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Died, at Britton, 72 years old, James Franklin "Bud" CAVETT, early day stage coach driver between Oklahoma City and Tecumseh.

Fifteen of 17 passengers were injured, 4 seriously, when a pickwick bus crashed into a bridge railing at El Reno.

H C JOHNSON, found asphyxiated in his home at Oklahoma City.

H G SNYDER, who began work with the Frisco as a clerk at Enid 26 years ago, made traffic manager with headquarters at Oklahoma City.

James HEDLEY, 78, who aided in the original Oklahoma-Indian survey in 1871, died.

Two unidentified bandits robbed the Canadian Valley bank at Asher, getting $2,500 in loot. Casheir W M HAMPTON and bookeeper Carl COCHRAN were kidnapped by the robbers. taken to a deep woods and released uninjured.
J A HUFF, a Burns detective, armed, was in the bank when it was robbed.

Report recieved of death at Yukon of T J TAYLOR, 66, wealthy farmer.

Miss Josephine CROKER of Oklahoma City named deputy United States Marshal to succeed Miss Era BROTHERTON, resigned.

Twin boys, 18 months old, and a girl three weeks old, children of Ben CALES and Alberta WILKES burned to death in CALES' home.

John L SPRINGSTON, 84, pioneer Tulsa citizen, died.

V. M LOCKE, 85, Pioneer and father of Victor LOCKE Jr., former superintendent of the five civilized tribes, died at Antlers.

George A HENSHAW Jr., formerly of Oklahoma City who has lately sold his vast west Texas oil holdings for $3,000,000, chartered an airplane and jazz band at San Francisco and flew to Reno with Miss Caledonia Clay PULLIAN to be married.

Word recieved in Oklahoma City of the death, Janurary 3, of Thomas P BRAIDWOOD, 80, city clerk at Beaver City. He was one of the first surveyors of the group of men who endeavored to create "Cimmarron Territory" from that region now embracing Texas, Beaver, and Cimmarron Counties.
When the president in 1890 signed the bill creating Oklahoma territory he interpolated that the government should include the Oklahoma panhandle, long known as "no man's land."

Prof. A. C. BAER, head of the department of dairy husbanding at Oklahoma A. & M college at Stillwater, died. He was nationally known in the dairy industry. His body was taken to Milwaukee for interrment.

Harry D. HENRY, 52, state senator from Greer and Harmon counties, died at his home in Mangum.

Mrs. Ida M LEWIS, former national officer of the Eastern Star, died.

Appointment of Ed S. VAUGHT as federal judge of the western district of Oklahoma confirmed by United States Senate.

Frank LOOSEN, 58, pioneer banker at Okarche, died.

A. J. PETERS of Okmulgee, expert in oil finances, became vice-president of Security National bank at Oklahoma City.

Capt. W. G. B. HINDS, 84, Confederate army veteran, died at his home in Oklahoma City.

T. A. BLALOCK, 58, of Madill, Democratic presidential elector, 1928, died in hospital at Sherman, Texas, as a result of an automobile accident.

Announced that the estate of W. J. PETTEE, pioneer resident and business man of Oklahoma City who died at Los Angeles, Calf. Dec. 24th, exceeded $237,000 of which amount, the widow recieved $137,000.

Will of Charles S. PECARE, Tulsa banker who died at Christmas, left  $5,000 for the establishment of an open air playground in the Ozark mountains for Tulsa children, establishment of the camp is to be carried out by the Salvation Army.

Funeral held at Anadarko of C. ALDRICH, 85, who committed suicide at his home.

William ROWCLIFF, veteran travelling salesman, died in his home at Oklahoma City.

F. C. WARREN, 40, and J. J. WALKER, 40, insurance salesmen of Sapulpa killed when their automobile was was hit at Tulsa by a Midland Valley freight train.

Harland SHIDELER and Miss Ruth PAYNTER, both of Blackwell, divulge the fact that they were married Dec 28, 1927 at Midland Ks.

