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December 20, 1973

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The Journal, Thursday, December 20, 1973 by Allan Wall (December 6, 1973) 1973 was a record year for crops in Oklahoma. Wheat av- eraged 30.5 bushels per acre and the grand total was 158,295,000 bushels. 1,398,000 bushels of rye were harvested. Sorghum grain averaged 45 bushels an acre while the total was 31,950,000 bushels. Alfalfa hay averaged 3 tons an acre whitle 3,546,000 tons oJ all kinds of hay were harvested. An average of 2300 pounds an acre of peanuts were harvest- ed. The total for peanuts was 276,000,000 pounds. This is com- parable to 242,650,000 pounds in 1972 and 2,110 pounds an acre in 1972. Soybean harvest was 22 bushels an acre and a total of 4,- 466,000 bushels. These seven crops were the record breaking crops in Ok- lahoma only. These figures were made available by the Okla- homa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. This service has for the last two weeks been making a sur- vey, interviewing 800 farmers and ranchers across the state asking them what their intentions are for the spring pig crop and their livestock inventories and their planting report. The results of the survey will show predictions for 1974. Last Saturday at the Rlpley School the county 4-H Junior Demonstration Contest was held. Sixteen Perkins 4-H members gave demonstrations. I attended the demonstration contest and saw the boys' individual demonstrations. The topic for demon- strations were varied. One demonstration wasabout finger print- ing, showing how to lift fingerprints with household powders. Another boy demonstrated how to make candles from parrafin. There were demonstrations with farm topics such as how to treat sheep for 'internal parasites, making ~ rain guage, and taking soil samples. In "Treating Sheep for Internal Parasites~', a model made of cotton was used to show how to put medicine in a sheep's mouth. "Making a Rain Guage" showed how to make a guage out of a can. The can is placed in a box on a fence post. The guage must be set away from trees or buildings. Two other demonstratiohs dealt with guns. One showing how to make rock salt bullets and one dealing with~un safety. The former demonstration showed how to fill empty shells with rock salt for small game or stray dogs. In the team demonstration, two boys showed how to make a next box for a mother rabbit. Several years ago, wheat grower organizations were pro- moting the idea of using alcohol made from grain as an additive to gasoline. The idea didn't get off the ground. Now that there is a' gas shortage more research might be conducted on this idea. Also more wheat would have to be raised. Have a Happy Holiday .and the Very Best of Everything. (December 20, 1973) Tomorrow (December 21) is the first day of winter. Most of the Christmas trees have been put up in people's houses. One of the joys of country living is being able to chop down your own tree. In largely wooded areas, chopping down trees does not hurt the ecology. For farmers who have livestock, winter is a hard time. The animals have to be fed well during the cold spells. Merry Christmas. See you in two weeks. with candy canes, Santa Claus- es and popcorn strings. We also made some Christmas cards for our Morns and Dads. THIRD GRADE. Ronald Coon We are doing things different now and we are changing our schedules in IRA's. We are cut- ting articles out. E.rma Brixey and Dora Mercer attended the American Bus- iness Women's Association meeting held at the Student Union at Stillwater Monday evening. They enjoyed the annual gift exchange, dinner, business meeting and program using ABWA talent. Th~ Madrigal Singers from C. E. Donart High School in StlUwater also entertained with festive music. While in Stlllwater Monday evening Dora Mercer visitec her brother, Adrian Stanley, Mrs. Stanley and La.Ntta. LaNlta is in her first year of college at OSU and is busy taking exam- inations and helping with the Christmas bustle. Adrian is making a new fire place in their home on Arring- ton Street. He is using old used bricks that he has collected over the years. Our favorite is a brick that was made in Chandler and bears the name of the town and the initials O.T. standing for Ok- lahoma Territory. His favorite lsone that be~rs the words "Don't spit on the sidewalk". Methinks it was made in Guthrle long ago. Both of us own bricks that were made in Stillwater whe~ they had a brick factory long ago. The sad part of this fire place is that the Stanleys won't have it ready for Santa Claus to use this year. Mrs. Sianley (Georgia) works with the Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and is busy making holiday goodies. She helps with cooking demonstrations and shows for the Gas company. Mr. Stanley is