Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - August 11, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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CALF PR°JECT: 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, ana is one c two calves purchased from a dairy and put on cows at the Wynn farm last
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Ten high school age boys and Pontotoc, Garvin, Cleveland, | girls from Pontotoc County will Murray and McClain counties are ■ leave Ada Monday at ll a. rn. scheduled to arrive at the Bio-for the five-county Senior 4-H logical Station around 2:30 p.m. Club Leadership Camp at Willis. Monday. An educational tour of
The encampment, which run from Monday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 17, will be held at the 0. U. Biological Station there near Lake Tex-oma.
According to Emerson Black. Assistant County Agent here, part of the educational phase of the gathering will be a tour of the Educational Lab.
Senior 4-H Club members from
BumperCrop Of Com Is Predicted
WASHINGTON* T\P>-The Department of Agriculture forecast a bumper 8.494.000 bushel corn crop for Oklahoma this year.
If the prediction pans out, the state's 1960 corn crop will be 990.-000 bushels greater than last year’s crop. The crop forecast calls for an average yield of 31 bushels Der acre from 274.000 acres.
This compares with the IO year average of 19.4 bushel per acre.
The staters wheat crop estimate remanied the same this month— an average of 25.5 bushels, per acre from 4.710.000 acres.
The oat crop forecast also remained the same. 30 bushels per acre from 348.000 acres.
Also unchanged this month is the estimated barley crop, a record 15.175.000 bushels. The sor-
will the station will start at that time. General assembly and the assignment of camp facilities will follow the tour.
Purpose of the gathering, according to Mr. Black, is to furnish training in 4-H leadership to the youths of high school age. The three-day meet will include short courses on careers, personality development, water and boat safety and Scuba diving. Schedules have been set up for free periods for soft drinks, recreation and swimming and also some time for folk games.
The Pontotoc County 4-H members will be accompanied on the trip by Mr. Black and Mrs. Margaret Stettler, Assistant H. D: 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 respective homes
King Takes Over Deputy's Duties
Alfred “Sonny’’ King assumed his duties as deputy sheriff on Oran Phillips’ force this week.
King, a grocer for several years in Ada. replaces George Lance on the sheriffs force.
Lance is now in training at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol school.1
The addition of King brings the sheriffs office back to full force.
The deputies are Aron Gray, W. W. “Jack” Eden and King. Jailers are Clyde Kaiser and Don zbum forecast calls for 18.036.000 Henderson. Charles Shockley is
PEANUT PROJECT: Young Howard Canada, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Canada northeast of Francis, was rushing th«
final “chopping” job on his field of peanuts just before the big rain Tuesday. Howard, a 4-H youth who won first placi last year with his Argentine variety of peanuts at the County Fair, is pushing this year's crop for another entry. Howarc was president of the Francis club last year. This year he will enter Allen High. See another cut inside. (WEEKLY Photo).
Combined With The Ado Times-Democrot
Site 12 On Sandy Creek Is Completed This Week
WINDING UP SITE 12 ON SANDY: Heavy earth moving equipment was moving at a rapid pace under cobalt skies and a giaringly-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 137,598 cubic feet of dirt to make the above fill. (WEEKLY Photo).
By ERIC ALLEN
Site 12, one of 33 retarding structures laid out for the sometimes rampaging Sandy Creek and its tributaries, is being rushed to completion this week.
Each day for quite a spell the huge 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 across the hills and valleys under the galling sun. Conservation of land and water is a constantly growing thing. Blades of the machines 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 relentless heat of mid-summer never 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 finished to date on the Sandy Creek project. The site handles a drainage area of eight square miles. When the big rains come and pour run-off from the hills into the reservoir. 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 challenging picture of what local conservancy districts and SCS engineers 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 as time goes by. Not if you look in on operations occasionally, and learn to know forces that make it work.
These forces include planners, engineers, workmen, inspectors. and contractors and machines to move the dirt.
A. d the picture starts with the planners. The local Conservancy District was formed in July, 1954. At that time application was made for a watershed project on Sandy
Bids on Detention Sites To Be Opened August 17
KONAWA (Special)— Bids on; thme more detention dam structures in the Salt Creek Water and Conservancy District will be I opened August 17 at the City Hall. Earl Watts, president of the board of trustees, said the three sites a*', 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 constructed in the Seminole county portion of the Conservancy District. •
First of the three to be opened is located on land owned by Clar-1 ence E. Adams and Buster Weldon, and is the smallest of the three. Th edam will be 700 feet long, and 20 feet high at the highest point, and will create a permanent pool of three acres, and a sediment storage of 23 acre-feet. Adams is principal of Summers
Chapel School, northeast of Konawa, and lives adjacent to the school.
