The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 23, 1981 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 13

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, November 23, 1981
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The Great Plains The Salina Journal SUPER WHEAT - A high-protein wheat has been developed by James Worstell, a graduate DPI Photo student at the University Missouri. New 'super wheat' loaded with protein COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) - Researchers say a new wheat offers the potential of greater nutritional value in livestock feeds and the improvement of human diets worldwide. The new strain of "super wheat" has nearly double the protein of varieties commonly grown in the Midwest, said James D. Worstell, who produced the grain as part of his doctoral work at the University of Missouri. Worstell's new wheat strain is an amphiploid, a synthetic grain formed from two wild species. The "super wheat" was produced by crossing high-protein "wild emmer wheat" from Isreal with goat gran native to Iran and Afghanistan, The synthetically bred wheat is 26.5 percent protein, Worstell said Thursday. The highest quality hard red spring wheats grown in Canada are only 15 percent protein, he said. Common Midwest varietes are about 13 percent protein. Worstell plans to discuss the genes that control the high protein levels at a meeting Nov. 30 in Atlanta of the American Society of Agronomy. But before the new wheat can be milled into protein-packed breads and Closed Ogallah school now haven for hunters OGALLAH (HNS) - Ray Peak, Wichita, who attended the Ogallah grade school 15 years ago, was back in the school last weekend — not for a reunion, but to camp. The former school, closed in 1974, was a makeshift hotel used by pheasant hunters. "I went to school here three yean," Peak said while he sat in the gym waiting for his pre-dawn breakfast of sausage, eggs and pancakes. "This is the first time I've been in here since I graduated from* the eighth grade." Peak, his son and four friends Joined about 30 other hunters who shelled out $7.50 per night for the right to camp in the former classrooms. Peak described the cost aa a "bargain" compared with more conventional motel lodging, which attracted most of the visiting hunters for the opening weekend of the pheasant Mason. The project to turn the closed schoolhouse into a temporary hotel is a brainchild of the Ogallah Community Club, formed in WW. The building includes a music room, library, three classrooms and * gymnasium. Declining enrollment and rising costs led to the closing of the school. "They need$i five teachers to keep the school Area Luminaries Monday, November 23,1981 - The Saltna Journal P**« Junes Duna Gale, a Junior from Phillipsburg, is one of four students in nuclear engineering at Kansas State University who have been awarded $1,500 scholarships by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. INPO is a non-profit organization created by the nuclear power industry in 1979 and is dedicated toward the safe operation of nuclear facilities. Gale is the son of D.D. Gale, Phillipsburg. * * * Devout BucUmd has replaced Joe Detrixbe as chairman of the Cloud County Republican Central Committee. Detrixhe resigned his post. Bill Bryant was elected vice chairman after Buckland moved up. Other officers are Helen Kocher, secretary, and Donna Berner, treasurer. •tr -fr -tr P»ul and Helm Mean, rural Beloit, have become the first persons to have a building named after them on the campus of the North-Central Kansas Area Vocational-Technical School, Beloit. The Mears recently pledged $150,000 to the school's capital improvement fund. The NCKAVTS board agreed to accept the donation and, at the same time, voted to name the school's administration building Mears Administrative Center. Dedication of the building is tentatively scheduled for early 1982. * * * Thirteen area students are among 20 Fort Hays State University students initiated into Phi Eta Sigma, a freshman honor society. Initiates are Michael Aufdetnberge, Lincoln; Jannlt Baroett, Morland; Marcelf Bantow, Sharon Springs; David CbafBn, Stockton; Cindy Davia, Esbon; Marilyn Foenchler, Enterprise; Soaooe Lynch, Hays; David Ottley, Salina; Beverly Rumtord and Roberta Schulie, Norton; Pamela Steckel and Corlnne Terry, Russell, and Carl Storer, Osborne. livestock feeds, a