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00THE" PERKI00,ql J&apos;OURN'AL I It I I I I pERKINS, pAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. Thursday, March 7, 1957 No. 24 Vol. 67 Election Is walmmg Up As CandldatesAnnounce ,n ISager's Cleaners ICity ' " " :InE l nt alls New , st Inter m growing in the Town grocery business, and has always man s problems as well as an m this mtntstratzve position -qu'pme " c0c,, election scheduled for been interested in the business-,efficiently operated toWn.phil Hughes, long time route In announcing his intentions manager in Perkins for the Payne The rain stopped long 'enough for the big parade Saturday, and then obligingly started again. Almost phenomenal, we would say. About 5 minutes before the 9arade started it let up, and the sun even came out for a wile, then about 10 minutes after the Parade was over and the students were back in rehersal, it started again. Be nice if the weaher would be that obliging all the time, wouldn't it? It rained a little Sunday and then all morning Monday A cOuple of the broads didn't show up for the parade, but everything went off alright any how. The Lions were out working in the rain sweeping the streets early Saturday morning. Before they @of through, it turned out they were shoveling mud, which left things sort of in a mess. It lOoks like there are several ogf&tele for he various city ' ing per'od is open now mad Will close Saturday, March 9. Personally, weYe glad to see this interest in these offices, as it shows that there are people Who are interested in the way the town is run. For those that are in office, it means that they are going to have to keep their ob- ligations for public service at a high lZtch if tley are to con- tinue  so it really is a healthy situation, these elections. Were heard I!  to a flew years ago, ttre wasn-nuch Interest in the city offices, after water sewer and gas were all in. 17cently, there has been, and recently Perkins has been on the go. There is a lot of ground Work to be laid in order that Perkins will be healthy in its growing tage that is in progress and is bound to increase tn view of the prom_lses of atomic in- dustry settling near university towns, the increase in education and enrollment at Oklahoma A M. and the gradual but stealy growth of industry in Perkins and area. Indications are that perkins ]shown a steady growth the Past few years. Telephone install- ed, increase in water meters, post office boxes, light meters -- all show a growing trend. Yaen speaking of a healthy Perkins, we mean that experts Point out that a gradual, but steady growth in a community is 10 Percent better than a "boom" that knocks the town for a loop, nd then may go  before any- one knows wha happened. Ex- staples of this might be Cleve- land and Drumright. These com- munities were relying on one in- dustry, and then when they mo- ed out, town boosters really had a Job on their hands to keep the boat on even keel. We feel that a hard but hon- estly fought city election will the next two to , be a crucial time tor the town. Those casting a ballot should try to vote On the person they think can best keep an eye on the tttre and plan the bus- towns er and progress that way, bu Yet keep tab on critical business at hand today. The men in this race. and the VOters too, should remember this little quo we lifted from an ex- 7 "mmge: '2ne man who is anY- bOy and who does anything is ly going to be criticized, vil- and misunderstood. This is a Part of the penalty for great- nta and every great man under- dS it: and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. pe final proof of greatnesrs lies .uein able to endure contumely lthout resentment." X X X Things around .in the way of (Ctiue d on Back Page) Melvin Sager, owner of Sager's cleaners in Perkins, reports that he has installed new, modern eq- uipment in his 'shop the pas week. A cleaning equipment sales company of Oklahoma City de- livered the new machinery Tues- day of last week, and Melvin has been bUSy completing final con- nections and getting the. cleaning equipment operating smoothly. Included in the new set-up is a new clothes press, new washer that filters lent and dirt. and a new extractor. The new outfit will enable him to handle twice as much cleaning with less effort. The washer will clean up to 50 pounds an hour, where the old one would handle only 20 pounds. The new press has several im- provements over the other one, and will put out a btter quality press job on clothes in less time, Sager said. Melvin came to Perkins in Sept