The Caddo Herald
May 26, 1911
Bryan County Fair
The Durant Democrat of Saturday mentions Caddo’s nerve in connection with the Bryan County Fair. With the article in question The Herald has no fault to find. We admit that it is “Durant’s move”. But when she does move we will take her man, for Caddo already has the game cinched. In poker terms we hold four aces, with but fifty-two cards in the deck.
With the best of feeling toward Durant and her people Caddo expects to hold on to that which it has and rustle for more. It cannot be denied that the only time Durant ever attempted a Fair that they made a complete failure of it. Nothing was there but what the people had to pay for- on the contrary as long ago as twelve years Caddo pulled off a respectable fair, with races, exhibits and prized that were worth going miles to see, and it didn’t cost the visitors a cent. We are willing to let Durant keep her ball team if she can, and have already liberally contributed to is support in the way of attendance and compliment that city on the good showing her team is making (but they got a Caddo boy for manager).
Caddo will hold the fair. The money is ready. The site will be selected probably this week and work begun on the buildings. It will be a Fair of which the whole county will be proud. There will be glory enough for all and Caddo is putting up the dough. Durant might possibly hold a fair, but how would the name “Durant Fair” of “Southeastern Fair” sound when you wanted to give it a name? To assure yourselves Durant people will be given a chance to gaze at the state charter which is already issued to Caddo and only one of these documents will be issued to a county. For the life of us we fail to see where Durant comes in so she had best fall in line and help us to make this the big Fair of the Southeastern part of the state.