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tory THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, September 22, 2011 - A5 Trm HISTORY On Sept. 27, 1854, two ships collide off the coast of Newfoundland, killing the tale of a love affair between Tony, who is Polish American, and ist and choirmaster at three Methodist churches. At the third church, Hanson Place Methodist, he met "the love of his life," Ethel Case Craven, who was on the church's music com- mittee. They were married in 1981. Joe belonged to the music 322 passengers and crew. The wooden-hulled Arctic was severely damaged when it slammed into the iron-hulled steamer Vesta. In trying to beach the ship, the Arctic's captain ran over several lifeboats, causing even more people to drown. * On Oct. 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as the 2,425- foot-high Yosemite Falls, rock formations Half Dome and E1 Capitan, and three groves of giant sequoias, the world's big- gest trees. On Sept. 28, 1938, auto inventor Charles Duryea dies in Philadelphia at the age of 76. Duryea and his brother Frank designed and built one of the first functioning gas-powered automobiles. Charles insisted on taking full credit for the brothers' innovation and said that Frank was "simply a mechanic." Maria, a Puerto Rican, set against an urban background of interracial warfare. On Sept. 29, 1969, the U.S. Army drops murder charges against eight Special Forces soldiers accused of killing a Viet- namese national. The case against the Green Berets was dismissed for reasons of national security when the CIA refused to release highly classified informa- tion. On Oct. 2, 1985, Rock Hudson, a Hollywood romantic leading man during the 1950s and '60s and later a TV star, dies at the age of 59 from an AIDS-related illness. The 6-foot-5 Hudson rose to fame starring in Such films as "Giant" (1956), for which he received an Academy Award nomina- tion. On Sept. 30, 1999, large doses of radiation are released at Japan's Tokaimura nuclear plant, an accident caused by a On Sept. 26, 1957, serious error made by "West Side Story," workers at the plant. composed by Leonard Instead of pouring 5 Bernstein, opens at the pounds of powdered I received word recently ter of Dell and Bess Lewis) from Harriet (Carson) and Florence Holbrook of Roberson that her brother Perkins and later from Joe Austin Carson of professor of music John fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Brooklyn, New York died Moore of Oklahoma A. Sinfornia. Also, he was August 6th. and M. College. in the American Guild of Joe and Harriet grew As a teenager, Joe Organists and the Masonic up here at Perkins. Their befriended Clint Butler, Lodge. parents were Glenn and a next door neighbor After developing blind- Blanche (Houston)Carson. in Perkins. Clint was a hess, he served on a vet- Glenn was a rural mail car- member of the Seventh- erans' organization for the rier for my neighborhood, day Adventist Church. As visually impaired. Harriet was in my class at a result, in 1949, Joe took Don Yule, a native of school, his high school senior year Enid and a classmate of Joe Joe and Harriet have sev- at the Seventh-day Adven- at Oklahoma A. and M., eral relatives still around tist School at Keene, TX. remembers meeting Joe at Perkins. Their mother For his first 11 years of A. and M. music school in Blanche was a sister of school, he attended Perkins 1955. When Don moved to Louis Houston, Martha Van Schools. New York City in 1960, Joe Zant, and Ruth Stanley.Joe's sister Harriet gave was already there, teaching I knew Joe and Harriet me a copy of his obituary music. at church and at school. At as it appeared in a Brook- They roomed together that time I was a member lyn newspaper. Harriet for a while and then always of First Methodist Church furnished the news writer, stayed in touch. Don would of Perkins. Joe was in the Francesca Tate, the basic sing as Joe played in the youth group, he sang in the information, and then Ms. different churches. Don choir, and he took his turn Tate interviewed some of became an opera singer in playing piano or organ for Joe's friends and put it New York City. church Sunday morning and together. After their marriage, Joe Sunday evening. Joe served in the U. S. and Ethel became members At church we would ' Army and was stationed in of Henry Ward Beecher's sometimes have a fellow- Japan during the Korean church - Plymouth Church ship dinner on Sunday. War. He attended Okla- of the Pilgrim. Joe was the After the dinner, Joe homa A. and M. College, organist there. would go to the sanctuary and then received his Don Yule said that Joe got and play classical music master's degree in music him a job singing at Plym- on the piano. Some of us education from Columbia outh Church in 1983. Don younger children would go University in 1958. He went on to say, "Anyone and listen. (This old church lived in New York for more who knew Joe, knew that building has been recently than 50 years, fantastic laugh of his. He moved to the Territorial Joe taught music in the was a very humorous guy Plaza in Perkins) New York City school ... I will miss that laugh a Joe took piano lessons system for more than 30 lot." Jim Waechter said, "One of my fond memories of Joe is of him playing the piano at