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Pawnee Chief, Pawnee Co., OK 1953 - 1962

by Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief


Pawnee Chief

June 3, 1954

Married 54 years are Mr. & Mrs. George W. MALTSBERGER, Pawnee, who celebrated their anniversary on May 27. The above picture was taken at their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1950. Married in 1901 in Pawnee, the couple has 11 children.

Writer Tells History of Early Pawnee Settlement - By Angie DEBO
On May 4, 1876 a postoffice was established at "Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory." Probably it was some months before this order in Washington took effect on the Black Bear, but the date does indicate the early beginning of a modern Oklahoma county seat.
Since 1873, the Pawnees had been seeking a home in the Indian Territory. With the assistance of William BURGESS, their Quaker agent, they picked out a tract of land between the Osage, Sac, and Fox reservations in the present Pawnee and Payne counties. It was a good country for Indians, with grassy hills for their livestock, rich valleys for their patches of corn, beans, and squashes; and timber for their fuel and buildings. The Pawnees settled there in 1875, coming from their old reservation in Nebraska, or from a temporary residence with their kinsman, the Wichitas, near Anadarko.
BURGESS selected a pleasant location on the Black Bear Creek for the site of the agency. There was a fine waterfall there, which he thought might furnish power for mills. As it turned out, steam was used instead.
Sub-Agent Hired Whiee he assisted the Pawnees in their removal, a sub-agent was stationed there to take charge of the construction. Everything had to be hauled from the nearest railroad at Coffeyville, 105 miles away, by a route leading past the Osage Agency at Pawhuska.
The man who carried the mail from Coffeyville to Pawhuska was employed to bring mail once a week to the new settlement.
It was a busy place during that summer of 1875. White laborers were brought in and Pawnees were employed as they arrived. A small steam sawmill, purchased in St. Louis, was set up and trees were felled and sawed into lumber. The trail to Pawhuska was improved by road construction, bridges, and a good ferry boat at the Arkansas River crossing.
Buildings Go Up
Twenty new buildings, houses, shops, and offices were completed by fall. They were log structures with stone fireplaces and chimneys, roofed with cottonwood shingles. Only the hardware and glass were hauled in from the outside. During the next few months, two schoolhouses sided with rough unpainted native lumber, a substantial stone agency office with attached dwelling, and several smaller buildings were added. All this to BURGESS made "a wide contrast with the native prairies and unbroken forests as we found them."
Run Is Held
As the years went on, better buildings were constructed. Then the Pawnees agreed to accept individual allotments, and their surplus land was opened to white settlement along the Cherokee Outlet in the great "run" of September 16, 1893. Before the opening, the Secretary of the Interior defined the boundary of Pawnee county - designated as Q county - until the incoming settlers should name it at the first election - and set aside a tract joining the agency as its county seat.
Thus on the day of the great land rush Pawnee became a city of tens surrounded by a new population of white homesteaders. A month later the postoffice of "Pawnee Agency" was changed to "Pawnee." Pawnees still live in the neighborhood, and the services of the Indian office are carried on in the impressive cluster of federal buildings at the old site.


March 1957

Arthur PRINCE, 75, former Pawneean dies in Idaho
Arthur (Art) G. Prince, 75, passed away in a Twin Falls, Idaho hospital on Tuesday March 5, following an illness of about 2 years.
Born August 26, 1881 at Topeka, Kansas, he moved to Pawnee where he lived until 1934 and in 1935 he moved to Idaho. He was married to Bertha PRINCE in June of 1933 and surviving beside his widow are 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Robert LEFORCE of OK, and Mrs. Clinton JENSEN of Idaho, plus 3 grandchildren.
Also surviving is a half-sister, Mrs. Pearl COMBEST of OK and a half-brother, Walt PRINCE of California, and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., March 9 at the Reynolds funeral chapel in Twin Falls with concluding rites at the Sunset Memorial Park there.


