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History THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, May 31, 2012 - A5 Wind Powered Grinders Windmills were manufactured during the Territorial era which directly powered feed grinders, Under Power Windmill Gearing certain conditions, they could also power corn shellers, feed choppers, chums or circular saws. The heads on these "power windmills" were equipped with bevel gears which transformed the horizontal rotary motion of the wheel into a vertical rotary motion of the power shaft which extended downward to the base of the windmill. At a convenient height above the ground, this vertical rotation was changed back to the horizontal rotation of a line shaft. The line shaft could be short for driving a single piece of equipment, or could extend the full length of a barn and drive multiple machines. These machines were connected to the line shaft with belts and pulleys, or with chains and sprockets. Power windmills were limited by the intermittency of the wind and by the lack of knowledge at that time concerning the effective sizing and Tower Mounted siting of windmills. The power windmill's most serious challenge, however, came with the introduction of internal combustion engines on the farm. These new devices promised to deliver whatever power was wanted, whenever it was wanted, wherever it was wanted. For good, or for ill, the reliance on that promise has governed agriculture from those times until Mast Mounted today. The Farm Museum at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza would be enhanced with the addition of any early-day wind- powered equipment or devices. If you can help in this matter or if you need further information, please call Windmill Bob or Norma Constien at 405 Feed Grinder i 547-5057. The reaper was a machine invented in 183i to cut standing grain. Back then wheat, barley, and oats were cut by hand with a cradle, which was a modi- fied scythe. The reaper was improved through the years. About 1880, a mechanism was developed to tie bundles, which had been previously tied by hand. This mecha- nism was added to the reaper and eventually the reaper was called a binder. At first the binders used wire. That proved unsatis- factory so then twine was used to tie bundles. Binders were used for cutting grain in the Per- kins area until about 1952. Binders were used even in later years to harvest forage sorghums, such as millet. Perkins hardware stores sold binder twine. The use of the binder for grain harvest requires the use of a threshing machine. The bundles were run through the threshing machine to separate the grain from the straw. During the 1940's, com- bines gradually came into use for harvesting grain. They saved labor. In 1941, Grandpa Wall had a combine, but it had not worked well and broke down a lot, He did not know it at the time, but part of the mechanical failure was caused by the operat- ing speed of the combine being set too fast. Buying a binder was actually a step backward to go to college. They would know what it was to shock wheat. Maybe some of our readers can give us an update on the history of that spirit symbol. in progress because the use I did shock some wheat of the combine was increas- and oats, but it was only for ing. But he did buy a new binder. Grandpa was 65 years old at the time, and the binder was the last farm machine that he purchased. At that time, my dad Ephraim had recently come back to the farm, and subsequently Ephraim made the deci- sions about purchasing equipment. The new binder worked well and had some improved features. It was powered by a tractor, and it cut a ten foot swath. Earlier models of binders had been pulled by horses. They cut a narrower swath, The binder had a steel basket that collected the tied bundles. When about eight bundles were col- lected, the operator would push a foot pedal, and the basket would dump the bundles on the ground in the field. There would be little piles of bundles all over the field. The bundles would need to be "shocked" - that is the bundles would be stood up and leaned together with the grain head s on top. The bundles would be left there for several days to dry. It was usually the task of young people in the family to shock the bundles. Wichita State University's spirit symbol is "wheat shockers." I suppose that 90 years ago young people would come off the farm and out of the wheat fields two harvest seasons. We didn't use the binder much after 1944. I remember one field that it was my job to move the piles of bundles out of the backswath so that it could be cut. There is a song we sing at church called, "Bringing in the Sheaves." It is taken from Psalm 126, and tells of the joy of harvest time. The sheaves are bundles of grain. Moments in time On June 8, 632, in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad, founder