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The Coffee House Philosopher

The most trusted man in America and Sib – Part 5

 

April 15, 2018



If the reader will allow for a small digression, while news of World War II in Europe and North Africa was being covered by Walter Cronkite, Northwestern Oklahoma State University had one of its very own covering the war in the Pacific theater. Soft spoken Floyd Sibley, or “Sib” as he became known at NWOSU, had also been a war correspondent. But when I met him in 1966, he was the university’s sports information director. He rapidly became known for two things: his easygoing nature and the smoking of his ever-present pipe.

While covering road games, Sib would often drive a university c...



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