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Publication: Ada Weekly News January 14, 1960

Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - January 14, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma Qnhivi #54«y The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma Single Copy IO Cents Only $2.00 Per Year By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 59TH VEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JAM \RY 14, 1960 8 Pages NO. 41 Cattlemen Respond On TB Testing 4-H Clubbers Get Awards At Achievement Program Charge Filed I Charges of second degree arson have been lodged against Earl Wofford. Allen, in connection with a “barn-burning” on the 4-B Ram Ii Wofford Monday entered a p ea of not guilty" before .IF* Wilburn Lee His bond was fixtxi at $2,500 and a preliminary hearing is set for .January 22. The bam. which contained about 2.500 bales of hav, was burned early last week. The tire represented a los* ot about $4,000 to Judge Orel Busby. Tracks in the snow set county law enforcement ofticials to investigating the incvient. Cecil Smith, deputy, arrested Clarence Leader la>t Friday on a county attorney's subpoena. Then Smith arrested Wofford on Saturday and he charged with second degree arson. It was felt that “hound dog trouble may be at the bottom of the situation Wofford was reportedly one of a group of men who have habitually run hound packs on the sprawling ranch northeast of Ada. ! Recently, after cattle wore stampeded by braying hacks, resulting in damage to livestock and fences and corrals, it was decided to call a halt to wolf and fox hunting. A letter was sent to men who had nm dog* Judge Busby said almost all of them expressed their willingness to eooj>erate. Wofford reportedly took a different position and was said to be resentful over the order. Crews Still Need Stock For Program County cattlemen have responded to a plea for additional cattle for TB testing in a desperate drive to keep this county from losing its TB acreditation. County agent Cy Hailey said he now has testing applications for 1.500 head of cattle. A total of 2.000 head is required to round out the county’s quota so 500 more animals must he committed to insure that the important acreditation is not jeopardized He urged other county cattlemen to lend their support. READY ON THE FIRING LINE:    Dr. Ralph Janner, fed ral veterinary working out of Pauls Valley, is hard at work, as these shots attest. Cattlemen have responded handsomely to a plea for additional animals for TB testing in an effort to keep this county from I .sing its TB accreditation. (WEEKLY Photo).  _________________________________ Funnel Strikes Fitzhugh i Th* at the ripped house, carnet of County 4-H clubbers fluffed out who knocked off one national and heir feathers and puffed out six state a' ands. in addition to a heir chest* Monday night as the special achievement award spoit-innual Achievement Program srred by the C. R Anthony Co aas held in the Student I nion at which carried a $200 scholarship East Central State College    with it. Tile re were 315 local youngsters Mikes national awald in lead-•ligible for awards and recosm- ership won him a trip to the 4-H ion at this high point of the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. State year, and they, with their parents awards included Leadership 1st md club leaders, were out in'Citizenship <2nd alternate . Saletx force for the dinner and program. 2nd’. Flcctric. Hall of fame. and Topping the fist of individual delegate to the National 4-H Club dinners was Mike Lucas, Roff, Conference. Mike, who is president of the ate t il organization this year, Iso emceed ihc program. (her ''tate awards precented ant to Jerald Barton, Dairy '3rd Iternate1; Robert Burrow. Garotting dr alternate*: James Loss Electric: Dwight Hart. Lovelock Achievement: and Carolyn ottcv. Home Demonstration. (it eater Ada Kl w anis Club ih:e\cm< ut \ward> wont to Pa- A GREAT BIG HAND — Nearly 200 4-H club members, leaders and parents turned out Monday night for one of the highest high spots of the year for the farm youth organization. The annual achievement program saw national, state, district and county awards distributed to the hardworking youngsters. And the applause, as here, was frequent and enthusiastic. {NEWS Staff Photo.) OLG Chapter Organizes In Pon. County A group of perhaps 50 county men met Saturday in the district courtroom and organized a county chapter of Oklahomans for Local Government. Harold Davis Roff well known rancher, wa* unanimously named as chairman and I) C. Willoughby. Ada attorney, was named vice chairman of the group. Davis stressed that the group was not just “anti" hut instead was for local government He indicated the group would light the tide of centralization and attempt to present to the public intelligent summations on administration measures now being circulated in petition form. Davis also indicated a big mass meeting would he scheduled some time in the near future