of Islam, dies in the arms of Aishah, his third wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, Muhammad had a vision in which he heard God command him to become the Arab prophet of the "true religion." He began having religious revela- tions, which he collected as the Qur'an. Tim HISTORY while losing only one Of its own. On June 9, 1956, one of the world's, top-sell- ing crime novelists, Patricia Cornwell, best known for her forensic pathologist character D Kay Scarpetta, is born irt Miami. Cornwell's first novel, "Postmortem," was released in 1990. On June 5, 1933, the United States goes off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. The Great Depression of the 1930s had frightened the public into hoarding gold. Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money. On June 4, 1942, the Battle of Midway -- one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II -- begins. During the four- day sea-and-air battle, the U.S. Pacific Fleet suc- ceeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse opens the first drive-through bank in Zurich, Switzerland. The drive-through featured eight glass pavilions and a sensor on the ground that activated a light trail that directed drivers tothe next available bay.  On June 6, 1981, more than 500 passengers are killed when their train plunges into the Baghmati River in India. The rail accident was caused by an engineer who braked too hard to keep from hitting a cow that was crossing the tracks over a bridge. Seven cars derailed into the river. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Legal notice published in The Peddns Journal May 31,2012 The Payne County Commissioners met in a regular meeting, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Nctloe of the meet- ing was made in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. The follow- ing were present: Gloria Hesser, Chairman; Jim Arthur, Vice-Chair- man; Rocky Blasier, District #1 Road Foreman (1 st Deputy) and Unda Hatfield, County Clerk. The meeting was opened with Prayer and Flag Salute. Blasler made the motion to approve the agenda as printed. Arthur sec- onded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Hesser welcomed two students frorn OSU who are in a leadership class. Hesser explained they could ask questions if they needed clarification of actions taken by the Board. Arthur presented the following utility permit requests: Devon Energy Production Com- pany, LR a 4-inch gas line with a 6 5tSths-inch casing to be installed by trenching to cross a NortWSouth county road approximately l/4th mile South of Brash Creek Road and 68th Street and descnbed as 1,750 feet South of the NE/comer of Section 18, Township 18 North, Range 3 East; 51 East Water. a 12-inch water to be installed by trenching to cross a North/South county road approxi- mately .5 miles East of McEIroy and Brush Creek and described as 2,600 feet East of the NW/comer of Section 17, Township 19 North, Range 3 East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch tempo- r'&'y water line to parallel an East/ West county road approximately 1A mile East of 86th and Rose Road and descdbed as 2,640 feet North of the SW/comer of Section 19, Town- ship 18 North, Range 4 East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch term porary water line to be installed by trenching to cross an East/West county road approximately 1/16th of a mile West of 92nd and Cot- tonwood and described as 20 feet West of the NE/comer of Section 26, Township 18 North, Range I East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch temporary water line to parallel a North/South county road approxi- mately 1 mile South of 80th and Karsten Creek and descnbed as 5,280 feet South of the NW/comer of Section 22, Township 18 North, Range I East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 4-inch gas line with a 6-inch casing to be installed by trenching to cross a North/South county road approximately 1/16th of a mile South of 92nd and Heckek man and described as 25 feet South of the NE/comer of Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 1 East; Calyx Energy LLC, 2 (two) 6-inch lines, 1 (one) saltwater Free and 1 (one) gas line witha 16-inch casing to be installed by oenching to cross a NortWSouth county road approxi- mately 1/8f a mile South of 56th and Union Road and described as 526 feet South of the NW/corner of Section 11, Township 18 North, Range 3 East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 6-inch water line to parallel a NorltYSouth county road approximately Y2 mile South of 86th and Mehan Road and desoribed as 2,640 feet South of the NW/comer of Section 24, Township 18 North, Range 3 East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch water line to be installed by trenching to cross a North/South county road approximately 1116th of a mile