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00tlst o Line More By Bob Evans '11 start this column out hot) July 4th noticing that sev- are opened XXxx N. Reynolds was out News and Views of the Cimarron Valley PERKINS JOURNAL VOL. 87 NO. 27 PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 20 cents THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1977 early to beat the he our old and W. First XXXX Rodney and are not too happy having to become with a new domain their move last week Barnsdall to Perkins. we left the house this Rodney came down Lhe highest branches of and Elton was in the discovered a v that we had failed to two took to their when a huge, red tame running through about daylight this They don't know it they have another tad neighborhood to accustomed to in two weeks when we the east side of town Thomas St. XXXX ever have one of when every. Possible that could is? several rooms from Olson's a few weeks ago. of the order came, second box was lost order for the box was called in It got lost, too! It was but this time the of that particular style was exhausted, so selection was This time Alvin just into his car and went City to the ! house and picked it that our waiting could get in the store with Rich Grimm, the problems that on the wallpaper. him that on the I felt sorry for him frustration he must through in getting Anyone in these days knows of supply people don't plan here is where the develop. In the business, we offer a invitation service, young couples to order invitations a Week before the book says they be in the mail. It days to complete an Orafortably and with Inevitably, the rders that have special hand- special delivery on up taking longer orders? Why is a consumer as supplier, I can experience that plan ahead and miracles ff you had 11 months to and get it for our move from to Perkins. Is the Hal We're of suitcases and boxes for a few we didn't XXxx Y breath when an through emergency the right of they should have. lifesav. f us are alert as we and many times towns, folks get Ld careless with habits. In a usually the policy of let live" and if a ear or see Well as they did everyone aorta for it and goes siness. Back Page) Acuff is named Perkins' Tag new HS Principal t Agent Is closing ' her office here The Perkins-Tryon Board of Education met in special public session on June 30th at 7:30 in the Superintend. ent's office. Mr. Cecil Acuff will he the new Perkins-Tryon High School principal next year in addition to his pre_sent duties as elementary principal. The board accepted Mrs. Rosalee Taylor's resignation. A new English and Speech instructor, Ann Russdl,was also hired for the 77-78 term. Of major concern is the deterioration of the high school gym floor. Fred Davis of Stillwater Development Company reported three or four inches of water under the stage area. The corner of the gym has dropped at least an inch or more. The contractor said he had no idea of the total problem until a complete check beneath the floor was made. However, it was determin- ed from reports that it is merely a matter of time before the floor will give way. Due to the inability to estimate the extent of present damage, the board's consensus was that the expense of partial repair would be prohibitive. As a result, a motion was made to postpone the major project on the gym floor and Home Ex building at present. It was unanimously agreed to advertise for bids regarding repair and replacement of the gym floor and Home Ec building repairs so these might be available by the end of the school term in the spring of 1978. The Home Ec floor has also dropped an inch or more with ventilation beneath the floor creating additional problems. Temporary repair for basic support jacking up the floor for stabilization was agreed upon until such 'time as the total project can be accomplished. Termite prob- lems in the Tryon plant were also discussed. A painting bid for school property was accepted from the Barnes Painting Com- pany totaling $1583. The painting of the concession stand will be done by the Pep Club for $150 by the board's approval. Shelby Wyatt, Superin- tendent, reported on the funds received for the last meeting. These included 1977 fiscal year teacher salary increases, transfer fees, Special Ed. students, also homebound students and their transportation. The district has been notified of the Title IV. A grant of $7,211.50 for Indian Ed. and PL874 payment in the amount of $18,824.23 for special education. The Co- operative vocational educa: tional Training, a govern. mental funded progra m received $50 for Shop expenses. It was reported that work on miscellaneous plant lm provements are progressing and should be finished by the time school starts in the fall. Apportionment of miscellan- eous revenue appears to be up $4%825.00 over last year. However the state aid drops (Continued on Page 3) This candid view of the rodeo crowd was taken fiom the park area during the Saturday night performance. The stands were full and running over. 3000 see July 4th fireworks displays that pleased the crowd. The traditional American Flag display brought a round of applause to show the crowd's pride and patriotism on Independ- ence Day. The doubleheader base- ball game 4th of July after- noon and evening saw the Coyle-Perkins team splitting a pair, winning their first game 7-6, and dropping the second game with Ponca City July 4th was fairly quiet in perkins considering all the fireworks that were keeping youngsters occupied during the day. The annual Lions Club fireworks display went off without a hitch at dark Monday evening before a crowd estimated at 3000 people by Lions officials. The display