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THE PERKINS JOURNAL Robert L. and Yvonne M. Evans, Owners-Publishers published each Thursday at 133 8, Main Street Post Office Box 665, l rktns, Oklahoma 740S9 Telephone: 405-547-2411 USPS 428040 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES ~Payne, Lincoln, Logan and Noble Counties $9.50 per year plus 6% tax [$10.07] ~Elsewhere in Okla. $13.50 per year plus 6% tax [$14.31] ~Outside Oklahoma $16.50 per year JOURNAL EDITORIAL OPINION Just A Line More + + + A nice rain fell over the Week's end (Friday and Saturday morning), totaling at least couple of inches or more. Unfor- tunately, the rains cancelled the OSU homecoming parade, but i[ itis any consolation, it did a world of good to the crops, pasture land and ponds. We can count our blessings on that nice rain. " "+ XXX Glenn Shirley says his horse has really put on a good coat for the winter and he predicts a lot of cold weather. Have you seen any signs of a severe winter? XXX "Did you get your clocks changed okay? We did at our house, but our dog Erick wasn't paying any attention. When he wakes up in the morning, almost on the dot, he starts scratching and whining to be let out. Congress doesn't fool him by messing around .with the clock. He won't be deceived. So I was up earlier than I wanted to be, but that was okay, because I had to make a .long trip to Woodward +for the day, so I was ready and raring to go "when 9 a.m. rolled around. We enjoyed the auto- graph party at the .museum in Woodward :'~hnday afternoon, held ~m the honor of the author of+a book we recently -:phb]ished, "Below Devil's Gap "Glenn Shirley, who recently authored a book about an early day Woodward lawyer, Tem- ple Houston, was also a guest and made the trip tOWoodward with us. XXX They ]l probably call us an old scrooge, but we will go on record agreeing with Dear Abby -- that .. trick or treat "is pure + and simple blackmail." It should be discouraged. It - is dangerous and un- f. necessary. Children can ~. have fun on Hallowe'en without tromping around :~ "the ~eighborhood knock- ~: ing on doors. ASby says, "What began years ago asia harmless holiday, c~ebrated by telling ch{ldren scary ghost stories about imaginary witches, goblins and spirits, has turned into legalized blackmail." If tr,ick or treating could be done without so much complication, it would be a different story, but when parents and officials consider the fa~w~ crazys out there, then consider the traffic and pedestrian problem, p us the running and walking accidents up and down dark streets, it wodld be better to pro- vide more practical festivities, which is being done to some extent with H~lowe'en parties and carnivals. If they can remove the fireworks from the 4th of July, they can surely take the trick or treating , :6~t~of Hallowe'en. ,, ~- XXX " ' We're going to have a :(p~cdn crop this year, the k first in several years. The tree is just loaded with them, and they are good and healthy, huge pecans !i justMull of meat. A :couple of years ago .we had what looked like : crop, but the nuts ~: ~V&d diseased, full of ::~/~ms. Another year. ::~h~ weren't any pecans on the tree. What few there were just stayed up there. We're still eating pecans from our good crop year, though. We harvested several wash tubs of them, and Yvonne took them to the pecan cracking place, and she picked and put them in plastic bags and into the freezer. They are still very good and useable. (Add '-dum from Yvm.. Lh( ,me typesetting this copy, Bob has let itslip his mind that all those pecans we worked so hard to put in the freezer were taken by persons unknown during a neigh- borhood escapade of freezer robbing. Our freezer only contained pecan meats, others lost meat, fruit, vegetables, etc. The pecans we are enjoying came from the local grocery.) xxx I've often thought if I had 20 or 40 acres of good river bottom land, I would put it into pecan trees. Just recently we were in the Fairfax area, and drove by what I've always known it as the Arch Carool pecan grove north of that town on Highway 18. Arch Carrel was a Con- oco wholesale dealer in Fairfax, and during World War II, came in possession of a triangle piece of land several miles north of Fairfax near the Deleplane ranch. It was on a creek bottom, and just right for a pecan grove. He set out pecan tree saplings. In dry weather, most evenings would find him filling a tank truck with water, driving out to the grove and watering the trees. He cultivated around the trees, and they were always attractive with their whitewashed trucks. The