Driver’s education to be offered
-Sequoyah Comity Times, Jan 28, 1949
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times
25 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 28,1999, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —The Sequoyah County Board of Commissioners Monday tabled action on the county’s 911 system until next week to review a report from the sheriff listing problems and possible solutions.
Sheriff Johnny Philpot told commissioners that his dispatchers compiled the report after working with the system for a year.
“The dispatchers have had hands-on experience with the system for a year and these are the suggestions we came up with,” Philpot said.
Bruce Tabor, district one county commissioner, accepted the report and the board tabled a decision until the next meeting.
Most of the controversary over the system is in the adequacy and accuracy of the system information.
“The system is never going to be 100 percent,” Tabor said.
50 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 24,1974, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —Once again the Atomic Energy Commission has refused to let Kerr-McGee Corp. dispose of radioactive waste from its Sequoyah Plant near Gore in a deep well near the site.
The plan was rejected Monday by the Commission’s safety and licensing board.
The board said that Kerr-McGee has failed to show that its equipment, facilities and procedures “are adequate to protect health and minimize the danger to life and property;” At present, Kerr-McGee stores the waste materials in holding ponds on the plant grounds.
75 Years Ago
(From the Jan. 28,1949, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —There will be two new courses offered at Sallisaw High School the second semester. These courses are being offered to promote safety on highways and in our homes and schools. These courses are Driver’s Education and Health and Safety. Cecil Acuff will teach Driver’s Education and P.C. Thompson will teach Health and Safety.
A special car with dual control will arrive within a week for use in instructing students the proper driving techniques.
—Fred Johnston, City Manager, Thursday filed a protest with the Missouri Pacific railroad over the curtailment of passenger service to Sallisaw.
Johnston stated that the city commissioners had instructed him to file the protest.
100 years ago
(From the Jan. 25,1924, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat) —A night school has been opened at Buffington school house under the supervision of County Superintendent Lee J. Lewis. The school is for the farmer and several courses are offered in order to improve the farmer of today. The county superintendent stated that they could add and subtract figures as easily as any of the instructors and they proved themselves real students. In ascertaining the number of those present who read newspapers the county superintendent found that the vast majority read a weekly each week and some of them a daily paper each day. The school will continue until spring.
—Chief of Police J.C. Woll and Night Policeman Perry Chuculate, last Tuesday night conducted a liquor raid all their own with splendid results. They swooped down on the barn, chicken house and outbuildings in the rear of the Southern Hotel property just north of the Kansas City Southern depot and found four bottles of corn liquor and five bottles of ginger, commonly known as “jakey” among the elite. The liquor was measured out and bottled in coca cola and pop bottles with funnels, tops and all necessary bottling equipment, up-to-the-minute bottling works. The liquor was confiscated and will be used as evidence should the federal authorities file charges.
No arrests were made by the officers but evidence in their possession would indicate that charges will be filed through the federal authorities and the case turned over to them for prosecution and arrests. Numerous complaints have been registered with the city officers for months past and the Tuesday night raid was the culmination of plans laid out by them to rid that particular community of its liquor selling population.