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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 18, No. 2
June, 1940
ANNUAL MEETING
OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
May 9 and 10, 1940

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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The annual meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society convened at Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 9, 1940, as per resolution of the Board of Directors adopted at the meeting held January 25, 1940, in Tyrrell Hall on the campus of the University of Tulsa, with Judge Robert L. Williams, President, presiding.

The meeting was opened with the Lord's Prayer in unison, led by Mrs. Roberta C. Lawson.

The address of welcome was given by Dean L. S. McLeod, of the University of Tulsa.

General William S. Key, of Oklahoma City, Vice-President of the Society, gave the response.

Two musical numbers were rendered by Ridgely Bond, accompanied by Helen Bement, of the music department of the University of Tulsa.

Business meeting:

Charles Campbell, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Lawton, and Serg. Morris Swett, librarian of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, presented to the Society an invitation to hold the annual meeting in 1941 at Lawton on account of the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the Comanche reservation to settlement.

Judge John B. Meserve moved that a committee of five be appointed to study the proposal to hold the 1941 annual meeting at Lawton, and if favorable recommendation be so made that the said annual meeting be held at Lawton. Motion was seconded by Gen. William S. Key, which was adopted. The chair appointed the following committee:

Judge John B. Meserve, chairman,
Gen. William S. Key,
Mrs. Roberta C. Lawson,
Mr. George H. Evans,
Judge Thomas A. Edwards.

The President read a resolution from the city commissioners and also the Chamber of Commerce of Kingfisher, inviting the Society to hold the annual meeting of the Society in Kingfisher, the place of its organization in 1893, on its fiftieth anniversary in 1943. Judge Harry Campbell moved that the invitation be accepted and that a committee of not less than five nor more than seven be appointed to work out the programme and all details, with local committees representing the City of Kingfisher. Motion was seconded and carried.

The President having announced his death, the audience stood at attention in reverence to the memory of the late John B. Doolin, member of the board of directors of the Society, who was in attendance at the annual meeting in 1939, and who passed away on the 30th day of December, 1939.

Judge Harry Campbell read the report of Dr. Grant Foreman, Director of Historical Research, which was ordered filed and preserved in our archives for consideration by the Board of Directors.

The President read the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that thirty (30) feet on the north side of what is known as the art gallery, being the museum on the west side, fourth floor, His-

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torical building, Oklahoma City, be assigned to the Oklahoma Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for occupancy as such organization in harmony with the rules of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and subject to vacation under any subsequent resolution or rule adopted by the Historical Society.

Mrs. Roberta C. Lawson moved that same be adopted. Motion was seconded and carried.

The President read the following petition:

The President and Secretary, with the concurrence of a majority of the executive committee, are authorized to let contract for furnishing and installing three (3) pair of doors and transoms (grilled) on the fourth floor between the corridor and the west gallery only, cost not to exceed $700.00, same to be paid out of any state funds available and out of the private funds, provided that same may be paid altogether out of the private funds.

Judge John B. Meserve moved that the request be granted and such authorization be made. Motion was seconded and carried.

The President read his annual report, which was as follows:

During the past year gradual progress has been made in the work of the society. Though handicapped on account of the decrease in available appropriation for our use, we have endeavored to cooperate in an inaugurated economy program that the state budget might be balanced.

The Works Progress Administration project, with the Oklahoma Historical Society as sponsor, has functioned in cataloguing and indexing of newspapers and other periodicals, manuscripts, old letters, diaries, wills, etc., and in preparing a biographical index, and in assembling records from counties and cities.

The Indian Pioneer project, completed in 1938, resulted in the preservation of priceless recollections of pioneers, many of whom have since passed on. The accumulation of such data from all parts of the state has been typed and bound in 120 volumes of more than 500 pages each, constituting an invaluable collection known as the "Foreman Papers," on account of the effort made by Dr. Grant Foreman in their accumulation, and indexing. The card indexing of these volumes is being carried forward to early completion.

The society under its board of directors and president and secretary, with the cooperation of the staff members on self-sacrificing compensation, is seeking to bring about the most efficient results. To increase membership its members have been encouraged to extend to their friends and associates by letter and otherwise invitations to become members, and to send to the secretary names of prospective members. Zealous efforts also are being made to add life members to our historical honor roll. Our efforts have in a measure been rewarded as indicated by recent and present membership lists. We must not relax zeal not only to increase annual membership but also to keep in force existing memberships and to reclaim delinquent annual members. This calls not only for activity on the part of the staff but also for the cooperative activity of the annual members ever alert to continue their membership and to urge others to that end. A bulletin designated as Number 3 has been prepared and printed to interest people in becoming members. To economically conserve funds and to minimize expense of postage, this bulletin as a rule is enclosed with letters in other necessary correspondence.

