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December 15, 1977

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best or as t)ad as the 0000vorst el oa all we the people get is a wsy i high taxes to pay for the tr)ng Ih living Congress, Sen- s to  Representatives, and the:' r so-called aids? I for one ht'si with our modern day e plCL you can be in contact ld o  anyone anywhere in the ld in a matter of minutes, ,ith |don't need a Congress. I ihJt tS'q' w ant /SO J oi le, )0 1 each state can make own laws. The Senate lid be cut in half. Fifty ld be plenty and fifty Presentatives just to work !state problems they iht have with other states. I'm sure there are many Well, no matter how you or any other obligation, be that my family stay who will say it wouldn't slice it murder is murder and This year has also brought healthy and happy and that work. Will anything work if all should receive the same two of the Middle East Payne County misses me half it's applied and everything punishment, powers to the handshaking as much as I miss Payne else has been changed for a The second good move is stage and hopefully to bigger County. chosen few? Why couldn't when New York stated they and better things. .... this be changed for all the had over three million dollars And with Christmas Sea- people? In the past few days worth of traffic fines due So with this year of 1977 son upon us take time out to two good examples have from Illinios drivers alone coming to a close, maybe it's remember a friend or taken place. As of next year and they will start collecting not as we would have wanted neighbor with a phone call, Illinois will have a set them. I'm sure this will go it. We the people must look card, small gift or basket of sentance for rape, murder, for all the other states as ahead in search of a bright goodies. Only the lonely robbery, etc., which is great well. And it's only right that tomorrow which will require know how great it is to be because in many cases one each state should work love, hope and understand- remembered. commits murder and gets 30 together when their laws ing and always looking years while another gets have been broken. A state upward. God bless! 20 years, line should not cancel a ticket My wish for myself would So goes it from my world. CUSHING ! WlLSHIRE INN 0pa 24 horn Fridny nnd btmlay, The Steer Inn OoK. Roundup Room Special Club Steak 8 oz. Choice $350 reg. 3" STEER INH Jumbo Hamburger 65' reg. 75' Rib Eyo Steak kod Potato and Texas Toast Inside Service or Curb Service Steer Inn or Dairy Hut 1340 E. Main I001 E. Main Cushing, Okla. We've gone overboard with a fabulous round-up of gifts for every man. Here are shirts, ties, sportswear, ,.. slacks, sweaters, leather- wear and more. Hurry in with your list. Our staff is ' ready to help you. OPEN THURS. NITES Cushing The Perkins Journal Thursday, December 15, 1977-15 Elsie Grant presented Lions President Bob Dickson with a check for $50 at Monday's Lions Club meeting. The check was from the Cimarron Valley Extension Homemakers Club, and was given to the Lions to use as they care to in their community work. " Sh plifl" g th b ying o m costs e u i i[ public $28 per item stolen Christmas season is here He pointed out that those risking. again, with all the festivities who are tempted to shoplift "We want to warn the 5522 of the season, the joy of should compare the price of public of the possible being with friends, and the the merchandise with the consequences," said Dank. thrill of showing your possible consequences if ' The people of this state are @ 705 East Main / appreciation to those close to they try to get "something tired of paying literally Ching, Ok J you. But many Oklahomans for nothing."i  millions of dollars a year in stand a chance of spending We're talking about losing excess prices because of the , the holidays at the police your freedom, Dank said. volume of merchandise lost .. , station, and all Christmas 'And tha' " -:l;  t s the hghest to shoplifters. Shoplifting is shoppers will be paying priceyou can pay." a serious crime--AND THE I[fo  availablehigher priceS(forbeCausethe calendarf one To try t'lawPUt a stop to the now underway.MERCHANTS We'reOF OKLA-giving common problem--SHOP- shoplifting problem, the HOMA !NTEND TO PROSE- LIFTERS. Oklahoma Retail Merchants CUTE,' he said. The Oklahoma Retail [vl'er- Association has joined to- "Our media campaign is chants Association has re- gether with the Oklahoma leased the latest figures news media, the public, and fair warning to those who are I numerous enforcement tempted to shoplift," Dank . G, ene Hockler [ year 1975)indicating that agencies in a statewide said. "We WILL prosecute. losses to retail stores in the campaign. Public service Our message is a simpleone: United States totalled over announcements have been 'If you are tempted to steal, six billion dollars per year. In distributed to every news- and get something for i Oklahoma alone, shoplifting paper, radio