events out at the Congre- gational Home. Ethel was a member of the board of managers there. Joe became an honorary member of the board, because he played the piano for entertainment and because he was one of the few members of the board who could drive a car - and get all the ladies out there." "And Joe was the life of the party. He would make fun happen. And he did that here at Plymouth Church as well. He was very active and very beloved." Longtime Plymouth member Dorris Cain remembered Joe's ten- derness to his wife Ethel during her illness. "One of the loveliest things to know about him was what won- derful care he took of Ethel in her last year. She always looked beautifully clothed, beautifully tailored, beau- tiful coiffure, everything about her looked perfect. And that was Joe's doing. He really showed his love and appreciation for her." Ethel predeceased Joe in 2005. Joe is survived by his sister, Harriet Rober- son and brother-in-law Jim Roberson of Tulsa, OK; and by nieces Cynthia Stephens and Jennifer Buchanan; nephew Michael McGhee; and numerous great-neph- ews, nieces, and cousins. A memorial service was held at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims this past Satur- day, September 17. from Helen Lewis (daugh- years. He served as organ- Another Plymouth member Winter Garden Theatreuranium into nitric acid, on Broadway. "West Side workers poured in 35 AGRA Story," a reinterpretation pounds. Continued from Page A1and BancFirst. have to find somebody to of William Shakespeare's from health and wellness Some of the activitiespickup their kids and watch Romeo and Juliet, tells (c) 2Oll King Features Synd., Inc. to arts along with athletic may be expanded to include them until they get home." events and computer tech- community members. Plans As mentioned this pro- nology. Bridges said the are to have family reading gram is for all students in TOOLS OF THE TERRITORY district would partner with nights and community-wide the school district. Bridges 15 different organizations blood drives, said a large majority are for the enrichment activi- "We will also have elementary-aged kids. But ties. The previous grant some technology literacy there will be more activi- had only two partners,programs that would open ties planned for the older "Every single partner is up the school's computer students to take advantage offerinE in some capac- lab for the community," of, The grant will enable Grain Storage ity volunteers or will do Bridges said. the district to purchase our activities for a day," The district's business needed supplies to enhance The Perkins homesteader's chief defense against economic hard times lay Bridges said. He added teacher would teacher the the offerings for junior in the homestead's ability to directly the partners would provide usage of various computer high and high school aged provide the food consumed there. While 72 volunteers for the pro- programs. Bridges added a students. Students will be this usually consisted of fruit, gram. free online GED program able to look at a calendar vegetables, eggs, meat, milk and butter, The community partners would be offered for adults, to see what activities will it often included the grains grown on the include the Oklahoma They will need to contact be offered. farm. The homesteader's Arts Council, Agra Senior him at the high school for "The last grant was - wheat and corn could not Citizens Center, the Town more information. He sees extremely successful but only provide highly of Agra, Red Rock Behav- this was ways to get com- we want to build on that nutritious flour and ioral Health Services, OSU munity members involved and make it even better," cornmeal, but, if stored School of Applied Health with the school district. properly, could provideDrying cornand Educational Psychol- And this program will these for years into the by braiding the husks, ogy, Girl Scouts of Western be beneficial for parents filalre. Oklahoma, American Red of the younger students We Do The first requirement for grains stored Cross of Central Oklahoma, since there is no daycare Com Dying for humaa consumption is that theyMad ScienceofOklahoma, facility in ggra. Bridges All Minor Rack contain nomore than twelve percent Lincoln County Sheriff's said the children would be e ,, Dtanire moisture. This level of dryness keeps Department, Boy Scouts of supervised before and after fungi and bacteria in check. The moisture content of a Oklahoma, OSU Lincolnschool. sample of grain could be County Extension Office, "This is a huge burden off determined by weighing it before Lincoln County On-Stage, the parents who work out of and after being dried in the kitchen Agra community members, town," he said. "They don't range. The second requirement is that- Grain sieves be o,oa Central Oklahoma quantities could be cleaned by using two sieves: one RAM slightly larger and the other slightly smaller than the grain. 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The director will also act as liaison between the school and community. "You can't overlook the convenience factor," Bridges said. "But in"iny opinion, if we can keep kids here, they're not roaming up and doWn the streets or staying home by themselves or doing things they should be doing when they're unsupervised.