A questionaire for members of the society and others to fill out for genealogical purposes has been prepared and printed, being sent out as the secretary has occasion to communicate with them. We are seeking to acquire genealogical data not only as to every member of the society but also as to non-members, to be on file and card indexed and made readily available for necessary use. This plan should attract an increased membership and support.

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To have our archives contain such valuable records at the least expense is our goal. Through this plan and project we are having assembled not only historical records from every county in the state, and many towns and cities, but also from the state at large.

In the newspaper department, during the past year, on an average, sixty daily, 202 weekly, three semi-weekly, one monthly and four semi-monthly papers have been received, checked, and filed to be expeditiously bound. In every reasonable and efficient way the newspaper files are not only bound but also card indexed so as to constitute a valuable storehouse for research on the part of students, and scholars and persons seeking the information therein contained.

The honor which came to Oklahoma as the first state in the Union to win the National Safety Council's Annual Award for the third time in succession on April 10, 1940, was due in large measure to the work done in the newspapers in our files by a group of employees from the Highway Commission, who, during the latter part of 1935, carefully checked the newspaper files in the Oklahoma Historical Society library of the preceding five years for reports of automobile accidents, and filled out cards showing causes of accidents, whether embankments, brush, weeds, unmarked blind roads, also type of car, driver's age, physical handicaps, etc. These cards having been so used, Oklahoma won the highest honors in the United States in the reduction of accidents during 1937, 1938 and 1939.

The actual valuable practical work being done by the Historical Society in assembling and housing data which operates as a facility not only of convenience but also of actual benefit to the state should be a pressing reason why the Oklahoma Historical Society should receive a reasonably adequate appropriation. It should also appeal to the men of wealth, benevolence and philanthropy to establish trust funds to be used under the direction and restrictions of the trustee of the trust fund, through the organization of the historical society. By this means if we had an annual income of $3600.00 annually to employ such help as to seek out all available data for Senior class students in the various colleges, both private and state and high schools essential to the preparation of graduation theses, it would be of untold value and economy. Through such practical course such incomes from such trust funds could not be expended in an abortive way.

The practical benefit the public is receiving through the organization and facilities of the historical society is inestimable and is being daily illustrated. Graduates from the various colleges and high schools in the state resort to our archives and use our card indexed files in the preparation of graduate theses. Research students in securing material for dissertations, books, periodicals, articles, etc., and many others in verifications as to legal publications, necrologies, and heirships, in connection with indices available and becoming more available month after month and year after year.

In the Indian Division, two hundred and ten volumes of its archives have been indexed and cross-indexed. The index cards have been typed covering all of the classifications, except as to 34 of said volumes, over 40,000 cards typed, with at least 100,000 references thereon. The manuscripts, and letters covering missions land some from former missionaries to the Indians, their wives and children, and biographies of some of the missionaries, have been added to the archives in the Indian division. This includes not only the Choctaws and Chickasaws but also the Creeks, with an account of the noted McGillivray family of the Creek Counties of Alabama, and the Cherokees and the Pottawatomies and Seminoles, and other tribes.

We anticipate the time when the archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society will attract research students from many states to matriculate in our colleges, both private and state.

The collection of correspondence is being arranged in order of time under supervision of the librarian and cataloguer, it being the purpose to number each letter indexed as to names mentioned and subject contained, then to make cards

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on same and file copies so as to make copies of the material readily available to the use of the public. The original letters to be filed in steel cases chronologically and numerically for preservation. This course is to be pursued as to every department. Every staff member is joining to bring about such efficient results.

The manuscript by Judge T.G. Andrews as to the "Judicial History of Oklahoma", presented by him to the historical society is being copied on appropriate paper to be bound, and to be indexed as to names and subject matter. Such copy when bound is to be catalogued and placed on the shelves for use and the original manuscript to be kept in the vault. Judge Andrews has added to the value of the original manuscript by presenting to the library some of the correspondence as to the contents of the manuscript. Index cards regarding names will be arranged chronologically.1 Exhibits A, B and C are attached.

EXHIBIT A

The following gifts have been received in the museum since the last annual meeting:

Portrait of Mrs. Czarina Conlan, painted by the Polish artist Stansalos Remski of New York, presented by Mrs. Perry.

