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January 11, 1962     The Perkins Journal
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January 11, 1962

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The Only Newspaper in the State That Can Benefit Perkins and Community 5c Copy I III By Roland SodowskV ; ...... :;. " The~ Weather ::: If it gets any cooler We're gonna fool'er-~ Gonna turn. the thermometer Upper-sider downer And start all over again. Okay, so we're not a poet. But Oklahoma isn't Alaska either, and will someone please tell the wea- therman ? AiM As we drove to work Wednes- day morning (before sunup, bel- ieve it or not), we thought "It couldn't possibly get any colder than this." AiM Then we went into the Journal office, and, sure enougl~, it was colder. AiM Some folks over in Tulsa are organizing a water skiing club, They held their first outing Is:;; weekend at Snug Ilarbor, donning rubberized suits and taking to the water as though it were the mid- dle of August. We mention this just to get your mind off the cold weather. --AIM-- Perkins Lions club members were discussing plans to hold a Ladies' night last Monday, when one of the members protested, say- ing, "I thought we went to Lions club meetings to get away from the women." No, we will NOT identify the gentleman. Inflation h~n~ c~inple~ely out' dated the lowly nickel, according to Mrs Cecil Henry. There are a few items which you can still buy for five cents, such as shoe strings (some sizes), small rubber balls, and chewing gum. The Perkins Journal just costs a nickel, too. Post Office Shows Increase The Perkins Post Office record- ed an 8.84 percent increase in gross postal receipts during 1961 over the 1960 totals, Postmaster B.A. Fiolle has announced. Fiolle said, "We at the post~ office appreciate very much theI corporation given us in mailingI Christmas packages early this [ year. We didn't have to use extraI help, and we were able to give better service to everyone." Kindergarten Finishes Semester The Perkins Community Kin- dergarten is now completing its first semester of sessions which have been held in the Methodist Educational building. Ten children have been enrolled. Mrs Barbara Purvis has been the teacher in charge. Parents of the children re- port great satisfaction with the work which have been done with their children. " Since Mrs Purvis will be leaving Stillwate~ with her husband at the end of the first semester, it hes been necessary to hire a new teacher to take charge for the 2nd semester. Mrs Lenora Heatll of Coyle will fill this vacancy. Mrs Heath has been trained in the field of family relations and child development, and has an element- ary teaching certificate. Anyone interested lm*,~enrolling :.:nd u; teaching tilat is done be- fore making a decision. The school is in session between 9:00 andI 11:30 a.m. Enrollment may be] done at any time for any periodl of time. The fee is $12.00 per cal- endar month per ehltd. The new [ e~mester will start on Jan. 115 and last unto May is. I Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1962 III II VOLUME 72 NUMBER 17 I II I I| II | !!!!!Fi 5/:i~i :! ~i 7 C:~ Fires brought tragedy to two Perkins rural homes during the past week, burning one house to the ground and causing near-total destruction to another. Perkins and Stillwater fire trucks were called to fight a fire at the home of Burl Poling, of northwest of Perkins, Wednesday morning, in near-zero weather, Firemen were able to save a small portion of the house, althou- gh the entire reef burned. Cause of the fire was bla:ned o,~ a ht:~ water heater.. Some living room furniture was saved, but only a table and et~airs were saved from the kileticn. The Pohng.~; had mov- ed into the remodeled house only a year ago. A house belonging to Ed Jack- son of Perkins, also located north- west of town, burned to the gro- und Friday evening. The John Burch family, tenants in the hou- se, apparently escaped without in- jury. Nothing in the two-story frame building was saved. Cause of the fire was unknown, although it was reportedthat the blaze started upstairs. + A foundation and rubble were all that remaihed kins, Saturday following the Friday night fire. of a tw~story house owned by Ed JaoklOn, Per. (Journz/ p{toto) I I I II Ill - ~ z ~ *~. ~ I II I I Ill I I I'I { I, II I II Ill. I I I -- -- i Ladies Night Feb. 1 shot SCheduled ,ro -For Rev. Trent Perkins Lions club members will hold a Valentine-theme Lad- ies night Feb. 12 in the Lions den. Roy Crabs is chairman of the com- mittee. The members voted to hold the event Monday night. B.A. Fiolle, chairman of the Christmas decorations committee, announced that the Perkins town council had agreed to pay half o~ the expense of the decorations with the club paying the other half. The members held an informal discussion concerning the availi- bility of building locations in Per- kins, and their desirability as building locations. Temperature Goes D- O- W- N Here The mercury dropped to (brrr!) four degrees at 4 a.m. Wednesday morning in Perkins. according to Cecil Gray, weather observer. Road conditions were fairly good Wednesday, following snow which fell Monday, Monday night and Tuesday morning. Weekly Drawing Ethel Frame, Rose Jarvis, Flor- ,.