Ada Weekly News, April 21, 1960

Ada Weekly News

April 21, 1960

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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year And Adjoining Counties Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1960 10 Pages NO. 1 Choppo Perks Right Along RARIN' TO GO: Don't let his gaunt look fool you. Old Choppo, twenty-nine-year-old horse owned by Eual Harris of the U. S. Air Force, still has plenty of power for traveling. Holding the horse is Eual's father, I. F. Harris of Francis. His once lively gait is slowing some, toned down by the crowd- ing years and many long moons of pacing. At times he stands with a hip-shot stance, his flanks drawn in and a faint age-growth of wrinkles showing against his toughened hide. But he isn't quite finished yet. Not him. He is old, no doubt of it, but his dark-bay coat is richening eome with the rising of new spring grass, and his eyes hold a sharp perception. And he isn't lonely. Almost any day in the week he's likely to have com- passel of neighborhood kids. His name is "Choppo." He is I a twenty-nine year old horse be longing to Segeant Eual L. Hai- ris of the U. S. Army Air Force Horse and owner, Sergeant Har- ris' father says, are about the same age. "Choppo" is now in a pasture on the I. F. Harris farm one mile east of Francis, where the Harris family has resided since 1917. Mr. Harris purchased tho horse for his son when "Choppo1 was only 8-years-old. Boy and horse knew a long-time associa-, tion until young Harris entered the Air Force nine years ago. j Sargeant Harris is now with a medical student squadron at Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. He is married and has three boys aged six, five and two. One boy was born in Germany, one in Texas and the other at Tinker Air Base, Oklahoma City. Sargeant Harris intends to keep old "Choppo" for his boys to ride when they visit their grandpar- ents near Francis. will take the spotlight again Sat- "Neighbor kids keep Choppo: gentled up good for riding." the; elder Harris said. When asked TOPPING THEM OUT: Dale McDonald, vice-president of the Pontotoc and Coal County Livestock Association, looks over some of his mixed Hampshire, Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and Poland China hogs which he is fattening for a mid- June market. (Weekly Photo by Eric Aberdeen-Angus Go on Block At Stoneybroke Carlton Corbin's black McDonald Sees Dividends In Diversified Ranching By ERIC ALLEN j ers and stockers. he purchased program, he is going to build 120 head of mixed Hampshire. a new barn SO feet long and 20 ril 30. when more than! Bad markets and fickle Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and; feet wide. The barn will have a of Aberdeen-Angus goier can sometimes upset a China this spring and in-! concrete floor, a self-feeder span- block at Stoneybroke: stock grower's equilibrium worse tends to top them out. ning one whole side, and enough stown. iihan the gyrating antics of a! Partl-v an stalls to handle 14 farrowing McDonald said thoughtfully. "But sows. He has ordered 50 purebred if it was mostlv on Sundays, said smiling, "Might be any day H 50 cow'and-c'aV horse' UnlesS a malra man doesn't jump into this Hampshire sows and intends to Old Choppo is still pretty sired h pcrform.' knows how to gauge the jumps business just hit-or-miss. I fig- cross them with Landrace. He much of a horse in spite of nisj bn j' ,d and keep his seat in the saddle, ure ni have these hogs topped mav try a cross between Tam- twentv-nine vears. His hooves tcoicu uu oujit ui. n__ .....r......-----------.. aren't splayed or broken and his teeth are intact. He eats, accord- ing to Mr. Harris, "All the corn he can get hold of." cows will also be sold. Corbin notes: animals which are he may hit the turf with a wrench-; out by the middle of June and wortn and Hampshire too. ing jolt. i that way I'll be ahead of the "It may take a year to find Farm-Ranch Club Schedules Meet good for four or five calves. Dale McDonald, a recent mem- [fall or late summer market the breed I want." McDonald i hut require a little more careiber of the rodeo circuit and now slump. I'll keep some of the said. "I'm trying for the best than the big Stoneybroke opera- j vice-president of the Pontotoc and best ones for breeding, too. and lean-meat, bacon-type hog. When tion can give them. i Coal County Livestock Associa- the price I paid for the pigs my barn is ready. I hope to far- Trie sale catalog lists 99 head, tion, seems to know how to guage j wasn't too steep." row 14 sows every 60 days." 43 bulls and 56 females. However, the humps. And McDonald makes Corbin says he will also .sell five l ths tough riding easier by taking performance tested bulls, poten- the route of diversified ranch- Rations Barlev Booster unlised in the goes tafare. horse, puttjng Tbe 19fl bead Of nogs Much of McDonald's hog ranch- and done sires, A meeting of the new Farm) In addition to these he will of- j and the business of raising hogs, active-and as cam5ra-shy-as but he goes m strong