1959 Pawnee Chief: Picture and article - Copy on file.

TRAFFIC JAM - This picture in the early 1920's at Seminole during the oil rush shows Lee Barnes riding on the big boiler (top center) which is being pulled by 4 teams of horses...in the mud. Barnes was a young man then and after being a teamster for some time, went into business for himself as a trucker. He has driven 1 1/2 million miles without a dented fender over the past 39 years, and is now retiring.
Article: When a want ad appears in the CHIEF on a truck for sale it would not generally rate additional notice in a news story but this truck is one of several which are part of a great story of the Pawnee community.
Lee Barnes has decided to retire from the trucking business after over 39 years in a vocation he was forced into.
Back in 1918, Barnes was injured while working as a teamster for the late Bill Oliver, who had teams and equipment for hire. The accident left Lee with a stiff knee. Because of this, he could not pass the physical examination for work so decided he would have to go into business for himself.
He chose the trucking business and has the remarkable, really fantastic record of over 1 1/2 million miles without even so much as a dented fender...and he has a stiff leg.
Those of us who have known Lee and have ridden with him have been amazed at the way he could brake, shift, throttle and handle a big truck with only one good leg. He has hauled about every kind of cargo possible.
Most of us who have lived in Pawnee for any length of time have known Lee as a quiet, unassuming and gentle man. Likewise, it is well-known that when he decides to trade trucks that his are among the best available for their age, because they have been well cared-for and carefully driven.
He said that he planned to wait until the Fall to quit, but has decided he will retire now, before he breaks his record with an accident.
Lee and his wife, Margie, will move to Oklahoma City, where he has been offered a job or 2. They want to see if they will like the big city life, first. He has 2 brothers and a sister in the capitol city.
Their many friends in Pawnee wish them well. djo
Submitted by great-niece, Rita BUFORD rbcats@yahoo.com


January 14, 1960

BARNES family has Reunion First Time in 19 1/2 Years
Sunday, January 10, Mrs. O.M. BARNES served a covered dish luncheon to all of her 10 children for the first time in 19 1/2 years. Mrs. BARNES is the mother of 5 daughters and 5 sons. Her daughters are Mrs. Zada DWYER; Mrs. Andy (Ida) LILES; Mrs. Bertha PRINCE; Gertie BARNES and Mrs. Royal (Christine) WATSON. The sons and their wives are: Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Barnes; Mr. and Mrs. George Barnes; Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. Barney Barnes; and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barnes .
Other relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. John FAUNTLEROY and Tammy, O.A. WALTERS, Ronnie & Sharon BARNES; Eileen and Allen BARNES, and Belmar, Brenda, Randy and Kandy BARNES; Mrs. Johnnie WATSON; Royal WATSON and children Orbie Grace, Bennie and Estelle, Mrs. Joe RAPPUIE, Mrs. Robert LEFORCE and Ronnie Lee BARNES.
The day was spent remembering days gone by, visiting, and taking pictures.

Mildred GRUBB attended the Golden Wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George WINGO in Maramec, Sunday.

Herman TUCKER, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry TUCKER, Mrs. Jack ALTAFFER, Mrs. Wesley REEVES, and Mrs. Mae COKE attended the funeral services Sunday of Clarence LIVINGSTON in Anthony, Kansas.

Visitors this week with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BLAND are their mothers, Mrs. Roscoe CAMPBELL and Mrs. Fred BLAND, Ft. Scott, Arkansas.

Sunday, Mrs. Marshall MAUK and daughters visited in Ponca City with her mother, Mrs. Harry ULIN.


January 21, 1960

George WINGOs Observe Golden Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. George WINGO, Maramec, observed their Golden Wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 10, in their home with an Open House from 1:30 to 5:00.
Assisting with the occasion were their children and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Don WINGO, Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo BOYD, Mrs. and Mrs. Rex BOYD.
An arrangement of yellow mums with a gold 50 centered the lace covered dining table. A 3-tiered wedding cake iced in gold graced one end of the table. From the other end of the table golden punch was served. Forming the background for the table was a lighted musical candle tree.
Mrs. Rex BOYD was in charge of the guest book. Serving at the hostess table were Mrs. Don WINGO, Mrs. Cleo BOYD, Mrs. Harve WINGO and Mrs. Floyd GOOD.
Friends and relatives attending the reception from out of town were:
Mrs. and Mrs. Harve WINGO; Beula MCINTOSH; Mr. and Mrs. Fred FRICK, Billy and Judy; Mrs. Fred DOUTEY and Frank, and Mr. and Mrs. George DORL; Mr. and Mrs. Duane GOOD, Karen, Cindy and Keith; Mrs. Floyd HIGHLAND and Donna; Mrs. Walter BRADLEY and Mr. and Mrs. E.R. SMITH; Mrs. Cora ALLEN, Mrs. Irvin BROCK, Mary BRUBAND and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph GOOD, Sherry, Becky and Jim; Mrs. S.C. LANE; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd GOOD; Mr. and Mrs. Glen BRINSON, Don and Dick, Mr. and Mrs. P.M. WHITE and Mr. and Mrs. F.O. LEMONNIER,; Mr. and Mrs. Frank DOBSON and Mrs. Gene KENDIFATHER and son; Mrs. Clarence EMBRY; Mr. and Mrs. Art MULLENNAX, Mildred GRUBB, Mr. and Mrs. Carl UHL, John WINGO, Mr. and Mrs. Roy WATERS and Roy Jr., and Royal WATSON; and Mr. and Mrs. Rader WILSON and Tona .