Richard Swink, superintendent at Roff, spoke briefly against the concentration of more power at the state level. State representative Henry Roberts also talked for a few minutes with the group. Rut the rear barrage was laid down by Sen. Joe Bailey Cobb. Tishomingo, and chairman of the fourth district of Oklahomans for lineal Government. Mr Davis may not have been “anti'' anything but Sen. Cobb certainly was He left no doubt as to his sentiments on administration measures and the threat he feels th jMise to all areas in the state away from the strict metropolitan centers. Sen. Cobb asked all present to attend a huge meeting in Sulphur on January 20 at the American legion Hut which will discuss the issue of the day. At the local meeting, businessmen from Ada, a few county of-ficals, farmers and ranchers and school men were among those present. By W. L. KSU KME YER (NEW * Staff Writer! A small tornado damaged h o u s e s and outbuildings southeast of Fitzhugh early this morning. No injuries were reported. At about the same time, heavy gusts of wind struck in the Ada area. Ord; minor damage was reported here. Rainfall measured .39 inch, t • roo . intact The Fitzhugh storm struck at about ti am, according to Jess Moss. whose place is two miles south and two ca"! of Fitzhugh. From the Moss place it moved northeast to a house on the Glen McDaniels ranch occupied by Jack Timmons A little farther on it blew down some old sheds at an unoc cupied .... damage was trees and some trees blown down, ed to lift from the ground shortly s place. The wind One old tree that had been there. after leaving his place, letal roofing from Timmons said, “since I was a    ~ chippies wpiv *    IU*!., k/Mt M imp imrnnforl oKahI julk of the fimmon sheet met jam ar ' outbuildings and little boy.” was uprooted about pieces ol metal a distance IOO yards south of the house 200-300 yards    The Timmorvses were in bed House stands    when the wind struck. 'he barn was caved in on the “There was one big clap like south west side.    thunder.” Timmons said. “Then Timmons said the hoi^e. known there was a noise like pulling an as the old Joe Thomas ranch, iron bar across a sheet of that was about IOO years old Except roofing. It didn't last any longer damage it was apparently than that.” The Timmonses got up in haste The wind had a definite circular and went to the storm cellar. Tim-m non A pickup stock bed in front mons reports that he watched the of the Timmons house took off to- progress of the storm from the ward the southwest, made a circle door of the cellar. about 20 yards in diameter, and    Saw    Cloud came to rest a few yards from ..jt was jus{ comjng daylight." its original |x>-ition.    ^ sajcp * you could see the cloud Heard “Clap”    going off to the northeast. It had Sheets of metal roofing festoon quick little flashes of lightning in hingles were torn from roof of the Jess Moss house and some trees blown down but damage here was relatively light. Moss noted that a heavy rain had preceded the storm but that after the wind hit the rain stopped. Latta Miss. Man Auto Hurt In Crash place and then appalently back into the sky. lilted od the trees in the j were broken off area Branches it but I didn't hear any thunder.” a number of Timmons said the cloud appear- L ATTA—Don Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Scott, was seriously injured in an auto accident in Tupelo. Miss., early last Thursday morning. His hip and arm were broken and he also had internal injuries. He is some better now hut it will take time for him to recover. Those w ho want to sign up cattle for testing are asked to contact the county agent's office in the county courthouse. Unless, 2.000 additional head of cattle are tested before February 15. the county is a cinch to lose its rating. “Ok." You say, “so what. So we lose this TB thing, whatever it is. What difference does it make anyway.” Well. it makes plenty of difference. In the first place, it means, once this acrednation is lost, not a single head of stock can legally be shipped from this county without first having a TB test. Violators are subject to some plenty stiff penaltigs. Expense And. if this rating is lost, ranchers must hear the cost of testing their cattle for TB. Loss of the acreditation will also have a serious effect on the market-ability of cattle from this county. The situation developed because of a change in Department of Agriculture regulations. Regulations require that ten per cent of a county's estimated cattle population be tested. Estimates place the county’s cattle population at 69.000 head. Before, it was possible to get the required ten per cent by relying primarily on dairy animals. * Now. however, a new ruling says that these animals may be calculated in the TB percentage only once in every six years. Many of them have been tested within that time and so they are not eligible. To secure the required number of cattle Dr. D. C. Bostwick, supervising veterinary from Ardmore. and his