The Caddo Herald
August 22, 1913
In honor of the Corn Carnival almost every business house in town is decorated with corn- both Indian and kaffir- with appropriate bunting. This corn was raised near town, some of it in town, and is all a home grown product.
Early visitors have been agreeably surprised at the corn shown down town and their emotions will still greater be aroused when they observe the exhibit corn.
To the man who has lived in a dry country, these exhibits seem a marvel; some have said they have seen more corn in Caddo than in whole counties where the drought was bad.
The Carnival is a Corn Exhibit in more than name. It is something every man in Caddo should be proud of. Corn however, is not the only crop raised near Caddo. We would point also to the cotton, the kaffir corn, the fruits, vegetables, the domestic science articles, fancy work- all shows that not only the men, but the women have taken a large part in our Carnival.
Aside from these crop products, we would point to the fine animals on exhibition. These are all Bryan County products and when you have the best in Bryan County you can take your stand with the world.
While Tuesday is the big day of the Carnival, Wednesday opened up with a large crowd and Friday and Saturday offer the same features with the exception of the big parade.
Word comes from Denison that Denison will come 500 strong in special ___ for Thursday. We shall let them know that Caddo is a live burg with a Carnival that is worthwhile.
A& M Officials Here
O. K. Darden, county commissioner of Carter County, Professor McCool, of the Murray State School of Agriculture at Tishomingo, Mrs. Matthews of the Domestic Science Department of the A& M College, Mrs. Dr. Rushing and Ben Ingram of Durant, are here attending the Carnival.
They are giving instructions to farmers and others in regard to better crops and better farming methods. They have expressed themselves as being surprised at the showing made at this Carnival, both of corn and other crops.
Mrs. Matthews conducted a Domestic Science demonstration at the pavilion Wednesday afternoon and will conduct one each day of the Carnival.
Because the people of Caddo have shown a great interest in better crop methods and in the Carnival, the A. & E. College is always ready to assist us in the work.