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[Photograph 2012.201.B1304.0216]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Ardmore city commissioners being sworn in by an unidentified local minister, far left, include, from left, Marcus Pugh, Ab Jolly, and Joe Taylor."
Date: April 18, 1955
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1304.0219]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Ardmore was described as a "powder keg" Friday night after 13 more burglary charges were filed against city commissioner and local businessman Joe Taylor, 51, in connection with the operations of a 3-state burglary ring. Charges were filed in Garvin Co. Tuesday, to go along with multiple charges in Wichita Co., Texas. Taylor has reportedly gone into hiding with armed guards, and the state crime bureau agent who investigated and smashed the burglary ring, Hubert Bartlett, was also placed under guard in his Ardmore home after threats against him. (Taylor was later acquitted, or charges dismissed, in every count.)"
Date: April 18, 1955
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1304.0214]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Joe Taylor, 50, Ardmore businessman, and Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, 1958. While city commissioner of Ardmore, he faced burglary charges in Oklahoma and Texas, but was either acquitted or had charges dismissed. The uprising was the result of "political bad feeling" in Ardmore, he said."
Date: May 29, 1958
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1304.0218]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Mayor Ab Jolly, right, is shown signing election proclamation calling for a record $2 million bond issue for Ardmore water and sewer improvements. Other commissioners, all of whom voted for the proposal, are, from left, Marcus Pugh, Iley Oxford, Joe Taylor and W. W. Bennett."
Date: August 2, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1304.0217]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Joe Taylor, Ardmore merchant and city commissioner, was bound over to district court trial on two burglary charges in Lincoln Co., the day following a preliminary hearing in Garvin Co. in which he faced the same situation on four charges. Joe Smith is the principal witness for the state. Smith is serving a prison sentence in Texas, and says Taylor was "cut-in" on some burglaries that he and two other men committed in Oklahoma. (Taylor would later be acquitted of all charges, or the charges would be dismissed. Photo is of Pauls Valley prelim hearing.)"
Date: January 25, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society