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April 25, 1957     The Perkins Journal
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Only Newspaper In The State That Can Benefit Perkins and Community THE PERKINS J00()URNAL m 5c Copy u pERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. Thursday, April 25, 1957 ! An Item More Show Band- Lions i'ri ts a en 00fl Rain. rain, tornados, and more [ The Lions club members heard rain. Monday evening the funnels | an address by Paul Knowles, field ZI!':: Stage Show Will iii!i!i,i:00il director of the Leader Dog Lions program, on the work being done by the Leader Dogs for the Blind. Th2s organization started and backed by Lions dubs, provides dogs for the blind all over the country. Mr Knowles has been blind since birth. He had his own leader dog with him and told about the use of the dog and how much it mcans to a blind person. Knowtes also explained the eye bank which is being plan ned here in Oklahoma which would help to restore the vision of many blind people. The home talent variety show which has been tenatively set for the evening of May 3 was diussed. The show which will be produced jointly by the Band Boosters club and the LiOns and will use home talent exclusively and promises to be quite interest ing with some of the acts that, are being planned. The menu Monday evening con sisted of Fish, baked beans, po- tatoe salad, cole slaw and pum- pkin pie. There were 34 members and five guests present for the meeting. Mrs. Scott's Father Dies Tt0000rsday ordlObert Esta Gripe, of Weather , father of Mrs Dennis Scott of Perkins, died early Thursday mor , e  of 78. He had een in poor health the past year. Funeral services were held at I2omas. Okla., Saturday, April 20. Robert Esta Gripe was born near Quincy, Ill., September 22. 1878 to Jacob and Ermaline Gripe. He grew to manhood near Mal hall, Okla., where he was mar- ried to Blanche Emma Logue on December 25, 1901. In 1902 they came to this vicinity in a covered wagon and bought s homestead 12 miles north of Hydro. To this union were born six children, four girlg and two boys. In 1912 he became a member of the Church of the Brethren a Thomas where he was superin- tendent and deacon for many years. Surviving are t.wo sons. Ernest Gripe of Gearv, Theo of Thomas one adopted son, Charles Gripe of Dodge City, Kan., _three daugh- ters, Pearl Herndon of Medford, Thelma Scott of Perkins. and Eunice Bateman of Oklahoma lty. There are ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. His iand one datlghter preceeded in death. Bess Miller Injured In Fall During the Roundup club prac tice Sunday afternoon at the arena, Bess Miller was trown from the horse she was riding "and recelved a crushed vertebra. She is now in the Stfllwater Melba Davis of Oklahoma City spent the weekend With her moth er, Mrs Jim Davis. we'll take a chance and run it AINI' IT ,THE TIU'rH . They find fault with the editor, And say he should be shot; That cohnnns are as peppy .. a cemetery lot. They say he shews poor judg- ment, The jokes, they say are stale, On upper floors they holler, On lower floors they wall. But when the paper's issued (We say it with a smile), If someone doesn't get one You can hear him yel a mile! You know, there's more truth to that poem than you might think. And for gosh sakes, keep on hollering when you m/m yotw copy of the Journal, Thats music were skipping around Payne County and putting several Perk- ins residents in the hole for the second time in three days. Sat- Urday weather alerts were out and Monday a tornado went over Stfllwater. A few minutes later, two were sighted near Cushing, which is getting near Perkins There are always several, in- cluding Police Chief Harral, who keep a keen weather eye out during these alerts, and it looks like there will be plenty of warn- ing for Perkins residents with television, radio and the lookouts. However, for more assurance and safety, two - way radio hookup With Stillwater and Cushin Dolice departments, should be nade. That wOuld give the town some communication in case teleo PhOne lines should go out, and WOUld be beneficial in fire and Police protection. X Y-f you heard pretty music (?) eming from the Lions Den Mon- day evening, then you havt heard a sample of what is in store for You Friday, May 3, at the Com- -unity building when the Lions club and Band I club join forces to present one of the big- gest and best variety shows that Wilt be produced in Perkins for - s0Ze time. Mrs Dale Holbrook and Mrs John Summers are directing the .I Whh will featur tal- Ut of the two organizations, the -larceeds to be used to assist, the bad, and pay the bill for this Years Band Festival. xxx Perhaps this little chuckle -.Package is late, and should have come up last year, but we Will re- Deat it here as we lifted'it from the Lions magazine. A tourist traveling through the lrought country got into con- versation with an old settler and his son at a filling station. "Looks as if we might have some rain," said the tourist. 