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I 2-The Perkins Journal Thursday, July 14, 1977 Tag agents are made as a settin hen | From lblit$.doadllmitsdly-lS.Miin, The Department of Hous- V. Austin, acting director of bill we are beginning to   re . tt : 'PnstOflBOxF,,OtlahlL?41E ing and Urban Development H.U.D., Mr. Callahan whose experience some of the fruits .  ',alt_nJDLo Second Class Postage Paid at Perkins, Okla. 74059 area office located in the new name is well known in Payne thereof. The establishment ? ..  _ :-:-'----"::" ..... -- ........... :=:---=.--=-:.=-...,..,.,ooo...-.o# lltd[..6.547.2411  Federal Building, 200 N.W. County, Paul F. Bowen, the of a central office in Subscriptlon Price.s: ,lPme, , Logan trod N- " counties .................. . ........ , .......................... $6.00 plus t Elsewh ........................................................ $9.00 plus tax I I II Senior Citizens News The big news this week is the announcement that the quilt which was pieced by hand by Blanche Ham and hand-quilted by the Perkins Senior Citizens quilting club, will be given away next Monday night. The name of the winner will be drawn at 9 p. m. July 18th. There were 137 registered for Music Night this week, and as usual the music was real good. New musicians are added to the list of performers each week. We all enjoy listening and the musicians seem to be having as much fun as anyone. Last Sunday afternoon was only our second time to meet to make and listen to Gospel Music. Over 100 attended and there were several denominations and congre- gations represented with at least five ministers present. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and we'll look forward to the next one August 14th. The Birthday Dinner will be this Friday, July 15. Gertie Grimm reports she received 57 birthday cards recently and wants all the Senior Citizens to know she really appreciated their cards. Our sympathy to the Doc Dobson family in the loss of Doe's brother. They flew to California for the services. Also to Mrs. Ham, who lost a relative recently. Most everyone is trying to keep ceramics at a minimum these hot days and not much firing is being done while it is s,o hot. Guess that is our contribution towards saving energy. The quilting continues as usual. It's cool around the quilt so that's a nice place to spend a hot afternoon. Visitors at the Center this week included Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Klousin, Ponca City, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bazil, Ark City, Bob and Maxine Cotner, Rubble and Janet, Perry, Paul Strickland, Okla- homa City, A. L. Stanfill, Picher, Earl Hilbert, Cali- fornia, Mary Olenger, Stroud, and two grand- daughters of the Kenneth Strattons. Sound Off! By La Veta Randall Sound off is taking a vacation tour this week. With the hot July weather it seems that is about the most comfortable thing to do. Visiting with some of the Perkins residents was pleas- ant and interesting. There is only one thing more pleasur- able than renewing acquain- tances with old friends and that is making new ones. Perkins is an unusual town. It has much of the flavor of the past. Yet with its modern homes, new additions and businesses it is "head and shoulders" above many , towns, not only of lesser population, but those who ii are its equal in population. : * , To start the tour with the superintendent of schools and some of his staff seemed appropriate. However, it is ; doubtful that summer is the vacation to the personnel that it is for the students. Nonetheless, Charlene and ;: Shelby Wyatt are relaxing after visit from their daughter, Janie and her two children. Needless to say, since my own daughter and her two children left by plane July 4th, The Wyatts and Randalls had many feelings in common, mainly the emptiness the children leave around the hous e . Next on the agend were the Leon Bostians. As registrar at the P-T High School, the gracious Mrs. Bostian is familiar with my "nosey personality", She has been a tremendous help in'school schedules, etc. But this time, I was especially !   interested in how she would spend her vacation. The Bostians have two daugh- ters, Jonna, 13, and Jo- ' linda, 8, so it is only natural that Six Flags Over Texas would be included in their vacation. Friends have also told them about a most interesting zoo near Arling- ton, Tex. It is the type, which is relatively new I presume, and one can drive through in a car and see the animals close up in a natural habitat. We'd like to hear more about this when the Bostians return. Then there is Dane and Susan Blubauch who enjoy motor cycling. The instructor of the High School Construc- tion Trades class is spending the summer doing the real thing, commercial construc- tion. However, with a new four month old daughter, Darcee and a four year old son, Richie, they would like to take a few days vacation in August. "All work and no play" certainly has not become the rule in the Blubaugh home. Last week- end