Card of Thanks - we deeply appreciate the kindness of our neighbors and friends in the loss of my brother. The Clarence NIXON family.

Top Students in PHS subject to appear in Bruin
Heads of departments have released the list of the outstanding students at Pawnee High School, to be featured in the Who's Who section of the school annual, the Bruin.
The students were chosen on the basis of achievement in the individual subjects. In order to qualify they must have a major, which means 3 or more years in the subject, not including sports and music. A majority of the outstanding students attended rural schools or smaller county grade schools.
One young man, A.G. ROBINSON, was chosen in 2 departments - mathematics and science.
Others are: Sue SCHULTZ, commerce; Le Etta MCLAUGHLIN, history; Kathy RIDGEWAY, English; Ann MARLOW, speech arts; Luther WHEELER, industrial arts, Jerry TUCKER, instrumental music; Kathryn OSBORN, vocal music; Sharon SCHIEWE, future home makers or home economics; Larry MITCHELL, future farmers of American or vocational agriculture; Gordon LAIRD, Football and Marvin SUNEAGLE, Basketball.


August 4, 1960

Charlie PLATZ honored on his 90th birthday
A family reunion and picnic was held at Pawnee Lake, Sunday, July 31.
The occasion was to help Charlie PLATZ celebrate his 90th birthday. Relatives attending were his two daughters, Mrs. Mattie PLACE, from Stroud and Mrs. Grace SAMCOFF of Sacramento, California. Two sons attended: Ray PLATZ, Jackson, Calif and Lawrence PLATZ, also of Sacramento.
Grandchildren present were Mr. & Mrs. Robert POWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Glen MASHBURN, Jeff & Billy PLACE, Mr. and Mrs. Bob PLACE, and Roger SAMCOFF. Two of his nieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. Roy CUMMINS and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond RENFRO were present.
Also present were great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Neighbors and friends present were: Mr. & Mrs. Arch SIKES, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph DECKER, Fred DALLAS, Stella DALLAS, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DALLAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roy REYNARD, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BERG, Mrs. Henry PHILLIPS, Mrs. Agnes JOHNSON, Ralph TIPTON, Claude HAGA. Mrs. Pat GOINGS, John TANSEY and Henry ZOLDOSKE.
The afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures.

MCKENZIE-CAGLE exchange vows Sunday, July 31
Miss Sandra Sue MCKINZIE became the bride of Charles Edward CAGLE in a double ring ceremony on Sunday, July 31, at 3:00. Vows were exchanged in the Little Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey Park, Chula Vista, California.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Pauline Jean MCKENZIE, La Mesa, Calif., and Mr. Wayne MCKENZIE, Chula Vista. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. CAGLE, San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Fred RIGBY presented pre- nuptial music and accompanied Mrs. Jean BROWN, vocalist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of imported silk organza with a rounded neckline and side panels trimmed with seed pearls and sequins.
Mrs. Robert FEENEY, of San Luis Obispo, who served as matron of honor and the Misses Jean BRITTENBACK and Patricia VANDYK, maid of honor and bridesmaid, wore gowns of silk organza in delphinium blue, with matching accessories. Mrs. Lowel CAGLE of Escondido attended the guest register.
Donald BRENNAN was the best man, and the ushers were Donald CAGLE, brother of the groom and Rod SCHAFFER.
Among the out of town guests were Mrs. Emil FRAHN of Grover City, California, who is a great-aunt of the bride.
After a two week's motor trip through the Rockies, the couple will be at home in San Diego.
The bride, a Helix high school graduate, attended San Diego State College. Mr. Cagle attended Hoover high school. Both plan to continue their studies at San Diego Junior College in the fall.
The new Mrs. CAGLE is a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.K. MCKENZIE, Pawnee; and of Mrs. Mable RISELING, a former resident. She is the great grand-daughter of the late Mrs. Mary A. MCINTYRE, a pioneer resident of Pawnee.


