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2.The Perkins Journal Thursday, September 22, 1977 Youngster asks his parents to om Published each Thursday at133 S. MalnStreet, read report card to him l t to 00iles Post Offcie Box 665, Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Paul Harvey just reported how a spider spins such a Oklahoma. I .  Second Class Postage Paid at Perkins, Okla, 74059 a high school student marvelous web, how birds Experience is a good i.....,..... ....... :too:'. Telephone: 405-547-2411 brought his report card home and fish travel thousands of teacher but life is too short room for all grades to i ii Subscription Prices: Payne, Lincoln, Logan and Noble Counties $6.00 per year plus tax Elsewhere $9.00 per year plus tax Journal Editorials Is Post Office Listening There is overwhelming public sentiment that Perkins folks want the opportunity to park in the area in front of THEIR new post office. The Perkins postmaster should relay this information to postal authorities that have asked him to arrange for NO PARKING signs to be placed in the area. The facts are that the parking area belongs to the city because the street in that location is 80 feet and runs within a few feet of the sidewalk. The city has stated that they do not wish to enforce the no parking signs because it would require passing an ordinance. They do not feel they can let the post office put up a cable fence on public property. If the No Parking signs are put up by the post office, it would be a "bluff" or request that could not be backed up by local law officers unless it was put into the ordinance book under traffic control. The new bank facility included blacktop parking on, city property paid for by the bank. R has served very useful to aid in the parking situation around the bank. Postal officials should accept the fact that Perkins folks want to be able to park in front of THEIR post office, and dig a little deeper into their deficit and hire a private contractor to blacktop the area and mark it off for parking. Oh, incidentally, a sidewalk across the lawn to the outdoor mail box should also be provided. On weekends, a person on foot has to walk out into the street, and along the lane of traffic to get to the only post office box. This is dangerous and unnecessaryl 825 Contacts Pinch There are those who sincerely feel "professional- ism" keeps a service-oriented type business respectable and in good character. There are many professions who regulate their members into a pure situation that will not tarnish or scar. Then there are those who feel "professionalism" does just the opposite. For instance the public is confused about the deep mysteries of medical practice financing and pricing. Of situations where it is difficult to get into a hospital without proof of insurance coverage. Of the aloofness of the legal profession, and failure of full scale acceptance by the public because of set and regulated fees. Then you can go into the funeral profession and lack of public knowledge of what services are available and funeral pricing. There is the fight between the dentists and the denturists, and the optometrists and opticians. These aren't just personal contradictions, but have been brought out in federal agency studies and state supreme court decisions, and legislative action. The latest finger to be pointed came from Pond Creek, Oklahoma. L. O. Sills, publisher of The Pond Creek Herald, writes: "Apparently the right to advertise the price of eyeglasses (which is outlawed in Oklahoma) does result in much lower prices to consumers. This past week a Pond Creed resident lost a contact lens and inquired at Enid about replacing it. The price was $75. Somewhat stunned, the resident called her mother some six states away, and their family optometrist promptly replaced it via mail for the grand total of $25, including postage. Can you think of any good reason why Oklahoma Legislators keep insisting that the advertising of eyeglasses in Oklahoma not he allowed?" It is such incidents as these that make it unbelievable that a profession would continue to grapple with the legislature and the public to maintain their "professional" status. They are slowly but gradually being forced to come out of their closets into the light of day to meet the public eyeball to eyeball. It's happening to all professions. ,,.o ,, ..... o oolotooJi,e.B Christian Education Week The Perkins First United: Service for Church School Methodist Church will be observing Christian Educa- tion Week September 25-30. The week will begin with Rally Day, Sunday Sept. 25. All Sunday School classes have set a goal of 100% attendance. During the morning worship service, there will be a Dedication Teachers and the work area coordinators. Further observance of Christian Education Week will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. with a fellowship supper given in honor of the Church School Teachers. The dinner will be in the Educational Building. Everyone is welcome. Read The Journal and Be in and asked his parents to read