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Mrs. Dorothy Rogers, General Chairman of the Chrisman Area Centennial, pointed out the need for all committees to push ahead these final months at the large meeting held last week.
Approximately 100 persons attended the get-together of committee heads and sub chairman at a chili supper served by the Chrisman seniors at the high school.
Mrs. Rogers pointed out many things to those that were gathered. A fund drive would begin in the very near future with stock certificates being sold.
These will bear no interest, but will enable the Centennial to have some working capital. The committee will be string to return most of the money on your investment at the end of the affair. She also pointed out that many might want to keep them for mementos to pass on to another generation.
“Bob Ingram,” she said, “Should be contacted for decorations for store fronts and float rentals.”
Division chairman Sam Scott in charge of Revenue, would be selling ads for the Centennial and Booklet would be in charge of the carnival and concession.
Dale Carico should be contact for local stands to be erected.
Chairman Rogers pointed out that “Everyone in the community should be encouraged to take some part in this event. It only happens once in a lifetime to those that are with us today.”
She emphasized the need of all committees to let Ron Bolen, Public Chairman, know of any activity in their group.
As to policy of the Centennial Celebration she added the following remarks “We should not ask the public to do what we don’t”. She meant by this that all of us would be required to pay for anything we received relative to the Centennial. Such as no free passes-no free souvenirs or ties, bonnets etc.
“There are Target dates set down by the Rogers Co. And we must adhere to these or our invested money and their advice are wasted,” she said.
All merchants were urged to accept no orders for things for the Centennial unless same is submitted by a requisition slip that is signed by the Div. Chairman and a board member. The white copy to the supplier, pink to the headquarter chairman, Julia Boone and the blue to Don Tate, Treasurer of the Centennial.
Postmaster Bob Bennett said that approval for a cancellation die for the Centennial had been received and that after March 1st all mail leaving the Chrisman Post Office will have the same affixed.
Mr. Ernie Moore of Allerton, showed movies of the 1955 Centennial at Homer. They are not only good and very informative, but Mr. Moore was quite entertaining with his presentation. The audience was very appreciative of his bringing this film to our attention.
Committee heads had been urged to turn in their committees whereas same could be entered in the Chair of Organization hanging in the post office lobby.
Here are the names to date of people that will be guiding the July 25th-August 5th Chrisman Area Centennial.
Corporation Officers, O. Raman Scott, President; Vice Presidents George Drake and Norman Mooney; Treasurer, WM. McClintock; Secretary Dorothy Rogers & Publicity Keith Tingley.
The Executive Committee is General Chairman Dorothy Rogers; Headquarters Chair Julia Boone; Treasurer Done Tate; Secretary Bernice Haworth; Revenue Division Sam Scott.
Participation Division, Co-Chairman Esther “Fritz” Taylor and Robert Bennett; Spectacle Ticket Division Mary Dee Woodyard; Spectacle Division Co-Chairmen Tom Hixon and Ken Weaver; Publicity Division Ron Bolen and Special Events Division Dale Adams with Wayne Grissom Co-Chairman for Special Days Events.
Insurance Kenneth Knicley; Decorations Bob Ingram and Don Woods and Operations Capital Wm. McClintock.
Commemorative Booklet Committee Raman Scott Chairman with members of the M.E. SS class and Fern Anthony and Hilah Bishop and the Kum-Joy-Nus Class as program sales committee.
Concessions Dale Carico with members Home Wolfe and Fred Yates; Celebration Dances Paul & Joan Lewsader.
Novelties Committee Barbara Adams with Sally Grissom and Marilyn Daughhettee the heads of the coin committee.
Brothers of The Brush Committee, Keith Tingley, Chairman with members Rick Walls, Richard Walls, Bill Bowman, Mike Scott and Dean Craig.
Men’s Hats and Ties Committee Kenneth Knicley, Chairman with members Wilbur Yates, William Wells and Roland Hayes.
Kangaroo Kourt, Richard Denbo, Chairman with members Terry DeBaum, Roger Beals and Ray Ingram.
“Celebration Bells” Arlene Barrett, Chairman with members Susie Caldwell, Carolyn Hixon, Virginia Dollar and Marcella Coy.
Ladies’ Sunbonnets and Dresses Mary Lee Buntain, chairman with members Beverly Frailey, June Cook, Amanda Helt and Edna Calhoon.
Promenade and Caravan Committee co-chairman Ginger Johnson and Bob White with members Jennie White, Shirley Lorenzen, Leila Lorenzen, Esther Stewart, Ardith Orr, Larry Johnson, Dave Lorenzen, John Lorenzen, Virgil Stewart and Harold Orr.
Ticket Chairman Wm. McClintock. Patrons Ticket Chairman, Ben Jenness.
Advance Sales Committee Norman Mooney, Chairman with Janet Henry; Nominations Committee Chairman, A.J Wegeng Awards Committee Chairman and Gladys Overaker Arrangements Committee Chairman.
Ushers and Gates Chairman, Lannie Robison
Audience Area and Grounds Committee Jim Wilson chairman with members Wendell Snyder and James Hoult.
Scenario and Title Committee Chairman Bonita Wyatt.
Cast Committee Co-Chairmen Ken Weaver and L.L. Stoner.
Properties Committee Chairman Bob Powell.
Construction Committee Chairman Bob Jenkins.
Stage Hands Committee Chairman Peggy Lientz.
Costume Committee Co-Chairmen Donna Taylor and Mary Johnson.
Press Release Committee Leah Montagnino, Chairman.
Radio and TV Committee Larry Johnson, Chairman.
Distributive Committee Byron Koehn, Chairman.
Speakers Committee Chairman Steve Phipps.
Special Projects Committee Chairman Allan Knicley.
Merchants Committee Charles Yates, Chairman.
Parades Committee Chairman, John Harris.
Traffic and Safety, Kermit Frailey.
Pioneer Event Committee, Chairman Hallie Richison.
Music Committee Chairman, Nancy Harper.
Transportation Committee Chairman, Russel Daily.
Hospitality Center Committee Chairman, Cynthia Bolen.
Student Committee Chairman, Theresa Wyatt.
There will be other members of various committees named as the plans progress toward the goal of July 29th to August 5th.