Ada Weekly News, February 18, 1960

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February 18, 1960

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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - February 18, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma 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 59TH YEAH Combined With The Ada Times-Democ rat ADA. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1960 8 Pages NO. 46 PRE,TTYr:uSn0T isJust fin*' moisture, etc. and besides that, it's pretty as al! get out. Anyway it's pretty until and th* krlThi* l h "ii a t W a* u 9et °^’ But f°r * few hours' the countryside always looks like a picture postcard IU Hu kid* have a ball. But, it does have its disadvantages.    (WEEKLY    Photo) Hunt Will Talk Here To Demos The “evidence” is in. the arguments completed and ail that remains is the decision of the “jury.** That s the status of the current political scramble involving the Democrats of Pontotoc County as they prepare to convene here Saturday at 2 p rn in the county courthouse. Each precinct will send two delegates the precinct chairman and co-chairman* to the central committee meeting Saturday to elect a county chairman and cochairman. The meeting will wind up a flurry of political activity which centers around the race for the state chairmanship being conducted bv Pat Malloy and Gene McGill. The announced candidates in this county have taken sides in ‘lie fight for the state chairmanship. J. I. Jones of Allen and ninning mate Mrs. Joe Robnett of Roff are avowed McGill supporters and thus cast their lot against Gov. Howard Edmondson's choice. Monte Bell and Dorothy Higgin- * Continued on Page 4* Auto Clips Cows Three .\dans and 47 head of Angus cattle got into a tangle on SH 99 sou:h of Pittstown Saturday night. Results: three of Carlton Corbin’s yearling heifers dead, two injured, one badly damaged car. l id three shaken but not seriously injured occupants. iVr\ and Mi - an . iavhait lr and .Mrs Patty Harris were returning ic Ada from a party at the Cummings Ranch on Blue River near midnight Saturday when the accident occurred. The cattle were on the highway between the V\ igley and Corbin ranches. Mayhall noted there was a slight rise in the highway which threw his headlights up. “When they came down,” he said, “we Wi le right iii the middle of them. There were cattle all around. There must have been 30 or 40 head.” The actual count, according to Corbin, was 47. Corbin was • Continued on Page 4» McGill Appears Leader Here As Precinct Meetings Draw Largest Crowds in History The zany world of Democratic kilties burst upon the Pontotoc County scene Friday night as rennet politicos scurried to their ejective voting places in record numbers to organize for the impending family feud. The .state’s two ’Big M s” bated it out in fifty-six precincts in the county with the results surprising few observers. Pat Malloy, Gov How ard Edmondson’s choice for state chairman, won a few battles in the unpredictable city precincts, hut Gene McGill, outspoken administration foe appears *o have won th® war with an over-w helming majority of rural boxes. In what was by far. the largest )r eel net organization turnout in the county's recent political history the battle lines were drawn as predicted. McGill, however, appeared to make unexpected inroads in the city while Malloy and his supporters came up with only a few surprises in the country. Ft’s Inofficial Actually, the precinct meetings are merely to select precinct { chairmen and other officers who will. in turn, meet February 20th to choose county officers. What it bolied down to in this county was an all-out struggle between foes and friends of the controversial young governor as spearate “slates” of candidates for county offices were announced Friday morning. J. I. Jones of Allen and Mrs. Joe Robnett of Roff are on the McGill side of the fence and Monte Bell and Dorothy Higginbotham, both of Ada. are avowed candidates who favor Edmondson and Malloy. No official listing of the instruc- J ted delegations from the precincts was released by Martin Clark, county Demo chairman, but a representative survey by the NEWS and others came up with the following tabulation; Malloy apparently carried ll of the city's boxes with McGill running first in 9 and 2 others completely neutral