MILO W. WATSON (1917-1998) became publisher of the Perry Daily Journal in 1949. He was a newspaperman in Oklahoma for more than half a century. In 1967 he was president of the Oklahoma Press Association. Watson’s civic work and the influence of his paper helped make Perry an outstanding community. His role as mentor for young writers and editors influenced newspaper journalism throughout Oklahoma and beyond. He was named Perry’s Outstanding Citizen in 1982.