included numer- ous aerial displays, as well as a half dozen or so ground Bloodmobile Local residents petition durings:30 at the hourSthe Lions Of Den.1:30ThetO * Cimarron Valley EH Club to stop Metric conversion will be hostess for the visit. Opal Olson, member of the 8-6. The two-day Rodeo Friday and Saturday brought large crowds to Perkins for both performances. The stands were full and rodeo fans were standing around the arena for the Saturday night performance. The annual Roundup Club rodeos have become popular events in this area throughout the years. poration recently held up on an order to change all highway markings from Metric to English distances after complaints were filed. Marvin Siders, meat pro- cessing program supervisor of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture said the USDA is asking individuals and businesses for their opinion because they are really very desirous, because the better the imput, the better the decision. Written opinions on metric conversion may be sent to the Hearing Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. until Sep- tember 5. Mrs. Galther's petitions protesting the Metric system conversion, will be sent to the proper officials to see if it The Perkins-Tag Agency will close unless an acting agent is appointed immedi- ately, The Journal learned Tuesday. Naudain Lore, who has been tag agent for a number of years, has given up the position due to the expense required for additional help. She points out that other rules and regulations which are a part of the new Senate Bill 265, along with extensive bookwork are prohibitive with the responsibility which the new law requires. Senator Robert Murphy is responsible for appointing no action until the agent had officially resigned. Unless an acting agent is appointed, Perkins residents will be required to go to Still- water or Cushing tag agen- cies for both auto licenses and driver's licenses. Elizabeth Wise, city clerk, has been appointed by Nolda Selph, Payne County Elec- tion Board, as new election registrar for the Perkins area. This job was also held by Mrs. Lore, included hunt- ing and fishing license, and served as a notary public in her office. Mrs. Lore says she will Mrs. L. O. Gaither, Carney, has been going door to door in Perkins and area for signatures on a petition to discourage adoption of the Metric System in the United States. Mrs. Gaither told The Journal she got her idea from a notice in a newspaper pointing out that consumers and retailers have until September 5 to tell the U. S. Department of Agriculture by mail whether they would rather buy meat by the pound or the kilo. Like other agencies, in- cluding the U. S. Weather Bureau, the USDA is accepting comments on the pros and cons of the metric system and its effect upon the citizens. The Department of Trans- Gospel Sing Set for Sunday The Gospel Singing will be Here Monday again at the Senior Citizens Center Sunday July 10 from 2 until 4 p.m. Everyone is Invited and all The Red Cross Bloodmo. churches are invited to take bile will make its first visit to part. Perkins, Monday, July 11 Payne County Board for the American Red Cross passes on the additional benefits of donating blood. In the first place, everyone needs a yearly checkup. However, a of pressure, pulse, tempera- ture, blood hemoglobin and Opal OIson Opal Olson, member of the Payne County Board of American Red Cross, urges area residents to donate to the blood bank in order that needs may be met in any emergency. stetter, Pat Hise, Ermy Brix. ey, Agnes Cowley, Irene Kisling, Margaret Sewell, Ruby Dobson, Opal Oison and Clarrcy Cool/. Others not present, but who kill assist are Pat Vassar, Elsie "Grant concentration analysis is a part of donating blood through the ARC Bloodmo- bile. Besides getting a free checkup, your blood will be used to save lives. To top it all off the hostess (CVEH) will give you a free glass of orange juice and a cookie, The following persons par- ticipated in the orientation for the bloodmobile visit on June 29. They were: Pat Niles, Mary Dodson, Bonnie Manke, Cbarlie Meisinger, Craft Festival scheduled for Perkins Library A Crafts Festival will be held at the Perkins Public Library July 8, 15 and 22- 3 to 4 p.m. Films and fun for everyonet The same crafts festival will also be held at the Ripley School building on Fridays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29th at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thomas Wilhite Memorial Library's Summertime Play. time program also issues certificates for youngsters who participate. The colorful certificate folder is a means of keeping a record of the number of books each child has read this summertime and playtime vacation. Mrs. Vern Wells, librarian, tag agents in his District. When contacted Tuesday morning by Journal editor Bob Evans, Senator Murphy was unaware that Mrs. Lore's resignation was immi- nent. He said he could take Total is 826,000 seek employment elsewhere. She was owner of a unique "Garage Sale", known as "My Friends Attic", which is being closed out at this time, according to a sign on the door. City told to beef up City Hall Insurance Amount At the July city council meeting, the Perkins Town Council agreed to an in- creased insurance policy and completion of electrical work to get the city hall in shape to be insured. The Hartford Insurance Co. said the building, which had been insured for $12,000 with $4000 contents insur. ance, is now appraised at $33,169, and must be insur- ed for 80% of that amount. The figure was based on a square foot replacement cost, allowing for .77 depreciation figure. The re- port also stated that there were electrical