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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 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 28, 1960 10 Pages NO. 3 BERMUDA SPRIGGING TOPS OFF WORK ON THREE LOCAL SANDY CREEK SITES "Full steam ahead" might be the watchword of the Creek Watershed project. And, they aren't kidding. Things are really boiling along under a work plan formulated by (he local Conservancy District. There is still a long way to go but things already are a cry from what they were when the district took its first few feeble gasps of ajr back in 1954. Dam sites are building. And. right on the heels of this con- struction, an equally important phase follows. Experts get quick- ly on the job of "anchoring down" the dams and spillways. And. what's the best soil anchor anybody in these parts has dis- covered. .Bermuda. That's right, and they are going after it hammer and tongs. Tangible proof of this statement can be seen from an inspec- tion of bermuda sprigging opera- tions on three strategic sites. J. F. Blanton, sprigging contrac- tor of Guthrie. has obviously used good equipment and a reli- able crew to best advantage in the speedy completion of sites 29, 30. and 31. And now, the stage is set for immediate sprigging of Site No, 1 on the Leo Robbins place just west of Lalta. Bermuda sprigging operations on these dams are by no means just simple and routine ventures, the final topping-off of what has been a tremendous upheaval and placing of hundreds of tons of dirt. The sprigging of a site in- volves skill, and the danger to workmen is constantly at hand as a winch truck with cables steadies heavy equipment on trips to and fro across the steeply- pitched slopes of the dams. SCS specitications require that a site's whole area be treated with 48 Ibs. of nitrogen and 60 Ibs. phosphate to the acre, not broadcast, but distributed in rows. Slopes of the dam are first lilled. then sprigged with bermuda in Farm-Ranch Club Elects Officers :such a manner that the roots j Dr. Don Williams of the Ada Pi oneer We oman. c-7 i an aecl I [inet( overlap. This practically guaran- tees a perfect stand of grass which will protect the slopes of the dam from erosion of or rain. After the final ;run of the sprigger lit starts at Veterinary Clinic was elected president of the newly-organized Farm and Ranch Club at a meet- ing held Tuesday night. The meeting got underway at p. m. at Johnson's Steak the top and moves in close-spaced j House. Ada. and guest speaker consecutive rows parallel with' was Dr. D. E. Howell, head Ento- the dam until it reaches the hot-' mologist from OSU. torn i the slopes of the dam are; Eight board of directors were rolled with a cultipacker and' also elected at the meeting, four dragged. The top of the dam, used j for two year terms, and four for for traffic until the project j a period of one year each. Those appraoches completion, is sprig-[ elected to serve four-year terms ged last. were Lee West. J. R. "Ham, Har- Bermuda roots, dug and placed old and Glen McDaniel. in a tarp-covered truck are usediThose installed for one year were while they're still fresh and damp Jlm stribling and W. M. Whit- All disturbed areas above the' mlre' ard a three-way tie result- permanent water pool of the; ed between Cager Hisaw, Jimmy lake are also sprigged with and w- c- Wigley. muda, thus insuring against the j Dr- Howell talked for approxi- fiiling of the lake by rain-washed 1 mate'y an hojr and a half, and silt. j much of his speech was concern- i ed with the danger of insecti- The first site completed by cides. He cited one instance where Contractor Blanton this month is butter, shipped to Hawaii was 7 milesi found on arrival there to be dan- no, thwest of Ada. This dam is on gerouslv contaminated with DDT nn a s Ed'VaRrds S'te! When the cause was traced down, 30. on a Spring Brook tributary, j it was discovered tnat permanent water is on land own- ed by Dr. L. W. Cheek. cotton field next to the alfalfa FIRST larety RUN: Steel c tor trie young ables, close-hitched from winch truck to tractor and sprigger, bridge the gap between peril and man on the left as bermuda sprigging operations got underway on Site 30. (WEEKLY Growers Warned Of Release Dates Bennett Sherrer. ASC Director, announced Monday that deadlines on the release of cotton and pea- nut allotments for Pontotoc Coun- ty are close at hand. Unless farm- ers intend to plant their allotted acjeage of these two crops, re- leases should be given' to the County ASC Commettee. (Continued on Page 2) been treated heavily with DDT, and the alfalfa had absorb- ed enough poison from the cotton to dangerously contaminate it. Dr. Howell stressed caution in the use of all insecticides, and said that generally the container i labels were safe guides. I The new Farm and Ranch Club I is shaping up plans for a tour jof northern beef markets this summer. The club's reasons for I organizing is to arouse stronger interest in the ranching and farm- ing industries. Next meeting of the club will be May 26, but a definite place for the meeting has not been set. By ERIC ALLEN Pioneer men and women whose lives have spanned the years from the post-Civil War period to the age of jet planes have wit- nessed the greatest transition in the history of the world. During their lives the old ox wagon and hor.