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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 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 59TH YEAR Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1960 8 Page trfr the kids have a ball. But, it does hav! its disadvantages always looks like a picture postcard (WE EKLY Photo) Hunt Will Talk Here To Demos The "evidence" is in, the argu- ments completed and all that re-i mains is the d-acision 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.m. in the county J courthouse. j Each precinct will send two delegates (the precinct chairman and co-chairman) to the central committee meeting Saturday to elect a county chairman ancl co- chairman. The meeting will wind up a flurry of political activity which centers around the race for j the state chairmanship being con- ducted by Pat Malloy and Gene McGill. The announced candidates in this county have taken sides in' the fight for the state chairman- ship. J. I. Jones of Allen and running 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- Auto Clips Cows I Three Adans and 47 head of Angus cattle got into a tangle on SH 39 south of Fittstown Sat- urday night. Results: three of Carllon Corbin's yearling heifers dead, two injured, one badly dam- aged car. .nd three shaken but not seriously injured occupants. M-. and Mr :ari and Mrs. Patty Harris were re- turning to Ada from a party at the Cummings Ranch on Blue River near midnight Saturday when the accident occurred. The cattle were on the highway be- tween the Wigley and Corbin ranches. Mayhall noted there was a slight rise in the highway which threw his headlights up. "When they came he said, "we were right in 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 McGill Appears Leader Here As Precinct Meetings Draw Largest Crowds in History The zany world of Democratic :-.clitics burst upon the Pontotoc County scene Friday night as politicos scurried to their respective voting places in record numbers to organize for the im- pending family feud. (Continued on Page 4) (Continued on Page 4) The state's two "Big M's" bat- i'ed it out in fifty-six precincts in the county with the results sur- nrising few observers. Pat Malloy. Gov. Howard Edmondson's choice lor state chairman, won a few battles in the unpredictable city precincts, bul Gene McGill. out- spoken administration foe appears to have won war with an over- whelming majority of rural boxes. In what was by far. the largest WEcincl organization turnout in the county's recent political his- tory the battle lines were drawn as predicted. McGill, however, appeared tn make unexpected in- roads in the city while Malloy and his supporters came up with only a few surprises in the country. It's Unofficial 1 Actually, the precinct meetings are merely to select precinct I chairmen and other officers who I will, in turn, meet February 20th to choose county officers. What it belied down to in this county was an all-out struggle be- tween foes and friends of the controversial young governor as spearate "slates" of" candidates for county offices were an- 'nounced Friday morning. J. I. (Jones of Allen and Mrs. Joe Rob- jnett of Roff are on the McGill side j of the fence and Monte Bell and i Dorothy Higginbotham. both of Ada, are avowed candidates who favor Edmondson and Malloy. No official listing of the instruc- ted delegations from the precincts was released by Martin Clark, county Demo chairman, but a rep- resentative survey by the NEWS and others came up with the fol- lowing tabulation; Malloy appar- ently carried 11 of the city's boxes I with McGill running first in 9 and 2 others completely neutral in outward appearance. In the coun- ity. the count could read some- thing like 18 for McGill. 6 for Malloy and 10 on the undecided list. That gives McGill an overall lead of 27 to 17. Good Planting Season Looms Ahead For Local Farmers and Ranchers Of course, (lie survey takes into account some boxes whose dele- gations will g0 to tlle central com. jmittee meeting uninstructed. but I whose officers are known to favor one candidate or the other. j The bulk of the Malloy support I in Ada came in wards" one and two while McGill held his own in three and four. In the county. McGill led all the precincts such as Allen Stonewall. Roff and Latta while j Malloy managed to capture a few j delegates in such places as Valley View. Country Club and other precincts. Some Missing It appears almost certain Mal- jloy is the favorite in the following (places: W1-P3. W-P4 W-P5 W2- P2. W2-P4. W-I-P4. McGill 'drew certain support from W3-P1 Wl- iPl. W3-P1. W4-P2. and W4-P5. j Several precinct decisions pos- 'sibly were missed in the survey, ibut these appear to be the "sure" city boxes. In ward one. precinct three. thirteen people attended and an (Continued On Page Two) Farmers and ranchers, their1 es fell, the largest amount for eyes cocked at upcoming spring the month. plantings, can afford a little cau-i April was not up to snuff with tious optimism. climbing temperatures and dry rrom the standpoint of moist- southerly winds, the moisture did- ui-e, 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 ly planting months for past years. I amount recorded was 134 which In fact, our weather picture' on April 19. 