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PAGE 2 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, August 15, i985 THE PERKINS JOURNAL Robert L. and Yvonne M. Evans, Owners-Publishers Published each Thursday at 133 S. Main Street Post Office Box 665, Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Telephone: 405-547-2411 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Payne, Lincoln, Logan & Noble Counties $9.50 + 60 tax (10.10) Elsewhere in State $13~;0 + 85 tax (14.~5) Out of State $16.50 JOURNAL EDITORIAL OPINION When Congress returns from vacation, the national debt limit will be increased to two trillion dollars. In figures that looks like this: $2,000,000,000,000. Right now the debt limit stands somewhere around $1.8 trillion. Next year, it is anticipated the government will need to borrow up to $2.5 trillion to cover the amount of dollars they will need to borrow to operate the government. How long can this go on? The experts don't even know, but they are seriously concerned about it. Raising the debt limit {the amount of money the government is permitted to borrow) could begin a new series of inflation. In fact, there is some talk about the money managers deliberate- ly inflating the dollar so the debt won't lo0k so large, as they will print more dollars, which will put the number of dollars created by the gross national product on up there and make the national debt and debt limit look much smaller in comparison. It was said that delaying COLAS (Cost of Living) in- creases this year on Social Security, and establishing some slight increase in taxation, such as an oilimport tax, the budget could be balanced. Some of the senior citizens are worried about the national debt, and see disaster ahead if something is not done. A movement has been started among the senior citizens to send their individual COLA increases this year back to the government. They don't want the increases if they are going to endanger the economic system. The people are going to have to put a stop to their government spending more than it can take in. It is ap- parent that the politically motivated Congress is not go- z ing to do it. Perhaps the movement of the senior citizen : group for some kind of fiscal reality will be the signal that * sets off a ground swell message to Congress to get the budget under control? This week that appears to be the only hope on the horizon. 9 In the last session of the legislature a revised Open ii Meeting end Records law was passed, which hopefully will i protect the public's right to know what is going on in their :local governments. /: A provision that will go into effect November 1, 1985, :will permit school boards to go into secret or executive : session to discuss land purchases. Previously, the only pro- :vision for secret sessions was hiring; firing and discipline ::of personnel As demonstrat t in the Perkins-Tryon school district, a board of education should be wary about dealing for land :iwithout public knowledge. Ultimately the decision of whether or not a building will be constructed on the land "will be made by the voter so they may as well be involved :in the process from the beginning. Land acquisition by county, city, and school local : governments is becoming so complex and difficult, it would behoove the governing bodies to use a method provided ;by the State Constitution. If negotiations break down :h t ere is a provision for condemnation, with the court (a 'U :j ry) deciding the worth of the property and whether or not, indeed, the property is the best deal for the most peo- ::pie of the government entity. If it is, the price is set by the jury and change of ownership of the land takes place. There .are some who look upon condemnation not only as a provision of the constitution, but a duty of the elected : officials to obtain the most desirable location for a public facility that will have an impact upon the welfare of pre- ::sent and future generations. Ownership of property in the path of growth and progress provides not only an oppor- :i tunity for profit, but is subject to much public pressure :and is not without risk of condemnatibn. e a *Downtown Post Office *Perkins Road Consumers IGA *Cimarron Plaza Bestyet *Wyatt's Cafeteria (Cimarron Plaza) *Holiday Inn (Hwy. 51 West) S tion and Advertising information van be obtained by dialing 624-0361. DOC'S COMMENTS To say it's hot in the Cimarron Valley is putting it mildly. It does not cool off very much during the night either and the weather man says we can expect several more days of the same, maybe even warmer. I have always thought grocery stores were at the top of all busi- ness places in service and still do. Saturday on my way to visit daugh- ter Mary Frances in the hospital, it was decided to try to pick up an ex- tra copy of The Perkins Journal for her. A drive was made to downtown Perkins with little hope of finding one, but noticed a nice grocery store just at the corner of the next street, south of The Journal office. It was an exceptionally busy place but they did have ample copies avail- able. It is without doubt the most friendly and courteous place ever visited. It was Del-Mar's Food Mar- ket and the employees were so nice to a perfect stranger, it made me wonder how they would treat a long-time customer. In fact, I walk- ed out feeling like one. It is a well- stocked grocery store