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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Ben Reddick was the publisher of several small California newspapers and a former Orange County supervisor. He was largely credited with coining the term "Okies" for a story he did on the immigration of Dust Bowl refugees into California in the 1930s. Reddick was named an "Honorary Okie" by the Oklahoma governor in 1968. He was a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the 1950s, served on the state Water Quality Control Board, and worked for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Examiner. He bought his first newspaper, the Newport Balboa Press, in 1944, which he developed into the Newport Harbor News Press. Reddick later published the San Fernando Valley Times and the Paso Robles Daily Press, which he owned until 1996. He died in 1997. Photograph caption dated June 28, 1965 reads "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hastings, Tujunga, present award, on behalf of the Pilot Guide Dog Foundation, to Ben Reddick, cenetr (sic), publisher of the Valley Times, for the newspaper's contributions 'toward the rehabilitation of the blind through guide dogs.' Mrs. Hastings is a member of the San Fernando Chapter 1191, Women of the Moose. Her husband is governor of Tujunga Moose Lodge 808. The Pilot Guide Dog Foundation is and international community service project of the Moose."
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