Ada Weekly News, May 5, 1960

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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - May 5, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc Single Copy IO Cents Only $2.00 Per Year And Adjoining Counties The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma ITH YEAR (Continued on Page 2) Combined With The Ado Times-DemocratADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1960    g    Pages    -- Tornado BROILER SHOW AT EAST CENTRAL FOR Strikes Oil Center TERMINATES PROJECTI 11960 SOIL • BANKED LAND: On this terraced ridge where Henry Little stands are strips of former cotton and corn land which he has seeded to sweet clover and alfalfa under the ASC Soil Bank Plan. Little points out the lush growth of grasses which will protect and enrichen the soil.    (WEEKLY    Photo) Little, Retired Garr Corner Rancher, Pulls for ASC Soil Bank Program Bv ERIC ALLEN I Little is a friendly, cheerful, looked mighty bad. . .Look at sericea and Caucasian Bluestem. Henry Little of near Gaar Cor- seventv-year-old farmer who has that pond down yonder.” He stop- He never takes any of the grass ner is a strong advocate of been on the same place since 1916. ped and pointed to a gleaming lit- crops off the land. He cuts the ASC s Soil Bank program, and Much of his 180 acre farm is now tie miniature lake with grassy alfalfa periodically, but lets it lie swinging across his land with in the soil bank, and has been banks lined part-way-round with to go back into tile soil. Seri-the reaching stride of a born since early in 1959.    willows. "That was the first pond cea never has to be touched at outdoorsman he will explain his Like many other old-timers of dug in this neighborhood, and it all. Little's operation with Cau-reasons with colorful    and    con-    this    area. Little once followed    didn't    cost me one thin dime.”    casian Bluestem is mostly an ex- vincing talk.    the    grueling and often disappoint-    Little has two government ponds    periment, with the Soil Conserva- Primary purpo^-e of the    soil    ing    routine of trying to grow row    on his    place now, and two others    tion Service furnishing the seed, bank program is to    take    land    crops on rapidly depleting land,    dug at    his own expense. The ponds    **on land I put in the soil out of production and cut down Now his soil bank land is a furnish water for his livestock, l, u    j    ~ surplus of certain crops, but an- rolling, terraced expanse with and also make readily available    ’ The Pontotoc County 4-H Broiler Project went into the final stages of its 1960 season Thurs-By W. L. KNICKMEYER day iyjay 5^ with the broiler show Tornadoes struck in two held in the Student Union Ball-separate localities in this room. East Central tollege, Ada. area at about the same time On hand at the college, exhib-Wednesday night, injuring king their broilers for awards, seven persons and causing were f°l1y participating 4-H youths extensive property damage. and Ada businessmen-spon-One death was indirectly    _ attributed    to    the    storm    coli-    ll 'w" __Champion exhibit went to Way- dltions. Mrs. Andy White, Jancj Pennington. The Reserve bo, 611 North tenter, SUI- Champion Award was won by fered a heart attack on her Mike Tiffin. Both boys are from way to a storm cellar when Vanoss. the alert was sounded here The program included a noon at about 8 p. m.    Awards    Luncheon for exhibitors The twisters hit at Oil Center, and members of the sponsoring 12 miles northwest of Ada, and group. in an area west and north of Hon- Purpose of the broilers’ program awa in the vicinity of the old highly successful this year, is to Sacred Heart Mission.    increase interest in the produc- lnjured in the Oil Center blow lion of good quality broilers by I were Clifford Lamb. 33. lacera- Pontotoc County 4-H members. (ions on the head: his wife, Wan- At the East Central gathering da. lacerations of head and right Thursday each participating 4-H arm; their son Donald. 12, back member presented five dressed and head injuries; daughter broilers from his or her project. Phyllis, 9. an eye injury.    Pour of each member’s birds All four were in fair condition were weighed when they reached at Valley View Hospital Thurs- the showroom, and these were day morning. The Lambs’ infant sold after the show. son,’Ronald, was not seriously in-^ The fifth bird from each ex-jured.    nibit was donated by the 4-H Also hospitalized after the Oil member to the noon Awards Center storm was D^wey Cox, Luncheon, and the remaining cost ,wiio sustained an injury to the °f the fare was paid by local back.    ; sponsors. Floyd Burk, also of Oil Center. I The Student Union Ballroom was treated Wednesday night for opened for entries at 7:00 a. rn., lacerations of the hand and re- and all entries were in place I leased.    