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~k PAGE 2 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, March 2, 1989 ! i THE PERKINS JOURNAL p~etition. However, we were ex- Receives Letter tremely impressed with the high Robert L. and Yvonne M. Evans, Owner~l~eblishere From Hall of Fame quality of '~rhe Spotted Horse," , Post Office Box 665, Perkins, Oklahoma 74058 Don Twoguns recently submitted '~ost in His Own Land," and "In- Telephone: 40~547-FAll some of his poems for consideration dian Mother and Her Children Run- in the Western Heritage Awards ning," and appreciate the time and YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payne, Lincoln, Logan, Kay and Noble CountlesSU.48WT" tax ($12.25) ElSewhere in Oklahoma $15.18'1.07 tax ($18.25) Out-of~tate $20.25 Journal Editorial Opinion T he people will have their chance to set the pace for legislative sessions during a special March 14 election. "Voters often complain that they do not like what is going on in government but have very little con- trol over it. Here is a chance to change the practice of passing too much major legislation in the last few hours of the legislative session. State Question No. 620, Initiative Petition No. 339, provides for the Legislature to begin its work on the first Monday in February and must complete its work no later than the last Friday in May. That provides 110 calendar days. The legislature dilly lallys, blaming one another, the Republicans, Democrats, the Governor, the Senate, the Representatives. They manipulate bills, sending them through with wooly-buggers. They meet around the clock, putting as many as 36 hours in their final day, and then throw the governor a package of new laws for his approval that was near- ly a foot high and weighed over 8 pounds last year. Your own legislator will tell you that they can't func- tion effectively under the last minute strain- If the voters approve State Question No. 620 on March 14, they won't have to anymore. O contest. He received the following letter this week: Dear Mr. Twoguns: Thank you for your entry in the 1988 Western Heritage Awards. The National Cowboy Hall of F ame, since 1961, has held the awards l~ grams to encourage films, televi- Mien, and literature about the West. Our committee of judges selected "Pomo Dawn of Song" by Jewell Maim Newburn and Lois Prante Stevens as the winning entry in the poetry category in this year's corn- effort you made in submitting these entries The large number of entries indicates continued interest in pre- senting the West and our Western heritage. We sincerely hope that you will enter the Western Heritage Awards again next year. Information on the awards banquet and the winners is available upon request. Sincerely, Marcia Preston Director of Public Relations and Publications -O- Nature Thunder on the mountain, Thunder over the sea Thunder is thunder Where e'er it be. Lightning o'r the mountain, Lightning across the sea, Lightning is lightning, Where e'er it be. A storm in the mountains, A storm at sea, A storm is a storm, Where e'er it ba When the storm is raging And tossing her hair, Lightning flashes her feral glare. Thunder with his claps rolls on The trees on the mountain bow To the wild song Of the wild song Of the fierce winds as they Blow along. Then the storms cease Thunder and lightning decrease The sun shines, all is quiet The sun shines and all is right. at Work and on. down s tablishing a working ranch on the Will Rogers land near Oologah is an idea whose time has c me. ::The Oklahoma Legislature has been asked to ap- priate $2.7 million to restore the Rogers ranch. The return to Oklahoma from tourists who will come :the ranch is estima d at$140 million per year { ,000 tourists spending $200 for an overnight two- day stay). The ranch will be self sustaining, and einploy up to 10 people. i:The ranch will be restored around the present two- log and wood-frame house where Rogers was b vrn in 1879. Ranch visitors, some 800,000 a year, have an opportunity to tour .the barn, chicken se, hog pen, milk house, corn cribs, and other out- dings near the original home. They will watch the phnting of corn and grain, see horses shod, chickens and eggs gathered, cows milked, Longhorn cat- branded, soap made in an iron pot, with taffy pulls quilting practices in the winter. An outdoor about Rogers' boyhood on the ranch will be l .rformed during the summer in an amphitheater to built on a wooded site overlooking Oologah lake. Aitrading post with food and entertainment facilities i :planned nearby, with parking. Special events will in.elude harvesting, watermelon feeds, ice cream s ials, croquet matches, roping and square dancing. admission charge is planned to tour the ranch, Z isitors are admitted free to the memorial. :This is a natural. The $2.7 million one time invest- n ent will return time and again as tog ists from a dss the USA come to Oklahoma to viewthis work- ranch. Look what happened in Silver Dollar City i ranson! Tourists not only want to see, but they want to do and touch. They have a pocketful of money t ey have saved to spend on vacation- They will not only have a good time, but