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September 13, 1973     The Perkins Journal
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4 2 - The Journal. Thursday, Septemoer 13, 1973 III II I I IIIII il I I II|I f~ III " Published every Thursday by the Perkins Publishing Com- pany, 133 S, Maln - Post Office Box L. Perkins, Oklahoma, 74059, Telephone 377-8599 or 547-2411, Harland Wells, Editor and Publisher Rick Clark, Managing Editor Glenda WllJon, Typist Sue Dodrill, Business Manager Jane Flint, Advertising Ruth Brown, Circulation Manager Subscription Rate: $5.15 in Payne, Lincoln and Noble Coun- ties. $8.24 Elsewhere. Entered as 2nd class mall at the Post Office in Perkins, Oklahoma, 74059. Call in your subscription, news or class- ifled ads today - 547-2411 or 377-3599. MEMBER All I know is wbof I read in the popers---V~ll RoQers By Rick Clark DEMONS DEFEAT HENNESSEY . . . play OILTON this Friday at 8 p.m. on home ground... DAVID COOK employed by town as relief policeman . JOURNAL slates football contest . .. BILL MCDANIELs HARLAND WELLS, DEWAYNE MOSER, Dec COYLE, and RICK CLARK are our sports page FEARLESS FORCASTERS for the u pf~oming season. We will be keeping tabs on their right and wrong percentages'... SANDY EDMONDSON. DINAH WISE. DARLETTA HUFFMAN. BARBARA DEAN, REBECCA BOSTAIN and SANDINA KINSEY are the new football cheerleaders at the Perklns-Tryon high school . .. FORREST ROBINETTE appointed to the PT school board replacing the resigned FRANK BREEDEN ......... BILL McDANIEL finally got what was coming to him. An official PT coache's sweatshlrt with PERKINS-TRYON COACH printed on it . . . Town Board met in adjourned meeting... School Board met last week also .................... Some people have their bad days, but for the people in the weekly newspaper business, Wednesday, or press day, is always "one of those days". For example: Everything that you should have done in preparation for this week, should have been done last week, but wasn't because you were trying to catch up to three weeks before, which you didn't have time to do because you were wondering what the hell you were doing for the next wee~s p~per. Now, I am sure this last sentence dldn*t make a whole lot of sense, which is probably why we are behind now. Another example would be conversations overheard around this kooky place on Wednesdays such as: Jane: '*Rick, ha~ze'I got this ad in the right place~" Rick: "What ad-what place?" Jane: "Delmars on page 8." Rick: "I don't know, ask Sue.'" Sue: "I don't know, ask ttarland." Harland: "I don't know, ask Ruth." Ruth: "I don't know, ask Glenda." Glenda: "I don't know, ask Rick." Rick: "I don't care, just wherever you think.*' Washington By Senator Dewey Bartlett During the Congressional summer recess, I traveled to twenty-five counties in Oklahoma where I visited with hundreds of Oklahomans. Oklahomans definitely have the economy on their minds. Price freezes, price ceilings, Phase IV, Federal spending, supply and demand, inflation, and balance of payments deficits were always topics of discussion. Oklahoma farmers are pleased that they are finally get- ting a more realistic price for their products. With the unpre- cedented world demand for food, farmers realize their products afford the best opportunity America has for foreign exports. These exports are definitely needed to help offset the drain on the American dollar due to energy imports. We cannot achieve a sound economy with controls on nat- TRUSTEES, from page i to the town. "h should be noted that these contracts are in accordance with State Statutes," Commis- sioner Walt Martin stated. Martin said that he has been in contact with the Perkins Cemetery Association and the Knipe family and said that they are in agreement with the con- tracts and that they would sign them. The Board stated that when the contracts are signed and re- turned then an election will be called on the matter of the two cemeterys. That election should be in the next "month or so." In other business the Board tabled a request by Rick Clark, managing editor of The Journal, to change the meeting nights of the Town Board of Trustees. The matter was tabled to study the legal technicalities and to check the state statutes. The request was made so that Clark might attend both the School Board meetings as well as the town meeting for reporting for the Journal. The request will be brought up again at the next meeting. The Board also instructed the Fire Department to make a sur- vey of the town alleys to be sure they are clear of hazards and obstructions. R was also noted by the Board that all empty lots must be mow- ed immediately i~ they are tall of high grass and weeds. The Board added that If the lots are not mowed then the town will have them mowed at the cost of the land owner. DAVID COOK, has been hir- ed as the new relief policeman for the tow~ of Perkins. Cook will work only When needed by ural gas, crude oil, ag~;~.culture products and fertilizers. The Perkins Chief of Police Ken ceilings prevent farmer~ from buying adequate quantities of Listerman. He ispresentlyem- fertilizer, without which farmers are unable to maximize food ployed with the Carrier Ditch- production. Further, the