A double barrelled gun owned by David L. Payne, taken from him when first ejected from Indian Territory, presented by H. A. Dever of El Reno. One colt pistol No. 41 formerly owned by Henry Starr in 1901, presented by A. N. Harper.

One ten gauge muzzle loading shot gun, presented by Harold Kidwell.

Two gold handled umbrellas presented by Mrs. Edwin P. Allen, which belonged to her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Phil D. Brewer, formerly of McAlester, and an office chair used by Judge Phil Brewer as a member of the Supreme Court Commission of Oklahoma.

A Dodge City Peace Commission picture owned by William Tilghman, and a large collection of badges worn by William Tilghman at different conventions and Oklahoma fairs, mounted and framed, presented by Mrs. William Tilghman.

One wooden plaque with quotations of Will Rogers on it, made by Otis Phagalls, Ryan, Oklahoma, presented by Hon. Sam Bounds.

One exact copy of the Oklahoma flag made by Mrs. Geo. Fluke, presented by the D. A. R. state organization; a document pertaining to the organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Oklahoma, 1890, presented by the D. A. R. state organization, and an historical map from 1655 to Statehood, by the D. A. R. state organization.

One concert grand piano, square type, of 1889, presented by Mrs. Frances Crum Sullivan.

One large wooden statue of an Indian painted that formerly stood before a tobacco store in Oklahoma City, presented by Wm. F. Schoenhoven.

A steel symbol of the Worlds Fair in New York, 1939, "The World of Tomorrow," presented by Governor E. W. Marland.

One pair of brown gaiters bought in Paris, France in 1922, also one pair of woolen inner soles for shoes. Both presented by Miss Jessie Newby.

A document commission appointing James M. Shackelford as a United States Judge in Indian Territory on March 26, 1889, presented by his daughter, Mrs. Marshall L. Bragdon.

Document commission issued to Judge Phil Brewer to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court in Washington, D. C., presented by Mrs. Edwin P. Allen, his daughter.



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An interesting record was made by Ex-Senator Robt. L. Owen of Oklahoma on the Indians of Oklahoma for a luncheon at the Chamber of Commerce as a part of the Golden Anniversary program, presented by the Chamber of Commerce.

A large map of the Chisholm Trail, photographed, presented by James H. Gardner, of Tulsa.

Twenty-three small pictures of Chickasaws presented by Mrs. Jaunita Johnston Smith.

Life-sized photograph of ten Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, from the Cherokee Alumni Association of the Cherokee Male and Female Seminaries, presented by J. B. Milam.

An enlarged photograph of Dr. Fowler Border of Mangum.

A framed large photograph of Rev. E. D. Cameron, presented by the Ladies Missionary Society of Henrietta. A life-sized portrait of George Riley Hall, author of "The Land of the Mistletoe," presented by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Henryetta.

A small picture from the files of Randolph Colbert, who came from Mississippi with the older generation of the Colbert family that settled near Colbert, which was named for James Allen and Frank Colbert, who owned the townsite of Colbert jointly with J. A. Smith who intermarried into the Chickasaw tribe, presented by Mrs. Mollie Colbert Smith (his daughter) of Smith Grove, Ky.

(Other gifts in the way of manuscripts, diaries, letters, etc., have been presented during the preceding twelve months and are or will be shown in the minutes of the meetings during that period.)

EXHIBIT B

The following have presented books to the library:—

Brille, Rev. H. E. Story of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Oklahoma.
Ponca City Chapter DAR. The Last Run, Kay County, Oklahoma, 1893.
Andrews, T. G. Ms. Judicial History of Oklahoma.
University of Georgia. Financial Statistics, Georgia, by Lloyd B. Raisty.
Baptist Church Minutes 1887-1906. Photostat Copy.
Official Report of the 25th Annual Encampment at Boston; Mass. by Massachusetts U. S. War Veterans.
Union Soldiers' Home, Doc. No. 365—National HomeSoldiers, U. S. 66th Cong. H.
W. MacLaren. Karl Marx; Biographical Memoirs by Liebknecht Wilhelm.
United States Department of Agriculture. Native Woody Plants of the United States by Van Dersal, Wm. R.
T. P. Gore. Yearbooks, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935. U. S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Bureau of Publishers. Pennsylvania Federal Constitution Celebration 1937-1938.
Union Hall. Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes—Civil War.
Publisher: Anthology of Newspaper verse, 1930-1931 (by Franklyn P. Davis), and 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, (by Athie Sale Davis)
American Red Cross. Ohio-Mississippi Valley Flood Disaster 1937.
Alabama Book Store. A History of Lumsden's Battery CSA.
McGuire, C. L. International Boundary Commission—Joint Report 1906.
State of Oklahoma. Third Biennial Report 1936-1938—Okla. Tax Comm.
Mrs. Virgil Browne. The Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Poets.
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. To Hold This Soil, by Russell Lord.
James W. Moffitt. The Gospel Among the Red Men, by Robert Hamilton.
Okla. Highway Department. Okla. State Highway Comm. Report 1937-1938.
State of West Virginia. West Virginia State Senate Report. Blue Book 1938.
Dick Yeager. Cyclopedia of Universal History, by John Clark Redpath.

