Publication name: Ada Weekly News
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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 59TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1960 8 Pages NO. 40 Measles Attack Closes Vanoss School System Vanoss Schools closed down to- day after an attack of measles this week put 50 or more students' home sick in bed Wednesday. Superintendent H. L. Kinseyj announced the school would be! closed Thursday and Friday and I then reop-sn on Monday morning. He reported some B5 students' were absent Wednesday and be-> lieved about 50 or more weiv due to measles. "The number of measles cases has been increasing, since Monday." Kinsey said. A spokesman at the County Health Office said that was the: first report to reach their office. Ada Superintendent Rex Mor-: rison reported a number of ab-j sences Wednesday, some of them; measles, but most of them due to the had weather. Several city schools had a number of measles cases during the Thanksgiving pe- riod, but the number wasn't crit- ical. Yanoss has 385 students ed. Kinsey said the decision to close was made so the school's! average daily attendance rating wouldn't suffer. Kinsey said the school's athletic program would contimre. Editor Sums Up Lifetime of Woe In Hunting Game By TERRY WEST First let me start this story by saying I came from a family of hunters which, I "hope, is the reason for my folly, which is hunting. Hunting isn't bad for most people. In fact, it is considered good recreation by many and is even profit- able to others, but with me it's different. Hunting has been about as good to me as atomic fall-out was to the Japanese1' I'm just unlucky and always h.ive been. The best place to start this story is at the beginning which, of course, was my fifth birthday. 1 don't remem- ber anything that happened before that so it must have not been important. Driver's License Good Even If It Is From Hawaii V'hat's good for Hawaii, isn't good enough for Oklahoma. At least, that's probably the at- titude of one George Ronald Kaai. who faced charges of operating a motor vehicle without a proper driver's license in Ada's .IP court Monday. Kaai. employe of th-e Montgom- ery Ward Co.. had a driver's li- cense all right, but it was for Hawaii and it was a lifetime li- cense. JP Wilbur Lee said it was the first time he has run across a lifetime license. He figured some sort of reciprocal agreement should be made with the 50th state and refused to fine Kaai. In other cases. Wylie Graham, 7P" North-east Seventh. Oklahoma City, and Lee Counch. Hugo, were charged with driving to the left of center in marked zones. James Morgan Henry. 308 East Sixteenth. Ada. was charged with following too closely. Lors Ern-est Mason. Ada. faced charges of driving on the wrong side of the road in a marked zone. THIS SERIES OF SHOTS shows the WEEKLY editor on recent rabbit hunting excursion, We offer it as proof of his bad luck as a hunter. Here our nimble nimrod follows the elusive rabbit to the very roof of his abode. Undaunted by the snow covered limbs and decayed branches he searches every nook and cranny. THERE GOES ONE: Our huntsman has succeeded in scar- ing his quarry from the safety of his hole and has flushed him out into the open. Here the deadeye marksman takes a vinegar bead at the fleeing bunny BUT ALAS, our marksman falls on his pants. Just at the crucial moment the lirnbs moved and the 'kick' of his fowling piece sent our hero sprawling unceremoniously in the snow, and flushing nine other rabbits who hopped lei- surely off without a worry. (WEEKLY Photos by Peter Fittstown Families Have Troubles by the Score By MRS. W. E. SNYPER Do troubles come in bunches like grapes0 Sometimes we won- der. Mrs. Calvin Brown dashed out the back door to fasten the door to the chicken house Tuesday evening and on the return dash caught her shoe in some loose chicken wire and fell, landing on her left side. She was knocked unconscious for a period of time but came to and managed to get into the house and decided later that she was going to he all right, but Wed- nesday night she awoke feeling like she had an acute attack of indigestion with severe pains in the area of her heart. She was taken to Valley View Hospital for a couple of days. Now we'll go hack to Wednesday afternoon and start off with her husband, Calvin. He was backing up Ihe pickup while at work near Harden City and in leaning against the door to look where he was going, it Hew open and he fell out under the wheel of the moving pickup. Everything happened so fast, he could hardly give a true account of what did take place but the front wheel pushed him along for a way and would have eventually run over him but he managed to roll free. As a