it and tell him whether he passed or not. A local youngster brought his report card home and wa asked by: his parents what he was learning at school. He replied, "Well, about all we hear is how to get the mostest for the leastest." Teachers and pupils are returning to school all over the country. Both have a great responsibility -- teach- ers to teach and to instill desire for a better education and an honorable way of life; the students to study, obey and have enough curiosity to take advantage of every , opportunity to learn all about the mystery of whatmakes the world tick. Teachers should have curiosity, too, enough to cause an unending search of nature and human behavior. The Franklin Times in an editorial said, "Without curiosity, the urge to know why, there is little incentive to investigate, study and solve the mysteries of life. Some are surprised that intellectuals are stimulated by simple occurrences, the strange way a plant grows, the odd color of a flower and miles back to their natural breeding grounds alone. Because man wondered about the flight of birds, be learned to fly. Because he wondered about the atom and the power within, he learned to split it. Because be wondered about space, be learned to invade it and return to earth. To a degree, curiosity is the basis and motivation of much of the world's knowledge. We should make sure never to lose it." A teacher's education never ends and takes constant continual search for knowledge. One of my favorite teachers and advis- ors reads a new book every week along with other efforts of improvement. She has a great ability to plant seeds of cooperation and loyalty in the minds of her students. Not to embarrass anyone, no names will be given and there are many. But this one is special in everyone's eyes and has the respect of all. Yes, she is responsible for me knowing the difference between academics and sports, curriculum and sem- ester, and one of the nicest persons of Payne County and for any one person to acquire the knowledge needed by personal experience alone. We must utilize the experi- ence of others acquired during many generations. It is not necessary to remember everything; just know where it is on file. An engineer doesn't clutter his brain with formulas and figures but always knows where it is on record. I wish someone had told me that three score years ago. Today, we are in a world of frustration, division of minds and indecision. Apathy abounds but we have a bright future in our youth of the nation. With some curiosity and action, they will work it out. Our teachers' work is cut out for them in bringing it about. We have good teachers but they must think of something other than "the mostest for the leastest". Many of them do. The person who disagrees with you is not always an imbecile. Arrivederci, T. C. (Doc) Bonner The Journal asks you: What is Biggest Temptation? What is the biggest temptation you face when you go shopping? Florence Allison: Seeing so many things l'd like to buy but don't need! I usually just walk off and leave them. Clothes are my weakness. Ray Bartram: I generally get what I want and my wife does the same. We're both pretty independent. I don't tell her what to do, and she doesn't tell me. C. H. Bellma: I don't do any of the grocery shopping. We've always pooled our money and whenever we wanted anything, we bought it, Susan Biubangh: Food /s my biggest temptation. I've been on a diet for two months and candy is probably my biggest weak- ness. " Emma Budzene: I'd say it was pastries and things like that. I feel the prices are a tittle high, but I go ahead and splurge once in awhile anyway. Debbie Brumfield: I thing my biggest temptation is house plants. Buying them at the grocery store mainly presents the greatest temp- tation. ..',:..'.;..'.:o:.-,:,.'..*o:o%...;o;.-'.:.:.'.'.:.:.;.;,:..-.:.:.:..,.:.;o r.:':.:.:.;._. ;;o:;;o:?%.ooooo. Sound Offl by LaVeta Randall Feminist Dr. Carolyn F. Gerster says in her opinion abortion is not a solution to a problem but society's refusal to look for a solution. The mother of five sons asks if anyone ever heard a mother ask if her "fetus" would be harmed by something. The unborn child is called "baby" except when it is about to be destroyed. Thenthe doctor says the term "fetus" is applied. Another myth concerning pregnancy due to rape was discussed by the so-called feminist. It was noted that reported rape cases increas- ed 112 percent in the last 12 years. She feels rape increased after the passage of permissive abortion laws. These problems are not solved by abortion, the doctor reportedly stated. "Pregnancy from rape is rare," she continued in a report to The Tulsa World. However, other permanent scars are not rare. She proposed enactment of laws with severe penalties for conviction of rape which provides for psychiatric rehabilitation so the rapist will not be returned to society unless it can be reasonably ascertained he will not repeat the crime. Dr. Gerster cited the incident of Ethel Waters, who was the result of the of old mother, as an example of