Election set at Channel 2, 1958(?).
Governor J. Howard Edmondson is in the center, wife Jeanette at his right.
KVOO newsman Forrest Brokaw is taking a drag on his cigarette.
Test your powers of observation: Who is the sponsor of the election show?
Excerpt from Tulsa World article
helps make Edmondson governor" by Gene Curtis, 11/6/2006 about the 1958
Oklahoma gubernatorial election:
"'E-D-M-O-N-D-S-O-N spells Edmondson.
"He's the man we need for our governor...'
"Sung to the tune of 'Harrigan' by George M. Cohan, the ditty was one of
two from that year's Gridiron that raked the red-haired prosecutor over the
coals. He borrowed the ditty, had new words written and borrowed
Bill Hyden, who had played Edmondson
in the Gridiron, to sing it."
Webmaster: I was 5 years old at the time, and I remember the tune. That's
all I remember from that election.
(via email, 4/27/2002) Bill McCright said:
I have great memories of PEMCO. My godfather, Robert D. Phillips, Sr., was
vice-president of PEMCO for many years. I've forwarded your link to him to
see if he can give you more info about PEMCO. The name PEMCO was for "Petroleum
Marketing Corporation." Their offices were at 11th & Xanthus, north of
where Looboyle used to have a store.