National Geographic : 1941 Mar
So Oklahoma Grew Up 297 Oolagah's Editor-Barber Got News Items and Ideas from His Customers "Will Rogers grew up here and talked just like my other customers," says Bill Hoge. "I printed exactly what I heard 'em say, except no crime news, no raw jokes. Just hints on how to cut a boot off a cowpuncher's busted leg, or news on the latest roping contest, or when to set hens!" Photographs by Eldon Frye Bill Hoge Edited the Oolagah "Oozings" and Ran a Barber Shop All in One Room In this corner, ye editor! His odd staff included special editors who wrote on hogs, dogs, goats, Indian squaws, whiteface calves, and chickens. Unfortunately the Oozings ceased publication in December, 1940, because, explained the editor, "the danged thing just wouldn't pay and I couldn't afford to carry it." Hoge also is mayor, trick roper, sign painter, and deputy sheriff of Oolagah!