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t PAGE 2 The Perkins Journal Thursday, November 2, 1989 The Perkins /// Published each Thursday by Llnn Publishing, Inc., at 133 S. Main Street Post Office Box 695, Perkins, Oklahoma 74059 Telephone: 406-547-2411 David and Alberta Burgess ........................... Publishers Jeff Shultz ..................................... Managing Editor Margaret Coate Society Editor, Composition YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Payne, Lincoln, Logan and Noble counties (includes 98 cents tax) ................... $15.00 Elsewhere in Oklahoma (includes $1.30 tax) ................. $20.00 Out-of-state ............................................ . $25.00 Second Class Postage Paid at Perkins, OK 74059 POSTMASTER: Send change of address to P.O. Box 695, Perkins, Oklahoma 74959 OKLAHOMA PRESS ASSOCIATION I I I I_ Bible Thought For The Week Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Romans 12:9 Journal Editorial Opinion e According to a recent AP news release, Task Force 2000 is urg- ing the Oklahoma Legislature to raise $387 million in taxes to fund the educational relorms suggested by the Task Force. This November 6 the Oklahoma law makers will once again con- vene in special session and view the group's final recommenda- tions on educational reform and revenue proposals. The Legislature should seriously consider sending the Task Force back to the drawing board when they address the subject of funding the Force's reform suggestions. Every Oklahoman is concerned with providing their children with a quality education- Every Oklahoman wants to see this great state excell in education and become a national leader in educa- tiom However, not every Oldahoman will favor $387 million in tax increases to accompolish these goals. Among the tax increases proposed by Task Force 2000 are: ,-Eliminating tax exemptions on services and other items. Increase the minimum assessment ratio used to figure local property taxes from 11 percent to 15 percent. ,Extend sales tax in residential utilities, health related services, business services, advertising (currently there is no sales tax on advertising), social services, amusement and recreation, repair ser- vices, and personal and professional services. The Task Force also suggested, as an alternative, that the state increase taxes in gross production by three percent, personal in- come and corporate income by 10 percent, and sales taxes. These tax increases would certainly raise the needed funds to provide the state's citizens with a quality educa on, however, they would also lower the standard of living for Oklahomans everywhere. The cost of living in Oklahoma is not equal to wages earned and an increase in these taxes would only worsen the economic situa- tion that most Oklahoma famih'ss are facing today. Not everyone can afford insurance for their families. Oklahoma banks are still falling. Oklahoma farmers are still facing hard times. Tax increases would only add to the heavy load that most Oklahomans m now carrying. There is no easy solution to Oklahoma's educational problems. But, is raising so much mousy by raising taxes the right solution? The Oklahoma Legislature should reconsider any proposal for tax increases as a means of funding education reforms in our state and send Task Force 2000 back to drawing board to seek out other alternatives. JUST A LINE MORE people were coming to us and con- gratulating us on our big win. 'Nel " I proudly claimed, "she's my grandmother. She just won $1000. AND I GET HALFI" The store nmnager stepped up to us and said, ' Ii! I understand we have a winner." 'Tep," I said. "that's my grand- mother and she just won $1000, AND I GET HALF." '%Veil, let me just take a moment to check out your pine card," he said. Grandma said, 'qmt here is my winning row and it's on the $1000 row." "AND I GET HALF!" I don't need to tell you who said that. He checked it over. Then he checimd it over regain. Thmbe call- ed over an assistant manager. By now I was b~ to feel li]~ som~ m~, bs wrong, lhad feeling like one gets when they go to make a large purchase at a- store sad the clm'k comes back and says ' our credit eazd did not come througl " ' Uh, dL.."tbe bepa "you see this gram piece is B-29' and it should be 'G-29'." '~)h," Grandma said. "Tse-hee- heel I guess I put that piece in the wrong slot." In my mind I could hear the girl on the speaker system announcing, "ATTENTION SHOPPERS! Right