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PAGE 10 -- The I I had an enjoyable visit Monday with one of the first people we met when we came to Oklahoma almost 17 years ago. This was Dr. Cluff Hopla who was then the Chairman of the Zoology Department at the University of Okla- homa. Dr. Hopla made it possible for ,me to come to OU and complete my doc- toral degree. Some days I would thank him for it, while other days I might hold it against him. The first thing he asked on Monday and then laughed, was if I remem- bered when my sons had lice. How could parents have forgotten such an event! The last year and a half in graduate school, I held down two jobs, one as a graduate assistant teach- ing laboratories in the zoology department and a second as herpetologist and national sales director for a wholesale animal dealer near Norman. This was one of the largest animal dealers in the Mid- west and received ship- ments of animals from all over the world. Shipments arrived daily with every- thing from Asian Sun Bears; baby leopards; hundreds of monkeys; snakes from a few inches long to over 13 feet; par- rots from Africa, South America and Central America, to every other kind of animal you can im- agine. These animals were then shipped all over the world to other dealers and lU I NOW OPEN COWBOY BOOT, SHOE AND SADDLE REPAIR Fast, Reliable Service Tommy Martin (Formerly Owner of Victory Shoe Shop) IO(M S. Main 743-46~ (Next to Granny's Kitchen) Stillwater, Oklahoma IIII III IIII II lllI I IIII I I l IIII IIIIIII llllllIl I Perkins JournalThursday, March 22, 1984 ' tom inspectors and airport We dldn ~ know it, ])ut WESTFA~LL WEDDING personnel all disappeared this baby gibbon had lice Miss Dana Westfall, Tulsa and Mark Larson, and left me with a snake in its hair. These weren~ Tulsa were united in mar- The Natural Way wrappedarotmdmyehonl- just any lice, these were ._.__._ ders. Fortunately Judith llce that were only found riage March 17, 1984 in was there and pitched in, on gibbons! the First Baptist Church, Dr. Jeff Black not very willingly, to help It wasnt long after thePerkins. The ceremony unwrap the snake and getgibbon was gone that held at 7 p.m. waq officiat- Professor of Biology it back into the sack. IJudith found some crawl- ed by Rev. Elhert Smith, Oklahoma Baptist University was never again asked toing creatures in the boy's pastor of the church. .... _ open a box for inapectionl hair. We didn~ know what Parents of the couple Judith and I could go on they were because they are Mr. and Mrs. Dan pet stores. I would make with many other stories didn~ look like human Westfall, Perkins and Mr. at least two trips esch day and probably will in ~uture .lice. Our pediatrician in and Mrs. Don Larson, to the Oklahoma City Air- columns. But I also have Norman was Dr. Roy Tulsa. port to deliver or pick up to tell you that this was a Donaghe. Whenever The church was decorat- animals, very depressing job. It Judith walked into his edwithbrasscandelabrae Sometimes it would be was depressing because of office with a sick boy, he with greenery and blue late at night when I the tremendous number of always asked what kind of bows and candles. picked up a shipment and animal deaths. We had animals we had in the Wedding music was if it didn't have animals freezers full of dead rep- house. Then he would presented by Carol Davis, that needed to he tm- tiles, birds, and mammals, know that there was el-organist, and Dena Kerby, packed immediately, I A shipment hardly everways the possibility ofpianist. They accompanied would take the shipment arrived without several Peter and Andrew havingKeith Evans, Stillwater, home until the next morn- dead animals czowded into some rare disease caught as he sang, '~'he Wedding ing. This created some in- a corner. Shipments offrom some odd animal Song," and '"]'he Lord's teresting events at our monkeys would arrive tl~t was living in our Prayer." house, from Asia with many ofhouse at that particular The bride, given in mar- I clearly remember thethem stomped to death in time. He diagnosed themriage by her father, wore a night that over 300 mice the bottom of the wooden as having lice, but lice like gown with a deep lace ruf- fle framing front and back chewed out of boxes and shipping crates, whilehe had never seen before, bodice. It featured a lace escaped in the house. We others had bullet woundJr Dr. Hopla is a world stand-up Victorian collar caught live mice and our from where their mothers authority on lice, ticks and trimmed with ribbon tops little Fox Terrier killed had been shot to capture fleas so we asked him illusion yoke. The skirt mice for weeks. There may the babies. I could never what to do about them. had front lace panels from still he some odd~olored let a sick animal stay in a He immediately became a raised waistline ending mice in the north part of cage to die This meantvery excited because this in a deep lace underflounce Norman. that they were loaded into was