Clippings from newspapers about CAPERS at OU
I finally found a scrapbook that had more CAPER pictures in my basement disaster area (a long story, but this site got started because of the disaster). The original clippings were lost in the wet disaster, so these are scans of scans. The quality my not be perfect and the distracting backgrounds were cut off to focus on the people. Unfortunately, the background might be important.....most were taken in the Armory. The names in bold are the ones we are in contact with.
CAPER National Headquarters and Pershing Rifles Company H-7 Pledges working to publicize the All ROTC Halloween Dance in 1967. Left to right: probably Terry Hunt, Linda Grissette, ???, possibly Tom Muckinhaupt (I looked at the picture and thought "Who are the P/Rs?" and then thought "Tom Muckinhaupt"....and my thinking may be wrong!
|Remember our annual sale of Claxton Fruit Cakes to help us make money? This one was for new uniforms. Left to right: Linda Grissette, Pat Evans, Judy Hobson, all pledges in 1967. Notice we had the other cords on. I think they were the old Kaydettes cords from 1964...like the uniforms.|
|Every spring there was a Blood Drive in the Armory. We helped every day since we were there, but other organizations came and helped, too. This looks like it was in 1969 or 1970. Giving blood was the student body president, Ladd Geeno. Helping him are (left to right), Linda Grissette, Carol Brown (the H-7 Honorary and a member of Angel Flight) and Jayne Ann Jayroe, the 1967 Miss America who was a student at OU. See the fun, fake picture that we took in 1970 that some how ended up in the yearbook mislabeled.||This is a picture of Iris Rodrigues (right) swearing in Linda Grissette as National Commander with two of the ROTC Cadre looking on. It was taken in May 1970, but was published in September with our new years and said that it took place on Thursday the week it was published. The problem is I never saw Iris after May 1970.|
|This is a press release from OU in my hometown newspaper when I became the first Deputy Commander in March of 1970. In case you are wondering what a "Bartian" is, that is someone who lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This article says there were 17 units at the time, but the OU press department must have added something from the past in it, since the 1969 Pershing Rifleman yearbook said there were 21 units...and we wrote that article! See our units page.|
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