the couple took a three day motorcyle trip to Talahina, Oklahoma where they enjoyed the hang gliding off Buffalo mountain in that area. **** Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Allen are finding the summer on the farm a busy one. If it works out, Mrs. Allen said, with their two teen-agers and a ten-year old, all girls, they would like to take a trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., to see the Passion Play, probably in August. Again, we hope to hear more about this event. Another family who is planning a "dream trip" are Ruby and Bill Disney and their 16 year old son, Keith. The Shaklee Company is flying them to San Francisco FREE[ The trip alone would be exciting enough, but to Fifth St., Oklahoma City, held open house Friday, July 8, 1977. New H. U. D. offices are located on the 7th and 8th floors with the 7th floor containing Housing Produc- tion and Mortgage Credit Division, Housing Manage- ment Division including Evaluation Section. The Director's office, Adminis- trative Division, Equal Op- portunity Division, Commun- ity Planning and Develop- ment Division and Area Counsel are located on the Eighth Floor. The offices are luxurious, well planned and convenient even to parking facilities. A myriad of secretaries and office assis- tants were assigned as guides for visitors visiting the new offices. The coffee was good and the flowers beautiful, many being furn- ished by the receptionist and guides. There have been many changes in faces since the early days at 301 North Hudson but the same friendly courteous reception still remains the same. Billy affable assistant director and Chief of Property Disposition branch who furnished my first key for F.H.A. lock- boxes for the Oklahoma City branch. There were many others who made it possible for a very pleasant day. Visiting from Tulsa was Director Robert H. (Roy) Gardner and it was a genuine pleasure to have the opportunity to reminisce about the great and near great in real estate of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma Dis- trict. There were a few things that carried a note of sadness. The loss of Billy D. Sutton, Realty specialist, in a boating accident. Sutton was probably the best known name in H.U.D. in the Payne County area, Mr. Sutton handled with expertise ac- quired homes, mortgages and complaints. When we're in trouble, Billy Sutton was a valuable and welcome man to have around. Not only was he a realty specialist, he was a gentleman. As was predicted prior to the passage of the tag reform Stillwater with salaried per- sonnel to handle license renewals, reported request for local tag agents to turn over the photograph equip- ment is evidence of a sort of things to come. Some tag agents have already closed their doors with a reported great number to follow is sad news not only for the people but also for the politicians who supported the bill. We have personally talked to many tag agents over the state and all have the same story. In fact, and with some justification, they are as mad as a settin' hen under a leaky roof. Without exception they give Senator Bob Murphy credit for putting the department of Safety's plow under a root. Temporarily at least. Well, someone said when the tag reform bill was passed that we were entering a few years of correction, change and political apolo- gies. They may have been right. Arrivederci, "Doc"-T. C. Bonner ,, .................. ............... -.....,.,.,.,. ,.,.,.,. ,... ,.-.,...,.,.,. :.., .,.,.,. ,. ,. ,.,.,., .,,. ,.,. ,... ,. ,.,.,.,.,.,.,. ,. ,. ,.,..... ,. ,.,., .,.,.....,... ,.,., .,.,.,..,.,, ,.., ............ i, ii i:i! i ,,.:: iil i Aspromisedinourlastweeks"JustALineMore'" i!ii A New Seat column, hereisaphotoofanewlyinventedbicycleseat that one sets on rather than straddles. :::: travel free in this inflationary age would really be a dream come true. The family will leave on the 21st for a short tour of the Shaklee plant there, and they will also attend two conventions in San Francisco. There will also be ample opportunity, Ruby said, to see shows, make personal tours, etc. **** Most of these Perkins residents were slight ac- quaintances, however, in my "arm chair" tour via telephone, 1 renewed ac- quaintance with a former school friend. The Earl Lusters were neighbors of my parents years ago. Recently, I had opportunity to visit with Earl and Nannie as well as their son, DeWayne. But l had not run into the daughter, Lodene, (Mercer now). It was nice to talk over "old times and old acquaintances", but since her husband is a welder out of Hennessey, and their only son, Gary, is visiting here from Houston, she didn't seem too concerned about a vacation at the moment. Merrell and Opal Butler, also, seemed more interest- ed in entertaining relatives than traveling at the moment. Their guests, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rose both grew up here in Perkins. In fact, Greta Lee (Baker) Rose and J. C. both graduated from Perkins High School the same year. They