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• Line More is fast moving isn&apos;t it. Wheat hat- IS a thing of the past and the 4th of July US. schedules ,t fading away, and the of Summer is now XXX )ace of summer enjoy is being this year as moving our family from Barns- Perkins. The moving isn't so bad, but added chores of gett. remodeled and here in Perkins, one and making a of management Barnsdall newspaper Evans family to the family. The 4th (a Monday holiday) stands as a challenge try to work around it two weekly completing from Barnsdall to in a short week. You are not interested. problems, nor do we You to be. We just it to point out that your Journal lack a during the or so, please bear us. Also, we discuss mOve here because t long and tiring year tlriviag back and spreading our- thin, we're to get complete- in the Journal only, and this want. Xxx is going to fireworks even Fair Trade Corn- ruled they were a the and put private enterprise because we many of the fire are now disguised displays ust out and out with a "displays" that a fuse and all kinds of color- sprays -- little bang and is what the was a danger to the United States. is the secret evidently. of hearing a oise, your child's will be something at with still the fun them with a punk FI' Commission's facts and fig- several thousand year treated in rooms through- because of the tradition of shoot- on Indepen- We contend more people treat- rooms for tad insect bites on Day than are burns, don't outlaw lakes, continues few alterations. might have bit of the of the 4th of July, is still a lot of buzzing -- and of choice, even nore limited. XXX times Yvonne's Lacy has saver, and we she knows how a losing kittens that their free- stairway stoop story apart- They had I a cardboard box and had spent 8 weeks there. no place else to out the front door downtown street, to a busy dogs how Page) News and Vfews of the Cimarron Valley t PERKINS JOURNAL 20 CENTS VOL. 87 NO. 25 ' PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 t THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1977 h,, Attorney General Says Equalization Board Final The Concerned Property the County Assessor's further states that the According to Joe Young- Owners have received an office could properly ap- County Board of Equaliza. ker, spokesman for Concern- Attorney General's Decision praise the land. tion has wide authority to in- ed Property Owners, the on Powers of the Local Board The local board revoked crease or decrease assess- Payne County Board of of Equalization. this order when they were ments provided by the Equalitzation failed to meet A request was made for a told by the County Assessor County Assessor and once its responsibilities by follow- ruling from the State Attor- and District Attorney that the County Assessor has ing the orders of the County ney General on the powers of they did not have the author- delivered the assessment roll Assessor in rescinding their the County Equalization ity to do this. to the County Board changes in assessed values Board. This request was The State Attorney Gun- of Equalization the County of Payne County property. made as a result of the action eral's ruling on this matter Assessor's office no longer This lack of action has unfair- taken by the Payne County states that the local board has any authority to make ly cost Payne County taxpay- Board of Equalization on does havethe Authority and any adjustment or correction ers thousands of dollars in May 5, 1977 which rescinded final responsibility to equal- to assessed values. The only ' the form of increased taxes. their order to the Payne ize, correct and adjust the power and right left to the Concerned Property Own- County Assessor's office, assessed valuation of proper- County Assessor is the right ers, Inc. is a group of proper- Their order would have roll- ty before it is certified and to appeal any order made ty owners that has organized ed back land values to their delivered to the Oklahoma by the County Board of for the purpose of seeking 1973 levels plus 10% until Tax Commission by the Equalization to the district fair taxation of real and per- County Assessor. The ruling court of the same county, sonal property. Breakin At Gypsy Ba Visits Pe ki ......... ...... P-T High nd r ns .... Is Reported :. :<!:i . :=:: On Wednesday night of Monday morning at least ses. The women were shop- speaking_ in regular_ gypsy ...... ....... this past week the P-T High three carloads of gypsies, ping for food for the children fashion. :: :. School was broken into. in the true sense of the at Del-Mars. Mrs. Pat Nilus The small band of middle :: Items estimated at around word, passed through said that "six or seven age womenand "a couple of : $3000 were taken and later Perkins. The comparatively women" in regular gypsy at- older ones with some chil- found hidden in the hedge new model cars (one Buick tire entered the food store, dren" left P.J.'s and entered behind the Home Ec build- and one Illinois license tag) There were no children the Perkins Cafe. The owner, ing. parked in the alley of the 300 with the women at this time. Claude Bentley, said when Apparently the burglars block on South Main, accord- Next they stopped at they saw the beer sign they were scared away by the ing to reports. P.J.'s where the employees threw up their hands and Carl Parrott, right, Payne County of Ripley. On the left is Harry But41, routine patrol. The, articles Some said the men and were kept busy pricing items left. Sanitation officer observes drilling south Jr., area resident who is an interested confiscated included movie children remained in the throughout the store. Connie The group also entered the bystander, cameras, film strip pro- cars, while the women folk Lauener said they were Riley Steak House before jectors, tape recorders and visited several local busines- difficult to understand leaving town shortly before speakers used to amplify noon. Ripley Well Going Down throughd°ne'S°und' %me Vandalism wasTheaclassentryroomWaSwindowmade Win A Few Lose A Few which was broken by intrud- 9 Drilling for a new source reported that above 90 feet it has been for awhile and the ers. Mayor DeWayne Moser's the Department of Economic fined scope of services or of water began Saturday two veins were producing green foliage typical of the Shelby Wyatt, Superin- office was notified that the and Community Affairs, work program. The final morning in the little town of two gallons per minute each. area around the Ripley tendent of Schools, said Town of Perkins won a grant Mayor Moser was notified amount of the