I’m not sure what controversy might have prompted this first piece.
The Caddo Herald
March 19, 1920
High School Notes
It has been a long time since the Caddo High was heard from. But we are still here fighting out our troubles.
In the first place we wish to that thank the school board for our next year’s superintendent. He has done some fine work considering the circumstances. I think the board knows how the students stand on this. We, who are here every day and who notice the happenings here, know who is the directing head. If you wish to know anything, come and see or talk to a senior about it.
Now we want to tell you about our “Cat’s Paw”. Our editor and business manager were overworked already. Then came the work for the end of school so they called for assistance. They were elected, but refused to work. The paper had to be dropped because of lack of time to work on it. If any of you think you are unjustly treated go to Mr. White or Mr. Black and tell them your troubles; and we wish to add also that there were those people who really were delighted to see it dropped. Some folks absolutely refused to help in any way.
Some of the pupils have been complaining about their grad. We know of one pupil who is said to have actually foamed at the mouth because he did not receive the same grades as the Valedictorians. He has since quit school.
Please, if this does not appeal to you, say nothing about it. We would like to hear from some patron of the town and would like to see smiling faces before school is out. Think over this until I next appear. T. P. F.
(Didn’t see anything in the papers about the high school principal, but there was this piece about the Grammar School Principal.)
April 9, 1920
Watkins is Elected School Principal
At a meeting of the Board of School Trustees late Saturday Prof. O. J. Watkins was chosen principal of the Grammar School for next year.
Prof. Watkins came to Caddo last October, starting late as principal of this school, but he has made good as such teacher. He has succeeded in persevering order and respect for authority, something absolutely necessary in every school he has been ably assisted by the corps of teachers in this school so that the children have received able instruction and much of value to their young lives.
He has worked harmoniously with the superintendent and it is doubtful if there will be any changes in the school because all have given satisfaction that is hard to beat.
April 23, 1920
Class of 1920
Ernest M. Black
Willie Edyth Booker
Georgia Marie Boydstun
Ola Ray Harmon
Clara M. Hauer
Lloyd O. Manning
Era Ethel Pherigo
Conseola Sophia Pearson
Wesley Le Roy Robertson
Velma Mae Shelby
Mary Colean Thompson
J. Roland Wright
Class Motto- “Build for Character, Not for Fame”
Class Flower- Pink Carnation
Class Colors- Green and Gold
Superintendent- E. O. Shaw
Principal- C. H. Hatfield
Friday, May 14, at 8 pm
Invocation- Rev. Frank Naylor
Salutation- Miss Ola Harmon
Vocal Solo- “Sing Me to Sleep”, Miss Naylor
Instrumental Trio- Misses Moore, Maytubby, Manning
Valedictory- Ernest M. Black
Quartet- Mr. Franks, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Gross, Mr.Braudrick
Address & Presentation of Diplomas- Sen. J. T. McIntosh
The following is the end of the article about the closing exercises, and was written by Mr. Crossett:
“Caddo has every reason to be proud of the record our schools are making and have made. These schools are turning out young men and young women who are better prepared to face the difficulties of life than they would be without it. Of course the schools have cost money- but who says they are not worth money? Of what use is our money if we cannot put it to some useful use? Let us rather resolve that we will continue to vote every dollar that the schools may need, so that their efficiency will not be impaired and so that our children shall have an equal chance with those of other places.”