now, for a limited time only, we are giving you a chance to see Jeff Shultz rec~ving massive doses of 'emabarassment'." I walked out of the store with my head hung low. Any minute now I knew someone would stop me and say, "I know a wonderfull cure for that terrible sunburn on fac " Grandma Jim foHowad me out of tim store and kept saying to bersel but loud enough for me to hear, "I just thought for sure we had won $1000." ~, '~Please Grandma" I pleaded, "let's just get in the car and go home" The night before her death, I sat in her hospital room and we both remembered that fatdull event. We both laughed about it then. as we had done since it first took place It was the last time I saw her smile at me Who's Visited You Latel3? Let The Journal Know About ItI 547-2411 From The Think you've beard of everything? It's never safe to say that these days. 'Cause just when you think you've heard it all, something even stranger comes along. Want proof? No problem. Strange World, Case No. 1. Did you ever hear of a drive- through divorce window? Probably not. But there is one in this country. And it's not even in New York. Or California, which always seems to lead in that sort of thing. It's in -- of aH places-- Oregon. A lawyer up there came up with the idea a few years ago when he decided that America had the two most necessary ingredients: lots of simple divorce cases and a 'fast- paced society.' So he rented a former bank , building that had a drive-up window and he was in business. So far he says most people seem to be amused by the window. In fact, only one person has objected to the drive-through divorce idea. His mother. She wanted him to be a corporate lawyer. Strange World, Case No. 2. Everybody knows America is the land of the free and the home of the stupid lawsuit. But a Texas attorney may be about to break new ground. The attorney is thinking seriously -- if such a thing can be thought about seriously -- of suing the Dallas Cowboys for false advertising. As a Cowboy fan, he says they deceived him into thinking they were going to be a much-improved football team this year. Instead of improving, however, they have the worst record in the NFL. And no relief is in sight. David Burgess last Thursday in court on charges brought in connection with the inci- dent. But the court date was postponed to give authorities time to decide whether to change those charges to a criminal complaint. According to police reports, the man entered a home in Camden, Maine one night and was confronted by Jasper, a 70-pound German shor- thair terrier. The two began fighting, a~d Jasper's owner, who had been in an upstairs bedroom, called police. When they arrived, police found both the man and the dog a little worse for the wear. Both had suf- fered facial bites. The man reportedly required 30 stitches to close up the damage. Jasper was treated at a local animal hospital but did not require stitches. The police report did not indicate why the man had entered the house. But whatever he had in mind, he'll probably check for a dog before he tries it again. Strange World, Case No. 4 Remember the Beagles from about 20 years back? No, not the Beatles. * The Beagles. They were a bunch of dogs that somebody trained to bark out tunes to a couple of popular songs. They 67 Years Ago From the Perkins Journal, November 3, 1922. ,M.L. Lawrence has moved his family to Yale. *Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reynolds have moved to town, occupying the Rickett property in the west part of town. *A free demonstration of the worth of the new Maxwell ground coffee will be given at the Lawrence Grocery Saturday, November 4. A cup of the coffee with cakes will be sered to all. 42 Years Ago From the Perkins Journal, November 6, 1947. Last Saturday Perkins FFA chapter attended the Soil conserva- tion Contest at the Red Plains Ex- periment Station near Guthrie Perkins took seven of the first ten He will serve as a serving Perkins, and Ponce City churches. in Perkins this coming November 7. 