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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 1C Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR ADA. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1960 8 Pages NO. 10 Westview Woman, Native of Ozarks Is Friend Indeed By ERIC ALLEN or a big "hog-killing" the women High in the Missouri Ozarks j were ever present, sometimes where Mrs. Marj Cox was raised, J cooking up repasts fit [or gourmet r' a standing custom for kings. it was mountain folks to gather around Rendering lard and making her father's mill while their corn were jobs for women during was being ground and figure out ways and means of helping people who were "bad in hog killing time, and little Mary's mother was an efficient woman who knew the quickest wfys of It didn't always have to be a both. desperate need such as sickness, "My mother was a busy wom- either. Most any project neigh- Mrs. Cox said. "It seemed bors had in mind might spark I like she knew how to do every- up a lively gathering with every- thing, and I was always chasing at chipping in. jher heels when I was a little girl. That spirit of "help they neigh- trying to do everything Mama bor" was alive in womenfolks, did." too. and while the men formed crews at a log "house-raising" Homecoming Day At Stonewall Draws Folks From Miles Away Rv MRS S .T ___I-.. ._, L_r _ According to Mrs. Thelma stroudi one of Mrs Cox-s neigh. bors in the Westview community near Ada. that early teaching in the hills of Missouri must have shaped Mrs. Cox's life. "She knows how to do every- Mrs. Stroud said. "And she's always eager to help folks. I was hospitalized recently, and during that time, Mrs. Cox kept two homes, hers and mine. She's gram is underway at the City- j the best person I've ever met. County Health Department in Ada, When she found out I and outlying clinics have been es- j was going to try to render lard tablished to serve all of Pontotoc land make some soap and it County. I June, mind you Mrs. Cox was Health office personnel said all j r'ght here pitching In, showing Ihose up to the age of twenty are me how." Health Dept. Plans County Polio Prog ram An active polio prevention pro- By MRS. S. J eligible for free injections against polio, subject, of course, to a doc- tor's request. Mrs. Mary Cox, though a native Missourian, has lived in Oklahoma twenty years. Her reputation as gathering to order just before! five was a comment hear Before closing the business of1 Expectant mothers who are con- a woman who "helps'her neigh- are ll'nch llme- He got the attention'on every hand, "or fifty years." the d v. two ladies passed" col-! about polio prevention and I bors" is well known to folks of scattered far and wide across the of the crowd with a cheerful'' U depended on the age or the memory. of those speaking. country came a "fur piece" to call over the loud-speaker: join the reunion of friends and "Ladies and gentlemen, your at- neighbors at the annual Stone- tention. After a brief. wall Homecoming Day Sunday, gene-al welcoming talk, he asked even been to Stonewall in sixty- j club secretary June 12' a" present to register at the five he said. No one onithanks lection plates and collected moneyiwant injections also are community in which she Erskin Lillard of Tulsa seemed j wore paid, the remainder of Ihej recommendation, to have them all beat. I haven't money collected-was given lo the! Dates Listed Also, a vote of The gathering was held at registration booth, that being the the grounds saemed to enjoy the Young and members of the club and Thursdays. Outlying towns in sportsmen s Club Park n e a r easiest way to count noses and to gathering more than Mr. Liilard. Stonewall. and drew several have a permanent record of After lunch Charley Shockley to meet expenses. After expenses j f''ee shots, subject to a doctor's j has lived. Mrs. Cox, however, seemed] be interested in things she has father's mill in the Missouri at Obviously, she does things Ozarks. shg said it was an RENDERING IN JUNE: The weather never gets too hot nor too cold, either for Mrs. Mary Cox of the Westview community to lend a neighbor a helping hand. When Mrs. Stroud, a neighbor, wanted to learn how to render lard and make soap from "crack- Mrs. Cox was right there pitching in. (WEEKLY tendered lo Mrs. Health Department are Tuesdays hundred people from surrounding tendance each year. returned to the microphone and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Salee arrived i ;the county have schedules as fol- from Richmond, Calif, in time to join the party. Also Mr. and Mrs. i lows: Vanoss, on the