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She had to have those tan oxfords -- Eighteen pounds of butter and a case of eggs By Sylvia Squires story related to me by Kane) you ever secretly vis- yourself in some arti- clothing? hasn't? (Mrs. Robert t) just turned nineteen, Vigorously pounding out alt water and pressing ball of butter butter mold. were eighteen pounds each imprinted I faU-blown dandelion, white paper and in a bucket. could just see herself in light tan oxfords and cotton mercerized to match that in Tommy s store show-window date is 1912 and now bridge was out that the flooding swollen River south of Per- The river was going slowly. Hender- Bus, stuck quick-sand had about thirty feet east place of fording the Trees and all sorts of were still floating the swollen Cimarron. forded that river of muddy water quick-sand, unless it absolutely necessary. river was still lashing at Mr. Frame's banks were con- lined with spectators watched breathlessly dangerous procedure of buggies and wagons to cross this wild The Perkins Journal Thursday, June 9, 1977-7 RIPLEY TO CALL ration than that of the pres- ELECTION ent wells. The State Health Depart- (Continued From Page I ) ment has made the following .ie's greatest secret the problem of these eighteen of butter and the eggs delivered, cash, and fulfill. dream of possessing those light tan oxfords and mercerized lisle stockings to match. She'hurriedly poured the buttermilk from the dasher churn into the blue crockery pitcher, loaded the case of eggs and bucket of butter into the red rubber tired buggy, backed "Kit. say" between the shafts and "did" whatever they "do" to fasten a horse to a buggy. Tessie didn't dare confide her problem with Rob as he seemed terrible concerned about the stuck bus, quick- sand, slick south bank, the cost of a new bridge, and a lot of things just men think about. Now Esther Kelly (Mrs. Esther Hope), was her clos- est friend, who helped her mother operate the Kelly Boarding House in Vance. Tessie could depend on Es- ther to be sympathetic and understanding concerning this problem at hand. So with her new calico dress on and her white hat with the yellow roses, tilted at the right angle, she hurried down the road to Vance. Just as luck would have it, she found Esther shopping at George Main's General Mer- chandise Store. Now Esther is also loyal, and she is the kind of a friend that will stick to you through "thick and thin". After a confidential whispered conversation, Esther said, "I'm game if you are I" Kitsey soon finds herself with two front feet at the south edge of the river. Two young ladies, picture hats, calico dresses, hand-bags, case of eggs and a bucket of butter in that buggy are de- pending upon her (Kitsey) to safely transport them to the other side. Tessie sees herself closer to the realiza- tion of her dream of possess- ing those tan oxfords and ::::::::: conditioned economy k Just as nsu ation saves on your heating bill by eePing warmth in, goodi::]sulation also pays urnmer dividends by keying heat ou}.. .  ' Another key to savin is your selection OT _oOling equipment. Choo your air conditioner refully. You will save ney on'operating x_lenses by selecting 2]230 volt units insteaa aT 110-115 volt models ............ The cool ng c,a.pac tyif an air conditioner is Sure: in BTU s A uR with a capacity that is Small won t keep you ool enough. One that is large will coo too qdkly and provide fficient dehumidificafn, giving a cool clammy To be sure you {ect-the-proper size unit, dealer estimatiyour cooling load before ! =:i ou should also ask ur dealer to explain the .iency of the units youi: consider. You will save aerating costs with more BTU's per watt. An Conditioner that rern0s 28,000 BTU's on 3200 is twice as efficierf:i!as one rated at 14,000 and 3,200 watts. Eo compare units divide into watts. The arer s BTU's per watt, the higher the betteri: This works almost like per gallon of gas iyour car. central and w ndow air conditioners may ol without usin the compressor. This you to use the fang in these units to economical ventilation. ' When outside tempe.tures drop below the rnperature inside, open:iour windows to let heat tpe. Close your housi;tightly during the hottest of the day. You sh(mtd also keep.out solar It by closing blinds an draperies of windows to direct" sunlight! CENTRAL RURAL ELECTRIC O.OPERATIVE lisle stockings to match. While taking care of pre- liminaries, such as anchoring the picture hats with two hat pins in the "buns", prevent- ing the case of eggs from floating away by weighting it down with their feet, up steps Bill Scott and Loren Drake. They are simply hor- rified that two young women would even think of dropping into that river and expecting to reach the opposite side, just one mile from the tan ox- fords and mercerized lisle to match. They related all the dangers of quick-sand, Kit- sey's ability to swim against the current, pointed the bus tipped at a precarious angle as grim evidence, the trees, dead animals, flood debris of all sorts floating and swirling by. These men meant well but they had the women of the "pioneer area" mixed up with the women of the "swooning era". The secret vision of herself attired in beautiful clothes allowed no room in Tessie's head for morbid thoughts and current events. Besides there was Esther Kelly by her warm side and Esther is the kind of a friend that will