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6.The Perkins Journal Thursday, July 7, 1977 Tryon Alums set up $400 Scholarship fund Tryon Girl is youngest Graduates and former students of Tryon High School have established a scholarship fund, to be ktton as the "H. I. Jones Scholarship Fund". The fund received $400. through contributions made at the annual banquet of the association held at the Tryon School on June 18, 1977. Through additional contribu- tions, it is hoped that an annual scholarship of $500. can be awarded to a graduate of Perkins-Tryon High School, living in the Tryon area, next spring. The fund honors H. I. Jones, Tryon, who retired as superintendent of schools in 1968, after 34 years as superintendent of the Tryon School. A scholarship com- mittee was appointed by Lehman D. Bellah, Cushing, an@resident of the Associa- tion, to administer the program. Appointed were Judge Donald E. Powers, Chandler, William A. Vas- sar, Chandler, Ruby Schrein. er, Tryon, Lonnie Crisp, Stillwater and Margaret Gibson, a Tryon Teacher and daughter of H. I. Jones. Future contributions may be sent to Tryon Alumni Association, P. O. Box 97, Tryon, Okla. 74875, or handed to members of the committee. At the banquet, held in the Tryon Gym, Robert E. Hancock, Tryon, was elected president for the coming year, with Vernadene Staten as Vice-President. Wanda Barclay, Tryon, and Hope Vassar, Chandler, were re.elected secretaries. Mem- bers of the Class of 1927 were honored in their fiftieth year. Those present were Juanita George,Chandler, Laverne Anderson, Norman and Mamie Hannah, Mul- hall. 130 graduates and guests attended the banquet, the largest attendance on re'cord for the association, which was organized in 1930. President Robert Hancock announced that the 1978 Annual Banquet and Re- union will be held at the Tryon School June 17, 1978. Rodeo Queen contestant Deanna Big Soldier, seven years old, was the youngest entry in the Pawnee Rodeo Queen Contest. She is a sec- ond grade pupil in the Tryon Elementary School, and the daughter of Jacob and Shar- our Big Soldier, Jr., Iowa Otoe Indians from Tryon. The big Soldiers are form- er Perkins residents. Dean- na's paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Big Sol- dier still reside near Perkins. The All Indian Pawnee Rodeo was held in conjunc- tion with the Annual Pawnee Homecoming Pow-Wow at the Fairgrounds on July 2,3 and 4th. The parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning followed a free brealffast at 7 a.m. at the Pawnee Bill Ranch. Deanna's background con- sists of a maternal great- grandfather, the late Frank New way na way Kent, for- merly chief of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. The present Chief, Solomon N. Kent of Shawnee, is her great uncle. She is proud of her Indian heritage which made her eligible for the All Indian Rodeo Queen contest. Deanna Big Soldier, Paw- nee Rodeo Queen contestant, relaxes after visiting the Thomas- Wilhite Memorial Library. Read The Journal and Be in the Know/ (:hurchill family reunion held on June 26 The Churchill family met Sunday, June 26,' 1977 for their annual reunion at Boomer Lake Park. Kansas guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Houston, Mrs. Katherine Head, Anita and Jay, Harper; Mrs. A. E. Graham and Regan, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Houston, Roxie. State residents were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Churchill and Mr. and Mrs. Menzo Churchill, Woodward; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Houston, Fairview; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Smith and Robin, Mrs. Lila Crenshaw, Sonja Taft, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burk, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Allen, .Gene and Ginger of Oklahoma (ity. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Churchill, Jenni- fer and Haley, Mrs. Char- lotte Langley, Mrs. Ron Rogers, Timmy and Jennifer from Tulsa, Clinton Church- ill, Sapulpa; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jones of Edmond; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gazaway, Ken and John, Ann Raines, Guthrie; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gazaway and Stacy, Cash- ion; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harmon, Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Alan, Kelly and Kim of Enid. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Richardson, Sherry, Tammy Arriv De;:umchos Allsizes Maverick T.Shirts colors REG. $9es PANTS 2 pr. '14 Pkg. of 4 pair Knee Hi Hose fr$1 with the purchase of '10 or more Good Selections ?f Colors & Sizes lOa.mH.OoUR:%op.m" '00VIOLA'S BOUTI?UE IE603 E. Kirk Ave. . P rkins JD|lh YX .547 2862. t and Jackie, Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mitchell, Rhonda, Missey and Becky, Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Shaffer and Danny of Perkins; Stillwater resi- dents were Mrs. Lea Houston, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Mayfield and Dabble, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mayfield, Travis and Carrie, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Burke and Jason, Thelma Gazaway, Kenneth Flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Churchill, Mrs. Oneta Goodner, Mrs. Rose Goodner and Alvia Graham. Attend Band camp in Ada Robert Reynolds, Perkins, was among the some 215 students from 40 high schools in four states attending the third annual Band Camp held on the campus of East Central University. The Band Camp was held June 26 through July 1 under the direction of Pat Rooney, director of the Pride of Tigerland Marching Band. The camp is sponsored by the East Central Public Services Program. Students enrolled in Band Camp received instruction in jazz ensemble, other ensem- bles, private lessons, con- ducting, music appreciation, sight reading and double reed making. I I I Illl Ill I I I I II I Agricultural Weather Forecast Forecast for Week Endi.o: ,:: Furnished as a Public Service by Oklahoma Pare Bureau Prepared by Weatnerscan International Bethany, Oklahoma NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY Hi:9 7 LO: 75 RH% 50 Pc].dy THURSDAY Hi:98 Lo:77 RH% 55 Cloudy FRIDAY Hi:95 LO:78 RH % 65 Tstms SATURDAY Higl Co: 73 RH% 55 Pcldy SUNDAY Ht.6 Lo:74 RH%45 Fair MONDAY fti98 Lo:74 RH % 50 Pcldy TUESDAY Ht:95 Lo: 75 RH% 60 Tstms Unseasonably warm and humid statewide throughout the period. All areas of Oklahoma stand a good chance of receiving moderate to heavy rainfall from thunderstorms. SPONSORED BY RALPH'S PACKING CO., PERKINS, OKLAHOMA PHONE 40S/S47-Z464 g .; Perkins resident wins first A new resident of Perkins, Mary Lou Cross, won 1st place Solo Twirling in a United States Twirling As- sociation Camp held in Shawnee, June 26-30. The camp was sponsored by the Assoc. President, Fred Mil- ler of Dayton, Ohio. Mary Lou and her husband, Allen live at Rt. 2, Perkins and she plans on teaching baton. "O" Equalization Bd. (From Front Page) Hastings said that con- trary to what many concern- ed farmers may think, the Equalization board does understand the problem and is suggesting ways to clear the matter up. "I don't blame these people for being sore. We should have never backed up on our resolution to adjust the assessments on the 1975 level. We should have let this matter be settled in court if that is what she (the Assessor) wanted," the board member said. As late as June 23, the Board of Equalization hand carried the following letter to Mildred Starks, County Assessor and the Payne County Board of Commis- sioners. Their recommenda- tions are as follows: (1) That sufficient funds be requested in your budget to employ one or two persons who are knowledgeable of the right capability classes of land. NOTEc The soil series deliniated on the soil survey maps fall into one of the eight capability land classes. The land capability classes number 1 through number 4 are suitable for continuous cultivations. Classes number 5 through number 7 are sometimes cultivated on intermittant basis, but are best suited for grazing and meadows. Class number 8 is the wildlife, or very limited grazing or waste areas. Also, land capability classes num- ber 1 through number 4 originally may fall into land class 5,7, or 8 due to man made or climatic change in terrain or other physical conditions. (2) That all agricultural lands be site inspected by the knowledgeable individ- uals, mentioned in number 1 above, to determine: a. The land use, the percentages of acreage in the specific uses for each of the series on the farm, as to cultivated crops, open pas- ture, timbered pasture mea- dows; b. The land surface condition as affected by erosion, water, wind, or inundation by blowing sand or flooding as well or other conditions associated with surface minings, drilling for oil and gas, public utilities, and road construction. That the present value you have established for each series to be used as the basic value, and adjusted down- ward percentage wise deter- mined by land use and surface condition. The per- centage guide may be established through consul- tation with a Soil Scientist, an Agronomy Land Manage- ment Specialist, a Range and pasture Management Spec- ialist, a Livestock Manage- ment Specialist and a Farm Management Specialist. 