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Perkins, Oklahoma
December 14, 1967     The Perkins Journal
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December 14, 1967

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150,000 School Bond Set For Monday school district patrons to the polls Monday December 18, from in the school cafeter- ballots on a $150,000 that will provide rooms to ease conditions at Per- in the proposed program will be four a kindergarten room, room and science room. Harry Cavett said the education decided to election when it was the present facili- ties were just not adequate to handle the increased enrollment and present a proper science and library program that is necessary in a progressive school. It is impossible to break up the larger classes because there is no classroom space. Presently some classes have over 40 students. Kindergarten and one sixth grade is housed in a frame building that has not been used for some time. Included in the new structure. will be restrooms, and although definite plans have not been completed, it is thought the ad- dition will be made on the east side of the elementary building and be connected by a roofed ramp to&apos; the present buildings. The bonds will pay out in 10 years and add 12.07 mills to the present 7.00 mills per $1000 valuation now being used to pay off the gym and classroom bond voted six years ago. The pr e - sent bond has four more years to run, and the 17.07 mill levy would decrease each year. pay- ing out in 1977-78. The valuation of Perkins school district is $2,342,874. A total of 10 percent can be voted but the school board is not ask- ing for the maximum. The $150000 proposal would leave $i0,000 that could be voted in an emergency if the need arises. An example of what the new classrooms would cost would be: If a person had property assessed on the tax roils at $2000, he would automatically receive $1000 homestead exemption, which would leave $1000 tax- able. At 12.07 mills for the new building, the taxes on his property would increase $12.07 the first year. This would de- crease each year until paid off in 10 years. Who May Vote Those who may vote at Mon- day's election are: All persons over the age of 21 years, citizens of the United States, who have resided in the state at least six months, Payne, Lincoln or Logan county two months, and in the election precinct and the school district for at least 20 days next preceding the date of the elec- tion, and who have been duly registered. . A voter does not have to be a taxpayer. Sixty percent of those voting must vote in favor of the bonds for the issue to carry. "News and Views of The Cimarron Valley" YOL 76 NO. 2 PERKIN00 JOURNAL PERKINS, PAYNE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 74059 THURS., DECEMBER 14, 195"1 LINE Bob Evans brought us a big Out some day. find some appropriate it up and do some or something with is supposed to ex- feet high and five wide! when we've got we really want to about, we'll use the some Journal read- just as soon we would hot air on ihe ball- 8trout off about OSU tit or not, there were in agreement with editorial on OSU week than otherwise. look festive for the McClain home. of work and plann- on the outdoor dec- really light up the at the McClains. all credit to Jean. around town this note who all has lecora tions. a case of adding in- }Ury . . . lost two wheels truck and called to come after him lickup. Due to over- on the rear of the speedometer regis- Don passed a high- car going 65. Need- that didn't work telling Palmer about and he agreed pay to get up , . especially before were bustlin !reds of shoppers Sat- for lEt Tre0.ure- report this the :i! ;ll'(thS I',,I 111 J kind; lhe wav },rkina folks nn[ here, You can't ON PAGE TWO) Editorial SUCH A DELIGHTFUL PROBLEM WE HAVE! All over Oklahoma school patrons in small schools are gathering to scratch out plans to somehow keep the chool enrolhnent up where they can survive another year in hopes that lightning may strike before state law forces them to close school house doors due to lack f average daily attendance. Fortunately Perkins has a different type of problem. Perkins school district patrons are being asked to ap- prove a 8150,000 school bond so that the enrollment in Perkins schools can be accomodated. The school is liter- ally running over with students and they need more room to make the number in each class smaller and to put all students in modern facilities. School district patrons should go to the polls Monday with happy hearts to meet their responsibilities to pro- vide adequate facilities. They could well be faced, like many small schools, with a decision of whether to an- nex to another, larger school, or to just finally, after all these years, agree that the best thing is to close the doors and send students to a larger, nearby school. When schools close businesses soon follow, the value of property dies, no young people move to town, and unless by some stroke of luck. the town is dead. The loss is costly to the folks that have worked hard their entire life for their homes and businesses and then find they aren't worth a plugged nickel simply because the world is passing their town and their property by. If the foundation for a solid community is not there, then value of the town is worth very little. Yes sir! Perkins school patrons should count their blessings, go to the polls and cast a resounding "yes" vote out of sheer thanks that it isn't for a far more serious problem. , i i I i i i Lee Kirk Warns Opponents That , He's Off And Running For Re-Election To quelch any rumors that he might be shying away from another county commissioners race, Lee Kirk, veteran com- missioner from District 3 has asked The Perkins Journal to advise the people of Payne Co- unty that his campaign for re- election is now underway. Rmnors were heard circulating in the county seat that Kirk