consequence most of the skin on his upper hack and shoulders was grated off and he wound up also with a very sore leg that gives way if he stands loo long How that happened he doesn't know. So when Mrs. Brown had to make the trip to the hospital Wed- nesday night neither were hardly able to get out of the hed but finally one of them did, some-' how, and called friends who came1 to their rescue and drove her to: the hospital. i Next door to the Browns live! the Don Barricks. Only a short time ago Don was at the farm south of here feeding the cattle and as he leaped to secure the hay hook in the topmast bale ofj a stack of hay. the hook failed! to anchor and he was thrown off; balance and fell striking his head; on the blade of a disk parked in: the barn. When he regained con- j sciousness his little dog, was whining and running around and over him. He got in the pick- up and came on home and his wife says when he got there he was a (Continued on Page Two) Former Countians Marry in California By MRS. W. E. SNYDER leac-hing in the Friends and relatives here of Button Willow, Fannie Lea and Howard Thomp- folks thev knew back here. Mrs. Thompson has owned and Mr. Thompson grew up in the operated Lea's Park and swim- son, both former residents of Jesse area but has been away for ming pool, for years, assisted by a number of years. He and Mrs. her father Ihe late "Pop" Snell Thompson had known each other and her brother. Rufus who still when they were young hut hadn't has charge of the place while I was raised in Ihe true spirit of Ihe west (no pun intended i. My father was given to hunting and 1 was brought up to be just like him. So it was on this aus-. picious occasion that Dad gave me my first gun. much to the anguish of my mother. It was just a little gun that i shot BB's but with it I started i a long string unforgettable occur- ances. j My Mothers' fears were not "unfounded though because on that first day I broke one mirror and four windows not to mention the big. red welt I put on our next door neightbor. who was not just i a little displeased. I After that my gun was taken from me and 1 lived a happy, if; uneventful, life for the next seven years and it looked like I had licked my hunting phobia. But such was not the case for S when I was 12 Dad gave me my first "real" gun. I After admiring the way I was able to hold it at arms length with just my thumb and this area, were surprised to learn of their marriage I hat look plare on the West Coast just prior to their leaving tor Fillstnwn to spend Ihe holidays. Vows were exchanged in the chapel of a Baptist Church in Winterhaven, Calif.. December The pastor. Dr. Don V. Milch- ell performed the ceremony. While here they visited, among others, her brother Rufus Snell and his sister. Mrs. Rill Auten and family and Mr. and Mrs. 01- en Sneed. Mr. Thompson is employed at Fresno and Mrs. Thompson is for a long time, until she returned to the coast after spend- ing last summer here. Before she Icfl for California. Mrs. Auien gave her Bill's ad- dress, with instructions to look him tip it the- opportunity arose. Laler she and some other te.-ich- ers were in Frrsno for a meeting and she recalled her conversation with Mrs. Auten. dug out the ad- dress hook from her purse and while there, locauvl him. They met and spent some time talking she is away. The pool bcL'an as a dream and progressed into an idea in the mind of her former husband while he was yet in France during World War 1. Shortly after he came home and lalked it over with her. he started the actual construction of the pool. Swimming pools even in the cities at that time were rare arid she recalled how folks ridiculed Ihe idea that anyone would pay to swim in the pool (Continued on Page Two) trigger, 'how we'll never know' and shot out all four tires on my father's pick-up before that gun ran out of shells. This time his tears ran all the way to his hip hoots and he said, "Son will you not ever And indeed 1 did not ever learn because this year, after being away to school for a few years, I've started asain. The first hunting season that opened was the duck-goose sea- son and we were out in force. It misht have been more interesting had it lasted longer than one day but it closed early for us. I slipped up on Dad's decoys (Continued on Page Two) Union Valley Has New Years Watch Party A group of Union Valleyites got forefinger, together Thursday evening a-t the Dad said, with his voice booming community building for a Xew from benealh Ms coon skin cap., Year's Eve social. Blackeyed "Son go kill me a bird." And I peas and cornbread were featur- did go kill him a bird. I shot his ed on the supper menu including prize Dominic rooster right off hot dogs, salads, desserts and the top of Ihe garage while aim- coffee. Games of the evening were ing at an English Sparrow. dominoes and pitch. With tears that rolled all the Present were Mr. and Mrs. way down his shell vest Dad said. Fred Keatley. Mr. and Mrs. G. "Son. won't you ever G. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ste- Again I was left pretty much phens. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Maloy. alone until I was 16 when Dad de- Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Hastings, Mr. cided I was old enough for a big ard Mrs. Louie Moshier and Ter- gifti. So he traded in my .410 gauge ry. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Loman, for a new IB gauge automatic. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Stephens Again my mother was worred and Mrs. Betilah Elmore and again she was right for Those who stayed with the clock- after filling the gun to the limit until midnight were the Earl (fi1 Dad handed it to me. 1 man- Stephens. Doyle Hastings. Roy aged to get my finger hung in the Loman and B. M. Stephens. Galley -Vanting Around The County FITTSTOWN By MRS. W. E. S.N'YDER Mrs. "Spec" Dillard and daugh- ter. Earlyn Tisdell of Tuctimcari, X. M and Jack Pollock of Farm- ington. X. M, who have been vis- iting Mrs. Dillard's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Olen Sneed over (he holidays left last Saturday to re- turn to their homes. Delaplain during Ihe holidays in addition to their children were her brothers. Robert Gragson of Los 'Vegas. Nev.. and A. E. Gragson and son, Ovid of Quitaque. Tex. Recent visitors in the home of Mrs. Alice Townsend. Juanita and Bill were daughters, Nell Town- send of Oklahoma City and Mrs. .John Olberding. Mr. Olberding. Sharon and David of Oklahoma Citv. Mr and Mrs. Virgil Townsend and daughters, Janice and Linda. were recent visitors in the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ar- thur Wright of Tulsa. They also visited his uncle. Jack Townsend. who has many friends here. He suffered the amputation of a leg several months ago and is having to move about in a wheel chair. Considering he is past BO. his re- covery has been remarkable. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Lackey had resigned themselves to a dull eve- ning Saturday when their son-in- law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Brower. who had attended the Cotton Bowl football game in Dallas that afternoon, dropped in. They were on their way to their home in Tulsa. They had supper and visited with the Lack- eys until midnight before going on. Mr. and Mrs. John Braddock and children have returned from Tucson. Ariz., where they visited the latter's sister. Mrs. K. L. Mc- Guffee and family. Accompanying them were Mrs. Braddock's fath- er. Pat Snell. during Ihe holidays, her K. M. Patterson of Bergenfield, I X. J.. who she had not seen for nearly eight years, her mother, I Mrs. Dave Patterson of Francis, I Floyd Graham and children. Ju- dy. Xekla and Johnny, also of Francis, Mr. and Mrs. George Wood and Tommy of Wichita, Kan. and Mr, and Mrs. Lavon Graham and children. Mr. Large's two sis- ters. Mrs. Evelyn Primm and Dana of Shawnee and Ms. Otis Fleming and Mr. Fleming of Choc- taw and their father. S. E. Large of Ada were visiting. Also present were the hosts' four daughters a_nd their families. They include. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Floyd and Cindy of Marshall, Tex.. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith, Mickey, Mary Beth and Mark of Durant, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Canada, Linda and Larry of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Harris and Patti of Pawhuska. Mrs. Susan Whitwell returned Tuesday from Prague she visited with her son. Charles Whitwell. and family. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Simmons and boys. Jimmy Don and Ricky of Buffalo were guests of her un- cle. Crahle Xickell. Mrs. Xickell. Mike and Larry over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Corbin, Bill and Mary attended a watch party at the home of his brother. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Corbin. Bill Murray and Kathy of Tisho- mingo New Year's Eve. Rev. Theo Benson accompanied by Butch Wigley and John Shy- der attended the Iowa State-Kan- sas, Oklahoma-Colorado, final vamcs in the Big Eight's pre-sea- son basketball tournament at Ok- lahoma City Wednesday evening. "Butch" Wigley entertained with a watch party at his home New Year's eve. Those attending included Jemme Sue Ward. Jer- ry Moore. Donna Sue Stevenson, Linda Thompson. Eldon Flinn. Cove L'hlich. Darlene Boydstun, Leta Sheer and John Snyder. At- tnding from Aria were Eddie and John Scheihing. Caroll and Wan- da Crass and Mr. and Mrs.