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History THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 23, 2010- A5 Special Ornament The Clonts family of lives at Perkins, started first Fallis, OK had seven grade. Wayne's given name daughters. They all became is William Wayn e Allen, school teachers. Fallis is a and up until then, he went few miles northwest of by Billy. In the first grade Wellston. The oldest daughter was Ruth. She went to college and became a teacher. She in turn helped finance her younger sisters to receive teacher training, And other of the older sisters did the sarfle. Besides Ruth there was Eleanor, Billie, Grace, and three other sisters. Billie taught at Perkins School in the 1940's and 1950's. She also coached the high school girls basket- ball team for a few years. BiUie's husband was Henry Sadler. Eleanor was teaching first grade at Wellston when Wayne Allen, who now ___0000oments m time • On Jan. 1, 45 B.C., New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 for the first time as the Julian calendar takes effect. In designing his new calendar, Roman ruler Julius Caesar enlisted the aid of Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, who calculated a year to be 365 and 1/4 days. • On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee in South Dakota. The cavalry sur- rounded a band of Ghost Dancers and demanded they surrender their weapons. A brutal massacre followed, with nearly half those killed being women and children. • On Dec. 30, 1936, in one of the first sit-down strikes in the United States, auto- 'there were two other boys named Billy. The other two were Billy Gardner and Billy Treaster. Teacher Eleanor thought that it would be confusing to have three boys in the school room named "Billy," so she started calling "Billy" Allen by his middle name Wayne, and that name stayed with him from then on through the years. Now many of his friends and acquaintances don't even know that his first name is William. As was the custom in most grade school rooms in 1936, Wellston first grade had a Christmas tree with decorations. There were about 20 Wayne Allen with the Santa Claus ornament he received as a first grader in 1936. When the ornament was new, Santa's suit was bright red with white trim. The Christmas tree Santa is holding was bright green. His boots were and still are black. Santa had a long beard. The Santa Claus tradition comes from Saint Nicholas, a bishop of Asia Minor in the fourth century, A. D. He was known as a special friend and protector of children. The 1936 Santa ornament has a knee length overcoat or robe which is longer than the 2010 depictions of Santa. Photo by Daniel Wall workers occupy the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Flint, Mich. The strike lasted 44 days. GM's output went from a robust 50,000 cars in December to just 125 in February. • On Dec. 27, 1941, the fed- eral Office of Price Adminis- tration first begins to ration automobile tires. Only those who demonstrated need were allowed to purchase cars, metal typewriters, bicycles, stoves and rubber shoes. Butter, coffee, sugar, cooking fat, gasoline and non-robber shoes also were rationed. • On Jan. 2, 1962, The Weav- ers, who sparked the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s, are banned from appearing on NBC when they refuse to sign an oath of politi- cal loyalty. The group saw their careers nearly destroyed during the Red Scare of the early 1950s, and they lost their pupils in the class. Teacher Eleanor gave each pupil in the class a Christmas orna- ment of Santa Claus holding a small green fir Christmas tree. Each pupil put his or her Santa ornament on the schoolroom tree. The pupils each took their Santa ornament home the last day of school before Christmas recording conWact over their leftist politics. • On Dec. 28, 1973, Alek- sandr Solzhenitsyn's "liter- ary investigation" of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, "The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956", is published in the original Russian in Paris. On Feb. 12, 1974, Solzhenitsyn was arrested, stripped of his citi- zenship and depoge& • On Dec. 31, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, a white man dubbed the "subway vigilante" after he shot four young black men on a New York City subway train, turns himself in at a police station. Goetz was viewed by some people as a hem, fighting back against his attackers. In 1987, a Manhattan jury acquitted Goetz of criminal assault and attempted murder. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. break. Wayne ,llen took his ornament home and hung it on the family Christmas tree. His mother, Adeline, kept the ornament with her other decorations and every December it was hung on the Allen family Christmas tree. When Wayne married Ger- aldine Lacy in June 1949, Wayne's mother, Adeline, gave the ornament to Geral- dine, who kept it and hung it on their family tree every year. Wayne and Geraldine enjoyed it, and through the years their children, grand children, and great grand children, relatives and friends enjoyed hear- ing about and seeing the ornament which is now 74 years of age. Wayne and I surmised that it is unlikely that any of these other Santa ornament that Eleanor gave the first graders in 1936 are in existence today. Thanks to Wayne and Geraldine for the story and to Darlene Sadler for addi- tional information. To all readers of The Journal I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks to you who are readers of this column, and to those of you have fur- nished me with information and photos this past year, ii i i;?: Έ Have You Joined the Friends of the ? Suprt the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza by becoming a Friend of the Plaza. Friends memberships provide the operational funds to keep the Plaza running. • 10% discount on • Invitations to Plaza events • Recognition in advertising and event programs • Membership card " Pioneer Membership. $500 • L'nited Edition Christmas Ornament • 20% discount on purchases at the Eaton:Home .20% discount on facility use fees , Invitations to Plaza events • Event discounts g and event program s • Limited Edition stmas Ornament , Membership card • 10% discount on purchases at the Eaton Home • 10% discount on aciiity use fees Marshal Memt • Invitations to Plaza events ' Limited edition he Bartram PavilionD • Evener diseotmts * Limited  cn--ent at the Eaton Home use fees Invitations to Plaza events . Event discounts andevent programs • Recognition in advertising and event programs Your free gift with membership !esare limited/ FRIENDS of THE PLAZA D$2s DSSO D$1co DS2SO D$o DSt,coo Name(s) Address City, State, Zip Code e.mail Make checks payabe to and mail to: PERKINS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PO BOX 667 • PERKINS, OK 74059-0667  S!lVer: Cord Attaohment :: Building the Homestead Fences .'2 The much celebrated barbed wire (bob-wire) fencing .... was available to :the Perkim homte, ader in a wide ..... variety of. This fencing was usually provided in, eighty-rod (one quarter mile) rolls and was effective in eontairng cattle. . Hogs and other small animals rexld woven wire ': (hog-wire :fencing to keep them contained. Woven :: wire fencing was available in a number of heights and',, w ings, ,. r m , i Streteher, t Fence stretchers were required to pull new fencing. taut. They were made in several types for operation by .... one person. The Farm Tool and Equipment Collection at the ,,,., Oklahoma Territorial Plaza would enhanced by the' addition of a section of original Woven-wire fencing "' and fence stretchers of any desigm If you can help in "* this matter, or if you need fiarther information, 'i please call Bob or Norma Constien at 405 Y 547-5057. It is our hope that this Christmas season finds your .... barns and granaries full, your livestock healthy, and .... your homestead sheltering you in warmth, security :: and abundance. ' Today's Weather 47132 Occasional showers possible. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s. Sunrise: 7:36 AM Sunset: 5:19 PM 41124 Consider- able cloudi- ness. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s, Sunrise: 7:36 AM Sunset: 5:19 PM •, :.. 41120 Sunshine. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s. Sunrise: 7:37 AM Sunset: 5:20 PM 43126 Sunny. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid 20s. Sunrise: 7:37 AM Sunset: 5:21 PM 49128 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s, Sunrise: 7:37 AM Sunset: 5:21 PM Oklahoma At A Glance Area Cities Antlers 53 42 cloudy Ardmore 45 36 rain Okmulgee 52 38 cloudy Bartlesvillo 47 31 cloudy Pauls Valley 50 35 rain Broken Bow 52 44 cloudy Perry 46 33 rain Claremore 47 33 cloudy Sallisaw 50 38 cloudy Cordell 47 32 rain Sapulpa 48 34 cloudy Duncan 52 35 rain Shawnee 51 36 rain El Reno 44 31 rain Snyder 50 34 rain Elk City 47 32 rain Stillwater 48 33 rain Enid 44 32 rain Tahlequah 48 36 cloudy Guymon 54 23 cloudy Tulsa 48 35 cloudy Lawton 49 32 rain Watonga 45 31 rain McAlester 49 38 clouay Weatherford 46 31 rain Miami 45 33 cloudy Wewoka 50 37 cloudy Muskogee 48 34 cloudy Woodward 47 27 rain National Cities Atlanta 48 31 sunny Minneapolis 25 16 cloudy Boston 35 2 snshower NewYork 38 25 ptsunny Chicago 30 23 cloudy Phoenix. 60 44 rain Dallas 59 48 rain San Francisco 58 49 cloudy Denver 45 26 ptsunny Seattle 46 44 rain Houston 71 57 cloudy St. Louis 36 29 cloudy Los Angeles 59 47 pt sunny Washington, DC 38 27 pt sunny Miami 73 57 pt sunny Moon Phases Full Last Dec 21 Dec 28 IIIII UV Index II III I  i I IIII Thu Fd Sat Sun Men I 12/23 12124 12125 12/26 12/27 I Low Low Low Low Low The UV Index is measured on • 0 - 11 number scale, 0 %*::: :l 11 with • higher UV Index showing the need for greater \\;": skin p mtection ©2010 American Profile Hometown Content Service