assistants have had to look to beefs herds. They have had little success. Drive The big push to secure the 6.WO head started last June. To date, only 4.900 head have been tested. Actually the county w-as delinquent on January I but an extension was granted. Dr Bostwick says if the additional 2.000 head are tested by mid February the rating will be preserved. Dr. Bostwick says the absence of a county cattlemen’s association is one of the factors for the lack of cooperation but it doesn't explain it all. In (arter County, the cattle were lined out and teated within two weeks. “We’ve got to have a crash program here if we’re going to beat this deadline.” he said. Because of the urgency of^the (Continued on Page 2' OLD TIMER—This house on the old Joe Thomas Ranch southeast of Fitzhugh, now owned by Glen McDaniel and occupied by Jack Timmons, has withstood the storms of a hundred years. But it was stripped of its.metal roofing by a small twister that struck about daylight Thursday. The pickup bed in the right foreground was I,fled by the wind.swept circularly around the yard and returned almost to its original position. (NEWS Staff Photo by^ L. Kmckmeye I. NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS WEEKLY reporters are reminded that their news MEST be in the mail by Monday, to be received in the office not later than Tuesday. Anything received after that day cannot be used.Galley-Vanting Around The CountyUNION HILL Rv MHS. I WON A JONES The Sundav school attendance as 40 Sunday morning All I each-rs and oifirers wore present Visors were Kenneth Little. Okla-oma City. Judy Like* of Ada and berry Coiene Ellison of Oil On HT. Training Union attendance was ood Sunday night. Mrs Elmer Cochran and family last week. were supper gueM Mrs Bill Briggs of night ;; of Mr. and Ana Thursday Mr. and Mr*- J W. Kirkes visited Mr and Mrs. Earl Rose Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Handley of Ada visited Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rose one night last week. Mr and Mrs J B Jones and Mrs. Daisy Bimon visited Mr and \\ C. Karr visited Mr and Mrs. P S Karr of Wintersmith ParkSaturday. Glen Wilfong and Miss Jo Wallis Mr and Mis Red Stringer from Fort Worth visited Mr and Mrs. Audio Ted and family this weekend. Others visiting were Benny and Glenn Jones. Mr and Mr*. Stringer left Ada Sunday afternoon to visit in Kansas. Mi and Mr* Audio Tee) are driving a new Ford pickup. This was a belated Christmas gift. Mrs. Catherine Teel visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rod dy. of Ada Mrs. Roddy fell recently and bruised both legs. She is improving this week. 1 Those visiting Mr and Mrs. G Wallis and Karen were Mr and Mrs Bill Briggs of Ada and Mr. and Mrs. Don New bv of Ada. Mr. anad Mrs. Glen Wallis and Karen visited Mr and Mrs Shortie Bratcher and family of Rofl and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Martin and family of Vanoss Friday night — The Wallis family visited Mr. and Mrs. Bill Briggs of Ada. Thursday afternoon. Union Hill 4-H club met Thursday afternoon with IO members present New 4-H dgns were shown the club by assistant county agent. Emerson Black. Timely speeches and demonstrations were assigned each club member. j Lorene Smith attended the 4-H club achiev ement banquet Monday night at East Central Lorene did outstanding work on her record book and home projects. 9 Mrs Lula Keeling and Mrs. Oma Enloe also attended the banquet. ped and looked it over good and said. “Or is it a chicken?" Terry really was undecided on this fowl because this was the first guinea he had ever seen. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zane Newcomb of Oklahoma City. Hudell Bolin and family this weekend. Mr and Mrs. Elmer Cochran. Helen arwd Allan attended the ballgames at Byng Thursday night Helen Cochran plays on Latta’s team. Boudreaux Friday night. Mr. Boudreaux wasn't feeling so well this week. Tommy Lowe had to see his doctor for a check up this week in Temple. Tex. Little Terry Newcomb and fam- Mr and Mrs. Albert Simpkins ily from Oklahoma Citv    visited    visited Mr.    and Mrs. Elbert    Simp- your correspondent last    week    kins. Rubens and Buddy of    Egypt When looking over the farm ani- Sunday, mals and chickens, he    saw a    “ guinea and said, “Daddy there is    Mr. and    Mrs. Little and    J. R a funny chicken." Then he stop- Little of Ada visited Mr and Mrs Mr and Mrs. Harold Haines attended the Vanoss-Caney ballgame at Caney Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Haines visited Mr. and Mrs. Everett Summers Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Haines and Mike visited Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mr and Mrs. J. V. Haines and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Haines and (Continued on Page 2) ;

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Publication: Ada Weekly News

Location: Ada, Oklahoma

Issue Date: January 14, 1960

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