'Well, I hope so," replied the native, "not so much for my- self as for my boy here# I've seen ":it rain." xxx Rich Grimm is busy with the llnt brush this week. Warren's grocery was the first one to be: brightened up by the brush now RAch is painting the of the Mshrush buildings .housin entral Jundries, Dr. ]gvings office. Grays Real Estate a!d the Telephone office. The Journal building is due for paLnt some time this sum- The 'buflding on Main be- Cadfff's station will be soon with an ice cream going in it has been re- We were telling Galen Hol- about the Brothers of the organization in Yale that made it appear that razor salesmen have taken a dis- to Yale merchants. Galen for heavens sakes don't get started here, because I sure went to got n the tank. Well, perha he wouldn't be only one to go in, but we do that the Yale bunch are fun wlth their whisker to boost Yales contrl- to m Centenal celehrat- You probly wouldn't recog your former Journal editor Brow With his new look. was over last Friday, and had to take a second to see just vhat it was. x x x We frown on printing poetry, bt have run some poems for lOple in the past, so we'll just t one that we thought was cute. Betty Carder, Tryon reporter for the Journal she ran on to tll, and EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE - It was beginning to look doubtful if there were any old pictures of the west side of mainstreet, hut here is evidence that the photographer that tOOk so mamy ur bak then didn't just of his door and start ehooting. (his shop was on the west s/de of Main, near the Bank). Most everyone will be able to recognize the picture above as it was then what it is today, the Paine County Bank. The picture was taken in 1910. know who wrote it, so to our ears. !:%: ' i:: i::.: : The picture below is the Hicks Hotel, which was located on the land now oceltied by War- ren's Grocery. It burned out in April 1914, as did all the build- ings bween the Peat Office and the Bank Building. Evident ly the people are Mr. Hi.ks a his fmnfly. Can anyone Identify the maa in the picture of the BaA build ing? Mrs J. W. Rentfrow brought in the picture of the Hotel and Moore the bak picture. No. 31 Perkins Is Well Represented At Guthrie Perkins was well represented in Mondays annual version of the Guthrie 89'era day celebration parade, with the local Roundup club, band and Perkins official goodwill ambassador and favorite citizen, Frank Pistol Pete" Eat- on on hand. The Perkins highschool march- ing band won first place in class DD, with a $35 prize for their marching ability. Pistol Pete took his place in the annual event oa a float with Rollie Goodnight, another Oklahoma old timer. The Roundup club was out in force, and were dressed in their new club riding uniforms for the first time this year. Perkins was also represented by the Lions Club and Roundup club with an entry in the affair reminding the some 50,000 view- Vol. 67 Council Will Take Office In May The recently elected Perkins Town council will take Office Monday, May 6 with two new embers and two crrr-overs from the last administration. The lineup now consists of PaUl Weems and Del Lewis, who will serve another term, and Walt Martin and Fred Kolosick who will take up the job for the first time in Perkins. Martin serv ed many years on the Council at Oilton before moving to Perkins. Paul Weems was unopposed in the election, and Del Lewis squeez ed by Phil Hughes by 4 votes. Walter Martin and Arthur Jenk- ins were in the race in Ward 2. Fred Kolceick won over Mayor Everett Lawrence In another close raee. Others who will begin in town. administration are W. K. Hist0rieai Society Meeting Will Be Smla At Sgilwate The. annual meeting_ of the Payne County Historical society will be Sunday, April 28, at 2.00 p. m., In the Stillwater Public Library butlding,.accordL to John Melton, actl president. Speakers for the meeting wil ! be Dr Angle De. an authori on Oklahoma Hlstry; Dr H, L. Knight, head f the lLstory de- partment at Oklahoma A&I and Darrel Woodyard, also of A2kM. The public is invited to attend. meka l.unm hr Past NOble Gands of the Golden Star Rebekah lodge are planning a party  lodge Thursday evening to entertain the members of the lodge. Birthday lodge will also be observed. All ira embers re urged to attend. Lodge opens at 8:00 p/re. Joe Thompson, Fort Worth, Texas brother of Gene Thompson sln Monday visiting Gene and Mattie Lee. Spending Saturday with Mr and M SiS el w Mr mml, Mrs Paul Vermflllon of