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THE PERKIN NAL-THU 22, 1996 The PERKINS JOURNAL This newspaper is dedicated to the memories of Dr. FL V. and Bea Clark (USPS 42 8040) Published every Thursday and entered as periodical postage paid at Perldns, Ok 74059-0040 122 S. Main Box 40 Perkins, OK 74059 405-547-241 I Rick and Kathy Clark Publishers The publishers are solely responsible for content and any be promptly corrected when brought to the attention lishers. Office hours: 9-6, Mon.&Tues CLOSED WEDNESDAY 9-5 Thur. & Fri. 9-noon on Sat. Deadline for advertising &. news submissions is Noon, Monday. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040 All contents Copyright 1996 MEMBER OF: THE PERKINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OKLAHOMA PRESS ASSOCIATION errors will of the pub- APN SPOTLIGH By Jim Campbell, OPA Capitol News Bureau Costly end for early release program The tab for ending Oklahoma's early release program to relieve prison crowding could be $16 million, just for starters, and the Senate's appropriations chairman sees no end to accelerating costs. "I think corrections always will be an urgent need," says Sen. Kelly Haney, D-Seminole. "I don't know when we'll see any downturn in that area." Corrections Director Larry Fields, whose department is under in- vestigation following a triple-slaying by an inmate on early release, agreed the program should end. But he said projections show that $16 million more will be required by June 30 to provide 2,267 beds. The Legislature gave corrections $247 million to operate through the fiscal year, an increase of about $45 million. "The Legislature has been pretty generous, over and above what the governor requested," Haney said. "I hope there's an end to it. I just can't seem to find the right answer." In the long run, education, identification of factors predicting crimi- nal behavior and early intervention may prevent crime less expen- sively than after-the-fact lockup, he said. But at the moment, "we have to be particularly sensitive" to the days and used to assess the leadership and and his staff. Fields called the investigation "totally Keating's call for truth-in-sentencin "there areno simple, cheap or eas3 HHH The corrections department image problems at two institutions within hours meeting. At the Walters work center, which houses them got into a fight when there was only manager on duty, corrections spokesman Bob Ricks, Keating's safety and guards were not there. He also q ons, alcoholic beverages, pornography and inmates preparing for transfer into the "It doesn't seem to me that we are prepa -ng t in society," he said. At Lexington, a secretary was charged with juana into the institution. HHH The Legislature could have more money for enue collections continue at the pace set cal year. General Revenue Fund receipts ceipts by 9.5 percent and the estimate by State Finance reports. "It's too early to say, but it appears to be optimistic," says Senate Appropriations it shows the continued strength of the Income, sales, gross production and motor With Remittance To: The Perkins Journal, P.O. Box 40, Perkins, OK 74059-0040 ' I I Name ............................................................................ I I I Address .............................................................. .......... | City .............................. State ............. ..Zip .................... : problem of violent criminals. The Oklahoma City killings, he said, are significant enough to war- rant investigation into management of the early release program ordered Aug. 13 by the Corrections Board. Keating called for Field's removal or resignation but Mike Roark of Owasso, his appointee to the corrections board and its chairman, said the inquiry has no predetermined outcome. The board, he said, "will collectively, as well as individually, resist efforts to politicize or in any way allow this review to be anything but fair and candid." Roark estimated the inquiry could be wrapped up in seven to 10 I( ) One year in Oklahoma .... $24 I( ) 6 months in Oklahoma .... $14 I( ) One year Out of State ..... $28 I( ) 6 months Out of State .... $16 k lib nml ilmn mmB mmm imlm mmm mml mmm mlmll INN mmll mlm mmnmmm - ~. - ~:,::.~ .