from The Malakoff News
Friday July 7, 1950
The celebrated Johnny Hicks, well-known KRLD radio entertainer and co-emcee of the regular Saturday night “Big D Jamboree,” will head the 1950 edition of the annual cemetery picnic at Toole on next Thursday, July 13th. He will bring along his western band, “The Troubadours.”
In addition to leading the musical and entertainment program, which will begin at 1:00 in the afternoon, Johnny will conduct auditions of local entertainment talent, with the winners afforded the opportunity of appearing on television in his future Saturday night shows. Individuals, teams, and bands of amateur performers are cordially invited to attend this picnic and participate in these auditions, which will be held both in the afternoon and evening.
The afternoon and evening of this annual picnic day, which is celebrated each year on the second Thursday after July the Fourth, according to Bruce Smith, Tool merchant, will be packed full of entertainment features. Games and contest will be held galore, and an added attraction this year, Mr. Smith said, will be rides for the kiddies.
There will be plenty of “eats,” Mr. Smith said and fun for everybody. All of the proceeds from the day’s efforts will go into the treasury for the upkeep of the community cemetery.