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April 18, 1957     The Perkins Journal
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The Only Newspaper In The State That Can Benefit Perkins and Community THE PERKINS JOURNAL C PY ---- n 9I00em More " By Bob Evams t,The hearty fishermen are back -d accoraing o their reports ltales) they have never caught many bass, and never were so big! brought I said they I 100 ,pounds of fish. But, I fin doesn't sound quite as he sd they would go in the morning and catch limit of 18 fish by noon. all around six pounds. They four days, and if they fish like that, it would a large truck to carry tem when he report- they didn't eat mch fish were there. Rushmore took the hon- the biggest one, six Only trouble with that is was the only one he caught four days, so it was reported. Butler took the hon- of the largest one last year has evidence of it in the McDanlel said that if you go there (Bull Shoals) to ask for the gudde named as he knows where to find didn't get to talk to Dale and Gene Thompson, so know how their catch was. both look like they have arm muscles, so they were imlling them in fast and or have been telling fish stories with arm included. x:c'x we were hearing but it was the chimes at the Methodist There wasn't much mel- or rhythm to it, but we found the, reason for that. Francis was at the Key board. said .he was helping install so evidently he was hitting keys while they tuned it up. X X X $'hur Holbrook byught in evidence to the Lions meeting the wheat damage following ice storm Friday. Many of" armers are concerned about wheat, oats and barley. Kirk said that during a trip r Newkirk Sunday, it didnt k so good. Agronomist Gaylord nes reported, however, that Declalists at Oklahoma A&M doesn feel that the freeze did as Uch damage as it was first tlought.. -  X X X e want to encourage you to attend the weekly Saturday draw tt s in Perkins. Someone is tie richer each week at the of your Perkins mer- This week the drawing two $10 and five $1's. There is a large ad in an inside .l-ge this week that is encourag- l You to look arbund in Perk- stores first while shopping, In a town this size, it is next 'inpossible that every item t you might need or want is ked in the stores, but hund- I and hundreds of items that[ oll need and want are here at 1 doorstep, and usually at low- [ Prices than you can get them I eleWhere. ven if prices on some items are slightly higher, when you ider the national average of l0 cents a mile to drive after em elsewhere, have you saved? We attempt to serve the read- er of the Journal by bringing them the latest news of their eotumunity as well as the manY Rres, bargains and services of- eel by merchants here. Some ef the desired, services and wares are not offered here, so we accept advertising frbm where they are. We will admit that this adver o tg is not only for the readers, httt for the sake of their paper the Journal, who must have this qtddRional revenue, to survive. rising costs, the operation weekly newspaper in a small is becomnig more difficult PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. Thursday. April 18, 1957 IRural Fire Alarm [Brmsale Will IBe In May System Will Start i paaynYe 1coSty rural residents' are receiving cards and infor- mation this month that will pro- Yide them with a new plan in fire protection in the rural areas. The Perkins fire department is workLng with oter county de- partments and the County Home Demonstration office and clubs] in setting up a card file fire alarm No 30 It was announced at the Lions meeting Monday that the Broom Sale would be held Saturday, May 11. The Sale was snowed out last Friday. Final plans were announced for the annual Easter egg hunt to be held for the kiddies of the community this Sunday at 2:00 p. m.. at the park. , The officer nomination com- mittee presented the list, of nom- inations for officers for the com- ng year, which the club approv- ed. They were: President, John system on farm homes. This sys- Summers; First Vicc/-president, tern will be used to give direct,- Bob Evans; Second Vice-Presl- ions, location, and the amount -ent Ga lord Hanes Third Vice of water and the type andnum-  '- Y --.