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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1940)
Kansas Rad WheatCame
From Two-Galloü Hoard
Mr. and Mrs. Brewer Mills and
their baby daughter of Salem, visited
i.londay with Mrs. Gladys Gano.
County Agent George H. Jenkins
eturned- Tuesday from Corvallis.
Lunelle Chapin spent the weekend
in Salem, where the viti ted her par
enti. Mr. and Mrs. Luther J. Chapin.
Mrs. peace W. Jones of Aurora
spent the weekend here visiting her
daughter, Marjorie Jones.
George Ulett, Jr., who is attending
medical school in Portland, spent the
weekend here with his parents.
In 1074 a colony of Mennoniles,
seeking religious freedom, departed
from Caslov, Crimea, to find homes
in Kansas. A patriarchal and agri
cultural people, knowing nothing of
the conditions which they must face
in the new country, they took along
everything they thought they might
need, including household goods, im
plements, and what at the time may
have seemed unimportant,
later was to prove most important of
all, two gallons of the peculiar hard
red wheat of the Russian steppes.
This wheat was of the type familiar
to them, recites a writer in the Kan
sas City Times, and they had no
way of knowing it would be an in
novation in America. Those two
gallons of grains were literally hand-
picked, one grain at a time, by Men-
nonite children, each grain being
examined for color, conformity and
the necessary flinty hardness.
Near Hillsboro, Kan., the wheat
At that time soft
wheat was the type grown in this
section end in the high plains it was
a crop so unreliable that attempts
to grow it had practically been
Surprisingly to the
Americen neighbors of the Mennon-
ites, the “Turkey Rod” wheat, as it
was known, flourished remarkably.
Additional acreage was sown the
following year, from the seed fur
nished by the first crop, and its suc
cess was so great that American
farmers began to acquire the seed
Marjorie Knight went to Eugene
and sow it. Mills had formerly been
for the weekend to visit her parents.
of the burr type in Kansas; they now
began to be converted into the roller
type necessary for the harder grata.
By 1885 the demand for the new
wheat was so great that a Mennon-
ite miller sent to Russia for an on-
1 tire carlot of it for distribution'.
! The Kansas State college agricul
tural department experimented, de
veloped and crosg-bred the original
“Turkey Red" into a variety of im
Members of the Episcopal Guild
Land which had been considered
j gave a reception Wednesday evening fit only for grazing was broken. in
western Kansas. Nebraska, Okla
for Bishop D. B Dagwell and mem
bers o' the class confirmed at services homa, and in the Texas Panhandle
earlier in the evening.
The new and eastern Colorado. By the time
of the World war, the Southwest
candidates were Mr. and Mrs. Julius
could literally lay claim to being
Ruble, Mrs. Robert Plieth and Miss the "bread basket of the nation.”
Refreshments were served from a
beautifully appointed table. Yellow
. chrysanthemums and greens were
used to make the centerpiece, which
was flanked by papers. Open face
I sandwiches, bowls of Tokay grapes
and other attractive viands gave color
| to the table. *
We’re Never Just Out
bob buh ”
Tfx Famous Storyof
Dr. Thomas Arnold'
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“CLASS IN SWING”
Admission - - 10c - 30c
Crocodiles and alligators are sc
closely allied zoologically that many
laymen cannot distinguish betweer
them. Hence alligators are fre
n and quently accused of attacking and
e this killing men when, in reality, ths
where killers are crocodiles. Naturalist*
who have spent their lives in ths
study of these reptiles, says Col
lier’s Weekly, state that they hav«
Whether your home be modern or
never heard of an authentic case ol
traditional, there is a Rittenhouse
a human death caused by an al
Door Chime styled in such superb
taste that it becomes a decorative
Large selection of new lamps, I. E. accessory. See—Hear—Play a Rit
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NOV. 17 -18 - 10
—in a snappy story as light
hearted as the breeze and as
romantic as that wanted kiss!
. . Come and see them fall in
love—on a “honeymoon” for
W mi »; -m
Lieut, and Mrs. Darrell Brodie
drove down from Camp Clatsop Fri
day for the week-end. Accompany
ing them were Dean Caudle and Fred
Pomeroy, Warren Knight, of Myrtle
Point, and Lysle Coilver, of Marsh
field. Lieut. Brodie and the boys re
turned north Sunday.
FOR RENT—Two-room Apartment
and a two-room Cottage, at 408
. South Elliott St.
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Evenings 10c - 10c
Edgar Kennedy Comedy
‘Mutiny In The Country’
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