the first time gibbon skirt and full tiered lace the car and taken homelice had ever been known chapel train. The full, where Judith and I would to become established in sheer lac~accented bishop try to nurse them back to human hair. We couldn~ sleeves had deep lace and health. I have seen Judith kill the lice until we had ribbon trimmed cuffs. The on many occasions withcollected adults, eggs and bride carried out the tradi- baby monkeys oKngin8 to hairs in jars of alcohol for One shipment contained a "tame" Ocelot from South America. The spot- ted cat looked beautiful as it peered out of the cage so I decided to let it out. It leaped out of the cage and her clothes. They were immediately took over just like human babies in possession of the house, many instances and would The first thing it did was cry and hold out their to roll the dog across the arms. And most of them floor with a slap of its paw died and we cried. and then wrap it up like a Two of our favorites ball. The dog immediately were White-Handed Gib- disappeared into another bona, Gibbons are a type part of the house. Next of ape with no tail and the cat faced the wall and long arms. Their brains left its territorial urine are highly developed and mark high on the wall. their level of intelligence is Similar activities and said to be greater than odors told us why we any other animal except would never want a male man. ocelot for a pet. Two baby gibbons ar- Occasionally the cus- rived in a wooded box on toms officers would want an airplane from southern to inspect a shipment at Asi& Both had on diapers the airport. This would and were wet, cold end mean that all the boxes sick. One in particular was would have to be opened quite ill and Mon home. and the animals identified It would cling to Judith's and eounted, as she took care of usually very few problems the boys and did house- until one shipment when work. If she put it down we got to the sack of on the floor, it would cry snakes. I willnever forget, and boldoutits armatobe nor will Judith, when I picked up. The boys would opened a sack with a huge also take turns holding it python and had the snake and this is where the lice wrap around me. The cus- come into the ~,ory. I I I II I I II I in/ormation about yeur changi.g WEephone seruice from Rhonda Johnson, Manager Spring is in the air It seems ever since that December cold snap we've been pretty lucky with the way the weather has been treating us. With a little more luck the~ winter days will soon give way to even better spring days. For homeowners that means one thing -- working in the yard. Within just a few weeks, busy amateur landscapers will be planting shrubbery and trees, putting up new fences and in all probability, cutting telephone lines. That's right. With all the other spring rituals, the incidence of telephone cable being cut increases dramatically with the warm weather. It seems people are more concerned with digging a deep enough hole in the ground than finding out what's down there before they dig. At best this can cause a minor inconvenience to the homeowner who cuts his own phone line, But more often than not, the line that is sliced disturbs service to an entire block, s~metimes an entire neigh- borh(m~l. In the event of a life threatening situation, this small problem could turn into a catastrophe for someone who is left without telephone service because of someone else's care- lessness. And then there's the cost of repairing the line. The person cutting the cable is responsible for __ IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIJ I J I I I I II paying to have it fixed. In some cases this could be hundreds of dollars. Call Okie One The best way to avoid all this is to think before you dig and call a special toll-free number called Okie One. Okie One is a cable marking system set up by companies and cities that have facilities under- ground. With just one call, every company that has underground facilities along your property will come out and mark where its facilities are within 48-hours of your call. The little wire flags and painted markings could be a sign of a trouble-free springtime work in your yard. The telephone number of Okie One is 1 +800+522-6543 (OKIE). They answer calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. So when you make your spi~ cleaning plans be sure to put call Okie One on your list. This ounce of prevention could definitely be worth several pounds of cure. Bhonda Johnson, Manager Southwestern Bell Telephone 519 S. Husband Stillwater, OK 74074 377-4944 (call collect) Southwestern Bell Telephone -~ ~!ll II I I II Dr. Hopla's research. We soon brought the research project utilizing our sons and their lice to a halt. We unceremoniously killed the famous lice that tater became the subject of a scientific paper. Now you know why Dr. Hopla has fond memories of our boys and their lice! tion of "something old, length dresses of blue something new, some- print. thing borrowed, some- Serving