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   Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1955, Ada, Oklahoma                             A WEEKLY TRULY DESIGNED FOR THE RURAL READER YET THE OLDEST- WEEKLY IN COUNTY Combined with The ADA TIMES-DEMOCRAT 55TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1955 10 PAGES NO. 17 Dairymen Will Meet For Shop Talk Monday At Brant ley Farm Jersey Cattle Club-Sponsors Meet1 to Discuss New Dev- elopments 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 Okla- homa Jersey Cattle Club in co- operation with local district organi- zations. Also cooperating in the educational part of the program are the Extension Service and other educational groups. County agent C. H. Hailey point- ed out today that though the affair is sponsored by the Jersey club, owners of other breeds will find the program profitable and instruc- tive. "An interesting program has been arranged for all dairymen in Pontotoc Hailey said. "All adult dairymen and farm youth in- terested in dairy improvement practices are invited." The program includes a breed (Continued On Page 2, Column 1) (Coiitin.ied On Page 2, Column 4) Vanoss School Patrons Will Gather Friday Now that th'ey've got the money, they've got to decide what they're going to do with it. A meeting of Vanoss school pa- 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 15% 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 Ha'nt Hole Here it Ha'nt Hole itself, on Coal Creek southwest of Jesse. It's a pretty place, by daylight; but at midnight, when the night shift of "ha'nts" comes on, it may not be so attractive. The pool is deeper than anybody has. been able to measure, and loaded to the then? What's the story behind it? 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 KyVf. L. KNICKMEYER Wherever you find a spot on the earth's surface dis- tinguished 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 le- gend of an Indian princess leap- ing to her usually for love. So it's not to be wondered at that Pontotoc County's own Ha'nt Hole should have .gathered unto itself both a name and a legend. The Ha'nt Hole is a really beau- tiful little body of water, a pool formed by Coal Creek on the Garni Bar-X 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 sunligiht caught in its ripples, smooth gray rocks around the shoie, and the whole sur- 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 8-11 At Oklahoma Delegates From Each County Demonstration Club Expected to Attend Theme of the 38th annual Farm Home Conference to be held at Stillwater August 8-11 will be "Leadership Today and Tomor- according to an announce- ment by Martha Mote, county Home Demonstration agent. An outstanding feature of the af- Eair will be a pageant of Okla- 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 City- County Health Department, 106 Etst Thirteenth. Children of Ada schools will report Monday. July 25, by school groups at the following times: 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 Pagr 2, Column 1) Tigs Take Ceriier 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 .parti- cipate in breed association meet- ings and judging contests at the fourth annual Swine Day. A demonstration showing points to consider in judging carcass val- ues was to open the program at 9. a. m. Remainder of the morning was to (News Staff Photo) Where, in short, does the "ha'nt" come in? 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. Stocker-feeder calves Touring Cattle Buyers Vi- 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 co- operative agencies on major live- stock markets all over the Unit- ed States. They traveled in two sir-conditioned buses and follow- ed a hectic schedule that took them over 354 .miles of countrj', with stops at 18 ranches. First, stop of the day-long tour was at the Harmon Ebey ranch, south of Ada. Other ranches visit- ed included those of Theo Cash, M, W. Whitmire Jr., C. W. Cor- bin, D. O. Coff ey, C. 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, Fitts- tcwn, Counerville, Sulphur, Dick- son and Ardmore where lunch was served at Lake Murray Lodge. The afternoon itinerary took the group to Ringling, Wau- 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 Demonstra- 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 cream'or a cake., cream club. Ice for freezing the ice will be furnished by the Spain, Sweden, Australia, Ger- many, France, England, Russia, Canada, Argentina. Austria, Nor- way, Itay and .the United States are among nations having sub- ways. There are at least two versions of the. differing' in particu- lars but with certain significant elements in common. Both trace the legend back to Indian-daysj 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 Ceature of all. For the thing that gives the Ha'nt Hole its individu- al character is not its surface but the depth" that lies beneath. The deep places- in the earth have always been the haunts of mystery. Man is a creature of air 'and sunlight, and the earth's dark' interior frightens him. He beat hack'his fear, he may go down into mines and caves and far beneath the sea's sur- 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 reluctant- ly, if at all. The dreadful creatures of man's imagination, the gnomes and kobolds and to mention the fearsome sea-serpent come almost without exception out of the depths. It's Deep And depth is the one single strongly impressive attribute of the Ha'nt 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 65-70 feet deep; .Ho-w-. much no- body knows, extends for an tance into the earth's interior. Moreover, intrepid swimmers have defied the '.'ha'nt" 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 original-stock 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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