Mrs. Sam BANKS, wife of the sheriff-elect of Jackson county, killed when the automobile in which she and her husband were riding after attending a funeral went into a ditch as they were passing another motor vehicle.

Mrs. Walter E. WRIGHT, Tulsa society woman, invited to act as judge at the annual horse show at Denver. She is the first woman ever to invade the judge's ring at the national horse show.

Obsequeties held at Nowata for H. C. CAMPBELL, 74, millionaire oil man and ranchman.

Death reported of Dr. T. A. BLAYLOCK, Madill, pioneer physician.

Obsequeties held at Durant of W. M. WARMACK, deputy grand lecturer for Oklahoma Masons, who died in Oklahoma city Jan 10.

Capt. J. C. THOMPSON, 41, Oklahoma University football star in 1911 and 1912, deputy warden at the state penitentiary at McAlester during Gov. M. E. TRAPP'S administration, died at his home in Tulsa. He served overseas during the World War.

R. L. STEWART, pioneer cattleman of Oklahoma, 64, died at Tishomingo.

News recieved in Oklahoma city of the death at Grenoble, France of Mrs.John ALLEY, wife of the head of the government dept of Oklahoma City University.

Funeral services at Oklahoma city for W. T. LAWRENCE, 76, pioneer contractor.

O C WYBRANT named as Woodward county district judge.

Winifred D. MCCAIN, nurse, sued Charles B. LUTZ, 25, Oklahoma City business man, for $50,000 in a breach of promise suit.

John Guy FRIAR, formerly of Stigler, appointed national athletic director in Chile, S. A.

Ellen G. CLAYPOOL, 35, former wife of a Missouri Banker, pleaded guilty in district court at Tulsa to two charges of passing forged checks.

Mrs. Anna Morris-COATE, 90, died at Ponca City. She was a pioneer. Her husband, who died two years before her passing, was a descendant of Marmaduke COATE, who came over with William PENN.

As a result of an automobile accident R. H. PARHAM, executive of the Norman Transcript, died.

G. W. SCHELGEL, 83, state treasurer of the I.O.O.F., Chandler OK, died at an Oklahoma City hospital.

Aldin JAMES, 35, boilermaker at Okmulgee, killed in an automobile accident.

Bob WHITE, 18, and Wash WHITE, 21, were killed in an automobile accident at Red Oak, which followed the wrecking of a Rock Island Train.

Collin EBREY, 20, returned to California to face charges of burglarizing the Oklahoma State Bank at Enid, Aug 1, 1926. Loot in the burglary included $1,200 in silver, $1,200 in negotiable bonds, and $16,000 in non-negotiable securities, together with silverware, jewelry and other valuables.

Mrs. Dan WELTY, 42, wife of prominent Oklahoma City attorney, died.

Walter BILLINGSLEY, former county attorney of Seminole, cleared of all charges of conspiracy against the county.

Mrs. Sarah BURKE, 84, niece of Henry CLAY, died at Shawnee.

J. W. MANSELL, state pardon and parole attorney, died suddenly at his home in Oklahoma City.

W. S. KEY, former warden of the state penitentiary, assaulted and battered Clem L. BUTLER, former deputy in the state examiner and inspector's office in the lobby of the Huckins Hotel. He pleaded guilty in court and was fined $25. Key stated later that the prison charges could be refuted.
[transcribers note: Clem Butler had released a report from his office filled with wrong-doings at the penitentiary, which would eventually lead to the impeachment of Governor Johnston of Oklahoma, later in the year.]

George B. KEELER, 78, pioneer of the Indian Territory as well as one of the founders of Bartlesville, died in the Maire Hotel in the latter place. He was born at Hennepin, Ill., Feb 7, 1850. In 1871 with Jake BARTLES and William JOHNSTONE, founded a trading post at the "best ford across the caney river". and gave it the name of Bartlesville. The Osage Nation was surveyed that year. To the  indians KEELER was known as "Little Horse".

