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at Sand Springs the Demonettes played finals of Area was a heart They lost by two m overtime. In girls VOL. 87 NO. 1 1 News and Vfews of the Cimarron Valley Pt'.RKINS JOURNAL PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 CENTS MARCH 10, 1977 when two good meet and the scoring you can pretty well that both are sporting ams. XXXX how long the will let exist as it is Under the Equal Act, and per- ERA should it ever it thru the process of it is unlikely that see girls basketball its present form. it is unlikely that Will be girls basketball, basketball. It will period, girls playing the same on the same team sports advisors me that a poll in ally newspaper this Showed that over 70% he participants and wanted the present basketball to prevail style. .ver, I contend that Some bleeding heart want to enforce there is the books to make and stop of separating girls into separate ball are presently staving by offering equal There have numerous girls basket- baseball teams in schools that have Offered these sports simply because of IX of the 1972 Amendments of Rights Act prohibit- discrimination. A of the State of Education said are not open to participants, but the not been tested and administrators and are holding their someone doesn't it. Girls are being to participate on football teams in Arkansas and It stands to if a girl shows up boys basketball and Sts, along with an to back her up, is a very good reason rill be allowed to play. If is ratified, there is sure chance that it the nation will be if the ERA becomes a the Constitution. It cause more confusion Police need to know about ambulance calls Perkins Police Chief Bill Lott asks that those who call an ambulance from Stillwa- ter to pickup a patient in Perkins, to also call the police department in Per- kins. The officer stated that it is very helpful to the ambu- lance driver and attendant if the Perkins police car can meet them and lead the ambulance directly to the destination in Perkins. Also, the Perkins police car is equipped with emergency oxygen equip- ment and the police officers can assist in first aid and help prepare the patient for transportation to the hos- pital. Chief Lott said just last week that they happened to intercept a police radio message of an ambulance run to Ferkins and were able to assist the ill person with oxygen that could very well have saved his life because he was having a difficult time. The oxygen unit was donated to the police department by Mr. and Mrs. Chris Carrie and is capable of providing a 20 minute supply of emergency oxygen. Chief Lott said someone is on duty at the Perkins police phone 24 hours a day and he urges citizens calling an ambulance to then pick up the phone and call the police department who will not only help get the ambulance to its destination more quickly, but will provide assistance to those that need the emer- gency ambulance while waiting for it to arrive. It takes approximately 12 min- utes for the ambulance to arrive, and a lot can be done in preparation during that time if the police are notified. Emergency numbers should be posted near the telephone including the Perkins Police Department number. John Fuller, Division Traffic Engineer for the Highway Department at Perry, makes good his promise to install red and amber flashing lights at the intersection of Highways 177 and 33, the Perkins corner, which has been the occasior, for much controversy. The future possibili that traffic lanes may also be changed has not been undertaken as yet. However, work on the lights began Monday. Pictures here indicate workmen instaHing facilities jbr the lights as loca residents are probably already aware of April 24th date is set for Lee Kirk Bridge dedication Two-way traffic has been opened once again across the Lee Kirk bridge south of Perkins. Work will continue for a while on the work cleanup of the structure. Invitations will go out next week inviting area govern- mental, civic and fraternal leaders to a dedication ceremony of the recently refurbished bridge, at which time it will be officially named The Lee Kirk Bridge. Sunday, April 24, has been the date set for the ceremony, which will be held at the bridge. Following the dedication an open house will be held at the Junior High School gymnasium. A Lions Club committee composed of Elmo Barnes, Wendell Sadler, Harland Wells, Galen Holsinger and Bob Evans, has prepared plans for the dedication. Those living who had a part in the first dedication in January of 1954, will be invited back .for the cere- mony that will include cutting the ribbon officially opening the new bridge as the Lee Kirk Bridge• Proper introductions and appropri- ate remarks will also be included on the program. The highway department is preparing bronz plaques that will be placed on a concrete monument on each end that will denote the name of the bridge. These markers will be in place in time for the April 24 ceremony. City pushing hard for water tower repairs to have summer water storage DeWayne Maser, mayor, and other Council members were.faced with a full agenda Monday night at the regular t monthly meeting. Willard 'Horton demonstrated an Elliott addressing machine for the approval of the Council. The equipment would enable the staff to more