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2-The Perkins Journal Thursday, June 16, 1977 PER S jotm00 Rbwt L. Y v Brain, Published each Thursday at 133 S. Main Street, Post Office Box F, Perkins, Oklahome740S9 Second Class Postage Paid at Perkins, Okla. 74059 Telephone...405-547.2411 Subscription Prices: Payne, Lincoln, Logan and Nohl counties ............................  .......................... $6.00 plus tax Elsewhere ......................................................... $9.00 plus tax I Around the Farm by Allan Wall I Next Tuesday is the day summer astronomically be- gins. After that, days will get a little bit shorter each time around .... my brother cut his finger fight where it con- nects to his hand, hauling hay and had to get stitches. Be careful hauling hay, the potential for injury is pretty high...This month is the 10th anniversary of the release of the Beatle's classic album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band...There are a lot of youth camps in various places this time of year, operated by churches, organizations, and college music depart- ments, etc. I attended church camp by Glencoe last week, and had a real good time. Ill S I S This month is June, and June is Dairy Month. The dairy industry is a vital and essential part of our na- tion. Milk helps build strong bones and teeth. One dairy cow will, on the average, supply milk for 14 people. And think of all the dairy products and deriva- tives we consume besides straight milk: chocolate milk, cottage cheese, ice cream, butter, and cheese. So, who- ever has ever eaten any of these foods is indebted to the dairy industry. Be watching this column for Part II of The History of Agriculture. Part I appeared in August of 1975. See you next week. -O- Senior Citizens News The Gospel Singing at the Center Sunday afternoon seemed to be enjoyed by the 65 who attended. Several spoke of hoping it would be- come a regular get together the 2rid Sunday each month, so plans are being made for the next time, July 10, 2 to 4, We especially appreciated Hazel Searcy and Martha Bowyer as pianists and Vern Wells as song leader with Mildred Cash as assistant. Lynn Hazelbaker played his guitar and sang several songs. Leonard Young played his harp. Russell and Hazel Sear sang; Martha Bewyer and Helen Robinson sang, making quite a variety of good music. It's unusual to find young people taking time to contribute to the en- tertainment and enjoyent of Senior Citizens. A little "contest" was sug- gested between the women aMmen singers, the women had 24 singers and the men only 11, but Charlie Thomp- Doc Comments -- A tender heart and plot of loving care is in a person who swerves to the shoulder of the road to keep from hit- .ring a frustrated turtle trying to cross to the other side of the road. Or screeching tires to prevent hitting a child's little dog that playfully wan- dered into the street. Many people do it. And my curbstone philoso- pher says never do anything for a person with purpose of putting them under obliga- tion to you. And Pat Buttram of Hollywood fame says, "It's a funny thing. A $5,000.00 price tag on a new car doesn't upset people half as much as a five dollar parking ticket hanging on to it." Priscilla Banks, President Carter's new appointee as Housing Specialist to the Department of Housing and Urban Development has written a new concept of requirements for federal aid to homosexuals and unmar- ried couples living together which she says will liberalize the country's housing pro. gram and eliminate discrimi. nation against unmarried hoping that with longer no- tice and more publicity, in- terest will grow and groups will come from all the chur- ches in this area, as well as individuals who like to play and sing Gospel Music. The Country and Western Music on Monday night was well attended as usual and most of the usual group of musicians were present. The Doc Dobsons brought several of their family visitors with them, including his sister and brother in law, Roscoe and Bessie Blouser, San Jose, Calif. Other visitors this week were Mrs. Mary Olinger, Stroud, who is Mrs. Bre- land's mother, Esther Loftis, Shawnee, sister of Lula Stratton and Sharon and Jon Pratz, Mesa, Ariz. Guess who received the most attention Monday night, the six weeks old couples living together. The only requirement is to show a "stable family relationship." One company manager for housing projects says the definition of a family is am- biguous and asks if one month or six months consti. tute