- --; ...... " ......... ,resioen, rer uler; ec- er o DUlIQIngs on each farm. 1 r "rurer Galen Hol- will make ]t possible for 1 e, . I singer" Lion Tamer, Me vin Sag r" the life department nearest the I TaP ter Marion Jarvis- Dir- farm home to be on their way in I ecrs, Bob 'Chesney, Roy 'Crabs a marker of minutes, and will I and Palmer Sadler. Directors re- know just what equipment and maining this year are Ralph Gray manpower will be necessary to extinguish a fire at that particu- lar home. A numbering system designed and used by the Central Rural Electric Cooerative in Stillwater is being applied to the fire card system. Each farm home will have a number. This number will be listed on /two cards, one to be put by the telephone, and the other to be completed with dlr- ectlorts to the home, kind of water system available on the place, type and nurn6er of build- ings, and other information. This card should be returned to the Payne County Home Demons t ra- tion agenb in the self addressed envelope provided, and from there it will be given to the fire de- part_e,.n.arest..he arm hoae. When the farm resident finds it necessary to report a fire he will call operator, or the de- partment nearest his home, and give the number on the card posted near his phone. The fire department will immediately pull the numbered card from their file and will have the location and other information at hand. The system does not go into effect until May 1, and although many have completed filling out their cards, Stillwter fire au|h- orities ask that people do not use the number assigned yet, as the card file systems will not be completed in the various fire stations unt41 May I. I Farmers are urged to take out] the fire run clause in their in-[ surance policy. In most cases this costs only one dollar a year, ! ,and Hurley Blumer. These nom- inations will be voted on at a future date. There were 35 members, one guest, Bob Wells and a new mere her Joe Lafitte, present for the meeting. Everyone enjoyed a din- ner consisting of beef and noodles mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, green beans, cherry cobbler and coffee. Meade Services Were Saturday In Tulsa .... _ Mrs Harriet Meade, 67, widow of the Rev C. D. Meade, pioneer Oklahoma minister a,'l former pastor of Centenary Methodist church was found dead Thurs- day; April 11 at her home near Ingley, appearently-the victim of a heart attack. A son, Robert Meade,"Tuls$ said Mrs Meade had not apire u ill when she talked with a per- son by telephone about one hour before her body was foffld in the yard of the cabin site. Mrs Meade had been staying at the cabin on Grand Lake at intervals since her husbands death in December. She was born at Iola, Kan., and as a child came to Indian Ter- ritory. After her marriage, she lived at Muskogee, Miamf, Bkist- ow, Shawnee, Medford Norman, Edmond, Fort Worth, sa. and Parsons Kan., where he leld pest and will enable the fire depart- ] orates during more than 49 years ment to collect for the run made in the ministery. out of town, The Perkins fire-] At the time of his death Mr department will make a rural run regardless of the insurance fire run clause, but would appreciate everyone taking advantage of that part of their insurance, as it will enable the rural truck to be more adequately equipped and maintained at all times. each year. Over 15 small town papers have closed up in Okla- homa in the past 6 years. This will never happen in Perkins as long as we receive the continuect support of advertisers in Perkins and some in Stillwter and Cush-- ing. Advertising is a triple-com- bination service that benefit the consumer, merchant and news- paper. We will go along with the idea of the merchants here to "Com- pare Quality, Convenience and Prices. in Perkins first, and then shdp Where You Must". We don't feel that any mer- chant, whether in Perkins, Cush- ing Stillwater, Guthrie, Chandler or where, would ask anymore or any less than the above slogan. Tley are asking the same thing in every town. If you can't get the item you wart at home, then do the next best thing. X X X Do you have any extra or old Pecans you want to get rid of? We know some people that hae couple of pet squirrels thab have depleted their winter stock of nuts, and need some more. We will trade them Out for a subscription oray up to 10 cents a pound for them. and Mrs Meade were living in Perkin where he was serving as a supply pastor. Survivors Include two other sons, CeCil D. Meade, St., Tulsa, and Paul Meade Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs Isaac Fulton, Perkins, and Mrs Merle Red- wood. Buffalo, Mont., and seven grandchildren. Services were held at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in the Centenary Meth- odist church. Interment was in Memorial Park cemetery under direction of the Ninde Funeral directors. Forest Valley Garden Club Meets The Foresb Valley Garden club met in the home of Mrs Bill Hickman Friday with an all day meeting and luncheon at noon. The day was spent making baskets with Mrs Hiokman and Mrs O E Cowley presenting the Lesson. In te afternoon MYs Ida Tay- lor conducted the business meet- ing. Those present were Mesdames Ida Taylor, Gladys Newport Gay Clark "Nell ichois, ,agnes Cow- ley, Oriole Ball, Ruth Courtright. Mary Evans, Elsie Saint, Myrtle Courtrlght, Miss Mable Willett, and the hostess. Mrs Viola Hick- man. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs Gladys Newport with Mrs Agnes Cowley present- ing the lesson, "Making Hats.' Band Beosters Won't Meet Mort. Marie Darby And EGG. HUNT WILL BE SUNDAY Cegil Redus The Perkins Lions club will Are Selected Four Perkins highschool stu- dents were honored last week when they were selected by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as delegates and alternate delegates to Boys and Girls state June 8 through 15. Marie Darby and Cegil Redus will represent the two organiza- tions at. the BOYs Rnd Girls State. The Girls State is to be held at OCW at Chickasha and BOys State will be at O U in Norman. Alternates selected were Marl- lyn Youngker and Curtis Fisher. Candidates for boys and girls state must be Juniors in high- school and are selected for their high morale character, honesty and courage and for leadership, scholarship and for cooperative- nesa These meetings are a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship, designed to bring the boYs and girls of Oklahoma a greater knowledge of the fun- damtal principles of govern- ment; to inform them of their rightss and privileges as citizens and to inculcate a deep sense of responsibility to the community, State and Nation. Marie is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Darby, and a junior In the Perkins htghschool. She is active in Band FIIA, Rainbows, CYF and a member of the Perk- ins Christian church. She has bee Marie Darby a representative to Colorado in Rainbow, three year letterman in band has received the Lions club award, was junior class queen Runner up for camp scholarship, assistant church organist, past worthy advisor in Rainbows for two terms. Elected Grand Page at Grand Assembly last session, and is an assistant Bible school teacher. Cegil, delegate to boys state, is the son of Mr and Mrs C C Redns. He is active in Band, base- hall and baskRtball, having leter- ed two years in band, one year Cegtl Red in basketball and three years in t baseball. His summer activities in I clude little league baseball, where / he Is outsanding pitcher and j also plays outfield. He received I top honors in Farm Shop at the FFA competition at, Okmulgee last week. He was in the junior play and has received the Lions club award. He is a member of the Baptist church. Cegil received a writeup in the Perkins Jo again this year host the local youngsters in the annual Easter Egg hunt Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p. m. at Memorial park West of the ball field. The children will be divided in- to age goups and turned loose to hunt for the hundreds of eggs. In case of bad weather, the hun| will be postponed until the foll- owing week. Lions members are asked to bring a dozen hard boiled eggs or two dozen candy eggs to the Lions den Sat4n-day morning. If you choose to bring candy eggs, wrap them in pairs with cello- phane paper. " --@ Roundup Club Will Ride In Parade The '89'ers day celebration and parade in Outhrie Monday was the topic of Tuesdays Round-up club meeting and it was declded that the club would Join with the Lions club in preparing a float to advertis the Perkins 4th of July celebration and Rodeo in the Guthrie parade. Verlin Fulton gave instructions for riders who will participate in the parade. Mrs Jess Youngker was appointed the assistant to parade marshall. New members are Mr and Mrs H. M. Cross, and were present for the meeting. Other new members are Mr and Ms Lyle Hayes, Mr and Mrs Hubert Moorman, and Mr and Mrs Bennett. Mary Coe and Evelyn Cruse showed a sample of the ew shirts and blankets. Garvin and Evelyn Crse willu go to Oklaloma City Wednesday to purchase the re- maining shirts and fringe. Club members are to meet in Outhrle on Monday at 9:0a. lm to be ready to get in format, ion for the parade. All members are to fix a basket dinner to be pread together. Members are urged to be at the rodeo grounds Sunday to practice riding and to be assign- ed a position for Mondays ,para- de. Refreshments were served by Mrs Fiolle and Mrs Hardy. Mrs Harrier To Present Pupils in Recital April 23. The pupils of Mrs Max Horner will present their annual Spring recital, April 23, at 8 p. m. in the