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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pentotoc And Adjoining Counties Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 8 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1960 NO. 18 Site 12 On Sandy Creek Is Completed This Week WINDING UP SITE 12 ON SANDY: Heavy earth-moving equipment was moving it a rapid pace under cobalt skies and a glaringly-hot sun this week as the largest dam on the Sandy Creek Watershed Project was rushed to completion. Site 12 handles a drainage area of eight square miles, and the reservoir will hold a permanent water pool of forty three surface acres. According to an official of SCS, it took cubic feet of dirt to make the above fill. (WEEKLY By ERIC ALLEN Site 12, one of 33 retarding structures laid out for the some- times rampaging Sandy Creek and its tributaries, is being rushed to completion this week. Each day for quite a spell the ige earth-moving machines have been fired up. thundering across the face of the dam and along its base, with men sitting high in the dust and exhaust smoke, working the levers. Roaring, grinding, clattering, the big machines keep moving acrjss the hills and valleys und- er the galling sun. Conservation of land and water is a constantly growing thing. Blades of the ma- chines bite into the earth and scoop it up and transport if to low places of the fill. The bank of earth grows daily and becomes the dam which protects the creek's big flood plain. The re- lentless heat of mid-summer nev- er slows men or machines until jobs are finished and a creek or, river is tamed. Such has been the picture this week on a tributary of Sandy 12 miles southwest of Ada. Another big chunk of terrain under the Conservancy District plan is now battened down securely against periodic ravages of floods. The huge dam, located on the farm of Chester Belcher, is the largest retarding structure finish- ed to date on the Sandy Creek The site handles a drain- age area Of gjghi- Square miles. When the big rains come and pour run-off from the hills into the res- ervoir, a permanent water pool of forty-three surface acres will be formed. Someday, if the pool ever ap- proacehs the spillway level, an impressive lake of 207 acres will be formed. That isn't a behind-the barn kind of pond in any man's book. It shapes up as a bright and chal- lenging picture of what local con- servancy districts and SCS en- gineers are doing to preserve our heritage of bounteous water and productive land. It's a long range picture, but it isn't moving too slowly. Not time goes by. Not if you look in on operations occasionally, and learn! to know forces that make it work, j These forces include planners, j engineers, workmen, inspectors. and contractors and machines to; nove the dirt. j the picture starts with the j planners. The local Conservancy] District was formed in July, 1954. j At that time application was made for a watershed project on Sandy Bids on Detention Sites To Be Opened August 17 KONAWA on more detention dam struc- tures in the Salt Creek Water and Conservancy District will be opened August 17 at the City Hall. Earl Watts, president of the board of trustees, said the three sites located from two and one-half miles to five miles north and from one to two miles east of Konawa. These will be the first to be con- structed in the Seminole county portion of the Conservancy Dis- trict. First- of the three to be opened is-located on land owned by Clar- ence E. Adams and Buster Wei- don, and is the smallest of the three. Th edam will be 700 feet long, and 20 feet high at the high- est point, and will create a perma- nent pool of three acres, and a sediment storage of 23 acre-feet. Adams is principal of Summers Chapel School, northeast of Kona- wa, and lives adjacent to the school. Another site is on the Roy Greer farm and it will conserve a drain- age area of 339 acres, with a per- manent 'pool of seven acres and will store 28-acre feet. It also will be 700 feet long and 20 feet high. Greer's farm is north of Konowa. Serving a drainage area of acres, the third site will be located on a farm owned by Eddie Huddleston, Konawa district com- missioner. This dam will be feet long and 26 feet high at its highest point. The permanent pool will be 20 acres with a storage capacity of 110 acre-feet. Construction work already is under way on five sites in the western part of the district near Wanette in Pottawatomie County. Creek under Public Law 566. In February, 1957; the work plan was finally completed, approved and