for the show before 9:00 a. rn. I    No    injuries    were    reported    in    the    Thursday, when judging began. Arrie Spencer, Oklahoma City, was judge. At 9:30 a. rn. a judging school for 4-H members wast held, limited to the exhibitors in! this year’s show. The ballroom,1 with exhibits on display. wras open for the public at 11:30 a. rn. and at 12 o'clock noon sponsors apd exhibitors got acquainted and assembled for the luncheon which started at 12:15. Principal speaker after the luncheon was Dr. John Wes£, head of the OSU Poultry Science Konawa area. Red Cross officials quickly moved into the disaster sector. An early survey for Pontotoc County showed that 15 homes in the Oil Center area suffered major damage, three of them described as “total losses.” Damage was tentatively set at $60,000. Red Cross assistance is, of course, available. Mrs. Ralph Havs, Pontotoc County execu- other phase of the deal stands knee-high alfalfa and sweet clov- some mighty good fishing for P3'* about fdt-v cent ol the tive secretary, said the Ada of- DePa^ment- Presentation of cash i It •    ■    I    fry    J    o    »-    ^    ^    JL    A    J    _      a1___ mL____*    nitro    e*    ♦    o    Av    Int    Kit    Ako    Looom    ut tall in Little s mind.    er waving in the breeze along    Little and his many friends.    c.ost °‘ fjedbed preparation. Then    fipp wouW ^ oppn for thp * A few more years and a man    a ridge where he once sweated    One requisite of the Soil Bank    1 m pa‘ 510 50 ,lfr acre each    ing of claims. She verified that light on    in an effort to grow cotton and    program is that land taken out of    year ]hrough ASG. Im retired    thp spclor had bppn 0fficiai|y declared a disaster area. Mrs. couldn't even raise a    ^    ____________________ some of this land.” Little said. corn.    °    production must "be protected now* drawin8 Social security, but “Taking it out of production and    “I ve been cooperating in some    with a cover    crop, and Little is    up unld aboul f°ur years ago I grassing it down will save it.    phase of Uncle Sam s farm pro-    doing a good    job of that on his    had a pretty fiood bunch of dairy Our grandads and THEIR grand-    cram since 1933," Little said,    upland farm.    The land he put    st(xlc 1 keep a few head of mixed kids are going to need this land "That was back in the depression in the soil bank in 1959 is now whiteface    now*    and    1    Prow sometime.    land    dust-bowl    days    when    things;seeded to alfalfa, sweet dover,! (Continued on Page 2) Hays said her office would remain open from 9 a. rn. until 5 p. rn. for filing. A spokesman for the Pottawatomie County Chapter of the American Red Cross also noted awards to exhibitors began at 1:15 p. rn. A pre-show release from the (Continued on Page 2) BIG SHOW AHEAD: Two 4-H youths stand in the field with a sponsor who visited them before the broiler show Thursday at East Central College. Left is Howard Canada, center is Melvin Leflett, manager of the C. R. Anthony Company in Ada and right is young Dennis Harris. Dennis and Howard are both from Francis.    (WEEKLY    Photo) Car Smashes Info Freight, Student Dies in Wreckage By GEORGE GURLEY A joyride Wednesday night exploded into a nightmare of pain and death for three East Central College students. The car in which they were riding rammed full tilt into the side of a parked Frisco freight train at the intersection of Ash and Fourteenth. Jerry Bruhin, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Bruhin, Byng, evidently died instantly in the grinding crash. Rescue workers finally freed the two remaining youths, Joe Bob Bowles and Elbert Allen Humphrey, from the twisted wreckage of the car. Bowles, 20, is the Robert! son of Mr. and Mrs ________ D. Bowles, 1419 Latta Road. ^5' arlp    ^um’ ,    ’    _    .    ..    -iphrey, Pauls Valley. Humphrey, 19, IS the son of Thursday morning they were JERRY BRUHIN listed in “fair” condition at Valley View Hospital. Both boys reportedly suffered from multiple, severe lacerations. There was no explaining the (Continued on Page 21 Galley-Vanting Survey Work Runs Smoothly On Upper Blue Bob Curtis, party leader for a six-man surveying crew’ on the Upper Blue River Watershed Project reported Monday that survey-| ing operations there are about halfway through. I This means that things are 1 snowballing right along for the I Upper Blue program, which was first initiated by the Conservancy District in 1957. The Upper Blue Watershed reaches from the headways in Pontotoc County down ; through Johnston County. The surveying party, Bob says, has put in only about four months of actual work on the Upper Blue while working Leader Creek and I Middle Clear Boggy, but things I are running smoothly, with every-j one concerned cooperating to the : fullest extent. j Surveying operations on the Upper Blue. Bob Says, are scheduled to be completed about September I. CLEAN-UP — Volunteer workers were out early Thursday morning to clean up the debris of Wednesday night's tornado in the Oil Center area. Here they attempt to bring order out of the chaos that was once Floyd Burk's house. Burk himself was injured in the storm but was released after treatment at Valley View Hospital. (NEWS Staff Photo by W. U Knickmeyer).Around The County PASTORAL SCENE: These are some of Little's cattle which he runs on a pasture of buffalo grass and lespedeza. He once had a large dairy herd, but now he says he “just runs a few cows and calves to kind of keep his hand in."  _(WEEKLY    Photo)CENTER Bv MRS. RAE GARRETT Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vandever and girls, Paula Hay and Mary Pat. of Oklahoma City were here on their vacation visiting his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. \ andever and children Thursday afternoon till Friday! afternoon and her mother. Bae Garrett and brother, Mr. and Mrs. j Pug Garrett and Sondra till Saturday afternoon. She and the girls visited with her Daddy s sister, an aunt, Mrs. Effie Morris, and a brother. Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Garrett and Air., and Mrs. L. C. Riddle who were! visiting there. They didn't have a long stay, but they really got to see several of the relatives. They were anxious to get back to the City to see if there was any damage done to their home during the tornado Thursday night. They live in the northwest part of the City. Mrs. Karnes and daughter Sue' visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Bertie Escue and Roberta. | Mrs. Hazel Price and Charles visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Everet Escue and children, Roberta, Roger and Linda Sue. to go to the cellar when that cloud came up. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hillburn of Ada visited Saturday night with her brother. Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Wallace and Betty. We are glad to report that Mrs. Betty Magar came home from the hospital Thursday. She seems to be all right again. { Sondra Garrett visited Sunday after church with Paula Tucker. Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett attended the Ladies Auxiliary Conference at Ada Pentecostal Church Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett and Sondra and Mrs. Tip Vandever and girls, Paula Kay and Mary Pat, came to their mother, Rae Garrett s, Friday afternoon late Bro. and Sister David Corrick and son Carl of Shawnee visited Sunday with Mrs. Rae Garrett after church. Sister Corrick has been sick this week with something like flu. We do hope and pray she is well soon. Bro. Corrick was feeling bad Sunday afternoon. We know the Lord can heal their bodies. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gray and boys Russel and Rickey and Joe Gray of Connerville spent Saiur-day night ani Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Joe came back after church Sun- ' day night and spent the night.! I He probably had some work planned to help his dad. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gray and children of Oil Center visited Sunday afternoon with his par-; ents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and children spent Friday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray.    / Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray and I Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and I children went to Oklahoma City I Saturday to visit two of their daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. Arbs Martin and girls, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lane. ! The Martins’ home was in the I area'where the tornado hit, but was in the edge. It didn’t tear’ their home completely up but blew windows out and I didn't hear just how bad. No one wras hurt, as far as I know. The drove around to see where there was lots of damage done. She said it wras awful. Well, I believe that we are living in the last days that the Bible speaks of. Nearly every cloud there is a tornado somewhere. Nearly every day you hear of some one having heart attacks. Car accidents are happening all around us. Sudden deaths and destruction. I believe with all my heart that these are warnings to, people to get ready, make ready for Jesus is soon coming. Oh, people, think about it is my prayer. Mrs. J. B. Hearon and girls Latonya and Katherene called on Mrs. Rae Garrett early Sunday morning to get their milk. with feed sacks to protect them. Didn’t have enough sacks to cover everything, but the frost, if we had any, didn’t hurt anything in my garden, for which I am very thankful. to subscribe for the paper, I would be happy to write it for rett. Well, we have had a real nice rain here and we were in need of it. We must say we are thankful. It hailed in some places and beat some people's gardens up pretty badly. The weatherman warned that there would be a frost Saturday night, so Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett heard the news and came down to his Mother’s, Rae Garrett’s, place and helped her to cover her potatoes and tomatoes Mrs. Hazel Price and Charles called on Mrs. Rae Garrett a few minutes Sunday afternoon to subscribe for the Ada WEEKLY News for one of her daughters: who lives in Kansas. We must say we are happy to welcome her into our WEEKLY family. She was raised in and around Center and lived in Pontotoc County till she married so the news will mean a lot to read each week, j 11 am sure. Anyone who wishes j Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and her mother, Mrs. Floy Burk, plan to go to Pauls Valley today, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Riddle visited her sister, Mrs. Effie Morris, Sunday afternoon. N. C. Garrett visited his sister, Mrs. Effie Morris, Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Riddle and Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Garrett visited with Mrs. Bessie Roberts. (Continued on Page J ;

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