ember 1951 to manage the clean- ing plant here. He purchased it in February  1953. This is the first major change in equipment since the plant was established several years back. Mrs Onda Crabs assists Mel- vin in the operations of the shop. Doc and Ralph BuyBarber Shop , Dec Harral andd Ralph Dickey time vetreanfl of the BarVer trade, have purchased the Perki s Barber Shop from Lee Burrough and are now operating it urder the name of I)oc and Dick's Barber Shap. Both barbers worked in shops here in Perkl 12 or 15 years ao. They. have been working at Stillwater for the past years, Dec at IVflller'S Barber shOp and Ralph at Caldwell's shop. They will move to Perkins when the apartment in the Var- sar Hardware building is ready for occupancy. [ Lee plans to go to Colorado, but due to the illness of his moth- er. has not been able to make the move yet, Auxiliary Will Have Fun Nite Tuesday In observance of St. Patrick's day the local American Legion Auxiliary is spcmsoring a Fun Night to be held Tuesday, Ivrch 12, at the Lions building. The Public is invited with the evenings activities to begin at 8 p. m. Plans are in progress to make the evening full of real old time fun with games and surpris es for the whole family for only a small amount of money. Free refreshments will be served. The proceeds of the evening will finance a girl to Girls State in June. Girls State is a practical ap- p'.2c.ion of Americanism and cxxxl citizenship, designed to bring the girls of Oklahoma a greater knowledge of" the fund- amental )rinciples of government to inform them of their right and privileges as citizens, and to inculcate a deep sense of res- ponsibility to the community, state', add nation. Girls State is held annual on the Oklahoma College for Women campus at Chickas'ha- This citizenship ta-a2n- mg. has been received by over 4,000 of clahoma's outstand- ing girls. come an have a night full of fun and surprises. Homer RUSCO and family of Wichita, Kansas were recent din nor gue stsf his mother. Emily Hubard, later they called at the home of Mr and M Chfles. They also visited their old home near Tryon. \\; Mmxch 19, with a host of candi- dates either having filed or have announced their intentions to dOse. First on the list to announce his candidacy is Rev. Fred T. Kelp- sick, Pastor of the Perkins Bap- tist church.In his statement to the Journal, Roy. Kolosick stat- ed "Because of pressure from friends and citizens of Perkins. I have fried for councilman in the northwest ward. I pledge to do everything in m power to render honest and efficient ser- . vice in city government." Kolosick has been a citizen of Perkins for the past three years. He is pastor of the Baptist church, and is completing his schooling in Oklahoma A&M col- lege, graduating in May. He spent several years in the real l,v. Fred T. Kolosick i estate business as well as the l [Tryon And Ripley Bands Win Trophy In Festival Here THE PERKINS BAND (above) was host bad at Saturdr;f9 Sxh Annual lrkin Band Feivl. Two area bnds, Try@n, (below) and Ripley (bottom p/ctm'e) took home second place trophies. Riley wa in class A ad Tryon in ch.' B. Other win- ners re Yale 1st in Clas A, Jottes, 3rd in cla A, Rcovelt 1st in elasB, Orlando, 3rd in  B. Junior High winners were Jcmm, 1st, and Rootmvelt, 2rid. $ffutnal photos County Creamery in Stillwater, has announced he will file for councilman in the southeast ward. Hughes reports that although he has lived in Perkins since September. he has made his liv- ing here for the past six years, and is keenly interested in the proper admxistration and welfare of the Perkins town government Hughes bought the Dickey pro- perty in September and he and his family have lived here since that time. He has been with Payne Count- y creamery for eight years. Prior to that he was with MidWest creamery. In anounclng his candidacy to 2e Journal, Hughes stated Several interested residents have asked me to run. and I feel that since I am a home owner, and have served the people in Perkins for th past slx years, that I can assist in giving the Town an ef- ficiently operated city govern- mnt." Three other city pots were put on the elective basis fills election, and two have announc- ed they have, or wlil file for the positions, The office of the City Clerk. held by W K Gilstrap for the past year and a half, will have at least one candidate with Gil- strap rnouncing that he has filed torque post ,.4  Gilstrap bmlt a home and settled in Perkins in 1954 after retirin$ from the cunP. de- pextment in the school Of rand Science at Oklahoma A&M callege. He