Sooner State Press from Norman, Oklahoma on October 15, 1955 · 4
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Sooner State Press from Norman, Oklahoma · 4

Norman, Oklahoma
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Saturday, October 15, 1955
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PAGE FOUR SOONER STATE PRESS Sheriff Is Acquitted On Assault Charges Of Shawnee Reporter A defense motion to acquit Sheriff James C Harrington Shawnee of charges of aggravated assault brought by Jim Bradshaw Shawnee News-Star reporter was sustained by J Rex Spurr special court judge “The state failed to prove serious bodily injury” to Bradshaw Spurr said in announcing the ruling ' Bradshaw had charged he was beaten in the office of the sheriff May 25a when he went there to interview Harrington about county liquor law enforcement Lloyd Henry county attorney protested that he was entitled to argue the case before a jury despite the ruling Spurr’s decision to uphold a defense motion to direct the jury to return a not-guilty verdict nullified the jury’s responsibility “Spurr’s action brushed aside an indictment against the sheriff August 3 by a 12-member grand jury convened to investigate law enforcement practices” the Shawnee News-Star stated Bradshaw said he felt the public interest would have been better served by letting a jury decide the case Still pending against Harrington is a $30000 damage suit brought by Bradshaw Veteran in OU Press Box Topic of Snell’s Column Vernon B Snell Oklahoma City Times sports editor recently wrote about S W Hebert Oklahoma City Western Union employe who has worked in the University of Oklahoma press box longer than anyone Hebert has handled wire service from OU games at Norman without missing a game since 1916 Although he doesn’t remember who played that first game he does remember that he had no press-box facilities His operator was the late LeRoy Sikes who sent the game by Morse code The single line then is a far cry from the 21 direct circuits into the press box with 5 others into the radio booths at the Notre Dame game at OU two years ago Volkman Leaves WKY-TV Joins KWTV and KOMA Harry Volkman weather commentator for stations WKY and WKY-TV Oklahoma City has resigned to join the staff of stations KWTV and KOMA Oklahoma City October 31 The announcement was made by P A Sugg WKY and WKY-TV manager Wally Kinnan chief forecaster at these stations will make Volkman’s reports until a successor is named Kinnan is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Volkman studied in the University of Tulsa before taking his first job as weather telecaster for KOTV Tulsa Harold R Belknap Norman Transcript associate publisher was recently elected to a 3-year term as a chamber of commerce director C Joe Holland Holland Receives Award For Study on Doctorate C Joe Holland University of Oklahoma assistant professor of journalism is one of five state teachers who have received Southern Fellowship fund awards for 1955-56 Awards aid candidates working on PhD degrees Holland received a $750 grant to continue study on his doctorate in history at the University of Minnesota Holland is a 1937 OU journalism graduate He received the MA degree there in 1947 He has worked on the Black-well Daily Journal and since 1941 he has been on the OU staff with the exception of a 3-year period of army duty Directors of OPA Plan Ad Clinic in November And January Convention The Oklahoma Press association board of directors meeting October 1 at Norman discussed the advertising clinic scheduled for November 12 and 13 and the mid-winter convention to be held January 26-28 in Oklahoma City Committees have been appointed to plan these activities and final schedule of events will be released later Those attending the session were Ray J Dyer El Reno Tribune publisher president George B Hill Coalgate Record Register publisher vice president H Merle Woods El Reno American treasurer N B Musselman Shawnee News-Star editor Lou S Allard Drumright Derrick publisher Robert H Breeden Cleveland American copublisher F2d K Livermore Claremore Progress editor Charles E Engleman Clinton Daily News publisher Harold E Hubbard Kingfisher Times co-publisher G T Newby Woodward County Journal publisher Woodward and Ben Blackstock secretary-manager of OPA Papers Pass Birthdays Among those celebrating birthdays with new volumes in September were the Cleveland American September 29 K H Breeden publisher Helena Star September 22 L O Sills publisher Latimer County News-Tribune Wil-hurton September 15 Fred Stovall publisher Pawnee Chief September 29 Jo O Ferguson editor Newspaper Specials Enliven Last Days Before Fall Weather Special editions sparked the last few days betore fall weather was due to descend on Oklahoma The Alva Review-Courier edited and published by Brooks H Bicknell issued a -section “Back to School” edition It was the 20th annual school edition published by the Review-Courier The Blackwell Journal-Tribune published by Phil McMullen paid tribute to the Security bank September 18 with a special section It had pictures of the new structure which replaced the building burned in 1954 Photographs and news briefs of employes tilled inner pages 'l he Elk City Daily News published by Paul R Wade printed a special tabloid home-fashion section September 25 The 12-page section featured latest turnishings available in Elk City The Freedom Call edited and published by Mrs Ruth Hinton issued a special rodeo section September 22 It was dedicated to the Freedom rodeo and the Cimarron Cowboys association The Muskogee Sunday Phoenix published by Tams Bixby jr issued its annual Oklahoma Free State Fair edition September 18 The 12-page section announced opening of the tair at Muskogee in a banner head Other stories told of fair attractions Photographs of exhibits appeared on inside pages The Daily Oklahoman edited by E K Gaylord ran a special section September 25 honoring the opening of the Oklahoma State fair Oklahoma City The section carried a half-page cover cut of -the fair grounds and various features and photos portraying the week-long event The Perry Daily Journal published by Milo W Watson heralded the open-house of the new Perry junior high school with a special September 25 The issue ran stories and pictures covering the many features of the new building A 7-column line on the front page of the September 15 Pond Creek Herald published by John R Hickman foretold the opening of Grant County fair week in Pond Creek A schedule of events and fair articles were featured The Prague News-Record edited by Junia Heath Jones issued a school edition September 28 The publication ran pictures of Prague school officials and teachers with brief sketches of each Junior College Tonkawa Gets New Radio Station A new radio station broadcasting in the immediate college area only has begun operation at Northern Oklahoma Junior college Tonkawa George Cooper radio speech instructor who is directing it said he hopes to have it completely student-operated The station is on the air four hours daily Among students working in it are Paul Funk Shirley Cowen Jim Notes and John Rcisch

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