It is difficult to envision thirty businessmen gathering to discuss Caddo’s future. And at the end of the article it says they had enlisted ninety members!
The Caddo Herald
April 2, 1920
Caddo Business Men Form an Association
Last Friday night at the Woodman Hall some forty of Caddo’s boosting business men met at the call of W. F. Dodd, formerly president of the Bigger Caddo Club.
It was thought best to reorganize the club and to change the name to Caddo Commercial Association. W. F. Dodd was chosen president. John L. Boland, vice president. G. A. Crossett, secretary.
The board of directors consists of: J. A. Moore, Stanley Williams, Paul Hancock, J. d. Odom, and H. T. Styron.
The membership committee is: Morgan Ray, Rev. Naylor, and Ralph Evans.
The membership roll was opened that evening and thirty men responded- all there were in the house at the time. The membership committee has been busy all this week securing members.
The dues are $1 a month to one and all.
Another meeting will be held Thursday night, April 8th, for the purpose of going further into plans for some things on foot. There are many things that a Commercial Association can do if we have one that is alive. It is necessary that the men take an interest in the matters, though, because the Association cannot run itself. So next Thursday night a rousing meeting is hoped for. There will be something of interest for every member, for every business man, and for every workman.
The dues were made small so that all could come in.
The matter of roads is calling our attention now. The matter of hotel accommodations is at our door.
The fact many new comers (are) here every day offers something for the Association to do.
The matter of advertising the town, of attracting still more people here, ought to be attended to.
The oil proposition begins to be good. We ought to see that every facility is offered these men who come to develop our resources. It means a bigger town for us, it means more money spent here, it means prosperity.
The membership committee has succeeded in securing sixty additional members, bringing the total up to ninety. It is the desire to make it an even 100 by the next meeting.