-~. :Arn " ' : Waves If you are a businessperson trying to make a living in Perkins and I I "...OF DAYS PAST" I by Mahlon EHckson .. ,. J ,Two new Oklahoma publications are now available: McClain County OK Marriages 1863-1895 published by the McClain County Historical Society. This book contains more than 1,000 names extracted from newspapers and other sources abut residents of former Ponotoc County, Indian Territory, which includes present day McClain, northern Garvin and parts of Ponotoc and Grady Counties. The volume is softbound and available for $40 plus $4.20 shipping and handling from the MCHS, 203 Washington Street, Purcell OK 73080. Norman IOOF Cemetery published by the Cleveland County Ge- nealogical Society is an inventory of the cemetert with entries ar- ranged in alphabetical order. Information included the section, lot and grave number, the date of birth and death and other informs- are sti!lin.business, you have survived what I call "the :hump. .: : tion found on tombstones. This volume is the latest in an expected The hump is that period between Memorial Day L K) ::Lbaio:J series, of 50 books, one on each cemetery in Cleveland County..:Tl b book m 218 pages and includes about 14,000 names and 27 cem when this changes as far as customers go. It s that period . . - etery maps To obtain a copy, send $34 25 to CGS, P. O Box 6176, when school s out, people are gone on vacation, there are fewer ac- " tivities in town, and people's buying habits change....everybody's Norman OK 73070. An exciting new product has appeared in the genealogical mar- gone, broke, or both. If you don't believe that the school has an economic impact on this community, then you must be in the Twilight Zone living with Rod Serling. Welcome back students, teachers and staff. We all about starved to death while you were gone. RC It's election time. Tuesday, August 27 is the primary, and local vot- ers will have plenty to chose from especially in the race for the State Senate office held by retiring Bernice Shedrick. State Repre- sentative Dale Wells from Cushing drew no opponent. Nobody could beat him and they know it for only one reason: He's doing a good job. The politicians are out everywhere claiming they aren't politicians. Listening to them tell us about our woes is sometimes amusing. I didn't know we had so many complicated problems that they can fix by following their simple advice...."just vote for me." Politicians are the only people that I know of who can make a mole hill out of a mountain. ket! This lates innovation has census transferred onto CD-ROM. The advantage of the census on CD-ROM is that you can view a page of the census, megnify the image, scroll up and down, left or right, or use one of the multiple zoom features. This new product is called Census View. The program loads and runs from the CD with a single mouse click. There is no installa- tion required. Images are printable one page at a time. There are four different print options that will print to any Windows compat- ible printer. These censuses on CD are actual census pages, not transcribed text!! Like microfilm, some are better than others. With CD, though, the census has been enhanced. So with the zoom and scrolling fea- tures, you can more easily decipher those hard to read names and dates (letters and numbers). System requirements to run Census View are Window 3.1 or later and a CD-ROM drive. Most CD's contain one county for one census year. Oklahoma counties currently available are Payne, Pawnee and Roger Mills (1910) and Roger (1920). Tennessee counties avail- able are Jackson (1850) and Jefferson (1850); for Indiana: Orange (1850) and Ohio (1850). the prior year and the estimate. The biggest l or 9.3 percent in the income tax, while million, or 38 percent. HHH Primaries will abound Aug. 27 for house of the legislature only in 1921. Nearly lican candidates than Demc GOP to talk of a 15-member gain which could ! 101-member House. But Democratic leaders citing a continuing edge in registration governor's vetoes. Oklahoma Newspaper on cataloging with new With a new grant of $150,000, the will focus on the gigantic task cal Society's inventory of newspapers project director Mary Huffman. "It is anticipated that newspapers in 64 ties will be cataloged in the national Online ter database by April 20," said Huffman. minimum of 2,173 titles to be entered." The Perkins Journal is presently Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library in town. as 1893. While the proj to the Historical Society collection from since 1992, the collection pie also has grown. "The number of estimated Okl - from,3,29S to 4 O00.sinee.we started the, 'ecdtiqd Direct0 Bob BIackburn of the means an estimated 1,827 titles (the 4,000) must be cataloged during a Project operations were started on homa Historical Society received a RC We are cranking up for another Old Settlers Day (whoops, sorry)- Harvest Fest that will be held October 12. We picked the theme as a "Hometown Homecoming" because its got a friendly ring to it and the football homecoming gameis Friday, October 11. Some of you Old Settlers may remember Johnny Rusco, a 1953 graduate of Perkins High School, who used to strut down Main Street as the drum major. John has agreed to be our parade mar- shal for this year. As a six-year old I can remember trying to figure out how he could kick his feet that high with the high feathered hat on his head, a whistle in his