The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 122
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University, Ben Blanton, manager of the Wichita Falls Chamber of
Commerce, Harley Goble, Mrs. Hal Yeager, Oral Jones, Lester Jones,
Grover Bullington, and Willard Underwood as among those without
whose whole-hearted efforts the performance could not have been
Especial acknowledgment must be given to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott
Canonge of Walters, Oklahoma, who with the aid of a grant from
the Wycliff Foundation are translating the Bible into the Comanche
tongue. They not only provided the Comanche words for the nar-
rator but drilled him in the proper pronunciation and inflection of
Last but first in the thought of all were the Indian honor guests.
Those of the Comanche tribe included: Mrs. Neda Birdsong, Cache,
Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker, Cache; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wilkin-
son, Rev. and Mrs. Roy Parker and daughters, Linda and Cynthia
Ann Parker III, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Powekl, Mrs. Tom Tahkofer and
Mrs. Bill Bradley, all of Lawton; To-pay Parker, of Cache; Clifford
Seahmer and Mrs. Emily Riddles, both of Walters, Oklahoma; Mike
Martin, Kiowa artist known as Silver Moon, and his daughter Prin-
cess LaRue Martin, Caddo princess for the American Indian Expo-
sition in 1951, of Anadarko; Miss Thamar Thompson, a Seneca-
Wichita of Lawton; Miss Millie Beecher, a Kickapoo-Puebla (La-
guna), Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Addison Thompson, a Seneca,
Among other honor guests were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rush of
Craterville Park, Oklahoma, and Mr. and Mrs. Knox Beall, Cache,
who accompanied To-pay.
The writer believes that the performance of Nelson's "Saga"
has significance not only in history but as a development in Texas
art through the expression of legend and tradition in music.
David Donoghue, who maintains a lively interest in Coronado
and early exploration of Texas and who is president of the
Tarrant County Historical Society at Fort Worth, has recently
written a valuable letter on Texas geography to Dr. W. E.
Wrather, the director of the United States Geological Survey
and a former president of the Texas State Historical Association.
It is worthy of observation from the historical standpoint that
the final mapping of Texas has not yet been accomplished. One
encounters errors all too frequently on maps which are generally
accepted as standard. Local inhabitants do not agree with the
manner in which the headwaters of the Colorado River of Texas
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