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Line More the youth of Lmunity will have an- Hall for their en- News and Views of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL 20 CENTS Wells was show- around the new hall afternoon. The VOL. 87 NO. 13 PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 March 24, 1977 the equipment has Is almost unbeliev- Several hundred had to be spent just the legs of the tables that had up and dropped Chairs had up, screws taken pool tables had &apos;Ould behoove all of to make the peer Work objectively in this abuse. The Hall is a second Three strikes 'n xxx you know that the that is ad- through the state this session will rough eastern Payne have a map of the pro- ETSi route. The line which will trans- PUlverized coal through with water to shove it will pass east of just south of Paw- and it looks like it goes Cushing. It state just north and exits and east of Sail•- and north and east of xxx nothing like a civil siren going off about his pro- tnsurance. I have an in an uninsured Perkins and Thurs- afternoon when the :hed and the off, I realized a Plucked chicken must &bout the only con- thing 1 could think Was to close the win- before the drapes and got wet. The storm? if it did, "the thing ost feared would be rue"....but it wasn't, and seldom is. The as welcome, and the out brightly. chirping of the year has surely tt the spring! xxx in the Osage County where McDonald's seen at prairie from Bartlesville, Ochelata and Points were called in the fire south of Bar- that burned all day into the night. suffering from attacks," after of hot work. of the Barnsdall fire- of little white Red arts scooting up and COunty roads treat- firemen for their Attacks .... Me- hamburgers, no McDonald's at put their crew and prepared doz- free hamburgers Weary The fred them. to if I was out a fire, I can't anything I'd rather eat than a good old xxx friend of mine at Dr. Pipe, the oli- n surgeon (plumber) Came up with the Of what the dif- Was between a OUthouse and a WPA to the good the regular out- consisted of a little With a wooden box i!. EVery so often the new man would come night and empty all over town Some lime, and Igly, the old town up for a while lgs settled down rl. the WPA came designed a little on ack Pagel Former Gardner Station will soon Sirens sound tornado warning 150 turn out for Concerned be new drugstore for Perkins last Thursday Perkins, Stillwater and Taxpayers first meeting Grady and Edith Gardner Ripley encountered their viewed their former business first severe storm of the Spring season. All three site as a sign of progress. "I don't feel sad about the remodeling of our former Gibble station," Mrs. Gard- ner said, "as I'm so glad to have a drug store here in Perkins." Calvin Anthony told the Journal this week that plans are in progress to open the Perkins Drug Store April 4. He will be open each week day from 8:30 to 7:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. In the beginning, the pharmacy will be open only from 1:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. These hours are temporary due to the arrival of stock and other necessary facilities. A Grand Opening is being scheduled , after the stock is completed, and the pharmacy will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for the customer's convenience. Anthony said he would operate on a cash basis in order to give more competi- tive prices. The opening will feature a sale and a drawing to acquaint the community with the drug store and the new employees who are Lorene Redus and Evelyn Scott. The Gardners built the building in 1967 and operated the station for five years. They sold out to Don Roberts and Johnny Payne who put in a Conoco Station. However, Harland Wells is now co-owner with Roberts. Mr. Gardner reminisced about the improvement in that block in the past ten years. "They tore down what was originally a bank building, then a plumbing shop before the new bank was built. Our corner where Anthony's Drug Store is to be located still had a big shed which had been a horse barn and later a station. Then Buck Coppinger built a garage before we purchased the corner. We moved these out with a bull dozer and built the building which is now being remodeled." However, the Gardners first moved to Perkins in 1946 and built the cleaning plant and opeerated it for a few years before they moved to the location which adjoins Cupids on the south. They also operated a Gibble Station there. Now Mr. Gardner, a Park and Recreation Board member, says fishing is his main interest. Mrs. Gardner stated her main interests were her Sunday School class and "dabbling in art." She teaches a Class of high school boys and girls at the Christian Church. Recently she took a pen and ink class at Patty's. "I also had lessons in charcoal and drawing. My two sisters and my mother were artists." The Gardners have three children. Grady Val, who with his wife Kathy, is here temporarily until their home is finished in Stillwater. Jimmy teaches English in Japan, and Bonita (Warren) works at the First National Bank in Stillwater. Both Jimmy and "Bonnie" at- tended school here in Perkins. Edith Gardner grew up and attended school in Stillwater. Mr. Gardner lived in Duncan and southeast Texas before coming to Perkins. "We are looking forward to having the convenience of a drug store here in Perkins," the Gardners agreed. " towns sounded sirens for At least 150 concerned ton and still be allowed taxes as an elected