professional- ly arranged for the convenience of the customers, and their motto must be the finest in service and merchandise. Made me regret that I did not have a grocery list along. Mary Frances was glad to get the newspaper and she is doing well and feeling fine considering the injury and operation. The City of Perkins is indeed a friendly city even to the customers in the grocery store and on the street. Hope you did not miss reading an editorial in the Tulsa World of August 4th titled, "Ma Bell, Our Belle." It told of how Ma Bell had spoiled us with many decades of the finest services at a reasonable cost and along came the deregulators and put an end to that. It remind- ed of just how much Ma Bell loved our free-wheeling consumer ways, saying she made it easy and fun. It ended iwth a question that is being asked daily: "Is there any way to put her together againT" Well, we sure hope so, but afraid it will take many years to do the job. It is another demonstration of how we are being taken from within with- out a shot being fired. So please let the deregulators know that we would like to see her put together again. 'TIa Bell Our Belle. "Many say it was the editorial of the year and hope the powers of federal gov- ernment will take notice and realize that we would like to see them get off our backs. Troubles always seem to come in batches. During all my frustrations of the last two weeks we received notice that our 100-year-old uncle died this week just after celebration of his 100th birthday in the month of June~ Uncle Bartow was my fath- er's youngest brother and moved to Alabama with us when he was 16 years of age. He worked for my father several years and joined the bridge and trestle crew during the construction of the Illinois Central Railroad across the area. He was like a member of the family and a big favorite with ell of us. My sin- cere sympathy to his family and survivors and of course members of my family. 100 years; that's a cen- tury of living. Misfortunate things are the acts of nature and we must live with them, but it is not always an easy thing to do. Right now I am look- ing forward to the release of daugh- ter Mary Frances from the hospital, which could be next week according to the doctors at the Stillwater Medical Center. To the doctors, nurses and support personnel, we are thankful and appreciative. Also, to everyone at the Bassett-Martin Clinic for guidance and assistance. Best wishes. Arrivederci, T. C. '~Doc" Bonner DAD Summer's over and school's gonna start All summer's friends are gonna part. Summer's fun will come to an end All blowed away with the wind. summe ', and ata up late Alr ~nd~~it~ a'terrible fate~ Going back home will be real sad I wanna stay pretty bad. Give me a chance to stay out here I've wanted it now for a year. All I can say is 111 write each day And please let me come stay. I love you and 1 II miss you a lot Don't think I won I pray every night that God might Let me stay here for the year. -O- With love Andrea Travis Letter to the Editor. This summer has certainly been a summer of trials and of blessings. My husband was electrocuted and fell 25 feet from a farm home utili. ty pole on June 8th. He sustained six broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a separated shoulder. My hus- band is employed with Harrison Electric of Stiliwater, but was not working on the job at the time of the accident since it was on Satur- day. Thus we could not claim workman's compensation. My hus- band has not yet been able to return to work although we hope this will be possible in a week or two. This accident has allowed us to look beyond our circumstances and focus upon God, our Provider. We are so thankful that God spared his life. We are both Christians, but sometimes trusting God through our circumstances is a weakness. Through this experience GOd has revealed his faithfulness in peace, love and joy. We are, honestly, praising GOd for this time in our lives. GOd loves us so much and has provided our every need th.rough answered prayers. This can only be done through people. It has been people like you who have been caring, sensitive and giv- ing. We want to publicly express our gratitude to the Eden Chapel and Lost Creek UMC for their sacrificial giving. They hardly know us but have been an instrument in teaching us how Christians should care and be sensitive to the needs of others. It is difficult receiving, but this experience has revealed God's faithfulness, love and provision through you. We are members of Hillcrest Bap- tist Church in Stillwatar and our home is on 10 acres northeast of Perkins. We are a part of the com- munity and we feel welcomed. Other churches have supported us through prayers and caring such as Mehan, the First Baptist of Perkins, and our own church. We thank you for all you've done because God's love shines through you. Our prayer is that GOd will bless you richly as He has used you in blessing our family. These people are the heart of the Perkins community. Lynn and Brenda Thompson Route 4, Box 251 Stillwatar, OK 74074 (405) 377-4528 "O" Letter to the Editor. The Domste~td Reunion is an event I would like published in your Jour- ned, as several of those attending were from your area, I have receiv- ed your paper in the past and would like to subscribe to it again. We en- joy it very much, as it has every- thing you could want in