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Been Brought Down; The Old Country Church; In the Sweet Bye and Bye; YouVe Got to Live Your Religion; I Dreamed I Searched Heaven; This Old Clay House; Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand; In the Land Where Well Never Grow Old; God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud; Didn't They Crucify My Lord; If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again; What a Friend We Have in Jesus; Bummin' Around; Courtin' in the Rain; etc. Movies: Horsemen of the Sierras, Columbia, 1949; and Holly­wood TV Show, Range Round Up. Awards: No. 2 En­tertainer, D. J.'s and Juke Box Operators, 1948; Best Country Music Show, Country Song Roundup, 1950. Ad­dress: Youth for Christ, Hollywood, California.
Van Dyke, Leroy Frank, b. 10/4/29, Spring Fork, Mo.; w. Carole Sue Greathouse. Attended Smith-Cotton High Schl., Sedalia, Mo., 1943-7; Univ. of Mo., Columbia, Mo., 1948-52, earned B.S. Degree in Agr. Previous work: Auctioneering; Journalist; Livestock advertising and promotion business. Plays guitar. Entertainment ex­perience: Universal Studios, Chicago, 111., 1956; Arthur Godfrey Show, CBS-TV, 1957; Arthur Godfrey Show, Chicago, 111, 1957; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV, 1957—; Red Foley Show, NBC, 1957—; Big D Jamboree, Dallas, Texas, 1957; etc. Dot Records. Songs recorded: Auc­tioneer, 1956; I Fell in Love with a Ponytail, 1956; Honky Tonk Song, 1957; Pocket Book Song, 1957; One Heart, 1957; Every Time I Asked My Heart, 1957; My Good Mind, 1958; Leather Jacket, 1958. Most popular song was Auctioneer. Writer of Auctioneer. Business enterprise: Distributor for Audio Record Library, pro­gram of sacred recordings and Bible readings for the home, Springfield, Mo. Address: 2144 South Florence Avenue, Springfield, Missouri.
Vokes, "Cowboy" Howard D., b. 6/13/31. Plays guitar. En­tertainment experience: WKPA, New Kensington, Pa.; WAVL, Apollo, Pa.; etc. Leader of the Country Boys. Del Ray Records. Songs recorded: This Prison I'm In; The Ghost of a Honky Tonk Slave. Writer of: Midnight Waltz; Tears at the Grand Ole Opry; Hank Williams That Alabama Boy; When the Snow Came; A Babe, A Star, A Manger; Christ Who Came to Bethlehem; Atom

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