a stable relationship or does the word resident suf- fice. It's a shame when the President of the United States appoints such a per- son and gives his support to such liberal circumstances. Maybe I was born too soon, but I will have to vote with Anita Bryant, the Sunshine Orange Juice girl from Florida. The President was not born and raised to such she- nanigans. It's high time we take a look at where we are going and what we will have when we get there. Hitler paid premiums for children born to unwed mothers and gave increased premiums for prolific births. But that does not make it right. Hitler died in the gutter,both physically and morally. That's not the best way to go. The death of Charles A. Lindbergh was clouded in Barbs and Wires - sorrow over the entire world. Many worthy tributes were paid him by the news media and word of mouth. Because I have written so many times about the wonderful man and his achievements, it was de- cided not to repeat the things said and it was impossible to come up with something dif- ferent. I remember the Colonel best for a trip across the Atlantic in the same plane in July 1945. Some- where between Paris and Washington he autographed a 100 lira note and when he asked me what I would like for him to say, I replied, just say Doc Bonner crossed the Atlantic with Colonel Lindbergh, he complied and with a smile added, "On a return trip home." He was a great mild mannered man who put the welfare of others ahead of his own. The Colonel always had the privilege to board the plane first This was declined by saying, "Let the working men board first". Colonel Lindbergh was a fine officer and gentleman with many talents. I'll never forget Colonel Charles A. Lind- bergh. Arrivederci "Doc"-T. C. Bonnet -O- It's sad to watch a friend die It is a sad experience to watch an old friend die. To sit helplessly by their side, knowing that the inevitable, when it comes, will be merci- ful, yet dreading the final moment of loss. Trying to comprehend that the person is already gone, and that what is left exists only at the whim of the wires, tubes, and blinking lights of mod- em medicine. It was on a Friday the call came. More than a thousand miles away this once strong d vital woman, who in her son mmmmcedthtthe, mGm : . .... time had far more won, because he thought , . overcome they were better. We're man ner share of life's ad- versaties, had suffered a massive stroke and was in a deep coma. Established routine came to an abrupt halt. A frantic drive to the airport, a long granddaughter of Vivian (prickett) Schuessler, and she slept through the whole evening. The quilting group is real- ly working trying to finish Mrs. Robinson's Star Quilt. It really is pretty. The Ceramics class is still very busy as both kilns were fired Monday and still plenty left to load again. Nellie has some new molds and some new items are being picked up there. Gertrude Newport is one of the newest ceramic enthusiasts. Her son and wife brought her flight, knowing that even if arrival came in time there would be no recognition. The shock of first sight. The once vibrant person- ality, the sense of humor, the generosity, that had identi- fied her, reduced to a maze of plastic tubing. The vain attempts to communicate, answered only by the wheez- ings and gurglings of the machines. The ambivalence and flus- tration of waiting--to want- ing to delay, to postpone, yet knowing full well what was to come. Of the work that must be done. Burial in yet another distant place. And all the forms and papers, lawyers and bills, and other complexities of death. Who would take the little dog that still waited by the front door? Don't think about it. Not yet. some different and pretty pieces to finish. Mrs. Reeves children brought her several molds so she can make greenware for herself, and to sell. Lois and Lula also sell greenware which they pour. Remember the Birthday Dinner this Friday, 17th and at 1 p.m. same day the tests for Diabetes will be given. Wednesday, June 22 will be Potluck Dinner so bring a covered dish and come eat together. It's more fun than eating alone. --Clarrcy Cook Agdcultural Weather Forecast Farm and Han , Forr.,Hl for Week Ending: June 21, 1977 I CENTRAL OKLAHOMA i I i i i WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDiY ' SATURDAY SUNDAY June 15 June 16 Ju'ne 17 June 18 June 19 Hi: 96 Lo: 70 Hi: 95 Lo:71 Hi: 92 Lo: 68 Ht:93 Lo: 67 Hi: 94 Lo: 68 RH% 45 RH% 4"5 RH% 55, RH% 45 RH% 50 Fair Thunder- Partly Partly.. Partly storms loudy cloudy " cloudy