The Caddo Herald
January 5, 1923
M. Hickenbottom Dies
At his home in Caddo last Thursday afternoon Mr. M. Hickenbottom died. The remains were buried in Caddo Cemetery Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hanselman of the Nazarene Church.
Mr. Hickenbottom was a good citizen. He, with his family, had lived here some ten years and by their honorable conduct had made many friends while here. He is survived by his wife and several sons who are grown.
Week of Prayer
The Baptist Ladies this week are observing Week of Prayer. The first program was had Sunday morning at 11 o’clock at the church when Mrs. Coffey was leader and the subject was prayer.
Monday it was held with Mrs. J. K. Bass, with Mrs. McCalman leader. Subject, Japan.
Tuesday Mrs. A. E. Boydstun was hostess, Mrs. J. W. Smith leader, and Africa was the subject.
Wednesday Mrs. Mugg was hostess, Mrs. Chiles, leader and the subject was China. At this meeting the pledges were paid.
Thursday Mrs. McCreary was hostess, Mrs. Mugg leader, and Europe was the subject.
Friday Mrs. I. A. Briggs will be hostess, Mrs. S. P. Hogan leader, and two subjects had: South American and Mexico.
Good attendance has marked each of these meetings and much inspiration given to these devout ladies in their work.
Reports from the hospital at Sherman promise that Ben Risner will be able to be home in a few days.
It will be remembered that Risner was shot from ambush by unknown parties about a month ago and at that time it was not thought he would recover; but such are the wonders of modern medical skill and the determination of the patient that he did recover and promises to live long. His many friends are glad that he is recovering.
(Deputy Sheriff Ben Risner was shot as he entered his Bennington home on November 29, 1922. The KKK offered a $100 reward for the arrest of the shooter. Three men were eventually arrested. I do not know the rest of the story…only that Ben recovered and did not die until 1976.)
Scott Powel Sick
Hatsell Powell left yesterday morning for Sherman where he will visit his brother, Scott Powell who is very ill- in fact is not expected to recover.
About a month ago Mr. Powell was operated on for gall stones and other complications set up.
His many friends here sincerely hope he may recover. (Mr. Powell died in December of 1924.)
The firm of Brewer & Braudrick has dissolved partnership, Mr. Brewer continuing the business at the old stand.
Mr. Braudrick has not yet announced what he expects to do; only that he will be around several days fixing up the affairs of the old firm.
Mr. Brewer has been in the grocery business in Caddo many years, knows the people, and the trade.
D.M. S. Meets (Dark Moon Society)
January 2nd, 1923 the D. M. S., composed of girls from ten to thirteen years of age, met with Miss Helen Sargent. The following officers were elected: Helen Sargent, president; Barbara Braudrick, secretary; Lucille Coffey, treasurer; Janice Crossett, editor; Sewell Barber, initiator.
The Civic Club
The Civic Club met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. C. A. Hancock. The program was well rendered and much enjoyed. The subject was University Hospital at Oklahoma City. Four excellent papers were read on the subject.
During the social half hour the hostess served English tea, much to the enjoyment of the membership.
New Fire Plugs
The city is putting in two new fire plugs: one in front of Schaffer’s and one in front of Franks’.
This will make better fire protection and in time will lower the insurance rate in the business part of town.
Miss Braudrick Entertains
Friday night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Braudrick, Miss Helen Braudrick entertained a number of her friends, honoring her guest, Miss Vivian Sullivan of Atoka. Entertaining games were enjoyed until the wee small hours, when the hostess, assisted by her mother, served the most delicious plate lunch consisting of chicken salad, fruit salad, hot chocolate, and cakes.
Those thanking Miss Braudrick were Misses Helen Shelby, Mary Lee Styron, Dorothy Smith, Lucille Downing, Eugene Sargent, Horace Sargent, Ray Pace, Alton Downing, Thomas Ray Coffey, Chas. Dale, and the honor guest, Miss Sullivan.