David Perryman

117 Years Of Daily Influence
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117 Years Of Daily Influence

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Old traditions die hard. Four of my great-grandparents brought their children to western Oklahoma before statehood but for the rest of their lives they remained faithful readers of the newspapers of their youth. In fact, for three generations after Ed and Ethel Horton left Kansas, that state’s Capper’s Weekly was a regular family…

Training? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Training!
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Training? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Training!

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The classic 1948 John Huston film Treasure of the Sierra Madre stands at No. 30 on the American Film Institute’s all-time best movie list. It is an iconic adaption of B. Travens’ novel of the same name. True to Travens’ form, the plot examines “oppressed and exploited” characters whose life experiences have left…

King Oil
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King Oil

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Prior to Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin in 1792, processing cotton had been a low-profit, labor-intensive drag on the agriculture industry of the American South. In fact, most early Americans believed [and many hoped] that rock bottom cotton prices would never sustain the long-term viability of the “peculiar institution” of…

With Friends Like These
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With Friends Like These

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The more things change, the more they stay the same. Warren G. Harding, America’s 29thpresident once famously said, “I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends … they’re the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights.” President Harding,…

Angels In The Out Fields
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Angels In The Out Fields

BY DAVID PERRYMAN The 1994 film Angels in the Outfield featured Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Chistopher Lloyd in a family sports fantasy that provided the answer to a young boy’s prayer and along the way engaged the services of a group of angels who helped the California Angels win a pennant and gave him the…

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