efficiently and more quickly address the mailing of utility bills. No decision was made until the machine is tried out. Doc Dobson was present to announce that the KAW Reservoir Authority will meet Thursday to continue discussion on the project. Dobson said, the discussion centers mainly around legal aspects and engineering• "We are about ready for the second phase now for which more money may be needed, hopefully, through a grant." Richard Pittman, FHA representative appeared be- fore the council to wind up the water tower project. He presented the members with a combination grant made up of $9700 from Ozarka with COEDD granting $2300 for the rennovation of the Perkins Water Tower. The Council members unanimously adopted the resolution to go ahead with necessary requirements to obtain the grant. The agreement involves Ozarka's written guarantee within 12 months to honor their financial obligation. Win/re/ Houston attorney stated "the town would not be spending money it did not have" if through private means the council would obtain the 12,000 and the work was started in order to benefit the city. The money could be carried over into the next year's budget if need be rather than financed through the trust fund which would make it legally necessary to call a city election. Marvin Bowyer met with the Council to discuss the city's 30 foot easement which adjoins his property. The Perkins resident states the city's land is in such a condition it cannot be kept up properly until trees are removed and the ditch sloped in order that banks may be mowed. The Council agreed to meet these conditions under Bowyer's supervision. As soon as possible a dozer will be brought in after Bowyer has arranged for the trees to be disposed of. Bowyer then said he would be responsible for keeping the area mowed and cleaned up. Complaints have also been made to the Council and City Hall regarding dogs. It seems at least two people have been bitten by dogs recently and others are running loose creating a nuisance. The Council ag- reed to make an effort to enforce their ordinance regarding vicious dogs. Also on the night's agenda were the tree.way stop signs and cross walks which have already been resolved by the (Continued on Pake 10) ,School Board completes annual faculty contract decisions; Minutes gone The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education met in regular public session Monday ni- ght. The Superintendent, Shelby Wyatt, reported on the financial condition of all district funds. Reports were also made on the lunch and athletic funds. The March school calendar was pre- sented. Wyatt recommended that bids be solicited on the elementary school roof here and check made on the Tryon elementary school roof. A request from the Tryon Jaycees to use the Tryon gym for a dorikey basketball game was conditionally ap- proved depending on in- surance. Other insurance values and new premiums on the Tryon plant was dis- cussed. A unanimous deci- sion was made that bids from three firms be solicited. A motion was unanimously sustained regarding a special education program change and accomodations for more students on the Perkins campus. Shelby Wyatt reported that minutes of the meetings since 7-1-75 have mysteri- ously disappeared from the office. It was also reported that the Clerk's notes of these minutes are in the office and being typed. Other new business in- cluded the band trip planned by the Band Boosters to Six Flags, repairing and re- finishing of the speakers lectern. It was reported that people concerned about ad valorem taxes are meeting in the gym on March 22, 1977. The board went into executive session to discuss employment of teachers, and upon returning to public session, approved then fol- lowing actions: Employed Wade Harris as head custodian. Employed Wayne Bow/or to replace Mr. Mackey as mechanic. Employed Virginia Bruin- field on half-time basis to replace Joe Bad Moccasin who has resigned as Title IV-A Coordinator. Principal Ted Gibson recommended and the board approved employment of Conrad Schreiner, Sue Ellen Farris, Leona Wolff, Marie Stallings, Rosalee Taylor, (Continued on Page 10) lit will clarification. SeXis illegal "'"'Sound aft!'""'"'""'"'"'"'"'"'"""'""" l l It falls under the Civil One race develops for i Want to Sound Off? • Act, including Title •  v  --.   • •  • of the 1964 ACt; the • q d I/you have something you I ai Pay Act of 1963; the Ap • 00Oooation Amend city elections ril 5 • ' would like to sound off m • It seems Amta Bryant, quite heighly by her talent as source. Let's hear from you about, just write a note to: • ts, and the 14th Amend- I former Oklahoman now of well as her beauty since her out of town and out of state The Journal, Box'F. Perkins. I_ t to the Constitution, ,'h guarantees any Filing period closed March Maser, Ward 4, also a four • Florida, received a telegram Miss America Pageant days. readers as well as all you Okla. 74059, or ca11547-2411. " 2nd with each encumbent year term; Donnel Boydstun, • recently informing her that It is doubtful she could have home folks. • oil n her "nationally publicized used either in a more However, your letters ..... • • . .the equal protec- filing for his same post with Ward 3, and C.L. "Bud" • stand aainst -as ..... t ............... cars, anu trees lne speea • of the law." 