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November 21, 1957     The Perkins Journal
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5e Copy An Item The OniyNewspaper In The State That Can Benefit-Perkins and community THE PERKINS JOURNAL More By Boo Evns IV I I f PERKINS. PAYNE coUNTY'. OKLAHOMA. | i 'Frida.v- Saturday The Senior class of the Per- Perkins firemen who went through the 16 week fire fight- ing course last winter received their diplomas Thursday. They wil be framed and placed on the wall in the city hall to show Perkins residents that they not only have a wall equiped fire department, but a well trained one also. We have mentioned the re- mark by one person in Perkins who stated he would rather let his house burn down than call the firemen to mess it up. Well, 'tis no longer so. Perhaps two years ago, yes. But starting with the action of the town board headed by E M Lawrence two years ago, a new truck was purchased to go with the 1952 pumper, and several hundred feet of new hose was bought to supplement that on hand. The fire department was reorganized with two apable men sharing the work as fire- chief. The firemen began meet- ing and practicing each Thurs- day evening, except in the sum- mer. A year ago firemen were, dili- gent in their practice and meet- ings, but did not know for sure what they were png was correct, so they voted to bel trained by the 'West Point" of fire fighting schools. Oklahoma: State University. The Perkins men were the first to take this course sponsored by Civil Defen- se, Insurance Companies and OSU. Now, with a recent order of new equipment, such as new type fire extinguip, push tmtton three-way nozzles, new hose/cleanup equipmen and ot- her necessary equipment, the Perkins department can be rat- ed with any fire department in a town twice to three times the size of Perkins. xxx The combined Thanksgiving services will be held at the Com- munity building Sunday evening with ministers from the various churches around Perkins par- ticipating. They hope to make it an annual meeting so lend your support and attend that evening. xxx It will be time to "get the mainstreet Christmas lights up again, and no doubt many Per- l kins highschool will present a , play "The Form.Divine" Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pro. in the community building, according to Richard Wells, pub 1;city and kticket manager for the class production. The play centers around a sensative mother who falls vic- tim to her criticizing teenage daughter and spends $280 on a beauty course that brings the fur flying from the father's cor- ner of the household. The plot includes the reactions of the bdauty Course instructor, t'e daughters boy friends, the moth- ers friends and the maid. The seniors are adding to the enjoyment of those attending this year's play by having a drawing for four cakes each nits of the play, with the ticket sub good for one chance. Also, tickets will be on sale lot a chance on a turkey to'be given away the last night of the per- formance. The concession stand will also be open for intermission re/freshments. The play is under the direct- ion of Mrs John Summers and includes the folowing senior ta- lent: Winona Ball, Sherman Har- ris. Marie Darby, Bob Fagan. Connie Wells, Judy Freidemann, Virlinia Reynolds, Mary Honey- man. Karen Griffen, Rosella Matheson, Billy Ingrain, lxilyn Youngker, Linda Baker: Phyllis Houston, Trudie Troxell. Lewis Gray. Prompters are ,Phyllis Houston and Dorothy Graves. Combined Drive Reaehes AcCording to Galen Holsinger treasurer of the Perkins Com- bined drive, the total now stands at $1,000 for the five organiza- tions that participated In this year's drive. Last week the sum reported was $945 and a few more donat- ions have come in to bring it up to the $1,000 figure, $667 short of the goal of $1,667. If you have not had an op- portunity to donate, or if you do nob live in Perkins and would like to give thru the Perkins drive mail or call donations to Mrs J. A. McLauchlin. campaign chairman, or Galen Holsinger at the Payne County Bank. klns merchants already have Fire Run Friday their Christmas merchandise on i hand or on display. The week[ The Perkins fire department after Thanksgiving usually kicks answered a rural alarm Frida? of the largest shopping afternoon 5 miles south:hdr:a % off one seasons known to the American miles east of Perkins  public, bntane