--o-, 7~,~-. .~Iary Nelson and James H. Clark were the one dol- lar winners at the Perkins Mer- chants drawing held weekly on Saturday. Other names called were Josephine Roubideaux, Du- ane Collins and Sharon Blekell. Earl LustEa- wu the five dollar winner and Ttlly Bateson's name nty Health Center will be at the Perkins grade school Jan. 18 to administer shots and tests to sch- ool and pre-school children for various diseases. The courtty department urges parents of pro-school children to bring them to begin shot series or boosters. Children may receive typhoid and polio shots separately; whoo~ ing cough, tetanus and diphtheria as a combination; tetanus and diphtheria as a combination; and smallpox immunization. Supt. Ross Duckett said that the, school will send letters to parents of all school children concernlng the program. Permission must be granted by the parents before shots can be administered. Services Are Held Funeral services were held at Wanette, Okla., Wednesday, for Earl Harmon who died of a heart attack at his home at Ardmore on December 31, 1961. Services were under the direction of Bettie's funeral home of Ardmore with Rev. Jere Mitchell. pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the services. He was born July 2, 1909 at Tribby and had worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for thirty-two years. He is survived by his wife and five children, including Eu- gene of Buffalo, and Leonard of Oklahoma City; his mother, Mrs Emma Harmon of Perkins; two sister, Mrs Vern Wells and Mrs Joe Russell of Perkins; and one Services for Rev. Roy Emerson Trent, 69, of 1304 S. Husband pas- tor of the Eden Chapel and Lost Creek Evangelical United Breth- ren churches for the past eight years, were Saturday, at the Still- water Evangelical United Breth- ren church. Trent died Thursday in Oklahoma City. Services also were held Satur- day, at the Attica. Kan. Evan~cV- eal church with Strode Funeral home in charge. Rev. Roderick E. Gray of Oklahoma City and Rev. Paul Caskey of Stillwater present- ed the services. Trent was born at Redfield, Iowa, to Mr and Mrs Alfred Trent. He married Avis Fotrow at A,'~ea Kan. in Jan. 1914. After she died tn 1934, he married D~llv K,m- drick at Enid on July 20, 1935. Trent went to Kansas with his parents, received his certificate and was ordained at the annual conference at Woodward. He preached for 37 years at churches at Olive Chapel, northwest of En. id, Thomas, Alva, Hayward and built a new church at Big Cabin. He also served as State Youth Director of the Evangelical church for many years. Survivores besides the wife. in- clude four sons: Warren. of At- tica, Kan.; Paul, of Pratt, Ir~an.; Lee, of Paris, Ark.; and Tom o~ Tulsa, and four daughters: Mrs Ruth Combs of Montelair, Calif.; Mrs Sybil Webb of Alva; Mrs Mary Pane Littell of Iowa, Kan.; and Mrs Margaret MeKisick of Tulsa. adult boolcs checked out during December for a total of 330 books, according to Mrs ArvU Neal, lib- Also one sister, Mrs Dale Baker at Newberg, Ore., and two broth- ers, Dan Trent of Salem, Ore.; and Rev. Ray Trent of Enid. There were 12 LTandr~Lldren a~ gran4e dren. The fire was far out of control before Perkins firemen arrived, and there was little the local unit could do but protect outbuildings at the scene. has collected beddings, towels, and other household items for the family, which i~ reported to be temporarily living in Cushing. Perkins firemen were called twice to , the house of Grover Westfall, southea~ of Perkins, Jan. 3 to protect the two-stor~ home. Flames from a fire set t~ burn off the lawn were blamed tw, the cause of the fire. The blaze caught at the foundation, and burned up between interior and exterior walls on the south end of the house. Firemen stopped the blaze and apparently put it out the first trip, with little dama~,, to the house. A spark remaine-;, however, and flames in the wall~ reached the second floor b,.Ko ' they were stopped on the second trip. Damage to the home w,~s light. Kent Sentenced To Prison Term Nathanial Ned Kent. 41, of Per. kins was sentenced to two and one-half years in the state peril. tentiary in District Court on a charge of attempted robbery, :n Stiltwater Friday. Kent was charged in connection with an August, 1961 incident i~ which a Perkins couple, Mr a,,d Mrs C,A. Harrison, were alleged'ly terrorized by the Perkins Indian man. The Harrison couple told au. thorities that Kent had stopped their car on a rural road. taken their money, and forced them to kneel in the roadway, eating dirt. Everett E. Berry, court appoint- ed attorney for the defendant said this was the first time Kent had been in serious trouble, and ask- ed that he receive the minimum sentence. County Attorney Richard J, Stead recommended also that the accused be sentenced fo the rn~o mum amount of prison time. The m mum under the e mrg wouM have been 10 year