October 16, 1925
Next Wednesday is Caddo’s Trades Day
Don’t’ forget that next Wednesday, Oct. 21, is Trades Day in Caddo.
An interesting program has been provided for all who come. From 10:30 until noon there will be a Picture Show that is free to all.
Races and contests of various kinds will be had during the afternoon in which all may compete. The final number is a terrapin race, winner to get $5.
So come to Caddo and enjoy the day- lots of fun and the money prized are worthwhile. See the big circular for further information.
November 20, 1925
Trades Day Brought Many Folks to Caddo
Regardless of the rain of early Wednesday morning, a very large crowd of people was in town to take in Trades Day.
Jewell Brothers with their flying machines did numerous death-defying stunts over town and at night luridly lit the sky with a wonderful and beautiful display of fireworks.
Caddo merchants proved this entertainment free to the people who came to Caddo. These merchants also had many bargains in goods to offer the folks.
A large number took advantage of The Herald’s bargain offer of 25c a year for that day only.
At night the American legion show, “You Can’t Stand There” was well attended and enjoyed.
Altogether it was a profitable, pleasant, and well spent day.
The Caddo Herald
December 9, 1938
Dear Santa Claus,
I want a tricycle and a wagon. I am a good boy. Harley Wideman
Please bring me a doll with dark hair and don’t forget my brother. Bring me some candy, nuts, apples, and oranges. Please bring Miss Alma Brown something nice. Maurice Glenn said bring him a bicycle. Floydene Morgan
Please bring me a buggy, dishes, and a Shirley Temple doll. Jennie Lee Hokett
Please bring me a bicycle and my Mother a watch. I’d like a Shirley Temple doll. Don’t forget Miss Alma Brown. Tommye Joe Troxell
Please bring me a football and a bicycle and a cowboy suit, guitar, a watch and some fruit. Remember Mother and Father and bring Miss Brown something. Bill Adkins
I want a football and some fruit, candy, and firecrackers. Remember Miss Brown. Jack Harden
Please bring me a football. Sammie Smith
Please bring me a doll that wets in diapers, a watch, a bicycle, candy, and apples and oranges. Dorothy Faye Gordon
I am a little boy seven years old in the second grade. I want you to bring me a cowboy suit, a big __, some fruit and candy, nuts, and firecrackers, pocket knife, and watch. Please don’t forget my teacher, niece and nephew. Bobby Joe McGee
I want a wagon, a cowboy suit, a BB gun, a box of shot, apples nuts. Vernon Dufur
I want a doll and a diaper doll, Shirley Temple, book, something for my teacher. Dorothy Drenan
Please bring me a train and football, candy and fruit, a BB gun too. Write a letter back to me. Howard Cochran
Please bring me a little truck and a little doll. If you have an extra reindeer leave it for me, some candy, nuts, and fruit. Jack Wells
Bring me a football and a wagon, candy and nuts and fruits. Don’t forget Miss Brown, my teacher. Benjamin Wingfield
I am eight and in the fourth grade. I want a doll with Shirley Temple hair, an iron and board. Don’t forget Miss Crampton. I want lots of nuts, candy, and fireworks. Jackie Sue Sargent
I want an ice truck with glass ice, a set of Lincoln logs, a pop gun, and a book of bedtime stories. I would also like a doctor’s kit so I could be a doctor to Lydia Dean’s doll. Rex Wood
I want a wagon; please bring me a BB gun, watch, clothes. Bring to Miss Brown a dress. Donald Ray Miller
Please bring me a knife and emerald watch chain, candy and fruit. Please bring Marinell a doll and a lot of fruit. Leon Lamb
I want a school set, a set of dishes, candy, fruits, and remember my little sister. Robbie Delene Trimmer
Please bring me a football and a knife and remember Miss Brown. Orvella Cole
I have been a good boy. I want some toys. Please bring me a football and roman candles; bring my mother and father and sister and brother some toys and bring other children and my teacher something. Charles Ray Miller
Please bring me a doll and buggy, washing machine. Bring Miss Alma Brown something too. I am a good little girl. Bopeep Juanita Wells
Please bring me a car and a knife and fruit. Other Price
Please bring me a bank and a doll and bring my brother a tricycle. Pauline Matlock
Please bring me a red wagon, football, knife and watch, fruit, candy, coconuts, firecrackers, oranges. Haskell Dufur
I want a football and a bicycle, BB gun and a cowboy suit. Do not forget Miss Brown. She is so good to us kids. Herman Lee Sanford
I am six years old, have been a good boy. I want you to bring me a toy fiddle, toy banjo, a tractor. Robert Howell
I want a swinging target, football, BB gun and please bring my teacher something too. I am a nice boy. Frank Sweet, Jr.