now live in Elcajon, Calif. They have three children also living in California, and one in Kansas. The Roses are visiting other relatives and friends including the Law- rence Bakers, the Cecil Shaffers, as well as the Butlers. A son, Doyle, and his wife, Helen from Pryor have also been visiting his family, and a grandson l st Lt. Terry Butler has visited here and with the Bob Friedemanns of Stillwater. Mrs. Rick (Bever- ly) Fagan, sister of Terry, was also among the visitors. Another daughter from Fairview with her children, Heidi and Chad Suderman, visited for a short period with the Butlers. Often times such get-togethers are the high- light of many parent's and grandparent's "vacation". ***** Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chesney recently returned from a vacation trip to Mountain View, Missouri where they visited Curule Jo and Charles Cooper and their six year old son, John. They also visited a sister in Loyal, Okla., as well. The Chesneys had planned a trip to Hawaii but due to Mrs. Chesney's recent illness, they have (Continued on Back Page) Letter To The Editor Hi Everyone, How is good old Payne County? I sure miss it. And it's great being here with my No. 1. But we are both glad we only have 9t/ months to stay here. As they say its a great place to visit, but I'd sure hate to know I had to live here for long. I need to know how much the Journal is as I want it sent up here, I sure miss it. Also I can't write the Ripley News for awhile, but I can write a National Comment Column if you would like. I could write a book on this one government base. It's time people woke up to the welfare rip offs, Fed. Judges, Congress and Sena- tors and here in the Chicago area. It's not hard to see who and what runs Washington, D.C. So let me hear from you. Gene Orchard Glenview, Ill. .(Editor's Note: Gene we have put your name on the mailing list and we are ready for your first column when you can get it to us.) -O- (From The Perkins Journal, July 17, 1952-25 years ago) Ray Wilcoxson, city water superintendent, received a report that the water in the old well is safe for drinking purposes although there was some gas apparent in the analysis. The report said the water is perfectly safe with the use of chlorine as a purifier. The well is located in the back room of the city hall building. Three from Perkins are on the Oklahoma A & M college Dean's List of Distinguished Students for the 1952 spring semester. They are Arthur Knox, Agriculture; Huel Matheson, Commerce, and Joe Youngker, Agriculture. John Snider, superinten- eat of Perkins Schools, attended a district meeting July 10, of the School Lunch Program of Oklahoma. Bob Watson and Dawson Brown have been busy this week dismanteling the locker plant located in the rear of Spiller's Grocery and Mar- ket. The Spillers plan to expand their store with more shelves. The new cream room was completed last week and is now ready to handle all the "moo fat" Perkins farmers may bring in. Long Bell Lumber Co. in Perkins had a gallon of Outside White Cook's House Paint on sale for $5.39 if purchased in 5 gallon quantities. Wallpaper was on sale for 2 rolls for 22c (Editor's note -- in July 1977 we just bought wallpaper for $4.50 per roll) Mrs. Henry's had summer sheer dresses on sale for $6.59 each. Baker's were advertising Rayon Knit nighties from 98c to $1.98. (From The Perkins Journal July 11, 1957-20 years ago) Police Chief Ray Harral shot and killed a dog believed to be suffering from rabies in front of Baker's Cafe early Monday morning. Harral reported that he spotted the sick dog earlier in the night, but it took him some time to get him in a position where he could shoot it safely. The dog was running about town attack- ing other dogs before he could be shot. During a fit, the dog fell from the curb and slowed down enough for Harral to shoot it safely. In a letter sent by the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. to all former Pact Gas Company customers in Perkins, it was announced that effective July 1, ONG acquired the gas properties of the Pact Gas and assumed operations on that date. Cecil Gray has moved his home that was located on the bank of the Cimarron to a location in North Perkins on lots purchased from George Jacob. The Grays were flooded out by the record flood in May and decided to move their home to Perkins. While watching the pic- tures of the snake hunt Lawrence Baker was show- ing at the Lions meeting Monday, several members were remarking how brave Lawrence was to be so close to the big rattlers. It turned out that Lawrence hadn't taken the pictures--they Barbs and Wires - | t :1 were borrowed. x Miss Mary Jane 1 ]1 :1 and Charles Wall' married at 2 p.m. on Jt isj ni t in Olivet Christian  southwest of Peridas! Iler Rev. Paul Kapp, St. l  h: t, Kansas officiating. Ll The Payne CountY showed a Statemet : Condition on the qu  call of $1,618,923,!!  