Senate suspends Governor JOHNSTON by a vote of 38-5 and W. J HOLLOWAY became acting Governor during the period the impeachment trial is scheduled.

Winning the referee's over Angus SNYDER of Kansas in a ten round battle at Oklahoma City, Babe HUNT of Ponca City slashed his way to undisputed possession of the southwest's heavyweight championship.SNYDER won the second, fifth and eighth rounds.

Ira MONETT, 78, who helped plat the University of Oklahoma addition, died at Norman. He was the father of Dr. V. E MONNETT, head of the University geology school.

Marsh CORGAN, sheriff at Wagoner, appointed deputy US Marshal to suceed A. R. COTTLE, removed to Tulsa.

Jemima, wife of Miller TIGER, wealthy Creek Indian at Eufala, granted a divorce and alimony totally $30,000.

Margurette GRIFFIN, 13, of Oklahoma City, announced not a day out of school in 9 years, and only 3 times late.

William Harvey BARNES, pioneer oil operator at Bartlesville, found dead in a hotel room at Claremore.

Joel NAIL, 79, pioneer who died the twentieth at his home near Kenefick, brought many of the fine horses from Kentucky to Oklahoma, and to retain them built the first wire fences in Indian Territory. In middle age he was one of the wealthiest men in Choctaw Nation.

By a vote of 59-38 the Oklahoma House voted impeachment of Governor JOHNSTON for calling out the guard to disperse legislature in 1927.

L.D. FOWLER, 67, veteran police officer, died at his home in Oklahoma City. He was a mechanical genius and invented many valuable devices.

Clarence RISDON, 78, pioneer of Noble county, died at Perry.

Miss Faye CANTRELL, Tulsa radio "blues" singer, gets a year's contract from Anatole FRIEDLAND, New York's theatrical producer.

Mrs. O. O. HAMMONDS, secretary to Governor JOHNSTON, is summoned to testify before the legislative impeachment committee.

After a three year fight in the courts, W. K. HALE, cattleman of  the Osage Hills, convicted of the murder of Henry ROAN, Osage Indian, and sentenced to a life term at penitentiary.

Alice STEINHOLTZ, 14 year old high school girl at Okmulgee. reveals talent in poetry, writing both in English and French.

Paul LOCKE of Bartlesville held up and fatally shot a young man who proved to be his school chum, Forester BENNETT. LOCKE said he was broke and needed money. BENNETT had 40 cents on his person.

Max L. CUNNINGHAM, first Oklahoma highway engineer, appointed highway engineer of Louisiana.

Miss Gladys WHITE, Oklahoma City, killed in automobile accident in Los Angeles Calf.

Ollie R. FLEMING, 29, and Mrs BRASHIER, 18, were found dead from monoxide gas at a Holdenville Hotel. The hotel owner said the man and woman had registered as E. R. BROWN and wife of Holdenville.

A. L. FARMER chosen president of Tulsa Chamber of Commerce to succeed W G SKELLY.

Mrs. L. K. SUMMERFIELD bound, gagged and robbed of $8,000 in a Tulsa hotel.

E. T. PRINCE, pioneer merchant at El Reno, died.

Paul G. LIEBMAN named as El Reno's most useful citizen.

Homer BISHOP, county attorney of Seminole county, aquitted of attempt to defraud the county. W. C. LEWIS, assistant attorney general was a witness for BISHOP.


Dr. J. H. CASH, 66, Veteran physician, dies at Stillwater.

George MILLER, 49, one of the owners of the famous 101 Ranch was wedged under his automobile, which skidded on slippery pavement about half way between Ponca City and the Ranch. His skull was crushed and he died before reaching the hospital at Ponca City. Less than a year before, his brother, Colonel Joe MILLER was found dead in a garage from the effect of carbon monoxide gas.

Paul LOCKE, Bartlesville student who held up and killed his chum, Forrester BENNETT, sentenced to life term at the penitentiary.

Mary HANKS, 102, died at her home on HANK's Prarie Farm, six miles west of Depew.

