Volume 1, Number 5
One hundred and twenty-three members attend the dinner meeting in Fellowship Hall. Williams Chapel, The School of the Ozarks.
The fall meeting of the Society, September 28, at The School of the Ozarks was notable for good company, good food and a good program. School President Dr.
M. Graham Clark welcomed the members. Speakers were introduced by Dr. R. M. Good, President of the Society.
Mr. Douglas Mahnkey, Forsyth, spoke on "Ozark Philosophy." Although his theme was a serious one, his talk was well illustrated by anecdotes of Ozarks pioneers' unique and sometimes hilarious attitude toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Mr. Steve Miller, Museum Committee Chairman, reported on the progress of the establishment of a state museum at Table Rock Park. Mr. Elmo Ingenthron, Secretary, reviewed the background and purposes of the Society. Beginning with a group of thirteen people who first met in April 1961, the Society now has passed the five-hundred mark in membership.
Most of the members attending the fall meeting came from within a fifty-mile radius of Point Lookout, but several came from much greater distances. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Branson drove from Paris, Texas, for the occasion.
The Society wishes to express its thanks to Dr. Clark and Dr. Good for their hospitality, and to others at the School for their part in making the evening a success. Especially did we appreciate the fine music of Mr. and Mrs. John Mizell; the generosity of Mrs. Marge Lyon in lending the antique household items used for decorations; the efficient arrangements made for the dinner by Mrs. Kay Jamison; the photographs by Mr. Leslie Brock and his assistant, Miss Judy Coker; and the delicious food prepared and served by Mrs. Marge Wilson and her staff.
Officers: Elmo Ingenthron, Kirbyville, Secretary; Dorothy Standlee, Hollister, Treasurer; Dr. R. M. Good, Point Lookout, President; Arch Mayden, Branson, 2nd Vice -president; Hon. Robert Gideon, Forsyth, 1st Vice-president.
Mr. Douglas Mahnkey discusses "Ozark Philosophy."
Mr. Steve Miller gives Museum Committee report.
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