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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 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 8 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1960 NO. 12 Jimmy Thomas May Use Vacuum Harvester On Current Oat And Button Clover Project THRESHING PROBLEM: Jimmy Thomas, left, and Kenneth Yoakum of the local SCS Work Unit, discuss ways and means of saving the bumper crop of button clover seed mixed in with oats on a ninety acre stretch of rich bottomland along Rhoda Creek. Yoakum suggested a new vacuum harvester might do the job, and Thomas is giving the prciect some (WEEKLY Cannonball's Ready to Roll Whooooo whoooo! Railroadin' season's The Kiwanis Cannonball, the biggest little train in Winter-smith Park, goes onto a full-time sum- mer schedule Saturday at 5 p. m. Thereafter the train, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada. will be in operation every day for the rest of the summer, beginning at 5 p. m. on weekdays and 1 p. m. on Sundays ano hol- idays. Yes. on the Fourth of Jnlv, too. Cotton Classification- Market News Servce Is Available to Growers Ponlotoc County rotlon grow- ers this year will have a free classification and market news service as provided under the Smith-Doxey Act. All farmers who have cotton alh'menls planted under I lie ASC program will he eligible for this service, and tip-to-date market information will be posled .it the Grady Miller sin in Allen. The Miller gin is now the only one operating in Ponlotoc County. JVorking together to bring the classification and market ser- vice to farmers are C. II. Ilailey. Bennett Hherrer of the Ada ASC ffice. The service, according to Hailcy. comes under the Pontotoc County Cotton Improvement Group, and he will meet with (Continued on page two) I Stop almost any place along a Pontotoc County highway or graveled side road these days, and the first thing you will hear is the throb of a busy combine pulsing steadily against ths hot day's quiet. A shady road along the bank of Rhoda Creek six miles southeast of Ada is no exception. Added to the noise of a combine there on a ninety-acre stretch of the Thomas Ranch, you will hear the racket of a hay baler in action, and also the sporadic revving of a stake truck hauling straw. And if the weather holds fair after threshing and baling are done, you may hear a sound on the same field that will make you do a quick double-take. If so, you will probably leave your car in the shade and cross the fence for a curious look. Threshing Problem If the thing Jimmy Thomas is mulling over in his head suddenly gets firmly set and seems worth- while, what you will hear on that ninety-acre field will sound sus- piciously like a vacuum cleaner. Only louder, maybe, and sucking up a wider swath. The stage for such action is obviously set, and the prelude goes like this: Thomas got threshing opera- lions started last week on the ninety-acre field of oats and but- ton clover, and the job is almost complete. If fair weather holds, his threshing crew will come off that field with more feed and seed than a man can shake a stick at. Thomas is threshing the com- bination of oats and button clover in the usual fashion except for one tiling. This year he is making every effort to save the button clover for seed. Saving that seed without undue, waste is now his problem. He first valauble seed were being left weighing the situation ti-ied threshing from swathed win-; the land. r-aroFullv draws, then switched to combin- ing directly. Either way, he was RANCH ON RHODA CREEK: Creek six miles southeast ions on a ninety-acre field i.. this year produced a bumper crop. f of'Ada Jimmv Thlm meadows and rolling pastures surround the Thomas Ranch headquart a? ,4 u ,mV T.homas' wh? maio'-ed m Livestock Husbandry at OSU, has lived on the place since 1948 Thr Werem SWmS there "lis "WW-ThomM was going all out to i.vfEtdon tn7 ters en Threshing clover, (WEEKLY Rhoda operat- which Photo) carefully. His decision about bringing in a suction harvester will probably Too many "buttons" the land. Suction Harvester haven't decided just sacking up all the oats and much to do Thomas said. "I've depend on local weather prospects of the button clover, but not all: heard there's a method of suction. and how easily a machine can 0 harvesting on a deal like j be secured. The impression'was, tearing a machine that works like a vac- however, that he might give the I uum about a three deal a try. j foot swath. Seems to me it would Whether or not he does, the pull up rocks and dirt and every- thing in his favor in the present thing, but I suppose they could situation is that he has a straw- be separated, and with button baling crew working in the wake clover seed going at forty cents of the combine. Much of the bul- per ton clover seed being left by the Thomas stopped talking, shrug- ged and smiled, but he was ob-1 (Continued on page two Prowling Varmints Invade Patton Farm Last Wednesday morning Mrs. i a but Mr. Patton hadn't Simon Patton was awakend with what sounded to her like chick- ens scratching and flapping against a tub. Mrs. Patton, without opening her eyes, thought, "Could it be time to get up Lying gotten out of the house yet, so she ran after a hoe herself. By that time Mr. Patton was there. While Mrs. Patton held the light, Mr. Patton wielded the hoe. By the time, the Pattons got back in bad, the clock had struck still so as not to waken Mr. ton (an unusually early risen she Mrs. Patton might as well kept