October 20, 1960

Jane WINGO to celebrate 102nd birthday Sunday
Pawnee's senior citizen, Jane WINGO, will celebrate her 102nd birthday here Sunday, according to relatives.
Now a resident of the Ruby Cavett home, an Open House will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Friends are invited to visit her at that time.


October 27, 1960

Over 100 visit Jane WINGO on 102nd birthday
An estimated 100 relatives and friends visited with Jane WINGO over the weekend to help her observe her 102nd birthday, Sunday, October 23. She received many gifts, cards, and four birthday cakes.
On Sunday, a covered-dish dinner was held at the Ruby Cavett home, where Mrs. WINGO now resides.
Cake and coffee were served to those who visited at other times.
Mrs. WINGO was bright and cheerful during all of the birthday celebration.
Note: picture of Grandma Jane Wingo accompanies article.

Drum keeper of Pawnee veterans names officers
Harold MORGAN, newly-elected Keeper of the Drum for the Pawnee Indian Veterans organization, gave a supper, Friday, October 21, at which time he announced the following selections to act as band chiefs at all pow wows or dances will be Sam YOUNG, Phillip MATTHEW, Delbert HORSECHIEF and George ROBERTS.
This year there will be 2 Tail Dancers: Morgan LITTLESUN and Delbert HORSECHIEF, Jr. Lawrence GOODFOX, Jr. will be Whip Man, Adam PRATT will be Head Singer, and Nora PRATT will be Head Cook.
It was announced at the dinner that the Pawnee Veterans will meet on Saturday, November 5, at the local American Legion building at 3 p.m.
That evening there will be a hand game sponsored by the Veterans at the community building and a covered dish supper. All tribal members are invited to attend.
Levi HORSECHIEF, president of the Veteran's group has asked that all who made pledges to the Veterans Day War Dance to give them to Merton MOORE, treasurer, as preparations for the dance are underway.


June 1, 1961

Jane WINGO, 102, services here Sunday
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, for probably Pawnee county's eldest pioneer citizen, Mrs. Jane "Grandma" WINGO, who was 102 at the time of her passing, Friday, May 26, at a local hospital.
Born October 23, 1858, in Floyd County, Kentucky, she married James E. WINGO in June of 1880 in Floyd County and they moved to Lyons County, Kansas. In 1898, they moved to a farm northeast of Pawnee, and she has lived in this area since that time.
Her passing brings to mind many of the interesting experiences which she had in her long lifetime and the fact that she was pert and alert most of her many days.
Past issues of the Chief tell of her childhood. "I'd rather have some old hog ribs like I used to eat in Kentucky, than a birthday cake," she told a Chief reporter on her 101st birthday.
She recalled as a child that in the Civil War days, she, her mother and 4 brothers and sisters rode two horses from their Kentucky home to Ohio to escape the fighting. They took with them on the horses all the clothing and bedding and what little food they had.
When her father was drafted in Ohio, they returned to Kentucky to live with relatives.
She remembered her mother hiding the one remaining horse from the soldiers so that the family of 5 children could have some transportation.
She also remembered that soldiers brought beef to the house and that her mother spent most of the night cooking it for them. The next morning, they discovered that the soldiers had butchered the family cow and that was what she had cooked for them.
She had a vast memory and lived through several wars, each more violent than the last. She had seen the great inventions of man from the automobile to jet airplanes, radio then television, atom and hydrogen bombs, satellites circling the earth and men riding rockets.
Still, her wish was that she might live long enough to see real and lasting peace on earth with good will toward all men. Her husband passed away 28 years ago, while they lived in Skedee. She was the mother of 6 children and adopted a neighbor's orphaned daughter.
She left 4 generations of descendants, including a son and daughter, Kittie TULL and John WINGO; 2 other sons, Harvey WINGO and George WINGO; and 2 other daughters Mrs. Lula BRADLEY and Neetice REIFSNIDER; plus 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 20 great great grandchildren, and a brother, George BROWN of Skedee.
Her services were conducted at the Poteet funeral chapel by Miss Iris JONES of Nardin, Oklahoma.
Grandma WINGO was a member of the Church of Truth. Interment was in Highland Park Cemetery, Pawnee, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.


