The Caddo Herald
August 27, 1918
Sympathy for Caddo
Nearly all of the newspapers and many of the people, who knew about the postponement of the Caddo Corn Carnival on account of rain, have expressed deep sympathy for Caddo in this misfortune, for which Caddo as a people are deeply moved. To know that one’s neighbors rejoice with him in prosperity and grieve with him in his misfortunes is one of the sweetest things that life affords; and one must indeed be stony hearted not to be conscious of and grateful for the solicitations of one’s friends.
Wapanucka holds a township fair this week and we trust they will have unbounded success. Durant will hold her fair next month and we hope that success will crown her efforts and nothing will occur to mar the occasion. Other towns and places will have township and county fairs this and next month and we sincerely hope none of them will happen to the same luck that we did.
There are more than a hundred township and county fairs to be held in this state this year and they will prove to be great educational institutions. A friendly rivalry will spring up in each community to excel each other in producing crops and the result will be the total yields will be double, to the profit of the communities. Caddo was a sort of a pioneer in this part of the state in this regard and has held many successful fairs. This would have been her seventh Caddo Corn Carnival, but it will not be held. Another attempt will be made next year and it will be a good one.
Caddo people are not quitters. They realize that they can’t successfully combat the weather, but they have the spirit that moves things and talk of abandoning the Carnival is not countenanced. Optimist is our middle name, and though we have no Carnival this year, we have reason to be thankful for the bountiful feed crops already assured and the promise of a good cotton yield. The rain was not without its value for late crops were benefited and stock water and grass are plentiful