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F~ PAGE I0 -- The Perkins Journal Thursday, April 12, 1984 F . " udie ,,od Be,,er,ee ' " " The Natural Way Arthur Smith recently 'il is ,, Time ..... returned from a trip pro- W, , vided by thei church By Zola Sample field. Later when he machinery and ~ IN"~'~ i'' " ' ~ ~ which included Rome, APRIL was the month had plowed or cultivated h~I~,'~-, and deLris that nm-1~ ~ 01 Profes~r of Biology . ~ ~ ?* : ~ / ~ Athens, Jordan, Israel that all farmers along the the field both ways one managed with. It~.f~~ and Cairo. Cimarron River bottoms could look from the top of covered our wildI,.~ ~' q II~l Oklahoma BaptistUniverstW ,~,, & They toured the were busy preparing to the hill and it was a plum thicket w l~1~,' ~r~f.j ,! beautiful green cun" Plant their crn" N trac" beautiful field" We were missed for c ~anni~,~. I rdll , * tryside of Rome, travel- tors were available in that ! always proud of our corn It- selling to others l~-&" Last week I mentionedFlowers have white I~o ed to the ancient city of day The ground was field. Our log crib, in a discouraging year. WI ~. Athens, spent the night plowed with stirring good year would be full to eight in the family,[ that the plum trees are in pink petals and appear in i ~4 ~ ,., full and beautiful bloom March and April. We see ~ q in Amman, Jordan, plows pulled generally the eves. We always new baby _.F~t,, around central Oklahoma. a lot of these plums ~ ~ traveled through the Ju- with three head of mules planted yellow corn. CORN PLANT.~ E'~"~, I always tell myself to blooming alon_gdisturbed ~ ~t* , dean Wilderness and the or horses. The soil was One year in 1908 the greatly improved |r-~~, take a notebook and write roadsides, fields and in ,. :~ .... 2i, fertile valley of the Jor- deep and rich ideal for river overflowed in June Fertilizer and we~.;i~,,, down the locations of fence rows. Fruits are .... ~, dan River, toured the corn growth. If theplants when our corn was in is drilled along~t~ piton thickets' near our shiny red to yellow skinn- hills of Nazareth, were cared for properly, a roasting eer stage. Ouren- cornseedNofurt~,,~ home that a:e so evident ed with a whitish film and ~ Jerusalem, and mammoth crop of corn tire 90 acres was ruined, m" requzred" until" M~_,M ~"~'~ would be harvested in the The overflow water did time. My right now, but will disap- mature early in the Bethlehem, spent the fall if the river did not go not recede for quite a spell Oak, Iowa contr 2. pear into the woodland summer, night on the Sea of on arampage and destroy Anyway little green stalks RO SYRUres~i~!~P~l~~;'', greenery once they have I hope you aren't con- Galilee which they sailed the entire crop of corn grew out of the ~w; hundred ac stopped blooming and fused because we have across, waded in the Jor- My father looked for- roasting ears and of PANY for a good ~: ~ their leaves appear. But as three more kinds of plums dan River, the Mediter- ward to raising a bountiful course we had no crop that |~0~ ~, ususal, I will probably to go. The third kind of ranean Sea, and the crop every year. He year. I remember it so well - ~'~.*~,~ PERSONA#- forget to mark down their plum in our area is Prunus Dead Sea, rode a cable prepared the soil by hat- for mother was pregnant I)Y .01 locations and will spend mexicans, also known as Visitors in the .~i'~ ~0, hours and many miles Mexican plum or big tree car to the top of Masada, rowing and cross harrow- with my little sister Mrs. Emma McCI~." '~ ~' searching for ripe plums plum. This plum can be had an 8-hour bus ride ing. He ordered a Mildred. She was born on Jean the past w#~ ~, ~ latcr in the summer, mistaken for the through the Sinai Penin- checkrow planter from the 23rd of June that yeer. clude Mr. and]~.0; I also decided that this American plum, but the sula and the Sahara Sears Roebuck and then Mother walked with me to Donald G~L"~" ~ ,, Plum Blossoms ~ ~, year I would try to find leaves are very different. Desert to Cairo, Egypt,he could plow the rows the top of the Eagle Oklahoma C~t , ~,,,, out what kind of plum The Mexican plum has and the fertile valley of both ways. Bugle vines Mountain to look at theann ivlrs. James~ '~ ~,00~ ~, trees we have in Payne leaves that are soft and Distribution and Iden- ty, OK 73152. the Nile River. They were so numerous it kept river. She criedsilenttears Hempill and da~, County. Unfortunately Ihairy(pubescent)beneath, tification of Woody Plants The OSU Department were accompanied by the older children busyon the way back to the i/,?.~"~,, Jamie, of Tulsa. I~L~.~,~, thought there were only a It i:- a small tree 10 to 20 of Oklahoma in the Winter of Botany/Microbiology their two children, hoeing to keep the vines house. I was eight years ~. ~,~0 couple of kinds of plumfeet tall that is found scat- Condition." It was written and Arts and Sciences Ex- Lanette and Lantz, and from smothering the old. I was very sad. NEW BA ~:['~ ' trees. A plum isaplum to tered in the moist softby Dr. Paul Buck of thetension will be offering a 25 other people fromyoung plants. When The sisters got a job ~j me and I knew there were along ravines or streamUniversity of Tulsa dn field botany course on their church. It was an father could not get into picking up potatoes at IS OPENI ~:~ii , the field because of rainy Mannford. We seined CoKIn~nNZ.tISH~n~/~'I~ short plum trees in banks inouroak-hickory pubhshed by the Plants of the Southernunforgettable14-day trip weather the task of hoeing Salt Creek for fish to eat, --- IN"4~ on Dover Main ~1 ..... thickets and taller plum forests. They really show Oklahoma Academy of Rockies by Dr. James K. and the memories of hay- was great. Besides the picked polk and wild bet- opened for busine'i~' trees in wooded areas. So up in the woods in a pro- Science. This publication McPherson. It will he ing walked in the steps bugle vines took root ries to can and made out a.m. Monday in IA~:~'~ I was surprised to read in fusion of white to pink has maps, keys and taught in Colorado from of their Lord and Savior again when cut if there best we could. a new book on woody blooms against the dark descriptions of trees, July 1 through the 20th will last a lifetime. 