The Caddo Herald
May 18, 1925
Saturday is a New Kind of Trades Day
Saturday, May 9, is the new Trades Day in Caddo. The Red Seal business has been abolished and the old way re-adopted.
In addition to that here is a nice program of events so that the folks may compete for cash prizes. Here they are:
Foot race, boys under 15, first prize $1; second prize 50c.
Foot race, boys over 15, first prize $1.50; second prize $1.
Foot race, girls under 18, first prize $1.50; second prize $1.
To the lady over 18 guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar at the Caddo National Bank, $2.50 will be given.
A dollar bill will be tied to a guinea’s leg. Catch the fowl and earn the dollar.
Lively music by the Jazz Orchestra.
Come to Caddo Saturday. Sure to be something here to interest you- a good time every minute.
Tell your kinfolks to meet you in Caddo.
December 11, 1925
Last Trades Day Next Wednesday
The last and concluding Trades Day of the year will be held in Caddo next Wednesday.
Somebody is going to be given a Ford auto by Caddo merchants that day. Maybe it will be you.
Caddo merchants have appreciated beyond measure the good business that has been given them this year by the people of this community and they are showing this appreciation in a substantial way. During the year they have shown this appreciation every day by giving full value for every dollar paid them and by giving full price for the farmer’s produce, cotton, hay, corn, eggs, poultry, etc. Caddo has furnished a good market for all these things and has been the supply house of many families for things they did not raise.
The benefit, we think, has been mutual. Caddo makes a concluding gesture of good will next Wednesday when the final trades day is held. It will be a day long to be remember by everyone who comes to Caddo. There will be much doing in every way for everybody. So come to Caddo, enjoy the day, buy your supplies, sell your surplus, and go home happy and contented.
December 18, 1925
4,000 People Here Last Trades Day
More than 4,000 people were in Caddo Wednesday taking part in Caddo’s last Trade Day of the year.
At all times the crowd seem to be in good humor.
The re-headed girl contests evoked quite a bit of interest. Misses Britlinger got the prizes.
Troy Harris was given the Ford automobile by the merchants of Caddo. The crowd seemed to be satisfied with this event too.
Caddo was glad to have so many people here that day. The folks bought many Christmas goods during the day. The picture show had a good run.
Though the day was quite cool it was not unpleasant. Parking room for cars, wagons, horses, and buggies was at a premium. All the space was taken.
I gathered a sampling from several years:
December 21, 1928
We are twins, six years old, and go to school most every day. We go to one of our uncles and you see we have to be awfully good. Santa, we are not hard to please, so bring us what you wish, for you can’t tell which is which, that you can only guess. Bennett and Benjamin Freeny
I thought I’d better write you before it is too late. I am a little boy five years old. I quit fighting yesterday and thought I’d be good now so you will come to see me. I want a red truck and lots of fruit. I have a baby brother you have never seen, be sure and bring him something. Hotuh Freeny
I am a little girl three years old and I want you to bring me a doll, tea table, tea set and fruits, nuts and candy. Jessie wants a doll, a Bobbsey Twins book, and a pair of gloves, also nuts, fruit, and candy. This is all we are asking for this year, but you can bring us anything else you want to. Jessie is writing this for me cause you know I can’t write. Goodbye, Myra Jean Guthrie
Please, I want an airplane that will run on the sidewalk. I want an air gun and two boxes of BBs. I don’t want anything else for other boys and girls need things too. My sisters, Shannon, Jean, and Ruth want Bylo babies and buggies. We all thank you. Your little friend, Bryce Holmes Cochran
I am a little boy seven years old. I am in Mrs. Wilson’s room. She is a good teacher. I want you to bring me a wagon and sleigh, also a top and plenty of nuts and fruit in my stocking. Your friend, Harry Curtis Logan
December 6, 1929
I am a good girl in the second grade at school, have not got a whipping. I want a table and chairs, if you have them. Mother wants a new car and my Daddy wants a Lintoype, but I’m glad it don’t hurt to want. And please don’t forget the other boys and girls. Your little friend, Nina Fay Crossett.
