Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1960 10 Pages Ben Theimer Saves Seed Tkis Year On Bumper Crop Of Elbon Rye NO. 11 By ERIC ALLEN at Stillwater. Seed had to go out An extensive experiment pro-'to farmers and ranchers and let gram on his South Canadian Prove its wortn- u's usually River farm northwest of Ada has the case' tnat some mis- convinced Ben Theimer that the management in new experiments best small-grain crop a man can I a Product from catching grow for winter pasture in this on' mlSn' navj been that way area is the recently developed with Elbon rye, but from what Elbon rye. lve seen of it, I'm not disap- "People who need winter grass i "ointed- As I said, Elbon wasn't that will thrive in just about the primarily for yield, coldest waather we ever have ioul !t's yield this year is can't go wrong with Elbon." j very Theimer siad. "Elbon rye will Theimer siad he could get from grow in a ten degree c o 1 d e r! three to five times the production ground temperature than any; from Elbon rye. from a grazing other small grain crop." angle, than he could from any Theimer was with his threshing other small grain crop. crew in the river bottoms whan -j kept forty head oF and he was interviewed. He was sti-: three head of horses on this rye pervising operations on a twenty One winter. They stayed in good acre stretch of Elbon rye that shape and the kept coming was prime for harvesting. This! during the worst cold Actually year he is harvesting for seed.ji pastured it too long that year and is selling several thousand! to get a good yield of grain. The pounds to local ranchers, but! wet weather set in and when the what he is pushing most about; ground got boggv there was Elbon rye is its tenacious and; fots of damage where the stock dulunS! had a man wants a top yjeltj of grajn ne nas to the hard winter months when cattlemen need grass the worst. "Elbon A Hybrid is a cross between things like that." Evidently, Theimer pulled his and OreeoT rvT-T Stock the Pasture this year and O.egon he before damage wgs dong A( maturity the grain was a rich !''fe' "JI expanse of uniform growth with llad ln very little foulness in it. The rye Theimer is saving for s-'ed this year was cut by swath and placed in neat windrows that explained, "ard the men who de- veloped it weren't breeding for yield alone. What I hey mind was the need for a small grain crop that would furnish an abundant winter pasture. They crossed different varieties until they got it. Elbon is a hybrid j of course." Thoimer started his expert-. ments with the new hybrid rye have a sma11 amount of vetch THRESHING ELBON RYE: Clouds in the west and it looked like rain, but i spirited erew and efficient machinery beat it Notice the way the above neatly-swathed windrows of Elbon rye rest high on the stubble above dirt and nn T C ._. .._. .___________ _ _ _ _ w d v. >wvn 7 >c3i vn 9iuu.jiv avuve uiri dna dampness on Ben Theimer s South Canadian River farm. This year Theimer harvested the grain for seed. (WEEKLY r ASC Applications for Wheat Allotment four years ago, working closely Turner said. "But I've j Guy Pegg, chairman of the with the men who developed it, had results overseeding na-j Agricultural Stabilization and Dr. Horace J. Harper and Dr. i tlve Brass with twenty inch rows! Conservation Committee announc- Roy Chessmore of the Nobel j Elbon ?ye, and even with a es that the ASC county office is high on the stubble away dirt. "The grain I'm sacking will Theimer's SACKING SEED: Threshing operations were about completed on one of Ben fields of Elbon rye as this shot was taken in the South Canadian River bottoms, the seed was the final before equipment was moved to another field. On the left are Wayne Chromster and Bill on the right. (WEEKLY Photo) Foundation. "Ray Dyer had a lot lo do with developing Elbon, too." Theim- er said. "Plans of the Nobel mixture of Elbon, oats and bar- ley." Certified Seed ha? more than 500 ABANDONED SCHOOL: building of old Worstell school looks sad and lonely on a late June day, with grass and r-x n .J L _ I I t._______ i 3 o ue ay, w grass an ,eh..l j-nd 'he forlornly against a cloudy sky. Worstell formerly Photo) was officially closed on March 16, 1956, and the land went back to the original owner. (WEEKLY Sacking Foundation were for good distri- 'cref of bottomland along the bution through the Oklahoma Souttl Canadian, some leased and Crop Improvement Association i st 'e ne personally owns. Last year the land he planted to Elbon rye was sown with cer'uied seed, insuring a good quality of seed for market this year. He plans put in 150 acres this year to a combination o.' Elbon, oats and vetch for pasture, and will also ptart twenty acres to harvest for seed. Theimer has reclaimed of the land in his possession from river bottom undergrowth, and also has done some backfill work where floods have pitted the land or where the drains come down from the hills. He sows Elbon rye during the latter part of August and the first of September in order to get an early fall pasture. "The amount of seed per acre depends on the soil." he said. "The heavier the soil, the more seed a man should put down. I'd say anywhere from fifty to ninety pounds of s--d per acre, depend- in" on the land's to furnish growth." Underground River Thcimer says his bottom farm has a good water level. He has three wells for irrigation if he needs to irrigate. The wells are under water pool 210 feet long, three hundred yards from the river shore. He says he figures the wells are tapped into a prehistoric underground river. The wells reach down 47 feet, and Theimer says lie can pump gallons of water per minute. After a five or six hours run at that capacity, he says the long pool lowers until tri wells are visible, showing how the water table drops with steady pumping. Then, at; shut- ting the pumps down for a few accepting wheat allotment applica- tions for certain Pontotoc County farms. Farmers who desire a wheat allotment for 1961 must apply in (Continued on page two) History of Oakman Began In Indian Territory Days By ILA PEVEHOUSE now Ada, Oklahoma. At this time ,i e i' nidi UliLTCUlIUJ] Ul LWO In the early eighteen-nineties. Ithe settlement of