official citizens to take cover, property owners met Tues- leniency as often happens in without the property owner Perkins sounded their siren day evening in the P-T high such criminal cases, having a right to vote on the around 4:30 p.m. on school gym to discuss The question was asked, question. At the same time Thursday, March 17. objectives and to gain "Where does the money state employees salaries The first indication of the members and support of all from growth and additional exceed almost twice the intensity of the storm property owners in Payne sales tax go? Youngker amount of the governos's appeared as a continual County, pointed out that the county salary. The major purpose was to rumbling sound which re- interest additional counties assessor saw fit to increase (Continued on Back Page) sembled thunder to some extent. No known damage in the effort to insure the voters that legal rights are [ occurred in the Perkins area not taken away from the although a tornado was responsible citizen in that he reportedly sighted just south retains the final say as to of the Cimarron River. Some debris was picked up by the whether, as a voter, that taxes go up or down, storm and possibly an according to Joe Youngker, uprooted tree. president of the organiza- ..... . Civil Defense spotted who presided at the meeting. another tornado nine miles "We want any proposed south and a half west of property tax increase justi- Stillwater at 4:51 p.m.  fled to the voters and they in according to the Stiilwater News Press. It was later turn, have the opportunity to approve' or disapprove the sighted four miles west of requested increase," Young- : .: .......  Ripley around 5 p.m. ,:: = ..... .... ker said in a soeech to the : ::J .;<:,=s- This vicinity received group. "We have lost that :!(  o,::?:!.: varying degrees of rain from :y--. '; :" ::=:: :<v. right. Now let's get it back." . =o one-half inch or more in The organization is state- some areas with various wide, initiated in Payne reports of hail and heavy rain county where the property in others. One Cushing Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gardner view their former observer spotted the funnel tax problem was explained business site as a stgn of progress. Calvin Anthony is aloft as it moved between by Youngker to have been  .... , most dramatically highlight- Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. is moving the regulimr replacing the former Gibble Station with a new drugstore Perkins, Stillwater and Cush- ed by a county assessor and which has been delaying work at the ne po.mltirc. which will open April 4. in•, the Daily Citizen some county officials who reported, have to agreat extent lost Gas eg lat bei g contact with reality and r u or n Lee Kirk and Sen. Murphy bridges ceased to be responsive to the feelings of property moved at Post Office owners. Ap il Here in Payne county, the will be dedicated in r are to concentrate on a Work is under way at the for equal co, st had previously statewide effort to win the new post office to move the been agreed upon. As a Ralph Moffeit, Cimarron Joyce Stanton who has Both men, Lee Kirk and support of property owners source of agitation which has result, they could not go Valley Historical Society headed the Robert Murphy "Bob" Murphy will become of all 77 counties, been blamed for much of the ahead with their end of the President, told the Journal project from its inception a permanent part of Payne In some instances, it was delay in the finishing of the bargain until both parties this week that the date for said, "I received a call this County and Oklahoma His- stated, legal study may be drive way on the alley. Virgil assumed an equal share of the dedication of the Robert week from the local Payne tory thanks to the Cimarron necessary to evaluate certain Mclntyre, Superintendent in the expense. Apparently, the Murphy Bridge on Highway County Highway Depart- Valley Historical Society tax conditions existing, charge of the Oklahoma situation has been worked 33 had been set for April 23. merit saying that the Committee headed by Joyce However, the main objective Natural Gas operation out of out since the Gas official said The ceremonies will begin at Oklahoma State office had Stanton, local historian, and seems to b e to maintain a Stillwater, said they had he felt the regulator would 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon confirmed the date and that to the Perkins Lion Club, as responsible government pro- been unable to work out an be moved and their end of preceding the scheduled the basesforthe monuments well as citizens of the gram to avoid further salary agreement with W.D. •is- the project finished this opening of the Lee Kirk had been poured and would Cimarron Valley. increase such as the recent hop, contractor, until re- week. Bridge on Sunday, April 24 be installed at either end of U.S. Congressman received cently. Work inside the building is at 2 p.m. It is felt the dates the bridge. The Perry office without a vote of the people, The Stillwater ONG office not finished, but with the on the same weekend will be will place the monuments to stop the deficit spending had made an effort to contact removal of the source of the at the taxpayers expense and Bishop since December of problem, citizens should be an advantage to dignitaries and plaques before the date Who? Where? without his voice in inflation- 1975. By December of 1976 able to look forward to more who will be invited to