The Caddo Herald
September 30, 1943
Bond Rally Nets $4,875 Wednesday
Night Here- Quota is Short $8,000.00
At the bond auction in the community house Wednesday night $4,875 in bonds was sold, pushing Caddo total to $27,000, which is short of the goal of $35,000 by $8,000. T. D. Call, chairman of the drive, is hopeful the full amount will be in by Saturday night.
The high school band gave some musical selections and the scouts gave n impressive pantomime of first aid and war work. Miss Jean Becks sang a solo.
Rector Swearingen, of Durant, in his inimical way, did the selling of articles donated for the sale.
One dozen eggs brought $1,000.00 and a towel brought another ten century bond. A box of candy bid in at 499, a cake 200, two knitted sweaters brought 25 each and were re-donated and brought another 25 each. The boys also entered into bidding by buying war stamps.
Threatening rain kept the crowd from being as large as expected. Yet sales were satisfactory. It is rumored that OPA may be after the auctioneer for selling eggs and other things above ceilings.
Bryan County is about $150,000 short of its goal.