Please send me a pair of skates, doll, doll buggy, a good story book, a pair of rubber boots, wrist watch, a gold ring, a pair of warm gloves, a croquet set, a pair of No. 1 shoes and silk stockings. I am 10 years old. Mary Lee Hickenbottom
How are you now? I am feeling fine. I read in the paper that you had dolls of every kind. I saw that you had dolls that could walk alone. Santa, you will know if I have been good, won’t you? I don’t want much this Christmas, but bring my dog a nickel’s worth of meat and I will put up a stocking for him. I want some silk stockings, a Parcheesi game and two doll dresses. Maxine Gross
I want you to bring me a wagon, sky rockets, electric train, a football, basketball, and a bag of fruit. Bill Semple
I want a set of dishes and a Bylo doll, also a doll buggy and banjo. Esther Schaffer
December 13, 1929
I want a drum and wagon. T. J. Alexander
I am a little girl 5 years old. I do not expect much as I have twin brothers 18 months old and I want you to remember them too. I want a story book, a pair of gloves, a doll, ABC book, and a tablet. I am a good girl. I help mother with the babies and work. Your friend, Joyce Copeland
I’m just a wee girl, but I’m big enough to rock a Bye Lo baby doll in a little red rocker. LaRue Redden
Bring me and my brother some apples and candy and some dolls and toys. Susie Szenasi
I am a three year old boy, am good only when I run off, but am going to quit running off. Please bring me a little truck, a big ball, a fire truck with a bell on it, some candy, apples, nuts, and anything else that you want to. Please don’t forget Myron and Ladell. Donald Gene Shofner
I have been a real good girl this year. I am six years old. I want a pair of skates, a doll, and doll buggy, little trunk, lots of candy, apples, and oranges. Addie Bob McGraw
December 11, 1931
All I wish for Christmas is to know that all my relatives are well and to know that everybody and that each boy and girl has a home, clothing, food, and warmth. Yours truly, Geraldine Dowd.
I wish you would remember me and all other children this year. I do not want to wish for too much, so you can bring other children presents. I would like to have a box of candy, electric stove, a doll bed and a wrist watch. If I don’t get that I’d like to have the watch anyway. I also wish you a merry Christmas. Your friend, Esther Schaffer.
I have tried to be good this year and I hope you are good to me. I want a bicycle and if I can’t get it, I want a pair of skates and a book, but be sure to save plenty for other children. I am also wishing for you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be sure to bring candy and nuts. Love, Bessie Marie Claborn.
I wish you would remember me this year with a book, bicycle, some skates, and fill my stocking with a lot of candy and fruit. Don’t forget other children. With love, Pauline Anderson.
I wish you would remember me this year with a story book and a basketball and bring me some nuts, apples, and candy. Don’t forget other children. Your friend, Gussie.
I wish you would bring me a bicycle, basketball, skates, and gloves. Don’t’ forget other kiddies. Love, Mildred McGraw
I hope you don’t forget me. I want you to bring me a pair of skates, nuts, candy, and apple, oranges, and a pair of shoes, and don’t forget others. Dearly and truly, Josephine Ellis.
December 14, 1934
Please bring me a pair of skates, a Bible, and a pair of gloves. I will thank you very much and will be glad to see you again. Please bring me some fruit, candy, and nuts. So I will close, Santa Claus, sending my love and best wishes. Mary Frances Tisdial
It is about Christmas time. I have been a bad little boy this year. I am 11 years old. I will tell you what I want for this Christmas. I want a football, a pair of slippers, and if you do not mind, I will take a scooter and if you are not too selfish I will take some apples, nuts, and oranges, and I guess that will be all, but I want to tell what my brother wants. He wants a truck, a pair of boots, candy, apples, nuts, oranges. That is all. A. M. Smith
I have been good and bad too, but you bring me something anyhow. Please bring me lots of candy, apples, oranges, and bananas, but don’t bring me pills because they make me sick. Santa Claus, please bring me a doll washer to wash my doll clothes in and you bring me a doll and a pair of boots too. Be sure to bring Miss Carrol a Negro doll. Julia Bell Powell
I want a BB gun and a horn and a knife and some candy for Christmas. Louis Parker
How are you these days? I hope you will come to see me. I am not but 11 years old and in the fifth grade. I want you to bring me a bike and apples, nuts, and candy. Do not forget the other children. Donald Choate
I am writing you so you will know what I want you to give me for Christmas. I wish you would bring me a doll and a suede jacket, some apples and nuts, candy and oranges. I am 11 years old and in the fifth and have been a good girl. Bring my brothers and sisters what they want. Syble McGee
December 18, 1936
Christmas Spirit Prevails in Caddo’s Streets and Homes
With the coming of the Yuletide season of 1936 comes a Christmas spirit to Caddo that has never before been equaled. Never in the past has Caddo been so gaily and fittingly arrayed as she now is.
