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PAGE 10 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, February 9. 1984 Attorney informs MI Club ladies of women's, rights by Dr. Jeff Black Profeuor of Bloiosy OMsboma Baptlst, Universlty | ii li i i I I --:.~ Chipmunks One of my readers jok- ingly suggested that I could get accused of child abuse after reading my column and seeing pic- tures of Our sons with bird b beaks hanging onto their flugera I pointed out to him that it is called 'Abuse by Animals" and would be thoroughly en- joyed by moat parents at- tempting to raise two teenage sons whose hor- mone levels and resulting moods rise and fall with the tide Their lives are probably typical of many which stands for fo a Biologist." Whenever I return to for a visit, people always ask what I do for a living. When I tell them that I teach biology and study animals, some of the older people remark that I did that when I was a boy. There is a lot of truth to the statement that ' iologists are kids that don have to grow up." I always had animals in and around our home that were tolerated by my pa~ ente. I learned the hard way that I didn coil up a dead snake on the steps and wait for my mother to come out the door. I also learned that I would have to clean up the messes made by any animals that I brought into the house The experience of crawl- ing under the bed to clean up the stinking mess made by a wild and sick cat that I brought into the house still makes my stomach churn and brings back memories of how sick I became. One animal that Our whole family enjoyed as a pet was the chipmunk. Chipmunks are small reddish-brown squirrels with fiat hairy tails and dark and light stripes on the head and back. There were lots of different kinds of chipmunks in Oregon whereas Oklaho- ma has only one kind of chipmunk, the Eastern Chipmunk. I grew up chasing chip- munks through the woods and this behavior lasted into college One of our favorite pastimes during the lunch hour in the sum- mer when I was working for the Forest Service, was for several of us to, chase and try to catch chip- munka Three or four over, grown and husky college students would practical- ly tear up a forest in pur- suit of a tiny chipmunk. No log was too large for us f to turn over if a chipmunk decidad that was the pkee to hide. During one of our lunch hour chipmunk chases, the adrenalin was flowing and a larger than usual log was lifted and the chipmunk captured . and then mleas Later that dab, the pain became greater in my lower abdo- men and the local doctor was visited. The chip- munhe had gotten their found food storage areas revenge as I had a hernial with caches of acorns and I don remember how I animal food stolen out of explained this "job- the bamyar All these related injury," but sur- things proved that a pry was soon performed population of Eastern and I spent the rest of the Chipmunks did exist at summer recovering, work- the Hunsickers in Pot- ing in the office and feel- tawatomie County. ing foolish. Unfortunately, We then began to I still love to chase a wonder ff chipmunks oc- squirrel, but I am very currod in other areas of careful about the size of the county as well as ad- logs that I help to lift. jacent countie To find I was thus very familiar out, we dacidse to start with chipmunks when a knocking on thedoore of few years ago a strident in my Ruth Hunsicker, told me about the chip- munks around her home I found out that Ruth lived north of Earisbona I checked with Dr. Bryan P. Glass at OSU, and with Stovall Museum at OU. All the evidsnces indicat ed that Eastern Chip. munks were found in the Ozarks of eastern Oklaho- ma where they Hved on rocky slopes and in forest, ed ravinea The closest one had ever been seen to Pot- tawatomie County was near Sand Springs in T~I- sa County, I told Ruth that I didn think there could be chipmunks around her house and that she was probably seeing thirteen-lined ground squirrels. I gave her a live trap to catch one of the squirrels and within a cou- ple of days, Ruth walked into lab with a live trap containing an Eastern Chipmunk. I had really been proven wrong. My first thought was that this chipmunk had probably been someone's pet that had escaped or been released. Eastern Chipmunks used to be commonly sold as pets all over the U.S. and it was not uncommon for one to be released after it be- came older, wild and mean. Our next step was to de termine if more than one chipmunk existed in the area and it didn take Ruth long to capture some mere as well as a specimen that drowned in a bucket of water, We even got to have a chipmunk chase when a rock was turned over and out ran a young chipmunk. We houses in the eastern part of the county and ask if they had seen chipmunkL The student, Tim Hunkapillar, didn have very good