for the and Ranch Club is scheduled! fer 20 pair of what he calls pure- Spread j mountain goats, are confined in growing of barley. He usually for next Tuesday, April 26 at 'bred commercial cows McDonald's ranch is a 1000 acre a big feedlot adjoining a pond sows it early in September, pas- p. m. in Ada. which have lost their chains stretch of hills and bottomland at the base of the timbered hills. tures his whiteface cattle on it The meeting will be held at, and whose ear tattoos have be- along the South Canadian River McDonald is fattening the hogs on j during the winter, then pulls the Johnson Steak House, and j come illegible. northeast of Francis. He runsimaise, soybean meal and trace them off and lets the grain ma- Dr. D. E. Howell, head of OSU's All animals in the sale will 150 head of whiteface cattle, j minerals, but usually, for nislture for combining and grinding. Department of Entomology will be in good pasture condition, raises some riding stock, and; feeder and stocker program, he 'He believes that barley, mixed be the speaker. Corbin says, and (here will be down on a 100 acre strip of the grows his own feed. with tankage, is about the best The Farm and Ranch Club is "something for everybody." i river bottom, he grows barley, i "I don't think it's a good idea kind of home-grown feed. being organized to promote The sale is scheduled to kick oats and corn to feed his hogs. to dry-lot feeders and Another interesting phase terest in agriculture and the live- i off at 1 p. m. in the big circular! McDonald has been in the hog j the rancher said. "And I don't McDonald's operations this year stock industry, and one phase sale barn at Stoneybroke. Auc- 1 business about five years, rais-' think it's good to throw weaning will be the planting of a twelve- of the program this year may tioneers will be Holland Jester, i ing mostly top-quality feeders pigs inside a lot unless a man acre tract of bottomland to soy- include a tour of northern beef- 1 Ardmore and Guy Shull, Law- and stockers. His success in this 'has time for limited feeding. I: beans and Honeydrip cane. He growing centers and markets. jton. is evidenced by the fact that j don't have time for that. Too 'will plant the crops together in Election of officers for the] In traditional Stoneybroke style [buyers from Arkansas, Missouri many irons in the fire." rows, and will cultivate, but he club will be held at the forth- free lunch will be served to all; and from as far away as Central McDonald is using self-feeders i doesn't intend to harvest the INTERIOR BEAUTY: Shirley Howell, left, and Martha Herion, right, won First Place Blue with their demonstration coming meeting, and the club's comers before the sale by the j City. Iowa, come to his ranch in his present fattening project. crops himself. In the fall he will on Covering Lamp Shades at the County 4-H Club Roundup Tuesday in Ada. Both girls are from Roff. (See Story Ins.ide) 1 read and approved. constitution and by-laws will be: women of the Fittstown Metho-. to purchase hogs. In addition to However, looking forward to ex-, turn in feeder and stocker shoats dist Church. I his long-range program of feed- j panding his feeder and stocker i and let Jiem "hog it down." Go [ley-Van ting Around The County BEBEE By MRS. LEO SCOTT la. Donnie and Glen of Parish Chapel and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott and Sherry. The Camp Ground Free M j p N f rf Churcn had 96 m nj h( anf, P.ft day School Easter Sunday. Sev- M and j h N J eral visitors were present. ______ The Ladies' Auxiliary met at I the church Thursday afternoon.' Mr- and, Max Hudson ______ spent Sunday fishing at Lake Mr. and Mrs. Judson Kirbv JTcxoma- and grandchildren. Melinda, Rich- ard and Bryan Poulter of Ada visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eaton and children. Brenda and Barbara picnicked at Sulphur Sunday. Carl "Zip" West spent sever- al days this past week fishing at Lake Texoma. Among those attending the F. H. A. style show at Vanoss Thurs- day night were Mrs. Grover Thompson and Raymond. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Capes. Deloris j and Junior. Mrs. S. M. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cape, De- loris and Junior visited Sunday Those visiting Sunday with Mrs., night with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leora Wilfong and "Glen were; Pierce and family of St. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wilfong'Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Lee and of Duncan. .Mr. and Mrs. Odis! Darlene of Oklahoma City spent Wilfong of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. the weekend with the A. L. Hollis Kite. Darlene, Stevie and; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cape Donnie. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ken-'and children and Mr. and Mrs. nedy of Duncan and Miss Jo i Darwin Lee and Darlene visited Wallis of Ada. Saturday night with Mr. and i Mrs. Earnest Roberts and chil- Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hood and