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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1960 10 Pages TVO. 9 Hash Wood, Old Ch.icka.saw Hunter Still Loves To Stalk Wild Game By ERIC ALLEN Up until late ii> the spring of that year, tag-ends of the winter storms kept coming, blowing in cold rains, flurries of hominy snow and sleet that pelleted like frigid buckshot along the valley of the South Canadian. "That river was on high horse Nash Wood said, re- calling events of his early life. "Indians couldn't cross it and get food at the stores in Konawa, even if they had any money to buy. And flooded creeks and bad weather made it hard to go any- where else." It was a hard year for white homesteader and Indian alike, with the bare-fanged wolf of hun- ger snarling through the dog-trots of double-log cabins and even be- even if he has to pack up and travel half a thousand miles to the west in order to bring down game enough to supply his household with plenty of venison steaks. "I go out to Colorado every year when deer season Wood said, gesturing to a pile of antlers under a tree near the house. He grinned, his dark eyes flashing with the shrewd insight of an old hunter. "Season opens first out there. Soon as I bag two deer, I come back home and hit the woods for the season here. That way, I get two hunts." Wood has witnessed most all the aspects of frontier living, and in spite of his advanced years still walks erect and with the lithe step of a man born to open coun- try. He says he has never known fore the doors of substantial clap- a real bad sick in his entire board hornes. life. Once widely in demand by CHICKASAW HUNTER: Nash Wood, Byng, has stalked game in the forests of Oklahoma and other states since he was nine years old. He is seventy-five now and still likes to hunt as well as ever and to talk about hunting, too. He quietly and obligingly cinched on his cartridge belt and took his trusty rifle in hand when asked to pose for the lowed it regularly through the camera. In the foreground are antlers of a 212-pound buck he bagged in Colorado last year. (WEEKLY I years. He still does it annually However, for a man who had "laid in" a goodly supply of flour, and knew how to hunt and take care of wild meat; the situation wasn't so bad. Chickasaw Hunter Nash Wood, part-Chickasaw farmer and rancher near Byng, can look back across almost three quarters of a century of hunting. He was taught to hunt when he was a little tyke, and he has fol- Wheat Growers Advised of Quota Rates Pat Bullard, WEEKLY Assistant, Accepts Job with Norman Firm A U.S. Department of Agricul- 1 the marketing quota penalty: Growers approved maketing; ture release through the Pontotoc; is 45 percent of the parity price 'q-otas for the 1960 wheat crop onj County office announces a mar- per bushel of wheat as of May 1 Jlllv 23- 1959- when wheat mar- keting quota penalty rate of of the calendar yeai in which the! keting are in effect. a II IT- u c-i. i. per bushel on "excess" wheat is harvestei The current! farmer A'ho does not comply with! teletype operator and assistant on i Stonewall High Schools 1960 grad- the 1960 crop. parity 'price for wheat is wheat acreage allotment es-jthe WEEKLY will terminate class- Also she received Mrs. Pat Bullard Ada NEWS i as Ail-Around girl student of As directed by law, the rate of j per bushel. (Continued employment here this week and i of Mr and cattlemen as a roper and rider, he has worked range stock in all kinds of weather and across all sorts of wild terrain in Oklahoma since before Statehood days. has stalked game in practically every section of Oklahoma deer, bear, wild turkey or quail may be found. Wild Game Plentiful "Used to keep wild turkey hang- ing in my smokehouse all the time back in the old days. My wife could go in and cut off thick slices of turkey breast for breakfast. We had a log smoke house with plenty of room for all kinds of wild meat and good pork too. I have built many a log house my- self, heaving the logs up by hand until the building got too high, then bracing up skid poles and drawing logs up one end at a time with rope." It's obvious, talking to Nash Wood, that his life has been filled ___________ 0 ____________ _____ move to Norman, where her hus- Mrs. W. A. Dennis, and has lived! with varied activities: but hunting band. Wayne. complete his most of her life in and around studies in the School of Pharmacy.! Stonewall. Her husband is Jack Pat's job on the NEWS and D. Eden, now employed by the WEEKLY is now in the hands of Southwest Natural Gas Company. Mrs. Kaye Eden, a member of the He plans to enter East Central I9BO graduating class of Stonewall High School. A portion of Pat's time during the past week has been spent in showing Kaye var- ious features and techniques of the newspaper job. Pat will continue in newspaper work at Norman. She has secured employment on the Norman this fall. Previous to her employment at the NEWS and WEEKLY, Kaye seems to have furnished more pleasure for him than any oilier outdoor activity he could name. Riding, games. roping and Indian ball .he has participated in all of them. .but hunting ha; been, and still is, his main forte. "It's net the Indian way to kill jjust for sport, Wood said Transcript and will work there until her husband finishes school. Pat attended grade school and all of high school at Stonewall, and graduated there in 1957 as valedictorian of her class. Before her graduation, she won the Most Useful Student award from the Frist National Bank o! Ada. After her graduatior. she attended East Central State College. On August 19, 1957. Pat became receotionist, secretary and proof- reader for the Ada Evening NEWS, and remained in the em- ployment until her marriage in. July, 1958. when she moved with tne back yard where his mother her husband to Cedar Hill. Tex. had poured some milk in the While in Cedar Hill she was sec-! trough for the chickens. was employed by a local law firm, j seriously. "I kill deer to eat, and "I'm very interested in learn- that goes for squirrel or quail or ing this new Kaye said. "I any No meat has believe I will enjoy working for the NEWS and WEEKLY." YOUNG HUNTERS: Their ancestors were hunters, and the two boys on the left are car- rying the tradition on under the tutelage of their grandpa, standing beside them. Little Terry Dixon Palmer, left foreground, is just beginning to learn the fundamentals of the chase, but Tommy Earl Palmer, behind his brother, is already a veteran. Nash Wood took his qrandson Tommy Earl on a big deer hunt last season. (WEEKLY al to Indian Territory. His father, Wellington Wood, brought the and shook his head. "It was the slow way. family west when Nash was five wagon. My father and One Bullet Bags'Possum And Fat Hen By MRS. SIMON PATTON FRISCO Monday morning Anthony Minor, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Minor, looked out in retary at the First Baptist Church. In April. 