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6-The Journal, Thursday, March 31, 1977 Thirc[ Grade Pow-wow The 3rd grade held its annual Indian Paw Wow at 2:30 Man. April 21 with each one in Mrs. Evans room and the 3rd graders in Mrs. Ewings room participating. After entering the room to a Buffalo Feast Dance Song the grop sang two Indian songs and sat down Indian style on their sit-upons made from paper sacks. Derek Herring gave a report about Pueblos and Lonny Lowe helped him. A corn dance was done by Julie Ryan, Teresa Lile, Jeff Watts, Cheri Duffle, Corn grinders--Torren Wolfe, Gerald Phillips, Scott Matheson. Greg Rose and Kim Houck told about and Indian game they made. Jennifer Gibson reported on Novokos showing a hogan made of clay by her committee, and Danny Cou- ch helped. Lisa Harper told about an Indian Game, Danny Couch and Lisa Owens showed. A rain dance was done by Colt FerriU, Kathryn Ross, Mike Bozeman, Kim Berger and John Vogt. Kathryn Ross gave a report about N.W. Indians. Colt pointed to their mural. David Meyer reported on Plains Indians and Todd Kucks showed a boomerang and other displays their committee made. Chert Duffle reported on N.E. Indians and Jeff Watts pointed to their mural. Kim Berger read the recipe for Indian Bread and each guest was served a piece by Teresa Lile. Skippy helped. A real war dance was done by Bruce and Wade Fields. Several parents; second grade Kindergarten, Mr. Miller's and Mrs. McGe- hee's classes came as guests. Join the crowd! Subscribe to The Perkins Journal 'Remember When You could buy Good Old Fashioned Dry Smoked Meats and sit down to a Flavorful Meal of Smoked Foul and Pork? Well. that's still possible at Cupid's Old Fashioned Meat Market.', / Taking orders for: SMOKED TURKEY TURKEY BREASTS II I II SMOKED HAMS CHICKENS Yes, We have I00ORK ROAS,TS ,b 9e, i • OPEN Thursdays through Tuesdays CUPID'S $? e° Old Fashioned Meat Market Acro. From City Hall in Perkins Open 8:30 a.m. 9p.m. ClosedWednesdoys 8:30 e.m. "Open Every Phone Sunday 1.547-2266 2nd and 3rd Graders write about Spring We are so happy to have our student teacher with us all the time now. Her name is Mrs. Richardson. She helps us all. The third grade enjoyed the social studies unit on Indians with Mrs. Evans. We were very pleased with the pow wow. This was a nice learning experience. We were also proud of Derek Herring at the spelling bee. The second grade is excited about the new reading book and workbook, "Shining Bridges." We can hardly realize that we are on our last nine weeks of this school year. You should see our new desks and ehairsZ Boy, are we proua! We miss Mrs. Hardin in Science, but she is home and we wish her a speedy recovery. Mrs. Ewing likes to give us sentence starters for us to write short stories. This week some of us did: I like sprin because: Spring is nice and that's when I get ready for summer. Deena Jo Hastings The flowers are blooming and the grass is green, what's wrong with spring? Suzann Casey Easter is in spring, and trees turn green, the grass turns green too, and the flowers bloom. Also, pretty colors are all over the room. Leanna Biggs The trees start to get green leaves and it starts to get warm. The very best thing of all is that school gets out in srping, and then summer starts. Lori Luster You can color eggs, and Easter is in spring and we get Shining Bridges to read in reading. Chet Cundiff I like spring because there are flowers, green grass, and new little trees grow. Jean Manke I like spring because Easter is in spring. Steven Nichols It gets warmer, and I get to wear my shorts and go barefoot. I have fun finding Easter eggs, and I play with my dog. Robin Matheson I like spring because flowers start to bloom. It is warm. The air is fresh. Jolinda Bostian It is warm sometimes. You can swim, ride horses, go fishing, fly kites, and when school starts next time I will be in 3rd grade. You can ride motorcycles, hunt for eggs, draw bunny rabbits, go to the zoo and have fun. Flowers bloom, grass turns green, and the trees look pretty. Monica Gottfield Easter is in spring and I get to go on an egg hunt. Russ Pace There is green grass to play in. Flowers start to grow. Trees blossom in pretty colors, and my mommy comes home. It's nice and cool, some days it's warm, and teachers are nicer, but Mrs. Ewing doesn't need to be Melissa Strain Our room is colorful for the spring