The Duncan Banner

August 24, 2010

LTE: Economy may be rough, but Duncan hangs in there

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — To the editor,

Scrapbook memories from an article in The Duncan Banner 12 years ago this very month stirred feelings for Insurance Commissioner candidate John Crawford.

Duncan was suffering from a series of black Fridays with layoffs at Halliburton and things looked very bleak. Virgil Mosley, long time insurance family member of Universal Life, was growing tired and wanted out of the business. Universal was about to leave Oklahoma and move to California. Commissioner Crawford did not want to lose a domestic insurance company that was providing jobs and income for Duncan. He fought a hard battle to keep the company here and was successful.

While he was campaigning here recently, John remembered that those were really bad times back then and although it has changed hands a few times it is gratifying to see this company alive and well today.

Ruth and Stefiel “Chief” Johnson