second Thursday communities, as well as present1 Always, there'are some added conducted election of officers Tor' residents of the lown and those names of those who have not at- the coming year. Wesley Chaddick, Roswell. X. M. from other states who used to tended before. Sometimes. few retired mail carrier, was eiecled' Mrs- Ava Henson and Mrs. live there. In spite of periodically, of the regulars drop out those president of the Stonewall Day'Grace Holcomb of Ada were overcast skies and the threat of who won't be back. Committee. Dr. Lula Darnell, now 'having a grand lime at the Home- rain earlier in the day the Home-i Then the ladies started covering- of Tulsa but formerly of Stonewall jcoming. Mrs. Holcomh's husband coming was one of the most sue-: the picnic tables with the most was elected treasurer, and Mrs. ran tnc General Store nt .lessee cessful to date. delicious looking food imaginable, i Anna Young. Ada w'ac elected at the turn of the crnlury. Otliers1 month The time set for the big picnic And, after Coy Byrd had returned secretary. All voting was v-'ho Called Jesse home' Dr K VV Navin is director of lunch was p. m.. but cars thanks and asked God's blcs-: acclamation. when they were young were Mr. (he Pontotoc and Pottawatomie loaned with eager old-time on all, the gathered' Dr. Darnell and Mrs. Young and Mrs- Elmo Thompson of Ed- county Health Clinics and work-, dents of Stonewall began to fill around the lab'.-es and began to: started the annual Stonewall Daylmond' Mr- nnd Mrs Clyde Chap- i jng with him is a competent staff the park before noon. Many of eat. The crowd, like the old school in 195fi, and both have been active' man of and Mr. and Mrs. Of registered nurses the cars bore out-of-state tags master. Ichabod Crane of Sleepy in organizing and publicizing eachj Harry Wyrick of Oklahoma Effective Fi and were filled with people from Hollow frame "did justice to every event. Cily. Other former local residents as far away as Xew Mexico and dainty bit." This year California. Long before lunch was spread, the tree shaded slope above the lake was alive with s'de. one could scarcely "hear iced coffee ready tlle.v said lhc.v enjoyed "the !i7g'7u7lyi'ng5Tlinics convivial talk and laughter. oneself think." so none need go thirsty before j gathering hugely. Theyjsaid they j Eden, Paralee Hisle, tor people as a matter of course t i and they seem to be sources ofifashloned with a wood-f.red pleasure for her. boiler'-for power, and a scene of "Folks just always helped ?n Saturdfys- other, back where I grew up. It'" Mountain folks from miles Ada Farm and Ranch Club Schedules Monthly Meet A meeting of the Ada Farm uiiici, uaun. vviicic i gi cw uu 1L Jt, -----0 isn't anything people help each brought their grain in by and Ranch Club will be held next tllvw llltclcalcu UI other here, too. You know they wagons and on horseback, and Thursday night, June 23 at the beef will Pet do." "milling day" was visiting day, W. C. Wigley Ranch four milesl'ng 01 Wnter beet MlU get Mrs. Cox said some of her earliest memories were of her that a constructive program for all those interested in the grow- and maybe a time for south of Fittstown. Dr. Don Williams [way at P. .M. (Continued on page two) announces1 (Continued on page two) the Frisco Home De- were Mrs. Ethel Rives and Mr. Fight Nancy Halliburton supervising i HVHK; ivt-. -...........i nurse, maintains headquarters in Then came the big visiting time: monstralion Club did a noble job I ancl Ml's- L- Wright ol Madill. JAda and works through several f. so much chatter on every: preparing the lables. and was a for Ihc Wrights! counties. Registered nurses hand- "hear iced tea and coffee readv tne.v said they enjoyed thelimr nutlvino rlinirs are Robbie Betty Can- Charley Shockley of Ada brought "I haven't seen you for twenty- (hs meal. (Continued on page two) MdRf'.TfcSa I non and Inez Hisle. The fight to prevent polio in Pontotoc County has obviously been an effective one, Dixie Gos- nell, clerk for the County-City Health Department, said. Only I one paralytic polio case has been reported in the county this year The isolated case is that of a boy who hadn't taken polio injections. The boy's brother, a couple of j years younger, had taken polio vaccine, and has shown no signs of infection to date. Shots Give Record at the City County Health Clinic show that polio injections were giving in the coun- ty during 1959. An additional 153 injections have been given during a three-month's period January, February and this year. In addition to polio injections, the City-County Health Depart- ment's General Clinics offer shots against