South of 80th and Radlands and desoribed as 20 feet South of the NW/comer of Section 23, Township 18 North, Range I East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch water line to be installed by trenching to cross a North/South county road approximately 1/16th of a mile South of 86th and Rose Road and described as 2,640 feet South of the NE/comer of Section 24, Township 18 North, Range 3 East; Calyx Energy LLC, 2 (two) 6-inch lines, 1 (one) saltwater line and 1 (one) gas line with a 16-inch casing to be installed by trenching to parallel an East/West county road approximately 1/2 mile West of 56th and Union Road and described as 2,640 feet West of the NW/comer of Section 11, Township 18 North, Range 3 East; Calyx Energy U_C, 2 (two) 6-inch lines, (one) saltwater line and 1 (one) gas line with a 16-inch casing to be installed by trenching to cross a North/Sou county road approxi- mately 1116th of a mile South of 92rid and Roee Road and desoribed as 25 feet South of the NW/comer of Section 30, Township 18 North, Range 4 East; Calyx Energy LLC, a 3-inch water line to cross a Norlh/South county road approximately V2 mile North of 68th and Union Road and described as 2,000 feet North ofthe SW/corner of Section 11, Township 18 North, Range 3 East. Arthur made the motion to approve the utility permits as presented. Blasier seconded. Arthur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. Hesser presented a request to use the Courthouse lawn to post a sign stating April is Child Abuse Preven- tion Month. The Payne County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force would also like to decorate the trees with blue dbbens and bow Blasier made the motion to approve the request as presented.Arlhur seconded. Blasier, aye;Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Hesser presented a Fair Housing Proclamation for 2012. The precla- marion states the County affirms to follow the concepts, praclices and intent embodied by the Federal, State and Local laws in regard to Fair Housing. Arthur made the motion to approve the Proclama- tion as presented and authodze the Chairman to sign on behalf of the County. Blasier seconded. Arthur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. Hesser presented the following resolution: PAYNE COUNTY COMMISSIONS RESOLUTION 2012-16 BUDGET BOARD RESOLUTION 2012-01 Resolution authorizing the Direct Approprons of Reimbursement Funds for the Sheriff's Office WHEREAS, Oklahoma Statute Tale 62 Section 335 as the governing beard to direct monies received for reimbursement of ser- vices into the account from which the expense was paid; And Whereas, the Payne County Sheriff's Office from lima to time will incur overtime cost for employees through the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office Grant; and Whereas the overtime cost is an expense of the impaired driving enforcement; And Whereas the Payne County Sheriff's Office will receive reim- bursement for said overtime cost om e resporUe enm; Now Therefore Be It. Resolved, the Payne County Comm authorize the direct appropriation of said reimbursements into the Sher- iff's Office General Fund Full-time salary account. And Be It Further Resolved said appropriations wifl be cerlified on SA& I form 313 by the proper . Passed and approved this dayof 2012. Blasier made the motion to approve the resolution as presented. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Arthur presented the following resolution: DONATION FOR: Payne County Road Work Matenals, Dist. #3 PAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIoNERS RESOLUTION #2012-17 The Matter of a Declaralion of Accep- tence of a GIFT for Payne County WHEREAS, Jim CamptH &Assod- atas pursues a slrong commitment to the community and has a strong dasire to improve the quality of life for the residents of Payne County, and between the Oldahoma Depar'm WHEREAS, Payne County  of T and the Board of this instrument to indicate it's Payne County Commissioners. desire to accept this gi of a check Arthur explained this is regarding in the amount of $100.00 for road the construction of a bndge over improvements to Sangre Rd. & Yost stiitwater Creek, 5.05 miles West Rd to supplement Payne County's and 1.0 mile North of US-177/SH- resources, 51 jtmclk in Stillwater. Arthur stated the bddge is Ioceted at the comer NOW THEREFORE BE IT of McEIroy and Range Road. The RESOLVED, that Payne County agreement states the County will hereby expresses its gratitude and furnish all theland, dear of obstruc- its intent to accept this gilt that has been donated by Jim Campbell & Associates 1176 W. Lakeview, Stillwater, Ok. 74075. Presented to and approved this 29th day of March, 2012. Arthur made the motion to approve r'-Mion as presented. Blasier seconded. Arur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. Blasier presented the following