listening. have stayed up. She dian't sleep! About that time it dawned on j another wink. Everytime she shut' her that it was really the mid-j her eyes, she cou'd see that snake die of the night and something i wrapped around that oyster- was bothering their half-grown j whits chicken, fryers that were roosting in thej Anyway, the snake missed his back yard. Mrs. Fatten began hoi- j breakfast. .but this doesn't end lering, "Simon, get up, something j the animal story. is eating the little She slipped into her house shoes, made a dash for the back yard. Mr. Patton, meanwhile, getting into his shoes. Mrs. Patton found the old Monday morning. Palton's dog treed a possum in a tree in the back yard. Mrs Patton punched it CAMERA CONSCIOUS MULE: Last week we ran a picture of a curious horse in a trailer, and called it "Camera Conscious Heres proof that mules are afflicted, too. The mule was calmly munching feed in a wagon on the Turner Ranch, oblivious to crowds of passing people during the recent big sale until a camera was aimed that way. The horse? Well, maybe the horse is the exception that proves the rule. It and chickens scattered all over the back yard. She flashed the light into the coop, thinking only of a possum but there in the cor- ner of the coop was a big chick- en snake, wrapped and tied around a chicken. was out with a long stick and both Mr. I j Patton and the dog had a hand in hen killing it. After breakfast, the Pat- tons were unable to find the pos- It didn't seem to give a hoot. (WEEKLY Mrs. Patton screamed, "Bring the possum. sum in the yard. It might have just played dead. Tagline: That possum must have been watching seme of these shoot-um-up TV programs. Or maybe actors got their cue from SQUASH .GROWER: Young Jimmy Lee Frederick, Oakman 4-H member, brought to market this week some squash he grew in his current 4-H Garden Project. Jimmy sold the squash to demon's Thrifty-Wise in Ada, sponsors of his recent broiler project. Jimmy has been active in all phases of 4-H Club work for the past three years, and in his garden project this summer he growing squash, okra, watermelons, beans, pep- pers, onions, mustard and black-eyc peas and also some cantaloupes. Money from the squash, Jimmy said, would go for poison to fight garden pests. (WEEKLY Galley-Van ting Around The County EDITOR'S NOTE: Mrs. S. J. Markley. Stonewall correspond- ent, was hospitalized last week, and it's our understanding she was to undergo surgery. Due to this unfortunate circumstance, the Stonewall news is absent. We sincerely hope Mrs. Mark- ley has a quick recovery, and that her interesting items from Stonewall will resume in the near future. CENTER By MRS. RAE GARRETT Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Garrett and some friends. Mr. and Mrs. Billi Lewis and girls. Then they will go to Duncan to her grandma Austell and Mr. ar..l Mrs. Hugh children. Bobbv. Dickev and and, of Long Calif., "have been I P'an a few fys visiting his mother. Rae Garreit.fe ,Mr' ancl MFS' _Day.e and brother and family. Mr and and ch.lldren. m 'Texas, then return home after Mrs. Pug Garrett and Sondra torn Tuesday night till Sunday j afternoon. They went to Wilson a three week s vacatlon- dren of Kansas spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett and Sondra. Mr. and Mrs. Pug Garrett and Sondra and Mrs. Rae Garreit attended the Pentecost Holiness Camp Meeting Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wood's little son. Jr. died Fri- day. He had been sick and had thought he was cutting some teeth. He picked up a glass of coal oil or kerosene and drank some of it. They rushed him to the hospit- albut he had gotten some in his langs and the doctor said he had quick pneumonia. We want to give our sympathy to the parents and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Dame and on-n. aiiu iiou ITJ.I <3JIU 1V11 3. DUUUY UcUIlC dlHl to spend a night and day with: Mrs. Roberta Hamm and temperature, but they baby visited his aunt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Escue. Ro-; chiMren and his sisters. Mr. and berta. Roger and Linda Sue the j Mrs. Vance Price and children, past few days. The Dames are! and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett from Andrews. Tex. He grew up! and a number of other relatives. in Center so I am sure he has j enjoyed his vacation here with his many friends and relatives.' Mr anrl Mrs' Grove and church with Bro. Walter Crow and his wife Sunday. She report- ed a wonderful sermon and one person was converted. We are always happy to hear of people rendering their lives to the Jesus. i children to Sulphur Sunday. I They look their lunch after Sun- Mrs. R. E. Riggins and daugh- i ter Bobbie are both feeling a Mr. and Mrs. John Henry and i day school and spent the rest of: little better. They were sick for children of California have been the day in the park. awhile. Bobbie had surgery and here on vacation visiting his broth- her mother had a very bad" cold. er, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Henry and Mrs. Effie Morris went to' The youngest daughter, Mrs. Jim- j mie Philips and children of Cur- j ant were visiting the week- end. I think ihe cliildren are stay- ing with their grandmother while Jimmie is going to college: the Riggins girls are all teachers. Miss Bobbie teaches at Pauls Valley. Mrs. Billie Ruth Dicon j teaches at Miami. Mrs. Martha Ann Pope teaches in Tulsa ar.d Mrs. Jimmie Philips teaches at (Continued on page two)
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