ALUMNI BANQUET WELL ATTENDED FRIDAY NIGHT
The second annual banquet of the Association, composed of ex-graduates of
Minco high school, was held in the high school auditorium Friday evening, May
24th. Two hundred and three ex-graduates, their husbands and wives attended the
The class of 1930 was in charge of the decoration, and the school colors of
purple and gold were carried out in the table and stage decorations. Small boats
constructed of cardboard and covered with purple and gold bronze paper masts of
candles and class numerals on their prows formed the centerpiece of each table
from '17 to '34. The graduating class of this year had as its table decoration a
large boat of wire whose sides were covered by fresh pansies, carrying out the
color scheme. Two large gold candles with cellophane sails completed a most
realistic ship effect. Potted plants, ferns and bowls of seasonal blossoms were
tastefully arranged around the walls and stage of the banquet hall.
As the group came into the room, the effect of candlelight on silver and
linen gave a regal mellow beauty to the scene. The toastmaster, Supt. J.E. Peery,
immediately took charge and a most interesting program began.
The crew sang songs of the sea, a gob and gobette gave an excellent imitation
of Cab Calloway and a rag-doll dance; four lonesome tars rendered a chantey; an
old pirate (Fred Phelps) spun yarns of yesterday; two sailor's sweethearts sang
a duet; Roy Kunkle of the Shawnee high school music department, gave his
favorite song "The Barefoot Trail" a thrilling and beautiful
treatment. E.T. Foster of Oklahoma City, told of things that happened and things
The chairman, Alex Woodworth, spoke at length and wound up the business
session of the gathering with the election of officers. Samuel McAdams was
elected Chairman for the ensuing year and Charles Stephenson continued his post
of secretary and treasurer.
The banquet was prepared, and served by the Presbyterian Ladies
Auxiliary, in four lovely courses. All in all, this was perhaps the most
thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining banquet ever held in the town of Minco. At
least to date, there has been no adverse comment, and the majority of-
those present report an especially interesting time. Those present were: Supt.
and Mrs. J.E. Peery, Mrs. Viola Roysden Class Ma '28; Frank Wall, Class Pa ‘25;
Chester Halley, Class. Pa ‘26; B. Wall,.Class Pa ‘28; Lena I.
Benda and T. P. Quayle, Class Ma and Pa '29; Mrs. T.P. Quayle and Marvin
Woodworth, Class Ma and Pa '30; O.E. Esties, Class Pa '32; Scholum Scoggin and
wife, Class Pa '33, Bill Woodworth, Class Pa '34; Martha Hill and Charles
Stephenson, Class Ma and Pa ‘35.
Ex-graduates present were: Idella Robbins, Chester Halley, Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Woodworth, class of '17; Ada Chitwood, Victor Noxon, Mr. and Mrs . L.D.
Gilbert, class of '18; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scoggin, class of '19; Mrs. Pearl
Gertrude Frey, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Wall, class of 20;
Sage and Lola Sims, class of '21; Mrs. Florene Pinkston McNees, class of
Miss Dollie Arthur;.
Mrs. Chester Halley, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Osborn, Mrs. Roy Bassett, Erma Marlow, Ira
Mae Johnson, Eugene Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hill; class of `23; Roy Basset,
Mrs.Frank Unruh, Mrs. Gladys Daggs, Mrs. Elva Foster, Ethel Locke, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Gilmore, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Woodworth, class of '24,..Mr. and Mrs. M.E.
Brenson, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tracy, Mr. and. Mrs. Roy Keen, Buna Hae
Hurley, Mrs. Thelma Totoro, Russell Loomis, Mrs. Claude Ferguson, Margie
McAdams, Mrs. Lewis Waterberry and Philip Froneberger, class of 25, Wilma
Ferguson, Roy Kunkle, Fern Marlow, Odessa Chitwood and Henry Mozer, class of.
'26, Broneta Davis, Haskell Dobbs, Louise Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Vaulx Watson,
Mrs. Lawrence Brown, Mrs. Eugene Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Loy Masters, Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Down, Mrs. Iva Wllhite, Katherine Chitwood, Mrs. Phillip Froneberger,
Pearl Mottesheard, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kittley and Charles Stephenson, class of
'27, Anton Dobry, Louise Groskoff, Mr, and Mrs. Dwight Bass, Jesse Parrish, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Phelps, Mrs. Henry Moser and Mrs. Bonnie Edmonston, class of 128; Cleatus Fitzgerald, Maurine Grant,
Archie Groff, Sam McAdams, Arlie Parrott, Alta Marjorie Stephenson, Hazel
Merritt, Mrs. Nettie Caurer, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Durnell, Mr. and Mrs. G. B.
Hurley, class of '29; Bill Hale, Cheat Mears, Rudolph Knippelmier, Mildred
McAdams, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meeks, Robert Wynns, Lula Barber, Murell Nickels,
Ernest Spencer, William Watt, Nellie Charlton, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Meeks, class
of '30; Lawrence Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hill, Francis Pravdik, Glen McCormick,
Blanche Beatty, Herbert Starkey, Mable Krey, Randall Hurley, Louise Martin,
Everett Markle, Vera Hatcher, class of '31; Virgil Gorham, Martin Rowe, Marie
Douglas, Robert Lauderdale, Elmer Kilgore, Erma Beatty, Robert Phelps, Marjorie
Rhea McMahan, Audry Hill, Byrdene Bomgardner, Bernice Branum, Hallie Lauderdale,
Anna Betche, Helen Watt, class of '32; Newton Cooper, Howard Watson, Raymond
Knippelmier, Glen Rogers. Francis Wilson, Ival Hardy, Walter Knippelmier, Harold
Bush, Joe Fitzgerald, Dale Rowe, Fred Watt, Mrs. Haskell Dobbs, Patrick Phelps,
class of '33; Lenora Grant, Lester Douglas, Loleta Lee Morrison, Gordon Matheny,
Mildred Thayer, Elizabeth Coffey, Ivan Hardy, Edmund Dobry, Josephine Dobry,
Kenneth Brown, Geneva Lacy, Letress Hatcher, Ruth Acton, Avis Durnell, Joy
Bryan, Vona Pinkston, Harold Peery, Wilma Locke, Oleta Dyke, class of '34; Cecil
Dare, Louise Phelps, Lucy Brown, Grace Starkey, Sallijo Wilson, Henry Walje,
Kenneth Copelin, Bryant Verser, Wade Caves, Peary Reynolds, Flossie Johnson,
Howard Ingram, Nondia Howell, Oscar Knippelmier, Travis Jolly, Lloyd Baker, Jesse Johnson, Wilma Johnson, Eula Freeman, Paul McClure,
Virgil Scott, Hazel McComas, Uzilla Roles, Freddie McConnell, Zelma Hardy, Etta
Black, Gail Bomgardner, class of '35.