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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 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 >TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1960 8 Pages NO. 4 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 (jarr Corner Rancher, Pulls for ASC Soil Bank Program. Tornado Strikes Oil Center By W. L. KN1CKMEYER Tornadoes struck in two separate localities in this area at about the same time Wednesday night, injuringj seven persons and causing extensive property damage. One death was indirectly attributed to the storm con- ditions. Mrs. Andy White, 65, 322 North Center, suf- fered a heart attack on her way to a storm cellar when the alert was sounded here at about 8 p. m. The twisters hit at Oil Center, 12 mil-as northwest of Ada, and in an area west and north of Kon- awa in the vicinity of the old Sacred Heart Mission. Injured in the Oil Center blow were Clifford Lamb, 33, lacera- tions on the head; his wife, Wan- da, lacerations of head and right arm; their -son Donald. 12, back and head injuries: daughter Phyllis, 9. an eye injury. All four were in fair condition at Valley View Hospital Thurs- day morning. The Lambs' infant was not seriously in- Also hospitalized after the Oil Center storm was D-nvey Cox, who sustained an injury to the back. Floyd Burk, also of Oil Center, was treated Wednesday night for lacerations of the hand and re- leased. No injuries were reported in the Konawa area. BROILER SHOW AT EAST CENTRAL TERMINATES PROJECT FOR 1960 By ERIC ALLEN Little is a friendly, cheerful, i looked mighty bad. .Look at Henry Little of near Gaar Cor-' seventy-year-old farmer who has'that pond down yonder." He stop- ner is a strong advocate of been on the same place since 1916. i ped and pointed to a gleaming lit- ASC's Soil Bank program, swinging across his land the reaching stride of a sericea and Caucasian Bluestem. He never takes any of the grass crops off the land. He cuts the and Much of his 180 acre farm is now: tie miniature lake with grassy alfalfa periodically, but lets it lie with in the soil bank, and has been banks lined part-way-round with I to go back into 'the soil. Seri- born since early in 1959. willows. "That was the first pond cea never has to be touched at outdoorsman he will explain hisi Like many other old-timers of dug in this neighborhood, and it didn't cost me one thin dime." reasons with colorful and con-! this area, Little once followed vincing talk. Primary purpose of the soil ing routine of trying to grow row'on his place now, and two others Ition Service furnishing the seed. the grueling and often disappoint-1 Little has two government ponds all. Little's operation with Cau- casian Bluestem is mostly an ex- periment, with the Soil Conserva- bank program is to take land crops on rapidly depleting land. dug at his own expense. The ponds furnish water for his livestock, out of production and cut down: Now his soil bank land surplus of certain crops, but an-: rolling, terraced expanse with other phase of the deal stands' knee-high alfalfa and sweet clov- j some mighty good fishing tall in Little's mind. jer waving in the breeze and his many friends. it i 1-1 Mill and also make readily available "A few more years and a man', a ridge where he once sweated j One requisite of the Soil Bank couldn't even raise some of this land." in an effort to grow cotton and j program is that land taken out of corn. j production must be protected "Taking it out of production and: "I've been cooperating in some j with a cover crop, and Little is a fight on Little said. grassing it down save it. i phase of Uncle Sam's farm pro-! doing a good job of that on his Our grandkids and THEIR grand- gram since Little said, i upland farm. The land he put kids are going to need this land; "That was back in the the soil bank in 1959 is now sometime." land dust-bowl days when things i seeded to alfalfa, sweet clover, "On land I put in the soil Little said, "Uncle Sam pays about fifty per cent of the cost of seedbed preparation. Then I'm paid per acre each year through ASC. I'm retired now, drawing Social security, but up until about four years ago 1 had a pretty good bunch of dairy stock. I keep a few head of mixed whiteface cattle now, and I grow (Continued on Page 2) PASTORAL once had a la HB SCENE: These are some of Little's cattle which he runs on a pasture of buffalo grass and lespedeza. rge dairy herd, but now he says he "just runs a few cows and calves to kind of keep his hand in." (WEEKLY Photo) Red Cross officials quickly moved into the disaster sec- tor. An early survey for Ponto- toc County showed that'lS homes in the Oil Center area suffered major damage, three of them dcscrib-rd as "total losses." Damage was tentatively set at Red Cross assistance is, of course, available. Mrs. Ralph Hays, Pontotoc County execu- tive secretary, said the Ada of- fice would be open for the fil- ing of claims. She verified that the sector had been officially declared a disaster area. Mrs. Hays said her office would re- main open from 9 a. m. until 5 p. m. for filing. A spokesman for the Pottawa- tomic County Chapter of the American Red Cross also noted The Pontotoc County 4-H Broil- er Project went into the final stages of its 1960 season Thurs- day, May 5, with the broiler show held in the Student Union Ball- room, East Central College, Ada. On hand at the college, exhib- iting their broilers for awards, were forty participating 4-H youths and thirty Ada businessmen-spon- sors. The award for the Grand Champion exhibit went to Way- land Pennington. The Reserve Champion Award was won by Mike Tiffin. Both boys are from Vanoss. The program included a noon Awards Luncheon for exhibitors and members of the sponsoring group. Purpose of the broilers' program highly successful this is to increase interest in the produc- tion of good quality broilers by Pontotoc County 4-H members. At the East Central gathering Thursday each