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2.The Perkins Journal Thursday, October 13, 1977 pg00s jotms00 Robert L. and Yvonne Evans, Owners-Publishers Published each Thursday at 133 S. Main Street, Post Office Box 665, Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Second Class Postage Paid at Perkins, Okla. 74059 Telephone: 405-547-2411 Subscription Prices: Payne, Lincoln, Logan and Noble Counties $6.00 per year plus tax Elsewhere $9.00 per year plus tax Journal Editorials It is serious As you will see in this week's Telephone Poll, a large majority of the people voting felt like there is not an energy crisis and perhaps it was all contrived by special interest groups. We agree that perhaps there is not an imminent shortage of fuel that will put people out in the cold this winter, or shut down industry for lack of vower. But there is danger, and it is on the economic order. From what we've been able to come up with our study of the situation, the United States and many of its friends of the free world face an economic depression because of a lack of self sufficiency of energy. The imbalance of trade is alarming. The United States and many other nations are sending more American dollars out to buy oil than are coming back to buy manufactured goods. Nobody, whether it be family, business, government or what, can pay out more than they take in for very long. This causes inflation. All of the American money is being funneled to the oil nations for expensive oil which forces prices up on any products related to oil, which makes the sale of non-oil products suffer. Another critical point about the energy sufficiency or lack of it, is practically every major war in history was fought for greed over commodities or land. The United States could easily be forced into a global conflict for self protection--conquest of a source of energy just to survive. American industry and business is on slippery ground anyway and if a major portion of it should be .forced to slow or shut down because of a temporary lack of energy on which to operate, it takes months and years if ever-- to catch up. Lack of production causes joblessness and more inflation, higher prices for American goods, less purchasing power of the American dollar. It is serious! There may be gasoline to put in the tanks, electricity to light and heat your business and home...but there are many dangerous ramifications. It's like a fuse burning on a bomb. It could explode. -0" Are women preoccupied? In these days of women liberation and the movement for equal rights for women, we wonder if the fairer sex has not lost sight of their purpose and their necessity. We were reading the Oklahoma Today magazine on "Pioneer Women" and had this brought home to us. In a speech dedicating the Pioneer Woman statue at Ponca City, Patrick J. Hurley pointed out: "The hardships to which the men were subjected during the first years of the occupancy of Oklahoma were great. Those of which the women were subjected were pitiful We like to picture our frontier father as a stalwart man, marching out into a country where the chances of success were equal to the dangers that were encountered. We admire his strength and his unfailing courage. But his real fortitude of that expedition was in the heart of the woman who matched with him. I fancy I see her now. her smiling face encircled by a sunbonnet. She was young, brave, full of hope, and beautiful in her own way. It was she who fortified the humble home, the cabin or dugout, with her character. It was she who went down into the Valley of the Shadow of Death to bring forth the sturdy sons and daughters of the pioneers. It was she who stayed when all others were anxious to leave. It was the pioneer woman and not the pioneer man who conquered the frontier." The woman has always provided the leavening, the gentleness, the character of the world. The men have forged out the world, but inherently, it is the woman who insists that it have purpose. There is a problem with morals--a generation apparently without values or direction morally. Young people recently wrote Ann Landers that all they needed was enough coin to keep their cycle running, buy a beer. and have Faulkner to read or some such nonsense. Life is too much of a hassle and not worth the effort to get ahead--and for what. No one can save the world from such fate except the women--the sisters, daughters, wives, mothers, grandmothers. From the cradle to the grave women have pr,)pogated honesty, curare, morals, cleanliness, purpose, character. But today? Could the women be too preoccupied with liberation? Patrick Hurley observed, "The Pioneer Woman has been the bulwark ever standing between civilization and barbarism." The world today is walking a fine line between civilization and barbarism-a civilized nation acting like a bunch of barbarians. The womanly influence is needed more than ever today, not less. The world can't survive without it. -O- --------- - -'-------- - ----------- t::%;:%:;; ..;:.?