3. That the ratio to determine assessed value of farm buildings associated with farm operation be the same as used on farm land. 4. Use the small tract value of land in the area to determine a home site value in lieu of $2,000.00 utility appraisal on rural homesites. The homesite may be up to two acres in size. 5. All farms that have been site inspected and values adjusted as to land use and productive capabili- ties under average manage- ment and new value deter- mined for the farm prior to December 31, 1977, be placed on tax rolls January 1, 1978. The remaining farms to be site inspected during 1978 and placed on the tax rolls January 1, 1979. 6. In our opinion, the first area of the county to be inspected and adjustments made, where warranted, should be the lands that lie in the strip two to three miles wide on both sides of the Cimarron River. We found greatest variation as to use and conditions in relation to the soil series. Hastings also told The Journal that State Question No. 486, which was supposed to have classified taxation on land by use instead of cash value, is being interpreted in various ways other than what the election results indica- ted. The issue carried 537,310 to 387,272 in the General Election November 7, 1972. The gist of the propostion follows: Shall a Constitutional Amendment amending Sec- tion 8, Article X, Oklahoma Constitution, which relates to assessment of property for ad valorem taxation, to provide for assessment of real property at not more than thirty-five percent [35%] of its fair cash value for the highest and best use as actually used, or was previously classified for use, during the previous calendar ),ear," provided that a transfer of property without a change in use shall not require a reassessment based exclus- ively upon the sale value; and directing the Legislature to enact laws defining classifications of use to facilitate uniform assess- ment procedures in this state be approved by the people? Vote --Yes 537,310 Vote --No 387,272 Amendment Adopted The Attorney General's opinion was based on two questions: 1. Under the powers of the County Equalization Board, does the Board have the authority to order county-wide assessment in- creases or decreases from levels provided by County Assessors? and: 2. Can a County Assessor revaluate part of a county and place that property on the tax rolls immediately, or must all property of a classification be place on the tax rolls on a uniform county-wide basis? _ I lll I I Ill Hoke LUMBER CO., INC. 218 W. 9th STILLWATER 372-2377 for "goodness" DRINK MILK The Attorney General answered: "It is the opinion of the Attorney General that your questions be answered in the following manner: A County Board of Equaliza- tion, under the authority of 68 O.S. 1971, Par. 2459 and 2460 has the authority to equalize, correct and adjust the assessed valuation of real and personal property by raising or lowering the valuation of the property after receiving the assess- ment roll from the County Assessor. Further, in re- sponse to your second question, a County Assessor has been given broad authority to establish a systematic program of reval- uation and the Assessor has sole authority to decide whether to carry out the revaluation in phases by placing some property on the tax rolls at its new value in one year and other property in subsequent years. Hastings told The Journal that the Equalization Board represents all citizens of the county, and other groups are hard pressed also. He pointed out that some older citizens on fixed incomes are faced with selling their homes, many where they have lived all their life, because they can't afford to pay the taxes on them. The business community is also hard pressed and those with real estate and properties. Then there the interest groups who run public education other facilities from derived from the ad tax base. Inflation them to apply keep assessments hi The Equalization consists of Lester Stiliwater, Hastings, Perkins T. McLaury,Cushing, bars. Smith was by the District McLaury by Sen. Murphy county commissioners. Smith served manY as County Agent for County, and is associated with the Nttional Bank at Hastings is County farmer, McLaury is retired Farmers and Bank in Cushing. "I've told the boys they think they can someone to do better Commissioners want to me off, there will be n01 feelings," Hastings "However, I'm not The board problems and we're our best to be fair equitable. We thinl recommendations to Assessor are fair, and they are carried out." SunHner Paint Sale Now LATEX SAVE,S2oo * gal. INTERIOR LATEX FLAT WALL PAINT High hiding Colors resist fading Easy application Soap and water Rich flat sheen clean-up White and reedy-mixed colors. Custom-mixed colors slightly higher, Saving= based on Now Only 935* gal. SAVE ?2. 00 * gal. 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