FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER A.J. FOYT IS 76

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A. J. (Anthony Joseph) Foyt is the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four
times. In 1960 he scored his first professional victory in a U.S. Automobile
Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Mo.
 Foyt has been inducted
into numerous motorsports halls of fame. Since his retirement from
active racing, he has owned A. J. Foyt Enterprises, which has teams
in CART, IRL, and NASCAR.
  

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           A .J. Foyt behind the wheel of his winning midget race car in 1960

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RAY BOLGER ~ JANUARY 10, 1904 – JANUARY 15, 1987

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Ray is best remembered for his role as the Scarecrow and
Kansas farmhand Hunk in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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                                Ray as the Scarecrow

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THE 33rd U.S. PRESIDENT DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1972

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Harry S. Truman was in office from April 12, 1945 to
January 20, 1953. He died in Kansas City, MO. at the
age of 88.

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IT WAS A SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!

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This Western drama started on radio beginning Saturday,
April 26, 1952 and ran till June 18, 1961. It was heard
on the CBS radio network(KOIN in Portland). The cast
included William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard
McNear as Doc Charles Adams,Georgia Ellis as Kitty
Russell, and Parley Baer as Dillon’s Deputy Chester
Proudfoot. The first episode was titled,”Billy The Kid”.
The show was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the
1870’s.
 
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The cast of Gunsmoke. Pictured in the
background is Star William Conrad,left,
and Charles Adams.Shown in front is
Georgia Ellis and Parley Baer.

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George Walsh, announcer for the series.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

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