Texas deputy shot and killed J. J. JACKS, 50, at Hugo, when latter alleged to have threatened his estranged wife.

Mrs. O. O. HAMMONDS, former secretary to Governor JOHNSTON, resigns.

Mrs. Agnes E. CAMERON, supreme worthy associate advisor of Rainbow Girls, and grand treasurer of the grand chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Oklahoma, dies at her home in McAlester.

Russell PECK, Tulsa school boy, hangs up record of having never been tardy at school 13 years.

Jessie F. ODIE of Yukon, sailor on the submarine F-4, commended for bravery for having saved a life of a workman.

Dr. Seth R. GORDON, president emeritus of the University of Tulsa and one of the founders of Kendall college, died.

Miss Marion Eloise TERRY, 16 of Okmulgee, left a fortune in the will of the late Clinto LYON who died at Columbia, MO. Dec. 5.

Will of George MILLER of 101 Ranch leaves estate of about $500,000 to his daughter, Miss Margaret MILLER.

Acting Governor HOLLOWAY revokes the parole of Earl HOLMAN, convicted bank robber.

Mrs Ida M. RUBY, 68, pioneer and founder of the women's relief corps at Ponca City and former state president of that order, died at Ponca City.

Rudolph ADAMCIK, 25, who for 2 and a half years lived in an Oklahoma City hospital with a broken neck, died.


Mrs. Nannie GEORGE, Bartlesville, related that at the age of 17 she heard Lincoln's Gettysburg address, going from her home in  a neighboring Pennsylvania county. Against her will, as she was with some young companions, she accompanied her father who sat on the platform. "I have dreamed," she said, "of the honor which was mine. After the usual preliminary musical numbers and introductory speeches, Lincoln was introduced as the nation's president. He arose and in a clear, kindly voice, dedicated that national cemetary. I sat about 15 feet from him."

Mrs. Homer HILL, wife of superintendent of public schools at Perry, ordained into the ministry of the Christian church at that place.

Elevator owned by the John DEAN estate at Ponca City purchased by the Oklahoma Wheat growers association.

O. P. BOGGS, 81, Union veteran of the civil war and pioneer oil producer of Pennsylvania died at Bartlesville.

For the murder of Walter HARP, farmer of Ulysses, Kans., Walter "Blackie" HAGER found guilty by jury in district court at Miami and sentenced to death in the electric chair.

Lloyd HOLLINGSWORTH, 27, automobile dealer and garage man at Canton, with a shotgun, killed his father, William HOLLINGSWORTH and his own brother, William HOLLINGSWORTH Jr., on a farm 13 miles west of Canton.

Funeral services held at Capital Hill for James H. GEORGE, 84, pioneer '89er who still occupied his original claim. He was born in Virginia, fought in the confederate army and was twice wounded.

Miss Oletha D. ORNER and Raymond SWARTZ, both students of A. & M. College, married in the state house of representatives by Rev. Mrs. A SWARTZ, mother of the groom. The bride is the daughter of representative Frank ORNER of Payne county.

Mrs. Sarah HOMER, 73, one of the first white women to settle in that part of the state, died at Krebs.

Ben Metombie, Choctaw Indian at Durant, age 117, was born when the second war with England was on. and a grown man when his tribe moved from Mississippi to the Indian Territory.

"Old Missouri Black" a giant timber wolf credited with killing hundreds of head of livestock in northeastern Pittsburg county, trapped by S. J. NOLAN, state trapper in the San Bois mountain region.

Charles H. STANE, Byron SHELTON, and H. K. SHELTON, working in a  manhole in Oklahoma City, badly hurt by explosion when a boy threw a lighted cigaret in the hole.

Dr. Gayfree ELLISON of Norman elected president of Cleveland county Medical association; Dr. Ben H. COOLEY, secretary treasurer.

Bob ANDERSON, 24, critically wounded by Cheif NOLAN while the former, with three other men were holding up a grocery store Saturday night.

