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PAGE.2 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, February 28, 1965 DOE'S COMMENTS ::" THE PERKINS JOURNAL > Robert L. and Yvorme M. Evans, Owners-Publishers Published each Thursday at 133 S. Mafn Street Post Office Box 665, Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Telephone: 405-547-2411 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES PayS". Lincoln, Logan and Nol~.C.ounties $9.50 per year plus 6% tax [$10.07] Elsewhere in Oklahoma $13.50 per year plus 6% tax [$14.31] OuR,Oklahoma $16.50 per year ,. JOURNAL EDITORIAL OPINION Lbo. article appeared in the county seat dally news- paler hich made many people cringe. It:i a that it wasn't a legitimate, justified news-story, but the that circumstances reached those proportions was unfe mate. TJ 'Joumal is referring to the incident of use of the court- house by the high school students from across the state in a Moe .,Trial session, apparently sponsored by the county bar tion. I$,' :unfortunate that something so right could come off in suc gbed light with charges and counter charges and threats of &m mding restitution. It is embarrassing to the people of P me,County. Since feelings by everyone concerned in the incident were justified it would have been best to put it to rest with a bit of und . The bar association had a big project on their Itand and they should be appreciated for undertaking it-- that many aspiring, future young lawyers, district at- torneys, and judges into the atmosphere of a courtroom. The commissioner in charge of the courthouse also had a big nec muT project in an annual stripping and reconditioning of the blM!ding's floors. The company hired to do the job also had a big project and understood it was to be done uncler certain co flous that weren't forthcoming. Everyone involved they were in the right place at the right time, but you kn.ow the old saying, ' he best made plans of mice and men... ", or something of that order. T h .Journal wonders if the floor cleaning incident was not mo of the lack of communication that apparently exists bet- ween:the legal and administrative element of the courthouse? It f the reeult was to involve anywhere from a reported 60 100 excited, enthusiastic students in a situation they had no inkling they were creating and it was unfair to them or their parrots to find out indirectly they were involved in a confron- ta 'Qa:that disrupted operation of the courthouse. would imagine the people of Payne County expect to see court system and their county government remain arable to the in the red, brick building on the courthouse SCl . They..hdve coexisted there for many years and if there a f roblerns with it, it is internal and not from the wishes of Ivery0ne carrying out their duties in that crowded h &fl l e!tb an derstandi ig of jUs @here they fit to the scneme of things. Still Cost $1.20 The weather in the Cimarron Valley is very pleasant with warm temperatures. A few roll- ing clouds bearing scattered showers, but we must not be lulled into thinking that spring is here We will possibly have a few more cold snaps with freez- ing weather, even maybe snow. All signs do not point out that winter is a thing of the past. The leaves have fallen but the early blanket of field daisies and the golden yellow forsythia, which is the earliest shrub, are still to come alive The first day of spring is still more than a month away but it's nice to think about it and enjoy the few days of relatively warm weather Mother Nature is giving us. Everyone enjoys the spring weather when things start to getting green much better than the falling leaves of winter. Ole Irv from down in the Free State of Winston said about fall- ing leaves: "I don't care how beautiful they are, I still say the only man who ever enjoyed fall- ing leaves was Adam." He also described friends as two women who both hated the same perso I suppose we could describe friends as two or more people who cast an evil eye on any pro- posal by Governor George Nigh. I'm not too sure about that because it might appear that the majority of members of the Oklahoma Legislature are friends. George Nigh is not responsible for creating an im- age of anti-business nor is he responsible for refiling lawsuits against corporations doing business with the state on cases which had already been settled by agreement. His recommenda- tion for an amendment to the constitution for enhancing porations to locate in Oklahoma is good and needed but we have a myriad of other past practices which can only he corrected by living down some of our mis- takes of the past. It seems that there