Otis Howell, photographer for the Hannibal Courier-Post, won high honors in the Missouri Press Association’s 1961 Better Newspaper Contest.
Howell, a World War II Pearl Harbor survivor, won three awards:
Best use of local pictures, dailies, first place;
Spot news photographs, dailies, first place; and
Feature pictures, daily, first place.
Source: The Sunday News and Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., May 7, 1961, via newspapers.com