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[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6411]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "The youngsters didn't give the proffesional baseball stars much time to rest Friday night at the Junior Baseball Jubillee at Municipal auditorium. Here a group of swarms (front to back), Frank Crespi, Preacher Dorsett and Ray Murray. Crespi played secondbase for the St. Louis Cards before the war while the other two pastimers were the youths' favorites with the Oklahoma City Indians."
Date: November 4, 1949
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.5218]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A sea gull in hot pursuit of a bite to eat somewhere over Europe provided the late Charles Gray of Oklahoma City the subject for this fetching series of photographs. He took the pictures with a German-made camera. The photos were submitted for consideration by Pauline Hessick, his secretary, who consequently has won Mrs. Grey a $5 prize given weekly by the Times. If you have an interesting black and white photo, send it in to the Times Friday Forum."
Date: 1971
Creator: Gray, Charles
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.2031]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Doug Larimer and Harlan Stevens of Oklahoma City don't go fishing to relax and get away from it all. They're tournament fishermen who have managed to make a name for themselves, competed against fellow anglers as well as that cantakerous critter known as the largemouth bass."
Date: 1974
Creator: Giudice, Gary
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6347]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "The professional clown is disappearing says Coco the the Clown, a vetern of 11 seasons with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Coco, who is in the city preparing for the arrival of the circus Wednesday, explained the young people are now required to finish their high school education before joining the circus. Coco, who is in the city preparing for the arrival of the circus Wednesday, explained that young people are now required to finish their high school education before joining the circus. As a result, he said, many performers' children get interested in other pursuits and turn away from a profession followed by their families for generations. To help fill its continuing need for good clowns, the Ringling Brothers circus has a clown school offering a six-week course to young people who show promise. However, Coco himself is grooming a future jester by the good old-fashioned heredity method. Following Coco, around, and wearing the same kind of red and green plaid suit, oversized red shoes and (Hair-raising antics are a trademark of Coco the Clown and his son, Coconut)"
Date: June 11, 1970
Creator: Aker, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.9727]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "An unidentified referee at the Geary wrestling tournament reaches in to break an illegal hold by Rob Shaff of Putnam City on Norman's Kevin Draughn in first round action Friday in the heavyweight divison Shaff won, 14-2."
Date: January 6, 1978
Creator: Hoke, Doug
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6804]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Three weeks ago a Times photographer perched in a window in the 100 block N Robinson and took pictures of pedestrains jay walking between the First Nation ban and the Cravens buildings. Since then the city traffic control department has erected signs in front of the two buildings warnings pedestrains that the area is not a crosswalk. The pedestrians, as shown here, pay no attention to the signs and continue to play tag with the automobiles during the heaviest traffic of the day. This strip of pictures show how the pedestrians walk past the warning sign without ever a glance. There is an anti-jaywalking ordinance here, but the police traffic squad makes no-pretense at enforcing."
Date: August 26, 1954
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6807]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Here is a special request for New Year eve drunk drivers: The Times staff is going extremely busy New Years day writing about car wrecks and other unpleasant items. We have prepared a short obituary form for those drivers who plan on hoisting a few Monday night and then weaving out on the highway to make a nuisance of themselves. Chanses are you'll be killed. If you plan on drinking and driving, please fill out this form and mail it to the Oklahoma City Times, 500 N Broadway, Oklahoma City. Thanks a lot. We'll get the arrangement from the funeral home. If the road ahead looks like this to you on Neaw Year eve, park your car and go home, you've had one too many."
Date: December 27, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.8894]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Jumping the gun? Dunjee's Robert Rhone blasts out of the blocks in the third heat of the 120-yard high hurdles. He placed third in the heat, qualifying for the finals with a 16.2 clocking."
Date: April 8, 1968
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6806]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "A deadly blind spot extends 25 feet behind your automobile. If you're not watching, you could back your car out your driveway and kill a child. The first time you see this child will be after the car has passed over his body. he'll never know you're coming. This month, two children have died under the wheels of automobiles that were backed out of driveways. Both were little girls - one 13 months and the other 18 months old. One of them died just moments after the driver of the death car talked with her in her front yard..........Police suggest the easiest way to see if there is anyone there is to step back there and look before you ever get in the car. Notice all children nearby. Keep them in sight while backing out of the driveway. "You can't be too careful when you're backing," <aj. Clay Scheid, traffic division commander, said. Impossible as it would seem, the driver of this car cannot see, in his rear view mirror, any of the dozen children behind him. And, they aren't paying attention to move if he should start to back up."
Date: May 26, 1960
Creator: Gumm, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.1526]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Far cry from old-fashioned stationary desks where boys of a generation ago carved initials are these modern steel chairs and work tables. This classroom, modern in every detail, is one of 10 opened Monday at the new Ridgeview school, 10010 Ridgeview drive, in The Village. One of the newest schools in the city system, Ridgeview is presently serving about 300 elementary students, taking part of the student load off Andrew Johnson, Britton and University Heights schools. John has bulged at the seams despite rapid expansion of its building ever since it opened. Ridgeview youngsters have been attending class in facilities provided by University Heights and Britton. The Village and surrounding additions presents one of the biggest headaches for city baord of education members. An area of young families, school planners just haven't been able to keep up with the number of youngsters. The photo above shows how windows are used for lighting in today's carefully-planned school classrooms."