had 18 years service Methodist Chimes Project Underway Work and planning ls going a- head on a project of the Metho. dist young people to raise fund fo instal.lation of chimes on the church organ that will be am- ' 1 pllf ed over the entire community. The project was started when the young peoples group receiv- ed a gift of $10 to the Youth Chair. The chlnes will be am- plified over Perkins when the groups drive is completed and in- stallation is made. Mrs Dale Holbrook re)orted that several people in< the com- munity besides Methodists have voiced a desire to eontribvte to- wards the chimes which will be for the enjoyment of the comm- unity. They may hand their con- tributions to Mrs Holbrook or anyone of the Methodist youth. For those who wish to make their eontribfitions in memory of a loved one, a plaque will be hung in the church bearing the name of the donor and the name of the person in whose memory the glft ls Iven. Filing Ovens For School: Open House Soon Filing period for the school board position no. 2. a five year term, opened Wednesday, March 6. and wU1 close March 16 at 5:00 p. m. Election will be March 26. at the new school building. OPen house will be heltl all day and the science fai will also be that day. Official open house for the new building will be held Sun- day March 17 from 2 to 6 p. m. NOeee ar donuts will be served t weeks Journal will carry more details on the occasion. Bales Announce Birth of S Mr and Mrs Jimmie Bales an-/ nounce the birth of a son born January 28, in the Edmond hosp- ital. He weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces, and has been named Ter- ry Lee. Mrs Bales is the former "iinle Curtis. to file for the Clerk position, Oil- strap stated "At the request of numerous Perkins citizens, I have filed for the office of City Clerk. In this position, and with my past experience, I feel I can best be of service to the town of Perk- rlS.." Perkins Town Treasurer Post candidate s o far announced is J E Baker, presently city judge. Baker has been a resident of Perkins since 1912. having reared seven children and sent them through Perkins school. He serv- ed one term on the council in 1918. Baker reported that he was seeking the treasurer position be- cause "I feel that there are cer- tain administrative duties that must be performed in a City government and I feel that I can best serve a desire to assist my town by filing for the city treas- urer position." Office of the Justice of the peace is open for filing, but no one has filed for the position as yet. Arthur Jenkins who halds, the council post in the northwest ward, has not announced his in- tentions yet. Neither have E M Lawrence and Del Lewis, who hold council jobs in the north- east anal southeast wards respec- tively. Puu] Weems states that he has not fully decided whether he will file for the southwest ward, lie has filled the post since Jim Delbridge moved to Bristow. Filing ,period closes Saturday, Mch 9. The ,p';:-,: electio will be March 19, and te n- offs will be the first Tuesday tn April. Lions Hear About School Meeting Lions president J. A, McLaucl fin was the main speaker for the Lions' regular meeting Monday. evening at the Lions Den. Supt McLauchlin recently re- turned from Atlantic City, N. J., where he attended a Nation wide meeting of educators He gave an interesting acooun of his trip and all the benefits de- rived from it. There were 37 members pre- sent to hear the talk and enjoy a dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, deviled e,,gs, and bread pudding with lemon sa:ce. A short report of Teen Town and its progress since it was started in Perkins a few months ago was given by Perk Butler. president of the Teen tov'n boari He reported that satisfactory progress was being made and a large number of young people were taking part in the club. Butler also expressed thanks to he Lions for the Teen Town for the use of the Lions Den during the time they were organ- izing and getting started. FFA Wins: At Enid For Contest Now Two Perkins FFA Ilvestock Jvdging teams traveled to Outh- rio Friday, to compete with Lo- gan county teams in livestock judging. The two teams were not connoting for trophys, bu came out 1st and 2rid plaoe, ac- cording, to points, Winners of the 1st place team were John Casey, Jerry Sadler, Richard Nelson, Walter Oriener and the cond place members were Owen Walker, Gerald F_- mondson, Jerry Cundiff, and Lar- ry Tomlinson. John Casey was high individual for the entire contest. The Perkins team will go to Enid Thursday (Today) for corn= petition there.