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The Perkins Journal
Perkins, Oklahoma
June 7, 1962     The Perkins Journal
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June 7, 1962

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Lions To Sponsor The The Only Newspaper in the State That Benefit Perkins and Commua"ty Concessions Perkins Lions club members VOted Monday night to sponsor one and possibly two concession Stands during the afternoon and evening of July 4th at the location of the Lions' annual fireworks dis- Play, at the Perkins city park. It was pointed out at the meet- ing that, while a large number of PeOple atend the Perkins Roundui~ Club rodeo prior to the fireworLs display each July 4th, an estimat- ed 2 to 3,000 people gather around the fireworks display area while the rodeo is in progress. Lions ~nembers felt that the concession Stands would not compete with the rodeo and other activities in ~PrOgress. Profits from the stands WOuld be used to help finance th- fireworks and other Lions pro- Birth Announced ............ 50 Copy Perkins, Payne County. Okla. Thursday, June 7, 1962 Eight Pages Volum~ 72 No. 38 Mr and Mrs Eugene Ritter of ~IUlhall are the parents of a dau- ghter born May 29, weighing sew, n Pounds and 14 ounces. She has been named Janet Marie. Mrs LOrene Crook is the maternal grandmother. Combines Rolling-, Between Rains Combines began roll.log again in the Perkins area Tuesday tn wheat and barley fields after rains forced an eight-day layoff. Workers in Ahrberg elevator re- ports trucks began coming in a- round 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and around 8,000 bushels of wheat were dumped at the elevator that evening. Despite heavy rains, moisture content on the grain is low enough lo be considered "good," elevator workers said. Vv'heat weight is averaging around 59-60 pounds, an encouraging note for farming. Barley weight is running from 40-44 pounds per bushel, slightly under ideal weight. Wheat yields are running con- siderably beller than farmers had anticipated, generally. Several farmers were reporting yields of 30 bushels of wheat lo li~ acre. Wayne Allen reported barley which made 40 bushels to the acre. I,eo ,Jael