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14-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, May I, 2003 by Sherry Clemens Journal Staff Writer 88 Years Ago, May 7, 1915 Walter Drumright has leased his barber shop to Ray McConnell of Tryon. Mr. Drumright will prob- ably start a new shop somewhere in the Cushing oil field. Arthur Redbum, who has been the faithful engineer at the electric light plant here, left Wednesday by way of Tryon, for Arlington, SD. He will accept a position in the plant there. Johnny Weems is running the plant here at present time. The AI Williams of Eden Chapel are the owners of a new piano. Did you see that smile on Clar- ence Cole's face? It is because of a new son born at their place a few days ago. Harve Carr and Susie McCall Of Forest Valley drove to Per- kins and were married by Rev. Marvin Bell, Wednesday, April 28, 1915. 67 Years Ago, April 30. 1936 Burglars entered the Santa Fe freight depot at Perkins Saturday morning by breaking a padlock on the warehouse. They carded away heavy loot in grocery and hardware cartons billed fbr Per- kins and Vinco business houses. Articles taken were six automobile tires, 50 pound sacks of coffee, one case canned kraut, two cases soap, one case of Bisquick flour, one case raisins and five cases of paint. Jack Ridpath's barn was struck by lightning Monday afternoon and burned to the ground. He lost all his feed, seed and a plow. 50 years Ao, May 14. 1953 Sergeant John A. Ricketts, USAF, son of Mrs. Anna Ricketts, Perkins, has been participating in the nuclear tests being conducted at the Atomic Energy Commission in the Nevada Proving Grounds. Stumbo Grocery and Market was advertising Pure Pork Sausage for 39 pound and Loin Steak 50 pound. McDaniel and Sons Hardware was advertising a new GE kitchen range for $12.50 down and $12.50 per month. 40 Years Ago, May 2, 1963 Jim Niles won the regional Class B high jump at Oklahoma City Saturday with a jump of 5'6". The meet was held in the mud and rain and all jumps were lower than usual. Niles will now enter the state meet in high jump. School officials announced the week that the freshman class of Perkins High School will graduate in the new gymnasium. This will be the first event held in the new building. Miss Patty Evans has been named class valedictorian and Gwendolyn Pearson as class salutatorian. 30 Years Ago, May 3. 197; The Perkins Lions Club will conduct an all-out drive beginning at 7:30 Monday night, May 7, to sell electric light bulbs to residents according to Elmo Barnes, General Chairman for the drive. Proceeds from the sale will go towards Boys State delegates, Lions eye bank and other Lion projects. Secretary of State John Rogers announced today that 10 students of Perkins-Tryon High School will receive the Secretary of State's award for achievement of the high- est degree of excellence in study of Oklahoma history. Gaining statewide recognition are: Chris Baker, Steve Baker, Jim Dodrill. Terry Loysden, Kevin Manke, David Parrack, Tony Vassar, Connie Jarvis, Dorothy Knight and Johnny Hogsdon. 20 Years Ago, May 5, 1983 Larry Moorman, who has served as Mayor, for the past two years, was elected to another term by his fellow board members at Monday's city council meeting. A come and go retirement recep- tion for Maxine Kastl will be held May 22 from 2 to 4, in the high school lunchroom. The public is invited. The new reigning Ms. Perkins. Steve W|llingham, was congratu- lated by his wife, Kristy, who was director of this year's Red Stock- ing Follies. The Chamber cleared about $600 on this year's event. I Remember by Chades Wall Wayne and Sandy Grider put up a round bale snow man near their home on Goodnight road, south- west of Perkins. This "bale man" was put up in conjunction with a service they offered to area people and groups by giving hay rides during the Christmas season. These rides were called sleigh hay rides and were done with a decorated flatbed trailer hitched to a tractor. The trailer even had Christmas lights. The people were taken on a ride down to the river bottom area. Bob Duke would ride with the group and played music tapes and sang and led Christmas carols. Wayne and Sandy ran these rides two or three evenings a week during the Christmas season, and had good turn outs in spite of the cooler weather. The rides were an outgrowth of their pumpkin enter- prise they carded on earlier in the fall. The "bale man" helped show people the intersection for Wayne and Sandy's house, It had a battery epemted light to shine on it after dark. The "bale man" was made with two large round bales, one on top of the other. White flocking was sprayed on the face and the eyes, nose, and mouth were painted with black spray paint. A plastic pipe- line cap fastened to a small piece of pipe, was put into the bale man's mouth for a tobacco pipe. His hat was made of a big com- bine fire with a white plastic 55 gallon barrel for a crown of the hat. Two small square bales were fastened