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Oklahoma News. Oklahoma City Directory, 1932, 1937, 1938.
Publisher. Conquest of the Southern Plains.
Zoe Tilghman. The News of the Deacon.
Zoe Tilghman. A Certain Country Doctor.
Library of Congress. Annual Report of the Librarian 1938.
S. Clarke. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual Rules.
Zoe Tilghman. Heart Lyrics.
American History Company. Mangold and Allied Families.
Publishers. The Oklahoma Teacher.
U. S. Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletin 120.
Guthrie Leader. Biennial Reports 1891-1898, Okla. Territorial Auditor.
Guthrie St. Cap. Prt. Biennial Reports 1898-1904, Okla. Territorial Auditor.
Okla. A. Okla. State Auditor, 2nd Biennial Reports 1908-10 & 1926-36.
University of Oklahoma. Abstracts of Theses. 1934-1936.
U. S. Secretary of Interior. Annual Report—Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Bennett, Sanford. Old Age, its Cause and Prevention.
Greenslit, W. H. Iowa Old and New, by John Ely Briggs.
Greenslit, W. H. Nebraska Old and New, by A. E. Sheldon.
United States Bureau of American Ethnology. Bulletins 121, 122, 123.
McGreevy, S .V. The Brenneman History, by A. H. Gerberich.
Mrs. J. Harmon Lewis. The Women Who Came in the Mayflower.
Shanafelt. A General View of the World.
Hansen, H. C. Cherokee Hymns.
Taylor, T. U. In re Heirs of Jesse Chisholm.
Bentley, Hattie T. A Study of Fashions in Oklahoma.
Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 1925, 1933, 1935.
Pitcairn, Raymond. The First Congress of the United States. 1789-1791.
Strange, Lew A. La Fontaine and Those Who Made It.
Library of Congress. The Senatorial Career of Robert L. Owen. by E. E. Keso.
Lewis, Anna. Lives of the Heroes of the American Revolution.
Hayes Memorial Library. The Life of Rutherford Birchard Hayes. (2 copies)
Council of State Governments. The Book of the States, 1937.
State of Okla., Session Laws of 1939.
State of Oklahoma (Okla. Supreme Court Reports) Feb.-May 1938; May-Nov. 1938; Nov.-April 1938; Criminal Court of Appeals Reports.
Keyes, Chester A. The Sentinel Rock.
State Library, Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals, Report Oct. 1937-Feb. 1938.
Thoburn, Dr. Joseph B., The Law of the Primitive.
Thoburn, Dr. Joseph B., Roosevelt in the Bad Lands.
Speer, Ocie, Texas Jurists and Attorney Generals beginning with the Republic. By Will E. Orgain.
James W. Moffitt, Economic Aspects of the Monroe Doctrine, by Thos. H. Reynolds.
C. L. Allen. The World's Fair Anthology of Verse, by P. E. Carter, ed.
Anna W. Lewis. Annals of Oneida County, by Pomroy Jones.
Author: The Chouteaus and the Founding of Salina, 1796. By V. Lackey.
(Other presentations may not be in this list, but will be shown in the minutes of the board meetings.)

EXHIBIT C

In addition to those reported at the last annual meeting,2 the following newspapers have since then been indexed:

Altus Times, 1904-1906, 1908-1909, 1911.
Anadarko Democrat, 1901-1902-1904-1905-1906, and 1914.
Ardmore Democrat, 1908.