in outward appearance. In the county. the count could read something like 18 for McGill, 6 for Malloy and IO on the undecided list. That gives McGill an overall lead of 27 to 17. Of course, the survey takes into account some boxes whose dele-gations will co to the central committee meeting uninstructed, but whose officers are known to favor one candidate or the other. The bulk of the Malloy support in Ada came in wards one and two while McGill held his own in three and four. In the county. McGill led all the “hic" precinct' such as Allen, Stonewall. Roff and Latta while Malloy managed to capture a few I delegates in such places as Valley View, Country Club and other precincts. Some Missing It appears almost certain Malloy is the favorite in the following places: W1-P3. W-P4, W2-P5, W2-P2, W2-P4, U4-P4. McGill drew certain support from W3-P1, WIPF W3-P1. W4-P2, and W4-P5. Several precinct decisions possibly were missed in the survey, but these appear to be the “sure” city boxes. In ward one, precinct three, thirteen people attended and an (Continued On Page Two) Good Planting Season Looms Ahead For Local Farmers and Ranchers Farmers and ranch* their largest amount es fell, the eyes rocked at upcoming spring the month. plantings, can afford a little eau- April was not up to snuff, with tunis optimism.    climbing    temperatures and dry From the standpoint of moist- southerly winds, the moisture did* ure. this spring stands head and n’t go as far In April, a total shoulders above traditional ear- of 2 85 inches fell. The biggest V.- SMS Construction men don't jump up and down with joy about it. Iv planting months for past years In fact, our weather picture has been one of relatively dry springs, wet or wetter summers since the terrible drought of 1956. and drippy falls. Your WEEKLY editor checked this week with W. E. Pitt, local weather observer, to nail down some statistics on moisture over the pa 4 year. Although 1959 was wetter than a mu Then. it didnt start out that way. In fact, local cattle wire hurt by a lack of early moisture which hindered rapid development of lush pasture to 'park calf growth Planting got of to a slow start. Both surface and subsoil moisture were not up to snuff. In January, 1959. our entire rainfall for the month measured only .12 inch. The largest amount that fell during the period was .10 inch. In February, the picutre improved somewhat with I 03 inches recorded and 49 noted as the largest amount of rainfall in a single day. March increased over February with a total of 2 68 inches recorded. On March 5. 1.30 inch- amount recorded was I 34 w hi on April 19 May, which is traditionally our wettest month, snapped back s here. On May was recorded to with 5 55 inch 6. ’ 54 inches top the month. Then June went below May with 4 92 inches falling. The lies! single day was on June 27 when 2.43 inches fell And then came July and it was a Hilo with 7 83 inches recorded. And, on July 27, 2.57 inches fell August was not too hot and. for that matter, not too dry with 104 inches registered in Ada J August 7 saw the best rainfall with ,nch Then came usually dry September. Only it wasn't a usual September at all with 6 93 inches of rain. On September 25, 3.30 inches fell. Next was arid October but things got all mixed up. We recorded 8 92 inches in October, the highest for any month in 1959 On October 4. 3 08 inches fell November even recorded 125 (Continued on Page 4* ANTIQUE FINISH shown her# suddenly appeared on the rear window of Debs Holcombe's pickup one day last week— for no reason at all, so far as Holcombe can determine. Hapg ned about noon one day, he says. His wife took the vehicle down to the mailbox, and the window was all right then. An hour or so later, Holcombe went out and found the whole thing as shown here, criss-crossed with tiny cracks. Later, it buckled a little and popped this good-sized hole in the ensemble. Holcombe, who lives in the Oakman community, is shown here puzzling over the phenomenon and wondering how he's going to drive the vehicle without get'.ing a shower of splintered glass right down the back ot his "«ck.    (NEWS    Staff    Photo; Galley-Vanting Around The County A    I    (ncv    unrp    \!»-C    f’laronpo    fllnvnr    unro    ill    U    itll    tim    flit    al    tit/.    (    I    inn    af    af    Dill    Inlim-m,    I<aU    at    aa    al.    a:—aa a a lf.. Dill 4,.taa. Ta.