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By Margaret Coate 40 Years Ago, May 19, 1955 Little League baseball teams have been organized in Perkins. Sponsored by local merchants and promoted by the Perkins Lions Club, the teams are for boys 16 and under and 12 and under. The boys who will be suiting up on the older team are: Cegil Redus, Jody Gray, Robert Borough, Leroy Salsman, Lewis Gray, Owen Lee Walker, Lyle Homer, Charlie Gray, Bill Cross, Phillip Fagan, Bob Fagan, Horace Moore and Gerald Edmodson--with room for three more boys. On the younger team are: Buddy Lawrence, Jerry Braziel, Carroll Fulton, Eddie Pratt, Billy McDaniel, Jimmie Dean Walker, Orrie Morris, Bob Hughes, Kennard Spillars, Jimmy Lee LaFollete, J.W. LaFollette, Billy Clark, Charles Moore, Mike Shelby, Robert Wells, John Friedemann, R.K. Ewing and Robert Brown. The Perkins bands presented their annual spring concert recently in the community building. The high school band played nine numbers. For the novelty number, Little Bob Riding Hood with Sam Shelby as narrator. O. Wallace Smith Jr. is among the cadets of the Army and Air Force ROTC department at Oklahoma A&M who received their commissions at ROTC commencement exercises. In the Army ROTC, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Cruse visited Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Mer- cer and family of Stillwater Saturday afternoon. Sonja Gail Mercer accompanied the Cruses home and spent Sunday with them. FHA officers for the coming year are: Nedra Overholt, presi- dent; Loretta Walker, vice president; Verna Dunn, secretary; Yvonne Lacy, treasurer; Darlene Thompson, reporter; Carolyn Johnson, parliamentarian; Ja.ne Caldwell, historian; Berniece Thompson, song leader; and chapter mothers are Mrs. Verl Walker, Mrs. Floyd Caldwell, Mrs. Vern Wells and Mrs. Lyle Jones. The announcement of the new officers was made at the annual Ma, Pa and Me Banquet Friday night, April 29. In his "Perkins Vicinity News," Andrew Burton told that Joe Carson had visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bur- ton and sons on Saturday evening. Joe was leaving this week for California to go to school. Donna Murlin reported in the Eden Chapel news that Ri- chard and Judith Nelson were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson and girls. JMr. and Mxs.Francis Pratt and Gary Dean of Stillwater spent Sunday afternoon in the home of Mr. Pratt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Pratt. They also visited in the home of Mrs. Pratt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Thompson. Mrs. D.O. West reported in the Elm Grove news that the Lend-a-Hand Club met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Mathilda Johnson. Three members and one guest, Mrs. Rob- ert Edward, were present. In the Oak Grove School news, reported by Mark Clemons, those making 100's every week this six weeks were Emma Jane Nettles, Danny McKey and Clarence Winterhalter. John W. Ringwald's name was called for the $10 prize at last Saturday's drawing but he was absent. Those receiving $1 each were C.E. Davis, Martha Murray, Rose Anderson, Mary Springer and Mattie Wallen. Those not there for the $i drawing were Frank Hillhouse, Andy Pratt, Grace Hudgens, H.A. West, Dale Sharpton, N.R. Spillars, Joe Springer and Mrs. Junior Cundiff. Those from Perkins attending the Home Demonstration Club tour at Stillwater were Mrs. Nora Fulton, Mrs. Tom Anderson, Mrs. Jeff Savage, Mrs. May Bartholomew, Mrs. Sophia Rogers, Mrs. R.E. Jones, Mrs. Hazel Walker, Mrs. Goldie Lacy and Mrs. Oma Kidd. Mrs. Mary Laughlin and J.E. Allen ate Mother's Day din- ner at the home of Mr. and Mrs Warner Acuff. Special guests from Perkins Eastern Star chapter at the Friendship Evening at Glencoe were Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Wallen, Mrs. Harmon Cornett and Mrs. Alpha Bbwer. 35 Years Ago, May 19, 1960 Sharon Bridenstine was the Valedictorian for the 1960 graduating class of Perkins-Tryon High School and Carole Jo Chesney was the Salutatorian. Hollis Ward was the superin- tendent. There were 20 graduates in 1960. The Perkins Band Boosters Club held a basket dinner in honor of Ashley Alexander, Jr., the band director, on May 10th at Fair Park. At Del-Mar's Thrif-T-Wise Food Store, "your" green stamp store, fresh vegetables were abundant: green beans were 15c a pound; new potatoes, 17c for 3 pounds; white onions, 5c a pound; "repeated by request" long green cucumbers were 5c each. of Route 2, Perkins, has been selected for technical traini . as a communications-electronics specialist at Lackland AFB; Mrs. Lydia Knipe, the honored guest, Mrs. Nora Rice, Mrs. Blanch Reynolds, Mrs. Artha Fagan, Mrs. Cecil Henry, Mrs. Franie Brown of Glencoe, Mrs. Rose Grimm and Mrs. Alpha Bower. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoover are the proud parents of a baby bey, John Scott, born May 23, weighing seven pounds and 10 ounces. The Tulsa State Fair is the 8th largest fair in the United States and the 10th in size on the North American continent. 25 Years Ago, May 21, 1970 Mrs. and Mrs. B.A. Grant of Rt. 1, Perkins, were celebrat- ing their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a reception at the Perkins Christian Church Education Building on Sun- day, May 31. Hosting the celebration will be their children and families: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grant of Perkins an Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bock of Guthrie and seven grandchildren. Mike Manke was a double winner in Class AA at the state track meet, winning the mile and half mile and setting new Perkins High records in both. Ditz McIlvain, the track coach, says Mike has signed a letter of intent with OSU track coach Ralph Tate. Filler: They tell us to take things as they come--but who can handle them that fast? Commencement exercise on Thursday, May 21 saw 53 se- niors graduating. Bob Evans and Mike Manke were the co- valedictorians and Kent Barnes was the salutatorian. Mary Sinclair and Charles Kriel were the honor graduates.. Cecil Acuff was the superintendent. The Cimarron Valley Historical Society was planning a visit on May 24 to Ferninandina, in Kay County, considered by many to be the first town in Oklahoma. It was thought to have been built by the French in 1719 and abandoned in 1755. 20 Years Ago, May 22, 1975 Rebecca Bostian was crowned FFA Queen at the annual FFA Banquet, Saturday, May 10. Recently elected officers were David Parrack, president; Randy Bostian, secretary; Jay Davis, vice president; Donnie Clary, treasurer; James Ramsey, sentinel; and Jennifer Dodrill, reporter. Members attending the Cimarron EH Club meeting at the home of MRs. Judy Dick were Pat Niles, Opal Olson, Rosa Lynn Baker, Carol Davis, Mary Dodson, Elsie Grant, Geraldine Allen, Bonnie Manke, Pat Hise, Donna Frank, Mae Vassar, Sylvia Moser, Irene Kisling and Erma Brixey. Filler: The old believe everything; the middle-age suspect everything; the young know everything. Another filler: Man is the only animal that blushes---or needs to. Mark Twain. Y.H.O. members enjoying a lovely salad supper Monday evening, May 19 at the Home Ec Cottage were: Connie Walker, Mary Kay Jennings, Galene Moorman, Twila Lon- gan, Connie Rafferty, Diann Longan, Janet Trybom, Virginia Sasser, Judy Moorman and one guest, Roberta Hooper, At the May meeting of the TIE Club, held in the home-of Mrs. Ellen Dickson, the following officers were elected: Claudean Reynolds, president; Ellen Dickson, vice president; Judy Spillars, secretary; Judy Scott, treasurer; Willa Jean Casey, reporter; Stella Hughes, historian; and Joan McDaniel, parliamentarian. Kenny Nelson had recently been elected Murray State Col- lege 1975-76 Student Senate president. A freshman from Perkins, he was majoring in agriculture and had recently been elected to the post at the Tishomingo based college. 15 Years Ago, May 15, 1980 (Can you believe a person walking across the nation on stilts? Well, I was lucky enough to interview someone doing just that for this edition of The Journal 15 yeas ago.) Joe Bowen, a stiltwalker from Kentucky, was trying for the world's record, taking it from Russia. Bowen said he was stiltwalking for the United States Jaycees to raise money in the fight against muscular dystrophy. He had driven from his home state of Kentucky to California and started his walk from there. It was sundown when he came into town and I called several of the Perkins Jaycees to come visit with him so we met at Whistle Stop I and had a Jaycee meeting right there in the parking lot right on Main Street. Dr. Russell Westfall returned recently to his residence in Slidell, La. after delivering two research papers at the World Bio-Materials Conference in Vienna, Austria. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Westfall of Perkins, Dr. Westfall is a local oral and marillo-facial surgeon in Slidell. The finishing touches were put on the 400 plus pages Cimarron Family Legends Vol. II this week and after sent to the binders, it was ready for delivery to those were anxiously awaiting its arrival. Bob Story of Perkins, first year student in Veterinary medi- cine at OSU, has won the Student AVMAAuxiliary his outstanding leadership and efforts in unifying class spirit in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The award was presented at an honors banquet held on the pus. (Bob is the son of John and Betty Harper. MAC) Mrs. Hughes' first grade students presented the "Tale Peter Rabbit" last Thursday to other children in the elementary grades. "....Of Days By Mahlon Joann Gibson (6534 W. Ocoletto #G108, is researching the Kautz family of Payne County. ily members are buried in Fairlawn They are descendants of Frederick Kuatz his wife Elizabeth (1861-1938). Buried at Elm etery southwest of Stillwater are George Kuatz and his wife Mary E. (1853-1923). Others are set Memorial Gardens south of Stillwater, Marena southwest of Stillwater, Oak Park Cemetery **** Gerald D. Hobson (570 East Erie Street, 4407-3961) seeks information on Claude Driever fatally injured in a crop-spraying plane crash on June 2, 1954. He was a combat flyer in at the time of his death was operator of the writer Company. **** Sandra Standish-Bunnell (5C Apple Orchard ME 04619) is looking for descendants of Frances Langston who was born in North Carolina She was married in Granville Co., NC in 1782 Logan County, Kentucky about 1812. Any Frances Langston would be appreciated. **** For anyone who frequents the Payne looking into old records, you might like to know Clerk's office (3rd floor) has been rearranged. Oldl records are now kept in 4th floor storage. as coroner's records, early civil court cases probate files have been moved to the courthouse, and possibly to the Stillwater Center. I will try to track down the records are kept and let you know through this column are located. **** CALENDAR May 18--"Researching in Payne County: positories" topic of the Payne County Genealogical l May monthly meeting at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. June 2--"Oklahoma Genealogical Society featuring Desmond Walls Allen speaking on ing," "Map Resources" and "Public Domain" at the Inn Northwest, 3535 NW 39th Expressway in Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., sessions from 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $25. For FFTT, P.O. Box 12986, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. June 4: "23rd Annual Council Bluff, Council Mound, Norfolk, Riverside, Round Reunion" 12 p.m. at the Cushing Middle School :*the corner of Little and Maple Streets in Cushing. " Vidl ty*Jllne I a-risi Route #1, Box 294, Yale, OK (918) 225-3153. , June 16-17: "Kansas Council of Genealogical Annual Conference" at the Century II ConventioS 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS. Sixteen session day; Dr. George Schweitzer on can Land Grants," "Researching in Burned out "German Genealogical Research." $30 one day, $45 Contact KCGS, Box 3858, Topeka, KS 66604-6858. July 21-22:"4 Corners Ancestor Fair" at the Northwest in Springdale, AR. For an contact 4 Corners, 509 W. Sprin or call Ann Suggs at (501) 521-2020. Queries and items of interest should be sent Erickson at P.O. Box 1565, Stillwater, OK 74076. -Fn~ Est/m~os .Oua//ry Craftsmansh/p Comp~te Construction .Improv~nent & R~oa;r N :C~4~ .Sunrooms .Greenhouses JERRAL DUKES LEON SMITH C Debbie Anderson, a special ed teacher at Congratulations 30Years Ago, May 20,i965 schools, was my business person of the week and Judy Winemiller i There were 44 seniors graduating from PTHS this year. Ingham was my Journal homemaker of the week. You Have Won A Airman Robert P. Bartram, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bartram Local Shriners were sponsoring Melissa Ann Partain, of the many children they sponsor to various Shriner Hospi. Free Steak from tals, at the hospital in St. Louis, Mo. for corrective She is the daughter of Joan and Lonnie Partain. Jan Gunter was author of the inspirational notes. She her article "Listen to your heart, not your mind." She about the birth of her son, Seth Adam. (If you would start an inspirational column again, please let us know. PTHS graduated 61 seniors in 1980. The was Larry Gill and the principal was Curtis Johnson. Texas.. He had just completed his basic training. Mike Cowley, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Cowley, is making a trip around the world. He has been gone one year and ex- pects to be gone for another year. He has been working in some of the countries and the last letter his parents received he was in Egypt and the next stop will be Baggad Iraq. Mrs. Roscoe Emerson is visiting in Pittsburg, Tex. with Mrs. Dave Abernathy. The Birthday Club met Friday in the home of Mrs. Joe Ishmael for a covered dish luncheon. Those present were Branstetter and Billy Womack were the co-valedictorians the co-salutatorians were Pat Todd Smalley and Tommie J.i Evans. ! ! the eatin' comer of SW Second & Sturnbo perkins 547-2421 Open Wed-Sat e S .eaks Chops Fish Burgers" "We work for food!"