is always some eager beaver seeking another elected office always finding a way to declare something as unconstitutional Changing an image must be done the old fashioned way, it must be earnecL A voice at the curb said, if the governor made a gift of money to balance the budget some legislative members would have some reservations in accepting because of some technicality in :involved in another bout with car tags by mail. We have already tried that and it was a disastrous snafu. Hope our state representative from this area is listening. We like the vice our tag agent is giving. Politics in the upcoming city election for some changing in faces is beginning to heat up abit. One thing we now know: conflict of interest does not mean the same to everyon Today we enjoyed a visit with Rex's angels while they were handling taxpayers' business in assessment matters. They are a pleasant courteous group and we enjoy them very muck Of course, we all know that here was a raise in postage but you can still get a bargain from the post office vending machine which is offering six 20-cent stamps for $1.20 but they did not say that you may send six letters for that amount. It takes a little time to get all the bugs worked out. It looks like we will have a new holiday for the state in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., who is very deserving for his peaceful efforts in bringing notice of need for equal rights for all citizens. Some think it should have been by a vote of the people but it's doubtful if the results would have been any different. Reverend King would carry more votes than Colum- bus could deliver. And if you are not enjoying the springlike days I would re- mind you that Alabama and other southern states still have large banks of snow and ice stacked up all over the plac But the roads are open again. We are seeing alot in the news about artificial heart implants and with much success. If my memory is correct, the first tificial heart was designed by Charles A. Lindberg. It was not designed for implant purposes but to serve while heart opera- tions were being made for cor rection and repair. It worked well for the purpose I have great respect for the man who was the first to make a solo flight across the Atlantic In the year of 1945 I enjoyed a flight across the Atlantic with the col- onel and when he signed my shortsnorter, he said so but add- ed, a trip back home" It was a high rate flight and somehow I was the only enlisted man aboard. We did have one civilian aboard. Have a good day. Arrivederci, T. C. 'Doc" Bonner ":-" back interest on the gift. Most people with whom I have talked do not want to get f.::: , oee of you who were around Perkins in the decade of the State House of 1 *, " " tives s know what a drastm change m farm policy can do to the rtt : l towns. The farm policy of the Eisenhower administration resenta an lflhe drought eliminated scores of small farms in this area. was when the 40 and 80 acre homesteads went. By Rep. Mike Morns were a half dozen grocery stores, two sundry stores, Two bills were introduced last t .. wdware stores, a half dozen service stations, a blacksmith week to encourage investment three doctors, a couple of produce buyers, cream station, a lroad, and several other allied agriculture-related b "' ees. t nthe drought and farm policy forced auction after auc- tion. the real small farmer sold out and moved, or came into went to work, Perkins main street looked like a ghost Enrollment in the schools dropped. The town stood still fo ' j bw years. Many rural towns had worse problems, even their schools. Y t he decade of the 1960 s, a gradual change in nature of the :took place. Vassar Manufacturing grew, Beall's Packing beam Ralph's Packing and became a major job provider. The .U ity grew. Small industry came to Stillwater and Cushing with Moore and Swan as the county Industrial Trust .At rity began producing results. A local builders group an-organized building program, which resulted in break- of land for development. Harland Wells perfected the building houses and apartments under government prc Perkins became a bedroom town, still based considerably on ic" ulture. 'ty years later there is another major agriculture policy If the present farm policy proposals succeed, there will b ous farmers in the Perkins area forced out of,farm- in i not certain what the results will do to Perkins farm in~, such as Vassar, Ralph's, Perkins ~' Sale and the Co- ..... op#.