a included Loans ef $ !Pll 68, and Demand del##tl Ge 1 $986,216.05, and Til  t: posits of $362,907.30. | St ., Mrs. Henry's had .i   special. Advertised tj il0 , pair of work socks for $1,  pair of cotton gloves $1. !  :- (From The Perkins Jo July 13, t961 - 16 yearS The Payne County has recorded its high resources ever on a qU! report. The statement $2,361,756.27 as cog with $2,096,829.50  ago. Editor Roland SoS comments, "The large newspapers are diSCo something called land or agrarian reform. ! the U. S. Depart Agriculture's buro thinkers are saying # ca's farmers need so# reforms. In some countries around the land reforms have taking away all pr!  owned land and t farmers to work f0 government; or confi of all land owned a certain small amOO#ll redistribution of it it parcels on easy termS. "O- Taking the temperature of a 1 110 pound German Shephe0000 by Ken Anderson skin. Then one day 1 Since it's too hot We had a sudden illness at happened out in the yard just our house this past week. in time to see Khan Khan. our friend, watchdog, stretching tip and carefully and plate cleaner upper, picking my peaches and decided he wanted to play dropping them in a pile by Frisbee in the middle of the thetrunk. afternoon. After about 15 But then Khan has never minutes, he was back in the really understood that he is a house looking pretty droopy, descendant of a long line of And, in a few minutes more, wolves and not human he was completely drooPed, beings. He loves water- We called the vet, who told melon, lettuce, peanut butter and other non-dog foods. us to take his temperature and call him back. * * * * If you've ever tried to take Vacation time is almost the temperature of a here, and this year we're ll0-pound German Shep- going to try something herd who is already in a bad different. Our youngest's humor, you know why people only train ride was taken spend eight years learning when she was too little to how to be a vet. We did have remember it. So we're going to end up taking him in for to take the Amtrak from emergency treatment, but in Perry up to Chiilicothe, Ill. a few hours he was o.k. where my wife's family again. Last year however, reunion will be held. It will be my first ride in a sleeper one of our neighbors was not since the Korean War, so fortunate. He lost a fine, although 1 have ridden black Labrador retriever from heat prostration. So Amtrak before and really keep a close eye on 3'our pets during the summer months. Actually. I think Khan was just trying to get some sympathy after the chewing out 1 gave him a couple of weeks ago. About five years ago, 1 planted a peach tree in our back yard. For the past three years, it has been covered with blossoms. But then a late freeze would , come along and zap all the peach pies and peach ice cream 1 was counting on. This year though. I was ready. I filled an old tin container with charcoal and set it under the tree and waited for the frost and sure enough, when it came, 1 lit the charcoal and let it burn all night. The heat saved the blossoms and before long I had hundreds of olive-sized little green peaches which have steadily been growing ..................... bigger and pinker. 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Main, 'fj .Redi-Mix Cement ' i i enjoyed it. lt's about a 13-hour ride which means we'll get to eat in the diner onthewayandlunderstand II ' the food is good and not as expensive as it ,,'as just merchants who "',el[' [, before the railroads gave up peddle all sorts of fitl the ghost on passenger expensive gadgets Ik II S service, actually worthies . #1! I Before you shell  Those Fennell family earned money toan%[* I reunions are really some- door-to-door type. ,, thing. If they get an>" bigger checking and make they're going to have to on the up and i'/! move it to the Astrodome. reputable local. I', I They already have to haven contractoi should?ij pre-reunion just so all the answering all your 1 1 cousins can get acquainted before the job" is It; ] before the main event. Even any rate. beware . ] though l've finally memor- wllocomes toyour!4l ized all the names of one unmarked truckaOC;'] generation. 1 still reel a little happens to have 1,;471 bit left out. Maybe it's world's gre s because ,,hen my Mother-in-  tvi'tt ] ] which he rill law writes to may wife, she providing you P00:I I still addresses the envelope the spot. " l] to her maiden name ..... we're jumping into remodeling project, which is aimed at get energy. We just got those wind-powered to; Ili h installed on the roof #' can really tell  difference" in oU rou ! { temperature. We d storm windows on tr l side, but now we're,:ff4[i them the rest of a[* around and the oneS''='r east and south side #t! to have tinted glaSS down on the sun'S I' pours in during And, we're increa amount of insulatt , attic. The rest of the''t= :hanges will be ,,l. smetic, but we' that what we do #a " conserve as much  electricity as possiUll ] includes changin;4 chen lighting to incandescent, t#l from While we think should try their bes = energ.v, they should a little, caution. like we are in is bring out the