I STATEWIDE SUMMARY: Furnished as a Public Service by Oklahoma Farm Bureau -, Prepared by Weatherscan International Bethany, Oklahoma MONDAY TUESDAY June 20 June 21 Hi: 97 Lo: 71 Hi: 94 LO: 65 RH % 50 RH% 45 . Thunder- Thunder- I storms storms i i i The thundersterm activity will basis and should not delay curin or harvest will be no oreanized weather systems durinE period. be hieh in the mornlnEs 70-90 to 30-40% afternoons, JI I occur orn scattered operations, There Humidities will SPONSORD |Y 1 by Ken Anderson WAtt RALPH'S PACKING: CO. What of your own life, your own responsibilities? Is the daily routine still being carried out? Don't think about that either, for that is of another time and another place. What sustains a person at such a time? Not the under- taker, nor the lawyer, nor the preacher; who have made grief a profession and merc- handise pre-packaged sym- pathy in properly subdued tones. No, it is love and friend- ship that give meaning to both life and death. The friends that arise at ungodly hours to drive you a hundred miles to the airport so you can be with a stranger they never met. It is the friends who meet you at your destination and offer food and shelter and open their home and hearts to you during the ordeal. Yes, the death of a friend is a tragic loss, but it is also a time of love and a time of sharing. / From ' ,The Files PERKINS, OKLAHOMA PHONE 401/M7-1464. (From The Perkins Journal June 19, 1952-25 years ago) The work on the Payne County Bank's new addition is still progressing accordin to schedule. The floors were completed last week and the forms for the vault have been erected. Delbert Butler, president, says the new bank addition will give Perkins one of the best vaults in this area. Work on the new floor of the bridge across the Cim- arron River on SH 40 south of Perkins was completed last Friday. The work was all done at night in order not to interfere with traffic on the bridge during the day. Miss Bonita Gardner returned from spending a week at the 1952 Oklahoma Girls State. More than 55,000 bushels of wheat have been unloaded at the Martin Elevator as of noon today. Martin said he started buying wheat in Perkins Monday, June 9, when 1000 bushels came in. The peak day was Saturday, June 14, with 7,634 bushels. The elevator was forced to shut down at 4 p.m. Mon- day because large trucks from Shawnee Milling Com- pany were unable to haul away from the elevator as fast as what was coming in. Producers are reporting yields from 15 to 50 bushels to the acre with the average running slightly more than 25 bushels. The moisture content is low and weights per bushel range between 60 and 64 pounds. Warren's Nu-Way Gxocery had a 3 pound can of Short. ening on sale for 79. (From The Perkins Journal- June 13, 1957.20 years ago) The Perkins 4th of July Semi-Centennial Celebra- tion will have a queen to reign over the festivities fol- lowing the selection of Miss Perkins-1957 Friday evening June 28. This queen will be somewhere between the ages of 16-22 years of age, not married, and will be $100 richer for her beauty when she is selected by a panel of four impartial judges selected from outside the area. The south four blocks of Perkins was hit by what ob- servers reported was a small twister at 4:50 p.m. Wed- nesday morning leaving tree limbs scrambled over the streets and yards and in the telephone lines. Roy Crabs was the first to report the incident to this reporter and we drove through the area Wednesday morning. Large tree limbs were scat- tered over yards and streets and the huge tree in the Earl Hughes yard was on the ground. The area damaged was one block wide from Crabs to Hughes to Frames, across from Rassey hert. The trees in the Spears yard were badly damaged. There was no severe wind reported except in the four block strip. First Lieutenant Joe L. Youngker, stationed in Kas- erslautern, Germany, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Young- ker, Perkins, received a safe. ty plaque. He is safety officer of the Quartermaster sec- tion. Lt. Youngker graduated from OSU in 1953. The regular meeting of the Perkins Band Boosters was held in the community building Monday evening, preceded with a basket din- ner. New band director Jim Thompson and his family were present. Editor Bob Evans com- ments in his "An Item More" column: "We're feeling good now that we have taken one employee off the payroll but yet still have her working here at the Journal. We're talking about the soci- ety editor, Yvonne (Lacy) Evans who