2f i v 3? jj Construction men don't jump up and down with joy about it. since "the terrible drought of 1956 iWettest montn. snapped back, ancl drippy falls. 5.55 inches here. On May' Your WEEKLY editor inthes was recorded to i this week with W. E. Pitt local ilop the month' weather observer, to nail down Tuhen Jlme went bclow MaV some statistics on moisture over, wllh 4'92 inches falling- The the pa ;t year i sing'e day was on June 27 when Although 1959 was wetter lel1 a mudhen. it didn't start out1 And ,en came and !t I that way. In fact local a lul" wlth mches re" were hurt by a lack of early I And. on July 27, 2.57 moisture which hindered rapid jmches fel1' development of lush pasture was not hot and' spark calf growth Planting sot' or maUer. not drY with off to a slow start Both sur- inches registered in Ada. fare and subsoil moisture were 7 saw the best rainfal1 not up to snuff. wltl? mch- In January, 1959, our entire Thcn fame dry Septem- rainfall for the month measured Only wasn l a usual SeP' only .12 inch. The largest amount temher at a" wlth 6-93 inches of that fell during the period was ram' On 25, 3.30 inch- 10 inch. es fel1- In February, the picutre ,Next arid October but proved somewhat with 1.03 Sot a11 mlxed UP- We es recorded and .49 noted 8.92 inches in October, the largest amount of rainfall in the for any month in n single day. March increased over Febru-, ary with a total of 2.68 inches! November even recorded 1.25 FINISH shown here suddenly appeared on the rear window of Debs Holcombe's pickup one day last 1959. On October 4, ,08 recorded. On March 5, 1.30 inch-1 (Continued on Page 4) th. u ?W" .wth tmy cracks- Later- !t buckled a little and popped this good-sized hole in wondTrinT kman eommu nity, is shown here puzzling over the phenomenon and wondering how he s going to drive the vehicle without getling a shower of splintered glass right down the back of his (NEWS Staff Photo) Galley-Vanting Around The County p A I were rMavpnpp ninimr 'n-m-a ;u n.. r T __ Glover.'were ill with the flu at of Bill Johnson held at.co chairman. Mrs. Bill Auten; Joseph Tte relatives here were By MRS. W. E. SNYDER We aren't convinced that animals are fond of snow. Saturday, February 13 at 9 a.m. at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces at birth and has been named Fred Martin. He is the Johnson's twelfth j T, Mr. and Mrs. John Brents, who havp hppn at thp Refreshments of cake, coffee and punch were served to those attending. Many sent gifts who were unable to attend shower. Mr. and Mrs. Virdell Howry and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Blevins, were in Ada Mrs. Roberta Escamilla and [children, who have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Delaplain that past week, left Friday to return to their home in San Antonio, Tex. Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Henry of 1 ihur were guests of her broth- Rev. John Walker and Mrs. The McLish Cub Scout group 'attended the morning services at the Baptist Church Sunday and 'snag for the congregation. Boy Scout, Mike Enis, accompanied them on the piano. A. C. Nickell ".'as sponsor. I Cubs present for the occasion were Steve Nuner. Jackie Byrd, Donny Estes. Eldon Griffin, Lar- ry Nickell, Joe Greenwood and Harrison. the county convention are Mrs. Bill Auten and W. E. Snyder. The meeting was to be held at the regular voting place in the rear of the Christian Church, but the building was not avail- able for the meeting hence the change to the school. Oklahoma ity where they ahd been guests since the previous afternoon at the home of Mrs. Corbin's sister. Mrs. John Cart- er, and daughter Mary A n n. Mary also kept an appointment with an orthodonist there that morning. week, report she is much im-' proved at this time. Mr n. i The WEEKLY does ge' around and j" instances gets peo- Mrs. Bill Auten, Bille and Bev- erly visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. of Jesse. Also visiting the Vintons were their son Joe and wife of Sulphur. Mrs. Malissa Sellers and her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Snyder. re- ceived word Saturday of the death of the former's sister. Mrs. Randy Randolph, who had died shortly after arriving Thurs- sis- St. Victor Wehunt spent the week- end at the home of his wife's mother. Mrs. Edna. Buttrill, Bet- ty and Kenneth. Mrs. Wehunt and their daughter. Vickie, who had spent the week with her "lother. rclurrcd with to the what we mean. TV, uui ntrU iu lllc ?cs- rs r -veryone at home anrl'Wnffc mother Mrs Kathrvn m t -j j m her family and two years old- h f M H'll Kathryn The meeting was presided over er than Mrs. Sellers. Death was walter Atok Church. Hostesses for the A. George, Pampa' ftj they visited their mothers, Mrs. :ia Sarah Sullivan and Mrs. 0. J.! However Boydstun. Complimenting Mrs. Delmar Johnson, a pink, and blue shower arriving at the International air- port in Los Angeles. Mr. Doolitile. accompanied by their daughter. Mrs. Cecil Brownlee and children of Ada, drove to Oklahoma City Sunday and met Mrs. Doolittle when her plane arrived about noon. They all had lunch together and en- joyed a leisurely trip home. (Continued on Page 4)
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