be actuated by other than the highest motives. He has through all the years sought to lift men, women, and children to a higher plane of life.
Bryan County people are fortunate to have such a man to represent them in the legislature where laws are made.
Hotchkin says of his race: “I should like to represent my people with whom I have lived so long, in the legislature, not for any selfish purpose, but to make living conditions better if it can be done by law.”