ceilings prevent ranchers from maxi- mizing beef production, while the oil industry is likewise pre- vented from producing much-needed crude to reduce the expand- " Ing balance of payments deficit. Another worry Oklahomans expressed is the trend toward foreign investment in American business and industry. The countries of Iran and Japan, with plenty of American dollars, recently invested in an American oil company and various Amer- ican business enterprises, resPectively. We need to improve our economic conditions so that we and other countries can engage in balanced trade of products-- not unilateral purchasing of domestic companies. The free marketplace is--through millions of free trans- actions--the best answdr to this natlon*s economic problems. I know Oldahomans are aware of the dangers of continued econom- ic controls because many expressed their concern to me fre-" quently during my visits throughout Oklahoma In August, Ing Company of Stillwater. SCHOOL, from page 2 ly before the basketball sea- son," ACuff said. The Board gave approval for the purchase of five new sewing machines for the Home Ec- onomics Department and the new school bus ordered last 4 Spring was delivered and will be used on the Tryon route. Acuff said that the district operates nine routes and has a spare bus at each SChool site. By Senator Henry Bellmen Government, by Its very nature, is confusing grown even more so in recent y~,ars as new been enacted. As government has become larger, it more complex, and it is no wonder that the average quently doesn't know which way to turn for sistance. Under our federal system, government is pared to a neatly-tiered three-layer cake, al, state and local levels. Actually, as University Professor Morton Grodzins pointed out in a report ago, today's government is more like a marble unexpected whorls and inseparable blendlngs." This kind of mixture is best illustrated by tl~ ferent kinds of local governmental units that within each state. Frequently they have similar and overlapping jurisdictions. A recent Bureau of the Census report there were 78,268 governmental units in the that's one federal government, 50 state 78,218 local governments. The latter figure has 91,186 in 1962 and 81,248 in 1967, largely tinulng sharp reduction in the number of Among the states, the number of local ranged from 50 in Hawaii to 6,386 in Illinois. The Census showed that Oklahoma ranked 17tll ber of local governments with 1,683 as of figure includes 77 counties, 547 municipalities, 65 ricts and 402 "special districts''. It is in these ricts" that distinctions are sometimes difficult to For example, there are 56 conservancy servalion districts, 184 rural water, sewer management districts, 2 sewer improvement water distribution districts. All of these have with land and water use. Oklahoma had 80 housing autoritles, 1 port fire protection district at the time the cesus These units of local government are toolJ serve the people--but they require participation order to make them work. MESA, ARIZ., TRIBUNE: "'See where a bit of developing in the matter of gn-julce for chariots, nation. RSd be a goodideato start thinking in terms whenever possible. Combine shopping trips; next door to a grocery; keep your car tuned up gas mileage possible, estahlish gas-saving avoiding jackrabbit on arterial streets where signals are try a bike sometimes." QUAKERTOWN, PA'.$ FREE PRESS: "A tic has come before our eyes from the state seems Michigan lowered the age limits for drinking the increase In 'young adult' 99 percent. We... should learn from the gan. In our opinion 18 through 20-year-olds accept the responsibility of handling alcohol." O Ir Vnvid HaU You know you probably shouldn't start to of the year or another but fall in Oklahoma It's county fair time everywhere, football State and there's that good feeling you get Out over eastern Oklahoma the other afternoon some of the trees were showing just the slightest inclination toward chang- ing. You could see a little gold and deep red smeared against the rolling green hills. We'll be spending a lot of time at fairs the next couple of weeks and we'll look fo'rward to meeting you. I particularly like to see the annual displays by our young 4H'ers. Their animals and handicrafts are always so well turned out for the fair. Now I must apologize in advance for not doing justice this year to such things as the Governor's c ookie jar, the pies, cakes and cookies. Most of you know about my diet and Mrs. Hall is keeping me on a tight lead at the fairs this season. I'll be able to look but not touch! If someone asked you what is the most powerful resource we pos.% ss in America today, what would you say? Many would say soil, minerals, water, forests, petroleum and the like. I believe the most precious resource of intelligent minds and trained young. 4H members and their leaders arc assets. They renew my faith and hope each them at fair time .... A quick "thank-you" to the folks at Henryetta for the grand receptions they've past week during visits to their areas .... Also, let me assure you I'm very much hard on . . . the problem created by of LP gas in Oklahoma this winter. me grave concern. We'll keep you posted.