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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1955, Ada, Oklahoma A WEEKLY TRULY DESIGNED FOR THE RURAL READER YET THE WEEKLY IN COUNTY Combined with The ADA YEAR ADA OKLAHOMA THURSDAY JULY 21 1955 10 PAGES NO 17 Dairymen Will Meet For Shop Talk Monday At Brant ley Farm Jersey Cattle to Discuss New in Dairying Owners of All Breeds Invited County have a chance to talk listen to some shop-talk from Monday July 25 at the Wesley Brantley farm west of Latta Occasion is the first of a series of five Twilight Jersey Judging Schools sponsored by the homa Jersey Cattle Club in operation with local district Also cooperating in the educational part of the program are the Extension Service and other educational groups County agent C H Hailey ed out today that though the affair is sponsored by the Jersey club owners of other breeds will find the program profitable and tive An interesting program has been arranged for all dairymen in Pontotoc Hailey said All adult dairymen and farm youth in- in dairy improvement practices are invited The program includes a breed Continued On Page 2 Column 1 On Page 2 Column 4 Vanoss School Patrons Will Gather Friday Now that got the money they've got to decide what they're going to do with it A meeting of Vanoss school trons has been called for Friday July 22 at 8 p m to discuss the school's building needs and plans for repairs and new construction At a recent election the patrons approved a bond issue for building purposes and repair of existing facilities Elementary classrooms are in WHOPPER Claud Mosier who has a Lakeside acreage at the edge of Aua came into the NEWS office the ether day lugging this oversized tomato Naturally we had to have a picture of it Mosier himself seems to be having trouble in believing in the things he's holding It weighed 1 pound 7 ounces measured inches around and 5 inches across Mosier says he doesn't know what kind of tomato it is I just bought some plants at the grocery he says and this is what I got News Staff Photo Ghostly Tales Cling to Hole Here it Hole itself on Coal Creek southwest of Jesse It's a pretty place by daylight but at midnight when the night shift of comes on it may not be so attractive The pool is deeper than anybody has been able to measure and loaded to the What's the story behind Phantom Indian Rider Haunts Beauty Spot on County Creek There's A Demon Snake There too Living Under The Falls Who Traps Unwary Swimmers and Drowns Them L KNICKMEYER Wherever you find a spot on the surface dis- by natural beauty grotesquerie or even supreme ugliness anything in short that is peculiar to that spot and gives it a character of its own you'll probably a legend of some kind to go with it Thus we find Devil's Kitchens Devil's Elbows and Devil's Dens scattered over the entire map of the United States And there's hardly a promontory of any size in the country that hasn't its gend of an Indian princess ing to her usually for love So it's not to be wondered at that Pontotoc County's own Hole should have gathered unto itself both a name and a legend The Hole is a really beau- little body of water a pool formed by Coal Creek on the Garni Ranch southwest of Jesse To the casual eye there's nothing there to justify its rather grim name White water rushing over a low falls a clear pool with flecks of caught in its ripples smooth gray rocks around the shoie and the whole rounded by trees and low hills Just for looks you'd think the place would be called Paradise Hollow or Angel's Playground or something of the sort Why the somber appellative brim with weird tales of ghosts and monsters Farm Home Meet Set August At Oklahoma Delegates From Each County Demonstration Club Expected to Attend Theme of the annual Farm Home Conference to be held at Stillwater August will be Leadership Today and according to an ment by Martha Mote county Home Demonstration agent An outstanding feature of the Eair will be a pageant of loma's history The Promise of the Prairies It will consist of Continued On Page 2 Column 1 Schedule Set For Second Polio Shots Second polio vaccine shots for children who received their first shots here last April will be given July 27 and July 29 at the County Health Department 106 Etst Thirteenth Children of Ada schools will report Monday July 25 by school groups at the following Irving 9 a m St a m a m a m p m Glen p m p m Horace p m Children of schools outside of Continued On 2 Column 1 Tigs Take Of Stage at College Thursday Fourth Annual Swine Day Draws Breeders From All Over The State Pigs were scheduled to take the limelight Thursday July 