April 20, 1961

Misses RIDGEWAY, RIEMER top graduating Seniors
Kathy RIDGEWAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold RIDGEWAY, of the Phillips camp area, has been named as Valedictorian of the graduating class of Pawnee High School by principal Buel GREEN, after her grades and those of other seniors were computed.
Miss RIDGEWAY has a 3.08 gradepoint average for her 4 years of high school, all of which was attended here.
Salutatorian is also another outstanding Senior girl, Jane RIEMER, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. P.R. RIEMER, who maintained a 2.98 gradepoint average.
Close behind with high averages were Jean MARLOW, David LYON, and Mattie SCHEIHING.
The Pawnee High School commencement exercises will be on Thursday night, May 18, 1961.


May 1962

Card of Thanks
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. HADDOX and the nurses and staff of the Pawnee Municipal Hospital for their kindness to me during my recent stay there. I want to also thank my friends for their lovely cards.

Miss Margie Lorene SMITH
The announcement of the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margie Lorene SMITH, to Leslie K. WALKER, is being made by Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. SMITH.
The bride-to-be graduated from Copan High School in 1959 and lives in Bartlesville.
WALKER is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. WALKER, where he attended two and one-half years. He graduated from Bartlesville College High School in 1960 and was a unit of the Bartlesville unit of the army reserve, serving at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
The date for the wedding has not been announced.

Pandora H.D. Club met with Mrs. Will GRIESEL
The Pandora H.D. club met May 14, at the home of Mrs. Will GRIESEL for their regular meeting. Mrs. Don BUCHANAN called the meeting to order with "The Happiness of Your Life Depends on the Character of Your Thoughts." Following the devotional led by Mrs. LeRoy GRIESEL, roll call was answered by "A practice our family has found helpful in money management."
Mrs. Don BUCHANAN presented the lesson on "Family Money" and was assisted by Mrs. Flossie MILLER.
Refreshments were served to guests: Mrs. Charlie SMITH, Mrs. Wilbur DALLAS and Mrs. Flossie MILLER and to members: Mrs. Boyd MEEKER, Mrs. LeRoy GRIESEL, Mrs. Jimmy ALLENBAUGH, Mrs. BUCHANAN and Mrs. M.E. Way

Mrs. Jo O. FERGUSON hosts Thursday Bridge
The Thursday bridge club met in the home of Mrs. Jo O. FERGUSON, May 3. Arrangements of iris were used as decoration.Dessert was served to Mrs. C.H. HADDOX, Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. B.L. BARNES, Mrs. C.A. BARNES, Mrs. Frank GILLOCK, Mrs. C.C. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. Roy ELSEY, Mrs. Loyd MARX, Mrs. Maurice MARX, Mrs. Lovie UNDERWOOD and Miss Margaret BERRY.
Mrs. Roy ELSEY won high score and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM, the bingo prize.

Thursday Night Bridge with the Gail EDWARDS
Mr. and Mrs. Gail EDWARDS were hosts for the Thursday night bridge club, May 3. Dessert was served to Dr. and Mrs. R.D. HARGROVE, Mr. and Mrs. Rex PRIVETT, Mr. and Mrs. Joe PRIVETT, Mr. and Mrs. Glendale THURBER and Mr. and Mrs. Ival STAFFORD.
Bridge was the diversion of the evening, with Mr. and Mrs. Ival STAFFORD winning high, and the HARGROVE's second.

Card of Thanks
I want to thank Dr. RIEMER, Dr. EDWARDS of Tulsa, the nurses at the Osteopathic hospital, and Margie BRIEN, at the office for the wonderful care they gave me.
Also thanks to my relatives and many friends for the beautiful flowers, cards, and never-ending interest in so many ways shown me. Friends are the best gift on earth, and thanks for all the kindness shown us through the years in the past and may God Bless everyone of you, always.

Lillie Mae (MCKINZIE) RAPPIEU
Card of Thanks
- We wish to express our sincere, heartfelt appreciation for the many, many friends and relatives for the beautiful flowers, covered dishes, and many other services rendered in the demise of our mother, Mrs. RAPPIEU, who passed away April 30, 1962.
Also for flowers from Phillips Petroleum Co. of the Littlefield and Burbank District; and to the Amarillo Pronaos, S&H Drug and Industrial City Friends, all of Amarillo, Texas; Assembly of God Church of Bruni, Texas; Masham Union Sunday School and Masham Club; the Oak Grove Club; the ladies who served dinner, the pallbearers, Rev. ARNOLD and the POTEETs and their employees.
Her Children, The RIDEWAYs and Edith KIBBEE