station, and nothing--think about your accouws for literally millions television station in the future. You could be paying I warning potential highest price of all," he of dollars in stolen merchan- state, the disc annually. On the shoplifters of what they're said. average, two percent of total I store volume is lost to theft every year, and shoppers pay Lee Hall rites were for it in the form of higher prices. "The average value of a Tuesday hi $fillwater shoplifted item is $28.00," said David Dank, Executive  Vice-President of the Okla- A mind full of creative I  homa Retail Merchants Lee Hall, whose wit and , , Association. "It amounts to wisdom were appreciated by I millions and millions of a host of friends and family, ideas is worth more dollars in stolen Oklahoma died at his home, 1213 W. than a bushel of gold. ! merchandise each year. Ninth, Stillwater, on Sunday, Shoplifting is the single Dec. 11, 1977. Hewas90. largest category of all His funeral was at 2 p.m. business crime, and it Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the J0000irl00g I accounts for 28 percent of all Strode Funeral Home Cha- ordinary crime,"Danksaid, pel. The Rev. Joe Stum- ., ,.. , mer ) One of the most surprising baugh and the Rev. Leo, statistics released in the Bowers officiated. Interment It'UN'EIAL HOM[ )  ORMA study is the fact that was in Fairlawn Cemetery. : : ushJng 225"25001i-  J: thethe forty-fiVeshopliftingoklahomaChristmasPercentis doneRetailSeason.f duringMer.Toall closedPayneThe third floor of theduringCOUnty theCUrthUSeservices, i / 20g E. Bdwy. Cashing FAMOUS NAME BRAND GIFTS Girls liniiny ('oats. "l,il" kiress I)l'esses. Shire) Sleepvear, .leans h) P,'rangler. Knit Shirts h.v White Stag. ('Omldete Itv finis Ih'pl. Hen's Arro' Shirts, I.)ntone Belts, llaggar Slacks, Vest, SpoiL. coats, Wemhley Ties. Jiffy Ilouseshoes, Levi Jeans, Jackets. Boys I)onnmor Shirts, Ely ShilLS, ,lift)' Slipl'r Sex. Mc('ubbin ;ox, ahl t'rban Jackets. Homo Furnishings Ladies (luirh.s of the Ritz ('osnm.tic. .lift) Ihmse Slnoes, I,'laytex ["ollnd|llion (;lll'lllellIS. ('IIS[IIIII(' h'elry. Ilam,s--May Queen IIoe, I.orr:dne Sh'epuear, Slmrlsvean' by ,lanlzen..Iobce, tier" ('(dell|lll. ('enl|ee lllge. ,ih,ell, Taulli ;md ii1111 IIiOl't, II;I Ille hl'llld, Bath Sets, 'rarow Rugs, Table Linens, Towel Sets, Blankets, Sheets. help combat the problem, according to Dist. Judge Ray L. Wall. Hall was a court chants Association has bailiff at the time of his launched a statewide news- death. paper, radio, television, Memorial contributions LEE HALL magazine, and poster cam- may be made in his name to Clerk for the City of I paign to educate the public the Oklahoma State Univers- Stillwater. He continued his about the problem, and ity for educational scholar- position as a District Court inform them about a ships. Bailiff until a few weeks prior crackdown by the retail He was born May 12, to hisfatalillness. merchants of the state. 1887, at Lead Hill, Ark., the On April 7 of this year he "Our research indicates son of Nelson Price and was honored by the Payne that at one time or another, Martha P. Hall. County Bar Association with one out of every twelve He came to Meeker with the first Liberty Bell Award Americans attempts shoplift, his parents in a covered for his outstanding contribu- ing," said David Dank. No wagon in 1900, attended tion to the legal system of one is immune from the Mammouth School and later Payne County and the State. temptation. We have shop- attended school in Chandler. He was a member of the lifting problems with busi. He was married to the First Christian Church and a hess and professional pea- former Florence Eldora life member of the Yale pie, housewives, and even "Dora" Culley in Warrens- Masonic Lodge. children. "In fact, fifty burg, Me., July 14, 1911. He His wife, Dora, a son, percent of all shoplifting is taught school at Tryon and Tom, and two grandsons, : done by our youngsters, was later principal. In 1912, Mark Hall and Paul Swine. between the ages of 13 and with a brother, Clarence, he hart, preceded him in death. 19, " Dank said. started the Hall Brothers He is survived by two "We want these otherwise Merchantile Store which sons, Miner C. Hall of 1705 upstanding citizens to know they operated until 1919. At W. Ninth, Stillwater, and J. what they're risking. Our that time he moved to Yale Nelson Hall of Los Angeles, message is simple: 'In and was a cashier in the Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Don Oklahoma, shoplifting is a Farmers and Merchants (Dora Lee) Gardner of crime. It can get you a fine, a Bank. Oklahoma City; four grand- police record, up to five In 1913 he moved to children, nine great grand- years in prison away from Stillwater and worked as a children, and two sisters, your family, and a tough deputy county treasurer. He Mrs. Emma McClain and time ever getting a job," later was Payne County Mrs. Elsie Jenkins, both of Dank said. Clerk and then was City Perkins.