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Thoughts and Things from The Journal Staff to Stan grey cardboa Therewas out the shamrocks for a a native of little more than instruc- vearin' of the green.' on his appoint- tions for mounting photos Music lovers of all ages of the inside the actual album, might want to make a Inn. So, in jest, more or less, note of Amateur Night, served as and remembering a letter held weekly on Thursday manager and a fellow I used to work evenings beginning at 9.~0 with wrote to the presi- p.m. at Nick's Sandwich added dent of a pencil company, Shop in Stillwater. Musi- locale to its because their pencils clans, entertainers, and with the wouldn't fit in any stan- comedians of all ages are as the dard sharpeners, I decided encouraged to contact Lee Bell's to attempt correspon- Nick's to schedule time for wedding was &race. His attempt at per- their acts during the show. serial communication with Last week's line-up few --Land the manufacturer had net- tursd several good guitar .... tar a personal reply, players, a comedy duo, :of people I am With the same hope, I and a fiddle player, all think spring, began a short message, from Stillwater and the write this it is Short, howbeit humorous, surrounding areas. I we for a postcard. I won't thought I'd mention the farm' b~ quote it here. Suffice it to Amateur Night here, for I this way say, within the week, in believe there might he a cows start the return mail I received wealth of entertainment One cow came a brochure describing the and talent closeted new baby last brass plates--with my amongst The Journal another postcard stapled to it. I readers that I could ex- have just am still a little affronted, pose in future Corner which limits My indignation over the columns. There is no of cows we thing is only eased by charge to enter or watch so these things featuring that the compa- the entertainment, and interest for us. ny uses robots to handle Nick's is a family kind of Years ago when correspondence. Folding place so you can bring the L and Dsari were and stapling machines, t~ wife and kids. we thought tally void of any sense of Enjoy the week...take on the place humor, time to smell the flowers a name. But, --Janet (if they survived the re- Shorty the .... cent snowstorm last the rooster A note here to let the Monday)! |e to the frying Cimarron Valley know I --Katldeen When it came to survived St. Patrick's .... we could Day--not only in style-- Last Thursday and Fri- let alone but with a bit of class, too. day the Perkins-Tryon So that habit This past week I was the High School Journalism of stopped recipient of a beautiful class visited our backshop o~e in awhile gold necklace from my here at the Journal. be a pretty mother-in-law, Ruby. The After typesetting the ~e that has a thing that makes this par- students' basketball and getting here ticular piece of jewelry soschool news for several Stock with a special is the charm that weeks now, I must admit hangs on it; a gold Irish I was pretty curious to to See you B.P. leprechaun sitting in his meet these aspiring young --Earlene tophat with an ornery Ir- writers. ish smile etched on his They arrived much of industry face. quieter than I remem- surprising- What little Irish luck bered ever being in class; was the I'm blessed with held this very polite and attentive. an inquiry I weekend as many friendsFirst we traced the path of of and I gathered to their stories; through I select- celebrate St. Paddy's Day mark-up, typesetting, recent vaca- at the farm of a friend, proofreading, paste-up The box the Afraid that the weatherand layout. This done, we tu made refer- would be bad, we made ar- came back to the MCS rangements to take our typesetting computer and information "outside" party inside,several of the class corn- which was Saturday dawned wet andposed and processed their cold, but near 10 a.m. the imaginary stories. deciding I sun broke through the "Space Pigs invade one, as the clouds and chased away Earth" would have been was a sp~ the rain for the duration of the leading Demon Dis- the our gathering. (I knew St. patch story this week if an Pat wouldn't rain on mythe students had had parade--but he sure made their way. And I me wondert) Our celebra- --Dab else. Just tion was enjoyed by all to look and I ~n anxiously await- inside of theing next March 17th when Printed--justonce again we can break "The busy bee has no time for sorrow." William Blake South Main Perkins Member F.D.I.C. car with our e expanded r new Second to Come by today! Open at 7:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat. The passage of Senate Joint Resolution No. 46, by the Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday of this past week, will be a GIANT step forward in budgetary process in Oklahoma. Senate Joint Resolution No. 46, if approved by the voters, would establish a permanent state savings account for education in our state. The measure, which I