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PERKINS OURNAL . - . : fn Journal -10 Years Ago: May, 1954 The Perkins Roundup Club will attend the Coyle Rodeo. A meeting will be held at the county yard Tuesday evening...Goodnight-Olivet group dramatizes "Clementine'. Nearly 40 people of the Goodnight-Olivet community gath- ered to hear Martin Howe tell some of his teaching experi- ,ences in India. The program was concluded with a dramati- zation of Clementine by Mrs. Allen, W.F. Scott, and J.E. Youngker sang the old ballad, Arthur Stearman played the part of the 49er; Glen Houston, the Stranger; E.L. McCarty, the darling Clementine, and Ephraim Wall, her little sis- tar. Christine Fiolle accompanied the trio... Vivian Davis is valedictorian of the class of 1954. Shirley Jenkins and Charles Wall tied for salutatorian title. Super- intendant of Perkins Schools was J.A. McLauchlin and Hollis Ward was the highschool principal. Dick Powell conducted the highschool band. J.L Crossman was the publisher of The Perkins Journal in 1954 and the editors were Clyde T. and Martha Pat Brown.. Playing at the Lyric Theatre was Edna Ferber's "So Big" starring Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden...Del-Mar's ad- vertised sirloin and T-Bone steaks for 55 cents a pound...McDaniel and Son Hardware was selling "Interna- tional Weed (?hopper" for $29.50. It was the electric fencer that "Bumps 'am Back"...State Representative Jim Arrington expresses his "humble appreciation to you fine people of Payne County for re-electing me"... June 1954 Ray. J.W. Bowers was appointed by the Oklahoma Confer- ence of the Methodist church as pastor of the local cbur:h...$10 goes to Bertha Hart at the Saturday drawing. $1 winners were L.W. Fent, Mrs. C.A. Moser, Grace Myers, Arlene Mm'lin and Yvonne Lacy...Mrs. Hazel Laird of Coyle will appear on color tv on Sibyl Johnson's Cookbook on WKY-TV Monday, June, 7, 1954... July 1954 Today, Thursday, July 1, 1954 the post office at Perkins moves up to second class, according to Guy McClain, postmaster...An Old Fashioned "Fourth" Celebration was to be held at Memorial Park all day Monday. 5,000 attended the celebration last year...Tom Steed was running for re- election in the Democratic Primary as 4th district Con- gressman. Roy J. Turner was running for U.S. Senate and Raymond Gary was running for governor. Robert S. Kerr was also seeking a second term as U.S. Senator. Emil G. Schroeder was a republican seeking the Payne County Sheriffs office... ..... Five local men returned this week from Nebraska after two weeks following the harvest. They were Lyle Barnes, Palmer Sadler, Russel Westfall, and Carl and Melvin Mahar...According to a story written by Jim Garner, The Methodist Church dedicated their new parsonage and cel- ebrated the burning of their mortgage.. August 1954 The Willing Workers Club, Mrs. Harvey Brixey, presi- dent, served the Perkins Lions Club a chicken dinner. Lions member Ralph Gray introduced the following guests: Theodore Martin, Russel Westfall, Harvey Brixey, Ira Crawford, Hebert Crawford, O.C. Howell, Fred Bostian and Hite Johnson...John Inman was absent at the Saturday draw- ing when his name was called for $20. L.W Fent won the $10. $1 winners were Nora Fulton, Lizzie Springer, H.A. West, Mrs. J.T Recer, and Mrs. Jack Kidd... NuWay Cardinal Grocery and Market advertised Beef Roast for 39 cents a pound and Bacon for 53 cents a pound..McDaniel and Son wanted you to "Keep Cool" with these specials: General Electric Fan, Thermos Jugs, Postable Ice Chests and Lawn Chairs...Payne County Bank says "You Get The Cash Right Away when you let them show you how pleasant and prompt a business transaction is when you deal with us"...Picnic Hams were only 39 cents a pound at Del-Mars. Owners were Kate and Delmm' Niles, 203 N. Main....Vassar Hardware had specials on lawn chairs...Mrs. Henry's advertised Back To School Supplies because it was the "Best Place to Trade-After All." Enrollment ibr Perkins Schools was set for Friday, Au- gust 27...As slumber party was held Tuesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crabs. Guests were Janice Mclauchlin, Mona Rue Wilcoxin, Marie Darby, Linda Mar- tin, Linda Holbrook, Sharon Lawrence, Beverlee Arthur, Jody Chesney, Joe Frame and Kay Dumas from Victoria, Texas...Elm Grove News was reported by Mrs. D.O. West and Donna Murlin was the correspondent for Eden Chapel...Everyone is reminded of the Sandyland homecom- ing on Labor Day...Mrs. Noah Baker and John made a busi- ness trip to Oklahoma City Monday... Charlavan Baker, recently crowned Miss Oklahoma of 1954, will be the guest of honor and star of a dinner and program stage by her hometown of Perkins Monday evening. Tickets for the event could be purchased at Sumners' Sundries, Payne County Bank, Central Sundries, and Blumer's Ser- vice Station. Mrs. Dale Holbrook is in charge of the program...Those present at the Perkins Home Demonstra- tion Club were Gohlie Lacy, Oma Kidd, Edna Jones, Fern JACK BOWYER ATTORNEY-AT-LAW i Sexy/rig Pecans' eg /9reeds .405- 547-2479 .After