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Daily Ardmoreite, 1895-1903, 1905.
Arnett Capital, 1908-1910.
Beaver County Democrat, 1893-1894, 1906-1912.
Forgan Enterprise, 1912-1915.
The Democrat (Beaver), 1915-1923.
Beaver Advocate, 1893-1895, 1904.
Blackwell Tribune, 1925-1932.
Chandler News, 1893-1899.
Clinton News, 1909-1910.
Cheyenne Transporter (Darlington), 1880-1886.
Durant News, 1905-1907, 1913-1914.
Edmond Sun, 1893, 1904.
Edmond Sun-Democrat, 1894-1900.
American News (El Reno), 1902-1904.
El Reno News, 1898-1901.
Enid Eagle, 1908.
Enid Weekly Eagle, 1906.
Hobart Chief, 1902-1906.
Hollis Post Herald, 1912-1914.
Kingfisher Free Press, 1891-1907.
Kingfisher Weekly Star and Free Press, 1908-1917.
Lawton Constitution, 1904-1905.
Cleveland County Leader (Lexington), 1894-1895.
Lexington Leader, 1891-1892, 1904-1905, 1908-1911.
Medford Journal, 1893-1894.
Indian Record (Muskogee), 1886-1887.
Muskogee County Republican, 1912.
Muskogee Evening News, 1909.
Norman Transcript, 1894-1903.
The Daily Oklahoman, June 1938-1939.
Oklahoma Strays, 1893-1934.
Perkins Journal, 1904.
Stigler Sentinel, 1909-1912.
Stillwater Advance, 1901-1902.
Stillwater Gazette, 1903.
The Eagle Gazette (Stillwater), 1894-1895.
Taloga Advocate, 1900-1902.
Walters Journal, 1908-1909.
Waurika News, 1905-1907.
Wilburton News, 1904-1905.

Judge Harry Campbell moved that the report be printed in The Chronicles of Oklahoma. Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Harry Campbell moved that the President and faculty of the University of Tulsa, the local committee and citizens, the members of the musical department, Philbrook Art Museum, and the press and newspapers and reporters be thanked for hospitalities and courtesies and entertainment extended to the Society. Motion was seconded and carried

The Secretary presented the following list of applicants for membership in the Society:

LIFE: Luther Bohanon, Oklahoma City, John Benton Dudley, Oklahoma City; Bennette N. Fink, Edmond; Mrs. Ethel Dunn Herndon, Tulsa; Dr. John Clarence Hubbard, Oklahoma City; Hugh M. Johnson, Oklahoma City; James William Maney, Oklahoma City; Golda Barbara Slief, Oklahoma City; Solon W. Smith, Oklahoma City; R. A. Vose, Oklahoma City.

ANNUAL: Mary Francis Alexander, Okmulgee; John C. L. Andreassen, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Jesse M. Asbury, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Velma Dolphin Ashley, Boley; Thomas Gray Banks, Oklahoma City; Elva Clinton