stick "sink or swim I" All right, Kitsey Old girl, let's gel Kitsey plummeted out of sight, jerking the front end of the buggy down under the water. Esther, with su- per.human strength held the bucket of butter high in mid- air. gitsey's head came up and she began swimming. The bed of the buggy was full of water, but the seat remained high and dry. What a sight for the spec- tators[ Finally both Kitsey and the buggy rested on the bottom and what a gushy tor- rent of water ran out of the rear end of the buggy as Kit- sey climbed the opposite bank. Tessie and Esther gig- gled the whole mile to Perkins. The eighteen pounds of butter and case of eggs were quickly delivered. At forty humming a tune accompan- cents per pound, Tessie lost led by Kitsey's clip-clap Tea- no time getting to the shoe' ale's face reflected the glow counter. Yes, there was just of satisfaction, pride and her size. The tan oxfords at $4.90, and the mercerized lisle stockings to match were forty-five cents per pair. Tessie now had the ox- fords and stockings in the bucket and the return trip across the river was unevent- ful until Kitsey reached the south side. The water level had lowered and the steep slick bank was quite an or- deal, but with confidence, determination, and Tessie's encouraging words, Kitsey pulled the buggy safely to the top of the bank. After drying out at Es- ther's home, Tessie started home with the prized pos- sessions on the seat by her side, Tessie visualized her- self arrayed in each of her gowns, hats, and gloves, with the Tan Oxfords and Tan Lisle Stockings to match. Riding home in the sunset, contentment of successfully solving her "problem" in spite of "opinions and high water ' '. Yes, they had perfect "grapevines" back in 1912. There stood Rob, at the gate, eyes out of focus, pale as a ghost, mouth open and speechless. He staggered toward the buggy and Tessie flew to his side. After, hugging and holding her close, he suddenly grabbed her by the arm, shook her, then stuck his pointing finger in her face and said, "You are not going to Perkins until a new bridge is builtl" Now Larch Drake was Brook's friend and had al- ready given Rob a very vivid descriptive word picture of the "Crossing of the Cimar- ron...the Tattle Tale. Wake up with a glass of milk "June is dairy month," says Jim Graves, president of the Payne County Farm Bureau, and "Ounce for ounce, milk is still one of the best food bargains on the market." In pointing out that milk is nature's "most perfect food", Graves added that milk contains protein, sever- al minerals including cal- cium, phosphorous, vita- mins, thiamin and ribo- flavin. "A gallon of major brand milk retails for about $1.65 a gallon. A gallon of popular soft drink in 12-ounce cans will cost approximately $2.50 a gallon," he said. "The soft drink contains practically no food value other than calories and car- bohydrates--where milk or dairy by-products have calor- ies, carbohydrates, plus all the extras that make them nature's most perfect foods." "Besides, soaring coffee prices in recent weeks have caused a rumble among con- sumers. A great substitute is milk--either whole milk or lowfat milk," said Graves who lives near Perkins. "For people who have trouble getting motivated in the morning without that first cup of coffee, I'd sug- gest they try milk as an eye- opener. It's certainly more nutritious." The farm leader also said the per capita consumption of milk among young people is not keeping pace with the population growth. "One of the alarming trends is that our young folks are not drinking milk as they once did. Adults should set a good example. We can't expect them to con- sume the milk their bodies need if we select other, less nutritious beverages our- selves," Graves said. "The recommended daily milk consumption for adults is two or more eight-ounce glasses. However, that re- quirement can be met with buttermilk, cheese, yogurt, pudding, custard, creamed soups, ice cream and other dairy products," he noted. Eden Chapel Notes By Donna Murlin Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells and family from Mem- phis, Tenn. were here visit- ing his mother, Mrs. Ruth Wells and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bur- ton from Georgia were here visiting his brothers and sisters. Mrs. Etta Grade from Enid spent Memorial weekend visiting her niece, Mrs. Ruth Etheridge and other relatives and friends. She also spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alva Murlin. Mr. and Mrs. Herb Shoup, Jr. and daughters, Jerri and Kathy of Ripley visited with his aunt, Mrs. Florence Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Pock from Benneyville and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Horton of Stillwater visited Mrs. Elsie Pock,Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Muffin were Thursday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ray Murlin and Family in Cush- ing. Friday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peter- man and family were Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Smith of Orlando, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Strub and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Beire and fami- ly of Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Smith of Perkins. Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Taylor and fam- ily were Mr. and Mrs. Oney Taylor and family, Mr. Jim Taylor, Mr. John Riley, and Mrs. Ruth Etheridge. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stanton and girls of Alton spent last weekend with their parents, Mr.. and Mrs. Fred Stanton and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bur- ton. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Muffin visited Mrs. Pauline Franklin Thursday afternoon. Mike Tully of Longmont, Colo. was a Friday morning caller on his aunt, Mrs. Flor- ence Nelson. Memorial Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Murlin- Mrs. Lee kay Murlin and Peterman and family family. Monday. Thursday of last week Mr. Mrs. Ruth Etheridge, and Mrs. Clifford Burton Mrs. Christine Riley and from Georgia were dinner Mrs. Lois Taylor visited guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Mary Riley and Mrs. Joe Burton. Afternoon visa- Jerry Studebaker at Key- tars were Mrs. Florence Nel- stone, Thursday. son, Jesse and Rainey Nel- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gates son and Lori and Shawn Me- of Glencoe visited Mrs. Lemore. Opal Courtright Monday. Mrs. Alva Murlin called on The Kenneth Nelsons Mrs. Kenneth Nelson Man- were recent hosts of a Graves day. family reunion in their home. Lois Taylor visited Elsie Those attending were Pock Wednesday. Raymond and wife, Esther Mrs. Kaye McLemore and (Graves) Routh and son Dean several ladies spent several Routh of Baldwin, Kan.; Eu - days at Dallas, Tax. mere- gene and wife Pearl Graves, handise buying and they Stillwater, Dr. Bill West- were also sightseeing, brook and wife Rosalie Mr. and Mrs. Earnest (Graves) and daughters Peterman of Stillwater visR- Marcelete and Micheleen of ed Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houston, Tex., Enos and wife, Margaret (Graves) Combs of Muskogee, Okla., Veriin and wife, Dorothy (Graves) Curtis and daughter Ellen of Stillwater; Marilyn Wolfe and daughters, Trice, Carla and Misty of Wellston; Rolland and wife Linda Ad- cock, Bryan and Emily of Oklahoma City; Merry Bash- am and daughter, Amy of Edmond; also Dr. and Mrs. Harold Polk, Stillwater. The Burton Quilting Club met with Joan Hatfield in her home May 31. Those there were Opal Courtright, Grace Jones, Lottie Sharp- ton, Edna Tabor, Judy Bun- tin, Rena Burton and Donna Muffin. -O- am,00,r, 00mm, sexy for the Town to obligate for the remaining portion of the project cost. Generally speaking, from 50% to 8007o * of a project of this type may possibly be funded from grant funds, and the re- maining portion of the cost must be raised locally, either from available town funds or through a loan or bond issue. Any such question of local funding would be submitted to the residents of the Town for their approval or disap- proval at the election. The Board has engaged Mike Spear of the Engineer- ing Firm of Settle, Deugall and Spear, Oklahoma City, to have overall Engineering supervision of the Ripley Water Project. In consulta- tion with the Board of Trus- tees at the Thursday special meeting, in addition to Mr. Spear, were the following; George Dunaway, Consult- ing Geologist, Cushing; Roy Kemp of Kemp Tool, Cush- ing; Bill Bennett, Board of Trustees of Cushing; Lynn Osborn, Ripley Town Attor- ney; Carl Parrott and Rich- ard Thompson, representing the State Health Depart- ment, and Rick Baker, Ripley Chamber of Commerce. It was the decision of the Board, in consultation with the above individuals, that a test well be drilled south- east of Ripley in Section 29, which is in a higher ele- recommendations with re- spect to the Ripley Water System: 1. Present wells should be abandoned except for emer- gency use and a new source of water developed. 2. Rehabilitate and re- place present distribution system. 3. Improve storage capa- city. 4. Provide treatment facil- ities. The Board will attempt to accomplish this over. all program, relying heav- ily on necessity upon the availability of federal funds for a great portion of the re- sources to carry out the pro- ject. However, the first pri- ority will be too locate and drill a new well or wells which can be connected to the present system at the earliest possible time to alle- viate the present crisis. The Board requests the coopera- tion and assistance of all residents of the Town to accomplish these vital im- provements within the Town. *denotes of the cost I I I Ill -- lit 00tSl,,II, STII I X, ATER 377.0083 Ross Jacobs, Owner.Operator --- ANNOUNCES-- "ENERGy_ SAVING_HOMES_" WILL MEAN A REDUCTION IN YOUR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING COSTS TOTAL ELECTRIC-TOTAL ENERGY All Super Insulation, Storm Windows, Extra Insulation in Wall's and Attic. Tote{ Electric Heat Pump and Air Conditioning. Electric Kitchen and Electric Water Heater. Brick. Some on Wooded Lots. l 504 S.E. Fou th 504 Core! Court 502 Carol Court 505 Carol Cou t 503 Carol Court 506 Caol Court CALL: 372-5680 or 547-2401 OSD, Inc. ASK FOR: 124 S. Main St. Perkins, Okla. HARLAND WELLS We Don't Build Them Like 1hey Used To "WE BUILDTHEM BETTER" OFFICIAL OPENIN Monday, June 13th, 7a.m. D-X PRODUCTS and 00FULL LIN SAXON TIRES Your "Official Invitation" to the MAIN SERVICE CENTER ! were Mrs. Pauline Franklin and grandchildren, Rebecca and Anthony Franklin, Mrs. Inola Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Matney and family and Corner Thomas g Main 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Perkins, Okla.