with rods to each side of the bale man for his arms. Aread scarf was fastened to his neck. Four black buttons were painted on the man's shirt. The bales were tied with a white plastic cover which made a good shirt. What Wayne and Sandy did is an example of finding new services and products a farm family can market and also at the same time be of benefit to the community. Pawnee Bill Ranch presents Dutch oven workshop The Pawnee Bill Ranch Site will host a Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop on May 10 presented Kenneth and Linda Edmond-  and Larry and LaNita Plank of [arkins. The workshop will start at9 a"m. and conclude at I p.m. The fee is $25 and pre-registm- tion is required. To be ensured a spot in the class, participants need to pre-register by May 6. Lunch will be provided and each partici- pant will take home a binder of information and many recipes. Participants are asked to wear closed toe shoes and bring an oven mitt and a writing utensil. The Edmondsons and Planks have been Dutch Oven Cooking competitively for the past five years and have taught classes locally as well. To register call the Pawnee Bill Ranch at 918-762-2513. 00ime for Senior Portraits? Then call David! 1 to bpart of Sentor pane s e new history book This panel of Perkins-Tryon Class of 1964 is one of the panels from 1927 to 2003 in the new book by David Sasser, Perkins. Many People One Community. This new volume released November 2003. See ad on this page for more information. Photo provided by David OHS Weekly Calendar May 2 - Oklahoma State his- tory Day state contest, Okla- homa City, winners qualify for national History Day finals in Washington, D.C.; June 8-12. May 3 - Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, Perry: Rural Heritage Festival with events and demonstrations related to rural heritage, 10 a.m. to 3 p,m., $1 for adtdts, children under 12 free, (580) 336-2405. May 3 - Pawnee Bill Ranch, Kroier of Midwest City 9 a.m. to 4p, m., $20 per person with payment required, fee includes lunch at the ranch, (918) 762- 2513. May 10- Honey Springs Battle- field, Checotah: Squad encamp- ment with reenactors interpreting Civil War camp life, soldier duties, drills. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. free, (918) 473-5572. May 10 - Spiro Mounds Archae- ological Center, Spiro: Celebra- tion of 25th Anniversary of open- ing of Spiro Mounds to the public with guided tours, lectures, cake. free, (918) 962-2062. May 10- Pawnee Bill Ranch , Pawnee: 2nd Annual Friz- pre-registration and advance zell Music Festival in honor of Lefty Frizzell, one great traditionalists in C try Music, Attendance a Festival should be 8,01 I0,000 people with the i a increasing eacn year, tr stars include Hank Th(i the King of Western 5, Bill Brown of the -Ol Jubilee", Peggy Rains, Parker the voice of K Mel McDaniel, Grandest Lady of Them the theme song for The Ole of Oklahoma." Perkins- Many People One Is Perkins newest history and will be available to the public November 2003. The book, the third and final volume in a series, is a companion to Perkins - Queen City of the Cimarron and Perkins - A Place To Call Home. The hard bound book will be the % a' same size and format as the previous volumes and will contain 384 pages and over 550 photographs, many never published before. Chapters include Settlement, Maps, Rural Communities, Agriculture, Transportation, Trade, Entertainment, Residences, Children and Families, People, Military, Education, and all the Senior panels for the graduating classes of 1927 to 2003 of Perkins-Tryon High School. ......................... ORDER FORM .......................... If you purchase your books by June 1, you can save $5.00 per book and become a part of history by having your name listed in the book as a Charter Subscriber. The pre-publication price is $32.50, after June 1, the price will be $37.50. Here is my pre-publication order for Perkins - Many People One Community Name: Mailing Address: City: State: Zip: Price: $32.50 plus $2.75 sales tax (Oklahoma residents) plus $4 for postage/handling. Note: Books may picked up at Perkins Tag Agency rather than being shipped. Please reserve copy(ies) of the book for me for a total of $ riMail my book(s) to me (+$4.00 ca.) r'lI will pick up my book(s) at Perkins Tag Agency. DCheck / Money Order enclosed riCharge my credit card: Acct# I"lVisa Expiration Date: riMasterCard Signature Note: Charges will appear as Perkins Tag Agency on your credi What name do you want entered on the Charter Subscriber pages? Limit one name book ordered.) riMr. EIMrs. EIMiss riMs. [:]Mr. and Mrs. riDr. (Name) (City) (State) Mail to: Perkins Historical Society, PO Box 788, Perkins, OK 74059 This book is made possible by the following sponsors: Frontier Realty -The Harrison & Lambert Families .The Iowa Tribe of Oklaho Chris McCutchen .Payne County Bank .The Perkins Journal The Railroad Yard, Inc..Sasser & Company Antiques .Strode Funeral Home, Inc, The Vassar Company