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PAGE 2 -- The P ldm Joined Thin.lay, May 17, 1964 THE PERKINS JOURNAL The Journal Asks: Robert L. and Yvonne M. Evans, OwnemoPublisher8'hal is your rorite Published each Thursday at 133 S. Main Street Po., atdoor activity? Telephone: 40S-.547-2411 ' USPS 428040 .... . ....... JOURNAL ASKS: Jack Snodgrass--Fish- S'UBS( IIrFISN PRICES What's your favorite ing--for anything. Payne, Lincoln, Lo~m and Noble Counties : $9~0 per pmr plus 6% tax [$I07] Elsewhere in Okla. $13J~0 per yur plus 6% tax [$1441] Outside Oklahoma ~ $16.50 I~.yur ]O AL EDITO L OPINION How much is the double nickel worth? outdoor activity? Erie Davis--That's a heck of a question. I don't guess I have an outdoor activity. Baseball. I watch. Eloise Patterson--My favorite? Walking, I guess. I love to walk and hike. Rick Perry--Work! Pat Hunt--Oh, skiing-- water skiing. Barry Duffle--That's a good question. All of my activities are outdoors. Probably just camping. out. Will Waiters--My favor- ite outdoor activity? Swimming. How much is freedom from intederence from the federal government worth? The news media last week put a price tag of $5.6 million. That is how much it could cost Oklahoma in federal highway funds if the fads should decide Oklahomans are driving too fast. The Governor has admitted that checks by safety experts indicate that 50.6 percent of Oklahomans are exceeding the double nickel speed limit. This is all a bunch of bologna! So much so, the fads are hoping the problem will go away on its own and they won't be forced to take action. Traffic experts will tell you that traffic has a way of setting its own speed to the conditions. In fact, some cities use radar only to set the speed limits to what the motorists want to drive. This may sound strange, but the experts will monitor traffic on a busy thoroughfare for several days and come up with an average speed being practiced by the whole group of motorists using the routes. If it comes out at 40 miles an hour average, and there are no ac- cidents, and motorists are not slaughtering themselves, then the experts know that thoroughfare is capable of handling traffics safely up to 40 miles an hour, and usually set the speed at 35 just to have a margin of safety. This same principle applies on state roads. Oklahomans are able to negotiate highways at 60 miles an hour. Some states, where the roads are mountainess, or have other peculiar circumstances, or traffic is extremely heavy, like in some of the eastern states where there is such a concentration of motorists, then traffic slows down, usually on its own, not because the fads have posted a 55 mile an hour speed limit. Also it seems unconstitutional that the fads can pass laws to charge taxpayers (gasoline users) in every state an equal percentage of tax on a gallon of gasoline and put it into a national cofer, and redistribute it back to the states for the federal mat- ching highway funds, and tie strings to it; or better yet, beat the states over the head with it! It is a trust fund, and that money belongs to Oklahomans and they should not have to be whipped with it before it is handed over. The fads are trying to do this also, with highway safety stickers, and next in line will be pollution testing for automobiles. Either con- form, or you miss your payment. Well, Oklahomans are proud, stubborn and con- servative and if the fads want to rob them of $5.6 million in road taxes which are rightfully theirs with no strings attached, and which constitutes a very minute portion of the multi-hundred million dollars in the state highway budget, then theycan 8o jump into the lake as far as this Oklahoman is concerned. Oklahoma and Oklahomans are capable of taking care of their own speeding problems without Uncle Sam standing our there with his radar machine, too. Gasoline tax helps local projects There is little question that the 2.42 cent gasoline tax has made possible a couple of highway projects in the Perkins area. Work will start soon on the widening of Highway 33 from the Nine Mile Corner to the northeast cor- ner of Perkins, near the Perkins Builders Supply, Dean Perkins--Camping, I believe. Hal Hunt--Probably running. Andy Sartain--Water sports. Donna Binford--I guess just swimming and laying out in the sun. DOC'S COMMENTS is reached It's a beautiful day in the Cimarron Valley with clear skies and sunshine. Maybe a little too much wind for golfers and sailors, but they are doing ];heir thing anyway. ale Dec enjoyed a good week at the barracks as number one son, T.C. Tom Banner, spent a few days recuperating from a short stay in the hospital and number one daughter, Mary Frances, dropping in for periodic morning and evening visits with lots of good food and refreshments. The good news is the meeting of minds between the city fathers and the Cushing Regional Dear Editor: The circus opened in Madison Square Garden without our Third District U.S. Con- gressman, Wes Watkins. What a shamel For Was Watkins is one of the neatest flip floppers in or out of the circus. And he can change colors from true blue conservative to red hot liberal with the magic of a side show chameleon. I'm sure that Speaker Tip O Neill and Senator George McGovern think