discrepancies that must be corrected be- fore the policy could be re- . hewed. The board agreed to comply. The council street sign designating Stansbury Avenue. It was reported that the Naudain Lore property north of the city hall as for sale for $22,000, which includes the buildings and car wash loca- tion. The lots south of the city hall are also for sale for $18,000. Councilmen dis- cussed a means of purchas- ing the adjoining property, (Continued on Back Page) Perkins has third largest county voter registration The voter registration polls in Perkins have grown even though the Payne County Election Board re- cently purged the voter list of those who have voted in the last general and primary elections. As of July 1, 1977, Perkins city and township had 958 registered voters listed. This compares with 914 as of January 1, 1976. Perkins voters are listed as follows: Democrats, 686; invites everyone to Crafts Republicans 265, and lode- Festival as well as the can't be stopped. Donna Frank, Betty Bran. and Emma Lou Hardin. summer reading programs, pendents 7. Even if it meant going to court Hastings says Fquafization Board should have stayed Mth decision ment problems from the last Monday in April until the first Monday in June. After and before these dates, the board serves as the County Excise Board. It is too late now to make a decision because the Equalization Board will not meet again until the dates specified in the spring, and the assess- ment rolls have been delivered to the State Tax Commission. Hastings pointed out that since that time, Rep. Joe Manning obtained an attorn- ey general's opinion that states the Equalization Board has sole authority on missioners ex pressed little or no interest in acting on the request. Hastings, who is a longtime farmer-rancher in the southern Payne County area. says there is a reasonable concern of the agriculture land owners concerning appraisals in that there are two values that might be possible for land. One value which the farmer thinks is fair is the taxation base on what the farm can produce as agriculture land. However. some farmers feel they are being assessed on what the selling price of the land might be worth, which could be highly inflated in view of many people buying property for investments of capital gains, or for deprecia- tion and tax losses, with no intentions of ever obtaining an agriculture income from it. There is no variation given for properties that are salvaged from areas that have formerly been useless. such as in the river bottoms where farmers have made the sandy land into produc- ing fields, but are subject to wind erosion and flooding at any minute. These lands are becoming more difficult to keep in production because of the cost of equipment and materials needed especially for these peculiar situations. (Continued on Page 6) By Bob Evans Journal Editor "We should have let the assessor take the equaliza- tion board to court" is the way one equalization board member Joe Hastings des- cribed the fracas between rural property owners, the county assessor and the equalization board. "It was a mistake to have ever backed up on our Resolution," Hastings told The Journal when he explained the reversal of an order by the Equalization Board to the Assessor to hold off on appraisals until an on site inspection could be made. They asked that the would have the right to court action if she deemed it necessary. It was at this point that Hastings said he felt it would have been better to have stuck with the resolution and let the matter be decided in the courts. Since that time. members of the Concerned Property Owners Association has asked for the removal of the Equalization Board mem- bers, evidently because they backed down on the resolu- tion of tax relief until a reappraisal could be com- pleted. The request was made at a recent county commissioners meeting by The Perkins city and township precinct is the third largest in the county. Stiliwater has 21 precincts and totals 15,842 voters. In January 1976 there were 13,157 voters. Cushing has 8 precincts and totals 3,268. This compares to 3,328 in January 1976. Other precincts and their totals, (the January 1976 total in' parenthesis): Stillwater Twp. 426 (394) Cherokee 303 (265) Creek Twp. 87 (82) Eden 177 (161) Elm Grove 237 (235) Glencoe 490 (454) Henry 436 (397) Indian 230 (232) Mound 149 (141) North Union 463 (469) Perkins 058 (914) Paradise 224 (223) Pawnee 190 (165) Ripley 424 (433) South Union 303 (283) Yale 1 475 [227) Yale 2 366 t570) Total 5775 5488 Nolda Selph. election board secretary, said that notices were mailed to 5.644 county voters. Each voter, by filling in the proper informa- tion and signing the card and returning it to the county election office was then re-instated. Those who did not return the cards will have to re-register before voting in future elections. Countywide. there are 18.605 Democrats: 10.105 Republicans, and 1.2a4 Independents. for a tota f 29.954 voters. This compal with 22,367 in January 1976. taxes for this year be based on 10% more than the 1975. taxes until an inslSectio'n could be made. Ha'stings said at that time the board thought they were in command of the authority to make this request, but the Assessor, Mrs. Mildred Storks, and the District Attorney complained to the board that repercussions would result from assess- ments made in the north part of the county the year before, and there would be no way to adjust for the farm property that hpl already been adjuste/ ownwards in spec- ial heari 's. The Board hears ' on adjustment of assessments, Joe Youngker, a Perkins area except that the Assessor farmer. However, the Corn- approved a