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PERKINS JOURNAL ' Tom Berry ' ToM BERRY SAYS PERKINS (OKLA.) JOURNAL THURS., DECEMBER 7, 1967  "'@ en my dog out of the DITORIAL PAGE . .. becanse if i had let for three days longer she have gone crazy. The way our officials been trying to get rid of BETTER'N A BRIDGE OVER k By GERALD ANDREWS - bfimme.! Advker ] unism is about like the Joe Jones tried to get I THE CIMARRON Chk That Check -- Before Ihave seen that the signature was You Sign It ]what counted. Butgadgetsthrive I've just finished reading the[ on fures -- oeeasioxmUy with sad story of Sam and Joe. Let'sIthe result experienced by Sara stick to their first names. It's hi and Joe. Stillwater civic leaders were bubbling over with enthusiasm when the announcement was made Thurs- day that the Swan Rubber Hose Company would estab- lish a $7 million dollar plant in Stillwater that will em- ploy over 350 people. And they should be proud because the Stillwater group did a lot of active, hard nose grind- ins work to get the countless details taken care of to capture this prize plum. Sharing with them this delightful message were business and civic leaders from the several towns sur- rounding Stillwater. It was evident that they, too, eaught the impact of what a plant like Swam Rubber can do for not only Stillwater, but the countryside around! Swan Rubber will be a big boom for Perkins if Perkins leaders want to get in gear and prepare for it. There will be many of the new families that will es- tablish homes in this area because of Swan Rubber, that would rather live in a smaller town and have their children in smaller schools. Folks from Glencoe, Tryon, Ripley and Yale realize this, too, so there is not going to be a big rush to Perkins to stake a claim in this rural town. Competition is going to be keen. Perkins needs to begin right now on new homes on big lots that can be had with a modest down payment and a livable monthly payment. They need a new sohool plant and up to date curriculum that will be appealing and competitive. There needs to be a good recreation area and program complete with lighted ball diamonds, tennis courts and swimming pool.. Mixed in with the cultural opportunities in Stillwater, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, there needs to be an adequate public library system in Perkins. Not since the 1890's when Perkins' merchants own- ed the only bridge across the Cimarron river into the new country, has this town been in a better position to go and grow. The interest shown by Perkins civic leaders now will be felt for years to come. RLE It's a cautionary tale for any story from the Southwest, and I wouldn't want to rile the pair by going into too much detail. Anyway, here's the story. Sam and Joe were such good friends that Sam said okay" without thinking about it when Joe asked to borrow a bank check. Seemed natural enough. They've used the same bank for years, and with Joe's aignature on the cheek, what could go wrong? Welt, what went wrong was this. Sam's next bank statement showed that his account was depleated by exactly the amount Joe had withdrawn. How come? The answer is -- automation. The bank recently installed a sorting machine to handle thousands of checks. When Joe's check turned up, the machine spotted Sam's code number, and recorded it as a withdrawal from Sam's account Sam hit the ceiling, Joe couldn't explain, and it took a bit of in- vestigating at the bank before the truth came out. That's one of the hazards of progress. A mere human could one with a checking account- If you loan a check, even drawing a heavy line through your code number may not beenough. The machine may "look" right through the line, and recorfl the number anyhow. Coded checks stamped ith your name carry another hazard with them. Forgers thrive on such document. All a member of this fraternity needs is a dutch of your checks, and he can subsidize a eroeeountry spree by signing your nameand his amount on one after another. Then enere's theblank check-- one that bears your signature and nothing else. This is a dangerous thing to leave lng around because a second party can fill in the blanks, and then present the check at the bank without fear. After all, the signa, tare is authentic, not forged. The precautions are mainly a matter of common sense, but it might be just as well to ask about them at your bank. There's peace of mind in knowing who's cashing your checks, and for how much. From The Journal Files DECEMBER 1952 Mrs. Edward Scott, viee-presi- ]Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan, dent; and Mrs. Harry Clarke, /.ormerly of Goodnight communi- ty, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary December 7. Delores Overholt and Earl art appeared as guests of Syb- tl Johnson on her television show "The Cook Book". They represented the Home Ec De- laartment. Delores demonstrated how to make pictures, lamp shades, etc. Earl demonstrated the apron and pot holder he was making in boy's homemaking class. Karoline Riley entertained the Young Women's Auxiliary. Officers of the club were Karo- line, president; Mary Kay Thomp aon. vice_president; Maudte Phillips, secretary; Norma Sue Smith, social chairman; Bonita Gardner, program chairman; and Pat Hart. publicity. Miss Leta Sue Westfall and Z}onna McGee appeared on a musical program in Stillwater. Teacher from Perkins attending was Mrs. Dawson Brown. The engagement and approach trig marriage of Karoline Riley to Jimmie Dunn, was announc- ed. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Sadler armou/me the birth of a daugh- ter, Vicky on December 2. DECEMBER 1953 The Band Mothers served their annual birthday dinner. Mrs. Verlin Nelson is president; f secretary-treasurer. Local FFA boys were heard over KSPI  Charles Wall Sid Tomlinson, DeWayne Moser, Charles Fulton, Phik Tomlinson, Robert Branch, Jerry Sad]er and Tommy Btackwell. Ted B. Westfall son of Grover WestfalI, Perkins, was elected president of Grace Line, Inc., New York shipping firm. DECEMBER 1954 Ninety four year old Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton was inter- viewed by students over KSPI. Verlin Fulton was elected president of the Roundup Club; John Cruse vice-president; Mary Coe, secretary; Carl Jarvis, lreasurer; Jerry Coe, parade marshall and general manager; Dale Jarvis, arena director; Jes Youngker, Marion Jarvis and Garvin Cruse, board of direc- tors; Mary Coe, queen: Birdie Rush, queen in waiting; Dwayne Luster, announcer; Lee Kirk. as- sistant annoucer; Mary Fulton. reporter: Elsie MaR Grant and Evelyn Cruse, pop managers. Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gardner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bonita, to LeRoy War- ten. A bridal shower was held for Carolyn Taylor in the Methodist Church. Miss Taylor and Edwin Darby were to be married Dec ember 22. i ii i 00[rom HISTORY'S SCRAPBOOK |" DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEAR$ | The American F00eraUon d Ubo00 8, 1886. Japanese bombers hit Wake lsm.u, uecemm: .... British warships "Prince of Wal; and =ul" were sunk by ffapanese fozees, I.ember 9, 194 ......... -I n-,- The Spanish-Amerman war IIaee .n'W was ..u,  eember 10, 1898. Puerto deo became a rao,, Decem. v, 1898. . " 1937. C, ermiY-'nl  aecmr, xvmr:+on  -- 18, 1621. The German ba989mhip Grin +IN wa,. ,.- ,- .Charleston, & C. was evacuaum oy me ' +lrl Geeq;e,  l'k 1"/99. : THE WEEK'S LETTE "I'm a little young to have such a problem and I'd rather not give my age. I have to sneak out to see this person I am in love with, because my parents don't approve of him for some unknown reason. I'm engaged to him and I know the marriage will go through for we love each other d e a r l y. After we're mar- ried, we probably won't visit my parents too often, for I'd feel as unwelcome as be would. I can't quit him. What should I do?" OUR REPLY.- Yourealize that you are a "little young  to have such a problem. If you realize this, you are probably too young to get married. And, \\; .,,.. what are the other factors? How old is the boy you are engaged to? Or, is he a man? If he is young, he is almost surely not prepared to take on theresponai- bflities of a family. If he is con- siderably older than you are, your marriage, if it takes place, Will probably be handicapped by the faetyou do not have many mutual interests. Think the situation out, dearly. Do your parents object because you are too young? And, because he is too young? Or, because he is too old for you? cl+lcuss, or on atmmrvaln to moke, acklreel your leflr to FOR Ar) ABOUT TEENtGERS, COtWAMJNII AND SUBUlUlAN PRESS SEllVlCE FANORT, /, 4 SHOP EARLY | . _ , . of hounds to run off had been killing his hounds started running all night. When it got he found out those crazY were chasing each other. The way for a fellow to the top is to push th.e up ahead of him. Then, l to the top, the fellow he will help him stay We had a very ation over here the When it was over, the kept yelling and of the hospital gang see what was wrong After a thorough they discovered the removed the first dollar made. Uncle Sam is looking the world for buddies Since he can't seem to body bigger or better 2-time him, I would that Payne County pal. YOURS TOM ?1 THE OLD TII From Mary Chicago, nlinois: our neighbor basket maker. I-Ie his trade well and a lucrative business, a wife and six children- plemented his inco chicken dening for having fruit, similar crops. In the go up the river boat and cut the river islands. be loaded high when he Mississippi. His playmate, said she top of the cargo as slowly down the river. The basket the willows in a loosen the bark. would then sit in a strip the bark with from a willow bark was pliable willow ready for basket children were (8e, I believe) stripped. Mr, L, made hampers, and roc He was a good in later years of the chairs with inserts. His wife also pair chair seats bY them of rattan." (Send contr,Kom to Ikk Tu',mr.  639 Guests for dinner ing day of Mr. and Luster were Mr. and Blumer, Mr. and Applegate of Sand Mr and Mrs. ]2 and children of perrY" Mrs. Earl Kidd day wih her Holt of Carney. TheY her at the annual Church Christmas Registrar/on Are Open Mrs. W. A. Bower election board that registration open, but always before an election, gain. :five days ing time on dates is 5 p.m. Mrs. Bower said dent may register if in the state 6 months and A voter must be'g1 Mrs. Boweffs E. French Street,.