Okla- homa City. o Clyde Ostrmder Writes' Clyde Otrander, of St. Valle- Jo, California. writes that he was glad to hear from his many friends. Following is a portion of hla letter. I wa3t to write and tkmnk you for the many cards and letters I have received from old friends t Perkina and arty. who live in Califor now, who have learn- ed of m stroke I had in August. We movedo  farm near Per- tary Omumon 16 years takl many oil leas during he boom, I was girard on the Navy Yard $ years in the PtternShOp and FAectron/c building. I have a llt.Jplaco.at 244 Woodrow Ave. here but affair mY stroke, I went to my daughter's home but now live at a good rest home. Although my horn@ now ts here I have many fond memories of. my old home in Oklahoma and the many old friends. Mr and Mrs Ray Wflcoxson and Mona, Mr and Mrs Hurley Blum- er and Ronnle, and Layla Clark of Ark City were Easter dinner guests of Mr and  ],be PAce. era, of the Perkins Semi- Centen nial 4th of July Celebration this summer, Firemen Will Have Barbecue Thursday Night Perkins firemen will honor their instructor of the recently com- pleted firemens course, with a barbecue Thursday evening at 6:00 p. m. In the City Hall, accord ing to Chief Cegil Redus. . The Barbecue is being prePared by Clay Potts and Jim Lacy at Oklahoma A&M College and the usua trimmings and plenty of eats will be available for the firemen. Chiof-, Red|Is ur of the 20 man department to be on hand for the event. The instructor will leave in June for Nichols Hills, near Okla homa City, where he will be captain of the fire department there. He will. graduate from the firemens school at Oklahoma A&M in June. Although the firemen have corn pleted the course, the inst.ruetor will be on hand for a few more weeks to conduct additional prac- tice. Drawing Will Be Two 10's and Five $1 Floyd Johnson received the $10 award at the weekly drawing Sat urday. Magclaline Bigsoldier's name was called for the second over the county to assist hi'!, ,, $10 award but was not present, his work at the Capital. TheY" -,* 'Receiving the smaller awards go down on Monday and retttt were C A Harrison, Mary Evans, on Thursday. J. L. Lafitte, Thomas Crook, and Belle Harris. Not present were Mary Webb, Palmer Sadler, Ray Mote and Martha Buckiey. The drawing this week will be two $10's and five $1's. - Annomce Birth of Da Mr and Mrs Kenny Brake Of Pawnee axe the parents o daughter born April 23. Ma ldparente are Mr and Mrs Delmar Nlles. Mr and Mrs Louis Mtlter of Abilene, an., and Alveta Carlfle of Oklahoma City were= 8tmday dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Verl ht FUlton, Oiistrap, clerk, J. E. Baker, treaz urer and Tom Deering, Justice of the peace. Among the accomplishments of the council the past two years was the construction and equipp- ing of a new City Hall buildh without a bond election; the ad- dition of a rural fire truck and additional equipment; paving of all streets in Perkins and other minor proJect. 00himes Were Ready FOr Easter Chimes rg out over Perkins East Sunday with the Meth-: list church Young t.huaed over for the project which underway only a short while. I was thought that the project would not near completion util Christmas. It. was reported by Mrs Dale Holbrook thzt the total amount needed has not been raised, but that the group was able to have the chimes installed anyway. The chimes are on the church organ, and amplified over the town from the roof of the church. She Hrrk Page Boy Sherman Harris, local school student Is in City this week serving aS e boy for Rep. H. L, sparks of Cushing. Rep. Sparks has invited bo v and Cassandra of ] ta, Texas, vlt Ty mt nda in erkim. Friday evening dimmer guest of Mr and Mrs Ckme Thnpn were Mr and Mrs 1 L Benedi; and Donna. " Mr dMrs Howad Wrren spent Easter Sunda" in Oklahoma, City visiting Mr and Mrs Elmer Westfall and children. Easter dinner guests of Mr and Ms Gen Tmo are &s mle Recer snd Mr and Mrs Rose Gina. Others from Perkins who have assisted ReP. Sparks are John Casey and Walter BtckWeIL r------- David Hfllhouse in Hawaii DaVid Joe Hfllhouse, 2rid 'lgaS Petty Officer ,completed" AMB School at Men, Tennessee, :nd He and. Mrs Hlllhause are stationed. r and Mrs Harry Blver o Begs, spent  weeJsbnd i "- anhattan, gans., viU Lt. and Mrs O. W. Smlt. Leonard Honeyeutt and Jim- my Wilson of the IOA Ranch spent Easter vaeafions with their families in Shawnee. Johnnie S/se,of the IOA ranch went to the 89 er day celebratlor ' tre Ubn with B i M?Daalel and BIlly's. mother. :'held in the how of Mrs Allle / Lewl& Mrs:W B n and guest, and Mrs Gertrude Ishmael. Mrs Pearl Krater was honored. Mr and Mrs :Edward Scott, Karen and Billy, Mr and Doyle Morgan and daughters of Stfllwater, were _nday dinner guests of Mrs Frais Scott.