will receive a practical e cation at the Rogers Ranch at Oologah. :f he legislature should establish a revolving tourism to provide a stake for hometown tourism pro- j ects that can sustain themselves after their., creation. ery area of the state has projects similar to the Rogers Ranch that would be self sustaining if spon- sors could ever get it off the groun& = The state could establish a $20 million dollar revolv- fund. Towns or areas, through sponsoring groups, ould make applications for consideration. Experts ould determine by evaluation whether the tourism l roject would sustain itself and be a safe investment capable of paying back its investment to the revolv- ing fund. \ . Regardless, by all means, let's encourage the legislature to fund the Rogers working ranch project. Will Rogers is an Oklahoma product and the state well afford to make a state institution out of his memory. MAIN MALL (UPSTAIRS) Open Hours: 9:30 to 4 p.m. Main Mall Downtown Stillwater :, - 743-2599 Thoughts and Things From the Journal Staff Y on had to see it to believe it~ but if you have lived in Oklahoma any length of time--you could believe it. It was a snowy, rainy, sleety Mon- day and then Tuesday was several degrees warmer. Next week is spring break at the P-T schools and some area schools also. I hope all you working mothers have made arrangements for your school age children. The population downtown usually real- ly grows during this week. When some of us who have been out of school a ~few years' think back, Thanksgiving and Christmas were the only holidays we could look for- ward to. But I can remember we had a lot more snow back then and would get out several days in the winter for snow days. We went to school from 9 to 4 and had an hour off for lunch. If you didn't bring your lunch you walked horne at noon for lunch. The hot lunch pro- gram didn't come into being until a couple of years before I graduated. Not all that many mothers were working back the~ The only time I can remember my mother not being at home when we got home from school, was in case she went to a club or church meeting in the afternoo~ And there was always a hot meal at noorL Those were the good old days. Dewayne Luster was just in and said Lsnora West Auction would he held Saturday - Rain or Shine. His last sale was sure a wet one. It was Earl Clark's sale That was one cold, miserable Saturday morning and afternoon. So hopefully by planning ahead, the weather will cooperate. Think Springl --Yvonne From the Files 68 Years Ago (From The Perkins Journal April 8, 1921 - 68 years ago) The Commercial club was reorganized with the follow- She now lives in California Miss Roe Mrs. Hinkel made her believe she was a To pave of Perkins would be ment, not a cost. It worth the cost just to I the dust and dirt. not come to Perkins streets are hard Playing at the Autry in Rockies", and Paul Shelia Ryan in Murder." Two passes Mack Nickels at the 30 Years (From The March 12, 1959 - 30 ) olice Chief Ray nounces the signals for emergency One blast of the signals a fire in a fire in the rural blasts, approaching storm or tornado. clear. Dr. R. K. candidate for the seat that has been Youngker. Correctior~ It 1905, not November 21 original bridge across ton was taken out by Lions members list the names of they would like to club's offices of vice-president. The committee will use tions m naming The ed an Estimate of ment showing $161,{ needed to conduct a school. 24 Years Edith Martin {From The -~ March 4, 1965 - 24 ing membership: C. M. Justice, John Bartholomew, S. M. Clifton, L. C. Platt, W. S. Dickey, C. E. DeWitt, Perkins Oil, Hon. W. A. Knipe, Payne County Bank, John Wagner, Perkins Journal Dr. Holbrook, R. E. Lawrence, Perkins Hardware, Gilbert Markee, C. F. French, McDaniel & Chantry, R. L. Henry, F. W. Jennings, J. W. Byer, H. J.Platt, Dr. Wilhite, Phil Gains, B. E. Wildman, Central Garage, Clyde Potter, Wn~ Lacy, L. Dickson, R. L. Baker, C. H. Bateson, Sanitary Barber Shop, Savoy Care, First State Bank, Frank Eaton, Frank Purcell, J. Russell, W. A. Whitney, Ralph Dickey. Since there is no rest for the diligent and faithful, old vhesl-hoes' J. A. Hert was returned as president of the club. Niles Chantry will serve as secretary. T be Lyric Theatre is changing their schedule. They will drop their Thursday night show, and add a Saturday afternoon mati- nee at 3 p. m. so rural folks who are doing their Saturday trading, can attend the matinee and still be home by milking time. Night shows will be presented on Tues- day and Saturday nights. John Byer is serving on the consolidation committee, and it appears that at least six rural school districts will combine with the Perkins school. The condition of roads over which the students must be brought into Perkins, is a problem, but emphasis will be put on keeping them passable. The A & M Glee Club canceled their Perkins appearance for Fri- day night. The Legion ball team will play at Tryon Sunday afternoon. All who can should go and back the local team. Warren Chantry was visiting Perkins Saturday. He is tempor- arily employed as assistant man- ager at the stock yards in Okla- homa City. Raymond