#;.i#:..?.?.. ........ .......... .. . . :i: " The Journal asks you: What chore do you dislike? What chore do you dislike most? Mae Roberts: There isn't anything about housework that 1 don't like to do. I dislike keeping weeds out of my flower garden most. Richard Saute: Patching the fence/ I just don't like building fence, and l've lived on the farm all my life. Bill Tucker: That covers a lot because I like being around people. I guess the thing I dislike most is going to the doctor. Maudetta Triplett: I don't like to wash dishes, because it takes up too much time. I like to do other things, l'm a retired art teacher and I like to paint and do other arts and crafts. Kristy Willingham: It is the little things. I really don't like doing the laundry. Its something l just have to do. I can't escape it since I have an eleven month old daughter, Karl, so that's a lot of diapers. Ruth Rice: I dislike dusting, washing dishes and ironing. They take too much time. I leave these things till the very last because 1 hate eat do them. Phil Smith, Cushing (visit- ing his grandmother): I live on a farm so I hate feeding the cattle in the morning before going to school at OSU. I have to get up early in the morning. It's hot in summer, cold in winter--it's just a pain. % :;::;::::%%i:%q%;:%%.` ..... -.'.-.- ............ ,t! Sound Off! by LaVeta Randall It would be interesting to hear the people's reaction to former Gay. David Hall's consideration for parole. If approved, Hall could be out of prison by 22 months according to the U.S. Parole Commission. The former Oklahoma governor has completed one-third of his three year sentence on bribery and exortion convictions. These are considered among the higher type crimes and will probably be decided in Washington rather than by the regional office, reports said. Do you, as constituents, feel that he should have any special consideration? Or do you feel he may be dealt with more harshly than the average citizen? If you could make the decision, would you be for or against his parole? *** A garage sale in my neighbor hood had a unique item! The lady had acquired some special "Elvis" editions of the Memphis Press Scimitar which she was selling for $5 each. Another neighbor, of the younger generation, was advertising the special item. In fact, at least three generations were known to be buying the paper. *** National Newspaper Week makes one more aware of those behind the news as well as the readers. Occa- sionally, some of us get a glimpse of a truly great author. In hearing how oftentimes isuccess does not come easily, one is reminded there are no "little jobs-- just little people." As a result, it is enlightening to share their ideas and problems. *** One of the more successful publications, in my opinion, is "Oklahoma Today." Bill Burchardt, editor and native of Cowboy Flats, pays homage to his state in a fascinating manner. The Autumn quarterly issue has a pictorial and poetic salute to the lowly blackjack tree. "You thought it not beauty," the poet asks. Then goes on to describe the beauty of amber tassels in spring, pale velvet leaflets, rosy, pink, silvery white or a dark green shade oases in summer. Yellow orange in October--then scarlet,lumi- nous red incandescence before a rising sun. "Behold this tree!" says the writer. In winter wind, tenacious leaf that will not fall until spring's amber tassels soften its brittle hold once again. (Continued on Back Page) (From The Perkins Journal October 16, 1952--25 years ago) It was noted in this issue of The Journal that the corner bank building was 50 years old in 1952. The structure was built in 1902 in conjuction with the bank and the Masonic Lodge. It is 75 years old this year (1977). J. M. (Buzz) Overholt, a well known produce manager formerly of Stillwater has opened a produce house in the building formerly occu- pied by Prater's Radio and Television shop on North Main. W. H. Eaton, chairman of the County Soil Conservation District board, reports that Ephriam Wall and O. E. Cowley are Perkins men entered in the public speaking contest sponsored by the Soil Conservation District. It will be held October 22 at the Cushing Hotel. Louis Williams, farmer near Ripley, was elected Chairman of the Payne County PMA Committee by delegates at the county convention held Saturday. Tom Chrystal was named First Alternate Member. Perkins members of the Oklahoma A & M Band are Gerald Johnson, baritone; John Williams, bass clarinet; and Ermal Jenkins, trom- bone. Donnie Fiolle celebrated his 6th birthday by having a group of his friends in his home on Saturday afternoon. Because it was also the birthday of Karen Scott, she shared