exchanged wed- ding vows with this editor. We're not sure how much money we'll save, but at least it will save writing that pay check each 1st and 15th of the month. Del-Mar's had Caius Da- ted Coffee on sale for 91 pound. Center Cut chuck roast was 39c pound. (From The Perkins Journal- June 15, 1961-16 years ago.) Harvest smiles changed to doleful frowns Wednesday morning following over an News from the Spotted Bottom Ranch inch of rain in the area. The wheat which had gotten swing Monday and was set back at or four days. More trucks wheat lined up day night and operations continued almost midnight Most ers were re better yields this than last year. Three Perkins honors in the Oklaho junior Olympics held ton, according to Mcllvain. Kenny sixth in the 880 Stout won fifth in yard dash. Jim second in the high a leap of S' 7V2". (From The Perkins June 15, 1967-10years The Perkins Church will have a tion service for its Methodist Hymnals Sunday. One hymnals have been  chased. They are a red color and old favorites as many new and Mr. and Mrs. Evans announce the ment and approaching riage of their Paula Jean to Chada, son of Mr. Harvey Chada, The wedding will he an of August 27. -O- Joe Carson has Sabbatical leave Former Perkins Mr. Joe Carson d Shore, New York, ceived a sabbatical from his position as teacher in the New York school He will be doctorate at versity during the school year. Joe is of Glenn Carson, rural mail carrier for Perkins area. The Greenhorn's Corn Queen of England even flew him over to shoe for her once. Does this sound like the average farrier? Bill's also had a little show biz experience. He took care of Little Joe's, Hoss' and Ben's horses out on the Pon- derosa for 10 years. Ken Curtis' mule on "Gun. smoke" and Dale Robert- son's horse have known Bill's gentle touch. When I asked Bill what other Holly. wood personalities he knew and had worked for he an- swered in his "back-home" style, "Why, I took care of nearly all them stars that's got horses." Bill's son broke and trained the big appa- loosa horse ridden by Robert Horton on "Wagon Train." Bill's also a celebrity in his own right, having been on TV a couple of times himself. He once gave a one hour show for education- al TV on shoeing and in '57 or '58 Gayion Stacy had Bill on with a Shrine Circus horse who had torn part of his foot off. Bill rebuilt a plastic hoof for the horse. He also holds the patent on a leg cast which he de- signed and is still used to- day for horses. Not only does he shoe hundreds of horses here in Oklahoma but Bill travels all over the U.S. Fred Mc. Clendon, owner of the Eagle Nest Ranch in Roan Moun- tain, Tenn., will call Bill when he needs him and fly Bill Arthur--been in the business 35 years and is a 7th generation farrier. him all the "way out there to shoe his horses. Just by coincidence, Mike's brother, Tom Striegel, works at ENR and has known Bill for years. Needless to say Bill has his hands full with his work but still takes time off for a little R&R. His love for hors- es is equaled by his love for fishing and he's off with his boat and rod every chance he gets. He tarries his fish- m his him By Sandi Striegei Howdy Folks ! Seems like some days I don't have much to say and other days I have a whole mouthful and this is one of those days I'd like to tell you about a super guy we met and fell in love with named Bill Arthur. We've looked for a suit- able farrier ever since we moved out here nearly two years ago and believe me they're hard to come by. Mike met Bill though, out at a little cafe in Nacoma Park and he really outshines your average horseshoer. Bill, who reminded me of Slim Pickens, has been in the business for over 35 years and is a 7th generation farrier. Of course his son is following in the family tradition. He has more accomplishments under his belt than 1 could ever tell you about but I'm going to try to hit on some of the high points. He shoed Secretariat 3 days before he won the Kentucky Derby and even put his very first pair of shoes on him. He's worked on such stars as Reeva Ridge, Go-Man-GO, Little Request and Laco Byrd. He cared for all the horses in the Lipizzan Stallion show when it was in Oklahoma City and turned down a con- tract to travel with them and he's been under contract with Budweiser and their Bel Th and he showed us hand carved handles whittled out for his They were really And if he's not he's making rocking_ or belt buckles out of shoes What next? I folks, you'll get worth when you Arthur out to horses' hooves.