signed. Then parties of Soil Conservation Sarvice engineers moved into the area and drew up final plans for individaul retard- ing structures on the Sandy Creek Watershed. In January, 1959. contractors moved into the picture with pow- er tools manned by skilled operat- ors. Bulldozers scooped up the first bladefuls of dirt. And it isn't such a long time. Not if you consider what has been done. Site 12, completed this week, makes 10 structures already fin- ished on the Sandy Creek Water- shed Project. And Sites No. 8 and No. 32 will be completed within thirty days. And that isn't all, not by a long shot. Men who advocate Conser- vation are seldom inactive. Work goes on rain or shine and in spite of relentless heat. If work can't be done outside, there's still plan- ning to do and constant negotia- tions. And these negotiations bear fruit. On August 24 contracts will be awarded on two more Sandy Creek sites. These are Sites 6 and 28 and will boost to 15 the number of sites already let of the original- ly planned 33. But Site 12, the one completed this week, is the largest and most impressive to date. It took cubic yards of dirt to make the fill. Heaped up, shaped, packed, rolled down, finished, the dam on (Continued on page two) SENIOR 4-H CAMP WILL START MONDAY Ten high school age boys andPontotoc, G a r v i n, Cleveland, girls from Pontotoc County will s leave Ada Monday at 11 a. m. for the five-county Senior 4-H i Club Leadership Camp at Willis. The encampment, run from Monday, through Wednesday, which will August August will be held at the 0. U. Biologi- cal Station there near Lake Tex- oma. According to Emerson Black. Murray and McClain counties are scheduled to arrive at the Bio- logical Station around p.m. Monday. An educational tour of the station will start at that time. General assembly and the assign- ment of camp facilities will fol- low the tour. Purpose of the gathering, ac- cording to Mr. Black, is to fur- nish training in 4-H leadership to Assistant County Agent here, part j the youths of high school age. The of the educational phase of the gathering will be a tour of the Educational Lab. three-day meet will include short personality and boat courses on careers, development, water safety and Scnba diving. Sched- j ules have been set up for free periods for soft drinks, recrea- tion and swimming and also some time for folk games. The Pontotoc County 4-H mem- bers will be accompanied on the trip by Mr. Black and Mrs. Mar- garet Stettler, Assistant H. Agent. Activities are expected to wind up around noon Wednesday or shortly thereafter, at which time the group will pack up their gear and leave for their respec- tive homes. CALF PROJECT: Hubert Wynn, 14, vice-president of the Oakman 4-H Club, is readying his heifer calf for the upcoming County Fair. The above little heifer is four months old, and is one of two calves purchased from a dairy and put en cows at the Wynn farm last spring. Young Wynn, active in 4-H work for several years, will enter high school at Byng this term. (WEEKLY Senior 4-H Club members from Bumper Crop Of Corn Is Predicted WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast a bumper bushel corn crop for Oklahoma this year. If the prediction pans out, the state's 1960 corn crop will be 000 bushels greater than last year's crop. The crop forecast calls for an average yield of 31 bushels oer acre from acres. j Alfred "Sonny" King assumed This compares with the 10 year his duties as deputy sheriff on average of 19.4 bushel per acre. I Oren Phillips' force this week. The state.'s wheat crop estimate King, a grocer for several years ;remanied the same this Ada. replaces George Lance an average of 25.5 bushels, per j on the sheriffs force, acre from acres. Lance is now in training at the The oat crop forecast also re- Oklahoma Highway Patrol school, mained the same, 30 bushels per j The addition of King brings the acre from acres. j sheriff's office back to full force. Also unchanged this month is j The deputies are Aron Gray, W. the estimated barley crop, a "Jack" Eden and King. Jail- King Takes Over Deputy's Duties ord 15.175.000 bushels. The sor- ers are Clyde gbum forecast calls for [Henderson." Charles bushels. [the undersheriff. Kaiser and Don Shockley is PEANUT PROJECT: Young Howard Canada, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Canada northeast of Francis, was rushing final "chopping" job on his field of peanuts just before the big rain Tuesday. Howard, a 4-H youth who won first last year with his Argentine variety.of peanuts at County Fair, is pushing this year's crop for another entry. Howard was president of the Francis club last year. This year he will enter Allen High. Sec another cut inside. (WEEKLY Gal ley-Van ting Around The County Mrs AHLOSO By KAY WEST .lime Delcado visited last 'rado. including Ouray. Silverton. Mesa Verde National Park and c ,-r Wednesday for San Diego, Calif. oundav. Clifford Harrell is a patient at Attendance in Sunday school of Valley View Hospital. His condi- ;he Ahloso Baptist Church was lion is reported as serious. 