Auditorium of the Christian church. Students participating are Steven Gartman, Carolyn Martin, Ellen Barnes, Eloise Hast, ings, Glenna Gartman, Glenda Mercer, Marie Darby, Carol Sue Butler and Donna McGee. The public is cordially invited, Egg Hunt Sagers Have New Son Mr and Mrs Melvin Sager are the parents of a son born Wed- nesdaY, April 11 ,in the Cushing hospital. He weighed nine pounds and three ounces. He was named Steven Miles. several years ago, declaring him the youngest blacksmith in oa- homa. He still hIPS liis dad in the Redtm Welding shop. Marily Youngker, who was chosen alternate is active in spots and band, and is a mem- ber of the Christian church in Perkins. She was a cdidate for the Bridge dedication queen in 1954 and also band queen. She played a leading part in the junior play this year. She has lettered two years in basketball and four years in band. Curtis Fisher is alternate dele- gate to BOys State. He is active in band, having been a member for six years. He was also a nmber of tle th, junior play cast, and has won the Lions club award. He is a member of the MYF at the Methodist church, and a member of the Methodist ,church choir. He has been active in Boy Scou for the paSt few years, Vol. 6 Town Sells Pipe To Pact Gas Co. Negotiations between the Town of Perkins and the Pact Gas Company began last Wednesday evening when the Town council et in special session to proceed on the transactions to make the own owned portion of the gas system available to Pact at their offer price of $5,000. A unamious vote of the retLring council, and the approval of the new eouncll, paved the way for the negotiations that will enable Pact to sell their interests here to Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. This action followed a meeting Monday evening, APril 8, when re- presentablves of Pact revealed that they would have to purchase the Perkins owned portion of the distributing system before" the sale to Oklahoma Natural could be completed. The Monday meeting closed with the council tenatively accept ng the offer of $5,000, but re- quested several days o investi- gate the worth of the portion ow '4d by the town. Les Huis, vice-president of Pact and D. O. Cubbage, Pact attorney, reported in the April 8 meeting that negotiations between Pact and Oklahoma Natural started in January, but through some error the fact that Perkins town own- ed a portion of the distributing system "here was omitted, and negotiations stopped until Pact could obtain ownership of the system in its entirety. Cubbage explained that it made no diff- erence whether Pct or. Natural purshased the line, as long as complete posession was given to one or the other. Pac has operated the system here for the past 39 years. Prior to that time, Perkins citizens had voted a bond, and attempted to install their own system, which inciuded pipe and meters on hand. The pipe was installed, but con-, nections were not made until Pact took over the project and com- pleted the system and installed the meters. Huls produced a cheCk at the April 8 meeting showing Pact had purchased the meters. Pact officials explained their desire to sell the system was dUe to the illness and death of Dick Turtle, president and partner of the Pact Company. Also, it was explained that, it was becoming more difficult for smaller com- panys to maintain a supply of gas, and it was felt that okla- homa NatUral Gould bes serve the towns now serviced by Pact. It is the general opinion of [he council that the $5,000 from the sale of the pipe will be used for water improvement, which has been a sore spot for Perkins re- sidents for some time. Discolora- tion of the er has made it necessary for housewives to do their washing over as man as three times. i Wyant Services held Saturday Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Saturday in the Strode Chapel at Stiilwater for Charlie p. Wyant, 70, route 1, Perkins, who, died Thursday at StilIwaber Municipal hospital. The Rev. O. L. Messenger of- ficlated with interment at Olivet cemetery under the direction of the Strode funeral home. Charlie P. wyant was born on September 18 ,1886, at Talequah. 'He was married in 1904 to Emmm Line Dalton at Talequah but has lived in and near Stillwater and Perkins since 1923. He was a re- tired farmer. He is survived by his widow. five sons and one daughter. ey are Earl of Wichita; Lester, Rt. I, Perkins; Curtis, Rt. 3, Still- water; Charles, Salt Lake City, Utah and L, J. of Stillwater. The daughter is Mrs Ella Wiham, Cushing, Two sons died in Infant" Tlere are 21 grandchildren and seven great,grandchildren.