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/ THE JOURNAL, Thursday, May 16, 2019 - A7 TItE I 'TOII'/ On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are granted a patent for work pants re'm- forced with metal rivets, then known as "waist overalls." It marked the birth of one of the world's most famous garments: blue jeans. On May 23, 1911, the New York Public Library, the largest marble sa'ucture ever built in the United States, is dedicated in New York City. It took 14 years to complete. The next day some 40,000 people passed through its doors. The collection already consisted of more than a mil- lion books. On May 25, 1927, Robert Ludlum, the author of 21 best-selling thrillers, includ- ing the Jason Bourne spy novels, is born in New York City. Ludlum sold more than 300 million books before his death in 2001. No appointment necessary Walk-ins are welcome + On May 21, 1932, aviator Amelia Earhart flies solo across the North Atlantic,five years after aviator Charles Lindberg made the first solo flight. Earhart traveled over 2,000 miles from Newfound- land to Ireland in under 15 hours. On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches 12 perfect innings against the Milwau- kee Braves, only to lose the game on a two-rim double in the 13th inning. It was the first time in major-league history that a pitcher threw more than nine perfect innings. on May 22,1972, President Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow for a summit with Soviet leaders. Although it was Nixon's first visit to the USSR as president, he had visited Moscow once before - as U.S. vice president in 1959. On May 24, 1964, a refer- ee's call in a soccer match between Peru and Argentina spar'ks a riot. More than 300 fans were killed and another 500 injured in the violent melee at National Stadium in Lima, Peru. ( c ) 2019Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved ClMARRON VALLEY COOP I PROPANE I 247 S Main Slnmt, Peddns (405) 547-2423 I In 1954, the Perkins Lions Club purchased and remodelled a meet- ing place on Main Street and designated it as the Lion's Den. Perkins Cafe served the meals at first, and then individual ladies of the community prepared and served. Some of the ladies who served were Nora Rice, Elsie Grant, Edna Eyler, and Geraldine Allen. In 1977, the meeting space was doubled in size. The Lion's Den also has a kitchen. The meet- ing space now is called Galen C. Holsinger Lion's Den in memory of charter member and longtime member Galen Holsinger. Other groups can arrange to use the Lions Den for meetings. At meetings, the mem- bers plan upcoming projects. Each meeting also has an informative program or speaker, and the meetings are always pickensauctions.c0m mtmmc+z, 7.93m Welcome To The World of once /Ou'll love the ease and convenience of Online Banking. (l ',ryou can bank safely from home, at work or anywhere in the Jwodd 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quickly access account statements, view transactions, transfer funds between accounts, make loan payments and more For more details about Online Banking, give us a call or stop in. Perkins Branch 830 N. Main Street Perkins 547-1199 Lobby Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon Drive-thru Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon i a time of good fellow- ship and enjoyment. The Lions Club is a group for people of different religious denominations and people of different professions can enjoy each other and work together on beneficial projects. Women can now become members of the Lions Club. Darla Woody was the first woman to join Perkins Lions Club. Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, was a member of Perkins Lions Club and died in 1955, at the age of 95. He was declared the oldest Lions Club member of the world. The Lions had a birth- day party for him in judging activities. November of that year. In December of 1953 When Payne County our high school Speech Bank was in its former and English teacher, location in 1975, Del- bert Butler, president of the bank, used to work in his office until meeting time and then would walk across the street for the Lions meeting. By then, the meetings were held on Monday evenings. I been a guest and have attended a few meetings throughout the years. In 1953, our high school agricul- ture teacher and Lions member Paul Evans, brought thoseof us of the FFA livestock judg- ing team to the meeting. Our school superinten- dent and Lions member, John H Snider, was also there that evening. Paul Evans gave a report on Laura Nell' Summers, came with us and our speech class presented a Christmas drama at Lions meeting. Anothe time, we had a gospel singer at our church for a concert. His namel was Dan Tatum. Lions member Ditz Mcllvain arranged for him to come to a Lions meeting and present a program of gospel songs. For 69 years, th61 Perkins Lions Club has lived up to the Lions motto "We Serve" and have done it with friend--! ship and fellowship, I want to thank Bill Sasser, David Sasser;' and Virginia Raines for providing me with infor-! mation for this article. :: / Medical --- Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:OOpm F" Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm glURElrS GIFTS JEWELRY .MlfllI'S GIFTS GIRTS HOME . , HOME DECOR TYi, 6REYSAR HOME. " 820 NORTH MAIN STREET (405) 547-2414 MONDAY"FRIDAY. 8:30"6PM SATURDAY 8:30"lPM I I I IIII IIIIIIIHHII II I I II I I |" I i i i