101. Vacation Bible school began of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Ross of Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Union Valley. Massey this week is her mother, Mrs. Ethel Mitchell., Okmulgee. Sandra Treas of Chouteau vis-! ited last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Treas, and with her grand- parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Treas of Lula. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Avery vis- ited Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thomas in Ada Friday night of last week. ters, Garlene and Carla Jo. -and Mrs. Johnnie Sue Hudson and children, Rocky, Terri and Ran- dy, visited the Douglas Smiths. Nancy Fulsom spent the week] Mr. and Mrs. Joe Collins, Wig- ,'of July 21-27 vacationing and vis- gins, Colo., are visiting this week iting relatives in eastern Oklaho- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holman visited in Lula Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Prentis West. Kay Monday with an enrollment and Stephen visited Mr. and Mrs. and will continue for two weeks. Wayne' Wallace in Farmington. N. M.. las; week and also visited Rev. and Mrs. George Kepp- Jay Holman has purchased the Chambers' filling station at the Ahloso Y. Mrs. Leo McNinch of Vanoss visited Saturday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Blankenship. Mickey Blankenship spent Sun- day with Stephen-West. School enrollment will be Au- gust 2fi. and classes will begin August 29. The lunch room has several places of interest in Colo- ner were Sunday dinner guests been enlarged and improved. i Nancy Fulsom spent last week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fulsom. Donald Moshier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Moshier. was among the members of the graduating class at Oklahoma University Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Moshier, Glen Moshier and Diana Clifton attended the graduation. Annette Cartwright of Ada vis- lited in the home of the N. J. tended the Penrod-Cook family Thompsons Friday evening. and Bobby. Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Melba Price, Ruby iPenrod. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thorn- Abbott, Annette Price, Nancy Mc- with Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Collins Us, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jackson, D a n i e 1. Elizabeth Thompson. Mrs. Ha Abbott. Mr. and Mrs. i Anita Ross, Carolyn Aday and C. M. Jackson and Mr. and Mrs.' Jean Abbott. Ben Cook and family, all of Ada. and Jack at Konawa, and with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Jackson at- Mrs. Garland Smith and daugh- i Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Treas and picnic at Wintersmith Park in Ada Sunday. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cook. Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Patterson j Peon, Ariz.: Mr. and Mrs. Fred and children, David, Patricia and I Cook, and daughter Lynn. Mc- Barbara of Sapulpa visited dur-! Alester; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest ling the weekend with his and Ronnie. Oklahoma Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Patterson. 'City; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Burn- Mr, and Mrs. Bill Ross and Mrs. Robert Reese was Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ross Friday night at a pink and blue [and family, and Mr. and M r s. shower in the reception room of' Perry Don Ross were Sunday din- the Ahloso First Baptist Church. ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Those attending and sending gifts i Ross. were Mesdames Marie Dean, Ma-j ble Bowers, Myrtle Cooper. Inez i Mr." and Mrs. Jess Ross visited I West, Cecil Blankenship. Frances'with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ross jKeppner, Goldia McDaniel, Au-; Friday, jdrey Treas, W. J. Guest, Maryj_____________________________ Jo Weddle. Theta Massey, Jean (Continued on two)
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