a news- paper. Thank you. Fayetta Barker 1116 E. Cleveland Guthrie, OK 73044 -O" Bob Evaus Publisher-Editor -From the Files 67 Years Ago (From The Perkins Journal, September 6, 1918--67 years ago.) Perkins schools open Monday. Last year was the most successful year in the history of our school system, with the high school being fully accredited to the college level Several courses are being added this year. During the, storm Sunday even- ing, the warehouse which stands just back of Ratliff & Wfldman's furniture store {located just south of the Junktion Antique Shop to- day} was struck by lightning, but due to the dampness of the lumber, it did not catch fire. Dr. Holbrook was standing at the back door of his drug store just 30 feet away, receiv- ed a very unpleasant shock, but was not seriously injured. J. T. Newport out east of town has completed hying a pipeline to a natural gas llne that will permit him to burn gas this winter. M. E. Ethridge has been doing road work this week. Harry Johnson sold a load of fat hogs in Perkins. Mrs. A. A. Myrick has received a letter fi'om her son Luther Malloy, who has just arrived in France. Miss Alice Saint of Perkins has secured the Goodnight school and will conduct a term of school there. Miss Freda Weems has secured a school two and a half miles south of Mehan and will call books onOc- tober 14. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Carlile on August 27, a fine baby girl. 51 Years Ago (From The Perkins Journal, September 13, 1934--51 years ago.) The Perkins schools opened September I0, and the' following number were enrolled in these classes: First grade, 39; Second, 26; Third, 31; Fourth, 42; Fifth, 32; Sixth, 22; Seventh, 25; Eighth, 22; Total Grad~, 248. Ninth, 40; Tenth, 37; Eleventh, 27; Twelfth, 27. Total in hish school, 131. Total in all grades, 379. The enrollment is slightly higher this year. Supt. Elliott says buildings.and busses are already crowdad. Cecil Sheffar and Cleo Dillard have entered their home in the Cherokee Strip run at Perry. Win- ner will get $75, second $55, and third, SS. Mrs. Grace Seals was burned badly Saturday while tightening a fruit jar. Jack Nicklas of near Goodnight has moved to Perkins to the Thoroughman property. It has been reported that one newly married young lady about town kneads bread with her gloves on The editor wants people to know he needs bread with his shoes on, he needs bread with his pants on, and unless some of the delinquent subscribers of tiffs paper pay up soon, ha will need bread without anything on, and this is no Garden of Eden~ Frank Eaton has been invited to be the marshal of the Cherokee Strip parade at Enid. He left for there Thursday. Seven students from Goodnight are attending high school at Perkins. They are Loyal Stalcup, Clifford and Ethel Reynolds, June and Cecile S arman, Lyle Creager and Lee Price. Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Mercer have moved into the owned by Mrs. J. A. Davis. 30 Years Ago (From The Perkins Journal, August 18, 1965--80 years ago.) Funeral services for Mrs. Glenn L Eyler Were held at the Methodist churck Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Jamas, former editors of The Journal from 1934 to 1937, were visitors in Perkins recently. They now live at Sulphur. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baker have bought the Elite Care from Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hughes. They took over August 18. School starts Friday, August 26. Faculty this year Includm: J. A. McLaucldin, Supt.; Hollla Ward, H.S. Principal; O. E. Cowley, Grade Principal; Paul Evans, Vo-Ag; Mrs. Jack Hayes, Home Ec; Mrs. John Summers, English; Harry Hix, Shop; Jimmy Spevltal, coach; Frank Evans, band and vocal music; Mrs. Galen Hokinger, 4th; Mrs. Jim Tomlin n, 6th; Mrs. Joe Russell Jr. High; Dunlavy, 3rd; Mrs. 2nd; Mrs. E. Mrs. Robert ChesneY, Lillie Franklin, Mrs. Jim Davis mann, Mrs. dian, Curtis M. Rameey. Bt Paul Ramsey, John Rogers, Frank Holbrook. Jim Davis has Prater TV Shop. Prater will move he witl be a tv for RCA. 25 Years (From The August 11, 1960--25 Mr. and Mrs. the parents of a Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, are the daughter born Mr. and Mrs. more, Route 2, parents of a son bor~; Mr. and Mrs. Vivid' Route 3, Cushing, of a daughter born Those from two-day orientation were Jody Gray, Robert Niles and Jody Gray, a Perkins was tain of the prior to the game Gray played left and picked up t wo runs. The Carole Jo Chesuey Perkins as the queen candidate 20 Years (From The August 19, 1965--20 Keith friends minimum salary of teacher. Teachers 8400 a year salary I0 Years (From The August 14, 1975--10 : Perkins-Tryon August 21..Shelby came here job at Rush Springs, ving his first dent of| native and Cushing and Rush coming back to The Perkins action on calling a to increase the cents to 2 cents, so would with them August opinion tion should be called. -O" SASSER IN AT Bill Sasser is Weatherford this he is filling ministrative there until a new trator is found position. -O" RAILROAD WILL CLOSE STROUD - ern Railroad ed permission to depot here. The handled by free telephone line City. The loss of which constituted their business, depot is no longer -0" TOWN IS NEW YALE - held b~! Yale. The cuss possible sites, other relevant terested were The Perkins Journal Staff Yvonne Evans Publiaher-Mmuq Bemmtt Lmul