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History THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, October 4, 2012 - A5 TOOLS OF THE TERRITORY Planes The Stanley Tool Catalog of 1892 listed sixteen pages of planes, and these were just a fraction of all the designs in use at the time: This column will consider only those planes which (I) were likely used by Territorial carpenters and (2) are not already in the Farm Museum's Collection. The wood planes sold ill Territorial days were usually made of beechwood and were similar to those which carpenters had made for themselves for hundreds of years. A cutting iron was the only metal part on these planes. The types and lengths usually available were: Smooth 8" Jack 16" Fore 22" Jointer 26" Jomter 28" Bailey wood planes were made with an iron mechanism to hold and adjust the cutting blade. This design was very successful and would eventually dominate the market. The types and lengths of Bailey wood planes usually available were: Smooth 8" Bailey Wood Handled Smooth10" Plane .lack 15" Fore 20" Jointer 26" Moulding planes were used to cut ornamental shapes into trim boards. Since a separate plane was required for each pattern, carpenters tended to have a collection of them. Mail-order houses sold them in quantity as "Hollows & Rounds." In order to avoid the necessity transporting large numbers of moulding and other planes, tool companies began to,, develop "combination planes which would accommodate a wide range of blades and cutters into a single tool body. Combination planes were probably the most complex, welt crafted and beautiful hand tools ever made. It is fitting that they were the ones to mark the end of the era. Soon, readily available factory-made mouldings would make all moulding planes Combination Plane obsolete. The Farm Museum could use a 28" beechwood jointer plane, all sizes of Bailey wood planes, all t)qpes of moulding planes, and any combination plane which still has its set of blades. If you can help in this matter or if you need further information please call Bob or Norma Constien at 405 547-5057. Norfolk School was located four miles south of Yale, and as you would guess, on Norfolk Road. Norfolk Road runs north and south from Yale south to Highway 33 east of the Cushing Wal-Mart. The school was started in 1903. It was in a neigh- borhood of productive farmland. Then in 1914, oil well production began which brought more pupils FOL Continued from Page A1 Bakery, along with coffee and hot cider. This free evening of enter- tainment is provided by the Friends of the Library in appreciation of community support for Thomas-Wilhite Memorial Library, as well as a fun way to introduce the library to those who do not currently use the facility. Friends of the Library Was established in 1996 and is a voluntary, non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to promote and foster an informed interest in the library and its services through- out the local community, FOL sponsors summer read- ing programs, special library events, and purchase special equipment and furnishings. More information about FOL will be available at the event, and memberships may also be purchased at that time. Levels of member- ship include: Individual, $5; Family, $8; andBus'mess, $25. Donations to FOL are tax deductible. For more information about this event, call (405) 547- 5185, or drop by the library, located at 101 E. Thomas in Perkins. Charles Wall and more financial support to the school district. Some rural schools in the early days had less than a nine-month term. A sou- venir flyer of 1917 showed the Norfolk School term was Sept. 11, 1916 to May 25, 1917. So that school had a nine-month term. A 1928 photo shows that the school had aband of 23 students. The band direc- tor was Wallace McClel- lan, and the drum major was Mabel Shaull. A program flyer for a fine arts concert for 8:00 p.m., May 15, 1939 shows that the school band played as well as vocal and instru- mental music from all grades. Those who furnished me information said that the evening train went by Norfolk at 8:00. Events and programs scheduled for evening always waited until that train went through before they started served in the military because of the loud whistle during World War II and noise of the train, to defend the cause of Some school photos humanity. showed the 1929 Fresh-The school colors were man class had 16. The maroon and gold. 1929-30 first and second The school had an grades had 20, The 1930- outstanding academic 31 third and fourth grades and athletic program. In had 32. The 1931-32 fifth 1941, both the girls and and sixth grades had 22. boys high school basket- The 1935 and later ball teams wonthe county Senior class panels had tournament at Ripley. individual photos of each In the 1941-42 season the of the graduates, whereas high school boys team won all 37 games and became previous years had group photos, the state champions in During the years 1935 basketball. The coach to 1945, the average class was Cecil Smith. size of the graduatingThe Norfolk teams used Senior class was 12. to play Perkins School. I Norfolk High School saw them play in 1948, and began in 1946 to publish they were good. a yearbook every threeNorfolk School closed years. This is a good inMay 1960. Theaverage arrangement for a smaller daily attendance dropped school. Most students to 39. It needed to be 40 would get their photo in at or above. Foster Johnson, least one boob. Jr. was the principal that The 1946 year book wasyear. produced by Crossman I would like to thank Printing of Stillwater. Violet Harris, BonitaMai- tlen Johnston, and Wanda The name of the book was The Chieftain. The 1946 Kinzie for helping me with edition was dedicated to information about Norfolk the Norfolk alumni whoSchool. State Basketball Champions 1942. Back row: Leo Bowers, superintendent; O. W. Bowers. Wayne Rems, Wade Hill, Earl White, Bobby Douglas, Gene Cjark, Buddy Campbell, Cecil Smith, coach. Front row: Cleo Pete Hudgins, Bobby Dobson, Fred Ryan, Orville Blood, Blue Archer. Fred Ryan and Blue Archer were first picks for the 1942 All-State team. 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