resolution: PAYNE COUNTY COMMISSION- ERS Resolution # 2012-18 Re: Adclillon of Stop Signs Lakevlew and Clay Road and Clay Road and Airport WHEREAS, Title 69 O.S. 1991 Sec. 601 vests jurisdiction over county roads and Highways in the county, and WHEREAS, Tale 47 O.S. 1991 Sec, 14-113 specifies certain powers of the county commission with respect to the regulation of traffic on local highways, and WHEREAS, the roads intersecting at Lakeview and Clay Road as well as Clay Road and Airport have a high volume of traffic and are a greet con- on for the safety and well being of their czens, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: in open meeting this 29th day of Mamh, 2012 by the Payne County Board of Commis- sioners will erect stop signs at the east-west road of Lakeview where it intersects at Clay Road and one at the east-west road of Airport where it intersects at Clay Road. T19N-R4E SW QUARTER OF SECTION 2 NW QUARTER OF SECTION 12 T20N-FI4E SW QUARTER OF SEC- TION 35 T19N-R4E NW QUARTER OF SECTION 1 Presented and approved this 2cjth day of March, 2012 Basier made the moUon to approve the resolution as presented. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Arlhor preesnted a right of way, puUlo utility and encroachment reemant tions, utilities, and other facilities above or below the surface without cost to the State.for the constnJc- on of  proct: aati the County would maintainthe project after its construction as a part of the agreement. Arthur made the motion to approve the agreement as presented and explained. Blasier seconded. Arthur, aye; Blasier, aye; Heseer, aye. Arthur presented the following resolution: DONATION FOR: Payne County Road Work Materials, _Dist. #3, PAYNE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RESOLUTION #2012-19 The Matter of a Declaration of Acceptance of a GIFT for Payne County WHEREAS, J. Bryce Campbell rsuesastrong commitrnent to the community and has a strong desire to improve the quality of life for the residents of Payne County, and WHEREAS, Payne County issues this instrument to indicate it's desire to accept this giR of a check in the amount of $100.00 for road improve- ments to Sangre Rd. & Yost Rd to supplement Payne County's resources, NOW THERi=FORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Payne County hereby expresses its gr and its intent to accept this gift that has been donated by J. Bryce Camp- bell 1176 W. Lakeview, Stillwater, Ok. 74075. Presented fo and approved this 29th day of March, 2012. Arthur made the rnolion to approve the resolulion as prasented. Blasler seconded. Arthur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. The Clerk presented the transfers: 1) Building Engineer M&O to Build- ing Engineer Salaries: $2050.00 2) Sheriff Service feeto Extension M&O: $70.00 Blasler made the motion to approve the transfers as presented. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye;Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Haffield presented the following blanket purchase orders: 1)=Sheriff, repairs to 2010 Ford CrownVic, G and M Body Shop: $4,95o.0o 2) District #1, repeirs to tractor, Tulsa New Holland: $6,500.05 3) Apdl blanket purchase orders for District #1, District #3, Distdct Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, AsseS- sor, Revaluation, Election Board, General Government, Building Engineer, Solid Waste, Emergency Management, Fairboard and the Hoanh Department r ma H' n to al'e the blanket purchase orders as pre- sented. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Hatfield presented purchase order #3779, warrant #2482 to Center for Local Government Technology, to be disallowed. Haffleld explained it had already been paid. Arthur made the motion to approve disallowing the purchase order and wanant as requested. Blasier seconded. Arthur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. The Clerk presented the following monthly reports: Health Department, February bal- ance: $2,874.03 February alcoholic beverage tax col- leclions: $11,688.08 Shedff official depository, ending FeBruary balance: $56,051.49 Arthur made the motion to approve the reports as presented. Blasler seconded. Arlhur, aye; Blasier, aye; Hesser, aye. Hesser reported Friday, March 30, 2012, 10 am, there would be a brictge dedication in honor of Bill Deedng. Hessar expleined the bridge was the historloal bddge moved from Highway 51. I-lesser stated the public is invited. Haffield presented the minutes of March 19, 2012. Blasier made the motion to approve the minutes as printed. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. Blasier made the molic to approve payra purchase orders for the month of March 2012 for 228 employees in the amount of $554,474.23. Arthur seconded. Blasier, aye; Arthur, aye; Hesser, aye. The meeUng was adioumed. Unda Hatfleld Payne County Clerk r', .... r I r