Top Nolan, 11 Jan 1968

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Top Nolan, 11 Jan 1968 - IDhere Arc 'Ghcy ^How?i DUANE (ROSY) NOLAN, who...
IDhere Arc 'Ghcy ^How?i DUANE (ROSY) NOLAN, who was^ftorn in the Wauhillau Com- munity'titt Adair County, is in his third year as coach at Oxnard Highschool in Oxnard. Calif. — Nolan, who was graduated from Waikins, Clarence Stevens, Cecil' 1 I had seen hini,;. the first time since 1943. :'K "On that team, we had Paul' O 'Neal. Tommy Dale Worshami' Bill Harper. Skeet Rider, Red* he coached Joe White, Highschool's present Stilwell Highschool in 1943, received his bachelor of science degree from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, and his master's from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Since then, he has done graduate work at the University of Tulsa, University of California, and San Fernando State. He coached one year at Bixby Highschool, the 45th Division football team during the Korean War, the freshman team at the University of Oklahoma in 195253, three years at Pawhuska High- school, and 10 year-at Tulsa Central before going to Oxnard., He served five years in the U.S. Army—three years as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Di vision in Europe, and two with the 45th Division in the Korean War. He returned to inactive duty as a first'lieutenant. In a recent letter to the Demo crat-Journal, Nolan recalled that Stilwell football roach, two years while with the 45th Division. The team was undefeated at Camp Polk, La., and the next year in Japan. "Football has been good to me," he said. "I plaved on the championship teams that Goob Arnold coached at Stilwell. I consider Goob the best friend' I have, for what he did for me and a lot of other poor boys around Stilwell. "I have never coached a losine team, and .1 give Goob much of Caldwell. Bill Commack, Cliff Hudgins, Raymond Harrison, Paul Ford, John and Leo Summers, J6e£ Janies Etheridge, "Fat" Frede% rick, Watie Whitmire, Jiggs Whit« mire. Harold Rector, and Lorei£ Sander-." Fir recalled that at least threey of the players in 1943 had broken^ bones that year. Cliff HudginaJ had a broken log and Joe Ethe-jJ ridge and Watie Whitmire eactk^ had an arm fracture. ,, Nolan's wife is the former Zo»J Covingtdn of Tahlequah. She ijji a younger sister of Mrs Freda Catron of Stilwell. Dale and FredV Catron Jr are her nephews. ' Mr and Mrs Nolan 's daughter/ Linda Gail, 19, is a sophomore! at Ventura College, and their son/ Dan, 15, is a sophomore at Camarillo Highschool. The family live^ at 61 Norma Court, Camarillo. > He still owns the old home-',' place at Wauhillau, and hopes to* retire there some day. t His wife teaches in the Port,, Hueneme Elementary District/ and her two si-tors and their husbands also teach there. The district has seven high-Schools and another one will open, in two years. ' Nolan has one brother who still- lives here. He- is Fate Nolan. An' other brother, Byrl Nolan,' lives at Gentry, Ark. A sister, Mrrf Ephraim Padgett, lives at Peavine, and another sister, Mrs Ben Goss, lives at Spade Mountain. ' the credit. It's a great feeling to visit with these bovs you have coached." he .-aid. "One boy from Pawhuska called me recentlv while I was watching a game on television, just to say hello. "A lot of Stilwell people live in this area. Mildred Lee lives in Oxnard. Her brother, Harold Lee, drove up from Los Angeles last year to see us play. It was It's Time To Count Turkeys Oklahoma hunters arc about throueh nurs-uing game birds and animals for another season, although a few days of quail hunting remain and rabbit hunters

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  1. Stilwell Democrat-Journal,
  2. 11 Jan 1968, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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