-e-drawn the surrey j with the fringe on top giv- en way to automobiles, streanv lined trains, air travel and the j venturesome launching of satel- lites into outer space. Modes of communication have changed from rural mail hack and crank- type telephone to teletype, daily newspapers, radio and TV. i A woman who has lived through this one who is still 1 very alert and Mrs. Sampson Summers of Roff. Mrs. Summers, whose maiden name was Neathery, was born in 1870 in the Arkansas hills near Little Rock, and was taken by cov- ered wagon to Grayson County, Texas, where she was six months old. Her father, a Civil War vet- eran, moved the Neathery fami- ly from Arkansas when the hard brunt of Reconstruction was at its worst. The family settled in i Texas on Red River near the i Indian Territory border, and Mrs. i Summers, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, has lived in- side Oklahoma or near its border ever since. In fact, she has lived constantly in Oklahoma since 1887. when she was seventeen years old. Some of her earliest memories are of isolated families along Red River traveling by wagons, buggies and on horseback to the I big camp meetings at Gordons- I ville. "Roads were bad." Mrs. Sum- mers recalls, "but folks didn't mind them much. I'll tell you, (Continued on Page 2) NINETY YEARS YOUNG: Mrs. Sampson Summers, Roff, stands serenly in the wind and sunshine. She has looked out into many such into days of clouds and shadows lifetime which had its beginning when Oklahoma was untamed land. (WEEKLY Man's Trial For Arson Moves Into Fourth Day TUrt _f TT'__1 in rr Sit. No o the truck at top extending a stcciy arm OT reassurance une (WEEKLY spr'9gin9 crew is al! set for a discing run across a slope arm of reassurance (the cable) down to the tractor below" the dam on Wtterihtd The trial of Earl Wofford, Al- len, went into its t'ounh day I Thursday in district court in Ada before Judge John Boyce Mc- Keel. Wofford is charged with second degree arson. He is accused of burning a large hay barn on the 4-B Ranch, northeast of Ada, on I the niijht of January 5-6. proceedings have been pack- cd since attorneys began the task I of selecting a jury Monday morn- ing. The case has an interesting ov- ertone. Many have felt and testi- j mony has been injected in an 1 attempt to show the burning was an act of retribution against c order to stop the running of "hound dawgs" on the sprawling ranch. Here are the developments in the case: The state rested its case Wed- nesday. The big gun in its attack was Clarence Leader, who said he was with Wofford on the night the barn was burned. Leader told how he and Wofford bought beer in Allen, then headed south. Near the barn, Wofford stopped the car and got out, returning in a few minutes. The pair drove on and when they stopped, Leader said he no- ticed a glow in the sky. He said Wofiord then told him he had set the barn on fire. Lambert questioned Leader Tuesday afternoon and again for an hour and a half Wednesday morning, bringing out a number of inconsistencies in variour state- ments Leader had made. Leader admitted making vary- ing statements in the case, but stuck to his story that he and Wofford had driven by the barn that night, that Wofford had left the car for a time, and that later he (Leader) had seen the fire. Asked why county officers had brought him back from Gerty be- fore the preliminary hearing in the case (held Feb. 5 and Lead- er said, "For my protection, they said." He admitted that he had not been threatened, but, "It didn't make no difference to me, so I came back with them." In response to Lambert's ques- he admitted that while itioning (Continued on Page 2) EERIE FIRE: No not eerte but earry. Jack McPhetridge, right, county trapper, is all set to put the torch to a pile of 188 wolf and 11 bobcat ears he has garnered re- cently m this county. In his four years here, he has counted coup on 709 wolves and cats, most of them by trap but some with a gas gun. C. L. Rowland, U. S. Fish and Wild- life Supervisor, is at left to witness the furry flame. He says McPhetridge is one of the Service's outstanding trappers. (WEEKLY Gat ley-Van ting Around The County FRISCO By MRS. SIMON PATTON "We have water at the com- munity building at Frisco. The H. D. Club had gotten tired of bringing jugs, buckets and jars of water every lime they met and of course, the.' never had enough water. So the club voted to take the well for their project for 1960. along with the upkeep of the community build- ing. Last Thursday was set for work day. Fourteen came to work. They were Mr. aad Mrs. .1. W. Stegall. Schley Stegall. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Herion, Mr. and Mrs. Boda Hisaw, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Byrd. Mr. and Mrs. Simon Patton. Sid and Jim Marshall and Mrs. Windell Price. The men went to work on the well and the women worked in- side the building. By noon the men had pulled the pump, found the big hole in the just above the foot valve I which lei the water go back into the well instead of out of the spout. They welded some bad places in the pipe, cut off the end with the hole, threaded it and put it back in the well, all but about '20 feet of pipe on the bottom which they decidec we didn't need. The men had all the old stale water pumped out of the well by the time the women had dinner on the table. Instead of serving buffet style as usual and having the men try to balance their plates on one knee and a cup of hot coffee on the other, the women were especially nice to them. They seated the men around the big dining table so they could rest and visit while they enjoyed their meal. The women waited their turn. Friday being Mrs. Patlon's birthday, three pretty birthday cakes showed up for the occasion. After dinner, the men went back to inspect their job. They only got two buckets of waler, so out the pump came again, to