Fay Louise MANUEL of Muskogee, in suit for divorce from Luther MANUEL, millionaire Creek Freedman, asks for alimony of $500 a month, $1,000 for temporary maintenance, and $500 for attorney's fees. She cited that the indian had a monthly income of $2,700.

Eula J., wife of Fred BRANSON, former member of the state supreme court, files suit for $100,000 damages against the Oklahoma News, three Muskogee realtors and two members of the state legislature, charging that, without any authority an appraisal of $12,000 was made on her country home near Muskogee, frustrating her negotiations to sell the  property for $30,000.

Wirt FRANKLIN, Oklahoma City oil man, testified before a legislative  subcommittee that he had "contributed" $500 toward Justice J. W. CLARK's campaign fund at a time when he had litigation pending before the supreme court; that the money was given for fear he might suffer.

Mrs. H. A. SHADID, Oklahoma City, died from being struck by an automobile owned by Bert WILLIAMS of Marshall.

R. A. GAFNEY, 60, pioneer realtor and loan man, died at Guthrie.

Mrs Mary Ann KEATING, 67, the only woman in this section who made the run alone at the opening of the Cherokee strip, Sept 16, 1893, died at Perry. With two baby boys, this woman, whose husband had died only a short time before, won her claim of 160 acres, starving two days to drive away "sooners".

Funeral held at McAlester of Greenwood LEFLORE, pioneer of Pittsburg county and many years an employee of the state peniteniary. He was a Grandson of Colonel Greenwood LEFLORE, chief of the choctaw Indian tribe of Mississippi, who as head of the tribe, signed the historic Dancing Rabbit Treaty, under which the Choctaws moved westward to Indian Territory.

Miss Elaine WANNER, Tulsa, enrolls in school of architectural engineering at the stat University. Margaret ROBINSON, also of Tulsa, a year previous enrolled in chemical engineering class.

Roy St. LEWIS, United States District attorney for Western Oklahoma, reports sale in Alfalfa County of small white pellets as intoxicating as brandy.

For Having taught school continuously 26 years, Mrs. Martha WATKINS of Madill recieved medal awarded her at a recent State Teachers association meeting in Oklahoma City. She was one of four teachers to recieve such recognition.

John RIDDLES, voted year after year as best loved cripple at Williams Jennings Bryant school for cripples, died.

John A. MCCLURE, 65, who practiced law in Oklahoma 40 years, died in Oklahoma City.

R. L. MURRAY, 73, representative of the Choctaw Nation at Atoka treaty conference, died at Durant.

Watey A. PALMER, 73, for years a leader in the tribal councils of  the Creek Nation, died at Holdenville.

Mrs. Pansy HOLLEY takes over job as postmaster at Corine, in Pushmataha County, at $210 a year, to prevent its abandonment by the government.

Julius and Jess WILHITE at Wewoka, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and were sentenced to 10 years each in the penitentiary.

P. M. SULLIVAN, 85, former enrolling clerk of the California state senate, died in Oklahoma City. He had practiced law 58 years.

Sam INGRAM, former Osage county tax ferret, found guilty at Tulsa of fraud in filing county reports.

H. B. CATLETT, 66, organizer of First National Bank at Weleetka, organizer of the chamber of commerce, and who served as city treasurer and city clerk, died.

Bart ALDRIDGE of Wewoka elected state head of Young Democrats Organization at Altus convention.

Jack GILLWORTH, widely-known ranchman, died near Kenton. He came to the Cimarron valley of what was then known as "No Man's Land" in 1882.

At Tulsa, embezzlement charges filed agains Herbert W. JAMES, former deputy federal court clerk, and Henry W. BACKUS, recently resigned as Chief deputy in the United States Marshall's office.

Miss Pauline PRUITT, 17, of Commanche, freshman student at Oklahoma A & M college, Stillwater, died from drinking furniture polish.