what is sites the Sandy a small group of men. including Ada. had no name. These men j Watershed Project got under way Officials Make Inspection of Watershed Sites Final inspection of two import- Marion Hunt, Steve K e 11 o g, Shelton Matthews and Joe Sims, all now gathered in the'shp.de of some trees, near a general store, located in the Indian Territory, four miles east and four miles north of what is were talking and admiring some i Thursday, June 23, when Con- very tall oak trees that stand just servation District officials and north of the general SCS engineers met at the Ada of the men in the group made; construction office. the remark "Look at those Man j The inspection was hsld on Oaks yonder." Another of the i Contract No. 3, Sites 22 and 27. (Continued on page two) I (Continued on page two) (Continued on page two) CAMERA CONSCIOUS: It's even getting difficult these days for a roving cameraman to capture candid shots of horses. They seem to know what's up with the tell-tale boxes. They seem inclined to pose, as witness the above number a horse being hauled serenely along the highway, calmly facing forward until an automobile bearing cameras moves up on the rear. (A cooperative WEEKLY photo by Knickmeyer and Allen Knick driving and verbally gauging dis- tance as Allen aims and Galley -Vanting Around The County CENTER By MRS. RAE GARRETT Mrs. Gertie Summers. Phillis Miller. Mrs. Bertha Duncan and Cora Jean visited Thursday night with Mr. ancl Mrs. Everett Escue Roberta. Roger and Linda Sue. Miss Roberta Escue attended the wedding of Gene Summers and Phillis Miller Sunday at Bray. Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Wallace. Pam and Pat of Chicago. 111., vis- ited Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Wallace and Betty. Mrs. W. S. Wallace and Phil of Cordell and Marchus Thomas! of Sulphur visited Friday with. Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Wallace and Betty. Mrs. Tressa Crookham called on Mrs. D, P. Wallace Thursday morning. Mrs. D. P. Wallace visited Mrs. L. C. Cloudus Sunday evening. Arizona were with us at Center Community Church Thursday night. He showed a picture of the Navajo Indians and then preached a good sermon. We are so glad to see the Ramsey's again. They were out here with us last sum- mer. Mrs. Helen Jacquess and Car- lene called on Mrs. Rae Garrett Thursday and Saturday Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and Sondra attended the wedding of Martha Cox and George L. Love Friday night at Free Will Bap- tist Church on Higi.-vay 13. Bro. Don Ramsey and wife and baby and two Indian boys from came here to help us in our church. You that are not going to church somewhere are invited to visit us. He preached (Sunday afternoon before church These people time with Grandoa and Grandma llJi DOlll ScrVlCeS. n, pi jounutij' en LCI nuvii Utllirt: CJllirUD two good sermons. These people! time with Grandpa and Grandma Groves. Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Garrett j spent Saturday night with his sis- ter Mrs. Effie Morris. Sondra Garrett spent Sunday! night with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hansel Burk. Bro. and Mrs. David Corrick and son Carl were with us Sunday Mrs. Bertha Grove and children Bobby, Eddie, Kenneth and Gar- denia left for California Saturday to visit with another son Donnie who is in the service and siationed there. They will visit other rela- tives while there. They plan to be back before school starts. Bro. and Mrs. David Corrick and son Carl of Shawnee and Rae Garrett and Sondra visited awhile Sam McCracken visited with Mr. and Mrs. Pile Morris and Roger Sunday afternoon and also Grandpa and Grandma Grove. He has bought a home recently south about two miles ard is re- modeling or repairing the build- ing. Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray have two grandsons with them, Russel and Rickey Gray. The boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby .Gray. The boys came Saturday to spend a few days while their mother went on a trip with their daddy. Bobby drives a big truck and she wanted to make a trip with him. They went to Kentucky on this trip. He hauls cattle and oth- er things to and from other states all the time. These little boys are having a big time with their grandparents. Joe Gray of Connerville came Sunday afternoon and spent the nigh' with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Misses Linda and Carol Gray ate supper Sunday with theSr grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray hadi the house either so we do thank these men for mowing the church lawn. Mrs. Ruby Lane spent the week-! his brother Lester Gray of Ari- end with her parents, Mr. ard' zona visiting them Thursday night. Mrs. Oren Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and children ate Sunday dinner with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Vernon Gray and son Mike vis- ited Sunday afternoon with his parents Mr. and Gray. Mrs. Oren We must say our church lawn looks nice. Bro. Price cut the grass ard weeds with his lawn mower this last week. It had been cut once with a big mower. Oren Gray cut it that time but it had grown out again and the big i mower couldn't get as close to Mrs. Lillie Riddle and daughter Mrs. Irene Wood and Joan visited awhile with Mrs. Effie Morris Monday after they had been to the hospital. L. C. Riddle had surgery Mon- day morning. He is doing fine and just had to stay two night in the hospital. He is the husband of Mrs. Lillie Riddle. Mrs. Effie Morris went home with her sister Mrs. Lillie Riddle and spent Monday night. Sondra Garrett spent Wednes- day with her Grandmother Garrett while her mother was working. Bro. and Mrs. David Corrick and son Carl of Shawnee ate Sun- day dinner with Rae Garrett, then visited awhile with Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and Sondra in the afternoon. Miss Latonya and Kathy Herion called on Mrs. Rae Garrett Sun- day. Mr. and Mrs. Buck Owens and children of Arizona are here. They received a call that his fath- er who lives at Coalgate had had a heart attack. His wife, Mrs. Na- dine Owens and children are with her aunt Mr. and Mrs. N. C: Gar- rett.