the rubbish to a ditch. pul the 20 leet of pipe they had! Everyone had a wonderful left out back in the well. But i time and a very profitable day. when they were loosening the I Thanks to a group of men that valve, they broke the valve and i never let us down when they the threads off the pipe. asked to lend a helping hand. Patlon and Herion left for Ada out and Patton began hauling'and Sara visited Mr. and Mrs. jand Tonya of Ada spent the j Luther Thompson and Janell. In weekend with Mrs. McCarty's the afternoon they drove by and parents. picked up a sister. Mrs. Clara! Mr. and Mrs. Ray Long of Ada Murphy and drove out to visit! visited Sunday with her brother both cemeteries, Memorial Park and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Windell and Rosedale. Price. with instructions from the club; Mrs. S. L. Thompson and her women to get whatever it took little granddaughter. Sara Lynn to fix it. (If it took a new one'Anders, both were sick last week they were tired of packing water; with colds. Mrs. Thompson was i from home.) 'still hoarse Monday but other- I Stegall and Marshall loaded the, wise feeling better. pipe in Stegall's pickup and head- Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Anders ed for Stonesvall for a cutting: Jr. and Sara Lynn of Oklahoma land relhreading job. Of course. City, and S. L. Thompson are every time the pipe was shortened back on the job after their week's that included the sucker rod. I vacation. I They both returned with their! Mr- Anders spent most of his material. The men chipped in jweek on 'he Lake fishing while I Schley Stegall visited his in- laws, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Thomp- son Sunday morning. SONG BYRDS Mr. and Mrs. Coy Byrd attend- ed an all-night singing Satur- day night at Black Rock. Didn't get home until after midnight. Mrs. Richard Osburn and Ste- ven arrived Tuesday by bus and spent the night with her parents, the A. R. Johnson. Wednesday her dad, A. R. and granddad, V. A. Johnson, loaded Mrs. Os- burn and little Steven in the truck, drove by Ada for a stove They made it to church Sunday j and regrigerator, and on to Sem- and shared the cost. All during this period, the wom- en were cleaning out and dis- carding things inside the building Mrs. Anders and Sara visited with Grandpa and Grandma S. L. Thompson. Mr. Thompson spent his week morning and Sunday afternoon, joined by Simon Patton. they spent the afternoon at the sing- ing in the Free Will Baptist Church of Stonewall. that were worn out and useless. doing odd jobs around the house. After the'well was fixad, started a brooder house. shall and Stegall began putting! Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Thompson, in window panes that had fallen i Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Anders Jr. Visitors Thursday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Windell Price were Marshall. Mr. and Mrs. Sid ing. Don't know who was fitting! Saturday night guests in the I visited Leonard Daniel Sunday whom. They both emerged with home of Mr. and Mrs. a new dress. Minor were Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Bill and Gene Williamson visit- Minor and Anthony. Mr. and i ed Leonard Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Boda Hisaw went Mrs. George Minor, Mrs. Zoa i Dora Daniel of Ada spent the to Tupelo Thursday afternoon and Carl Wade. with her sister, Mrs. the baseball game. Their son, j Homer Barnes of Stonewall. Charles, a senior at Stonewall i w j Barnes js back on the! Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Daniel High, was playing. ijob grafting paper sneU pecans.j sPent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Brady of Ann Brooks of Stonewall visit-. ed the Hisaws Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel visit- !Jesse. Mrs. Bob Langley and girls; of led with Mr and Mrs. Jack Me- Mr and Mrs Buck Danie, Vamoosa visited her parents Mr. Donaid last Monday afternoon. Thomas and Robert_ Lovelandf and Mrs. A. T. Minor Wednes-JMrs. Daniel visited with Mrs. visited Saturday night with Mrs. inole for the rest of their furni- ture, and moved them to Bartles- ville, where Mr. Osburn has been' A. T. Minors, transferred. The Osburns spent last week in Bartlesville on the job and house hunting. V. A. and A. R. Johnson spent Wednesday in Bartlesville with day afternoon and went poke j McDonald while the men fished.' dad and wife Mr and v u J Mrs. Simon Patton. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Minor hadjof Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel were Sunday night supper with the i Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Daniel and Dora Daniel of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Jf of Cknto" Joe Daniel and Mickey and Mr. Wednesday aiternoon and Mr. and Mrs. Jack West, Mrs. Lloyd Daniel and Tra- had wlth her '-n-laws' the Osburns and other relatives. Sisters Jim Marshall and Aline j of Ada visited Sunday night with lene and Jackie and Mrs. Una cy of Kokama. Ind. Lee had Sunday dinner in Ada' Mrs. Margaret Barnes of Stone- with Mr. West's mother, Mrs.: wall visited Sunday night with Mary West. iher brother and family, the John Mr. and" Mrs. Joe Thompson: Daniels. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McCarty i Johnson spent last Monday sew-j the Jack West family. Cyril Loyd. Glenn Ray Mc- Donald and Homer Ray Roberts and Mrs. J. W. Stegall. Virginia Lou Herion is spend- ing this week with her grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Her- ion. (Continued on Page 2)
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