was going to step aside after 13 consecutive terms and back his Frank Cundiff Is Confirmed For Postmaster Here Frank Cunffiff, who has been acting postmaster for the past two years, was notified by Cong. Tom Steed that his appoint- ment as permanent postmaster of the Perkins post office has been confirmed. Cundiff said he received a copy of the Congressional Re- cord confirming his appointment December 7. Cundiff was appointed post- master following the resignation of B. A. Fiolle, who is now liv- ing in Watonga. The acting ap- pointment was made in Feb- ruary of 1965, 00me.To The Free Movie Saturday James Ringwald Enlists In Naval Reserve James H. Ringwald, son of Mrs Frances N. Ringwald. Rt. 2, Perkins, enlisted in the Nav- al Reserve Monday night at the US Naval Reserve Training Cen- ter. Enlistment ceremony was performed by the Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Surface Division, LCDR H. H. Ferrel, Melvin Sodowsky Killed In Action Second Lieutenant Melvin Sodowsky, 20, was killed in ac- tion in Vietnam. He was the brother of Roland Sodowsky, former editor of The Perkins Journal and now graduate as- sistant in English at OSU. Lt. Sodowsky's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sodowsky of Fairvww. He was an OSU graduale wilh a n]Ge,r ill force- try an't was a w.(:ll]ber oi Fai}ll tt:nu:e Jl:!t(i'i;i . So:lo\\;\'::kv h:,c( cr:,]icr roc{_h'- Ct{ , thl: It' l{t ;I'I |oi" ]13ilil ]C flll(l h:di ['C U[I[;\\; b{  l! [l\\;V;i} (]<([ th( 211t mod;d h)t" 25 SUOr't'5:<l{tl rescue DHSiiiOtIF, tie was wittl the US Air Forcee and was killed Saturday, The young in,,heart "of the Perkins area wilt be treated to a Technicolor classic Saturday when Perkins merchants show a Iree movie "The Adventures oI Tom Sawyer." The showing will be held in the Lions Den at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and again at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Obtained at considerable cost from a film leasing firm in DaI- las. Texas. the Mark Twain fav- orite will portray the antics of tluck Fin and Tom Sawyer and life on the Mississippi, just as it was penned by the famous Twain years ago. The showing m Perkins is for one day only. and the film has to be specially mailed for a ,howing in Louis- Jana on Wednesday The fih-n is highly recommend- ed as a how /or every member of ih.e ta,'T!ily. It is thought it will be so popular with Perkin x-i,.:er 1ha! i xv's decided 1,1 Sh(,\\;V 11 it i]:e El,'!iirlg as v}[ l: t!! i}]* 1!{'.'F770{'iI be IF!: all c;m h:,'c ; ,h:,;-;e to ,:c it Ch]?l;-n ,,::' t;,:_cc] o aHcrd 1}:' ,n: l'n.l]: y,}W/,'irli: it tos::ibb< l'tl( hll3FI]O(d'3 FhOV," will he ot,[ in time lor the drawing, and the morning show will be out by noon. Merchants are also supplying free popcorn for all those that attend. Drawing at 3:00 Five free hams will be given away at 3 p.m. m front of The Journal office. The Perkins high school band will also be set up and ready for concert just as soon as the last name is called for the free hams. Miss Wall, band driector, promises a short concert of festive music ap- propriate for the Christmas season. Large Crowd One of the largest crowds in several years was present Sat- urday afternoon last week for the treasure hunt and drawing. Those winning turkeys were. Opal Baker, Glenna Henry. Earl Luster. W. W. Acuff. Wilbur Brake. Earl Scott was not prep- ent when his name was called. Santa To Arrive On S:.qurday, Dcctmber 23. S;,nu w}!l ;rr.we in I-',_Jdm; at 2 ):n. i;h lre::, . lor al h(" kid- di(' of tee al"(,:t "l'h(" aD]o:l \\;!(iI if-' ft)O.h::t;let bv JhO I.i(")iS Cliff) Veb( ]<|\\;':: c ,{k eillli ]']CDfl Sat]in Ri\\;o out the' candy lre2,1s. At 3 p.m. Dec. 2a. a drawinK will be held for five turkeys and five hams. foreman Wilford Overholt. Both men flatly denied the rumors, and Commissioner Kirk stated, "You can tell the peo- ple I've already started my campaign and my opponents just as well get started too!" Overholt denied ever giving any indication that Kirk was going to step aside and back him and was at a loss as to where such a rumor got started. "I've supported Lee Kirk for 26 years straight, and we're gett- ing ready for number 27 and 28", the District 3 foreman told The Jounml. Kirk has served 13 terms as District 3 Commissioner. Over- holt has been with the county crew since Kirk took office in 1940. In the last election Kirk defeated Ralph Jacobs in the primary, and Republican Joe Hastings in the general election, Kirk was campaigning in a District 3 that had been enlarg- ed by court order to include a portion of the city of Stillwater and surrounding area. Dr. Clark, McDaniel Drop Hot Domino o,I Match Monday - In a match that has been Im the making for some time, the team of Dale Newpet and Johnny Payne badly.- defeated their opponents in a torid dora-, inoe tournament Monday night at the Perkins Recreation Par- lor Bill McDaniel and Dr. R. V. Clark went down to defeat with an unbelievable four-out-of-five games lost. Many were watch- ing as Payne and Newport car- ried the score pad all the way through the match, dropping only one game. According to one observer the atmosphere was intense as Me- Daniel and Clark sharpened up their pencils and clattered the dominoes in a pro-match prac- tice session. However, the champmns were unable to prac- tice before the match and came on cold, but ended up too hot for Clark and McDaniel to handle. In an interview TueSday, the captain of the losing team, Bill McDaniel to] d The Journal dominoe reporter that he was making no excuses, but Dr. Clark just wasn't up to par for the evening, and he was unable to carry him but the one game and the two went down to de- Ic-t. One observer s'nid !hat New- pcn ;.M Pro'm" bre(:<ed througtl whh I.- sw-, [:?1 were now rt'r'." It]i" Ihc "!?lff nng" to (-hail,-n ,. linch' skill t]crt Dod- son and Palmer Sadier won team championship in the Old Set- tlers Day dominoe tourney, ,