season and Mrs. Richardson is helping us make clever clocks, using squares, cubes, and trian- gles. We wish Jean Manke and Lonny Lowe happy birthday this month and we wish you a Happy Easter and happy Licensed Louis' Insured Pest Control Tree Spraying.Termites Roaches.Rodeats 918-374-2243 or 374-2434 Ti Okla. SHELTON LUMBER CO. Lumber & ill other huildinR materials 9th end LOWRY STILl,WATER. OKLA. Drifting Down Memory Lane with Ward Hays THE INAUGURAL TRAIN Excitement ran high in the fall of 1907. Oklahoma Territory was to become a State and have its own Elected Governor. Oklahoma Territory joined with Indian Territory and the great Cherokee Nation. They wo- uld be joined to the United States as one state. I guess no one likes to ride a train better than I do unless it would be Lawrence Gibbs of the Stillwater News Press. In my life I have ridden ,.tousands of miles on the train. But I guess the most exciting ride I ever took was on the Special Ten Coach train. It was made up at Arkansas City and was called the Inaugural train. It hauled passengers to Guthrie Okla- homa to the Inaugural of Ok]ahomas first Governor. I and my two older brothers had gotten up at 4 a.m. that morning of November 16th, 1907 to make the train that would arrive in Stillwater at 7 a.m. Our father and mother thought it would be very educational for we boys to attend the innauguration. We arrived at the depot just as the train was coming to a halt. The car we got in was filled with Indians, Chiefs with beautiful feathered head dress reading nearly to the floor, also wearing Buckskin pants and beaded moccasins. The Indian wo. men wore shawls or beautiful blankets with dress and beaded moccasins. The teenage girls and boys dressed very much alike, each wearing one feather in their hair, beautiful colored blankets or shawls and beaded moccasins. All the Indians regardless of tribe were dressed in their best. The Indians were very friendly. The passenger train stopped at Ripley, Vinco, Goodnight, Coyle to take on more passengers. The train arrived at Guthrie at 9:10 a.m., just 20 minutes before the Inaugural was to take place. It took that 20 minutes to get off the train and to the Capitol building. We had heard that the new Governor would take the oath of office on the front steps of the Caitol building, but instead he took the oath in his hotel suite at the Royal Hotel. According to my notes from the Guthrie Leader Saturday evening, Nov. 16th, 1907, Governor Haskell was given the oath by Leslie G. Niblack, special notary, who took out the Commission at the request of Governor Haskell. The ceremony was brief. Others in the suite of rooms at the Royal at the time the oath was given were Mr. and Mrs. Haskell, three sons and three daughters, Senator Robert L. Owens and his brother Tom from Musko- gee; Dr. J.W. Durke, Guthrie; Joe Thomson, A.D. Gambarger and Private Secretary Sandlin. According to my notes from the Guthrie Leader, Governor Haskell said, "1 solemnly swear," then kissed his wife and children. The swearing in took placed at 9:30 central time. While we were waiting on the Capitol steps for the new Governor to arrive, the news came through the grape-vine that Governor Haskell had received a wire from President Rossevelt at Wa- shington, D.C. that at exactly 10:!6 o'clock eastern time Presklent Roosevelt had signed a Proclamation ad- mitting Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory jointly as an American State of the United States. Little forma- lity attended the Ceremony which meant so much to the people of both Territories. In appending his signature to the Proclamation, the Pre- sident used a pen formed from a quill made from a feather plucked from the wing of an American Eagle. The pen was later deposited with the Oklahoma Historical Society. I wouldn't at(erupt to tell evet3thing just as it hap- pened, but one of the things that was very interesting to me was the marriage of Mr. Oklahoma to Miss Indian Territory, which was sole- mized by the Rev. W.H. Dodson pastor of the First Baptist Church. Baptist Church. The Indian Woman, a Creek and very beautiful, was from Musko- gee and represented the Indian Territory. The marriage ceremony took place on the steps of the Carnegie Library. The Whi- taker Orphan Band com- posed of 16 boys and girls, who had been invited by special request of Governor Haskell, played the Star Spangled Banner at