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   Big Basin Herald (Newspaper) - May 20, 1971, Muldrow, Oklahoma                                SUCCESSOR TO THE MULDROW HERALD VOLUME 6 luldrow, Oklahoma 7494B Twenty Six Pages, Two Parts Thursday, May 20, 1971 Number 47 n""i   in............ WHAT'S BAKING IN BIG BASIN The past week saw two automobile accidents claim the lives of two people connected with Sequoyah County. Then, only last Tuesday, there was a life taken in an accidental drowning. There are always tragic eventsandafter they have occurred nothing can be done other than regret the useless loss of human life. With the vacation season just beginning it might be well for all of us to take more seriously the things we now consider routine. We have become so used to jumping in our cars and driving here and there, we never stop to consider that something could happen to us. It's always the other guy who has these accidents. With the ever increasing number of cars on our highways today it is becoming a challenge just to make it to work and back. If we thought for one minute that an accident was possible on a trip to town in all probability we would stay home. However, the increasing number of accidents should begin to bring to our attention this possibility. Of course, due to the nature of our society we must all use our automobiles so if we cannot get by without driving our cars what can we do? We submit that just a little patience and a whole lot of caution would reduce the number of the useless and wasteful accidents. Every time we get in our cars to go somewhere, we should drive as if an accident is just around the corner and men we would drive accordingly. If we don't, then in all likely-hood an accident 'is just around that corner and either you, myself or one 6f our neighbors will be that next fatality. , Also, remember school will be out very soon and hundreds of children will be out trying to enjoy their summer vacation. Keep a sharp eye out for them and lets make sure that all of them return to school safe and sound come next August. The Selective Service local board office for Sequoyah County will be open on the following schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. Mrs. Rebecca Jones, executive secretary, will be on duty during these hours. These reduced hours of operation are necessary because of budgetary limitations. The Oklahoma Tax Commission this month divided $3,207, 638 in city sales taxes among 250 cities and towns. Those in the immediate area are as follows: Roland $335.57, Muldrow $2,269.42, Sallisaw $8, 737.15, Vian $1,127.22, Gore $781. 47. Last Thursday afternoon at 2:17 p.m. KCS Engine Number 1518, running extra for the oc-cassion, carried top KCS officials across the newly constructed bridge at Redland for the first train to cross over. The 1500 H. P. Diesel engine was complimented with a full crew; Engineer Dan Kelley, con-conductor, Aaron Roop, brake-men were Virgil Ma this andano-ther younger brakehian who was not , identified, all from Heave-ner.        . The Railroad dignitaries aboard for the first trip across the new bridge were Mr. R. G. Blair, General Manager, K.C.S. Lines, Kansas City, Mo., Mr. T. C. Carter Vice P: ^sident of K. C. S., Shreveport, Louisiana, Trainmaster, Joe NealandRoad-master E. L. Sherrill both of Heavener. The bridge is unique for several reasons, primarily because< It is the only one" of its kind on the North American Continent. There are only five or six in Europe. The bridge is 2310 ft. long. The longest span is 330 ft. and will clear the normal dooI level 35 ft. It is continous construction with special box girder type steel, fabricated by Bethlehem Steel Company. The rails are nearly continous, having  only two joints near the center. They were welded and moved as one unit from either side to the center. Forrest and Cotton were the Engineers for the project and on hand 'for the inspection was their representative, Mr. Jim patton of Dallas, Texas. Chief Engineer for the railroad who kept an eye on things was Mr. D. E. Crouser also of Dallas. Resident Engineer for the project was Mr. Steve Hensley of Greenwood, Ark. Pictured above, are a group of very happy Sallisaw Jaycees. This is evidenced by the number one signal being given by the signs. It was a time for excitement because they had taken the state convention, as one Jay- cee put it, "Like Grant took Richmond". Left to right, Jim Marviff. Bill Sheppard, Bob Par-ris, Jim Lesley, seated is Albert Sallee, Joe Lucus. Anthony Fornaszewskit, Jim Brown and JimHight. ft? Last Monday night at the Sallisaw Jaycees Hut a group of jubilant Jaycees were on hand to enjoy the club and Individual trophies won at the state convention* last weekend in Oklahoma City. The chapter was number one in the state. Their achievements was evidenced by the number of awards 'carted' away by them from the convention. Some of the highest awards possible to receive was awarded to the Salli- saw members. Perhaps the most coveted prize to receive from the Jaycees by any individual is the selection into the JayceeInternational Senate and this award was given to Bill Sheppard. It entitles him to lifetime membership in the organization. Other awards and their recip-pients were: Outstanding Local President, Albert Sallee; Outstanding State Director, Jim Hight; the S.P.O.K.E. Wfcmerwas Mrs. Nixon is pictured above talking briefly with Mrs. Jean Lamb, representing Big Basin Herald at the Press Conference held in Tulsa, May 13th. Mrs. Richard Nixon on a whirlwind visit to Tulsa, Thursday, May 13th held an informal coffee, press reception at the Fairmont Mayo Hotel where she answered questions put to her by the 40 newspaper women who attended. Naturally one of the first ques- Mrs. Shirley Gail Sly, 37, of Sallisaw was fatally injured n a two car collision on the Oklahoma-Ft. Smith bridge, Friday afternoon. Her 10 year old daughter, Lynn remains in critical condition at Spark's Hospital, as does the driver of the other car ANfj^old Ho-del, 29 of Muldrow. The accident occurred, when the car driven by Hodel crossed the center line into the path of Mrs. Sly's car. A Tahlequah man, Odus Rogers, 48, drowned about 1:00 P�M. Tuesday in Big Sallisaw Creek near the dam. The victim was partly in the water when officials arrived at the scene. Two companions of Rogers were questioned by the officials of the District Attorney's Office and released. A preliminary medical examination was made and an autopsy is to be performed. No results will be known for several days. The body was taken to Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw by Car-ney Ales Ambulance._ Joe Lucus, this award is given only to outstanding firstyear Jaycees. For this honor Joe will represent Oklahoma at the National Convention in Portland, Oregon in June, as will the winners of the first and second place awards in the different categories. . More Pictures on Page "Five tions asked was about Tricia Nixons wedding to Edward Cox, where was it to be held and how many people would attend? Mrs. Nixon replied that they were practicing two ceremonies one inside and one outside. Tricia wished to be married in the gardens but in case of rain the ceremony would be V-^ii indoors. Between 350 to 400 will attend because mats about the capacity for a  White House reception. The subject then turned to clothes, Mrs. Nixon who was wearing a two piece pink linen suit and a silk floral scarf tucked in the neck, and white low heeled shoes, replied when asked if she liked3 pant suits, that she did, but felt they should be for leisure and resort wear. A skeu what Julie and Tricia thought of hot-pants she said, "they say they're exactly like the shorts they wore in the Girl Scouts". Another question put toherwas how would you describe a typical day in your life? With an "oh dear",Mrs. Nixon said she was an early riser and always read the paper at breakfast then usually attended a round of 'Coffees', tours of the White House, luncheon, reception, and meeting with groups interested in volunteer work, she added with a smile, each day is full and besides all these activities she is a patron of the arts, cakes part in all of President Nixons programs and much volunteer work. She said "yes, she had discussed the Presidents recent Cancer Bill with him at length and yes, she did approve of it." On the subject of.womens liberation Mrs. Nixon said each woman has to decide for herself what she wants to do. She does approve of women running for political offices and replied to the question "If a woman was elected President, do you think she could handle it"? "Certainty I see no reason that woman 1 couldn't handle _ the presidency/Obviously "if they had been elected they would have all iContinued on Page Twelve   

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