THE ANTLERS AMERICAN Newspaper,
Found in a 1954 copy of the New England Historical and
These articles are all browned newspaper; they have been
cut out and were in a No. 10 envelope with a return
Gerald A. Baynes
14 West High St.
The envelope has browned and is torn, but it was never
addressed to anyone.
Transcribed by Donna Bray, Jan 14 2005
Pencil dated Feb 11, 1954
Founders Day Observed at PTA Meeting
Founders day was observed at the meeting of the Antlers
Parent Teacher Association Thursday afternoon at the Home
Ec cottage. Mrs. Leroy Pierce gave a history of the
National PTA and Mrs. A. G. Farr led the group in
At the business session presided over by Mrs. Victor
Underwood, the organization voted to point the Cub Scout
room in the Berryhill building at Brantly school. Mrs.
Pierce reported that $105 for the polio drive was
realized on the basketball game sponsored by the PTA.
Motion to sponsor a benefit for the heart fund was given
approval. Announcement was made of an orthodontic clinic
to be held February 18 at the office of Dr. T. L.
Attendance pictures were won by Mrs. Emersons third
grade room and the seventh grade.
After the meeting birthday cake and punch were served
from a table centered with an arrangement of vari-colored
chrysanthemums and leaves. Mrs. John Mollenkopf served
the cake and Mrs. Underwood presided at the punch bowl.
Pencil dated Mar 4 1954
First HD Agent Celebrates Her 85th Birthday
Mrs. Ella Innes, first home demonstration agent for
Pushmataha County who now lives at 441 Heliotrope Drive,
Los Angeles, today celebrate her 85th birthday, said Mrs.
Sam Bennett, an early day HD worked and a close friend of
Mrs. Innes. The Innes family moved away nearly 25 years
Pencil dated Mar 4 1954
Honor Roll is Released for Brantly School.
Twenty-eight students at Brantly grade school had all
"A" grades during the past six weeks period,
said Principal George S. Rosenthal, as he released the
honor roll from the school Wednesday.
Listed by classes they are:
Second Linda Howard, Sherry Payne, Robert Turner.
Third Mike Kirtley, Lynne Farr, Ellis Robertson,
David Smith, Jerry Vandagriff
Fourth Cecelia Barberrouse, Jean Splawn, Virginia
Fifth Jane Penington, Jane Stamper, Margaret
Garner, Amos Farr, Mary Orr, Carole Booker
Althelta Vaughn, Judy Howard.
Sixth Priscilla Jones, Carl Hooser, Larry Rose,
Billy Wooten, Billy Wooten, Janice Gilbert, Donald
Burgess, Clarence Kershaw, Carol Pilcher, Jerry Howard.
Listed as B or Better Students are:
Second Dale Howell, Topper Wonsch, Rowdy Settles,
Loretta Allen, Sherry Booker, Lola Fay Lankford, Mary
Lynn Tims, Marilyn Carter, Billy Finley, Bobby Harmon,
Jimmy Warden, Susan Birdsell, Francine Horton, Kathy
Third Mike Nabors, Larry Harrington, Larry
Hinsley, Jerry Hinsley, Patricia Almond, Cheryl Bedwell,
Erleen Francisco, Marleen Francisco, Linda Hale, Patsy
Ruth Shults, Eddy Jeffers, Alfred Yarbrough, Sherry Cash,
Fourth, Tommy Holloway, Verlon Vaught, Michael Vaught,
Lucille Brown, JoAnn Elliott, Bobbie Sue Herndrix, Judy
Quinn, Vivian Shive, Bessie Sue Blankenship, Dorothy
Luesada, Barbara Jean Stephenson, Bill Burrough, Jean Ann
Stafford, Nancy Wood
Fifth Arthur Lee Jones, James Underwood, Bertha
Ward, Zelpha Booker, Sandra Stevens, Gary Clymer, Charles
Boykin, Harry Halley, Teddy M. Barham.
Sixth Clinton Butler, Wanda Smith, Peggy Wright,
James Dunham, Hal Jeffers, Mark Edwards, Terry Nelson,
Donna Hill, Henry Hatcher, John Merle Perrin, Eva Sue
Roberson, Suzanne Roberts.
Principal Rosenthal said out of 492 pupils enrolled in
Brantly, 122 are first graders.
Pencil dated Mar 4 1954
ESA Group in Meeting Held Tuesday Night
Principal speakers before members of the Epsilon Sigma
Alpha sorority Tuesday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. D. Weaver, Jr., included:
Mrs. Thelma Barbee whos subject was Peron and the
Argentine government; Mrs. Kenneth S. Lawson on Peru and
Inca Indians; Mrs. Frank Fodge on current events.
