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2 - The Perkins Journal, \,\\,, Thursday, May 3, / / / \ \ by Glynn McCauley When you feel the part of the original born loser, remember where you placed this article so you can re-read it. This article is going to set forth the stories of some of the world's greatest people and you maY be' surprised. In all the stories, the people, whose greatness was usually unrecognized by their contempora- rles, had one single ingredient of commonality; A firm belief in the value of not giving up. (Indeed, some even stretched Ben Franklin's admonition of "If at first you don't succeed, they try, try again," to more tries than even Mr. Franklin would have felt Justified.) Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read! Isaac Newton realized the gravity of grades in elementary school because his were all "down". Beethoven's music teacher once lamented, "As a composer, he is hopeless." Thomas Edison wastold by many of his teachers that he was incapable of learning anything. F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was twenty-one but his employers refused to let him walt on customers because he didn't have enough sense. A Kansas CRynewsnaner editor fired Walt Disney because he had "no good ideas." Caruso% music teacher told him, "You can*t sing. You have no voice at all." Along the same lines, the director of the Imperial Opera ir Vienna told Madam Schumann-Heink that she would never be a singer and even advised her to by a sewing machine so that she could be useful at something. Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college ; and Wernher Von Braun flunked ninth-grade algebra. Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the Navy as "unfit for service" until he flew over both poles. Louis Pasteur was rated as "mediocre" in chemistry when he attended the Ro~al College. Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain only to be discharged as a private at the war's conclusion. Louisa May Alcott was told by an editor that she could never write anything of popular appeal. Fred Waring was once rejected for high school chorus. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. And after his son had been expelled from school for the seventh time, Clem Rogers said, "I can't make him learn. There's just too much mule in him." Too much mule? In Will Rogers? In baseball, one of the most laughable trades of all time saw Aaron Robinson leave the White Sex in exchange for a tobacco-chewing second baseman named Nellie Fox. At the time of the trade, writers in Chicago vehemently suggested that the White Sex had been cheated. These stories, llke those of John Kennedy's are to give you a IRtle lift. They are to show you the tribulations through which more notable people traversed. President Kennedy once obser- ved, they cannot give one courage, C'for that, each must look into his own heart." (This was taken from the First United Methodist Church News, Perry, Oklahoma by Ron Payne) ] Thom~e first ~o say ' Hello" a.~ a telephone t Igreeting" ] III | I Published every Thursday by the Perkins Publishing Company Perkins, Oklahoma ~4059 Box L 377-3599-- 547-2411 133 S. Main I [ I II IIllIIII Harland B. Wells--Co-Publlsher Glynn W. McCauley--Co-Publisher I I ( III III Sandy McCauley-Managing Editor Glynn McCauley-Advertising M~mager Burr Coate -Photography Harry Dehls -Mechanical Superintendent Alice Boyle-Typist Ruth Brown-Clrculation Manager I I I IIIII I III III ..... Entered as 2nd Class mail at the Post Office at Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Call In your Subscription today 547-2411 or 377-3599, IIIIIIII IIIII II I III I I IIIIII I I 1973 THE EASY WAY SKIP DOBIE Did you ever stop to wonder why that some people seem to have every one of lifes blessings bestowed upon them, while some of us never seem to he able to boil water. The amount of energy expended has very little bearing on how well the flowers will grow. The blacksmith will tell you that you can pound for clays on a piece of iron to get it into the right shape, or you can heat it up and hit it once or twice. Many of liras problems axe like this, and most of us will hit at the problem for dayswith a hammer, to accomplish what a little planning could solve in just a few minutes. The human mind and body is capable of almost any task~ providing the timing is right. Decisions made in the heat of anger, or grief, usually will bring about more of the same. The expression; The world will stand aside for the person that knows where there going is Just as true to= day as it was yesterday. Every leader in every community is a person that has demonstrated that he has the ability to get the work done. This power is within us all. The trouble is that most of us remember our moth- ers and fathers telling us that it is to dangerous, or to late, or to early or many other choice expressions. The person that does not continue to grow and to propser, will very soon be dead. The bible tell us of the landowneP that was very pleas- ed when his servant made good use of the talents he had re- ceived. Many a great project started when a man said, I don't care how many people have tried this, I know I Can. Try this out for openers. Let's as- sume that you are completly disorganized, and find It very difficult to get your days work accomplished in the alloted time. For one week, simply write down on paper all the things that have to be ac- complished, as they come up. After each task is finished cross R off... DO NOT TRY TO RE- MEMBER![ The whole trick to this program is to write them down. Something very magical happens to people when a pro- ject is committed to paper. The second thing to start is to put up a picture of something that you want for yourself. A new car, a new house, or whatever. Then your mind and body will start, this very day to gravitate you towards that position where this can be yours. This is the easy way to have all the blessings of llfe that you want for yourself. Figure out what you want and write down what you have to do. This is the big part of the bat- tle. Start doday. The whole world is waiting for youto show them the way ..... Perkins Police Jody Hubbard, Coyle, Speed- ing, found not guilty. Rosa Ann Wigley, Perkins, Failure to Yield found not guilty and Driv- ing left of center, fine sus- pended. William Johnson, Cushing, Improver Turn, $1.; Christian Gladden, Perkins, Speeding, $10.00; Alice John- son, Shawnee, Failure to Stop, $10.00; Steve Searle, Shawnee, Improper passing, $10.00; Dan- ny Fowler, Stillwater, Carless Driving, $15.00; and Timothy Plnkston, Chandler, Failure to stop, $10.00. - _ I I IIII IIIIIIIII I I II AND TRUST COMPANY Offering Golden Passbook Savings. Higher mrnlws with ' hmce. pgrIflt CAmlNUldul ggily Igt llllIIilllI fQr two yeirs S~ pIrmnt ~ aeny en IIllI)lllII llr erie yQer N ~mys YmJr wvlngs ire* Insured up to 830,000 ttw F.D.I.C. A few years back, we Just in love with Chta~ shek and got hlm to Formosa and get off the land, and we thought Ism was bad. Now, we ting to be buddy-buddy mainland and have poor Chiang Kai-shek. ~ now doing big Russia and wanting oil, ting to be the same time, we are the Communists in From llsienlng to the casters and the papers, it seems they are saying "I you believe you think I said, but I sure you realize that heard is not what I Tom A q.mm GOOD oil is llfe-blood of your Running it too long economy. For an change with the rlghtl seasonable oil, us for s rvlce.