A huge Christmas tree in the center of the street and colored lights across the main street are the features of the downtown decorations that are annually put up by the Lions Club.
Adding no little to the big attraction are the store windows that send out a light of Christmas suggestions up one side and down the other. Restaurants give out a glad, warm greeting, making one want to go in and eat. Ready-to-wear articles offer gift suggestions in a number of windows, all the more enhancing for the decorations and lighting effect. Toys for the children and novel suggestions of any type for any one are displayed in some windows. Again, a fireplace, burning so brightly, and a few chairs attract the attention of the children in one window. Furniture as displayed, reminds one that gifts for the house are good. Even in the barber shops the Christmas spirit can be kept up for they, too, have been decorated.
The meat market with a small tree glittering there in the window, adds to the other decorations of the town; and from an upstairs window a lighted tree shines out into the night.
If you have not seen the town with all its seasonal coloring, take time out and look at it closely. Then go to the residential section and see the beautifully lighted trees and wreath in the windows of the homes and you will again be reminded that Caddo is a fine place in which to live and call HOME.
The Caddo Herald
December 20, 1912
Will R. McBride left Wednesday to visit his mother at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Petty visited their daughter, Mrs. W. F. Semple, in Durant last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Huffman have moved into the Chiles house in the Bungalow Addition.
Mr. and Mrs. Will R. McBride arrived last Friday from Denver and will remain about a month.
Miss Vivian Allen last week visited Miss Irene Nicholson at Kingston and sang for her recital.
Mrs. G. S. Cobb left today for Gainesville, Texas to spend the holidays with relatives and friends.
Miss Ruby Carter, from Bokchito, was the guest of Miss Neva Ray and Mrs. W. E. Brigance in Caddo this week.
Dr. W. R. Bowman was called to Ohio last Friday by a telegram announcing the death of his brother. He left on the Flyer and will be gone about a week.
W. M. Smith was called to Sanger, Texas, Monday by the death of his seven year old son that day. Mr. Smith had been to Okla. City and did not get the news until his son was dead.
The box supper given by the Music Club downtown last Friday night was well attended. P. H. Boxley was the auctioneer and he was a good one. $30 was realized from the sale of boxes.
Mr. T. P. Johnson was the successful aspirant for Rural Route No. 2 out of Caddo as carrier. He made the best grades at the examination held November 1st and is now carrying the mail.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Semple have moved into the Barker home in the Bungalow Addition. He recently sold his house on Buffalo Street to W. D. Harrison, who moved it to the southwest part of town.
The Herald extends it s sincerest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Smith in the loss of his son, Mrs. and Mrs. A. P. Tidwell of Matoy in the loss of their baby girl, and Dr. W. R. Bowman in the death of his brother in Ohio.
Miss Beard, Miss Wood, Miss Slack, Miss Hays, Miss Hancock, Miss Barber, and Miss Threldkeld, Supt. Chesnut, Prof. Frazier, and Prof. McDarment, attended the teachers’ meeting at Durant last Saturday.
Celebrating her 12th birthday last Friday night Miss Eleanor Carroll and Miss Ruth Bryant gave a party to their young friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Carroll. About thirty guests were present to enjoy the good things in store for them.
One of the prettiest show windows in town is at the Bass Co. It represents a Christmas night bedroom and is well worth seeing. The window is the work of H. T. Styron.
The post office was moved to its new quarters in the Smith building on West Buffalo Street last Friday. The fixtures, safe and appliances are all new, somewhat more convenient and commodious than the old. Many who had been accustomed to the old location were fooled the first few days of the change.
The Caddo Herald
April 15, 1921
Garden seed- bulk and package- at Hancock’s.
New garden seeds ready at Moran & Meadows.
Fresh peanut butter every day at Hancock’s.
Mrs. J. C. Davison was a Durant visitor Monday.
W. W. Boone visited relatives in Denison Sunday.
Mrs. J. L. Sargent visited relatives in Caney Sunday.
For Sale- Almost new reed baby buggy. Phone 93.