B. F. BEHIMER, former banker at Boise, Oklahoma, taken to the federal penitentiary of Leavenworth to begin a 10 year sentence.

Arizona supreme court handed down a decision reversing a decree which three years ago previously annulled the marriage of Maud Lee MUDD, Oklahoma Indian oil heiress, said to be worth $1,000,000, to Earl E GORDON. The decision state the superior court which granted the annullment in February 1926, had been  without jurisdiction because the Indian heiress was not a resident of the state for the legal period one year prior to filing the annullment application.

Oklahoma City University cites Gretchen SWITCHER, Geraldine MAHAR, Henry MORTON, and Dorothy FULLER as perfect "A" students.

Ishmael OUTRIGHT, 81, pioneer 89'er who drew a claim three miles north of Yukon and came to Oklahoma city to reside in December 1928, died. He was a Union veteran, having served in Company K, Third W. Va. Cavalry. For 18 years he was manager of the  Oklahoma City G. A. R. drum corps, No. 17.


Tunstall MORRIS, 52, formerly a prominent business man in Oklahoma City, reported as having died Feb. 27th at Long Beach, Calif. Since 1909 he had been one of the owners of the COLLINS-DEITZ-MORRIS Co. Was formerly president of the Oklahoma Wholesale Grocers association and also the Oklahoma City Golf and Country club.

Hubert KNICKERBOCKER of Oklahoma City, New York Evening Post correspondent at Berlin, Germany, gives police information causing arrest of Vladimir ORLOFF, former Russian counselor under the late Czar NICHOLAS, and Michael SUMAROKOV, former employee of the soviet Ukranian mission in Berlin, alleged to have forged the notorious documents purporting to show United States senators BORAH and NORRIS had recieved bribes from the soviet government.

Mr. and Mrs. J A HEDGE 219 1/2 Harrison Ave, Oklahoma City, celebrate the seventy first anniversary of their wedding.

Major Gordon W. LILLIE, "Pawnee Bill" and 51 indians--ten of the members of the Kaw tribe, of which Vice President Charles CURTIS is a blood member--participated in the inauguration exercises at Washington.

Al J. PALMER, formerly of Neil O'BRIAN's and Al FIELD's minstrels, but for several years bandman and teacher in Oklahoma City, arranges to return to minstrelry with the company of his brother, Don PALMER's minstrels.

Mrs. Mike PESHEK, 66, Oklahoma City pioneer of 1889, died.

William G. LACKEY, 57, prominent oil man and former vice president of the MARLAND oil company, died.

David BRINDLE, 50, perhaps the last of the Indian traders in this region, died at Norman.

H. A. WILLIAMSON, Grand Knight of the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus, died in Oklahoma City.

David GREEN, 68, who opened a grocery store in Oklahoma City on the day of the "run" in 1889, died in Guthrie.

Mrs. H. P. KING, 83, who came to Oklahoma in 1890 with her husband and settle in Mulhall, died at Perry.

Jury in distric court, Oklahoma City, acquits Mrs. Lelah SPENCER of the charge of murdering her husband.

Women's Club of Antlers give party in honor of Mrs. Sarah Starn ELLIS, Oklahoma City chapter of Daughters of the Revolution, sent her a birthday cake with the legend "Real Daughter". She was born in Bolivar, Tenn., in 1833. In 1850 she married Issac ELLIS, and they made their home first in Arkansas and then in the Indian Territory. Her eldest son was the late Bill ELLIS, former United States marshal and ranchman.

Capt. Ira C. BAKER, native son of Oklahoma who recently made inter-ocean flight from Pacific to Atlantic, recieve warm welcomes at Oklahoma City.

During the convention of Utilities associations at Oklahoma City, rewards for meritorious service were given to J.W. CAMPBELL and J. S.  HENDERSON, Oklahoma Gas and Electric employees at Enid, who saved the life of a man overcome by gas.

