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January 10, 1957

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The 0nly Newspaper In The State That Can Benefit Perkins and Community THE PERKINS JOURNAL Art Item More By Bob Evams &apos;Tts Tuesday, and something is brewing weather wise. The side Walks and streets are sweating and its fairly warm. No doubt many of YOu have found the color of the bathwater is darker due ] to the atmospheric changes. We' are cUrious to see just what de- Velops by Thursday when you read this. X X X Dick and George at Central Sundries are gradually getting things back in order after re- mOdeling and the addition of the new buff brick front. Wonder Who is going to be next? Frot the looks of the buildings in the old pictures of main street that we have collected, they have not changed much e,ce they were built 50 years a. We're speaking for ourself too, when we say that the prosperity and i'ogresslunees of  town ks Jud by the condition and aP-   ,nunl's hirt bit ol 'business tansh- nmnt and churches. Tile t-ia being taken care of, and tlie ohm-ches weWe been In are Vy nice, but what about matustree? Let's look at it throuzh the eyes of .a stranger or through the subconscious eyes of a per- son' who has been shopping here for years. They drive into town, :-,t illthlr-Way OVer te brok- and ked sidewalks. Those who drive get out of their car into ad and sh along the gtnters, and when they reach the euTb, they've either got to a vertebrae, or go to the nearest walkup to get on the klewalk. When they enter the stores, they usually see quality merchan- dise. But how ls it displayed and layed out for them to buy it. Are the Walls and display shelves i m t t , $ PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, Thursday, January 10, 1957 No 16 Voi. 67 Area "Scienti00iis' Urged T. Motorist Fails In ISlaughier Calile Clinic Will --'90 MPH Race With Enter Perkin,, S ience Fair Police Chief Be Held Here Jan. 23- 24 The Science department of the Perkins High school will hold a science Fair during the open house to be held in March. The exhibits at the fair will consist of collections, puzzles charts, displays, models, etc. They will illustrate scientific principles of work. This can be any field of science, such as agriculture, I chemistry, electricity, biology or astronomy. The exhibits will be judged on scientific thought, creative abi o lity, thoroughness, clarity, and Combined Drive Distributes '56 Contributions Perkins Combined Drive of- flcers announced Tuesday follow- ing a meetlng at Baker's Care, that the 1956 drive final total was $874.06 just $25.94 short of the Goal of $900.00. Four agencies were sent checks fr their ortion of the con- trlutlons. Red Cros received $29L35: Boy Scouts 194.23 (25 Percent or $48,56 remaining with the local Perkins troop): Heart Fund, $19423: acl Oklahoma Arthrltis and Rluntism Found This years drive was n-4re succer, sgul than last years, ac- cording to Roy. Crabs. The 1955 drive was the first try at the combined drive set-up. At the nmeting Tuesday. off de- cided to incorporate and oharter the organization. Last yea torsi : was $6O7.64. The, annual meeting will be held in April. Anyone who cou- 'trlbuted in 1956 will be consid- ered a voter in the election. dramatic value and technical skill Classifications will be made on the basis of the field of sc- ience and the age of the exhibi- tor. The public is especially invited to participate in this affair. If you know of someone who has produced a mechanical device of some sort, has done some ex- perimental work in science or has constructed an original labor saving device, we urge them to bring it to the fair. Services For Harry Geer Held Today Funeral services were held Thursday, (today) in the Strode Chapel in Stillwater for Harry Ce'er, 81, or Perkins, who died Monday following a heart at- tack. Interment was at the Fair- lawn cemetery in Stillwater. orn on October 13, 1875 in Ohio, Harry Geer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Geer. He was married on March 4, 1897 to Ida Marie Tletz at Coming, Kan- sas. They made their tome in that state until 1907 when they came to Oklahoma, first living near Ingals, but moving to Perkins in 1912. He owned and operated a 8nrago at Ingals for many years and was a member of the Methodist church. Sulvors are its widow, a SOn, Lloyd of Pe and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Mitchell; Put, 2, Stillwater. There. are six grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Mr and Mrs. Ivo Kenworthy were Sunday guests of Mrs. A- lie Ross. A two mile chase at speeds up to 90 miles an hour by Perkins police chief Ray Harrall and a car driven by Donald Frazier, Tryon, ended in a wrecked car and a bruised forehead Tuesday night about 10:30. Harrall