authored, calls for a statewide vote to amend the State Constitution to allow for such an account. In addition, a ten-member board of directors would be created to administer the account. Members of the board would include the Governor, the Lieu- tenant Governor, the State Treasurer, the Chan- cellor of the State Regents for Higher Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Direc- tor of the Department of Vocational and Technical Education. Others serving on the board would be two mem- bers appointed by the President Pro Tempera of the State Senate and two appointed by the Speaker of the State House of Representatives. The Governor would serve as chairman of the board and the members would serve terms the length and con- ditions of which would be determined by the Legisla- ture under the bill. Consequently, the capi- tal for the savings ac- count, if approved by the people this November at the polls, would begin to be collected July 1, 1985, for a period of ten years. The capital funds mak- ing up this account are the real "heart" of the meas- ure. The capital funds or appropriations by the Legislature shall come from that portion of the gross production tax which makes up the gener- al fund (NOT retirement funds}. My thoughts are the gross production tax monies are of a depletable nature. That is, the source is nonrenewable. Once oil and gas is taken from the earth and sold, it cannot be replenished. Thus, the revenue from the oil and gas will only be around while the supply lasts. In my opinion, we are miss- ing a tremendous opportu- nity if we do not attempt to SAVE some of this money for the future. Thus the Legislature would be forced to SAVE some of this money for ten years, under the provi- sions of the resolution. The Legislature could also appropriate funds to the account and contributions from any source could be accepted for the account, too. The measure provides, also, that the board of directors may invest the account's funds in certain investments outlined in the bill and as allowed by current Oklahoma law. Under no circumstances could the savings fund be spent by the Legislature for a period of 11 years. At the end of the eleventh year, only the 'qnterest" or '~ncome" from the fund could be appropriated and only then for educational' purposes. Perhaps, with this pro- gram, we will be able to use the funds in the Okla- homa Permanent Savings Account for Education in' future years to avoid hav- ing to cut back on educa- tion spending in lean years. It is to Oklahom's advantage, I believe, to have the protection this program would afford. I only regret it was not in force during the period of time revenues from oil and gas sales were at an all- time high. For what is lost forever--particularly when it comes to provid- ing quality educational op- portunities to our students. I am always available to anyone who might have a (405)743-4500. tivities are impressive booth displays at boat and Gum Disease travel shows. They've have excellent displays at Dr. John A. Thompeen, Jr. both Tulsa and Oklahoma D.MA). City in recent weeks and Gum (periodontal) dis- were participants this ease is the major cause of past weekend at the tooth loss in adults. It be- Payne County Boat and gins by causing your Travel Show at the county gums to look red and fairgrounds. puffy. It causes areas Since this is National around your teeth to b~ Wildlife Week, the Socie- come infected, and eventu- ty has outdone itself with ally destroys the tissues an impressive program and bone which support designed to make an ira- your teeth. It is caused by pact on the area's popula- plaque, a bacterial film tion. Theme of this year's that forms on your teeth if wildlife week is : '%Vater, they are not cleaned We Can't Live Without everyday. It." Gum disease strikes 9 The OSU Society has out of 10 adults. But it presented conservation also is found in small chil-films this week on "Acid dren and teenagers. Rain," "America's Wet- A pink toothbrush after lands," 'q)ownstream," you brush your teeth indi- and has sponsored a pho- cates that your gums are to contest on conservation bleeding, and this is one ofthemes. the major warning signs of periodontal disease. Thursday evening The Other signs are bad Wildlife Society will breath, bad taste in your present Dr. Bryan Glass mouth, swollen and tender who will speak on gums, loose teeth and "Naturalists inEthiopla" gums that are shrinking at its meeting in LSW 202 from your teeth, at 7 p.m. The best prevention is The Wildlife Society dis- to clean your teeth and play booth was manned gums thoroughly every Sunday afternoon at the day. You should follow a fairgrounds by Joe Rack- prudent diet that cuts lay of Maud, Oldahom& down on sweets and Joe is an OSU graduate in sugar~ontaining foods. Zoology and Botany. He Finally, you should have will enter the Peace Corps this summer for a tour of regular professional care by your dentist. Profes- duty somewhere in the sional