attend of the dedication. both occasions. The Okla- Speakers for the dedica- Wh ary spending, no agreement had come progress in the near future. homa State Transportation tion, other than Senator l]? Another concern of the about as to equal sharing in However, Frank Cundiff, officials were in agreement Robert M. Murphy, have not taxpayer, the president the expense of moving the postmaster saiditwillstill be that the two events on the as yet been confirmed. The Wh? believes, is the fact that any regulator which was ob- sometime due to the same week end would area surrounding the bridge group, religious sect or structing the driveway, inspection and other neces- possibly make the trips more has been cleaned up nicely • THE JOL otherwise, be able to take The gas company officials sary details and much work convenient for visitors, by the highway department, over b uildings in Washing- indicated the responsibility in moving. • doff! Capital Stock fiiimmI IUmUIlmlmImi•amaaaimaIUaauIUmIiUliuHaaaai i ooHn woo00,osou0000o,,, ., at Local Bank If you have something you • would like to sound ojf • about..just write a note to: • it Increased 1 The Journal. Box F. Perkins. • '• by LaVeta Randall He said documented facts probably never sees the Okla. 74059, or cal1547-2411. • The Capital Stock of The I Now that the death penalty by wardens and Sing Sing guillotine until he reaches l Payne County Bank of through the injection of a criminals substantiate this his destination in the early • Perkins has been increased I lethal dosage of drugs has theory. The doctor went on to hour." • from $200,000.00 to I been approved by the House say that he felt the one to be In other words, the risks, cost to the state would • Committee on Criminal executed should have some execution is over before the be the next cirterion," the • $300,000.00 by a stock • Jurisprudence, it seems we type of pre-medication to prisoner is hardly aware of • dividend, young attorney said. "Now This increase was neces- I are forced to face the issue as lessen the traumatic exper- what is happening. As a that the U.S.Supreme Court • sary due to the growth of the I citizens. This week, the ience of waiting for an result, he is spared the long has declared capitol punish- • bank over the past several editor has tried to obtain a intravenous injection to take agony oflivingin the shadow ment constitutional, this • years and will help the bank I varied group of opinions in effect. "Essentially, it is the of death on death row, would eliminate long periods • to serve the needs of the [ reard to how different waiting period on death row, sometimes for many years, of waiting unless the case is • I community better, according groups of people feel in knowing he is going to die, or whether or not he chooses to being appealed." • to Galen Holsinger, Presi- 1 different age and profes- waiting to die rather than die as Gary Gilmore did. Fried says he is personally • dent of the bank. sional groups. The results death itself--that is the most There is no opportunity for undecided as to whether or • I are: inhmane," Dr. Ewing said. the criminal to become a not the death penalty is a • "hero " "For example, the guillotine martyr or . great enough deterrent to • Lions have a is still used in France and is justify its use." If it is, then I • I probably more humane, suppose its alright.'" How- • record attendance The first person appro- although ithasnotbeenused ever, he does not believe • Bill Sasser, secretary for I ached was Dr. Robert K. since 1967. The prisoner When questioning Vance society has the right to pass • the Perkins Lions, reports I Ewing. The physician was never knows that he is to be Fried, attorney, concerning moral judgment simply as an • one of the largest turn outs in I very emphatic in his opinion 'be.headed' so on that fatal the use of lethal drugs to act of vengeance. 1 a long time on Monday that drug injection is much day, the guards sneak administer the death pen- • night. There were52 present I " more humane than other Silently into his cell in alty, he stated that he feels • for the dinner meeting and means of execution such as stocking feet before the The second physician • we need a system which • program. Lion Lewis Ed- the electric chair. "Most convict is awake. He is then contacted wasDr. J. Douglas • wards of the local club, state I hardened criminals have a shackled and taken immedi- minimizes the risk to the ,, general public and other Green, General practioner 1 trustee for the IOA, pre- death wish anyway, he ately to the place of inmates. Fried referred to and surgeon, Cushing. His I sented the program which I said, "and•any of the•beg execution. He doesn't have the potential availability of opinion was as follows: "I I • consisted of a progress • not to be released because time to think about it. the drug posing a threat have difficulty in accepting • report and future plans for • they realize they will kill Besides the shackles are his through theft or the possi- the death penalty in any • the ranch. He reported on • again--(as opposed to the main concern since they are form. It takes away the • • bility of abuse in the • the happenings in the past I first offender or lesser extemely painful to walk in. institution itself. • six months in which he has I crime.) 'The one to be executed (Continued on Page 10) • been involved with the IOA • "After considering the • program, illlliilllilllllilllgillllllHlllllll Illllililllllllllllllimlllllilllliliilillii