M.C. GARBER (1867-1948) was one of the Enid area’s towering figures from the opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893 until his death 55 years later. He was a lawyer, judge, mayor, congressman and journalist. Garber bought an interest in the Enid Morning News in 1921. In 1923 that paper and the Enid Eagle consolidated, with the News publishing in the morning and the Eagle in the evening. From that time on he was editor and co-publisher. The welfare of his community and state was always in the forefront of his mind.