'dVocates of the ERA the city council. The only Redus, Ward I, both of which • s v "s o, a WhOlesome way men singing neea to oe tam/ onet m I, .... a,,,,, hal,, h,c*use • post without an encumbent is are two year terms. Gayle • county ordinance prohibiting or drinkin oran2e juice." order to publish them .,,,....vo ,,','. - .. r 7 "., -- me/ are too ClOSe to me - tPlain, though, that the Ward S vacated recently by Sager, city treasurer, will be • discrimination against homo- But more and more she has entirely. Also, we reserve ...... II • sexuals in ho ' " "" " n h'n intersection, xou oon t nave - :'by-case burden to prove G.T. Bickell. Leon Reynolds running a four year term on • using and gwen us reason to feel and the rtght to edit a yt I g ,;-o, ..... ,, .. o,,,,, ;r ..... • tiaination is too time has filed for this unexpired the ballot too. • employment proMblts" " " her know her bv her iood moral whmh" would be harmful or ,-,, ........... ,,, ,,.-,- ,," ," o,,'v ,- "" • Illuming and costs more - nsors from .. • -  • . . • alan t see me stop stgn or 1 ilmany can afford. They post. All candidates have filed • • spo ic s on h utlhzmg ..... her character, mcrtmmatmg to another alreaay ........ Jmow tt was mere. ' - • Kenneth Stratton, Ward 2 as Independents to save the • servil e a talker televmon. Therefore, the Sound Off person.. In..addm°n' .we will Name withheld' by request" •• the Equal Employment encumbent, will have as his city the expense of a • pot, -and-variety Ed. would like very much to not discriminate against any • _ tunities Commission opposition, Larry Moorman, primary. All are qualified • series, see her su ported in her who might choose to • a backlog of more than P • ' ' • for this four year term. voters living in the wards for • The producer of the series right to freedom of speech disagree with Amta s stand, • ,000 discrimination char- Others filing for the remain- which they are filing. The I is Barry Drucker, president and action whether others but we cannot endorse them A "sound off" came from • Pending. The only ing posts are DeWayne election will be held on • of Tele Tactics, 9 E 19th St,. agree with her philosophy or either as we must reserve Los Angeles this week for •• :fence the ERA can make Tuesday, April 5. • New York, N.Y. 10003. not. SHE SHOULD NOT BE our fight to say that all which we are grateful. Henry n establish an agency, or a I Reportedly a major sponsor DISCRIMINATED AGAINST opinions expressed do not D. Paul, if my memory u to rush through this  was the Singer Co., Inc., 30 EITHER[ When her liberty is necessarily reflect the "up- serves me fight is a former _1 .8 out. There will be as Public meeting set for March 22 • Rockefeller Center, New infrin ed u n by others, inions" of this newspaper Oklahoman whose father or .1 g po • • h impact on the Ameri- • york, N.Y., who's president then a problem exists. It is grandfather made the run for | People as OSHA and • is Jose h Fiavin Other m o inion that freedom is a the Cherokee Stri settlin I 'COmbined. States will by Concerned Property Owners - P • . y p P g • sponsors were the Ftrst two way thing. Please write, Annthr radr whn livg near Orlando. He has a _a themselves at odds with • Federal Savings and Loans either to one of her sponsors .............. 7 "- r'--r Niece, Irene Porter, of - federal government as The executive committee ed in joining. The meeting ....... near the Perkins Co ne . • m Assoc., I a.t. Ave., Miami, or the producer, and let them ,, ,,i ,t..t. t..,...;.. ,h o Cushing. You wtll be • .re-do their laws. All of of a recently organized or- will be held March 22, at i Fla. and the Florida Citrus know how you feel about it '--J:'- -"'''/'-'":" a: enlightened by reading his !s Unnecessary if people ganization intent on watch- 7:30 P.M. in the Perkins • . . " , , m,,. ,,,, ,t,  II • Commtsslon, Lakeland, Fla. However, if it is simpler, to t'm'e throuoh a middle letter elsewhere in this Is Jest use common sense ing over property taxes for Tryon school gymnasium. • 33802. WRITE TO THE JOURNAL, lanetostot insiead of the old week's paper. He is con- i • David Thoreau once sand PER I K v ce e PUrsue enlightenment to Oklahomans met last week Membership in the organi- , • " , BOX F., K NS, O . wa" where the lanes rn d about the laws which • attention to the and finalized the by-laws, zation is $1. Membership  "Society affects to estimate 74059, wherever you live, branchedto the fight and left "should be enacted through ' I if it exists. Concerned Property Own- application forms have been ers, Inc. is an organization printed and are available by _l men by ,thetr, !alents, but letters. Them for con- has been responsible for regular channels; by a law • rely .reels ano lnows them venience they can be clipped more accidents. I've seen passed by the legislative I]_ fallacy of the whole that proposes to be a voice writing: Wayne Allen, RR1, • oy melr cnaracter. Most of out and sent to the proper property damages to houses, is that in our (the concerning taxation, espec- Perkins, Oklahoma or they us have estimated Anita (Continued on Page 10) i people s) insane ially property taxation, will be available at the public I guarantee equal The group plans a public - (Continued on Page 10) Page 10) meeting for those interest- •