June 7, 1962

FIELDS Infant Rites
Rene FIELDS, infant daughter of Richard D. and Jo Ann Fields, passed away Monday, June 4, in Ardmore at the age of 2 months and 3 days.
She was born in Spokane, Washington on April 1, 1962 and moved to Ardmore on April 30 with her parents and 3 brothers. Also surviving are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fields of Pawnee, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. PAFLEY of Fort Worth, Texas; and great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. LONG of Tulsa.
Last rites will be held at 10:00 a.m. today, Thursday, June 7, at the local St. John's Catholic churchf with the Rev. Father Grover HAYDEN, Fairfax, officiating. Interment will be in Pawnee under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

BROWN Services Here Monday
Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the local Baptist Church for Henry L. BROWN, 41, who died apparently as a result of injuries received in a beating Saturday afternoon, June 2, in Ponca City.
According to reports, Brown became involved in an argument with a former neighbor, Kenneth R. WOOLSEY, 25, of Ponca City, over the death of Woolsey's dog about a year ago, and a fracas stemmed from this after the two had met Friday night.
Brown was rushed to a Ponca City hospital immediately after the ruckus in critical condition and Woolsey was jailed to be charged with manslaughter in the first degree.
Brown was born in Skedee in July, 1920. He married Laura SPEARS in Pawnee on August 8, 1920 and she passed away on November 14, 1957. They had moved to Ponca City in 1950, where he was a employee of the Continental Oil Company.
He was a member of the Second Baptist Church there and had served in the Army during WWII.
Surviving are 3 daughters. Also surviving are 3 sisters and a brother of this area: Mrs. John HEPPIE, Mrs. John HARRIS, and Albert BROWN, all of Skedee and Mrs. Fred MEYERDIRK of Pawnee.
The Rev. H.F. HITT officiated at the services and interment was in the Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Grease Catches Fire at Cafe
A fire alarm was answered at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday, by the Pawnee Fire Department when they were called to Frank's cafe on Harrison Street where a grease fire had started at the stove.
Very little damage was done to the cafe before the blaze was extinguished, according to Darrell VENABLE, Fire Captain.
Submitted by Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com Note: My great-aunt, Gertie Barnes was the cook at Frank's restaurant for 45 years.

Kellys Buy Big Ranch In Osage
Formal announcement was made this week by Floyd and Kenneth KELLEY, Pawnee area farmer-rancher brothers, that they had purchased the 3,120 acre Y-Bar Ranch north of Fairfax.
Formerly owned by Sid DELPLAIN, the Kelly's bought it from Austin MOORE. The ranch begins about 4 miles north of Fairfax and goes north to Burbank and the Burbank rock crusher is located on it.
On the ranch are about 500 acres of Salt Creek bottom land, which Moore had sprigged in bermuda to be used as additional pasture. At the present time, the ranch will handle from 450 to 500 cow and calf projects.
Improvements include 4 small homes (the large main house burned recently), several barns, working pens and a set of scales. Neither owner has made plans to move to the ranch at this time.

Calvin REDBURN Featured By National Magazine
Calvin Redburn, station agent for Braniff Airlines at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma City, was recently featured in a national magazine for airline employees, "The Interline Reporter."
Picked as their "Interliner of the Month," Redburn was chosen because of off-duty action he took, which earned deep gratitude from a number of Braniff passengers.
The International Harvester company had chartered several Braniff aircraft to fly personnel from various parts of the country to Chicago for a sales meeting in mid-January. The Oklahoma City group returned home in the midst of one of the severe cold spells which hit this part of the country this winter. The temperature was near zero and many of the passengers were unable to start their personal cars which they had left in the Will Rogers parking lot for several days.
Redburn had just finished work and was waiting for his wife, an employee of one of the car rental agencies there, to accompany him home.
He noticed the passengers' difficulties with their stalled cars and secured a set of battery jump wires from the Braniff operations office and used his own car to drive to each of the stalled cars and soon had them started and homeward bound.
For this action, he was given the magazine honor. Redburn is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan REDBURN, who live North of here. (Photo)

Local News:

Mrs. Jarrett MALTSBERGER accompanied Mrs. Carl LANE of Newkirk, to Oklahoma City Monday and attended market for fall clothing.

Mrs. Elmer PERRY suffered a broken wrist in a fall at her home Tuesday night, May 29. She was released from Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa this Tuesday, and is now recuperating here.


Rita Buford

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