problem with its tenderness must be overcome. ~ The new strain "shatters so easily, you'd have to harvest it with a vacuum cleaner," Worstell said. Ernest Sears, a geneticist who helped develop "super wheat", said making it more durable is possible. While "super wheat" shatters more readily than commonly cultivated varieties, it la not as fragile as its parents, Sears said. And he Mid the new wheat's big seeds indicate high yields. "Usually crop yields go down as protein goes up," Sears said. "Some physiologists claim this is inevitable because it takes more energy by the plant to make protein than carbohydrates." Worstell spent a year crossing about 300 heads of wild wheat with different goat grasses. "Luckily, we had a collection of different types of goat grass and were able to find one that worked," he said. Sears said Worstell duplicated in the laboratory what occurred in nature 10,000 years ago. "We think this first occurred when a cultivated emmer was accidentally crossed with the goat grass and produced the first bread wheat variety," Sears said. and they just couldn't afford it for some 30 kids," said Valerie Schreiner, a club member. The school district agreed to lease the building annually to the club, which foots the utility bills and pays for insurance and upkeep. Although the vacant building was ignored for several years, now "something goes on up here every week," said Cathy Sherfick, the club's secretary-treasurer. While searching for fund-raising projects in 1980, club members turned their attention to the school. They noted that motel rooms in the area are short on the opening weekend of the pheasant hunting season and figured the school, complete with showers that formerly served athletes, had a future as a hotel. Conveniently, each of the classrooms has a restroom. Besides providing mattresses and cots, which are donated by a WaK- eaney mote) and the WaKeeney Chamber of Commerce, the club offered guests a breakfast at 5 a.m. During the evenings, the club served soup to both the hunters and community residents. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal, $45 in prizes awarded every week. Dale L Martin, administrator at the Morton County Hospital, Elkhart, for the past six years, has been named administrator of the Graham County Hospital in Hill City. He had been administrator of the 23- bed hospital and 40-bed long term care unit at Elkhart since Feb. 1, 1975. He was credited with recruiting six phys- icans and supervising the construction of a $3 million building project. Martin was chief pathology assistant and instructor in the Department of Pathology at Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio., from 1968 to 1975. He was born in California, but was raised in the Kansas City, Kan., area. * -tr -fr Bill Wilson, administrator of the Northwest Kansas Medical Center in Goodland, is the new chairman of the* board of directors of the Kansas Hospital Association. Wilson, who succeeds Thomas Faulkner, Manhattan, has served on the association's board since 1977. Slater Elizabeth Stover, president of St. Joseph's Hospital in Concordia, was elected treasurer. * * -tr The Osborne Police Department now has a full staff after operating the past few months with only three officers. Lester Bearnooe, 22, Joined the department after working as a police dispatcher at Wamego. Bearnose, originally from Allen, S.D., has trained at the Pine Ridge Indian Tribal Academy in South Dakota and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson. i!r -fr * Kenneth Hoffman, Marion Police Chief, has resigned. Hoffman, who formerly was a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol, has been an officer on the local police department since March 1,1978. He will stay in Marion as a gas compressor unit mechanic for a Corpus Christi, Texas, firm. Phm 127-2511 medley's Closed Thanksgiving Freth Crltp Celery Bunch 49 Sweet Potatoes. .Lb. 29 Freth Crlip LettUC& Head 35 Cam. Navel 15 Oranges For 1 TV Grade A Winchester Boneless Fresh !•"*•!? Ham Fryer* 12 to 14 Lb. Avg. [Fresh Ground Hamburger Columbia $ 1 09 Pork Roast Bacon Sausage steak 12 Oz. Pkg. Brown 'N Serve Rolls. Winchester Pkg. .0112 59 I.G.A. Sour Cream. BOz. . Carton 39 TV Whipped 8Qz ^Q0 Carton 49 Banquet Pumpkin Pie All Flavors Jello I.G.A. Cranberry Sauce 16 Oz. ..Can East Point, Whole Oysters.. 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