2000 square foot ~,~c~, plants in Oklahoma that color of all the other forest shrubs, and vines in their for $600 for transports- was no sun to kill them. It The river not only ruin- onial building. there are seven different trees. Its fruits are much winter condition in tion, room, board and tui- -o- was a drudgery task. If ed our crop but took our [ M.I X~II :.IJ.V,I..'-; kinds of plums and five of them occur in your coun- ty. All of our plums are members of the scientific genus Prunus which is the ancient Latin name for plum. One of our plums is Prunus americanus which is called the American plum, wild plum, wild yellow plum, red plum, inch plum, river plum and horse plum. You really have a choice of what to call this plum! This is a plum tree that may reach 20 feet in height and has attractive flowers with white petals that unfor- tunately have an unplea- sant odor. Its leaves, which will become evident in a few weeks, haveedges that resemble the toothed (serrated} edges of a saw. The fruits are round with a thick skin and are juicy and sweet when ripe in the summer. Our second kind of plum is Prunus angustifolia and called by the common names of Chickasaw plum, sand plum, and mountain cherry. It seldom grows more than six feet in height and is usually found growing in thickets in moist sandy soils. It is a great tree for holding the soil in place and as a shelter and source of food for birds and mammals. Its leaves are lance-shaped {augustifolia refers to lance-shaped leaves) and three to four inches long. like those of the American plum. The fourth plum is Prunus gradlls. Called the Oklahoma plum, low plum or sand plum, it also forms thickets and seldom grows more than six feet in height. It grows in the dry sandy soils of open creeks, hillsides, fence rows and open woods. The wild goose or Mun- son plum {Prunus mun soni) is the fifth plum oc- curring in Payne County. It occurs in thickets in rich soils along streams. floodplains and roadsides. This fast-growing plum also serves as shelter and a food source for wildlife. But to most of us, a plum is a plum is a plum ;' whose chief value to ':" humans is to use in mak- ; " ' ing jellies, jams and other ' ' culinary delights. Wild plums are also expected to be wormy. We always try to locate some ripe plums in the summer that Judith uses to make plum jelly. Our wild plums make a beautiful and tasty jelly that is enjoyed at home and also sent and given to relatives and friends as gifts~ Judith uses the recipe for plum jelly that. is found in the boxes of pectin. And last, but not least, some of the early colonists used wild plums to 'Vnellow" their gin and to stretch the available sup- plies of the valuable spirit For gin or jelly, now is the time of the year to locate your plum trees for a fruit crop later in the summer! Good luck! There is a new publica- tion available on Oklahoma. It is $6.00 per tion. For additional infor- copy and available frommation, contact the Arts Dr. L. Vernon Scott, Ex- & Sciences Extension at ec. Sec.-Treas. OAS, P.O. {405}624-5647. Box 53443, Oklahoma Ci-See you all next week! the seed corn that he BINGO PARLOR PADLOCKED always ordered from Iowa to start with did not come TECUMSEH--The up or crows managed to Citizens Band devour the seed, it was Potawatomi Tribe closed down their bingo parlor necessary to plant again. I 're seen my two older when a contract disputesistem replant all day long arose with the operators with a hand planter that Enterprise Management father had also ordered Consultants of Noi~man.from Sears. It was a heavy Bingo resumed later under contraption filled with management of the Tribe. seed corn that had two 700 people played over Friday, Saturday and handles you worked to let the seed fall into the Sunday Under the 20 year contract, the tribe ground after the girls was to receive a minimum jabbed the contraption in- to the soil in the checkrow of $10,000 per month andplace alloted for it. 35 percent of the profit When the plants were over that amount. up father harrowed the en- Will Lorayne West displays a quilt made by the members of Lost Creek United Methodist Church in honor of the church's 75th Anniversary. The quilt will be auctioned at Lost Creek's annual auc- tion and smorgasbord. This event will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 6. 0 p.m. Prices are: $3.00 for I adult, $5.00 for 2 adults and $1.50 for a child. Following the smorgasbord will be an auction at 7:30. Besides the quilt, stained glass and pillows will be auctioned. Lost Creek is located 4 miles north and 2 miles west of Perkins. Everyone is in- vited for all you can eat and a good evening of funl -o- AUTO CRASHES HOTEL GETS STORE C RESCENT-- A 503 NAMES CUSHING--Richard motorist crashed his car through the front of an House announced that the IGA store when his foot Hotel Cushing project has slipped off the brake, lear- received the support of ing the front of the store 503 people who are poten- operating open air style tial housing applicants. C Cup SAE 30 Wght. SHELTON LUMBER CO. Lumber & All Other Building Molerials 9th & Lowry STILLWATER, OK Vinco Pentecostal Church of God Rev. W.C. Graham WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday School .......................... Morning Service ......................... : Evening Service .......................... P.Y.P.A.'s Service ........................ , Wednesday Service ......................... 16 oz. drink with purchase Dell Sandwich or Chlckon MILK C Roll