mouth, and the big baton in his right hand without falling on his backside. I asked him if he would do the same kick for this year's parade as he used to when Perkins hosted a band festival with a mainstreet parade back in the 50s. He said something about just riding in a convertible. RC Speaking of Old Settlers, how many of you, like me, have had to dial the party you wanted to reach twice? Once with just the 7- and then four digits that didn't work, and the second time with 547- and then the remaining four numbers that did work. The instant connection has got me confused more than the dial- ing. I'm used to waiting for the "clickety clickety", the ugly dial tone, and then maybe a ring that sounded mor .l ike a foghorn. You could usually carry on a conversation with the wife, light a ciga- rette, smoke a cigarette, extinguish a cigarette, and carry out the trash before you got a connection. With this new digital switch you can't even get your Zippo out of your britches before there's someone on the other end answering that actually sounds like a real person.' "Hello," they answer in a crystal clear voice. "Phhl V I respond with a surprised spitting out of the cigarette. "I beg your pardon," she says. I don't know What phhhft!" sounds like on the other end, but it's got to sound a little weird. "Sorry, maam,'I've got the wrong number," is all I could sheep- ishly say, and then proceeded to hang up hoping that she didn't recognize my voice. I just hope that lady doesn't have CallerJD. 1 tional Endowment for the Humanities. The U. S. Newspaper Project to locate, microfilm pers all over the country. "one purpose of the Oklahoma tory and catalog every newspaper held in positories," said Huffman. rhe project ously unavailable newspapers that were records on the Online To accomplish all this, Huffman's *Inventory the newspaper collection in the Society Archives and catalog it on The Historical Society had more than 85 newspapers on microfilm at the time, the collection and place all microfilm in "In the process," said Huffman, "we listed previously on the boxes. This turned of the collection. As a result, 88.8 percent film collection are now identified." Visit 32 counties, with previousl3 another 20 years of papers, which the microfilmed previously." Microfilmed were more than 348,000 1995 on 371 reels. Newspapers were of microfilming during the first six monthS pected to be completed by April 30, 1997, In addition to completing the inventory in the rest of the counties, several other funding, Huffman said. These will include microfilming. "We have five other be inventoried and cataloged," titles in the University of brary, School of Journalism, and been completed, but there are more These include the Oklahoma State titles, the University of Central Oklahoma titles, the Northeastern Oklahoma State Tatdequah with 156 titles and the braries with 136 titles. For more information, Most Arkansas counties from the 1850 census are available as are in each county. several from the 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 enumerations. Other attics, basements, morgues, old trunks and states for which CD's have been produced so far are Georgia and "A prime example was the Kentucky. ...... "We retrieved 31 years of daily For more information, contact Census View, P. O. Box 39, Ripley lieved already had been microfilmed. In OK 74062; or direct questions via email to CENSUSVU@aol.com. Each CD costs $29. Oklahoma residents must add 5% sales tax. There is a $3 shipping and handling fee. And they do accept Visa as well as checks or money orders. There are other companies that sell census books for single coun- ties for a single year. Those books are photocopies of census pages for the coun ty and they are fairly expensive ($50 to $150 or more). The Census View CD's should be much more economical, especially since one can magnify the images/zoom in on certain areas, etc. CALENDAR Aug. 23-24 - Cleveland County Genealogical Society's l Oth Annual Seminar, featuring Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck speaking on research files in Texas, Ohio and Marylarid. Contact CCGS, P. O. Box 6176, Norman OK 73070. Oct. 19 - All day workshop by Dorothy Tincup Mauldin, in Cush- ing, sponsored by the Cushing Genealogical Society. Oct. 20-21 - Mid-Atlantic Connections presented by Dr. George Schweitzer at the 15th Fall Conference sponsored by the Ozarks Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 3494, Springfield MO 65808. Queries and items of interest should be sent to Mahlon G. Erickson at P. O. Box 1565, Stillwater OK 74076. Burr-By Sam White, Perkins, OK Ain't progress wonderful? THAT'5 A C, OOD.- WOK;N6 TOTC A6, B URT. UIV(R('O YOU &cT n'? occ/ xo w Do z g ccAo c rig IEM.U5 AND(,IVC ' ou UHr Age ! A FRfE BA(; TO ill~ FIRST TREY CIVIN . Y/'f ON( TNOOSAND TO YOU T(A/'I rlt 6 RS?