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December 7, 1967     The Perkins Journal
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December 7, 1967

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City Fathers Repea.l Establishment Taxes long hashed-over problem Perkins was settled to the of those present night when the city repealed city taxation liquor, beer establishments. dominoe, billiard and coin recreation establish- and machines. the heels of the repeal ac- will follow a new ordinance the regulatory pew- of up to eight previous or concerning the opera- of such establishments. the discussion it was out by city attorney Win frey tIouston that there were eight ordinances regulating the recreational and beer or liquor businesses and equipment, the last six dated 1949, 1959, 1962, 1962, 1965 and 1966. The appeal was made on the basis that it was not fair to tax one form of business and not all businesses. Also, that these establishments also had to pay federal, state and county license fees in many instances. The city governing body was concerned about maintaining ordinances for local control of such business establishments. Councilman Hubert Gawf pro- posed a motion that was ap- proved by all councihnen, and went into the minutes as fol- lows: "License taxes in Ordin- ances No. 79, 83, 84, 89 and 93 be repealed, but regulatory pro visions re-enacted in a new ordinance." All regulations of the ordin- ances are still in effect , the city council was advised by the city attorney. It was pointed out that the only thing repealed was the fees involved in obtaining a license. Police Chief Ray Har- ral was advised to continue to police the business under present regulations until the council passes a new ordinance incor- porating the regulations of pre- sent ordinances. Spokesmen for the group thanked the city council for its consideration and pointed out they were pleased with the fair decision, and were sure that a new ordinance to regulate the businesses could be worked out that all can be proud of. Those visiting the meeting to discuss the matter with the city fathers were: Ken Smith, Fred Cruse, Pop Salyer, Garvin Cruse, Dale Newport, Dick Ou., pid and Bill McDaniel. Joe Bar., ta was present as a past coun- cilman to explain the ordinance passed during his administra- tion. In other business, councilmen approved claims for November and discussed the price of street name signs to be installed orL mainstreet entrances into the residential streets. No actiotl was taken on the street signs. City attorney Houston said[ that some progress was being made on obtaining 15 acres on the Fulwider property south of Perkins for a sewer lagoon Mte, "News and Views of The Cimarron Valley" VOL 76 NO. 1 PERKINS. PAYNE COUNTY. OKLAHOMA 74059 , THURS., DECEMBER 7, 1967 By Bob Evans good lo see the f,.)lks Perkins at Ihe announce- of Payne County&apos;s new the Swan Rubber Co. favorite Mayor Cecil Ir- recognized at the noon as was bank president Butler, and County Lee Kirk. here were lots of our friends, many whom not seen for some time. it was almost like old week to rub elbows with like Bob Farmer, Bill Criswell, Ger- Joe Human, Har- hn, Otis Cowley, Bob Buel Staten, Jim Head, Draper, Jim Bellatti, Phil Claude Bradshaw, Ward and lots of others. the other 200 peo- are the ones that make County click. We hope get together soon to make such announcement We .those kind of get-togethers! Kirk was joking that I Sure nuf going to be done when I wouldn't mother-in-law the free she didn't get because !Was late getting there when name was called at the Wasn't worried, and Lee too, that I've got a nice mother-in-law that more about not hurting people's feelings than she getting her own hurt. have welcomed ls to Perkins so warmly, thai anl everyone to know that ost sincerely appreciate it and wonder if we deserve fine treatment and kind Decker brought by the a box of Uncle Bill's can the oher day, just as a gc!ure to \\;.,elcorne :nd I to Perkins. l: i lgt-[: i thief..,!