what a Mother's love can do. The victim became of great value to society because she did not allow circumstances of her birth to diminish her potential as a human being. At the Writers' Conven- tion in the spring, I picked up a beautiful little magazine on Natural Food and Farming. Some items discussed com- monplace things often over- looked by slick magazines. not that they are earth shaking, but are relevant to country folk. Eight out of 10 tornadoes strike between noon and midnight, the news scan said. Over 20 percent of these hit between 4 to 6 p.m. Some 600 tornadoes sweep across America each year and Oklahoma usually gets her share. $8$ Cut down your intake of refined sugar and you'll cut down on stress, a nutrition expert says. As a bonus, one can lose weight, he adds. Sugar is one of the biggest "culprits in the inability to cope with stress", Dr. Emanuel Cheraskin said, since almost 90% of retail foods use sugar. The reason is simple. The refined sugar causes the pancreas to produce excess insulin. Then within three hours, the excess insulin has forced the blood sugar to drop below normal. "It's this low-level makes a person irritable." *SSl Soon the russet browns, golden and amber leaves will fall and lose some of the panorama of color, becoming pesky things to be rid of. But they can be turned into rich mellow dirt, past experi- ences show. Pile the leaves in thin layers with a thin spread of good soil between the layers. Barnyard or poultry waste is helpful. However, each leaf layer must be thoroughly soaked as the stack goes up. What a transformation in Spring those fallen leaves will make, the little maga- zine assured its readers. "Summer ends with sad- ness," says a Los Angeles Times Syndicate colulmnist. I was impressed with the writer's defense of her own state of Wisconsin. "There are summer people who belong to the wild waves of the sea or the drifting timelessness of rivers and not to our still, green, southern Wisconsin lakes." The rhetoric paints a vivid picture of the native state. "I can think of nothing better to contemplate than our lakes, these quiet midwestern mirrors of tree crowns and sweeping stormclouds," the writer says. One is not surprised that her family came to Wiscon- sin more than 50 years ago, when the "only roads were gravel and cow dung. There were Indian mounds around the lakes, which were as clear as Alpine rain (From The Perkins Journal September 25, 1952 -- 25 years ago) Payne County Greener- Pasture winners for 1952 were announced this week. Winner of small farms under 80 acres was Howard Carelton, Rt. 2, Perkins. Medium size farms 80 to 100 acres was won by O. E. Cowley, Route 2, Perkins. Large size, 160 acres and . over, was won by Jim and Louis Williams, Roue 1, Ripley. Ninety-seven farm. ers signed up for the Greener-Pastures contest, an effort to improve pastures in the Payne County area. Thurman Bachman, Scout- master, has called the first meeting for the fall to be held in the Community Building. The Cub Scouts will meet in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crabs. The minimum support price for 1953 crop wheat has been announced at $2.21 per bushel by Louis Williams, member of PMA County Committee. This rate is 90% of the August 15 parity price of $2.46 per bushel. (From The Perkins Journal September 19, 1957 -- 20 years ago) The Perkins high school band under the direction of Jim Thompson, participated in the Golden Jubilee Parade at Perry Monday. October 26 has been the date set for the annual Alumni Association Home- coming, according to John Rusco, President. Other officers are Jim Kirby, Vice-President; Lorayne Hughes, Secretary; and Karoline Dunn, Treasurer. Ben Newby, a professional photographer for Life maga- zine and other periodicals, was in Perkins to photograph the new highschool building. He has taken a series of pictures from the foundation of the new building to completion. It is thought the photographs will be pub- lished in trade magazines. The photographer represents Blain Imel, architect, and the Brick Association which furnished the new bricks. The building is a new concept of a rough outside and finished inside brick and concrete precast roof. Editor Bob Evans observes that Saturday was a wet day for the drawing and we were surprised to see so many out. We noticed in back issues for The Journal that the drawings have been held for many years. Who can recall how many? Bet it has set some kind of record. The editor also observes, "How many saw the Northern Lights last Thurs- day?" We wouldn't have if it hadn't been for the persist- ence of Ray Harral. Ray came by the house about 2:30 in the morning to get us out of bed to See the lights. However, fhe kicking on the door failed to wake us so he went to town and called. At first it looked as though Stillwater was burning to the ground. Lois Taylor said that when she got up to answer the switchboard when Ray called us, she looked out and it liked to scared her to death. It was about 15 minutes before she got hold of Ray to find out what it was. This is the