trees have thrived. There must be a hundred of them at least, now quite large. The Car- rol family no longer lives in Fairfax, both Mr. and Mrs. Carrel have passed on, and the children, Arch, Jr., and Colleen now live elsewhere, but the Carrel pecan grove is still there. We don't know who owns the grove now, but when we drove by recently, the limbs were heavy with pecans and it looks like it will be a good year. That has been over 40 years ago. I believe that would be a nice legacy to leave society, a well planned and thriving pecan grove. There is another simi- lar situation like that near Luther, just north on the highway. That is even more planned than the Carrel orchard, and is highly cultivated. We don't know who owns the land and the trees, but they have taken a giant step forward to plant it in pecan trees. XXX We have a friend who has a large walnut tree in her yard. Walnuts are difficult to harvest - the shells are so hard, and hulls around the shells are thick and tough. You know how she handles it? She scoops the walnuts up in a a pail and scatters them out in the chicken yard and the chickens scratch and peck the hulls away, leaving the walnuts in their shell to crack and DOC'S COMMENTS Children Shouldn't eat Berries It's Friday again, with others, but time changes the age of the offle r who rain in the valley, This things and all we can do said that, but his ap- week brought heavy rain is roll with the punches it pearance shows an age to the area. Even the brings, that should know better. footlogs in Cushing used Mail call and telephone It seems almost like for crossing the creeks calls have b~n very good yesterday when we at- from parking places to from readers of the area, tended funeral services the curb were under even some from members for Charles "Pretty Boy" water and Ole Dec left of state officials down at Floyd at Akins, Okla- the overshoes at home. the capitol. Fortunately, homa, just eight miles When people advise to all was very pleasing, north of Sallisaw. An get into the stream of The Perkins Journal estimated 20,000 people things and get your feet covers the state like the attended with truck wet, theydid not havein dew covers Dixie and weloads of flowers and mind the weather, have more response frommany holding flowers But it has been a the Journal than any gathered from the hills of good week visiting with other newspaper. It allthearea. I donotwant to the granddaughters and makes you glad you are bore you with details as first great grandson still living, we have written about "Jake" from California. My sincere sympathy visiting his mother who We always enjoyed the to both the committee, lived in Sallisaw and who granddaughters andsaid while writingrecommen- served to all refresh- they gave us something dations for consideration ments and advised that else to live for. Now that in passing legislation to she did not want to hurry they are grown up and govern liquor-by-the- us off, but due to the ex- have families of their drink withcountyoption,pected attendance it own. we have a new and to the governor andwould be better if we pro- outlook on life with their legislative members forceeded to the cemetery heirs coming along. Good their effort to write fair early. It was good advice. medicine for the elderly legislation to all concern- Well, that was in October and senior citizens, ed. It seems like an im- 1934. It has been a fast Enjoyed a brief visit possible task and not moving 50 years that we with Margaret Coate everyone will be happy willnever forget. And we from Perkins this week with end results. Looking just heard that Johnnie and we both agree that at other states with coun- Lee Wills has died at the the Perkins Journal in ty option, we will see age of 72. I attended the every way is getting bet- some changes as time wedding of Johnnie Lee ter with every day. passes. It's a tough task and Irene, and that night Margaret s~ays she to write legislation for a a big dance and celebra- misses "Just: a Line group who votes dry buttion at theLegion Hutin drinks wet. Like one DASeminole. That has also said, "We would like tobeen about 50 years ago. see the counties who Yeah...time flys. voted for liquor-by-the- Best wishes to 'drink be wet and the everyone forahappy and counties who voted safe Halloween. against be dry with strict Arrivederci, enforcement to make it T.C. "Doc" Bonner that way." I do not know More" on the front page, but its nice to turn a page and its still there. I sup- pose missing the corner is something we will never get used to because it was filled with in- teresting news items