< l}i;, ihi: }t:t Perl<iu: or>, of lhe ;,-icnd- J!)V,'I]' [ ]V,\\;!0I'O. ]'h('F',.  i;" i}t, r :.-: A 5i i';in:'c[' 1il the first time m many a ON ]PAGE TWO) Editorial Only A Half-Mile At OSU There comes a time when even the status quo should be given an analytical look. We are referring to the athletic program at Okla- homa State University. OSU has a fair sports program, but that-is as far as it goes. In searching the situation, one can wonder about the absence of enthusiasm. Where has the color and excitement gone? Why can OSU get only a half mite out of victory, and competitive universities ride the lull mile and then some? The athletic program at OSU is dull, colorless and impotent: The alhletie department and its director at the Uni- versity should analysize their work and see where they are weak. In all fairness, the record is good down through the years . . . but not good enough for the state's largest university. An outstanding, energetic program could be a fine tapper to a long career. We hope a new, super-charged program can be in the making. BAND BOOSTERS TO MEET The regular meeting of the Perkins Band Boosters will be held Monday evening, December 11 at 7:30 in the band room. Miss Wall, band director, an- nounced there will be a short band concert. Mrs Don Mercer is president of the boosters. Tammy Johnson of Tryon vi- sited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Sadler Sunday even- ing. Flies To Mississippi Mrs. L. R. Wilhite flew to Jackson, Miss., November 15, to visit her sister, Mrs. Lucien Par- sons. She and Mrs. Parsons, the former Eloise Thomas, a na- tive of Perkins, returned to Per_ kins where Mrs. Parsons will spend the month of December with the Wilhite and Freed fam- ilies. School, Bond Election Date Set For MOnday,00'00 December 18th -." A legal publication is being printed in this week's Perkins Journal calling a school bond election Monday, December 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The $150,000 proposi- tion will be used to construct five classrooms, a library room and science room. The board of education is un- dertaking the building program due to a serious need for more classroom space. The new rooms will make it possible for some larger classes to be divided into smaller groups, as well as bring the school's library and science programs up to date. Supt. Cavett said the archi- tects are completing prelimin- ary plans that will be compati- ble with the present architec ture and with the use of covered ramps, tie the new building in with the other parts of the school. A definite decision has not been made as to where the new structure will be located on the school property, but the architects will be ready to ad- vise the board shortly. Phil Wilbur, a well known building supervisor at Okla- homa State University and now building supervisor for Still- water public schools, will work with the architectural firm to supervise the building in Perk- ins. Qualifications for voting in the school bond election on Dec- Hunt Treasure In Perkins Saturday Journal office. The program the choral group will present will include: White Christmas; Carol'of The Bells; Silver Bells; Torches; Winter Wonder Land and On The Mountainside. Members of the chorus are: Dave Holbrook, Evelyn Adkins, Karen Arthur, Dianna Cavett, Rita Coate, Renay Crabs, Mary Ann Etheridge, Sherian Grant, Midge Graves, Patty Gray, Linda Hall, Karen Harral, Ka- lhy Harral, Janelle Houston, Janice HunI, June Hunt, Monta Lyn Jaeobs, Laura Kastl. And. Linda Kelly, Sharon Kriel, Candy Lee, Linda Lock wood, Marilyn Mofat, Beatrice Murray, Merry Nelson. Brenda Prickett, Loi Heed, David Sharp, }:to5, Wail. lAnda Ward, Doris Watis. Vacia Watts, H. L. \\;V::,ttalI. Diane Wi:.ler ,Je:nne G!,ir. 