20 Years From the Perkins November 6, 1969. . A change, of of Perldns' business is announced this wesk Smith, who has sold Parts and Farm Su Evans, local Champlin Smith established the two years ago. finalized October 28. *A pizza party was ! Saturday night by Pam I the homo of her parents, Mrs. George Moore. It sored by Mr. and Prichard and her parent& There were around 30 winners. They were'. Ist, Arthur and junior high school Knox; 4th, Bobby Chesney; 5th, boys who attended. Pop Wayne AHem 6th, J.D. BlackweH; was served. AH had a 7th, Buddy Brixey; 8th, Dermic time. Mann; and 10th, Millard Mote. *Mr. and Mrs. Earnest1 * A large group gathered at the celebrated their 40th Verlin Fulton home Saturday night niversary, Sunday, and were-entertainsd at a mas- Their two daughters querade party carrying out all the spent the day with the spirits of the Halloween season in ,A Hallowe'en party decorations, games and costumes. Friday evening in the Mr. Paul Cruse narrated the and Mrs. Bob Evans, story of the vampire, with realistic Perkins. effect that highlighted the evening. The Light refreshments were served at ing for apples and other the close of the evening to around games, after they were 5D guests, their Hallowe'en costume~ 30 Years Ago 10 Years From the Perkins JourKal, From the Perkins November 5, 1969. November 1, 1979. *Mr. and Mrs. Lorn Y0ungker *The plate glass received word last week, that their Perkins post That ought to be enough trouble for cut some records that got a lot of air one team, but unless the unhappy at- time. torney changes his mind, the Well, a man in England is trying to Cowboys will soon find themselves in top them-- with a sheep. court. The man and a friend have preduc- Strange World, Case No. 3 ed a dance version of Baa Baa Black son and wife,'Capt, and Mrs. Joe L. Youngker are the proud parents of a baby girl, borfi October 20. She weighed seven Ibs., three ounces. They have named her Sandra Gayl *Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lacy and Judy, Mr. and Mrs. Vert Herday, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Luster came weeks ago, on dill, the blow broke apparently came building. It has not been r at this time. Police vestigafing the incident. *The 28th Annual Students and Teachers You've been waiting for 'man bites Sheep, and a sheep -- her name is dog' ever since Mark Twain said it? Betsy -- is singing the lead. Well, here it is. Or is it, bleating the lead? A Maine man who allegedly bit a Anyway, copies of the single are in with well-filled baskets on Tues- will be held at the P-T G dog on the nose last July may face now on sale. criminal charges of animal crueRy. You reckon they're trying to pull day evening, October 27, to day evening, Nov. 3. prise Mrs. Mary Fulton on her bir- open at 6 p.m. and The man was supposed to appear the wool over our eyes? thday. The tables were decorated at 7 p.n _ .~itl~ILbouquets. The evening wes Shelby Wyatt, former spent visiting and watching TV. and superintendent . Rev. M alvin L. Axt, Stillw ater, and Judge Robert Heft ..is the~mw pastor for the Seventh dent, will be the honored Dear Chamber Members and/or all meetings on this subject. Day Adventist Churchof Perkins. year. Mayor: Sincerely ........ As a lifelong resident of western Patricia Richerds Oklahoma, and for all the residants R.R. 1 Box 102 and future generatioons of Buffalo, OK 73834 Oklahoma, I am writing to y~m with Dear Editor: you standing there an urgent plea for help to get the While observing the parade on soldier. You didn't have message to your townapeopel ira- Dear Editor. Old Settler's Day, I could not help you were giving the righ! mediately and have them to write Thank you, Wesley Anderson, for but notice the lack of respect for the But I don't feel as prou their representatives and senators telling it like it is today in the American Flag as it passed by the ed ta When I come dc to please come up with some legisia- Perkins Journal several weeks agol spectators, street, you just stand tl tion that will help ~op the growth I am keeping your letter you I n the past few months there has your hands in your pocke and hopefully discourage and~or stop wrote. Trouble is, I need a dozen been a great deal of discussion on get a smallglance but tbex the function of the hazardous waste copies of it to send to just the Big the burning of the flag. The people away. site at Lone Mountain owned by Heads that I know. seem to want the Constitution I see the children ru~ USPCI located 23 miles east of Folks seem to ,think all over amondecl or a new law passed that playing around and shout Mooreland, Okla. on Highway 15 America they don t need to work would make the burning of our don't seem to know who I and 412. for a living. They even try to hood- American Flag a crime one man take off his hat USPCI {United States Pollution wink it out of every old lady they Control Inc`) is a private business ~canfin~ And yet, as not 1, but 3, around. He didn't see ar~ American Flags led the parade with their hat off, soheq owned by an organization of I can t even hire anyone scarcely down our own main street, how his hat hack on. stockholders of Union Pacific. for love or money least they jip you many people stood up to pay Is it a sin to be Union Pacific recently purchased out of your money onlyl " respect to their American Flag, by anymore? Have you forgc an already eatabllshed smsil waste So Iguess I~ just pasteit inmy saluting or even had the courtesy I stand for and wbere I h disposal and is propo~'ng to expand scrapbook. Except my college to remove their hats. The following The trenches in France, it into one of the largest hazardous .~graduated granddaughter and my may refresh our memories. Anzio, Normandy, I hna waste disposal~ in the U.S. ihalf-educated grandson will never Remember Me Guadelcanal. Korea and This facility, on the Cimarron read it dter I'm doad. They run end Somepeople cell me ~)Id Glory' Take a look at the River which is a water supply for hide when they see me coming to others call me the Star Spangled sometime. Look at the towns and cities downstream, has leave them Christmas and birthday Bantler, but whatever they call me, those who never came back: filed for 3 permits: one for expan- ,presents. sion, one for discharge into the Our history books told us how I am your Flag, the Flag of the tionto keePunderthiSGod,,.republiCWhenflee, United States of America. Cimarron River and one for the thievery and stealing was in some Something has beea bothering me, Well, it won't be long disposal of PCBa of the old countries. It didn't take so I thought that I might talk it coming down your street It is irresponsible to operate a loug for our blessed America to pick over with you. hazardous waste disposal in such it up along with the national debt." I remember some time ago, peo- when you see me, stand close proximity to a vehicle such a~ My son is deed so I don't have pie lined up on both sides of the your the Cimarrou River which has the ~much chance at 87 years old. OCt. street to watch the parade and salute capacity to transport contamina- ~3th I will be 88 but I'm still glad naturally, I was always there, pro- know that you remember tion fsr downstream end ~y I worked for a living and still try. udly waving in the breeze. --Anonymous toward tbe source of drin]d~ water There is no use to cry-- that's tbe When your daddy saw me com- for substantial numbers of people Way it ia ing, he immediately removed" his N ame withheld by TbecitizeneofOk~havebeen - -s- Hazel Crautbere hat and placed it over his heart, author. dupedl Cuahimr remember? And you, I remember We need to demand our legl lators to put a moratorium on the USPCI facilty for a furtber study , of the environmental impact of this plant. Tests need to be made frequent. ly of peasib]e contamination of fish that swim upstream as well as downstream, of the fowl that fly for Solace Is A Lady miles that may be eaten by some unsuspecting family, of the By Edith Martin and wildlife. Plans need to be made for the consideration of the safety of the people from the danger d the trucks leaded with ha erdous waste Weep no more, my dearest one, So weep no more, my lady, weep no more, that are and will be going through Tomorrow's coming, today is done. We have in this life great faith and hope, our cities and towns md traveling Surcease is yours through tears, That allows us, dear lady, to bear and on our highways to dump their lead So weep no ors and through the years, And all of life is but vanity at the USPCI waste site. . Memories will be dim but sweet In our walk with humanity. If nine states all up and down the And life will fit a pattern neat. Our only recourse is trust in the Atlantic coast didn't want to dispose of a dty's household ga~So weep no more, my lady, As we go forth and live His word, bsge off of a barge, why should tim Believe in Christ and be ready Which is peecealde, gentle and pure, citizens of Oklahoma be subjected To meet that loved one in the far away Is kind, temperate and sur to take and live with other states' Which we all hope to do some future day. So weep no more, my lady, 'tls time to hazardous waste? It's appalling to say the least!! Weep no ore, this is a choice. Please get this message to your townspeople and ir~orm them of what's happening at Lone Moun- tain. Write to your representatives, M atore and governor and attend