affiliated with Central Rural Electric---se the Sianley~ have lots of fun teasing about being competitors. Several local people, Including Estella Jacobs and John Baker, have received Christmas greetings from Tehran, Ires, from Joe and Ruby Jo Carpenter. Joe is the son of Mrs. Hattie Carpenter and works with the Pan American Oil COmpany in . Iran. We have a new baby girl In our neighborhood. She weighed six pounds and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Longan of N.E. Third Street. The baby has an older sister, Terri. The musical was well attended at the United Methodist Church Sunday evening. The Sunday morning worship service was very effective with the different musics/ instruments. Velds Ewing accomanied her daughter with the organ as Nancee rend- ered a flute number. Rev. and Mrs. Polson played the guitar an@ steel guitar, respectively and sung. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. SIXTH GRADE Wendy Kautz Boy, do we have a lot to say. First, we are having a chess tournament. The people who are not interested in chess, they play checkers. We have been working on it this afternoon. The people who are working on chess are up to some real com- petition. The checker lovers have some hard times coming. Friday, December 14th, we took an educational trip to the zoo. In science we are studying animals. SO Mrs. Parrett (our teacher) decided to take our class and the fifth grade, to the zoo. Everybody made a list of animals they saw and circled the one they like the best. Every- body like altogether different things. Friday, the 21st, we're going to have a Christmas party In the morning and in the afternoon we're going to the old folks home in Cushing. Wednesday the 19th we're having a fair. Just the sixth grade class is having this Medieval Fair. We plan to have a very nice time. Have s very Merry Christmas! SEVENTH GRADE Karena Brlttin Steve Simms We hope everyone is ready for Christmas. We sure are. Last Friday we made Christmas de," corations for our room. Almost everyone has their Christmas glRs here. At this time we have five big Posters of football piayers. YoU can tell what our teacher like#. Well, we better go. EIGHTH GRADE Susan Rlpley My, but our room look$ Chrtstmasy, what with all our our wreaths, candies, Christ-" mas tree and poinsettias. Most of us have brought our gifts. We Plan on having our ow~ Christmas party Friday. The 7th and 8th grade girls are playing Drumrlght ThurS" day night. After the business was ells- VOCAL TOUR cussed, the members went The "Epicureans" went on a caroling to homes in Rlpley. R tour, last Thursday, December was enjoyed by everyone. They 13. The group left the school then went back to the school and by bus at 7:30 that morning had cookies and hot chocolate. and sang first at Marshall High School at 9:30. After M::rshall SPEECH they sang at Perry High School The speech class isnow prac- at 12:45. The group consists of tlclng on plays to be put on tc 23 members under the directlon members of the class at the of Hugh Delozler. end of the semester. The class divided into 3 groups from which FILM each groups will give a play. "How to Frame a Fig" star- ring DOn Knotts, will be shown STUDENT COUNCIL PARTY Friday too all students. Fie- Members of the Student CoUn- mentary will see the film Frl- cll attended a party on Friday, day morning and High School to December 14, at the Ingersol see it Friday afternoon. The ad- home. Gifts were exchanged and mission will be 25~. Elementary refreshments were served. A students pay homeroom teach- fun time was had by everyone. er. High School students pay4th The student council members hour teacher Friday. would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ingersol for the use of PARTY their home. A party will be held for 7th grade through 12th Friday af- HOMECOMING ternoon. Punch and cookies will jc Don't forget to attend the be served. Also Santa Claus Homecoming basketball game will be there. Gifts will be pre- this Friday, December 21, at sented to Mr. Ward, Dr. Child- 7:00 p.m. The Ripley teamswill ress and Mr. Sheerer. The be competing against Kellyvllle. party is being sponsored by the Mums ordered for homecom- student council, ing can be picked up at Mr. Tol- lette's home after school Fri- FHA day. An FHA meeting was held Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 SE.COND GRADE p.m. The meeting was broughtTammy Chesmore to order by President BrendaChris Kates Ingersol. Committees were se- We got some new games. We lected for the FHA Banquet, brought our presents to school. which is in February. It wasWe are going to have a Christ- voted against to have a mixer mas party Friday. We have a after the Homecoming ballgame, big tree and we decorated it up To Everyone, Joy Love, Hope and Happiness. Johnny's Conoco and Employees