The Caddo Herald
June 9, 1914
Caddo continues to grow rapidly in spite of a temporary dullness in business. The farmers have been very busy with their crops, hence could not come to town to trade, though Saturday the streets were well filled.
The new residence of W. H. Morris near the new school building is half finished. Cost about $2,500.
J. S. Turner is building a nice 7-room home on his lot between U. S. Markham and W. F. Clower. It is modern and elegant in every respect.
S. L. Hogan has made additions to his home near the new school building, as has also L. A. Morris.
John Droke has done considerable improving on his place on Arkansas Street.
A.B. McCoy has finished additions to his home on Ainsworth Street, besides remodeling inside.
Mrs. E. B. Ainsworth has completed improvements to her home on Main Street.
The building for the Caddo Mebane Cotton Seed Co. is up. This is a new four stand gin; the machinery is being put in place. When completed this will give Caddo four excellent gins, with a total of twenty-three stands, capacity of 200 bales a day.
Preparations are being made for the big Candidates Picnic at the Carnival grounds in Caddo, July 3rd and 4th.
This is the nature of a big picnic, where the usual amusements will be had, and in addition the feature will be the large number of candidates will be present, setting forth their desires for office. Every state and district candidate has been invited as have also the county candidates of Bryan and Atoka counties and many have signified their willingness to come and speak. Some for governor and other state offices will surely be here, and others will not miss it.
There will be baseball, horse racing, trap shooting, tournaments, and other amusements on tap. There will be something to amuse and delight everyone. There will be no dull moments.
July fourth is the nation’s birthday, a universally celebrated holiday and you certainly want to be in it. Come to Caddo both days and you will enjoy yourself.
Stop That Speeding
There is an ordinance on the books of Caddo that confines autos to a speed of fifteen miles an hour outside the business district and ten miles in said district; it also requires that they shall slow up and sound an alarm before turning a corner. The law also requires that both front and tail lights shall be lit after dark.
On various occasions complaints have been made that these laws are constantly violated. People ordinarily do not like to report these things to the officers, but they can stand just so much. People with buggies and horses have some rights to the streets and the auto drivers should respect them. The streets were made for the use of all alike. It’s better to be careful before a serious accident happens than afterward.