the conclusion of the ceremony. Governor Haskell took a second oath of office on the steps of the Carnegie Library about 12 noon or soon after. Special trains from every direction brought train loads of people, and when Governor Haskell made his Inaugural Address it was judged that some 40,000 people heard it. When the governor began his address my older brother, who was seventeen, went to a near by grocery store and bought a half pound of cheese, a half pound of lunch meat, a half pound of crackers, and a quart bottle of milk. Each one cost a nickel making the lunch for th htree of us costing 20 cents. "c drank our milk from telescope drinking cups which every one carried in those days as law has been passed against public drinking cups. We watched the parade from the top steps of the library we had a god view. Governor Haskell's first words in his address were "Fellow citizens you have just heard one of the greatest bands in our new state of Oklahoma. Never has any one played the Star Spangled Banner better. The sixteen Indians boys and girls of mixed tribes, as well as all Indians, have the right to full American citizenship. None of the Indian children in the band was over, 'xteen years old. Governor Haskeli went on to say, "These Indian boys and girls that have played the Star Spangled Banner so beautiful for us to day should be honored as they are all descendants of the great Cherokee Nation and all full blood Americans. And I want all of you to know that all the Indians here to day are here at my request. Everyone cheered. The parade started later about 1 p.m. For the next two hours my two brothers an6 l watched the parade from our perch on th, top steps of the Library. First in the parade was the Mounted Police, next was the Whittaker Orphan band, next Muskogee light horse Cavalry troops. Then in first carriage Governor Haskell, Lieutenant Governor George Peliamy, and Judge Frank Dale. I believe in the second carriage was the out-going Territoral Governor, Frank Frantz and his staff. There were ten bands from around over the state, hundreds of horse backers dressed in full cowboy attire with chaps, boots, and spurs. Also many x3men riding side saddle w;th beautiful mou,tts. C( ,e,ed wagon "Surrys wit' he Frings on Top," buck Joards, buggies and two wheel carts. There were hundreds of Indians horse back with all their finery. Some of the Indians chief's feathers were from their head gear reaching below their feet. It was a parade I will never forget as long as I have a memory. It was one of the most beautiful parades I ever seen in my life. The Indians riding their spotted ponies were very beautiful. As I and my two older brothers sat stop the Library steps a whole new world opened up in fornt of us. The parade seemed like it would never end, and th,msands of people in every type of dress and head gear were milling around in the streets. Then about 3 p.m. the special train whistle begin to blow. That meant we had but 30 minutes to get to our train, so we left our perch atop the Library steps and headed for the depot. It was slow going because hundreds of other people were heading for the train also. We got on the train in the car with the Indians. We had enjoyed them so much on the way to Guthrie that morning they were all in very high spirits. They all felt that maybe now the Indian would have some say in Government, but for most of them it was mere wishful thinking. The train trip back to Stillwater which lasted for and hour and a half was a very pleasant one. As the conductor came through our car calling Stillwater next stop. We three boys walked through the car bidding our new found Indian friends Good by. Just being able to with the Indians and them dressed in beautiful costumes was worth the train trip. a.m. we were back home twelve hours after we left. As we ate our meal, father said, "I you three boys to write essay on what you saw heard today on your want you to write fresh in your minds, can wait until tomorrow am sure you are all tired." The next day we wrote essay, and that evening them to father. Still from our trip the day we three went ups bed. Next morning at breakfast table father our essays were very While the wording was a different it was easy to that the three of you stayed together and very closely, as all you boys painted a picture of the days ings. 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