the honors. (From The Perkins Journal October 10, 1957--20 years ago) A new water well will be drilled near the Jack Floyd residence on the street right of way near the alley. Earl R. Kelly Drilling of Oklahoma City has the drilling contract. This will make the town three wells within the city limits and one standby on the river bottom on the Hoibrook place. Traffic control at the bank corner was also discussed. The red, yellow and green stop light was knocked out of commission by a truck and is now being replaced by a red blinker light which will require a four-way stop. Invitations have been sent for the Perkins Former Students and Teachers Asso- ciation 1957 Homecoming Roundup October 26. Wildhorse Creek upstream flood prevention may be- come a reality following an organizational meeting Sep- tember 26 at Pleasant Valley Community Center where a Conservation Association for Wildhorse was orga- nized. Officers of the association are L. C. Graves, president; Vic Holbrook, vice-president; and Joe Hastings, secretary. Carole Jo Chesney, Dor- othy Graves, Mary LOu Honeyman and Marie Darby accompanied Mrs, R. H. Frank, Homemaking teacher to Enid to appear on KGEO-TV's "Good Morning Show". Cardinal Food Store had as weekend specials Half or Whole Hams, 4% pound; Center Cut Chuck Beef Roast, 39c pound. Del-Mar's Food Store was observing their fourth anfii- versary with a sale featuring such items as Cream Style Corn, 303 can 5c. 6 303 cans of mix and match vegetables 95c. Ground Beef 3 pounds $1.00. Folgers Coffee, pound 92c. Bananas pound 9c. Dressed Fryers, pound 31c. (From The Perkins Journal October 1, 1961--16 years ago) Rea Dawn Jacobs was elected Miss Polly Posture Tuesday morning in her homemaking class at Perkins High. Lions Club members will have a "Father and Son" banquet Monday. Each member is to bring his son or sons, or may invite a boy in the community to be his guest. George Jacob was named commander of the Perkins American Legion post for the coming year. The quarterly bank state- ment showed the Payne County Bank with a balance of $2,439,364.19 in assets and liabilities. Deposits were listed at $2,207,537.73. (From The Perkins Journal October 12, 1967--10 years ago) Supt. Harry Cavett reports there is an excessive amount of dogs on the play ground at Perkins schools, and parents are encouraged to keep their dogs at thome, and if they are not kept away, the school will have to have them picked up and impounded. Supt. Cavett pointed out that there have been reports of cars not stopping for school busses and the drivers have been instructed to obtain license numbers of offenders. Doe Comments, -- A wife knows how to put her husband down Autumn and the first week in October was a good week at Banner's Barracks with a visit from second grand- daughter, Mary Ganice Hoard and her husband, Kenny Hoard, from Calif. Mary Ganice is the daughter of Mary Frances Brown of Cushing and she allowed me to meet the children at Will Rogers' Airport in Oklahoma City. Mary and Kenny both work for the only telephone company in town. These grandchildren really give you something else to live for. The week was also brighten- ed by generous mail and personal visits from people of Payne County. Several cards and notes from Court House personnel, office visits by Joe and Jennie Geller, from the Glencoe Community. The Gellers were employed by a major oil company for which most of my working years were spent. We both retired in 1959 and had no contact since that time. They located "ale Doc" through the pages of The Perkins Journal. It was a very pleasant visit. Their grand- son, Mark Fairless teaches school in the Olive School system. Friends of Casey Murphy and Edna Eaton Wilson and others who are mutual friends. Senator Robert M. Murphy visited the office with kind words. Senator Murphy's visits are always pleasant and he is one of the best informed men I know. His handshake is firm, his eagle eye on the move and he is always the same whether it's an election year or not. Payne County Schools are having their troubles. Our sister city of Ripley's school board and patrons northwest of Cushing are in dispute over an election for annex- ation several years ago. The case is being heard in the District Court of Payne County under the jurisdiction of Judge Ray Lee Wall who says the case is unique as there are many technicalities involved. Judge Wall gave both sides two weeks to prepare statements in writ- ing at which' time he will digest and resume the hearings. That's one case I would not like to predict the outcome. And the energy crisis of the administration is in jeopardy with many adminis- tration members at great odds, calling names and making accusations of lying that reaches to the President himself. The making threats of usi power of veto and $5.00 per barrel tax imported