reported that he took pursuit of Fraziers car after he noticed it coming through town at a fast rate of speed several times previously. Frazier was tra- veling south when he was clock- ed at 40 miles an hour in the City limits. Speeds on the road reached up to 90 miles an hour when Frazler failed to stop. Two miles south of town, the Tryon man attempted to turn off at the road in front of Si Blumers home. The car ran headon into a bank badly damaging the car. The only injury was a blow to the forehead suffered by Fraz- iers wife Frazier was taken to Stillwater arid booked b v a highway pat- rolman. Chief Harral stated that he had noticed Fraier driving at a fast rate of speed several times be- fore. He was patrollng thnorth end of town when he noticed the car speed by. He clocked it at 40 miles an hour in town and at 80 miles an hour on the road and had to reach speeds of 90 miles an hour o catch him. Band Boo Will Meet The Perk&s Band Boosters club will meet Money evening. JanUary 14, in the bnd room now located in the old shop building south of the gymnaun All are urged to attend and inspect the new bandroom, The Payne County Cattlemen's Associatoin has scheduled a Slaughter cattle clinic to be held in the Perkins Conununity Building beginning  7:30 p. m. I on the evenings of January 231 and 24th, according to the As-] sociatlons president, Elmo Barnes. The clinle is a seCOnd of a series of such programs being held by the Association during the year. It has been dcsigned to better educate the cattlemen of this area in the marketing of their fine grade cattle. On the first day of the pro- gram, cattle will be graded into each specific grade of slaughter cattle. They will be dressed at the Beall Packing Plant in Perk- ins and on the second evening a comparison, of actual dressing percent, cost and quality will be made between the cattle of low- er grade and those of the higher to show the advantages of having cattle of the high grade. Everyone who is interested irt this program, cattlemen or not, are invited to attend. Teen Town Meets Saturday: Election Is January 19th Teen Town will meet Saturday evening with recently named chaperones on hand to help the members With the evening, ac- cording to Perk Butler, president of the adult Board of Directors. The club has been meeting in e L1o Den uIltll another building could be found. However, there has been a delay on the, SO the group will continue to meet in the Lions building. Saturday, January 19, offcera composed of teen town members Will be elected. Temporary off- Sparks Will Be In Perkins Each Month Rep. H. L. Sparks, Cushing, began his first legislative duties Tuesday; arid announced Monday that he will visit Perkins regular- ly each third Saturday thTon. ou his term as Representative from lyne County. Spexks first visit IS scheduled for Saturday, January 19, and he .place for his headquarters while in Perkins will be au nounced in aext weeks Journ .... Sperks explained "I It cers nave  governing tn9 visit Payne Count-:" to club since it was started see-  ..... 3" wv ..  erl montlm ago " ' na alsc a' 1obl, t41e Cones far" Satmlav rdht [ peopk my have. Althmlh I will e Mr a  y :-/  rar ;  " ........ | aIys be  available at any time son  /li.r an Mrs lawarut,. i 71 . , __ _ ... _-z-_..._/T.o lie p the people anyway I can Scott. Admt mmra members ,-, =_- _ - ...... be rv'nt are Mrs " llqler| ,'<,,.-' r ns  set-up =- .......... x.: : ...... Y-- --" n and Roy (31D8. , " '+ <  ..: Sgt. Mann N r J" @? ': @:: :::; ' . IO"" '  . " H0n0r Graduate 60ffeels Jan, 19tb arid tables di, or Iminted to Please the eye and produce a pleasant atmosphere, which in turn pts the cuffmer l a, pleasant mood--a buying mood. Is the light adequate? Is there Proper ventilation? Is the mer- Ce on y where it may be examined eeat!y and con- venlently? Is there morn to move about comfortably and feel re- laxed? Does the" cash register Work psrly ',a lot of people tch the casha'qster working so that they Can be getting thelr money really. et, Wlmt brought the customer into the Stor e  because he needed sn? Probably. But there ave'iany customers     e some- thing they like the ndow dlsy. And  about a sign on frnt @f tte business, The The drive was designed to eliminate the various drives throughout the year. The same group that helps on each In- .ividtml drve'combined their forts on the Combined Drive and produced more contributions for the participating agencies than was received in 1954 for the separate drives. Lions Have First 1957 Meeting Birthdays of severa ! :Lions mern hers were honored at the regular meeting of the Lions ;Club Mon- day everling. Thirty-seven members and two gues were present to hear the life histories and other exper- Iences of Tern Chrystal, Melvin Sager. Elmo ,ltlrne, E. L. Mc= Carry, J. A. McLatmhlin, Dick te of establni:r-il :net  Clark. Paul Evans and Mrs. Nora ined by a sl aa el race. one o the Uo favori P!rtlyle Ai-l, w.hld.l :Tl" Boy Scouts, which the lthlls? ,We I'.ions sponsor, lave challenged to     e down-  trk.ut there ar, an evening. > w. ;,.vlng t,t. Mot Ixynnltnlty feslflat will agree that the stores have good merchandise, and there are sev- eral merchants who have done a job on keeping up and re- modeling. Personally, we feelthat there is much to gain if improve- ment can be made and a little face lifting started. We're Just as guilty as anyone, but were doing erything we can to get our "own house cleated Up". lr general improvement, we feel at the street leaner is nr or on the llst. The City shOUld see if they couldn find aeWay to build a double curb. Old sidewalks should l replaced. be .A hRprovet WOUld n mustreet and reanove the Lions to  basketball game ,,scheduled for MOnday evening, anuary 28. This .t one of the money making IVoJects of the scouts. The meal consisted of baked ham, blackeyed Peas, salad, cream potatoes, spice cake and coffee. l:ols, These same lines were standtug in the picture taken in 19ff7. Surely we can look for- ward to malnstreet being re- surfaced in the future. X X WeWe got some old time scenes of Perkins coming up in a week or so. Jess Cheatham, Mr. Scott, Frs. Lee and one other whose name we failed to get, brought in YOU'VE HARI) ABOUT IT, here's the if! 1 of us have picttres of street cees and heard Arthmr Hoibrook, !'1 8Port, Lee ]Kirk and others tell of the river bridge, One is pa- the tornado that drove a shovel into a tree. Tom will mtice half culary lnresting, as it shows  up .the tv on the right, the lhovei. It is now in  the shovel that was driven tnti wp,el,-.. a ia tree bY a tornadO. ., i| tittt.. hi. the ll i In 1 followln the next to the tree in a , 1 w,lt ,   two mea me tree m plcte was taken in 1.  Pte"  Is stttlm41 , & Sergeant First Class Billy E Iann, son of Mrs. A. L. Mama, was recently graduated from the veni "  oee- loned Officers Academy in ,er- many, as an Honor Graduate, according to Information receiv- ed by Mrs. Mann recently In a copy of a Commendation letter sent to Mrs. Mann by Lt. General Bruce Clarke, Man was commended for ',being designated as an Honor Graduate of the Academy. Only the best are sel- ected ,to attend this Academy. By distinguishing yourself in this company you have achieved one of the highest goals a non- commissioned officer may attain". In another letter to Mrs, Mann from Col. Richard Darnell it was xplained,. Your son BILly was recently selected for attendance at the Seventh . Army Nou- cO mmlesloned, Officers academy. selection itself sets him alr from his fellow soldiers -- pu him in the top, category of our troops In Germany, since only the best come here as students." "The Academy Judges lilt grad- uates not only in the light of academics but predominately in, t deekDmt of essential Dractical charateritics: vital for those who will lead or men. Your son has made a fine con,- trlbuUon to himself, his Army in his countrry. My congrat- ulstions to you for raising a fine Dn," M GIRLS VISIT IYES . The Perkins IA Chapter went to 8ttllwater Tuesday afternoon for their regular monthly meet- trig, They visited FrYe'S and were given a lecture on how to buy matrlal by Mrs. Geing, the man- ager The girls were given mple of material and were ensouraged to ask ab0u the care f the material. AcnlaYing the gtrle wu a ub the, Mrs. Well At Tuelays American .Legion Auz1ary meeting. Mrs. Gertru- de IS was aPPointd char-/ man of the annual coffee for polio rive sponKored by the Auxiliary. The Coffee Will be SatUrday, January 19 beginning at 10 a. m. at the Lions building. Each and everyone is invited to come in an have a cup of coffee and'a piece of pie to help the plio victims. Committee helpers for the affair are Mary Fulton, Mable Jac0bs, Grace Hudgens and Evelyn Cruse. Each member is to bring or send a pie. Sen. Collins Receives Committee Assignments According to Basil R. Wln, Chairman of C, ommi, ttee of G- mittees, Senator Everett W. {l- fins, SaDulpa, has been a l. Inca chltirma of the CRinttee,:n Revenue and Taxati0n_ : Other assignment ./.ncled member of the Co "ntee'ton Appropriations and t, Ias ines ld Industry, Oil and Public Service Corporations d lrlvlleges and Election,S, In making,the aignments,ll on stated, You have been as. igned to the following Sciiate standing committees on which" we are sure you will be happy t serve. Your aslgnments are iost Important and much vital leg- islation Will be consiilered in the committees to which YOU have been ". Has Olratl Trudie Toxel ed home laz.. e StUtte - o pittl he under weD a  entered tha hcep tal Tllay morning,'un- day she was feeUng fair, lint has a week  tubed. !