the bridegroom thing blue, and for good luck a sixpence in her shoe." The bouqet was a cascade of blue tipped silk roses and white silk roses and baby's breath. Anita Westfall, Perkins, sister of the bride, served Lincoln Coq[ [ Republl.. " Convenfie k To Be Hdr : licans are plennt~n,as ~grlo convention on ~ d . March 24 at 1 o~L~_ the courthouse II]~.rnE dier. Those committees win J I0 o'clock in house. The conve 1 o'clock is an of# are urged to att i According to ~) ooodb , man, the bus' mken up ~ion of delegatel ][,. ~_ District meetin#J e ] aeld in Seminok, State Conventio~ i~ homa City, April National Con Dallas, Aug. 20. ~ So Another item ~ u ,,,- to bed ,s Ce county conventi0aI p ~rning the reso~ '~'*" ~ 9~'*~' be adopted by ourt Cf ter of the bride, and Beth Kirkpatrick, Carney and group to be receWJ~ ]r Larson, Tulsa, sister of the Becky Westfall, Perkins, to the State Co.~ |,| bridegroom, were brides-cousins of bride, stated Mr. Goed~ b~, i maids. They wore floor Flowergirl was Holly length gowns of blue satin Martens of Stillwater and and lace. ringbearer was Joshua Candlelighters were Morris, Perkins. Julie Lebeda, Tulsa, and Following a wedding Jennifer DodriIL McKin- trip they are at home in ney, Tex. They wore street Tulsa. Galle.Y as her maid of honor. Lin- were attired in navy blue as bestman was Kent Kir- by, Kansas City, Kan. Groomsmen were Keith Rudolph, Moore, Ok. and Rick ChevaLier, Ft. Worth, Tex. Ushers were Steven Hall, Sapulpa and Woody Evans, Stillwater. They -o- da Westfall, Perkins, sis- tuxedos with pale blue shirts. Former Congresswoman to a reception followed in the fellowship hall of the speaK- " at OSU tomgnt church. Assisting at the 31 reception were Darla ~TILLWATER-- Ward, Moore, Brenda Former Congresswoman Palmer, Moore, Nancy Catherine May Bedell will discuss 'The Dangling Vote" in a free public lec- ture scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday, 22 in the Oklahoma State Universi- ty Seretean Center Con- cert HaIL Bedell's talk is sched- uled in conjunction with a spedal leadership sem aar Bedell will lead for Okla- homa college students participating in the Sch~ lax Leadership Enrich- ment Program. SLEP is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Re gents for Higher Educa- tion and administered at the University of Okla- hem& It is available to students throughout Oklahoma. Bedell also will epeak at another public seminar ti- tled "If Not Me, Who?" scheduled for 2:30 p.m., March 22, in room 108 of 08U's Engmmring Bund- ing North, Bedell's political career began in 1952 with her election to the Washing- ton State Legislature. She later represented the state of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1958 to 1970. After leaving Congress, she served one year on the Amtrak Board of Incorp~ raters, then became chairman of the U. S. In. ternational Trade Com- mission and also served as a commissioner. In 1981, Bedell became a consultant to an interns- tional public relations firm. She also currently serves on a presidential task force exploring Catherine May Bedell will lead the disensslon during her lecture "The Dangling Vote" March 22rid at OSU. gender-based issues and is active in efforts to address international trade ques- tions involving the U.S. and Japan. She is a charter member and ch-i~nan of Execu- tive Women in Govern- ment, an organization of women involved in feder- al policymaking. -O- Ni~V MOTEL BEING CONSTRUCTED STROUD --Construc- tion on the proposed Quarter Horse Inn, locat- ed north of Stroud on Highway 99 and the Turner Turnpike, began March 19. Jim Ready and Bill Sprague are owners. Opening is June Or early July. There will be 45 rooms, and a restaurant with 120 seating capacity, plus private seating for groups up to 100 people. -O" BUILDING SALE 30xS0x12 ........... $4,555. 40x75x14. " ... $7,972. 50x100x16 ......... $14,556. VIDA Res: (405) Rs~l Estate Please, feel free to call me Warren B. Cooke & AssociaTes,]I 23?3 West Sixth Avenue, Stillwater OK I] I I IllIIIII Ill or years, you've filled your evenings with nighttime community news. And now, there is The Daily Report Business Digest, a new weekly newspaper created for those important hours between 9-5. he Digest wi l be on your desk every Thursday morning with your coffee and the morning mail. It will be with you through the business week to keep you abreast of business trends, changes and events in Payne County. nd week in and ,=ek out it will provide information that wilt influence the financial decisions of you and your family. Shouldn't you be reading The Daily Report Business Digest? THE DALLY REPORT Ill r-] i would like to read a newspaper dealing with business trends and events as they happen in the Payne County area. Please send me The Daily Report Business Digest to examine free. Business ............................... ( ...... ) ............... Name Phone Address City State Zip 118 W. 8th Suite 4 Btlllwatar, OK 74074 (405) ." ". ?"a~120