21 as state swine breeders gathered at Oklahoma College to in breed association ings and judging contests at the fourth annual Swine Day A demonstration showing points to consider in judging carcass ues was to open the program at 9 a m Remainder of the morning was to News Staff Photo Where in short does the come Two Versions Continued on Page 2 Column 2 LOCAL PRODUCT Buyers Make Dry Run View Feeder Calves Here are a few of the cattle seen by a group of 56 visiting buyers last Friday The buyers weren't looking And they were pleasantly surprised by what they saw calves Touring Cattle Buyers sit Local Ranches For Preliminary Survey A group of 56 cattle buyers made a window-shopping tour of this area last Friday to take a preliminary gander at some of the stocker and feeder calves many of them will be buying for their companies later on The buyers represented 26 operative agencies on major stock markets all over the ed States They traveled in two buses and ed a hectic schedule that took them over 354 miles of with stops at 18 ranches First stop of the tour was at the Harmon Ebey ranch south of Ada Other ranches ed included those of Theo Cash M W Whitmire Jr C W Cor- bin D O Coff ey C Buxton Hoy J Turner C B Goddard A W Lucas R C Murphy J H Dillard E E Griffin Doug Payne Lester Gaines and Bob Price i Starting Oklahoma City the tour went through Ada Sulphur son and Ardmore where lunch was served at Lake Murray Lodge The afternoon itinerary took the group to Ringling Addington Comanche and back to Oklahoma City hereabouts were found to be In good condition despite the recent The firms represented on the lack of moisture This picture was made on the Harmon Ebey Ranch south of Ada News Staff Photo Continued On Page 2 Column 1 ICE CREAM SUPPER THe Vanoss Home tion Club will sponsor an ice cream supper August 1 at the Vanoss school Everyone in the community is invited to come and bring a freezer of ice a cake cream club Ice for freezing the ice will be furnished by the Spain Sweden Australia many France England Russia Canada Argentina Austria way Itay and the United States are among nations having sub- ways There are at least two versions of the differing in lars but with certain significant elements in common Both trace the legend back to both concern drownings in the pool and in both versions the bodies of h e drowned simply vanished beneath the surface and never reappeared That last most suggestive of all For the thing that gives the Hole its al character is not its surface but the depth that lies beneath The deep in the earth have always been the haunts of mystery Man is a creature of air and sunlight and the dark interior frightens him He beat fear he may go down into mines and caves and far beneath the face But in all of us buried more or less deeply there is a kind of horror of being trapped in places like that And we enter them ly if at all The dreadful creatures of man's imagination the gnomes and kobolds and to mention the fearsome come almost without exception out of the depths It's Deep And depth is the one single strongly impressive attribute of the Hole Charlie Thomason who's lived down in that neighborhood since before statehood reports that he and a companion once tied their lariats together fastened a rock on the end and tried to sound that innocent looking little pool Even with the two lariats com- they So the hole is more than feet deep much no- body knows extends for an tance into the interior Moreover intrepid swimmers have defied the to the ex- tent of finding that there is a kind of cave extending back under the none claims to have gone back there very far Even though the hole is in all likelihood not bottomless it's quite conceivable that a body lost in it might never return to the surface And that according to the Continued on Page 2 Column 3 But certainly it impressive dis- BUFFALO BREEDER Jimmie Thomas rests a proprietary gaze on his herd of to yon There are five in the herd now since the recent birth of two small calves- Like any breeder with plans for increasing his herd Thomas was Hoping for heifers He was disappointed But he's still got a nice growing herd of the beasts He got his from Fort Sill a couple of years ago His first bull died and had to be replaced this year but otherwise he's been getting along fine He does it mostly by letting his native American ruminants strictly alone For all their ungainly appearance they're agile fast on their feet and just a shade touchy in their dispositions And when they get riled up you'd need a ten-ton tank to work the critters News Staff Photo
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