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Big Basin Herald (Newspaper) - July 1, 1971, Muldrow, Oklahoma OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 8�fttS CAPITOL STATION OKLAHOMA CITT. OKLA. ?H03 NC IOC VOUIME 7 Twenty Four Pages, Two Parts MuJflrow, Oklahoma 74948 Thursday, July 1, 1971 Number 1 WH\T'S BAKING IN BIG BASIN It has come to' the "HERALD'S" attention (hat as a re- - suit of the shifts and changes '. in the Highway Patrol in our county that we will lose one trooper. It is bur understanding | that upon completion of opining, two new troopers will "be as-, signe^ ..to.- Ais .county, which ^will - leave us- with five troop- -ers instead of our present number of six. '"" "v , What this means is that we will have less protection on our �highways from America'snum-ber One cause of traffic fatalities. "Drunk Drivers.," In a rime when our county is just really, beginning togrowandex-' pand, we can ill afford less protection from, our law enforcement agencies. We feel that an effort should be put forth by the citizens of this county to see if something can't be done to at least see if we can't See. WHAT'S BA.KIN Page two Patrol Full Strength For Holiday Department:' of Public Safety officials are expressing mixed feelings regarding this weekend's Fourth of July holiday jammed with motorists. Public Safety Commissioner Bill Mayherry said today, "We know that a long holiday weekend can mean 78 hours of recreation and relaxation and not a 'period of traffic carnage. . "We recently experienced a Memorial Day weekend during which a five-year low in traffic deaths was established," the Commissioner added. "However," he said "I am directing the Highway patrol to cancel add days off during the Fourth of July weekend and we will have full strength on. our highways this potentially hazard-' ous holiday." ' Records show tha t five persons lost their lives in traffic crashes during lastyear's Fourth weekend, and the patrol investigated crashes in which 81 persons were injured. ' Commissioner Mayberry and Patrol Chief Leo White personally toured patrol districts during the Memorial Day weekend and said they pfan"**6*oversee patrol functions during the Fourth weekend. The Fourth of July weekend Thought For The Week Ihe Sheppards Psalm of the four C'S;; C for confidence in the lord C for Contentment in the heart, C for Courage.amidst dangers; C for Completeness here and hereafter. Think on these thingjS. Submitted by Karl Swanson MuWrow Youth Sentenced To Term In O.SP. t, J^sCantreU of Muldraw was sentenced to serve a term of 'eighteen months in the Oklahoma State penitentiary ip District Court action Tuesday. Cantrell had. previously' pled guilty to second degree burglary and was placed on a deferred sentence until January of 1973, Later charges of possession of. stolen property and Grand Larceny were filed at which time the previously deferred sentenced was accelerated and the defendant ordered to serve the full eighteen months on the burglary charge. Chamber Plans Fireworks Display The Sallisaw Chamber ofCom-nrerce will hold a-Fireworks Display, July 5, 9 p.m. at the ballpark. . 1 " ' Fifteen hundred dollars worth of fireworks with several displays such as a "Niagra. Falls Fountalnsfand a 6X10American Flag will be.the highlights of the show. , Admission will be 50 cents for adults, and 20 cents for students or $1.50 car or truck load. Everyone is invited to attend The children especially will enjoy' this. County Residents Receive S.S. I Benefits Raise , Social security benefits wcjge being paid to residents of Sequoyah County at a ^rate of $270,000 a month at the "close of 1970, Dewell Turner; social sev,^ curliv district manager in Ft? Smith said today. A benefit increase signed into law by President Nixon on March 17 raises the monthly rate of payment by 10 percent for most of the 3,511 social security beneficiaries in--Sequoyah County/ See BENEFITS Page "two - Officially begins at 6 p.m., Fridays, July 2� an accidents._. Last year for the three day period in Oklahoma five were killed an 81 injured. Let's all be careful. BARRETT ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY FOR COUNTY Ex-Goyernor Dewey Bartlett was in Sallisaw Monday to talk with 'the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, at a luncheon, held at Marrs Restaurant in the Meeting Room. He talked on Industrail Development in. Oklahoma especially in rural areas. He said if people In a community-realize they nefid more industry-they should look around and see what they have to offer. Mr. Bartlett went on to say he was pleased to announce that the American Hoist and Derrick Corp. will begin hiring in the.last quarter of this year. They hope eventually to employ 500 people and he said this will certainly help the ec-* onomy of Sequoyah County. Apparently the reason for the delay in getting the company operable was due to more tests having to be run on the Hy-i draulic Excavating Equipment which they will produce. Now that the engineers have finally solved the problems the plant will be afcie to begin operations. 1 . Fire Destroys Two Businesses In Sallisaw Mr. Bartlett said that" until I960 Oklahoma bad steadilv lost population for the past 25years and we are stall losing in sev�~ Tal counties, f "This is Bad,iaml wcncjd more and better jobs to prevent this" he said. The Ex-Governor who has Always been interested in industry coming to Oklahoma^ hasn't let up qn "selling Ok-*" lahoma" how ""that he is no. longer in office and doesn't intend to. About 42 persons attended the luncheon. carried. ___^_____________ The Bel-Mar Homes, plant which occupied the west end of tne building was a corporation and Mr. Gilbert Green, one of the officials of that .company, said their loss was partly covered by insurance. It was said that seven pre-; fab homes were ready for shipment from Bel-Mar. This firm manu featured prefabricated homes and had distribution throughout eastern Oklahoma. No estimate wasav- ' ailable as to the loss by Bel-Mar, but they plan to continue operation in this area. In addition to the two firms operating in the building, considerable damage was done to nearby mobile homes. The building was owned by J. C. La Rue. A fire of undetermined orgin and .perhaps, the most costly one 'hi years, destroyed two businesses last Wednesday night in Sallisaw. . The building origionally built for the Sallisaw Canning^Com-pany and presently housing the" Star Manufacturing Company and.Bel-Mar.Homes wasra total loss. ; '.According to Bob Star, owner of the living room furniture' manufacturing Arm, he had just received the largest shipment ever of fabrics and other materials used in construction of the living room suites. In addition to the inventory of raw stock, a number ' of finished living room suites which were to have been shipped Thursday morning was destroyed. * Starr estimated his loss at approximately $60,000 ana* no . insurance coverage wa's'being Body Recovered From Tenkiller One body, that of Doyle Rogers, 23, has been recovered from Tenkiller Lake during the last week. Rogers was one of four who drowned in Tenkiller i last weekend. The search, still continues':or tiie bodies to two boys and their father who were deo-.vned the � same day as Rogers. It is reported the accidents � occured in" water about nO to 80. feet deep and in an area where considerable Underbrush is on the tloor of the lake*a
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