diptheria, tetanus, whoop- I ing cough, smallpox and typhoid. Dental clinics are also hald at the local department during two days and a half of each week. A doctor and nurse are on duty each day at the Health Depart- ment in Ada. Kids laughing, skipping and jumping, old friends and neighbors shaking hands X-Rays are available, _ j ai_-J -j i r, i i t f-----1- i unu lu vri a a 11 a 111 u lldtlUb o MI u rtinu tha StTniwril L" .H scenes revived memories of country picnics. Someone I and dates for those are Tuesdays Stonewall Homecoming remarked that all the scene lacked was a horse-powered merry-go-round. (WEEKLY and Thursdays. RIBBON ROPER? What would a cowhand do if the above freakish-looking thing actually happened to him the thrown loop of a good, substantial lasso suddenly turning into a spiraling and ineffectual length of ribbon? This shot was taken as Connie Woods, the roper, was trying to separate a quarterhorse from a herd of Shetland ponies. The Horses belong to Dr. R. E. Cowling, Ada, and were being moved from a grazing site near Stonewall to a ranch at Lightning Ridge. (NEWS Staff Photo by Eric Galley -Vanting Around The County MIDLAND By MRS. CHRIS PEDERSON Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Mack McNeil of Galey visited her bro- ther and family. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martain. They went to Sul- phur, had lunch and went swim- ming. Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Smith of Latta. and Kirk and Randy Smith of Oklahoma City spent awhile Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McGee. Miss Karen Wallis of Ada is spending this week with her aunt j and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martain. Sunday visitors in the Pederson home were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pederson of Oklahoma City, I Kenneth Hunt, Rudy Jones, Cecil Glazier, Kingston. Monday we had visitors from California. They were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnson and son David, also Mrs. Tom Martain, Marion, Patricia and Arlis and Karen Wallis visited with us Mon- day evening. I really appreciated Marjorie's visit, She helped me snap a bas- ket of beans. Mrs. Chris Pederson and chil- j dren spent Sunday night with her sister and family of Kingston, Mr. and Mrs. Sim Miller and chil- dren. ROFF By MARY LASEMAN Mrs. Beulah Hathaway. Baptist WMU associational president and Mrs. Paul Walsh, local YWA, di- rector accompanied by other of- ficers of the county attended a state planning board meeting at Kelham Church, Oklahoma City, Saturday. The purpose of this meeting was to make plans for the associational meetings which will begin in August and continue through October. Main speakers for this confer- ence were Courts Bedford and Dr. Washburn, representatives from the Southern Baptist Con- vention at Nashville, Tsnn. Mary Ann Harber who accept- ed a job in Oklahoma City when school was out came home lastiN. M., Carlsbad Cavern, El Paso homes will be able to held their Wednesday and was accompanied! and Jaurez, Mexico. They report- by her three cousins, Ruth, Jane led a very pleasant trip and Frankie Stevens. Mary Ann though the weather was is staying in the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Stevens and caring for their chil- dren. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gaddis, their daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morgan, Sapul- pa, left Tuesday for -a four day vacation, They went by Hobbs, hotter than it is here. even- much jobs while they attend class twice a week. Mrs. A. 0. Tex., arrived Lowell Laseman and Claude Gaddis made a business trip to j overnight visit with her mother, Pickens, Saturday Odessa, for an Sulphur and Mill Creek Friday. Mrs. L. W. Laseman and Mrs. Minnie Gipson were in Ada Fri- day where they visited the health clinic. Plans are bsing made to set up a night class for nurses- aids soon. Employees of nursing Mrs. Nora Etchieson. Mrs. Rick- ens accompanied by Mrs. Etchie- son. left Sunday morning for Tul- sa, where they will join Mrs. Homer Blevins and Mrs. Frank Key, daughters of Mrs. Etchieson. After spending the night in Tulsa the group will leave by car for a week's vacation in Memphis, Tenn., where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, a son and daughter.a-law of Mrs. Etchie- son. On their return trip M r s. Etchieson will accompany Mrs. Pickens to her home in Odessa where she will visit until July 1. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robnett were shopping in Ada Wednesday. (Continued on page two)
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