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¶ ' 8-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, November 29, 2001 Images from the past... Photos of the Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Museum. Rabbit roundup, circa 1898. As the area was settled, area resulting in an overpopulation of rabbits which by Sue Sheets Journal Staff Writer 86 Years A ,o. Nov. 5. 1915 The high school will present the play "The Deacon" Decem- ber 17. It is a five-act, 2 1/2 hour presentation, satisfaction guar- anteed. Proceeds will go to buy equipment for the school phys- ics lab. 25 cents per. The columns of a newspaper are the publisher's stock in trade. If they are of value to a money making scheme they are worth paying for. The business sets a price on his goods, the lawyer and doctor places a price on their time and knowledge, the Historical Society and Perkins many of the predators were killed or left the damaged crops. Community Sale Day, since Mr. Hert says he no longer has time to look after it. Mr. Suthard of Perkins Shoe Shop started a second-hand store in conjunction, and it has grown so much that it was nec- essary for him to move out of the corner room near the Jour- nal office to a new location in the Stumbo building at the south corner of this block. Playing at the Lyric Theatre was Robert Young and Madge Evans in "Calm Yourself." The Civic Club is making heavy draw curtains for the community building stage that will be ready for the senior play. People and desks did not have to be moved in the FFA class room during the last rain. The new roof has been installed on the building• boards and stored them in the I Remember hay loft for years before giving to consider going to them to Mr. Baker. there. He 35 Years Ago. Nov. 24, 1966 by Charles Wall reaching the twelfth Artie Grimm and J.D. Ander- The University of Centralof education and said Oklahoma at Edmond has a difference between son went to Arnett over the good drama department. Their school senior and a weekend and returned with two instructors and students perform freshman was only' buck deer. in various plays produced both months. Bob Pyle, managing editor of by the school and community The play was good. The Journal, reports a new press is being installed, theater groups. One of their I had written 25 Years Ago. Nov. 11, 1976 specialties is Shakespearean my parents that I could plays, ride to Oklahoma City Johnny Payne and Dale New- This was also true in 1953. play instead of ret port have sold their interests in The first week of December of Perkins High School the Whistle Stop Convenience that year, their drama school bus. The store to Harlan Wells. Another business change is the sale of department staged the Poultry Show was in Don Boydstup shop to Paul Shakespearean play "Macbeth." the ZebraRoom Brewer. It was the custom for high of the Municipal school seniors to study literature Our agriculture 240 attended the P-T Alumni Banquet Saturday night, from England, so the U.C.O. Evans, had taken I5 Years A ,o, Aura 22.1986 drama department had a special boys in the school matinee on Friday and invited that afternoon. The From Bud England's column the senior English classes from a wooden rack with "Thumbing Through the Perkins several area high schools to over it, and the Scrapbook"...I recall one day attend the play, which was in the back. I caught a during the bottom of the depres- staged in their auditorium, met the group at the sion when Dad and I drove into Lore Nell Summers was ourThey were workin Lou Hagen's filling station and teacher, and she arranged for a (practicing) for the he had a special on for the day. schoolbus to takeus toEdmond, judging contest Lou said to Dad,"J.T. if you buy 1 think Paul Ramsey drove the place the next ten gallons, you get it for one bus, and he even went to the stayed at a hotel that ni dollar." Dad was thoughtful for play. We had some instruction Mr. Evans normally a moment then replied, "Sounds about the play for a few days emphasis on judging like a good deal, Lou, but I'll betbre we went. for cattle, swine, and have to hold it to two gallons Before the play started, one of he always got a group today." Lou poured in the two the university administrators to judge poultry. He gallons and said, "That'll be twenty-four cents, J.T." gave a welcoming address,a student learns to: He made a pitch for us seniors it will help him to be a' cattle judge. The poultry contest DAR starts project to purchase oral reasons and Mr. that. records for OHS library The weather was that Saturday in The Oklahoma State Society of the Daughters of the American 1953. Revolution has started a project to purchase the military records of The merchants in American soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War for addi- City had decorated their tion to the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library. for Christmas. The overall project includes 1,096 rolls of microfilm of the "Compiled Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers" plus a 58-roll general index, said Director Edward Connie Shoemaker the protection of a site of the Historical Society Research Library. All library records are antee funding, the open to the public, has been a powerful "About 350 rolls of the collection have been purchased so far," ing awareness and rail, said State DAR Regent Joann Winters. "We also have purchased a sources to save microfilm cabinet to house the collection at the Historical Society from every region of Library." try. A wide range of The State DAR received a "generous" $10,000 grant from the places can be nomint Kirkpatrick Family Fund of Oklahoma City for the project, Win- cluding ships, towns, ters said. There are about 2,750 members in 45 Oklahoma chap- Native American sites, ters. parks, sports arenas, laborer for his services, the 45 Years Ago. Nov.15. |956 "We offer DAR members the opportunity to purchase a roll, bridges - even entire • , , • ~ , , Ed I-I#t Oq filnt r f di il oduces and the, Arthur Holbrook took the edi- and it wdl be matched by the State DAR,' she said "Members of Many 11 most slte i o-G 6,:l i i C:W :7"fir i Ta,,e,--r, rmonsand tbe- tot to-die Masonic to the pubhc also have the same opportumty. When the project is t eela saved from threats theforn Wilt take, the i ths at newspaperman should receive a show the new furniture Elmer complete, die Historical Society Lthrary will be among the few by man, nature and the Municipal bath house for a fair price for column space. Baker crafted out of some old libraries to house this American Revolutionary War soldiers' col- Antietam National few weeks. Warren and Thurman Speer black walnut logs that Arthur lection. Others include the National Archives, the Genealogy Li- Park in Maryland Ripley citizens are clamoring and Gilbert Jennings went to an[l his brother, Walker planted brary of Utah and libraries in Virginia and Indiana." four consecutive years for natural gas fuel. They should near Stroud to gather pecans, after the 1892 tornado wiped out The Service Records of Revolutionary Solders will be added to of the threat from have it judging by the price of 66 Years A ,o. Dec. 12. 1935 trees on Wild Horse Creek. They related information in the "Revolutionary War Pension Records," sprawl. Local, coal at $8 per ton and wood at L.O. Shannon is taking over cut one of the black walnuts which were purchased previously by the State DAR for the His- preservationists $5 per cord, while gas sells for the management of the Perkins down in 1938, milled it into torical Society Library, she said. the park. In Montana, thei "The new microfilm collection contains soldiers records, which & Clark campsite were compiled when the men were young," she said, "and they Rest, endangered by often included detailed descriptions such as the colors of eyes and ing development; height. The pension records generally were compiled later when its 1999 listing helped "My daughter wants me the men were older, and not all of the soldiers took their pensions, nearly $100,000 "So the two collections will be extremely valuable to people a buyer. The oldest to have the very best care, who are researching the records of ancestors or others who fought McDonald's, in Downe but she knows I still need in the Revolutionary War." was listed in 1994 All of the 45 DAR chapters in Oklahoma are being asked to McDonald's planned to my independence." assist in the project, she said. The Historical Society Library is ish it. 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