Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cowboy Hall Directors' List `Grossly Incomplete' / Says Miskovsky

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cowboy Hall Directors' List `Grossly Incomplete' / Says Miskovsky

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Oklahoma City attorney George Miskovsky Sr. Wednes day said John C. Andrews, court-appointed receiver for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, provided a "grossly imcom plete" list of former hall directors to the nominating commit tee for naming potential candidates for vacant directors posts.

Andrews countered by saying in a telephone interview that he never submitted any list to the committee, which met last Saturday at the hall and deemed 40 former directors as eligi ble for election to the hall's board of directors.

Miskovsky, in a letter he said was being mailed to all of the hall's directors, also said that based on Roberts Rules of Orders, "any member of the board may move to nominate a former member of the board as a candidate for the new board."

However that option of opening up the floor to nomina tions had been ruled out by Oklahoma County district Court Judge John Amick.

Amick, in an order handed down July 30, said:

"No person whose name is not submitted by the nominat ing committee shall be eligible for nomination or election as a director."

Concerning the nominations themselves, Andrews said he had been asked to be at the hall by acting president Chesly Pruet, but said that the five-member nominating committee met behind closed doors out of his presence.

In Miskovsky's letter, however, Miskovsky said Andrews "provided the nominating committee with a list of former directors whom he determined were eligible to be nominated. However, his list failed to include a number of former direc tors."

Miskovsky said earlier in a telephone interview that An drews allegedly told the committee "to nominate no more than 40 to the slate eligible to be elected. …

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