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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontofoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 8 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1960 NO. 17 ROLLING LAND: A few years ago the above stretch of upland was a maze of brush and vines and native timber. R. P. Davis cleared it out with chopping ax and brush fires and put the land in cultivation. Here he is shown looking over some tumbling acres of hegari and good exam- pit of what can be done if a man has skill and patience and isn't afraid of work. His three dogs, one a sleek black hound with a basso voice, follow him wherever he goes about the farm. (WEEKLY Well Known Allen Teacher Dies At Home A well known Allen school teach- er. Albert G. Pipkin, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Allen. He had been a member (Continued on paga two) P f oLocal A f U I 6 A large group of local Home Demonstralion members will leave the Pontotoc County court- house at 8 a. m. Monday, August 3 for the 43rd annual Homemak- er'., Conference at Stillwater. Martha Moie, county H. D. Agent, says she expects at least twenty-five people from this area to attend the conference this year. The trip will be made by car. with j everyone packing a picnic lunch which will be spread in the park at Stillwater upon arrival. Registration of those attending the conference will be held at 1 p. m. in Stout Hall on the OSU campus. One woman from this county, Mrs. Leonard Etchieson, Roff, will (Continued on page two) Allen Council Turns Down Water Offer The Allen city council Tuesday jnight rejected a proposal by the Sooner State Water Co., Oklahoma City, to sell the Allen water sys- tem to the city. The city firm owns the well and distribution sys- tem and sell water direct to users. The council held a public water meeting to discuss the possible purchase, so that Allen citizens could make their views known. Complaints about the quality of the water had been received by the council, according to Mayor Phillip Milp.er. and there has been some talk of finding another [source. The saline content of the water from the present well, as shown by a recent Health Department analysis, is in excess of the amount recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service. However, John Gilmore, sani- tarian with the local health unit, notes that the latest analysis showed virtually the same salt icontent as a previous test run in (Continued on p.age two) Judy Smith, Union Hill, and in their work in Seedcraft at the left to right, are Kay annual Jones, Widely Known Chickasaw, Dan Hays, Dies Dan Hays, 87. widely known Chickasaw who has lived many years at 17th and Francis Ave- nue, died about 7 p. m. Tuesday in Valley View Hospital. He sud- denly became seriously ill about 24 hours earlier. Hays owned considerable tracts of land in the southeast quarter of the city. He donated over 16 acres in the original East Cen- tral campus. i His home, a spacious sandstone) commanding a view of the valley to the southeast below its hilltop promontory, has long been a land- mark of its part of the city. WINDING UP: R. P. Davis, who still uses a team cultivate his crops near Lula, had just about finished plowing a field of peanuts when the above photo was taken. Davis's land is neatly terraced and productive, but he says too steeply-pitched and laid out with too short rows and strip-cropping to make the use of a tractor very practical. He does a good job of diversified row-cropping, just using the gray horse. Blue, and the big mule, John. (WEEKLY Upland Farmer Near Lula Likes To Use Horsepower By ERIC ALLEN Stand in the woods along Lead- er Creek southeast of Lula these hot summer days, and when it gets real still and the cicadas stop their chirring, you may hear a man's voice from across the ridge saying quietly: "Gee, Blue. .Haw, now, John." On the heels of the quiet com- mand you may hear other sounds, somewhat alien to this last swift stretch of the twentieth century: The snick of a neck-yoke ring, the jangle of harness trappings, the occasional impatient chuffing of a sweating horse or mule and the grating of cultivator wheels against newly turned gravelly land. listen, and maybe you get the feeling the calendar has re- versed on you, and that you've pulled off Highway 48 and stop- ped and stepped right -back into the time of the bull-tongue plow. Rolling Land Climb the ridge behind the home of R, P. 'Davis, however, you may get the surprise of your life. Davis is one man who j hasn't abandoned the old horse- drawn farming equipment. The chances are, you will see him plowing with an old one-row cul- tivator pulled by a mule and a horse. But Davis's operations do not faintly resemble, except for the work team, the outmoded methods of farming. You stand there and watch him following his cultivator, and gradually you come to understand that Davis has good reason for sticking to a horse-drawn rig. The thing Davis is doing is tied up with methods both old and modern, and for his particular stretch of farming land.it is just) about the only way. It's safe to say that if hill-j country farmers had practiced ai century ago what Davis is under-' taking now, millions of acres of good soil wouldn't have washed! down tributaries of the Mississip- pi River and on out to the Gulf of Mexico. Contour Farming Davis uses a good work team to get his plowing done because most of his land is too steeply- pitched to accommodate a tract- or-r i g g e d cultivator. And the rows are too short, and running into each other. A tractor wouldn't 1 be practical. Davis doesn't run long rows! up and down the ridges in the old! way. Every inch of his land is I and every field! banked with terraces. It was, Bearing ..noontime when Davis was approached "for an interview, and he obligingly stop- ped plowing in a field of peanuts and prepared for a spell of talk. It was hot, and he was thoughtful for the welfare of his work ani- mals, a sleek mule-and-horse team he has trained to do liis bid- ing. He unhitched the pair from the cultivator, slapped the big horse on the rump, said "Get for home." and stood smiling as he watched the team head with drag- ging lines along the fence row to- ward the barn. "I can do thing with old Blue and John ithat a man can't do with a Davis said. "At least I can. the way 1 have my crops laid out." Old blue is the big gray horse. John is a sleek brown mule. (Continued on page four) SEEDCRAFT PICNIC: Designs artistic were the order of the day last Friday when 4-H girls around the county ered with their leaders and sponsors at Wintersmith Park, Ada, for the annual Seedcraft Picnic. The above Janelle Jaques, Kay Robbins, Paula Sue Hogue, Jenny Sue Triplett, Charlotte Julian, Gayle McNineh, Sandra Hill and Robbie to enter some of their Seedcraft art in the County Fair this year. Standing behind the of youngsters is Martha Herion, 4-H Junior Leader from Roff. (WEEKLY Galley -Vanting Around The County ROFF j and d I Clifton By MARY LASEMAX ago .'or a checkup. While there last Tuesday he suffered a stroke.; His condition is critical. Mem- i. Tuttle. arrived on o visit v i, B. D. Brinlee entered Val- Mrs. N-ora visited in I ley View Hospital recently and the home of Dr1. and Mrs Dewev j is being treated. Etchieson. Oklahoma City, last Methodist Church were Dr. Et- correspondent and husband as; at Fort Worth Baptist Seminary will be guest pastor next Sunday 'visiting with returned chieson was the guest speaker, j their guests went to Ada to have [filled the pulpit at the Roff Bap- i Douglas is due home Saturday! to Roff where he has 'been em- dinner at Trails Motel. This prov- 1 tist Church Sunday. Mr. a n d for a vacation ployed. Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hammock, ed to be a vacation for us too. I Mrs- C. L. Cornelius, Stratford. Sherman, on their way home vrr HammrvV is a nf'and children also attended! Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grinstead, Hammock s of Mrs. W. A. Evans became ill i ancnu- bers of his "family. Mrs. Johnson while attending Fails Creek As-1 Vickie and Steve Cofer, B i services'at'the Village' weekend. While there she attend- they had spent several days vis- jurs itin'g friends, stopped over Tues- dav for a short visit with Mr. the morning service. Marlow, were in Roff Sunday. Mr- and Mrs. Bill Belt were in They attended church services: Tuesday. California, land visited friends and relatives. Douglas Reed of and Mrs. H. 0. Laseman, your1 Rev. Leo Cornelius, a student son of Mr. and Mrs. John Skeeter, her son who had been (Continued on page
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