truck was burning. It x x T was reported that the cab and motor was badly damaged be- fnre the fire could be extinguish- ed. Members of the church are ask ing that if anyone knows the whereabouts of the bell, to please let them know. xxx Mr. Cowley reported a fine group out for the County 4H Demonstrations here Saturday. Many people are not aware of the fine prograr the 4H organ- ization has. However, JuSt ask the thousands that were once or are now members of 4Hand you can find out juat-hcr [mpor- mt it is. True some branch off to FFA or FI-r/k, hut it has been up to the 4H organizat[0n t o be- gn the interests in the agricul- ture and homemaking progams. We would he glad to bring ,u more news olL 4H activities, : it is impossible for u, to r each club meeting and so#' forth in the community, so we • .t rely n.n the club  reporters and correspondents for this inr formation. ' , We hope the 4H Clubs .Id[l do fhis, as it would not only help make the activfles better known to the general public, but Would a rpember i Thursday. November 21. 1957 No 9 I Only Two Days Left To Register For Vol. 68 Grady Gardner is now operator of the station across from the Bank, and it is reported that he will have an openilag soon. In the meantime, he is open for bus iness until then. xxx Have you heard of the ser- vice station owner who ran out of gas on the way home from Holbrook work. Ask Florence and she can tell you how em- harassing It 18. Thats as bad as the one about who is the poorest advertiser in any community  your news- paper, of course. We wouldXHk: to zremlnd our advertise, €orrespondents and readers that the Journal will go to pre.m one day early this coming week so that we might enjoy Thanlgvlng and the readers will get tr piers before the weekendb x  It What started out tO be. pratical tri "on Hallowe'e has turned into a predicament whereby the Christian church Is now without 'a "bell. Someone carted the large bell that was sitting near the church to he north side _af town. When the men of 1 a day-or aO later, it Perkins and rural churches 0p,0n! w December00=00ovoo O'serviCein SundaYthe Communitynight at 3rd Election On County " Buildin in Perkins. The high school glee club will Accordivg to Chilton Swank, furnish the music, and the ear- County Election Board head, ious ministers will participate those who did not vote in the with the Rev. Earl Gibbs de- November elections a year-ago Iivering the sermon, must reregister to vote in the Beginning at 7:00 p.m. before coming County Option question the services, the Methodist December 3rd. church chimes will ring out with special Thanksgiving music for This information was received the community.  late at the ,lournal Office. so Everyone is invited and urg- Perkins area residents who are not aware of this have today ed to attend. (Thursday) and Noxrember .22, Friday, to get this matter taken care of. \\; 105 4H Teams Here Saturday Over 100 team demonstrations were given by 4H members from over' the county when they met in Perkins Saturday for the an- nual demonstrations day, ac- cording to O E Cowley, 4H leader in Perkhts. The boys and girls represent- ed four classes of demonstrat- ions  the junior girls, Junior boys. senior girls and senior boys with 15 minutes being allowed for each demonstration. A team consists of two members. The top ten senior girls and 10 senior boys get to go to the Staate Roundup In the sptn to conipete for ate honore Clara Harshman from the Elm Grove *club and a Perkins Junior was in the tqp ten. The Perkins club had 14 jun- ior girls and 4 juhior boys en- tered, and some did not come due to illness. Mr. and Mrs George Jv.b;, ere on hand throughottt f tie day helping the events go off as scheduled. Mrs. Jacobs as- sists with the two 4H clubs lo- cally as girls leader, and Mr. Jaeobs represented the Lions club. Nine Lions Clubs Here Sunday Thirty Lions from over sev- eral counties attended the re- gional and zone meeting held at the Perkins Lions den Sunday afternoon. Towns represented were Per- kins, Cushing, Stillwater, Guth rie, Chandler, Kingfisher, Cres- cent. Marshall, and Stroud. Following the regional meet- ing, presided over by Charles A. O'Neil. president of the Sight Conservation committee of the Lions  qub and president of the Perry Lions club, and Galen .Holsinger, Deputy District Gov- ernor, the groups went into a zone meeting, a meeting that is held each three months. Mr. O