Mrs. Phllip Pipkin displayed costume jewelry and items of
personal wear by natives of Brazil and Argentine to
conclude what members described as an instructive
Refreshments, with Mrs. Bill Finley as co-hostess, were
served to Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Dee Jeffers, Mrs. Clymer,
Mrs. Buddy Orr, Mrs. Glenn Emerson, Mrs. Ernest Hooser,
Mrs Austin Haddox, Mrs. Terry Miller, Mrs. Pete Cothran,
Mrs. Jim Settles, Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Barbee, Mrs. Pipkin,
Mrs. Fodge. (end.)
Undated article, and no page number
ANTLERS NATIVE IS SEEKING RE ELECTION TO STATE SUPREME
COURT; IS CHIEF JUSTICE NOW.
Harry Halley is planning to run for the state supreme
To you newcomers, Judge Halley is a product of Antlers
even though he has been away from here more than 30
years. He is at present chief justice of the Supreme
Court. He was first elected in 1948 from the sixth
district, a democrat in a strong republican stronghold.
The jurist was born in Antlers; he finished high school
here and attended the University of Oklahoma where he
worked out his BA and LLB degrees.
Returning home from War I he moved to Tulsa to make his
mark. First, he was assistant city attorney, then served
four terms as district judge. He was recalled to active
duty during War II and again served on overseas duty.
He was post commander for Car-Wilson post, American
Legion, at Tulsa. He also is a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars post and past commander of the Oklahoma
Department of Reserve Officers. He is a Methodist and a
Judge Halley is the brother of Stuart B. Halley, Sr., of
Antlers has furnished two of the five members of the
state supreme court. Judge Earl Welch, another native
son, has been a member of the state supreme court since
1933. He does not have to run this year. (end.)
Torn out Page ca 1954 (internal dating)
Cornerstone Opened in Hugo to Bare 50-Year Old Relics
Hugo, July 3. The religious life emphasized at Goodland
Indian orphanage today, also was the major point of
emphasis nearly 50 years ago as shown by contents of the
Bacon Hall cornerstone, laid in 1907.
The box containing documents of historical interest was
opened by Robert M. Firebaugh, chairman of the present
board of trustees of the 104 year-old orphanage which is
owned and operated by the Presbyterian church, US,
The contents included a copy of the Book of Psalms, in
Choctaw, with the name of the Rev. Silas Bacon written on
the flyleaf, and dated 1891. Bacon a full blood Choctaw
Indiana minister served as superintendent of the
orphanage from 1901 until 1921 and the old building, now
being dismantled to make way for new construction, was
named for Bacon.
Also found were a shorter form of the church catechism
written in the Indian tongue, a pocketsize New Testament,
identified as the property of the Rev. J. P. Gibbons, an
early day missionary to Goodland, along with a
hand-written list of campus and day school children,
dated Dec 5 1907.
In addition, there was a history of the orphanage,
written in longhand, a list of officers and members of
Old Doakesville Lodge, No. 2, A. F. and A. M. and a copy
of the Husonion Democrat with front page news of Oklahoma
gaining its statehood.
The red brick building, which has dominated the Goodland
campus for 47 years, will soon be reduced to a pile of
rubble in preparation for construction of a new and
Firebaugh said the new administration building, when
completed, will also be called Bacon Hall, just as the
old one has carried it since its construction the year
Oklahoma gained its statehood. (end)
Torn out page, internal dating ca 1954 `
War on Disease
Hobart, July 3, Glenn Eales was elected president of the
Iowa County Tuberculosis association in a reorganization
meeting. He will succeed Glen McLaury of Snyder
Other officers elected were D. G. Shelton, vice
president; W. G. Dudgeon, treasurer: and Mrs. Dan
Ganoung, Roosevelt, secretary.
The new Executive committee from the board includes
McLaury, Paul Russell, Hobart: Mrs Dell M. Ganoug,
Cooperton; and Mrs. Pauline Bills, Gotebo.
Elected to the board of directors: Mrs. Clarence Mayo,
Mrs. Paul Segars, Mrs. Jake Slaner, Miss Ethel Pate, Mrs.
Claude Ferrell, Mrs. Claude Johnston and Miss Sally
Mansell, Hobart: Henry Dacus, Mrs. Lloyd Trotter and W.
H. Jackson, Roosevelt; C. C. Holcomb and O. L. George,
Lone Wolf; Zone Hollerman and L. A. Collier, Mountain
Park: R. M. Kobs, Mrs. A. S. Lack, Thomas Worley and Karl
Kobs, Mountain View; Francis Tuttle, Gotebo: George A.
Alexander, Cooperton; James Barnett, Mrs. Mabel Preston,
Mrs. A. G. Burba and C. R. Clodfelter, Snyder. (end)
Cut out Picture page 5 Antlers American, Antlers, Okla.
March 4 1954
Project Adequate Roads Forms Advisory Committee
Under picture of the Committee:
At the invitation of H. Mead Norton, Chairman of Oklahoma
Project Adequate Roads, this group of citizens met in the
office of Governor Murray to aid PAR in setting up a
master plan for determining the condition and needs of
Oklahomas road, streets and highways. The committee
was formed as an advisory board for Oklahoma Project
Adequate Roads. Standing behind Governor Murray, they
are, left to right, H. Mead Norton, Chairman Oklahoma
PAR, David Fudge, Executive Director, Oklahoma Municipal
League, representing Harold Wilson, League President; E.