Off' Hours: 405-547-5000 .Fax 405-547-2772.135 South Main, P.O. Box 819, Perkins THURS Wright, Hazel Walker, Dora Mercer May Bartholomew, Jessie Case, Mary Fulton, Nell Holsinger, Mary Flannery, Hazel Prater, Rose Anderson, Mrs. Laughlin, Nellie Knox, Sophia Rogers, Allie Stumbo, Evelyn Cruse, Gertrude Sav- age and the hostess, Evah Woodrum.. The Perkins Demons under the expert coaching of Hollis Ward, checked out equipment and began practice on the gridiron. The Demons, 6-1 with two ties last year, are "'com- ing along fine." Bob Chesney, president of the Athletic Club urges everyone to come out and support the team...Sunday afternoon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Jarvis were Mr and Mrs. Billy Ham and girls of Stillwater. Willa Jean Hall, Glenda Mercer and Karen Barnes were hostesses at a slumber party held at the Ehno Barnes' home uests were Jo Butler, Leola Sadler, Retha Reynohls, and Ellen and Kent Barnes...' 30 Years Ago: August 1964 Attending the Falls (:reek Baptist Church Assembly neat Davis were Kathy Dean, Jennifer Cundiff, Sherrill Earp, Karen Harral, Donna Emerson, Linda Hall, Linda Sager, Janice Tabor, Barbara Adams, Ray and Mrs..Joel Rodgers, Violet Adams, Johny Tompkins, Denzel Russell and Verlin Moor..Progress reported on the new combination youth and educational building of the First Christian Church was reported...The Methodist Mens Fellowship met at Russel's Cafe. Present were Don Mercer, Francis Markee, John Baker, Delmar Niles, Galen Holsinger, Paul Evans, Ehno Barnes, E.L. McCarty, and Ross Jacobs... Mr. and Mrs. Roland Sodowsky were publishers of The Perkins Journal in 1964. Managing Editor was Billy J. Dickscon...Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gardner and Captain and Mrs. G.V. Gardner and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fisher, Billy, and Davy in Stillwater...Drought condi- tions create problems in watering of lawns, gardens... Scouts present at a campout on the Cimarron were Tom Reagan, Doug Wise, Robert Rowley, Melvin Sager, Jr., Mark George, Harold Porter, Jimmy McIlvain, Clifford Acuff. and Bill Dickson, scoutmaster...Perkins High School football prac- tice will begin Monday, August 17, according to Coach Ditz McIlvain. The first game will be against Oilton, Sept 11, at home...The new concession stand at the football field was nearing completion. A photo cutline was printed showing Lions Club members Elmo Barnes, Paul Evans, Russell Westfall,. Joe Barta, Cecil Acuff, and McIlvain painting the building... A day of fun and frolic as well as a one clay trip back to the "Good Ole Days" has been planned for September 19 when the FIRST annual Old Settlers Day celebration will take place. The event was a project of the Perkins JayCees...Mrs. Virginia Sasser's Future Homemakers of America class officers were Donna Wall, president; Rea Dawn Jacobs, vice-president; Bobbi Kastl. secretary: Susan Shelby, treasurer; Donna Hall, historian; Judy Wise, par- liamentarian; Carol Reed, song and game leader: Carolyn Martin, devotional leader; and Judy Cundiff, reporter...There was a nice two bedroom house for sale in Perkins. Call Liberty 7-2581...Total enrollment at Perkins schools was 454, about the same as last year, according to Superinten- dent George Rowley... '20 Years Ago: July 1974 : : : : Harland B. Wells was the editor and publisher of The Perkins Journal. Managing Editor was Rick Clark...Oh Jo Oh, owned by the Cruse Brothers of Perkins, came in first in the 400 yard futurity trials held July 6 at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico...Doc and Velda Ewing have been enjoying the summer by practicing and rendering the TOwn and Gown production "The Midado". After finishing the play they are relaxing with Jack and Pat Vassar and Dale and Wanda Newport on a Carribean Cruise...Ken Listerman, Perkins Police Chief, gave his resignation to the town board effec- tive Sept. 1, because the "salaries of the police department are not comparable to the job."... The Perkins-Tryon board of education hired Mrs. Joan Bostian as the new registrar, according to Superintendent of Schools Cecil Acuff...The Cimarron Ballroom was featur- ing Jack Lee and the Drivers. August 9, Bob Luman and The Stones River Band were to appear, according to Don Prickett, owner...Champions in the Stillwater Softball "B" League was the team from Perkins consisting of Myron Reynolds, Stan Longan, Jerry Reynolds, Larry Thompson, Terry Grooms, Randy Jarvis, Randy Hall, James Phillips, Tom Crozier, Kent Barnes, Ron Easkey, Kirby Nickels, and John Thomas. The team was "coached" by Phil Longan and Dewayne Moser...Bill Lott has been hired by the city as Chief of Police. Lott assumed the duties September 1... A meeting has been scheduled for all interested persons who have an interest in forming a farmer's cooperative...A charter on August 20 was approved by the State Corpora- tion Commission for the Cimarron Valley Cooperative...Coyle will be getting a new 15,000 square foot post office soon...Perkins Mayor DeWayne Moser expressed thanks to FROM THZ FILES is ontinue