The Caddo Herald
March 6, 1925
20 Years Ago
Dean & McGinnis purchased the stock of implements of Edward Bates & Son.
J. H. Hogan, B. F. Maddox, and Joe Evans were appointed by District Court as election judges for Caddo.
No one had announced a desire for alderman of Caddo – no one seemed to want it.
Cotton was bringing 7c per pound. Yet we find folks now who think 24c per pound too low.
Miss Martha Richey left to make her home in California.
Work began on the new brick school building. It is now used as a grammar school.
The civic Club met with Mrs. A. B. McCoy. They were making arrangements to set out a hedge around the cemetery. The Club has kept the cemetery in pretty condition ever since.
Edgel Davis was fined $50 by the District Judge Humphreys for refusing to serve as a grand juryman with a negro on the panel. The fine was paid by friends and Davis was released. While in jail Durant and other folks kept Mr. Davis supplied with the best things to eat, flowers, company, etc.
March 7th the Democratic primary was held. Edward Bates was nominated for mayor; W. W. Clinkscales, recorder; H. T. Chiles, H. G. Huffman, R. L. Pace, John Hogan and Dr. H. E. Rappolee, councilmen. Joe House, A. P. Braudrick, and T. A. Alexander ran for marshal, but neither received a majority so a run-off primary was to be held a week later between the first two. G. W. Phillips, I. P. Smith, and P. W. Arnold likewise failed either to get a majority and Phillips and Smith had to run off.
Town elections were the only elections we had then and the people took quite a lot of interest in them.
For Town Trustee (1925)
Harve Phelps, yielding to the request of friends who know him best, has consented to become a candidate for trustee from Ward 2 in Caddo, in the democratic primary.
Nearly everybody knows Mr. Phelps, and knows him to be a clean square man. He has lived in Caddo eight years, is a taxpayer, and was a farmer sixteen years before that. He was always a friend of Caddo.
Mr. Phelps has but one promise to make. If elected he will do the best he can to keep taxes down, to keep the streets and water system in good shape.