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News and Views of the Cimarron Valley THOUGHT OF THE WEEK, "Some folks are too polite to be up to any good." Kim Hubbard NO. 2 Perkins, Payne County. Oklahoma - USPS 428040 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1984 a Shoumake new United is Earl !He and his fami- e to Perkins from where lived for three Matoys are from North moved to 1978, where Pastor for the Meth- Church. Pastor 'laid, "rhe reason to Oklahoma in t place is because to work with ministry." He the deaf in the Musko- at one time, once he and settled in planned on involved with again, in the area. Earl Matoy Matoy and his have three ty in Tahlequah; and Perkins. Even though Lillian, age 21, Francis, age 8, who is in they've just been living attending a the third grade at here ashort time, Pastor college in Perkins Elementary. Matoy said, "People act John, age 18, Both Pastor Matoy as if they've known us attending Nor- and his wife said that for six months." State Universi- they really liked living in ber of Commerce Plans Christmas Program Bloodmobile In Perkins Today (Thurs.) The Red Cross Blood- mobile unit will be in Perkins October 11. Blood donations will be taken at The United Methodist Church from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The drive is sponsored by the United Methodist Wom- en. Everyone is urged to contribute, as blood is badly needed. Madeline Glidewell, president of the U.M.W. stressed this point, and said, 'the life .you may be saving could be your own." -O" A Torchbearer Will Come Thru Perkins A torchbearer will make his way through Perkins via Main Street October 17, at 6:30 a.m. This torch-a-thon is a tradition at Iowa State University for their homecoming. A torch is carried from the college or university of the opposing football team to Ames, Iowa. This year the Cyclones host Oklahoma Universi- ty's Sooners for their homecoming game. The torchbearer will have a police escort from Nor- man to Ames. -O- their trash in the starter set for thenativi- Chamber of downtown dumpsters, ty scene will come from Cong. Watkins dinner meet- BFI said they would be the monies raised at the reevaluating theannual Ms. Perkins TO Be Here downtown area, and Beauty pageant/Red Today (Thurs.) Industries,would adjust rates up or Stock Follies. the contractdown, according to the The Chamber will in- U.S. Representative hauling for volume of trash dumped vite a representative of Wes Watkins will be in by each place of business, the Stage Manpower Perkins on Thursday, Oc. out in They will also be evalu- Commission to the tober llth, at 3:30 P.M., present to ating the size of dump- November meeting to at the Lions Den for a company's sters placed downtowndiscuss obtaining a dec- campaign kickoff and goals in and would make changes tor for the community, meeting for Payne Coun- if needed, and the contractural ar- ty. The public is invited. f the complaints In other business, the rangements they had "It is with a sincere by business- Chamber of Commerce with a doctor taking part commitment of purpose were ine- voted to purchase a in the physician training that I ask the citizens of made lifesize plastic nativity program, the 3rd District to re- area; scene that will be used in elect me as their con- the annual Community Chamber Cook Elsie gressman," Watkins to dump the Christmas program, Grant served ham, baked said. "We have con- residents fromwhich will be held" again potatoes, green beansstructed a framework on this year at the city hall. tossed salad and banana a solid foundation to im- town dumping The funds for the pudding, prove the private sector, economic, job opportuni- ties for our citizens," he stressed. "I am excited about what is developing and can happen in the future of the 3rd District. I want to help make it happen for our citizens." / l~. ,'*% the elephant that P-T Supt. Dr. Larry Gill will ride at the circus that two performances under big top Sunday afternoon at 2 and 4:30 practice field west of the school grounds. Advanced tickets at a before the performances are on sale by Perkins Jaycees or Drug, Payne County Bank and the Tag Office. Neighborhood children play on the new playground Stansbury Street. The most recent addition, a Red- equipment that has been erected in the park on wood jungle gym, in the background. The main issue at theContact Theresa Niles at Gerald Hall commented Bill Dickson made the Park Board meeting the City Hall for more in- that the run had doubled motion to sell all old Monday night was to get formation or with any this year, and encourag- uniforms for $1 per item. suggestions concerning a recommendations for ed the Board to have the His motion was seconded name for the park on names. "Run" as an annual by Lorraine Caldwell, Stansbury Street. The Treasurer's report event. was read. There is Future plans for ac- who will replace Lisa It was decided by the $420.82 in the Little tivities this Fall include, Thompson Rose as board to get community League fund. The income soccer for small children, secretary to the Board. input and suggestions from the Old Settlers' and volleyball for the The motion was ap- for an appropriate name. Day Run was $2,683. larger children, proved. a ;h "'It's a whole new blems they were having. ballgame," said Joe He assured people that a McRee, B F I represen- lot of the problems had