of Wen Watkins as one of their best new liberal leaders. They can't remember that Con- gressman Watkins was ever a conservative. For last year--and so far this one--Wes Watkins has mightily pleased these Democrat powers that be. The Honorable Mr. Watkins has voted for abortions paid with federal taxes; Hospital Authority over a very emotional issue of leasing the hospital to outside corporations for operating the local facili- ty. It was a matter of each side reaching an agree- ment by negotiations of an arbitrary agreement. The hospital will remain under the direction of the hospital authority with certain payments being made to the city and the city fathers agreeing to declare a moratorium on further efforts to sell or lease for a period of two years. The agreement does two thing. One, it takes the heat off the city Letter to Editor: Enclosed is my check in the amount of $16.50 for another year subscription to the Journal. Keep it coming our way. We were pleased to read about your expansion and the purchase of the Old West magazines. Here's hoping it will prosper and grow. When we came to Durango, Colo. in 1955, Delbert Butler asked us to look up two people from the Perkins area. We were pleased to find one of the people right off. It was Willard Rice who at the time was the postmaster of Cedar Hill, N.M. Since that time, we became really good friends with he and his wife Marion. Marion died in Nov. 1983 at the rest home in Aztec, N.M. Willard makes his home in Farmington with a cousin. When he comes to our house to visit us, he fathers and two, it cut out the work program of the hospital in improvement in the administration for the benefit of all the peo- ple in the area. it will not be an easy thing to do. Things we may expect: The agree- ment will not affect to a great degree the customer use of the facility which must come from within management and ad- ministration. Competition must he met, better cooperation by manage- ment with the doctors and nurses, less decisions made by subordinates who are not trained or do not practice diplomacy in customer relations or management. Less use of the computer system in excuses avoiding answers to important matters needed by patients and the families thereof, im- provement in training those who operate the in- formation and reception desk who make it almost impossible to see the ad- ministrator of the hospital, regardless of the purpose. My family has used the local hospital exclusively for 20 years except in cases where the local doc- tors referred us to other facilities because not hav- ing certain specialist and equipment not available needed at the time. The doctors received un- necessary criticism for the action by subor- dinates of the local hospital who are qualified about equal with George Washington in cranking a model Ford car. Some of these things have been corrected. We still have a long way to go. I'm sure we will see further improvement and we must see it if the a total of two miles. This will be a $1,305,000 pro- for a nuclear freeze; for loves to ead the Cimar- hospital survives. ject that probably would not have been possible had the 2nd Equal Rights ran Family Legends The people of Cushing the additional tax not been up. Amendment Oust like the books we that we have. have a new mayor and one The other project is the industrial mad bypass first, one); for cancelling That brings more stories new member of the coun- around Perkins, that will begin at Highway 177 and money to Nicaraguans West Knipe, continue west past the cemetery and who are fighting their industrial park, then north on the sand pit mad to Communist rulers; and the intersection of Highway 177 and 33 at the Nine for a two year budget Mile Corner. It is understood that remarking of the with 86% (or 96 billion Nine Mile Comer intersection will also be a part of the project, and perhaps it will be made safer than it now is. This is a $750,000 project, and will aid in reduc- ing traffic congestion on Perkins Main Street, as well as noise pollution abatement as large, diesel powered sand trucks and others can take an alter- nate route around Main Street and the school area. We wonder how many have noticed the amount dollars) of the cuts to be taken out of the Defense Department and 14% (or 16 billion dollars) of the cuts to be divided among the other TWELVE departments. Circuses can use quick changers. Baseball teams of noise in downtown as huge trucks stop' a't the need switch hitters. But Main Street intersection, then ray up and shift gears do Third District voters to get rolling again. It is impossible to carry on a who thought Wes normal conversation onaMain Street sidewalk, or Watkins would vo- te the By routing many of these trucks around Main Street, hopefully the main thoroughfare will be safer and quieter. Tax dollars do work for the taxpayers, and this is one example. in a business place if the door happens to be open. same way they'd vote if they were in Congress-- do they need a Represen- "tative Watkins who votes FOR everything they are AGAINST? -O- Sincerely, Regna Lee Wood Route 1, Box 81 Spire, OK 74959 -O- of the area and early ex- periences of his to mind. He recalls lots of people of Perkins, Tryon and Carney area. His