luck in obtain- ing information. He car- ried a small painting of a chipmunk to show people and they all thought he was trying to sell them the painting and rapidly closed their doors[ A man at a gas station along Highway 9 and the Howard Vincents let us set live traps on their property south of Earls- l)oro in Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. We once again caught chip- munks which proved that populations occurred in several parts of this county and adjacent Seminole County. We then gathered all the information we could find on Chipmunks in Oklaho- ma and put this and the information from Pot- tawatomie County we had gathered into written form. This manuscript was in turn reviewed by three anonymous biolo- gists and eventually pub- lished in a scientific journal This published journal meant that other people interested in chipmunks could now know that we had extended the range of the chipmunk nearly 70 miles westward into Pot- tawatomie County. Study skins of local chipmunks have been sent to several other universities around the United States and COYLE JR. HIGH Coyle girls took third WIN AT CARNEY place after a double over- TOURNAMENT time game. Bluejackets Glencoe grade team fell trailed 17-7 at halftime. to Coyle Thursday night Coyle tied the score at 24 in the Carney tournament at the end of regulation in two overtime games, play. Final score was Winning gave the 32-30. Bluejacket boys firstCoyle's top scorer was place and the Coyle girls Michele Perrin with 25 third place, points. She sank 10 field The Coyle boys beat goals and five free throws. Glencoe 35-32 in overtime. She received a Most Valu- Coyle led 22-9 at halftim able Forward trophy. Jea- Glencoe tied the score nine Flasch added three 32-32 at the end of regu- points and Brenda Phil- lation time. lips had four. Rodney Nottingham ledTop scorer for Glencoe Coyle with 23 points. Tim was Summers with five Hatter added five points, from the field and one free Dale Lindsey scored four, throw. Also Gazaway with Bobble Priess had two, four field goals and three and Eddie Spaulding free throws. Sumpter ad- scored one. ded six points. Most Valu- Glencoe's top scorer able guard was given to was Schaefer with 11 Number 20. points. Linsenmeyer scored seven, Shell had 6 GETS WATER GRANT points, and Staton and BILLINGS -- A Ross each cored four. $19,455 grant for a water Coyle's Rodney Nottin- works construction gham and Tim Hatter project in Billings has received trophies for All- been approved. It is a 15 Tournament team players; percent match to a grant Dale Lindsey receivedby DECA of $110,000 Most Valuable Player through the state water trophy, resources beard. used in studies on differ- ences between Eastern Chipmunks from different parts of the U.S. It is the excitement of discoveries like the chip- munks that have made field biology and the study of animals an excit- ing career for me. The en- joyment of sharing this information with you and learning new information from you is an added bo- nus that I look forward to each weekl The Mutual Improve- women have or have not also tom us about ment Club met February changed. He told us that rights of husbands 2nd in the home of Thris- the law is always moving fathers, as well sa Johnson. Pat Niles con- and as society is ready, the grandparents. ducted the business law will change. John then meeting, at which time He told us that there questions that the Anna Marie Evans were four ways to own had concerning the reported that two books property and explainedEveryone felt very had been purchased by about each way. They nored to have him the club for the Thomas- were: 1. individually, 2. with us as Waiters is q Wilhite Library. tenant in common, 3. a distance from Thrissa then introduced partners, and 4. jointare all her guest for the evening, tenancy, about our her brother, John Scaggs. John explained to the were before his visit. John lives in Waiters. Ok- group about two laws that Thrisea lahoma, where he has have been enacted to pro- refreshments been a practicing attorney tect women. One is theof red velvet cake, for 10 years. He received Homestead Rite which spiced punch, a degree in Sociology from states that the homestead candles and nuts to Oklahoma City Universi- cannot be sold or encum- guest, John Scaggs, ty and his law degree from bered without the spouses to members: Juanita i the University of Oklaho- agreement. Another is the singer, Elaine Pamon ma. He holds member- Widow's AllowancewhichNile Ella B. ships in the Oklahoma protects the wife if the Anna Marie Evans and Federal Bar Associa- husband omits her fromAcuff, Virginia tions, and has served as his will. The wife has the Yvonne Evans, an Assistant District At- right to as much of the Holbrook, Ellen torney. 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