about the girls and xxx We thought we were the only ones to entertain such thoughts, but we noticed in Don Ferrell's Lincoln County News column, that he, too. is thinking about the sales trucks and peddlers who come into the small towns and sell their wares from the curbs or from door to door. Here is how Don put it ever so delicately in his Front Page: Ferrell col- umn: '% more localized irritation this week was itinerant peddlers parked on our main street. One firm that sends big, yellow freezer trucks to town is a special irritant. The trucks are too long to angle park along Manvel Avenue. So the drivers either leave the rear end sticking out in- to the traffic lane, or pull a heavy wheel onto the crumbling curbs. Either way, it causes a dangerous situation that should not be tolerated. We would also suggest the city officials in- vestigate to see if the peddlers are turning in sales tax reports for the goods they sell in our town. The city's share of the sales tax could be us- ed to repair the curbs the peddlers are damaging." Our beef is about the same thing. College age boys and girls come to main street, working out of the trunks of their cars, selling nice looking merchandise for "pea- nuts". They hit a half- dozen places, fold the green into tbeir pockets. and head for another small town down the road. Much to their dismay and concern, those of us working in this publish- ing office refuse to go for it. We explain that we support local, established merchants because they support us. The same thl~tg goes for fruit peddlers. "We've got a truck load of nice grapefruit and oranges staight from South Texas," they say as they take a large pocket knife and cut a big orange into slices for a taste. We give them the same story. Not only do such sales take money from the local merchants, we're almost certain that the appropriate sales tax on those sales does not come back to the city treasury. xxx We've watched all the The Poet's GOD MADE ALL THINGS By Opal Kautz Putman God made the sun In the beginning of time Without man's touch It continues to shine. The moon and stars He made them too The rainbow in the clouds Clors red, yellow and blue. The seasons change At God's command Not just on our continent But in all lands Man was given authority Over fowl, fish and beast But not over each other Not even in the least. The Bible tells us all Things were good in creation But when evil minded men rule There is strife and war in all nations. LETTER TO EDITOR My southern grand- mother hated Lincoln's guts. I am convinced that he was the greatest president this nation has ever had. Grandma saw Walter Mondale just doesn't inspire that kind of confidence. His voting record has always leaned to the liberal side and toward more government the living Lincoln. I see controls over the the Lincoln in history American people. His ap- with all the trivial and prejudice cast aside. Lin- parent compatibility coin was a strong leader with moral courage and a clear view of the impor- tance of a strong and united America. Ronald Reagan has these same qualities -- as much or moe than any president I can remember and that goes all the way back to Calvin Coolidge. debates, read all we can find on the national news scene, and watch the elec- tronic media as often as we can, and we've come to the conclusion that the United States can't take a chance on returning to where it was four years ago. The USA has a lot of things going for it today, including a better at- titude about the govern- ment and the Constitu- tional provisions it is to provide and assure. We think this is generally the feeling across the nation. We predict the President Reagan will return to another four year term, "O" with Jimmy Carter's way of doing things with weakness and indecision should keep most voters from wanting to risk a re- run of that embarrassing and nationally painful period in our history. Mr. Reagan has proven his leadership ability. Earlier it was as Governor of California, which, if cut away from the other for- ty nine states would be the fifth strongest economic entity in the world. He took over that task from a liberal democrat who had the state heavily in debt. When Reagan left the governor's office he had accumulated a goodly surplus in the treasury. Four years agao Mr. Reagan took on the toughest job in the world as our American Presi- dent. He inherited a mess. Interest rates and inflation were out of con- trol following the policies then in effect. Americans were not proud and they were confused due to lack of leadership. Further- more were From the Files 67 