Another site is on the Roy Greer farm and it will conserve a drainage area of 339 acres, with a permanent '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 1,088 acres, the third site will be located on a farm owned by Eddie Huddleston. Konawa district commissioner. This dam will be 1,150 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 Service engineers moved into the area and drew up final plans for individaul retarding structures on the Sandy Creek Watershed.
In January. 1959, contractors moved into the picture with power tools manned by skilled operators. 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 IO structures already finished on the Sandy Creek Watershed 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 Consertion are seldom inactive. Work goes on rain or shine and in spite of relentless heat, lf work can’t be done outside, there’s still planning to do and constant negotiations. 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 originally planned 33.
But Site 12. the one completed this week, is the largest and most impressive to date. It took 137.598 cubic yards of dirt to make the fill. Heaped up, shaped, packed, rolled down, finished, the dam on
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SENIOR 4-H CAMP WILL START MONDAY
ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST ll, 1960Galley-Vanting Around The County
By KAY WEST
June Delgado visited last with her grandmother, Mrs. Ed Jackson. Mrs. Delgado left Wednesday for San Diego, Calif.
including Ouray. Silverton. Verde National Park and
(rf Mr. and Mrs. Jess Ross of Union Valiev.
Don Thompson. Jim Malone and Bill Hunter went waterskiing at Lake Texoma Sunday.
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Attendance in Sunday school of
Sandra Treas of Chouteau visited last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Treas, and with her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. VV. J. Treas of Lula.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Massev this week is her mother. Mrs. Ethel Mitchell, Okmulgee.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Avery visited Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thomas in Ada Friday night of last week.
ters, Garlene and Carla Jo. -and Nancy Fulsom spent the week Mrs. Johnnie Sue Hudson and of July 21-27 vacationing and vis-children. Rocky, Terri and Ran- iting relatives in eastern Oklaho-dy, visited the Douglas Smiths. ma.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holman Mickey Blankenship spent Sun-visited in Lula Sunday. day with Stephen West.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Collins, Wiggins, Colo., are visiting this week with Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Collins and Jack at Konawa, and with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Smith and family.
ett and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Penrod. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jackson. Mrs. Ila Abbott. Mr. and Mrs. C. ML Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cook and family, all of Ada.
Beth Martin, Melba Price, Ruby Abbott, Annette Price, Nancy Mc-Daniel, Elizabeth Thompson. Anita Ross, Carolyn Aday and Jean Abbott.
Bible school began
Jay Holman has purchased the Chambers filling station at the Ahloso Y.
Wayne N M .
Wallace in Farmington, last week and also visited
Rev and Mrs. George Kepp-seserai peaces of interest rn Co*>- aer were Sunday dinner guests
School enroilmen* v ill be August 26. and classes will begin Ausust 29 The lunch room has been enlarged and improved.
Mrs. Leo McNinch of Vanoss visited Saturday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Blankenship.
Nancy Fulsom spent last week
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eld Fulsom.
Donald Motlier, 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 visited in the home of the N. J. Thompsons Friday evening.
Mrs. Garland Smith and daugh- Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Treas and
Dr. and Mrs. Oliver Patterson and children. David, Patricia and Barbara of Sapulpa visited during the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Patterson.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Jackson attended the Penrod-Cook family picnic at Wintersmith Park in Ada Sunday. Others attending were Mr and Mrs. Bill Cook, Peon. Ara,; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cook, and daughter Lynn. McAlester; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Butnett and Ronnie. Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Bum-
Mrs. Robert Reese was honored Friday night at a pink and blue shower in the reception room of the Ahloso First Baptist Church. Those attending and sending gifts were Mesdames Marie Dean, Ma-ble Bowers, Myrtle Cooper. Inez West, Cecil Blankenship, Frances Heppner, Goldia McDaniel, Audrey Treas, W. J. Guest, Mary Jo Weddle, Theta Massey, Jean
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ross and family, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Ross .and family, and Mr. and M r s. Perry Don Ross were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ross.
Mr.' and Mrs. Jess Ross visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. JI. Ross Friday.
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