E. Stubblefield, District Engineer, Bureau of Public
Roads: Norman Hirschfield, Chairman, Oklahoma Turnpike
Authority; Stone Fitch, County Commissioner, Wetumka and
Jess F. Sharp, County commissioner, Duncan, representing
J. M. "Jim" ONeal, President, Oklahoma
State County Commissioners Association,; C A. Stoldt,
State Highway Director and Hadley Kelsey, Executive
Director, Oklahoma PAR. Joe Curtis, Chairman of the State
Highway Commission, also a committee member is not shown.
Stubblefield was elected Chairman. (End.)
Cut out Picture and articles ca 1954 partial two columns
Farm Council to Meet; Delegate Elections Held
Meeting of the County agricultural and home council will
be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the PMA conference
room over the cooper theater.
Plans will be discussed for improving the agricultural
program in Pushmataha County. The council is made up of
representatives from nine set up communities covering the
county, the president of the Home Demonstration county
organization and the president of the County Agricultural
The community representatives who were chosen at recent
elections include Bill Maguire and Mrs. Mutt Standefer,
Clayton; Mrs. Jack Booker and Bill Farr, Antlers; J. N.
VanLoon and Mrs. A. Hopper, Albion; Harold Dunson and
Mrs. Bessie Weiss, Nashoba; Mrs. Levenia Tucker, Finley;
George Riley and Mrs. Joe Franks, Snow; Mrs. And Mrs.
Gordon Frederick Moyers; Mr and Mrs. R. J. Edwards,
Miller, and tom Donaldson and Mrs. Violet Whiteside,
Next Article in column:
Mrs. Wood Improved in McAlester Hospital
Mrs. Robert Wood Jr., who has been seriously ill in the
McAlester hospital since Sunday morning was reported much
improved Tuesday. Her baby son who was born Sunday night
is doing fine.(end)
Picture next to above article:
OU Prexy is Named Hall of Fame Elector (with picture)
Dr. George L. Cross, President, The University of
Oklahoma, has been re-elected an Elector of the American
Hall of Fame located at New York University and together
with 99 other prominent Americans will choose additions
to the Hall in 1955.(end)
Back of picture of Dr. Cross:
Pvt. Carl D. Joslin Now on Korean Duty with 73d Engineers
X Corp, Korea Army Pvt. Carl D. Joslin, whose wife
Martha, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Joslin, live in
Snow, Okla., recently arrived in Korea for duty with the
73rd Engineer Combat Battalion.
The battalion which helped remove mines from the
demilitarized zone after the cease-fire is building and
improving roads and bridges in the X Corps sector.
Joslin, a construction engineer entered the Army in
January 1953 and comcpleted basic training at Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo. (end)
Cut out article The Antlers American ( Fifty Ninth Year)
back of this article is dated Feb.4 1954
Terry Barham is Town Mayor on Scout Day
Antlers Boy Scouts will take over the administration of
the town government here Saturday under an arrangement
worked out by Mayor Grady Wells and the rest of the town
aldermen with Billy Suttle scoutmaster, to celebrate the
44th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
The officers who will be in charge of all branches of the
town government are listed as follows:
Mayor, Terry Barham
Police Chief, Robin Vaught,
Assistant Police Chief, Larry Clymer
Justice of Peace, Tommy Jackson
Firechief, David Burton
Assistant Firechief, Bob West
Street Commissioner, Jerry Shackelford
Garbage and Sewage Inspector, Robert Pierce
Park and Cemetery Commissioner, Carl Romines
Assistant Police Chief Larry Clymer will have charge of a
squad with Glenn Lebow as policy sergeant, and members
Hal Jeffers, Jerry Long, Ralph Winters, Jr., Carl Hooser,
Mickey Holloway, and Lonnie Lindley. The jailor is Tommy
Everidge and his assistant is Tony Michela.
These patrolmen will be on the lookout for motor traffic
and pedestrian violations. Jaywalking will be corrected
with a fine, as well be illegal parking, reckless
driving, spitting on sidewalk if they are found guilty
under the law.
Window displays will be at Loys Hardware by the Owl
patrol and the Silvermans window will be used by
the Calvary patrol.
Registered with the local troop as candidates are Hal
Jeffers, Gary Harmon, Carl Romines, Asa Walters, Carl
Hooser, Ralph Winters, Jr., Steve Toole; tenderfoots: Bob
West, Tony Michela, Wendell Vandagriff, Joe Kennedy,
Robert Cleveland, Glenn Lebow, Jerry Long, Jerry
Shackelford: second class, Robert Pierce, Lonnie Lindley,
David Burton, Larry Clymer, Tommy Everidge, Mickey
Holloway: first class, Terry Barham, Joe Wilmoth: star:
Tommy Jackson; EAGLE, Robin Vaught. (end)