Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 93, No. 69, Ed. 1 Friday, February 1, 2008 Page: 1 of 16
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Vol. 93/ No. 68
February 1, 2008
Sapuipa native paves the way for black students
Bv JI DV 1 AMBKHT
Herald Assistant Editor
Ai the age of 82. Nancy Randolph
Davis looks back on her own life with a
little awe and disbelief.
For a young woman who simply want
ed the best education possible back in the
1940s, she managed to set a standard for
thousands of black people to follow'.
Nancy Randolph finished high school at
Booker T. Washington High School in
Sapuipa. going on to college at Langston
She received her bachelor's degree in
home economics at Langston in 1948
From there she went on to teach at Dunjee
High School, an all-black school, where
she stayed and taught for the next 20
Davis decided to pursue her master's
degree in home economics after complet-
ing her first year as a teacher. She wanted
to remain in Oklahoma, so she applied at
Oklahoma A&M College — now
Oklahoma State University — where
there were no black students.
"When I went to enroll at OSU." Davis
said, "the home economics teacher told
me. Black people are trying to go too tar
Black people are trying to go too fast. and
they're not ready."’
But she was determined to further her
education, and Oklahoma State had one ol
the best master s-level home economics
programs available at that time.
In 1949. Davis was accepted into the
program at what was then an all-white
college, before integration had taken
wings in the school systems. At the time,
it was illegal to put black students into a
classroom w ith white students However.
Oklahoma A&M took it upon themselves
to enroll Davis into the program because
of her honors at Langston and her deter-
It was her decision to pursue an educa
tion at her choice o| schools that began to
break the barriers where integration was
concerned at Oklahoma A&M
Davis explained that each class was
different when it came to where she was
allowed to sit "| had to sit in the back in
one. Davis said "and another made me
sit in the hallway." She explained that
when she made the second highest score
on a test in that class, the white students
asked lor Dav is to be able to sit w ith them
in the classroom
"They were nice to me." Davis said.
"Sometimes they would offer to let me
ride to Sapuipa with them on a weekend
to visit my parents."
She said that her experience* there
were for the most part good The teachers
treated her nice, according to Davis.
After attending classes at Oklahoma
A&M during the summer months, and
working as a teacher at Dunjee High
School during the school year. Davis
received her master's degree in the sum-
mer of 1952
When asked what gave her the drive
and determination to keep going in a time
when racial problems were so bad. Davis
said that teachers in her past had encour-
aged her to go for her dreams.
"Sapuipa teachers taught me to stand
up w ith good character." Davis said "That
we (blacks) were good people. They
inspired me to go on to college."
Davis also said that in her freshman
year m high school, she had to move to
C ushmg arul slay w ith her godparents. Joe
and Grelchen Johnson. Thev were a con
slant encouragement lor het. strengthen
mg her self-confidence and determina-
"I had told myself that I wouldn't
marry until after I got my master's
degree." Davis said It was alter gradua-
tion that she met her husband, and they
were married in 195 V He served as - ice-
principal at Dun|ce High School." Davis
said. "And I was home economics
Being one to set a standard among hci
people belore and dining the vears o!
See DAVIS, page A4
Nancy Randolph Davis, native Sapulpan. is the first black person to enroll at Oklahoma
Slate University, which at the time was called Oklahoma A&M College, in Stillwater She
now has a dormatory named after her on the OSU campus, as well as three separate
scholarships al the universtiy This is the second year for Nancy Randolph Day at OSU.
which is February 1.
No business like snow business
DARRFN SUMNER Sapuipa Herald
Freedom Elementary students Bo and Will Blevins build a snowman in their yard Thursday afternoon Parts of Creek
County saw up to two inches of snow Thursday, but the snowfall was not enough to close schools
Water fees help city
meet federal mandates
Bv BRKNDA SHANf’F
Herald Area Correspondent
1 here hjs been no agreement
made between the City of Sapuipa
and Creek County Rural Water
District No 2 that will result in an
additional 52 fee on water bills as
initially reported this week.
Dorothy Greek, district manager
lor Creek No. 2. said their customers
w ill still be assessed the storm water
management fee. but it won't be
billed by her office.
"What the city asked us to do was
collect the tee and in consideration
of the work we have to do to collect
it. they would pay us 10 percent."
Under that arrangement, the city
wanted the district water supplier to
collect 52.20 and keep 20 cents for
"The city attorney drew up a
legal agreement. Our legal counsel
didn't think we had the authority to
bill the extra 10 percent and keep it."
It is likely the agreement would
have been accepted if the total
amount billed was turned over to the
city and then they reimburse the dis-
trict tor the collection costs, she
Greek said she talked to someone
at Sapuipa Rural Water District who
said they were going to do the
billing for their customers.
W hen the two attorneys failed to
come to an agreement. Greek said
City Attorney David Widdoes decid-
ed to leave Creek No. 2 totally out of
it except to identify customers living
within Sapuipa city limits.
The water district identified
about 6(X) customers and turned the
information over to the city.
Greek said it is her understanding
the city will bill Creek No. 2 cus-
tomers. but it is unknown to her if
that will he monthly or quarterly.
Learning the additional fee for
storm water management was voted
on by the City Council, at least one
Creek No. 2 water customer began
asking why. especially when his
subdivision didn't have storm water
See WATER, page A2
Deer Abby —Page A2
Obituaries — Page A3
Sports — Pages A6-A7
Nascar Update — Page B1
Religion — Page B3-B4
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