1959, she and her hus- He saw a 'possum at the chick- en trough, just helping itself to" band moved back to Ada. and the milk. she started work again at the "Come here, Anthony NEWS as teletype operator and yelled, "and bring the assistant on the WEEKLY while I A. T. grabbed his rifle and Wayne attended classes in phar- macy at East Central State Col- ge. Recently her husband trans- ferred from East Central to the University of Oklahoma to complete his training in Pharma- cy. The couple plans to live at Norman at least until "he grad- uates. "Working at the NEWS has been a very rewarding exper- Pat said. "I'll miss the congenial staff and the WEEKLY correspondents, and all others with whom I've been associated during my stay at the NEWS." SYMBOL OF INITIATION AND FAREWELL, TOO: Pat Bullard, left, wraps a rib- bon of teletype tape around Kaye Eden, right, as Kaye takes over the job of teletype operator for the NEWS and assistant on the WEEKLY. Pat is leaving the NEWS and WEEKLY for a position with newspaper firm in Norman, where her husband will fin- erator for the NEWS and assist- ish college. Kaye, a graduate of Stonewall H igh School, takes Pat's place this week. (Photo by W. L. Kaye Eden, a new teletype op- ant on the WEEKLY, was chosen came running. He saw the 'pos- sum and stopped. He took aim, fired, and the 'possum did a flip. So did one of Mrs. Minor's fat leghorn hens. Mrs. Minor was on her way to the garden when A. T. called, "Mama, come here, I'm in the dog-house again." A. T. picked up the hen and swiftly wring its head, and Mrs. Minor dressed it. "That bullet went through the neck of the 'possum, hit a feeder and A. T. said. He didn't say that he might have been hungry for chicken and dumplings. At any rate, he couldn't have done a better job had he taken dead aim at the chicken's head. years old. That was long before the turn of wild game, not when i the century, but much of the coun- up right." try was already opened to white Wagons West settlement, and ownership in com- Nash Wood was born in Missis-1 mon among Indians of most tribes sippi, in country which was changed to head-right allot- I farming and raising cattle near .by lifce South Canadian river, usually another running about 150 head of gangly Chickasaw family made the trip together; two wagons loaded up, and driving other stock they cwn- ed I was too little to remember the trip, but I've been told about it. It was a long-time thing, hunt- ing some and cooking and sleep- a part of the OH Chickasaw Na-iments. Asked if the family cameling out ajl the way." lion East before the tribe's remov-i west by railroad, Wood smiled I Wood says his father started longhorn stock on the forested open range. "It got to be my job. herding Wood siad. "I started staying in the brush with them when I was nine years old, and didn't quit until I was 21. .Had about ten bell cows in the bunch. (Continued on page two) -35 QUARTER HORE LINEUP: The above photo was made as sleekly-groomed entries in the stallion halter class were led into the arena at the Ada Fairgrounds during a portion of the East Quarter Horse Association show last Friday and Saturday. (WEEKLY Galley-Van ting Around The County VANOSS By MRS. V. T. GASAWAY Mrs. Bill Melton and children north of Gaar Corner spent Memorial Day with her sister and family, Mrs. Shaun Melton. Lightning Ridge community awhile Thursday evening. Mrs Lee Parish and Teresa of I Ada spent Monday with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Berger. Mrs. Marie Cantrell and girls visited with Mrs. Roy Glasgow awhile Wednesday. Mrs. Leo McNinch and Gayle visited with Mrs. Webster of the Earl Gasaway and son, Clyde of Konawa, visited in the Vernon Gcsaway home awhile Thursday i afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. T h u r m a n Holland and children of Montrose, Colo., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs Ezra Holland, Wayne and Raymond. Mrs. Leo McNinch and Gayle visited with Mrs. Pete Winters of the Ahloso community awhile Sunday afternoon. Roy Glasgow was in Durant Saturday attending a business meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mustain and son Mikt and Miss Pam Glasgow all of Lawton spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glasgow. Miss Pam Glasgow re- mained in the Glasgow home for an indefinite visit. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glasgow and Mrs. Arkie Glasgow visited with Mrs. Vernon Gasaway and fam- ily awhile Friday evening. I Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. They spent the after- noon with Mrs. Clay McCause and Diane of Ada. Mrs. Roy Glasgow and Mrs. Arkie Glasgow shopped in Ada Mr. and Mrs Dwain Leming and boys of Sulphur spent Sunday children. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Platt of Norman spent the weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller and Dale, also visited re- latives in Ada. Clyde Gasaway of Konawa spent Sunday visiting in the Gasa- way home. Mike is attending Boy Scout Camp at Camp Simpson near Bromide this week. Teresa, of Ada visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Berger Saturday night. Don Walker, stationed at Fort Sill with the U. S. Army, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. i Essie Walker, also visited with Mrs. Jean Harrison and children. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Parish and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glasgow visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Tiffin and Mike awhile Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyd and daughter Dale Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ragland all of Okla- homa City visited with Mrs. B. L McCauley and boys Saturday. (Continued en tyre)
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