Choctaw Memorial Hospital, 1405 East Kirk Street Hugo, Oklahoma

Songer Seeking Hospital Opinion from Attorney General

This article originally ran in the Hugo Daily News on November 9, 1949.

County Attorney Vester V. Songer stated today that it would be impossible for him to accompany the P-TA representatives to Oklahoma City for a personal interview with the attorney general in regard to the matter of clearing up the technicality as to whether or not the Choctaw County Memorial hospital could be leased by the board of county commissioners to some non-profit organization for administrative purposes but he stated that he has already written a letter to the attorney general in which he hadoutlined the complete plan and that an official answer in writing should be received within the near future.

"This answer will be released to all interested members as soon as it is received," stated Songer. "I am certain the P-TA members are sincere in wanting to do what is best for the county and I hope that in some manner the problem of opening the hospital in a commendable, forthright and successful manner may be effected. I am willing to aid in any manner in which I can possibly be of service."

Meanwhile, the three chairmen of the supervisory committee of the hospital fund drive have resigned from this committee as have many of the supervisory committee members. The plan was to have a fund drive for $10,000 to meet the operational expenses of the first month and to beautify and landscape the grounds, along with constructing driveways and ...

Article posted with permission from HDN.