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. W. Eaton attended the 20th wed- {From the Perkins Jour- ding anniversary party nal, Nov. 2, 1917 - 67at the Ted Mote home years ago.) last Friday night. When the cold wave came didn't you wish you Ephraim Wall of had a good thick sweater Perkins has been selected coat? You can find every by Bob Makovsky, direc- grade from $1.25 to $7.00 tor as a member of the each in sizes for men and Oklahoma A. and M. Col- women at T.J. Wilsons.lege first band. He will J.S. Bowyer is flying play the bass clarinet. around in a new Ford car. Wall is a junior in the The stork visited Mr. school of agriculture this and Mrs. Crane and left year. them a baby girl. Mr. and Last Saturday night Mrs. Crane are staying at the B.C. Butler home. the young people enjoyed All-wool Mackinaw a Halloween Party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. coats at $8.00 to $12.50, Frank Knox. they will give you years of splendid service. T.J. Jack Vassar, with the Wilson. help of Earnie Drumright Warner Hinkle and and Dock Knipe, has family were Sunday been busy the last week visitors at the home of wrecking a house at his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shamrock and moving it here. W.H. Hinkle. Mrs. Clyde and children left last Thurs- 51 Years Ago day morning for Col- orado where they expect {From the Perkins Jour- nal, Nov. 2, 1933 - 51 to make their home this winter. years ago.) t There lira saYen differences In the second picture, Can you spot them ? Czm 'wo ACROSS 34. Blood factor i. Two 35. Elan 95: ~t 37. Shut noisily 39. Blackbird estote moo~lre 14. Jagged 48. Diphthong 49. Ponororna 16. 51. Fabulous 17. Obtained _ animal 19. Semi precious ~" Appear to be stone .... Short jacket 21. Soft metal DOWN 22. S~rpe I. Making of 24. 26. Note of scale fireworks 27. Ireland 29. Violin maker 31. Shut 33. Fish II ,~t ~f~lulloII 5. Part of to be 6. Edict 7. One 2. Uke .+ 95: I0. Charts 12. Rockfish 15. Fe~ival 18. Caudal 20 23. Walked on Componk Jacob's brother 30. Web 32. Abstract being 34. Rodents 36. Crowd 38. Intend ~ Arrow poison Painful 45. Compass point 47. Perched 50. Printing measure 5z because the U.S.S.R. was being allowed to build her war making potential while the liberal U.S. leaders were making plain dumb decisions which was weakening our own defenses. Now our national defense is already much improved. Our military and most Americans are confident and proud again. The economic picture is much healthier in almost every way and the world once again looks at America with respect and admira- tion. Who wants to trade these conditions for what we had under the Carter- Mondale years. One more thing. We all know that a vice presi- dent is only a heartbeat away from awesome re- sponsibilities. With all Bush has had both in business and government service I would feel very secure if he should be called upon to take the reins of power. I honestly believe that when time has distilled the Reagan influence in- to pure history, this period will be seen as one of the strongest steps on the ladder of time which this divinely blessed na- tion has thus far climbed and Ronald Reagan will stand tall among the greatest of our many good leaders. --Bud England When using dried sure to them to herbs, 30 Years (From the nal, Nov. 4, years ago.) A clothing ing conducted by the Perkins Homemakers ca. Mrs. Dora Perkins and of Cushing, are t ting Payne National Demonstration at The Carol Ann Morris Lynn solemnized tober 24, in Hill Christian Oklahoma City. Mr. and Blumer and Ponca City; Mr. Doyle Kirby ters; and ingworth Stillwater with the Frank Mr. and mend Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Cundiff afternoon. 25 Years (From the nal, Oct. 22, years ago.) School one of the Perkins FHA They have busy planting around the Payne dents "promoters" mise fabulous from tain kinds of animals. Guest s Sunday at Creek na Hastings, from South The School Band with a superior the state Perry, marching. 20 (From the nal, October 29, years ago.) David E. of Mr. and Cundiff, Perkins, has been promoted t in the the U.S. Forces. has been the years Ft. N The Treat for UN be held evening. The Pioneer Club met Oct, Mrs. Minnie hostess. There members and AI pie were Jaycee Jayne the Perkins Building. I0 (From the hal, Oct. 31, years ago.) Danny longtime are~ and farmer, this week bY of directors manager of formed Cooperatives, Oklahoma'S the cher, will visit of Oklahoma businesses next year, SouthwesterV The sophomore have a paper day, Nov. 3. last Friday ball game saw the 1974-75 The new dina Kinzie.