cleaning of your tropics and will be over- teeth will insure removal seas for two years. "I of calculus, and your den- would like to teach science tist can check for hidden wherever I am," Joe said. signs of periodontal "I would really enjoy such disease, an assignment." The OSU Wildlife Soci- ety has a staff advisor, Lu- LOOKING FOR ann Sewell Waters, and OPTION two faculty advisors, CUSHING--Cushing Scott Shalaway and Jack businessmen are looking Barclay. at alternatives should the The OSU display was ICC allow Santa Fe to one of the show's most abandon their line from popular since it featured a Camp Station to Cushing, number of wild aninuds in- 25 some miles. Short line cluding a bobcat, quail, operation is one alterna- coon, and opeamnn. These tiDe, and reports are that were borrowed from the The Perkins Journal Thursday, question or comment An animal eahitdt z mmsi by the OSU Wildlife regarding any issues we dety was a highlight of the recent Boat and Travel may handle at the State Show at the county falrgrounde. Pictured above is a Capitol My address is: Se- large coon which children enjoyed feeding. nator Bernice Shsdrick, One of the most active Room 426, State Capitol, and visible conservation Oklahoma City, OK groups in Oklahoma is the 73105, or P.O. Box 843, OSU Chapter, The Wild- Stillwater, OK 74076. My life Society, a dedicated telephone number in Okla- organization composed homa City is principally of wildlife {405)524-0126, Extension majors. 572; in Stillwater Among the Society's ac- citizens can operate them Oklahoma Department of successfully as well as Wildlife Conservation and small groups of business- men seeking profits. A profit can often be real- izsd because small groups can operate without government regulation that often hamper the large interstate raft lines. Union labor also can make a difference. -O- Waterbed Special a Complete Bed 6-Drawer Pedestal Padded Rails Sheets Mattress Pad (Your choice of 4 bookcase pads or 2 four posters.) Plus 5,000 S&H Green Stamps March 22, 1984 -- PAGE 3 ing year are: Claude Cash, President; Vern Wells, Vice-President; Alpha Bower, Sac.frm ; Opal Redus and Charlie Thompson, members of the Board. Yuna Klo Westfail was the mminagng committee chairmam She got the bal- lots ready and did a good job. Mac Vassar and Earl Clark were also on the committee. We were very sorry Morgan Westfall, Rosa Grimm and Mae Vassar were unable to attend. During the past two years there have been a number of improvements at the Center due to the ef- forts of Floyd Mansfield and John Bseler. We have another very pretty quilt nearly e ., WATERBED 1911 N. Boomer {405)372-0900 a its animal farm at El Reno, site of the state owned and operated quail farm. I II I I ] I I II ,, ,,, , , ,,,,.,., . ,,,, ,,,,,,, The Women's Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in S0"water will sponsor a gun safety cli- him in the niKhts of Avril 4 and April 11 in the OSU Security Police Building on campus. There will be two three-hour sessions commencir~ at 6:30 p,m. with a charge of $6. For further information, please call Opal Basin- game at 372-5153. The Sanborn Chapter of Izaak Walton League plans a series of activities designed to provide mem- bers and prospective new members with additional skills. These are: upgrad- in8 the bird dog hunting range around Sanborn Lake, a fly-tying clinic, a fly fishing clinic and re habilitation of Sanborn Lake. SENIOR CITIZENS" NEWS By Mildred Cash There was a little extra activity at the Center last week such as the Wednes- day Pot Luck dinner and then on Friday the month- ly Birthday dinner was held with sixty nine present. Violet Brake was the only one there who had a birthday in March. Immediately following dirmer there was an elec- tion of officers. The officers for the com- finished for Maybelle White. The quilting ladies quilted twenty-five quilts this past year. The nurse from Still- water was at the Center Wednesday taking blood pressures and blood sugar tests. I , I I i A representative for Beltone Hearing Aids will be at the Center April 11 from 9 a.m. until noon. Our sympathy to Mrs. Letha Grimes and family in their recent sorrow. It was good to see Jack Gearhart back to the Center after his recent surgery. We hope the very best for our friends who are ill and wish them a speedy recovery. The inclement weather Monday night caused a lot of our crowd to stay home. However, around thirty folks ventured out and ten musicians were there. Our visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Fuqua, Selling, Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rossingnol, Houston, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Royce Clapham, Stillwater and Jim Stine of Stillwater. Hostesses for the even- ing were Viola Gunkel and Jessie Taylor. i..v.. 1 nice weekend IJ .................. ::1 I I II I II II II I I Register during the- month of March for a BEDSIDE T.V. to be given away. HI P &Pack Cans I I I