tative from Oklahoma Ci- already been resolved. ty. He was speaking of McRee said that it was Perkins and the rural just "a matter of time" areas. McRee said that before the trash service the trash service is used became more efficient. to serve the big city area, McRee blamed a lot of where there is not a great the problem on having distance between pick up many new employees, he points like there is in this said that they haven't area. gotten all the stops McRee spoke at the straight yet. Chamber of Commerce Also during the meeting last Thursday. meeting, the Chamber of He wanted to let busi- Commerce authorized a nessmen and residential committee to purchase a customers know that he nativity scene for the was aware of the pro-Christmas program. $ $ Additional By Nestor Gonzales Contributions Neither the Demo- cratic nor the Republi- Are Received can Party offers satis- fying solutions to to- Dr. Darrell Gwartney, day's major economic Principal of the Middle problems because they telephone hook-up to School, reported that two both are afraid to affend Washington. Boren was additional donations for the great American mid- scheduled to attend the the Middle School Li- die class, says a national- forum but failed to show brary have been received ly known economist who because of crucial last since he presented infer- once served as chief minute legislation in the mation to the Chamber economic advisor forSenate. of Commerce last week. Presidents Richard Nix- The three spoke about Dr. Gwartney would like to thank Dr. John A. on and Gerald Ford: directions public policy Herbert Stein, who should take to ensure Thompsen,of Perkins, served as chairman of the positive economic and Steven Cundiff of Council of Economic Ad- growth through the year Stillwater, who have visors for both ex- 2,000. Stein is now a both made substantial presidents, told a crowd senior fellow of the cash contributions. Dr. of several hundred atAmerican Enterprise In- Thompsen would like his Oklahoma State Univer- stitute in Washington. money to go into books sity Thursday politicians He also serves on Presi- for the science section in are afraid to clamp down dent Reagan's Economic the library. Mr. Cundiff on benefits to the middle Policy Advisory Board. wishes his money to go class even though such a Stein said providing into any section where move might reallocatefor economic growth is more books or supplies resources and provide an one of the four main are needed. Dr. Gwart- environment for eco- areas where America's ney said, '"The library is nomic growth, wealth shopuld be really shaping up, but we "I see no great allocated. Other areas in- still have a long way to stomach in the political elude support of the poor, go." process for doing it " national defense and pro- "o- said Stein who appeared viding for the consump- oQ.r, o in a public policy forum tion of the American sponsored by the OSU middle class. College of Business Ad- Support of the poor, ministration or student, Stein said, takes very few faculty and the general resources.And, public. America's wealth is First grader, Tamara Hiekman, daughter of the Sam Hickmans, and a student in Mrs. Hurd's Kindergarten class, found this balloon in the yard of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Layne Burton, east of Perkins. The balloon had been released by a stu- dent in the John F. Kennedy Elementary,School in Norman. A card was returned to Staci Miles, 6, grade 1, in Norman. Other guests were substantial enough to Richard L. Lesher, Presi- pay for defense and dent of the U.S. Chamber foster future economic of Commerce, and U.S.growth, but only if some Senator David Boren controls are placed on who participated via a payments to the middle class. "The largest class of transfer payments go to the middle, not the lower class," Stein said. 'q'hese include civil service pen- sions, social security ment for a balanced budget because the deficit is so huge. "this has too much the look of devising a chasti- ty belt for your widow," he said. "We know that within the next five years, the deficit should be reduced; but we do now know how to do it." Boren said it's time to 'get back to basics and payments and other comeupwith a blueprint benefits." for the future.' , Stein said he doubts "The deficit is ex- politicians have the ploding," Boren said. courage to curtail these "We cannot continue to payments and speak live beyond our means." frankly about the need He added that while for sacrifice. He said serving as governor, politicians are too cynical Oklahoma's prohibition about the ability of against deficit spending Americans to accept a made it easier to say no call for sacrifice and do to worthwhile, but too what's good for the expensive projects. country. E ,ren said any '"this concerns me," blveprint for the future Stein said. He said public must be followed education and under- through to give people a standing are needed to sense of certainty. 'Peo- solve the country's pie will not sacrifice or in- economic troubles. He vest if they do not know added that public office where they are going," he holders will not provide said. "We can't change this education. 'q'his will the rules in the middle of have to come from the the game." private sector," he said. Boren also advocates Stein does not support reducing trade deficits, a constitutional amend- Continued on Page 7)