participating 4-H member presented live dressed broilers from his or her project. Four of each member's birds were weighed when they reached the showroom, and these were sold after the show. The fifth bird from each ex- nibit was donated by the 4-H member to the noon Awards Luncheon, and the remaining cost of the fare was paid by local sponsors. The Student Union Ballroom opened for entries at a. m., and all entries were in place for the show before a. m. Thursday, when judging began. Artie Spencer, Oklahoma City, was judge. At a. m. a judg- ing school for 4-H members was held, limited to the exhibitors in this year's show. The ballroom, with exhibits orfdisplay. "was open for the public at a. m. and at 12 o'clock noon sponsors and exhibitors got acquainted and assembled for the luncheon which started at Principal speaker after the luncheon was Dr. John West, head of the OSU Poultry Science Department. Presentation of cash awards to exhibitors began at p. m. A pre-show release from the BIG SHOW AHEAD: Two 4-H youths stand in the field with sponsor who visited them be- fore the broiler show Thursday at East Central College. Left is Howard Canada, center is Melvin Leflett, manager of the C. R. Anthony Company in Adi end right is young Dennis Harris. Dennis and Howard are both from Francis. (WEEKLY Photo) (Continued on Page 2) Survey Work Runs Smoothly On Upper Blue Bob Curtis, party leader for a six-man surveying crew on the Upper Blue River Watershed Proj- ect reported Monday that survey- ing operations there are about halfway through. This means that things are snowballing right along for the Upper Blue program, which was first initiated by the Conservancy District in 1957. The Upper Blue Watershed reaches from the head- walers 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 Middle Clear Boggy, but things are running smoothly, with every- one concerned cooperating to the fullest extent. Surveying operations on the Up- per Blue, Bob Says, are scheduled to be completed about September 1. (Continued on Page 2) Car Smashes Into Freight, Student Dies in Wreckage Ry GEORGE GURLEY A joyride Wednesday night exploded, into a. night- mare 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 son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Bowles, 1419 Latta Road. Humphrey, 19, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hum- phrey, Pauls Valley. Thursday morning they were JERRY BRUHIN listed in "fair" condition at Val- ley View Hospital. Both boys reportedly suffered from multiple, severe lacerations. There was no explaining the (Continued on Page 2> 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 him. self was injured in the storm but was released after treatment at Valley View Hospital. (NEWS Staff Photo by W. L. Knickmeyerj. w Galley-Vanting Around The County CENTER By MRS. RAE GARRETT Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vandever and girls. Paula Kay and Mary Pat, of Oklahoma City were here on their vacation visiting his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Vandever and children Thursday afternoon till Friday afternoon and her mother. Rae Garrett and brother. Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett and Sondra till Sat- urday 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 Mr. 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 an- i xious 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. 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 i seems to be ail right again. 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 Lin- da Sue. Sondra Garrett visited Sunday after church with Paula Tucker. Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett at- tended the Ladies Auxiliary Con- ference 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 to go to the cellar when that cloud came up. 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 some- thing like flu. We do hope and pray she is well soon. Bro. Cor- rick was feeling bad Sunday aft- ernoon. We know the Lord can heal their bodies. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gray and boys Russel and Rickey and Joe Gray of Connerville spent Satur- day night and Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray. Joe came back after church Sun- day night and spent the night. He probably had some work plan- ned 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 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and children went to Oklahoma City Saturday to visit two of their daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. Arlis Martin and girls, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lane. The Martins' home was in the 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 was hurt, as far as I know. The drove around to see where there was lots of damage done. She said it was awful. Well, I believe that we are liv- ing 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. 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 cov- er everything, but the frost, if we had any, didn't hurt anything in my garden, for which I am very thankful. 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 Sat- urday night, so Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett heard the news and came down to his Mother's, Rae Gar- rett'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, I am sure. Anyone who wishes to subscribe for the paper, I would be happy to write it for rett. Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and her mother, Mrs. Floy Burk. plan to go to Pauls Valley today. Monday. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Riddle vis- ited her sister, Mrs. Effie Mor- ris, Sunday afternoon. N. C. Garrett visited his sister. Mrs. Effie Saturday aft- ernoon. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Riddle and Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Garrett visit, ed with Mrs. Bessie Roberts. (Continued on
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