__L rrl___ PITTSTOWN We aren't convinced that animals are fond of snow. fesv    were Mrs.    Clarence    Glover,    were    ill with    the flu    at    the    fune.al cf Bill Johnson held at    co    chairman.    Mrs. Bill Auten;    Joseph. The    relative Mrs,    Royal Ramsey, Mrs.    Harold    same    time the    younger    Harrises    2 p.m. in the Church of Christ,    secretary and    treasurer, Luther    unable to    attend, u %«i>c « cwncD Townsend and Mrs VV E. Patton, were The Georges also lived in Burial was in Atoka cemetery. Wilson; members. Mr. and Mrs • * %    ^ • M • ms • vl * rn* ms ■%    g'*    I    JI    JI    »    I    t t Games were played and af er- this ai ca before moving to Pam-    - Mr and Mrs. Delmar Johnson wards the honoree opened her pa several years ago.      „___ on'    the    parents    of    a    Inn    bern    gifts.    - attended the morning services at    the    county convention are Mn    Oklahoma Saturday,    February    13    at 9    a    rn.    Refreshments    of cake,    coffee    Mrs.    Roberta Escamilla    and    the Baptist Church Sunday and    Bill    Auten and    VV. E. Snyder.    been gue at \ alley View Hospital He and punch were served to tho^e children, who have been visiting ^nag for the congregation Bov “ weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces at attending Many **nt "    *    ...    •    «    ...    ~ here were John Brents and Mr and Mrs. Mrs Carlton Corbin and Mary The McLish Cub Scout group Virgil Townsend. Delegates to returned Saturday evening from tv where they ahd since the previous .    .    -     0    „    ,,      The    meeting    was    to be held at afternoon at the home of Mrs. gifts who her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Scout, Mike Ems. accompanied the regular voting place in the Corbin's sister. Mrs. John Cart- »«» v t ii.    (MM    'Vin gill,'    Vt till    ll'* ptll I I birth    and    has    been    named    Fi»*d    uere unable    to attend lh° shower.    Delaplain    that    past week, left    them on the    piano.    A.    C.    Nickell    rear of    the    Christian    Church,    er.    and    daughter    Mary    Ann. Martin. He    is the Johnsons    - Friday to    return    to    their home    in    was sponsor.    but the    building    was    not    avail-    Mary    also    kept    an    appointment twellth child    Mr.    and    Mrs.    V’irdell Howry San Antonio, Tex.    Cubs    present    for    the    occasion    able for the meeting hence the with an orthodonist there that 7”    and her parents, Mr. and Mrs.    - were Steve Nuner, Jackie Bvrd, change to the school.    morning. Mr    and    Mrs    John    Brents,    who    Charley    Blevins,    were in    Ada    Rev and Mrs.    H.    H. Henry    of    Denny Estes,    Eldon    Griffin,    Lar-    - - have been at the bed>ide of his Sunday afternoon to visit Mr. Sulphur were guests of her broth- ry Nickell. Joe Greenwood and    en    -    a    u mnihpr \ir« u n Rmni« r»f rn : #    ..    .    r-»    ,_t     i    >•    n :ii:__ti___-____Mrs.    Malis^a Sellers and her Victor Wehunt spent the week- daughter, Mrs. VV E. Snyder, re- end at the home of hi= wife’s mother. Mrs. VV. H. Brents, of Blevins’ sister, Mrs. Martha    Cra-    cr. Rev. John Walker and    Mrs.    William    Harrison. Ada who has been critically ill yens of Konawa,    who is in    serf-    Walker, Friday.    - in Valley View Hospital the past o,lsiy j|i in Valley View Hospital      Mrs    Bill    Auten Bille and Bee- ceiled word Saturday of the mother. Mis Edna Buttrill. Bet- week. report she is much im-    ...rr,.... .    ,    ,    •    , r ,*    ... 1T . jr,ti, nf    f    .    .    • . tv and Kenneth Mrs Wehunt .    ..    .      The    WEEKLY    does    ge* around erlv vatted Sunday with Mr. and death ot the formers sister. • , tl .    ,    ,    ....    , proved at this time.    \lr    anff \tro , ..thor    ,    .    .    .    ®    .    ».*    __.... , * , .    .    I    and their daughter, V i-kie, who _ '    an”    lMrs-    ^ifrer    Harris    and in some instances gets peo- Mrs. G^ne VV nton of Jesse. Also Mrs. Randy Randolph, who had hart    tho    u,th    hor » j *•    nu'i    spent the past two weeks in pie into trouble says Calibourne veiling the Vintons were their chortle after arriving Thnrc • r V - Rev. and Mrs. Max Philo and pamna Tpy at (ho homo of L    t,    LL    A t ca i u a,ea snom> aIler arriving ihurs- mother returned wi n -rn to ...    (    v    .Jt    c ,in'Pa- • at the home of Bennett It seems ’hat when he son Joe and wife of Sulphur.    .l    homo    of onothor dc .u u    r*    i    » chiton of Norman vialed brief-their son. John    and family,    and Yrs Bennett visited    their    Mrs. Joe    Wtnton    is a daughter of ^    *r    BlanX jrs nf *    “ ly rn tho hon.,., of Mr and Mr* whore they pinoh    hit for (ho    par-    old friend. Mrs Lillie Hill ol Ko-    ihe Autens.    Tosenh    Mo F. T. Bovdstun and Rev. and anis hv rarirm for fuo rf #Uoir    -n a    u    .i    aosepn,    mo. ... ®ntS ^..faring for two of their    nawa Thursday,    she    gave them      Mrs.    Randolph    whose    home Mrs. Irl Doohrtle was in Los Angeles. Caln . Fridav to attend noon Rev Philo ^ former pas    ^h,ldrcn uhj> *'<re con vales- a good dressing down because Mrs. Effie Guinn of Ada. who was    at    7aIma in the southern Aunpefles* f.a,lt Fnda> t0 attend . _ , .. « ..v I for.mu £as* c,n2 from “WF® cases of flu at she d been reading in the WEEK- was a patient at Valley View Hos- part of Missouri had had the the funeral of her "1>ter- Vivian rself just LY where thve'd been gallivan- mtal over the weekend u-a* vie.    nt    u„. u... Curnutt. w e flied Wednesday 'low"! 'ha<iBwfthSlhish“familv hom*' ^ m0,her- bersfU’    LY whore ,hv0'<l becn 8alliv™- pifal oter the weekend, was'vis- miVfortune’"of"' ldosin7 her' huZ    wh,° d‘ed .Wednesday ; n, I . Uh his family been recovering from an anack of it. ting around visiting this one and lied there Saturday bv her daugh- hand bv death and levs than two foUowlng a lenfh-v ll!ness- Mrs. — u..*    l—    ^    -    Doolittle    fievi    .,i~ i;...— « rv.„t.,__.    ...    •    .     ••sr**.    oiiokR    us    ii,    nog    around    visiting    mis    one    ana    itea    tner bv,ag in California until recently, stayed with her husband and the that one hut hadn't been to see ter. Mrs Frank Vincent T. r _ ba.    other two children in their room her for such a long time.    _ j ' n uns , sl¥>n? at the hospital, who were >eri- The Bennetts were also in Ma- weeks later having her house And motorists certainly don't like it. Follow the skid marks and you'll see what we mean. to the coast via and its contents burned to the Tram Wofldl Hrl'nes Thu^day Sunday in Holdenville where    """    "'■,r >r"' ,,‘™ ~-nneus were also rn via- The precinct meeting held Fri- ground. She herself escaped on- amvl- <' " international air- they (.sued their mothers. Mrs L '    and    P"011™"'    *« Saturday of last week to help day evening at 7:30 at McLish Iv with the clothing she had on. P°.r ’"..L, l?g Sarah Sullivan and Mrs 'n J ii    i    l    thou daughter. Mrs. Cleo Huff, School was not too well attended Mrs Randolph was 82 md    '    1    ' Bovdstun........were eadv t, sT t h' "*2?”    L    bir,hdav    A!*°    Pres’    llm 10 several factors - illness, nearly blind at the time of her «he,r d ' u - h _ *    _ • fad; to start home Satur- en! for the dinner were their son. the weather and conflicting com- death She was the oldest child Brownlee and children of Ada. CrniDlimentine Mrs Delmar mil ?T *CTe returning In nor- Edwin Bennett and wife and Mr. munity activites.    in her family and two years old- dro: e 10 Oklahoma City Sunday I h„ i . , I a Kl    mal With everyone at home and Huff's mother. Mrs. Kathryn The meeting was presided over er than Mrs' Sellers Death was and Mr' LkooJ.ttle when her Johnson, a ptnk and blue shower much improved.    Huff, both of Madill.    '    by W E. Sn.^er and an election a«rihu"ed rn    ad    about noon They of officers were held    merit she had been trested for “ ^iad    together and en- ire ac; ompanied by e r. Mrs. Cecil was held Wednesday    afternoon    They reported that their daugh-    _ Church° HoMesses forcoil?    7* A ^^nrn l lp NIf and^,rs'    Ualter    (draper was    in Atoka    Those elected    and    their offices    years previously. k Kses .or    the cour-    J. A. Geoige, Tampa residents,    Thursday    a.ternoon to    attend the    are, Chairman,    W.    E. Snyder;    ‘ Burial was Monday    near St. joyed a leisurely trip home. (Continued on Page 4) ;

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