Leon STROTHER, poor Nebraska boy, wanting an education in college, starts to find his sister. Finally he learns she is worth $5,000,000 from the bequest of an oil well by O. D. STROTHER of Seminole who died three years ago. He was shining shoes in a barber shop when he started on his quest and his 16 year old sister, Louise, was visiting the Riviera.

Roy NICHOLS at Cordell acquitted of charge of murdering his father-in-law, John JORDAN, who was shot and killed at the NICHOL's home at Canute, Dec 23, 1928. NICHOL's pleaded self-defense, admitting the killing.

F. L. WEEMS, killed, and Ralph KEITH wounded, in robbing the Capital Lunch Stand, 507 East 23rd St., Oklahoma City, The shooting was done by T. F. SPEARS, operator of the stand.

At Wewoka, Sam LOCKHART, brother of Dave LOCKHART, killed at Harrison, Ark. in 1926, was found guilty of robbery with firearms and sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary.

Eight tribes of indians represented at grief meeting of red men over the recent death of their friend, George MILLER at Ponca City.

Owing to the departure of Gov. W. J HOLLOWAY from the state, Senator C.S. STORMS, of Waurika became chief executive pro tem.

B. J. KAUFMAN, veteran Oklahoma City merchant died.

For extraordinary heroism in action at Vacqueville, France, May 12, 1918, award of the distinguished service cross was made posthumously to Dick B. BREEDING of the 167th Infantry, 42nd division, whose home at the time of his appointment was Holdenville.

Miss Jo BURNSIDE of Sulphur and Harold Davis JENKINS of Norman were married.

Alex E. RITCHEY, 64, former postmaster died at Caddo.

Andrew J. CLIFTON, 23, attempting to flee jail at Pauls Valley, falls four stories and is killed.

Milas LASATER, 57, president of the Wichita Kansas federal land bank, formerly prominent cattleman and a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional convention in 1906, died and later was buried at his old home in Pauls Valley.

Menter G. BAKER, 7 years an employee of the Veterans' bureau, named regional adjudication officer to suceed P. MONCURE, transferred to the central office, Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. MARTIN of Ponca City celebrate their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary. He is 85, she is 80.

Pat HURLEY, Tulsa, named as assistant secretary of war.

Laurence MANTOOTH elected captain of the University of Oklahoma wrestling squad.

Louis BIBLE, former Oklahoma automobile mechanic, killed on Daytona beach, Fla trying to beat previous automobile speed record.

Arthur H. GESSLER, of Oklahoma City, lately U.S. minister at Guatemala, made Doctor of Law of Lincoln Memorial University at Cumberland Gap, Tenn.

Dr. G. M. CLIFTON and Dr. Marvin E. STOUT, Norman surgeons, after x-ray removed a 25-cent coin from the stomach of J. L. MASSEY. He had carried the money in his stomach 28 years. When 9 years old he swallowed the quarter, a dime and a nickel. The dime and nickel were not found.

The Rev. John L. BRANSETER, 91, pioneer Methodist pastor of Oklahoma City, died at Arcadia, Fla.

Mrs. Anna M. IMLAY, daugther of Mrs. Sonora BODINE, who lived on the  BODINE farm, now Bodine City, was buried. She died March 15.

Dr. John A. BEUCLER, 85, died in Oklahoma City. His father and three sons fought through the civil war in the third Iowa Cavalry.

Moving here from the Kentucky tobacco belt, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Fox and 13 children located in LeFlore county, last year planted 100 acres of cotton. (a crop they had never seen before) and made a net profit of $2,200.

Te Ata THOMPSON of Tishomingo, former studen in Oklahoma's Womens college, appears in Belasco's production, "Mimi" with Leonore ULRIC, on Broadway.

Miss Gether WAGNER, Oklahoma City, voted "most representative girl"at Oklahoma College for Women.

The body of Raymond JACKSON, negro-indian reputed owner of oil properties worth $1,000,000 who was killed in a train wreck near Blue MountainArkansas, Nov 7, 1921, while riding the rods as a hobo, brought back to Wewoka, Okla. for interment.

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