Newmen Society Recognizes Medical Research Foundation

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The historic Newcomen Society in Oklahoma will have a dinner Wednesday night recognizing the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Chartered in Oklahoma in 1944, the group is affiliated with the Newcomen Society of the United States, an organization which recognizes free enterprise.

If memory serves, the organization is named for an English or Scot who developed the steam engine and who was a forerunner in free enterprise.

Guest of honor and speaker at the dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Skirvin Plaza Hotel will be William G. Thurmon, M.D., president of the OMRF. He will be introduced by Edward L.Gaylord, publisher and president of the Oklahoma Publishing Company and a member of the Oklahoma Committee in the Newcomen Society. Gaylord also is president of the board of trustees of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

A reception honoring Dr. Thurmon, Newcomen members and their guests will be held at 6:30 p.m., prior to the dinner and hosted by Liberty National Bank and Trust Company. J. W. McLean, chairman of Liberty and Banks of Mid-America, is a former chairman of the Oklahoma Newcomen Society. Serving as honorary treasurer for the state group this year is Paul E. Scott, senior vice president of Liberty.

Presiding at the black-tie dinner will be Dr. Eugene Swearingen, professor of free enterprise, school of business, Oral Roberts University. In accordance with Newcomen custom, Grace will be said by the Right Rev. Chilton Powell, retired Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and a member of Oklahoma Newcomen.

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, conceived in 1944 and chartered in 1946, is a facility for conducting medical research and fostering education in the health sciences, inspiring interest and financial support from the people of Oklahoma and across the nation. . .

- All fans of the Wizard of Oz book and movie will be interested in a new project at the Crystal Bride and Myriad Gardens on Oct. 29. A Scarecrow Sculpture Competition is being sponsored there from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. by the Myriad Gardens Task Group.

The Halloween Party at the Myriad Gardens will also feature music by the Moonlight Serenade, a 17-piece orchestra; dancing, food, drinks and fun, promises Bob Worthing, party coordinator.

Admission to the grounds and the party is free but snacks will be for sale.

Prizes will be awarded for the best scarecrow sculptures. A scarecrow scupture may be entered in the competition by civic groups, clubs, businesses, neighborhood associations, schools and individuals. Each scarecrow must be mounted on a 2x4 board eight feet long which can be sunk 18 inches into the ground in holes prepared by the Myriad Gardens people. …