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Barrows, Rapid City, South Dakota; Amos Bass, Sr., Durant; Rev. John H. Baxter, Wichita, Kans.; Frank Jefferson Best, Oklahoma City; Merle Blakely, Tulsa; Robert Quarles Blakeney, Jr., Oklahoma City; Mrs. Edward M. Box, Oklahoma City; Gertrude Bracht, Oklahoma City; Robert H. Breeden, Cleveland; Bower Broaddus, Muskogee; Ben G. Brown, Durant; Mrs. B. F. Burwell, Oklahoma City; Robert Paul Chaat, Lawton; Charles Champion, Ardmore; Mrs. Robert C. Coffy, Muskogee; Mrs. Mary M. Comer, Claremore; Mrs. Mary Chisholm Cooke, Byars; James M. Grady, Cleveland; Mrs. Katie Rose Cullen, Oklahoma City; Mrs. J. M. Danner, Sayre; William Harrison Darrough, Shawnee; Mrs. George H. Davis, Pawnee; Mrs. Litha Page Dawson, Oklahoma City; Herbert Thomas Dickinson, Oklahoma City; Harold Bertels Fell, Ardmore; Andrew Henry Ferguson, Durant; Mrs. Mildred Brooks Fitch, Muskogee; Mrs. A. B. Fite, Masilla Park, N. Mex.; Floyd Vergil Freeman, Tulsa; German French, Jr., Tonkawa; Douglas Garrett, Muskogee; O. G. Geers, Tulsa; Judge Samuel E. Gidney, Muskogee; Earl Gilson, Guymon; W. W. Graves, Saint Paul, Kans.; George Hall, McAlester; Lee Fitzhugh Harkins, Tulsa; Richard W. Harper, Dulce, N. Mex.; Carrie M. Harris, Wilburton; B. L. Hart, Durant; Mrs. C. C. Hatchett, Durant; David W. Hazen, Portland, Oregon; Roy Emerson Heffner, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Mabel T. Hobson, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Winnie Jordan Holroyd, Phoenix, Arizona; Harry B. Houghton, Oklahoma City; Everette Burgess Howard, Tulsa; Josephine Huddleston, Oklahoma City; Kennett Hudson, Ardmore; Mrs. Gail Pruiett Johnson, Oklahoma City; Rev. Paul M. Joy, Socorro, New Mexico; William Franklin Kerfoot, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Claud King, Cordell; Mrs. Anna Laskey, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Lily Allen Lasley, Stigler; G. W. Lowry, Henryetta; Mrs. Julia McLish McCurtain, Fort Worth, Texas; Glenn McDonald, Durant; Betty Ann MeGalliard, Oklahoma City; Charles Walter McKeehen, Harlingen, Texas; Mrs. Jerome McLester, Graham, Texas; G. B. Malone, Durant; George Wellington Malven, Columbia, S. America; J. H. Marshall, Durant; Hon. Mike Monroney, Washington, D. C.; Joe D. Morse, Oklahoma City; J. B. Oakley, Barnsdall; Mrs. Elizabeth Merwin Page, Sierra Madre, Calif.; Victor Phillips, Durant; Bascum C. Pippin, Kingfisher; Mrs. Vernon S. Purlee, Tulsa; Mrs. R. B. Quinn, Oklahoma City; Robert M. Rainey, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Charles L. Reed, Tulsa; Dr. Horace Reed, Oklahoma City; R. M. Randle, Tulsa; George M. Reeves, Vinita; Mrs. M. Alice Remmers, Oklahoma City; Judge Eugene Rice, Muskogee; H. G. Ridgeway, Durant; James Henry Ritchie, Cleveland; Mrs. C. B. Robbins, Wewoka; R. J. Roberts, Wewoka; Clarence Robison, Tecumseh; Mrs. Walter C. Roe, Claremont, Calif.; Major Ross H. Routh, Oklahoma City; Bruce Siberts, Okmulgee; Rev. Henry Sluyter, Paterson, N. J.; Lester Raymond Smith, Cherokee; Elmer Sparks, Boone, Nebr.; George James Stein, Miami; Miss Lee Stigler, Chicago, Illinois; Hon. Paul Stewart, Antlers; Allen Street, Oklahoma City; Clara A. Stockton, Oklahoma City; Suzanna Stone, Oklahoma City; Samuel G. Sullivan, Durant; Otis Wayne Sullivant, Oklahoma City; D. A. Sweet, Shawnee; Raymond Symcox, Cordell; Philip A. Thompson, Oklahoma City; J. Glenn Townsend, Rocky; Rev. Henry A. Vruwink, New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Lela J. Wade, Marlow; Mrs. Nannette W. Wade, Oklahoma City; Samuel Kendrick Wauchope, Shawnee; Eugene Whittington, Oklahoma City; Lewis Orval Wilks, Cordell; and Mrs. Edna Wilson, Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Upon motion, duly seconded, all names of those proposed for membership were accordingly elected and received as such members of the Society.

The meeting recessed until 8:00 p. m.

The delegates in the meantime were taken on a visit to and inspection of the Philbrook Art Museum.

The meeting re-assembled at 8:00 p. m. In Tyrrell Hall.

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Music and songs by the boys' and girls' glee clubs under the direction of Sidney Irving, from Bacone College, Bacone, Oklahoma, representing fourteen Indian Tribes.

Address by Dr. B. D. Weeks, President of Bacone College for North American Indians, at Bacone, Oklahoma.

Music by the boys' and girls' glee clubs from Bacone College.

Judge Harry Campbell moved that the thanks of this Society be extended to Dr. B. D. Weeks, President of Bacone College, for his great and eloquent speech, and the Indian boys and girls, representing fourteen (14) Indian Tribes, for their interesting program. Motion was seconded and adopted.

Dr. B. D. Weeks at the close of the evening meeting pronounced the benediction.

May 10, 1940.

The Society in a body visited and inspected the Will Rogers Memorial at Claremore, and the Chief Journeycake home and cemetery at and near Alluwe and placed flowers on the grave of Chief Journeycake, the last Chief of the Delawares in the Indian Territory, and Woolaroc, the beautiful ranch home and interesting museum of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phillips at which place we were elegantly entertained and luncheon served. Before dispersing we extended sincere thanks and expressed our appreciation to our gracious hosts.

The annual meeting was then adjourned.

Robert L. Williams,
President.               

James W. Moffitt,
Secretary.

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