Nell explained the Lions sponsored Eye Bank program wlich will get underway over the state December 2 with a statewide telecast from Okla- homa City. Each Lions club in the state is helping sponsor the plan that will enable from 300 to 500 blind people in Oklahoma to see. Mr. and Mrs. Charlm Fulton The Journal regrets that this Michael Greiner Rites Are Today o Rosary was said at the  Strode funeral home in Sflllwater Wed- nesday, and Requiem mass will be at 9 a m today(Thursday) in St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic church, with the Rev. Joseph Dillon and the Rev. Ber- nard Loftus, celebrant, for Mi- chael Greiner, 7 years old. who died at his home north of Per- kins Tuesday. Son of Mr and Mrs Austin Greiner, Michael Austin Greiner, ' '"Mike was born November 23, 1949 at Enid. He lived tn Sill- water until 1951 when his par- ents moved to a farm 'north of Perkin He is survived by his par- ents, two brothers, James, of Assumption Seminary, San An- tonio, Texas, and Walter of Xthe home, his maternal grandfather and other relatives, The family h. requeed tha' memorials be in the form of donations to the Oklahoma Med- ical Research Foundation. Will Serve at Turkey Shoot The Perkins R6undup club ladies will serve at the Turkey shoot which is being sponsored by the Roundup club Sunday at the Rodeo arena west of town. ! The serving committee ,for next time is Margie Jarvis and Geraldine Courtright. New Health Nurse Perkins has a new public health nurse, Maryann Johnson working Perkins and vicinity. She will be here each Thurs day. Anyone wanting information should contact her at the school each Thursday between the hours of 9 and 12 a.m. MI Club Meets The Mutual Improvement club met in the home of Mrs. Date Holbook, Nov. 12. For the program Mrs. James Rent-' frow reveiwed the book en- titled "The Story of Art" writt- en by E. H. Gombrich. She gave a complete and interesting account of art from its very be- ginning thru the Spanish-EgyPt. tian and Greek eras. To the cu- liest and abstract art of today; The next meeting will be held November 21 in the Lions Den at 7:30. The husbands of the information was not published in last week's paper in keep- ing with the objective of a com- munity paper to furnish import- ant announcements and news tea community. However, this notice. was either lost in the mail or misplaced in our office. Governor Raymond Gary last week issued a proclamation call- ing a special statewide election for Tuesday, December 3rd. to vote on a constitutional amend- ment to provide county option on beer. It will be the first time the beer question has been votea, on since 1933 when voters aproved saJe of beer by a lopsided maj- ority of 224,598 to 129.582. Perkins area residents can de- cide the issue by making sure they are registered or have re- registered if they did not vote in the last election a year ago this month. There will be no oportunity to register the day of the electiowDecember 3rd. Magazine Drive Is Over The Perkins Bands annual magazine sale is now over, ac- cording to director Jim ThQmp- son, who praised the Perkins and area people for the fine sup- port during the drive. Band members sold $658 in magazine subscriptions and net- ted $233 towards the purchase of new uniforms, which they are purchasing a Iew at a'time in- stead of a large order at Once which would amount to several thousand dollars. Thompson pointed out that it would probably be at least six to nine weeks before the subs- criptions could be processed and the first copy of the selected publications reach the subscrib- er. The director also pointed out .Jat, this  a aaud drlV l Perkins, and in case the magaz, ine subscribed to should send a renewal offer, that it would be apreciated if they would dis- regard this and resubscribe through the band next year. Tie Davenport 7- Friday Friday night Coach Ditz Mc- [lvain's Perkins Demons trav- eled to Davenport to share hon. ors with the host team in a 7-7 tie game. The two teams tied in the last half after Perkins lead 7-0 through the first half. Perkins now has a 3-4-1 re- cord, and met GuthHtZ-'Xtver Wednesday evening after the Journal went to press for this week. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Chesney visited with her mother in King- fisher over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Phil. Hughes, Susie and Phillip, were Sunday "dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Turnham and daughters Visitors in the Roy Fagan home included Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reynolds and Mr and Mrs. Den- nis Fagan. Dennis Fagan of Big Lake,. Texas, has been called for active duty, leaving home to be there. December 11, 1957. Mrland Mrs O. W. Smith and watson visited Mr and Mrs Wallace Smith and Linda bf Lions See Senior Play Skits Perkins Lions were honored with a prevue skit of the sched- uled Friday and Saturday even- ing senior play "The Form Di- vine". Thirty-five Lions were present for Monday's meeting where the forthcoming Eye Bank program was discussed as well as a pro ject to pay for the Perkins part in the  statewide program. Lion George Jacob reported on the proposed library for Per- kins and community, and plans are still being made to get the library started. The menu for the evenilg consisted of ham, sweet potatoes aple sauce, green beans and cake. Following the regular meeting the economic development corn° mittee of the Lions club met. Wilt Present P ultra in Recital " " Pianq pupils of Miss Connie Wells and Mrs. Fred Kolock will be presented in recital at te Perkins Baptist church Tues- day evening, November 26, at 8:00 p.m. The pblic ahd friends of the teachers are pupils are invlted. Pot Luck Supper '" The American Legion and Aux iliary are having Thanksgiv- ing Pot Luck supper the next meeting night November 26, t 6:30 in the Lions Den. All mem- bers and their families are urged to attend. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thompson and Wilburn Recer returned home this week from their hnt ing trip in New Mexico. They visited Gene's brother, also Mr. and Mrs. Alma Stalcup in Ruido, so. On their return trip they picked up Mrs. Recer in Me- Kinney, Texas, where she has been visiting her 92 year-old un- cle and family and an 89 year- old sister, who is in the hospital there. She also visited a brother and wife in Quitman, Texas, ---2------ Celebrates Birthday Mr. M E Jackson celebrated his 84 birthday Sunday at hl home. There was a basket din- ner at noon. of Midland. Texas, flew to Ok- Sayre Sunday. Those enjoying the occasion were Mr and Mrs Gus airls lahoma CitY Saturday and at- members will be guests with Mr. and Mrs Bill Carlile of and family of Midland, Tex.,Mr. tended the game at Norman. everyone coming dressed as h o- Monahans, Texas, spent the and Mrs Joe Barta and Sunday they visited his Slate]; boa. , ' weekend with his mother. Mrs. of Tulsa; Mrs. Madean Mrs. Alveta Carlile and his moth  ' er, Mrs. Nora Fulton and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs Dave Applegate Alveta Carlile' and were dinner and sons of Tulsa; Mr=. guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Barton and daughters of Moore: E. D. Math'eson of Tulsa. They of CovinG, Cif, spent the week erlin Fulton. They also visited[ James Barton of Emonct State returned "to Midland, Sunday end with Mr and Mrs W D We- in ushing and Yale returning] Tea.ca'aers College; Mrs, ?.dia oenoon ch. Also visiting Sunday were ern°°ntO 1 ='"" " ' . ,. " Mr and Mrs NOlen Welch, Mr Monday aft Monahans. Caton of Oklahoma CRy; Mr. Oueat this week of Maude and 1s Bill Welch of Guth* Mr. W. O. Swart, Mr. Rlncy I ROYMr andJaCks°nMrs. OfHomerOklahoma ;tY;jo bf Markee were Mrs. Sue Fe rle and Mr and Mrs Robert Swart and Terry of, Pawnee Shawnee, sister of Mr. Jackson€ man, Johnnie and Susan.' Th Y ...... of -nd S-tin= for Fort Scott  ottman  :a p =. visited in the Frank Darby home Mrs. Rlta Buckner of Babies- left Tuesday •  ' J r " -- •  , and other relatives recently,, ville: Mr. and Mrs, Ulys West Kansa& ' [ Mr; ad Mrs.ILswIs Houston Mrs. Velda Ewing attended the[an d sons of Guthrle; Mr. and ! and-M Marten J!w lsl of Yukon. entertained :the follow luncheon and program of the Mrs. Stuart Wegelye of StY" _ r._.- ,,:--t_, lativ In [Ing" guests on, Sunday; Mr. and St. Cecelia club at Stillwate water; Mrs. Clifton Cottman'of and cmlaren vim act re tl:Mrs. Lee Price. Mary and Leon Thursday. [ Sflllwater; Buster Jackson of Stillwater Sundty, They vi 1 of OklahOma City, Mr. and Mrs. I • night t Stillwater and Mr, and Mrs. Har- Blanche Ham, Mr. a ll lVI J,, Glen H0ust0n ' fatality • Mrs. Carol Che=ney Grayed air' vey Brixey Cavil family, mY Ham and faml  '" Don Mercer, Glenda si1, Debby, with Winona Ball Saturday ni- Mr. Jackson reeelved Billy Ham and faro- Mr=. ght. useful gifts. t