~ caterm__g to agriculture, or distributing food products. ~'~ald that for every five to ten farms that cease to exist, thin.pact will fall on at least one rural main street business " is spvculatmn as to whether or not Payne Count has diversified enough to weather the impact Ya can inflict. It will be felt, certainly. the intention of this editorial to argue the n ew farm v. It is intended to point out that Agriculture Secretary Jo . lock, who speaks for the Reagan administration, is ada- { hat they intend to get the government out of the farm- Good or bad, this could become a reality. It is time to a look at how it will affect you, and it is apparent that in. . kins and Payne County, it will be felt economically and in way .. will usually respond to the sentiment of the nation. It rgent that you become familiar with and interested in the roblem and forthcoming farm policy, which will be the agriculture will go for the next five years. Let your know how you feel and what you think the soh- Imm, If indeed the farmers are hooked" on too much aid, as John Block said in this moiming's they be eased off in an orderly manner, or off owvr .mtg. ht? If it is "cold turkey", whether you are hotmew e, or a businessman, you better take a quick loo . t your hole card if you live in rural America in Venture Capital Funds. Studies have shown that one essential ingredient for produc- ing new businesses and new jobs is local investment capital. Our citizens have lots of good ideas that offer promise of suc- cess IF they can be properly developed and marketed. I can tell you from experience that it takes more than determination to promote a new idea into a successful and profitable business. It takes MONEY and GOOD MANAGEMENT to convert ' deas' into marketable products. Each of the two bills would give a 25% investment credit from a person's state taxes when he invests in Venture Capital Funds. Several states have similar legislation that has been very beneficial in helping new businesses survive the first few critical years of existance. We prefer private Venture Capital "rather than direct government money for several reasons. First of all, private in- vestment funds will produce four times as much capital as straight government money. Just as important is that pri- vate funds will invest in com- panies that have a good chance of being "very successful." Private investments will de- mand good management prac- tices for businesses they invest in. Lt. Governor Spencer Ber- nard got his bill to set up an of- rice in Japan through the house easily. It will cost $301,000 a year. I voted against the bill because I do not believe it will produce real benefits for Okla- homa. America sent electronics manufacturing to Japan in the 60's and 70's to use low cost -O- labor. Now, the businesses are owned by Japanese. If we are going to turn this state around, we need to use modern manu- facturing technology and manu- facture products here in Oklahoma. Americans have always been the greatest inventors in the world. Oklahoma is the ideal place to locate manufacturing businesses because our work- force is used to working long and hard. All we need is better opportunities for starting those 'businesses. Either mine or Represen- tative Benson's bill that would give new or expanding manu- facturing businesses exemp- tions on their ad valorem taxes for five years allows local areas to "invest" in their own growth by attracting new jobs. The two Venture Capital bills that I and Representative Stady introduc- ed last week will actively at- tract American companies to locate right here in Payne County. Someday we have to meet the Japanese challenge of combin- ing the most modern production technology and sophisticated quality controls. We need to begin RIGHT HERE in Okla- homa. There is no better time to begin than NOW. To contact me at the State Capitol my address is Room 508, State Capitol, Oklahoma City, 73105. My telephone number in Oklahoma City is (405) 521-2711, ext. 185. I can be contacted at Box 749, Cushing, (918) 372-4416. CAROL BURKEY IS ELECTED CUSHING - Carol Burkey of Cushing was elected state vice- chairman of the Republican Party during the GOP's annual convention in Oklahoma City. She won by a 2-1 margin and is the first Payne County resident ever elected to one of the top two slots in the organization. .From the Files 67 Years Ago {From The Perkins Journal, March 22, 1918 - 67 years ago.} Mr. Clannin and Mr. Sasser visited Perkins school this week, and the students were much encouraged by their visit. Mrs. Mills and Mrs. Thor- oughman visited school Mon- day. We are glad to have these W.C.T.U. ladies interested in US. Mr. Winget visited school last Friday afternoon. Two large swings have been placed in the school basement and the little students are en- joying them to the fullest extent. On Tuesday February 19, at 8 p.m. at the bride's home in Perkins, S. F. Saint and Miss Mabel Ratliff were united in marriage. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hughes, Friday, March 15, a fine baby boy. Mr. Hughes came home from Camp Travis Sunday morning for a few days visit with his new son. John Kirby of Lost Creek has a new Ford. The tacky party given at the Bliss home Wednesday, was in honor of Burl's 17th birthday. Ray Vermillion won the prize for being the tackiest one present Special prices at the new Sanitary Grocery, owned and operated by A. C. Davis: Tall can Pink Salmon, 25; Tall can Pet Milk, 15'; Imperial Brand Potted Meats, 5 per can: 2 pound can of Hominy, 15"; We make deliveries and will allow a 2 percent discount on all bills of one dollar or more ' rhe Man Without A Coun- try" was showing at the Air- dome Theatre in Perkins. 51 Years Ago {From The Perkins Journal, March 15, 1934 - 51 years ago.) Ehpralm Wall, former state FFA president and now presi- dent of the A & M College Chapter, brought home to Okla- homa the Saddle and Sirloin Club essay contest first prize this year. He is a junior in animal husbandry at A & M this year. To celebrate his first birth.. day, Mrs. Carson gave a party in her home honoring her little son, Joe. The first annual horse and mule show, sponsored by the Perkins Chapter of the Future Farmers of America, attracted a record crowd on March 9. The show was held on the Tom Chrystal farm one mile east of Goodnight. 36 head of mules and horses were entered. Win- ning in most of the events was stock owned by Tom Chrystal, the Youngker brothers, W. H. Woolsey, F. T. Ridpath, Allen Creager and others. Youngker brothers team pulled 2620 pounds on the draw bar. Allen Creager's team pulled 2554.5. The test did much to settle local speculation often raised relative to how much a team can pull. The sanitary outdoor toilet project has resumed again after being out of commission for some time. The attendance at the Chris- tian church was 110 Sunday. Jim Lacy and family of near Perkins spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Warren of Goodnight. Gene Creager of near Good- night was badly burned by a gasoline explosion. His brother, Allen, has been with him almost constantly. The Civic Club held their an- nual election with Mrs. Leona OPEN HOUSE A SUCCESS CARNEY - 125 attended the new post office open house at Carney, according to post- master Hazel McEwen, who has been in that position since 1977. The new building was built by Jim Kennett of Dewey and is being leased to the Postal Service. -O- PET OWNERS SUBJECT TO $100 FINE YALE Residents are reminded they are subject to a $100 fine if they do not license, confine or maintain on a leash, their dogs. Charles Rickner is the new Animal Control Officer who will make sure the law is enforced. Baker, president; Knipe, vice Alpha Byer, Rose Dickey, Civic Club has put on during the past 30 Years {From The March 3, 1955 - 30 The fourth festival will be with 12 bands 29 members present at meeting. E. L. M, member. A hundred tendance for a period was Mrs. R. K. honoree at a shower at the Church, given by sionary Division. Playing at the Drive In Theatre was "Arrow Charlton Heston; (Mecca), "Lydia ing Dale Robertson; gie, '"Smoke Si Piper Laurie and drews; at the "Bridges at Toko William Holden and ly; and at the Detective," Guinness. O. E. Cowley "Grade Talk" man drove half state to get mechanic to work he didn't even who taught his can serve you better you. We could tetl things about your you have not yet should see how children are to gets cleaned and three times a day well done." Del-Mar's included Ground pound; Pork Roast Santa Fe Brand toes, June Peas, Corn or Whole Corn 99. Free Santa Fe and Coffee will day. 25 Years (From The February 25, 1960 ago.) Funeral services Arky Lawrence of Perkins were the Perkins Lawrence, 53, died the Stillwater Barbara Lee elected County Saturday. The 5th 40 students in my Weldon and Steven Hurst have 20 Years {From The March 4, 1965 20 Mrs. Jessie leading a project donate a tv set to Ranch. The boys' broken and out of for quite some The girl District trophy at advanced to re ryhill. Cecil Acuff Team members Ginger Southerland Bostian, Mary Kathy Himes, brook, Phyllis Nelson, Sandy Evans, Donna Hall Rae Fagan. 10 Years {From The February 27, 1975 ago.} Grand Chain " the recent Kansas row Show were Youngker of Perkins pound Hampshire. The morbid fad of ing draining away the the Cushing area this tie mutilations throughout Robbie Taylor, top man in beef 24 colleges. He State, where he is a Steven mine were winners tral Vo-Tech