second year in a row that the lights have shown up in Perkins but many say it is the best view in this part of the country. They were seen further south than ever before. The brilliant red light with the odd looking streaks makes one wonder at the work of nature." We know one mail carrier that will be a little more careful when driving through low places. Roy Crabs forded a low place on his route and not only got stuck, but ater' came up to the seats in the car. Like all loyal mail carriers, the mail came first and Roy quickly stored it in a dry place behind the back seat. He was still trying to dry his car out Tuesday morning. O. E. Cowley says in his "Grade Talk" column: We have gone modern on our recesses. There was not the school ground at same time and have room i play without getting in other's way. Now teacher takes her group f period of supervised Not more than two are playing at the same It may look to the as though we have recess the time, but we give same amount of time before and there is danger of injuries. (From The Perkins September 21, 1961 years ago) The Board of plans to visit the Garber school Sunday to look school's recently multi-purpose building.' cording to Supt. R Duckett, the board visit several schools were faced with the problems as Perkins need for buildings which  serve the school community in functions. Editor Roland confesses: "Elsewhere this issue is a letter frot o good friend Johnny chiding us gently mentioning in this cole items such as poker and the like. poker players haven't ten any letters, they hinted they don't care for publicity. Now then a group of t a minister can agree make a mistake, there only one conclusion DID make a mistake. apologize to all - (From The Perkins Seltembe 21, i967 years ago) .... A public meeting called by the Town Perkins and was 65 people. The projects discussed estimates by the engineer were: I. Se lagoon, $38,766. 2. inch sewer trunk 7th to Kirk Avenue to -- $21,489. 3. Filter -- water $15,000. tower repair -- $5,000. Barbs and Wires - A copy of "Adolph Hitler" not bad for birthday by Ken Anderson Sorry about the hiatus, folks. This fall the expected crept up pretty unexpected. School starting. The students returning to Stillwater -- more than ever before. Some civic chores to attend to. Sweating out the final chapters of a book with a publisher's deadline of Oct. 3 plus a two-article per month committment to Lei- sure Living magazine. If any or all of the above excuses aren't sufficient, please let me know and I'il gladly think up some more. So far they've worked on my neighbors; some of whom don't think I cut my grass as often as I should. To top it off, I just suffered through another birthday. I say "suffered" because I'm fast approaching the age when one of these days 1'11 be trotting my birth certifi. cate down to Uncle Sam and asking that some of which I have been paying in all these years be returned. But more and more I'm beginning to fear that when that first brown envelope comes in the mail I'm going to discover that Santa Claus absconded to Brazil with all the wherewithall. Actually, it wasn't a bad birthday. I received a copy of "Adolph Hitler", by John Toland, which is pretty reading when discover how relatively easy it was for one demented man to seize control of an entire nation. I also received a little gem entilted "1001 Aggie Jokes." If you aren't good, I'm going to repeat them all. Right here. One at a time. Speaking of Texas, I have to go down in a couple of weeks, but to Austin, not College Station. l've never been there before so I'll let you know all about it when I get back. That new TV show, "Soap" has already gener- ated a lot of talk. I watched the first episode and decided that I probably wouldn't want to watch it all the time. But at least the producers do give everyone fair warning before the program begins that it does contain material that some may find objec- tionable. With that in mind, to watch or not to watch becomes a matter of personal choice. So I guess the answer is to flip the dial if you don't like it. Actually, the only real difference between "Soap" and the daytime shows it ridicules is that on it the character's sins are spelled out and on the daytime mellerdramers they are only implied. But then differences of opinion make life interest- ing. Just as this of the year most folks' wander from ing to the agitatio inflated hog Saturday afternoons. as is just and right, I the Cowboys, but some heretical who cheer for that school down at there is even one unenlightened ing nearby who Nebraska. By a lucky coincidO happened to glasses on the daymY  eye checkup was due. I got home good wife asked how "Well," 1 told her, doctor put me in shined a real bright me and looked deep eyes. He humme hawed for a minute said 'I don't see cateracts or do notice you h your wallet, but can fix that in just a Actually, I'm He's a real if my new lenses are be as thick as Coke bottle. The uncomfortable part three or four hours it sight to return to after the exam. I thankful that it isn't all the time.