Date: January 23, 1956
Creator: King, Cliff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.10985]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "No wonder the windows rattled in Oklahoma City Friday night. That lighning looks hot. The above display, taken during the height of the storm which made a lot of noise but left little moisture was made by Times photographer Joe Miller."
Date: August 7, 1953
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.8113]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Who else but an Oklahoman would build a do-it-yourself tornado? Oklahoma City weather forcaster Neil Ward has done just that. It's just a little bity tame tornado now, but the U.S. weather bureau has asked him to make it bigger and meaner. John Hamilton, chief meteorologist here, Wednesday announced the bureau's top research experts have authorized formal reseacrh toward enlarging and using the tornado-brewing device Ward developed. Ward will report next week to Texas A&M college to spend several semesters studying meteorology. With college specialists' help, he also will begin constructing a big, working model. Career in a Rut The story goes back to 1952. A weatherman for some 13 years by that time, Ward had been stuck with a job as a traveling weather bureau inspector for 5 years............Piece by piece, Ward invented a gadget to produce an air "whirlpool." He used the few facts science does know about twisters.First, it is known that tornados are hitched up in some way with a "convective cell," meaning an uprising column of air. Rushing under that column are converging masses of air. During thunderstorm, there is known to be a certain amount of natural rotary motion in these masses. Another key factor is a thick flat layer of warm air, called "inverted" because it's really upside down. Air normally is cooler aloft than it is on the ground. The strange warm layer shuts off most upward movement from below.....................But he created a sensation with a paper given last June before the American Meterology society. A high weather bureau official heard the same report at another meeting in Stillwater last autumn...That important little pilot model was built in the Ward family's garage at Lexington, where he has tinkered with it …
Date: 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.3414]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Shimmering Silver objects glistened Wednesday in Oklahoma City as nature's artistry turned common objects into works of art. Tines Staff Photographer George Tapscott captured winter beauty in a frozen plant, left, and jagged patterns of ice on a city street."
Date: January 3, 1968
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.6435]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Pictured above is a portion of the capacity crowd of bargain hunters attending the annual county tax sale at the courthouse Monday. The auditorium, where the sale was held, was packed before the auction began. A few vetern tax title dealers were on hand, but the crowd, for the most part was made up of housewifes and others attending their sale. Shown in the foreground at left (back to camera) is W. T. Bill Hale, treasurer. At his right is Paul Tafel, deput treasurer."
Date: November 3, 1952
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.4754]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Sprawling on a hill on Harrah's southside is a new $725,000 elementary school. From left to right are the gym, cafetorium and three classroom units."
Date: January 5, 1962
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.2622]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Host Potentate Earl D. McBride (center, in civvies) leads visiting Shriners down the red welcoming carpet. Oklahoma City took on all the colors of the rainbow Friday as Shriners from seven states took over the downtown area. And take it over they did. Calliopes were blarring, sirens screaming and natives jumping as the 10,000 or more visitors began a two-day circus of fun......A few business luncheons were scheduled for high officials but the general membership had one object in mind - a good time...Johnny Johnson, manager of the Biltmore, was caught right in the middle."
Date: 1953
Creator: Cobb, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.5219]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Bulldozers are having the last word in a two-year development in a wooded area of south Bethany, but opinions differ on the potential effect on a nearby bird sanctuary. The site, on the northeast corner of NW 23, and Rockwell, is being cleared for construction of a new supermarket, move opposed by residents of adjacent neighborhoods since 1974. The six-acre wooded tract, which has been a favorite park-type area for children and wildlife in the area for the past decade, is four blocks from one of a handful of heron rookeries or nesting places in the state. Last May, much to the ire of some residents who had opposed development of the shopping area, city councilmen approved final site plans on the tract to end controversy of the greenbelt area. "People in the area are pretty upset but from what I understand, nothing can be done now but hope that the bird sanctuary is not disturbed," Diane Jones, art teacher at nearby Western Oaks School, said....."The development is on a corner of the 60 acres where the birds have been nesting," Rice explained. "As I understand it, they move from place to place from time to time and whether the come back next spring anyway is a gamble." Bird experts at the Oklahoma City Zoo agree, adding heron in other rookeries have remained :much closer to people than out there." "I don't know how fragile the situation is out there with the birds, but from past experience the herons are more apt to stay where they are than move unless commercial development gets real close," Hammond Eve of the State Wildlife Commission's game division said...The Oklahoma Wildlife Commission passed a resolution in 1971 favoring retention of the heronry …
Date: October 13, 1976
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.OVZ001.10984]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "If you are a light sleeper or a night owl you know about the electrical display that flashed over Oklahoma City skies early Thursday morning. But if you are the type that sleeps through such displays this picture may come as somewhat of a surprise. It was made on the roof of The Oklahoma Publishing Co., looking toward NE 5 and Santa Fe. The jagged lines of lighning whipped dangerously near this oil derrick as the picture was snapped."
Date: 1951
Creator: Burns, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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