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History THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 6, 2012. A5 Moments in time On Dec. 13, 1621, under the care of Robert Cushman, the first American furs to be exported from the continent leave for England aboard the Fortune. During the crossing, the Fortune was captured by the French, and its valuable cargo of furs was taken. Cushman was detained on the Ile d'Dieu before being returned to England. out into a freezing sleet to survey business affairs on his estate. He returned home late for a dinner engage- ment and refused to take the time to change out of his wet clothes. The next day, Washington developed a severe respiratory infection and died the following day. His last words were "'Tis well." On Dec. 14, 1799, George OnDec. 16, 1811, the great- Washington, the first U.S. est series of earthquakes in president, dies at age 67. U.S. history begins in the Two days earlier, he rode Mississippi River Valley TOOLS OF THE TERRITORY Wrenches As meehamea! devices  fixtures proliferated during the Territorial era, there was a corresponding need for wrenches to install, adjust and repair them. Inventors responded to this need with a wide variety of wrench designs. The reader can probably recognize those designs which ultimately proved successful. Engineers' Wrenches: Adjustable Wrenches: Pipe Wrenches: Alligator Wrenches: Combination Wrenches: Implement Wrenches: The Farm Museum at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza is well supplied with engineers' wrenches, but could use examples of the other wrenches illustrated above. If you can help in this matter or if you need further information, please call Bob or Norma Constien at 405 547-5057. near New Madrid, Mo., when a quake of an esti- mated 8.6 magnitude slams the region. The earthquake raised and lowered parts of the Mississippi Valley by as much as 15 feet and changed the course of the Mississippi River. On Dec. 10, 1915, the one-milli0nth Ford car rolls off the assembly line at the River Rouge plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford sold more than 15 million Model Ts in all; they initiallycost $850 (about $20,000 in today's dollars). On Dec. 11, 1946, the United Nations votes to establish the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to provide relief and support to children. Only two coun- tries have failed to ratify the treaty -- Somalia and the United States. On Dec. 15, 1973, Sandy Hawley becomes the first jockey to win 500 races in a single year. Hawley achieved his historic win aboard Charlie Jr., in the third race at Maryland's Laurel Park race track. On Dec. 12, 1989, hotel magnate Leona Helmsley receives a four-year prison sentence, 750 hours of com- munity service and a $7.1 million tax fraud fine in New York. Helmsley became the object of loathing and disgust when she quipped that "only the little people pay taxes." (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. CLINIC Dentures - ParLlals - Relines - Repairs 321 N. Main in Perkins Call (405) 612-7304 for appointment Chocolate can be toxic f3r your pets By Trisha Gedon Most everyone enjoys a sweet treat of chocolate every now and then. Even pets like to have a treat, too. However, chocolate should be avoided as a pet treat because it can be toxic to animals. With the holiday season in full swing, pet owners may have more chocolate in the house for baking Christmas cookies and candies. Pet owners need to be aware of the danger chocolate can pose for their furry friends, said Dr. Carolynn MacA1- lister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian. "Pets enjoy sweet treats just like their owners do, but it's important to give them a treat intended for dogs instead," MacAllis- ter said. "If you want to treat your pet, give them their own treat they'll enjoy just as much as you enjoy your choco- late. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is a toxic compound for animals. Animals are much more sensitive to this compound than humans." Milk chocolate contains about 44 milligrams per ounce and dark choco- late, such as dark baking chocolate, contains 450 milligrams per ounce. For a medium-sized dog of 25 pounds, it may take up to 20 ounces of milk chocolate to cause the animal problems, but it takes just a couple of ounces of dark choco- late to put the animal in jeopardy. Chocolate toxicity in pets is dose dependent. The smaller the pet, the smaller the dose of chocolate they can consume before it is a lethal dose. The larger the pet, the more chocolate it would take to constitute a lethal amount. Some clinical signs pet owners should be aware of in the event their pet manages to consume a large amount of choco- late include vomiting and diarrhea. "If you suspect your dog has consumed chocolate you should contact your veterinar- ian," MacAllister said. "If seen early, your vet- erinarian can give your pet medication to hope- fully decrease absorption of the chocolate and to minimize effects of chocolate." Pet owners who live quite a distance from their veterinarian may want to call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 1-888-426-4435. The ASPCA's Poison Con- trol Hotline can give pet owners information on whether an item is toxic, symptoms of toxicity in pets, how to treat the pet at home and more. "Pets can easily con- sume enough chocolate ,1 to kill them, which creates an emergency, situation," she said. "If your pet has consumed chocolate or any toxic substance, if possible note the amount and type ingested and contact your veterinarian imme- ' q diately. The quicker your , pet is treated, the better chance the pet has for survival." V ,' q)OOo = i Gift cards from Perkins Drug make a perfect gift for anyone on your list. t Especially those hard to buy for someones. (PERKINS DRUG r I 4 r '"