par-nts were Elmer E. and Lizzie Rice, and sister, Susie Rice Day. Willard came to Durango a couple of weeks ago to enter the hospital for eye surgery, but it had to be put off for awhile, but he plans to be back up here for it. He also enjoys the Journal when we finish with it. I have enjoyed the ar- ticles on Horse Thief Ca- nyon as I have also spent some time there on dif- ferent occasions, in- cluding one time at night. What an errie feeling. We plan to see Perkins relatives and friends sometime this summer. Carolyn & Elmer Stanton -O" Between 1882 snd 1887, Hugh L. Daly was a pitcher for Because the Iflr at the end of the day hi g4merelllf dust- s~eral major league I~meball teams. He won sevenw let than it is at the beginning of the day, the sstttnll four games, including no-hitter. Ha had only one arm. m =,u.Uy .............. cil. Gentleman Jim Hunter is the new mayor and attorney, John E. Forsythe, is the new member of the council. Both are highly respected and qualified for the job ahead. Our orchid for this week goes to the former mayor, Don L. Kindley, who will be serving as a senior member of the city com- mission and my good friend, Sonny Burkey, who did not choose to run for relection. Both have been dedicated public ser- vants. They will be gen uinely missed. From where I sit, it is not the time for a county sales tax increase. The people of Payne County are always pretty good in supporting any measures when needed. It would not pass today according to the voice of the people. It might not be impossi- ble to pass the tax, but it will take a lot of promotion. Arrivederci, T.C."Doc" Banner From the Files (From The Perkins Jour- nal June 9, 1932--52 years ago) A canning school will be held there, with the home demonstration agent teaching how to can with both jars and cans. McDaniels and Vassar about four feet, and widen the roadbed about double. Knipe gave up work this week in order to give crops on his place much needed attention, but hopes to be back on the job by the next week. The Vinco Ladies Aid presented the church with good oil for The ing a for 5 good at Dickey's selling 8 cents per pork chops per pound. was 40 Fulton ing a half cream for for 15 for 30 delivered customers. Firestone selling $3.49 each. 3O (From nal May years ago} A There are seven differences in the second picture. Can you pot them 7 lm|nllO, lt '*tl~v'l 't~Omm~ 'l~d '~VN 't~4~ 'INZ It~tcr mword ACROSS 35 Adiacent ]. Brain passage 37 Intertw,ne 5. Prefix, both 39 Sprite 9. Deer horn 41. Binds ||. Hunting 43. Sesame Goddess 44 Welt 13. Sun God 46 Web 14. Encounter 48. Digraph 16. Having two49 Kitchen ports range 17. Plowed field 51 Twoquart 19. Transochonbottle 2l Consort Of Ra 53 Pitcher 22 Pierce 54 Church seats +'"#'~ 24. Flutter 26. In like manner 27. Angers 29 Embroce 31 Pocking box 33 Buckwheat tree 34. Greek letter ~r" r-r" rs ~ ZS i "11 DOWN 1. Unable to speok 2. Shot size 3. Shade tree 4. Hollow gross 5. Poid notice d I ,T-'--" --" 20 2f 2& ~oluhon 6. Halt way 7 Arnencan author 8 Unlucky 9 .God of war Shoo 25 12 Singing VOiCe ] 5Soapstone (From The 18 Blocktern nal May 20.Gay song 23 Kind of years ago) vegetable 25 Caudal president appendage 28 Let ,t stand Club. 30 Guy- rope Richard 32 Egress 34 Cages Walter 36 Abound V~t 38 Ancient country graduating 40 Glide There 42. Hit w;th palm this ,,ear's 45. Night before J 47 Gro~* older class. 50 Comparative ~uffix 52 Composs 20 was school the school make to the what is complete On Fisher, Barnes, Florence secretary; Palmer Ephraim Payton, Brixey, Mrs. Ed Kinzie, Nelson Gray. Second left Aberdeen, report for tive duty in I received last at The Poet's TRUSTING IN JESUS Opal Kautz Putman I'In trusting in Jesus To be my greatest friend Often we are surrounded By no earthly help or friend. (From The nal May years ago) H.L. Griffith have count in exact tie, each. Earl Kathleen graduating Barnes is George speaker ment I 'm trusting in Jesus To carry me safe life through He has never failed others He won't fail I or you. We may have many friends They may be tried and true But there always comes a time They Cannot always be with you. Jesus has unseen power Jesus has great love So I trusting in Jesus Until I am home with Him above. 10 (From The nal May years ago) Carla Rose ed FFA banquet Johnny from the then resignation P-T marijuana ing school I south of Perkins is receiv- lighting of our church, employed ing new grading and is be- apologize for the lit- unemployed, ing widened. After trying tie amoun of news in this game betwe .to get materials and week's Journal, but the ried and sin equipment from the coun- editor has been sick and The conU ty, W.A. Knipe and somewas unable to produce the will meet to others finally took it upon usual run of the news for annual Fou themselves to go to work this weeks issue. Celebration. on the road and raised money, labor and equip- 52 Years Ago ment to raise the grade cents; a cents; and 67 Years Ago three lamps. The Aid Hardwares ladies paid off the Bible the presstu ]/ (From The Perkins Jour- School debt a few weeks the demom ago and now have raised A bailgamei nai June 1, 1917--67 years funds for the lamps which at Fulwide 1[ ago) The road to the depot will add immensely to the afternoon