oil which will the price of gasoline seven cents per gallon. face it...we are going a higher price for regardless of the The powers-that-be trying to solve the problem on measures alone. With we are sure to have As soon as we Bell Telephone, the Big] Auto manufacturers and oil companies, about ready for all business, and of populist government reality rather than in and redistrubution of Whether we like it or that's the thing we look forward to and it's than we may think. Pat Butram says: "A sure knows how to put husband down. She has face lifted, her nose her varicose veins her knee caps wears wigs and uplifts then keeps saying...YoU not the man I married." Arrevederci, T. C. (Doc) Banner Barbs and Wires - Pistol Pete's book smacks by Ken Anderson It's that time of year again, so if you don't have storm windows and doors, you better get them in quickly. It looks like it's going to be a long hard winter for those who have electric resistance" heating systems. Just about anything you can do to cut down on your heating bill is going to be money saved. This includes keeping your filters clean, making sure you have adequate insulation, and even adding a humidifier since moist air is easier to heat than dry air. In recent years the "in thing" for town folks has been to move out into the country on a couple of acres and have an architect design them an individualistic home; one with a lot of glass and cathedral ceilings. Since these were seldom on gas lines, most were built to be total electric. Now a lot of these folks are having second thoughts. During the winter their utility bills are likely to be several hundred dollars a month and commuting costs of "True Grit" have climbed right along with the price of gasoline. But then fall is an unkind time of year for a lot of us. September means an anni- versary present and fall semester housing fees. Oc- tober is a birthday present and fall tuition. November is two birthday gifts and property taxes. December is a whole flock of Christmas presents and car tags. It's about time someone rede- signed our calendar. For those who know him, the Grand Old Man is supposed to be in Stillwater on October 20. For those of you who don't, call Ed Glover at OSU and maybe he can arrange an introduction. Bill Berger over at Yale loaned me his autographed copy of Pistol Pete's autobiography to read. I haven't finished it yet, but it is a fascinating story so far. I wonder just how much of the book was lifted to make the novel and movie "True Grit". Some of the dialogue is word-for-word. Of "True Grit" had a as the narrator and a old U.S. marshall. In case he was the out to avenge the his father. He did good job of tracking, killers,down and them that he marshal's star at recall, "True Grit" in 1967 or 1968. was copyrighted in 1951. If this is must be in Phoenix. I out to att American Indian Engineering Society. my first visit in years. Back in 1941 family was Florida from train and had a one-day Phoenix. All I can was that then it was a s town. Like almost else, it is no longer town. If l had a I'll let you know next when I get back. II Around the Farm Next week OSU Kansas State (they beat 'em) and OU Missouri. See you next week. -0" by Allan Wall GAGE WESfERN Some of the wheat is big enough now that it could be pastured, but it's not generally pastured till it has stronger roots. We need another rain. It got pretty windy Monday afternoon. **t* According to a Communist daily newspaper (I don't testify this is true, l'ni just quoting) there is a Moscow circus with a troupe of cows that dance, ride scooters, play soccer, and solve problems. Now that I'd like to seel A New York pumpkin farmer named Paul Morgan specializes in custom-grown pumpkins. Send him the name of a friend plus a $2.00 deposit, and he'll go out to the pumpkin patch and carve the name on a baby green pumpkin. As the pumpkin grows the carving gradually heals, like scar tissue. Finally when the pumpkin grows up you have a standard orange pumpkin with a person's name in beige lettering that'll be ready a few weeks before Halloween. The pumpkin will last about two months, then it will produce two pies. A recipe is included with the pumpkin and the total cost is $10.00. Of course it's too late to order one for this year, but if you want one for next year write Morgan at McCourt Road, Dover Plains, New York, New York, 12555. Or else plant your own pumpkin patch (not now, next spring) and do it yourself. Or else forget the whole thing. It was a bad day for Oklahoma football Saturday. OU lost to Texas, OSU was 'defeated by Colorado. I was at a band marching contest at Hennessey that day, but we had radios to keep up with both games. Oh well. SADDLE GEAg 115 W. 7th We Hove Kerns C 1805 S. TormitO00 ROACHES ALL Free Estimates, Since Home Owned & Tree & Shrub Spraying , ASiA Termite