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Big Basin Herald (Newspaper) - June 17, 1971, Muldrow, Oklahoma OKLAHOMA ' K IS TO;! I OA : qnf STATE CAPITOL S,Ti : V->J- " OKLAHOMA CITY, Oi''.--- ' SUCCESSOR TO THE MULDROW HERALD VOLUME 6, Muldrow, Oklahoma 74v Twenty Two Pages Two Parts, Thursday,June 17, 1971 Number 51 "WRIT'S BAKING IN BIG BASIN Statistics show that there are now 6.2 million persons unemployed in the United Slates. The ra;;-> of unemployment seems to gradually climb upward while much is said about the effects but very little is done to cure the causes. TJf this number we would guess that at lie.:.', il to 50 percent of these people are uneipployed be-v. cause they simply don't want to work. It is common knowledge djat it has been the practice of many to work for a number, of months until they have built an sufficient amount so as to be able to draw the maximum unemployment benefits. By this practice a person can, in effect, take a -6 or.7 months paid vacation. We don't meaa to imply that the number of these persons amount to 40 to 50% of the unemployed people but we do say that these persons'along with the other people who just simply want work do comprise this figure. The cure to these causes is almost impossible to obtain. Of this 6.2 million unemployment people we would .say that the other 50 to 60% sincerely want to work and be useful and productive citizens but are simply not able to find employment in their chosen field or any other. Theaircraftindu'stryisa good example. You have engineers previously working in aircraft plants who are now unable to find work of any kind regardless of what the field. At the sime time we hear much . about er /ronmental polution and the millions or" billions . of dollars being spent by the govern-, ment and private industry in this area. It seems to us that the money being spent in this area' "alone could go a long way in" seeing that thousands of people are once again placed on the payroll and not kept on the "dole" rolls. Take a look at our cbunty. The many vacant lots with weeds higher than your head, the work needed to improve our roads, highways, schools, and recreational centers. Call it W.PA. or whatever, it shouldserveq twofold purpose, i.e. getting people back to productive work and cleaning up this country. Your huge corporations spend millions of dollars in attempting to control polution and clean up areas already polluted, why not use some of this money to hire people who sincerely want to work. THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK The secret to success is to keep our eye on the goal before us rather than being distracted by the problems that occasionally beset us. We must preserve to the end. Trust GOD, Pra\ e\er. da\. Pour members of the SalUsav, Jaycees are in Portland, Oregon this week for the National Convention. Those attending are: Albert Sallee, Vice President of East-� ern Oklahoma Division, Jimmy Joe Height, Local President, Joe Buz Lucas representing Okla-lahoma in the SPOKE contest and Anthony Fomaszewski,' local member. - III (W Citizens of Mularow will be asked to vote on whether they wish to continue receiving electric service from Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in a special franchise election scheduled for June 29. OG&E is asking for a 25-year uG&E has just completed the first of three 550,000 kilowatt generating units at Seminole. Gener-renewal of its'franchise to serve ^dnS Station: east of Konawa. The At 4:00 p.m. Monday at Man 1 the town, which it began serving company's tool plant investment in. 1923, according to Jim Garvin. 15 now �ver.$600 million, the local OG&E representative here. All registered voters in Mul-drow are eligible to vote and may do so at their regular polling places. As part of their franchise agreement withMuldrow and other cities, OG&E pays three percent of its local revenue back to the town. The company also furnishes Cafe six Sallisaw Repress 12,000 kilowatt Lours per year at B,ives t0 B�ys State heldapre no cost to the town: for operation conference for the county pape of municipal buildings and traffic and P^ved indeed to -be signals. Additionally, OG&E gives verY informative meet, the town a 50 percent discount BoXs Slate ls sponsored by d on all electricity used- in street 'Oklahoma Chapters of theAme; lighting. *can Legion and is an annual a "While almost everything else ktr. This year the sessions we: has risen, in price, the cost of-held ta Stillwater on the O.S. OG&E electricity has actua%^CamPus' come down." Garvin said. "FoT Sa^saw was allowed to se, instance, in 1946, our charge for six b�ys* T,!ese six were chos' 100 kilowatt hours for'residences 6:0111 a Ust 01 Tmes su^mmi was $4.72. By 1960, the same 100 kwh was down to $4.34 and in 1971, the charge is $3.97," he added. "No* only has the cost of OG&E and George Davis. Calvin Ren electricity decreased, our reliau was chairman ol the commitu biUty has increased. You can de- sponsoring the boys. . pend on our service more than By their comments to the press '99.99 percent of the time, a fig- ir ^s t0 see *ey were ure that is higher than the nat- ^PPV to teve been chosen andbV The Jaycees are now selling Fireworks at the intersection of 64 and 64B (at the side of Piggly Wiggly). The money from this project will be used towards the Junior Miss .Pageant, Christmas Light- ing, and sponsoring the Pep dub. In otner words the money stays in Muldrow. 1 - ' So if you're planning ofl having 'a "hangup" 4th of July buy your fireworks from the Jaycees and help Muldrow at the same time. r j � J i by the Sallisaw Schools. Those attending were: Richai Mosely, Richard Hanson, Williar Stites, Pete Smith, PauLWhi ional average," Garvin said. We don't say that these suggestions alone are a cure to unemployment but we do say, that these are some of the ways this problem could be cured. That it is time to quit considering the problem a "political" issue to be used to further the ambitions of major political parties. Who caused the high rate of unem-loyment or what any party is ' doing to ease this problem is not, or shouldn't be, the main consideration. Political issues insure the election of a few thousand people but when weighed gainst the 3 or 4 million truly unemployed people in this country those political iev. sure seem jnimr-ortant. their attendance they learned much about the intricate operations of our governmental sys-tsm. They were taught the mechanics of gov ernm en t operations from the city to the scare level. Governor David Hall, Li. Gov. George Nigh and two members of the State Supreme Court spoke at different times to the 857 boys in attendance. There was time for recreation and time lor business and when business was to be taken care of it was done so with diligence and seriousness. The boys adopted some resolutions which will be submitted to Oklahoma City for study by members of die Oklahoma legislatures. They think 18 year olds should have tlie right iu v.ote. They Tuesday was the grand opening' for this year's Sallisaw Jaycees Fireworks stand. It is located again this year on Cherokee- just East ol Wheeler at t J it- site oj believe a minimum security program (Half way House) should be available to prisoners ready t be released and most important they diink an eye should be kep< upon the Department ol Public Welfare to see die money is expended for what it was meant to be. One boy had reservations about goi^ng to Vieniam when he will be drafted. His stay at Hoys Si^it BOY STA 1l .' . CONTINL'l L ON mo/. ; the lc)g cabin. All members are optimistic about this year's sales. This is evidenced by the actio/) ui the photo above. Inside wid� the big smile and showing oil his wares is J^tm Marvin. Sain din y outside the 'Utile lellov.' with glasses is Bill "Dybbs,- who is the call-in noy. Bill says, "11 they don't stop, I'll just get ir. lront ol 'cm." The customer, with back to camera, counting out the long green is Bob Timer. Als n duty tor Uie tirbt -Jay'-- -,1:1:1 were tli rev Uiet a't.era >is\ Jay-. - 1 . ' � .w " . <� . ' H- i ;. a 11 : j <. , -k . '
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