Go to Sunday School each Sunday and set a good example.
A. P. Braudrick was attending court at Durant Monday.
Coffee that is Coffee- Chase Sanborn’s at Hancock’s.
Have some pure strained honey. Hancock’s Grocery.
H. S. Whitt had business in Oklahoma City last week.
Farm Loans- Favorable rates, quick action. S. Payne Hogan
Try a sack of our Sweetheart Corn Meal. Hancock’s Grocery
Business is pretty good, thank you. Call again. Moran & Meadows
Hem stitching and picoting, charges reasonable. Mrs. E. I. Craghead
Nicely furnished rooms for rent. Mrs. Bilbo
Good ear corn for sale. See Virgil Slack at Craghead’s Garage.
Dr. C. D. Dale returned Wednesday from a three-day trip to Henrietta, Ok.
Mr. and Mrs. Sim Braudrick were Fort Worth visitors the first of the week.
Peter Bloom was serving on the petit jury in the county court last week.
For seed and plants see us. We have a full line at all times. Moran & Meadows
Miss Phyllis Hancock came home Saturday from Oklahoma City to visit homefolks.
Miss Juanita Rogers spent the weekend with homefolks. She is teaching at Platter this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Williams came up from Durant Saturday and spent Sunday with relatives.
Mrs. C. J. Miller, nee Miss Helen Thedin, from Houston, is visiting her mother, Mrs. W. E. Thedin.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards (went) last week for a visit to Hot Springs Arkansas.
Mesdames J. K. Bass, J. E. Bass, H. F. Bass, and H. T. Styron and Amos K. Bass were in Dallas the first of the week.
Mrs. Lula McGee and Mrs. A. T. Drake returned from Shawnee where they attended the Woodman Circle Convention.
Mrs. Jess Heath returned Wednesday to her home in Loco, after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Clower.
Mrs. O. R. Smith attended the Woodman Circle Convention last week at Shawnee and visited relatives in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. J. D. Abbott came up from Durant Sunday to attend the Robinson funeral and to visit her daughter, Mrs. Tom O’Dea.
Last Friday Caddo High and the Grammar School played a nice game of ball, the high school winning. It was no runaway.
Would appreciate a portion of your insurance business and can write you in some of the leading insurance companies. Payne Hogan
Mrs. Coffey will begin a kindergarten school on May 16th at Grammar School building. Hours from 9 to 12. Tuition $3.00. Patronage solicited.
Wanted- to hear from the owner of a farm for sale. State price. Mrs. W. Booth, box D, Hipark, DesMoines, Ia.
Have a peanut butter machine with which we make fresh peanut butter every day. It’s better when fresh. Hancock’s Grocery.
Single comb R. I. Red Eggs- the greatest laying strain, 15 for $1.00. Delivered at Caddo. Mrs. Etta Greene, Caddo, Okla. R. 4, phone L. 53
We’re in the hauling business. None too large for us. No job too small for close attention. Phone 84. Sargent Bros.
Last Saturday Caddo High School won from Rock Springs by a score of 11 to 3 on grounds. Friday the Caddo High went to Colbert and won the game 6 to 4. This makes two games to one with Colbert.
Have 60 bushels of the famous Diamond Big Boll cotton Seed to sell at $1.00 per bushel. See us before they are gone. H. T. Chiles, Jack Moore
Kodakers- If you are not satisfied with the finishing you get elsewhere, mail your films to the Kelley Studio, Denison, Texas, the largest mail order house in North Texas.
Two lots for sale. I have two lots, No. 5 in block 6, and lot 2 in block 31, Katy Heights addition to Caddo, which I will (sell) at a price below what they cost me. Address, Mabel Polgreen, Columbia, S. C.
J. H. McCord, from Bennington, has bought the Palace Café, taking charge last Friday. He has completely renovated and rearranged the place and is now serving regular meals as well as short orders. The price is 40c, well within the reach of all. He has an adv. in this issue and wants you to give his house a trial.
The Caddo Herald
January 10, 1947
Wm. H. Murray Book “Palestine” on Sale, 50c
“Palestine- Shall Arabs or Jews Control it or America Admit 100,000 Communist Jews from Behind the Iron Curtain?” It will contain much that few people know now, from past records of the U. S. State Department; from the Talmud, and other Jewish authorities.
Price 50c; 2 for $1 postpaid.
Order now from,
Wm. H. Murray, Tishomingo, Okla.