The Caddo Herald
April 15, 1938
This is from a photo caption on the front page. The photo is not clear enough to copy.
Caddo High School’s 1938 Girls Basketball Squad
Left to right: Agnes Walla, center; Lydia Walla, center; Myrtle Vest, forward; Justine Moran, forward; Rema Miller, center; Mozelle, Jackson, forward; Bertha May Mahana, forward; Effie Paddock, guard; Pauline Welch, forward; Retha Jean Decker, guard; Starr Cates, guard; Nell Hogan, guard; and W. R. Womack, coach. Caddo girls won 34 games and lost 6 the past season. Only Lydia Walla will be lost by graduation.
A number of ladies from Caddo were in Atoka Saturday to attend the district meeting of the federated garden clubs. Among them were Mesdames E. O. Henninger, H. F. Bass, R. L. Cochran, J. D. Maytubby, Leburn Sawyers, L. N. Craghead, Barney Wood, M. b. Taylor, and Miss Juanita Edwards.
Pouring of Pavement Started on Road North of Town
Paving was started this week on Highway 69 north of town. When completed the paving will connect with the paving south to Durant and will complete the paving of 69 and 75 across Bryan County. The paving will end at the Atoka County line.
About three weeks of work will be needed to complete the work. Pouring of the concrete was started at the north end of the job.
The Lions club held its regular meeting at the Legion Hut Tuesday at noon. The mixed chorus of the high school, under the direction of Miss Evelyn Taylor, furnished the entertainment.
Katy Engineer Killed in Wreck at Atoka Sunday Night
Fred Miller of Denison, engineer of a Katy freight train is dead and five other person injured as the result of a wreck on the Katy track in Atoka Sunday night about nine.
A hanger of the pony truck* on a locomotive dropping and hanging on a frog** of the track is said to have caused the smash up.
The accident happened almost directly even with the main east and west streets of downtown Atoka.
Two of those injured are members of the train crew but it was impossible to say whether other “hitchhikers” than those found thus far were about the train or not.
T. S. Williams, foreman, stated he shouted for Miller to stop the train, but his warning was too late. It was necessary to use acetylene torches to remove the body of Miller from the cab.
* Pony truck: a two wheel assembly found in front of the driving wheels.
**Frog: a track structure used at the intersection of two running rails to provide support for wheels and passageways for their flanges, thus permitting wheels on either rail to cross over the rails.