award is con- Ripley nestled along side the The water appeared to be of Bluffs, it was difficult to the equipment did not up- and lost a request for anoth- that Perkins has received tingent upon the working Cimarron River. By noon excellent quality without ac- imagine a water shortage, pear to be damaged, er. funding for a 701 local plan- out of details in your work Saturday, the driller from tual testing at that time. The drilling, however, was Bill Lott, Chief of Police, The State Department ning assistance grant, program. Mannford, Dale Knott, said some council members are stopped on Tuesday due to stated the burglary is under notified the city that a Rural The letter stated, "Our plan- No other details were they were down to about 75 less optimistic fearing the problems for the driller investigation. Other reports Community Fire Protection ning staff will be in con- available as to how much to 80 feet. result will be salt water, elsewhere, btU it is believed of rowdiness and some dis, Title IV Grant was not ap- tact with you within the next the grant will be, or for what Located just beyond the he will resume his efforts of turbances were reported proved because of lack of few weeks to develop a re- it will be used. A few townspeople baseball diamond in a grove Wednesday. Meanwhile, the earlier in the week. funds. A total of $67,100 was were present to observe the of trees, the red earthy deeper the drilling process -o- awarded the State of Okia- test well which will basical, slush looked promising goes, the deeper goes the CITY COUNCIL homa. A total of 97 applica- Lions See 1 959 Flood ly determine whether or not against the grass. With the appreciation for good clean TO MEET JULY 5 tions were received for the the location just south of the river somewhat higher than water. Elizabeth Wise, Town program. Perkins' applica- Ripley High School will be Clerk, reports the town tion was not funded but has E.L. McCarty, retired the Cimarron where McCarty permanent. The drilling council meeting which been placed on file in case an Perkins mail carrier, brought owns property. Other inci- company has been approved NO Funds For Free Pap Smear meets monthly on the first approved applicant does not back memories of the 1959 dents of interest to local by the Water Resources Monday will meet on Tues- use the awarded funds. Re- flood in a film shown at the memberswere also shown. Board, Carl Parrott said. The Effective July 1, 1977, pap glaucoma. There was a bill day night July 5th due to the application can be made next Lions • meeting Monday Dan Wesffall, president, Payne County Sanitation of- smears for cancer detection sponsored by Representa- holiday, year. night. The scenes were said the traditional fire- ficial was also present will not be done in the Payne tire Adkins HB 1199 which -o- In another letter from taken along the south side of (Continued on Back Page) to see the progress being County Health Department would have supported this made on the water situation. Chronic Disease Clinic ex- program had it been funded, ,!U'llllt' So Llnd off! Illllllllllll•llllllllll cept for patients who need however, although the • By the end of the day on follow.up care. We will con- bill itself passed both houses I I Monday the drilling had tlnue to do screening for dia- of the legislature, funding I • gone to a depth of 135 feet betes, hypertension, anemia, was deleted from this bill. • • before striking a rock breast exam for cancer de- Therefore, no funds are • Wont to Sound Off? • formation. However, it was tection, urinalysis for protein available to pay for [nterpre- • • It is interesting to see how Ifyo. have something you • and sugarandtonometryfor tation of pap smears. I By LaVeta Randall the contemporary west is would like to sound q/I" • • depicted through art. Re- about, just write a n'ote to: • I In the good old summer member the big cowboy hat The Journal, Box F, Perkins, • i time thoughts drift lazily sculpture that brought Okla. 74059. orcal1547-2411. • • into dreamy realms which about so much controversy • 1 may have lain dormant in Tulsa? Now a hugeenvi. "Doc" • " through the long cold winter ronmental and performance Bonnet, one of the • • • " nicest gentlemen I know, • • Grandchildren come to visit, sculpture of contemporary • Their parents seem so much cowboy lifestyle will be has a way of blending the • I more mature than one for- created by two OU artists brighter side of the news i merly remembers them. The next month within the con- slant with the more unpleas. I_ days of youth have flown like fines of New York State's ant side. In so doing he • the birds which once nested famed 200 acre Artpark. speaks of interesting things, I in the big tree in the back- A western gala July 16 wil persons and places form his i yard. Life streams gently :mark completion of the first own viewpoint and his • by at times, while ever now phase and launch the "per- points are well made. Doc, -• and then, it rushes by in tor- formance" aspect of the himself, is an interesting n rents like a river work as it becomes a working personality. He has a kindly • • But then so much for the ranch, manner, but this does not II sentimentality, for grand- This is the second gigantic lessen his opinions on cur- I children mean activity t outdoor sculpture as a part of rent issues or his interest i The teen-age granddaughter the Mobile Ranch Series. in newsworthy individuals. • is' taking tennis lessons and The first was done near Fort He always has a good word _l visiting other family mem- Worth and detailed a 350- to say about the deserving I bet's. The grandson, who foot-150 oval cowboy belt and neighborly people. i will be 7 on June 23rd, is buckle through the use of I feel sure most columnists I planning his own birthday a semitrailer and pickup would like nothing better Z party. His grandfather has trucks, portable corrals than to write only about i put up a basketball goal and ranch implements. The pleasant matters, persons, I among other things. Being Old West seems to be an- places and things, but the • an avid reader, the boy is other aspect of life which cold reality of life demands I never without something to seems to hang on, growing hat one face the facts which A lonesomeSantaFefreight ear stands a few years ago. Mr. Zink, who is a R.R. • do.  more interesting with touch everyday living. It amid the farm machinery on a ranch in employee, was fortunate enough to get I ,. • • time. (Gontinued on Back Page) the Tryon area. The Zinks bid for the car the car. He refuse any offer for the cur. .mlnllllnllllllllllllallllll II