'i'olo.5 (Jl'eog(r, Richartt 13yrd. Free Invio Planned plas a (!ra'<int for five iree hams, and a Christmas band concert by the Perkins band, will be on the agenda for Satur day, December 16. Santa To Arrive Santa will arrive in Perkins on Saturday, December 23, and in conjunction with the Lions Club, will have candy for all the youngsters of the area. There will also be a drawing for turkeys and hams at 3 p.m. that day. B and P Sponsors The Saturday Christmas pro- motions are being carried out by the Perkins Business and Professional club in conjunction with all merchants of Perkins. Last Week's Winners Those who won turkeys or hams last week are: Susie Nick- els, turkey; Vera Knapp, ham; Myrtle Courtright, turkey; Jim my Cundiit. ham; 2vI. E. Thom- as, tinkey: Arthur Brown, ham: I-;ir(he Brawdy. turkey; Verna Ci;w, l'iar?: Sherry I{ichardson, ttlt';(", : sa(l;/)/rlle John,;on. ham. 'Fho,<( rlot prese?t, but \\;vires(: n(ilYleS \\;veFe called weFe Sherilyn Smith, aody Rush and Gotdie Lacy, .t[ Those shopping in Perkins Saturday are invited to join the big treasure hunt beginning at 1:30 p.m. There will also be five free turkeys and a free choral concert on mainstreet. Tim Treasure Itunt gets un- derway at 1:30 p.m. when all area shoppers are urged to drop by the Journal office and pick up a numbered ticket. They then compare the numbers on the tickets with the numbers posted in the windows of local business establishments. If the numbers correspond, the ticket; holder receives the gift that particular merchant is giving a- way. Gilts totaling over $100 will be g\\;'en by merchants during the' trt.tKlll'- htlllt. Soi}]e nler- tilting, t4 plop. to give niore than one gill. llrawin'T At a:00 A* 3 !. t: dr,,vm for fi',e tur:ey: \\;,,'ii L,c hum in It,mr ,)f 'I!> ,!ot!i'<,ui (;ii.c. t't;l[owii?} ii.' d,:'vii ),';" Ca:'o! W:;!, ;)Fi,iliS \\;'0(? !1t,{ Jlt:::tFtl}Y!()[I{?I[ (iircct:r. vi}i p'cs,.::,l !:a,r chor::i group in concert in an area that will be roped off in front of the ember 18 are: The voter mu be an American citizen at lea 21 years old, and he must haw lived in Oklahoma six month Payne, Lincoln or Logan coun- ty two months, in the electiott precinct twetny days, and in th school disrict for at least twen. ty days. The voter DOES NOT have to be a taxpayer to vote. Tim election must can-y by a 6 percent majority. Present mill levy on the gym-. classroom election held fiv years ago is 12.07 mills per $1000 wfluation. The new bon(l election would add 7.00 mitlsl per 81000 valuation for a total of 19.07 mills. In four years, : the mills will drop to 12.51 per $1000 valuation, approximately where it is today. The bonds ar set up for a 10 year payoff. There would still be fiv Payne county school distriet : with larger sinking fund ta levies than Perkins. They ar as follows: Stillwater ........ 51.43 millS OakGrove ........ 49.15 mills Cushing _- 49.06 mill Hillside .......... 47.15 mill Glencoe .......... 43.50 mill PERKINS ........ - 42.20 mill Sunnyside 37.44 mill Harmony ........ 29.80 mil lll License Tags Go On Sale Monday (Yea, Aggies!) Bill Sassar, Perkins tag agen$ said that the doors on his tall :: agency will open Monday morn., ing, December 11, to begin the ; annual auto and truck licenl tag purchases. The local agency has beel moved from Sassars home to th building owner by the Lions Club, just south of the Lions : den. The tag agency was local- : ed there last year. Sassar sai : the office will be open from  :: fo 12 and 1 to 4. ;. : Quick Work Saves Barn and Hay #l[ Perkins firemen were able tO i', save a barn with hay Sund'a afternoon when a passer by Larry Hall, saw smoke coming from the Walt Peters place, leased by Jerry Sadler east o{ Perkins. Hall located Sadler at Riley' Cafe and they investigated : found burning grass threatening several out buildings. Sadler radioed the fire department oft " hi.': twe-way and when firemen, arrived, the:: were able to ex.. .... 1 .... that wa spread-. i': into the bzrn with hay, Firemvu v.'cr al)}e io replenish their x\\;:ter st))?l?!:,' by sing a portable pump in a nearby wate= trough. .......