will file again beard, a seat he has ing appointed to The American Legion is spon- Hastings, who so ng three legislative bills. One Coach Cecil FIRST DOCTOR ON BOARD House Bill No. 383, Girls' basketball CLEVELAND - Dr. Wei it nhandatory that the District at Stroud. Liou was appointed as tlm flmR flbg be displayed at all Jane Wells, Ginger times in school room in the physician to ever serve *on:the hospital beard. He will fill the unexpired term of a board mem- ber who resigned. The doctors of the hospital had earlier issued an ultimatium to the board to resign, or they would. Negotiations worked out a last minute settle- ment and the hospital remained open. DOLLAR STORE OPENS DRUMRIGHT - Bill's Dollar Store will open their store here simultaneously with 26 other company stores throughout the South. The Drumright store will bring Bill's chain to a total of over 430 stores in 11 southern states from Florida to Oklahoma Head- quarters are in Jackson, Missi- ssippi. Bill's sells general merchandise. state, public, private and denomination, and that pupils shall be taught proper respect and reverence of it by ceremonies to be formulated by R. H. Wilson, State school superintendent. A penalty is provided for non- complianca Another bill would require teachers to swear to an oath of allegiance to the constitu- tion of the United States and of the state of Oklahoma. Teachers found guilty of public statements against the flag or country, shall have their certificates revoked. Rhonda Bostian, son, Kathy Himes, brook, Phyllis Porter, son, Sandy Wells, Donna Hall 20 Years (From The March 13, 1969 - 20 -c~ Cecil Erwin, Bert Dodson, Lee HER HOUSE WAS BURNING DeWayne Moser GUTHRIE - The residence of Chesmore for dry Marie Katschor, 88, caught on and Mrs. Dolores Cruse fire and as firemen fought the Ethel Frame, city blaze, the owner, who was visiting 42 Years Ago Sager filed as Ralph Crane, elsewhere, was notified. As she (From The Perkins Journal and Bob Evans were drove back to Guthrie to the scene of the fire, her car left the April 10, 1947 - 42 years ago) committee to contact road after a near collision with a A t the FFA pie supper, slight- tions to appoint a utility truck on Highway 33 east -~ ly more than $300 was serve on a committee ! of here. She was taken to Logan raise& Jean McClain's queen vote working on a project t County hospital, raised $111, followed by Carol local ball diamond. It -o- Baker with $101. the cost of lighting the The Tom Chrystals and Tom will be $3500 for a Buckleys are fencing their yards, system. Seems like when the gentlemen Jack Vassar has farmers from the country move to school board town they still got to fence up a bent Kenneth Nelson. little. Several hundred R. B. Frame underwent eye the new surgery at Oklahoma City Tuee- building at day for removal of a piece of steel. It is hoped his vision will not be -O- Just A Line More {From Page 1) hmded into court and fined up to $11-5. Communication is the best ~olicy if one has a problem at ome with library books that have not been returned. It is never too late to take them back. If they've been lost or damaged, talk to the librarian and work something out. -O- PERKINS MEDICAL CLINIC impaired. J. T. Recer underwent a major operation Tuesday in Oklahoma City. It is noted that Mrs. Nellie Hinkel, who with her husband John P., founded the Perkins Journal, discovered noted author and poet Vingie T. Roe of Carney. The Hinkels came to Perkins in 1891, taking a homestead three miles southwest of Perkins. In 1892, they established the Perkins Journal and the Carney E nterprise, which was published in the Perkins shop. Mrs. Hinkel would drive by buggy and matched mule team to Carney each Friday to mail the Carney Enterprise, collect local news and advertisements for the next issue. Miss Roe, who was 17, said, "I was a tomboy, riding a mustang pony around Carney, when a woman from the county paper in Perkins, came and wanted me to write local items. She picked on me, pestered me, so I dug into my box of treasures and found my half-finished poem, *rhe Fight Of The Wolves.' I dashed off a finish and thus settled her insistance. She printed it, too." Dr. A. C. Scott, president of Oklahoma A & M, read it and sent it to Victor Murdock, editor of the Wichita E agle, and from there it went like wildfire in papers in the middle west. Dr. Scott did much to en- courage the young author, who is now listed in Who's Who of America ns author of 19 books and innumerable short stories. 10 Years (From The March 1, 1979 - 10 The old red barn main street blacksmith Joe retired, has Mac's on that corner. covered that moved to Perkins in 1t Dye family. It was gene Dye as a barn community once east of Tryov- The Chamber of working on a Members were thinking about a -o- Thomas dent to wear long of knee-breaches. For Cable CALL Pick Up At City Each John D. Williams, MD- Jon M. Johnson: MD Associates of Internal Medicine ' Family Care Urgent Care Arthritis *Cancer ,Diabetes *Heart Lung Hypertension *Ulcers Obesity *Thyroid HOURS: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.: 9 to 4 Tues.: 9 to Noon 117 S. Main Perkins Phone: 547-2473