Ada Weekly News, August 18, 1960

Ada Weekly News

August 18, 1960

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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontetec And Adjoining Countin Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 8 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1960 NO. 19 ARROW HEAD COLLECTI-ON: Above are shown some of the spear tips and arrow heads which Frank Vincent has picked up about the ranch during the past several years. They were once plentiful on the Vincent Ranch, but are now hard to find. The large spear- point or arrow-tip in center was taken out of Canyon Springs, and a New York pro- fessor said it was at least six hundred vears old. (WEEKLY ast six hundred years old. (WEEKLY PIONEER RELICS: Frank Vincent shows a portion of the frontier tools and accoutre- ments he has collected. Left to right are hooks once used to drag cross-ties, a calf yoke with its ring and staple, a fro used for splitting roof boards and palings, a saddle horn dug up by treasure hunters at Canyon Springs and a broad-ax once used for hewing cross-ties and logs for houses. Vincent is holding a large bull-yoke staple which is prob- ably all of a hundred years old. (WEEKLY OX-YOKE: The above old ox-yoke, so much a symbol of pioneer times, against the native-stone wall on tht porch of the Vin cent ranch house. The Vincent family got it years ago from John Winsley, whose grandfather used it on a yoke of steers during the building of an early railroad. The twin rings on the center staple identify it as a "wheel ring worked against the nub of the wagon tongue; the ether held the draw chain leading to the forward steers. (WEEKLY Attorney Holman Is Cleared By Local Grand Jury By W. L. KNICKMEYER The county grand jury shortly after noon today brought in a report exonerating County Attorney Pat Holman of any misconduct in office. The Jury was called on a citizens' petition specifi- cally in connection with the alleged assault of an Ada woman in a trailer camp at the west- edge of the city May 6. Holman had filed no charges in the case, saying the evidence was insufficient. The grand jury's report stated that the group had "spent many hours and interrogated all witnesses avail- able investigating the complaint" against the man alleg- ed to have committed the assault and had voted a "No Bill." The "No Bill" finding corrobated Holman's merit as to lack of evidence. Vincent Ranch South of Fittstown Shows Markings of Vanished Tribe By ERIC ALLEN j of an emigrant road which once, rocks in the higher surrounding: Vincent is a man who knows and Ride across a section of Frank! carried pioneer settlers past a hills, Vincent's ranch south of Fitts-jpool called Dead Man's Spring. The spring and the emigrant Primitive Indians A far-fetched idea, maybe, it road are comparatively young in: could be pictures in the cave are no older than a wandering New by. But not the cave. After a look j He suggested they may date back I town some day in the cool of the i evening and you may feel cur- i rents Of history Welling nn nmw man a wannpnnc right our rug- the span of toe goes j If you're strong on imagination, that is. And it doesn't take gulli- bility. Not after you've seen the crude Indian drawings in the maw of a cave, and the chipped old arrowheads and spear-tips in Vincent's possession, and traces j loves to delve into things histori- cal, and he has a right to be that at the paintings in its dark in- terior, you may have the feel- ing that Paleo Indians, the earli- only to the time of primitive In- dian tribes of six hundred years ago. But he wasn't certain. He est and most ancient tribe known said they may have been painted to North America, once inhabited by roving bands of Aztecs. No one the glady places along Canyon Quoting from the petition asking for the'grand jury "to investigate the commission of crimes that have not been and "to investigate as to whether the County Attorney is competent to the report the County Attorney that they are mistakes of judgment based on honest conclusions." The report as submitted to Dis- trict Judge Ralph Hodges, Du- rant, who is presiding over the t. i. j i grand jury's activities, was a We have heard several t rf h ruoKtaLtr deliberali- datl The hold such went on: "Your Grand Jury feels that if mistakes have been made by statement merit to the complaint and accusa- tion." In summing up. the final para- graph of the report read: jury noted that it had also re- turned eight felony indictments. The grand jury will continue in (Continued on page two) rnnua Jh air The forty-fourth annual that this year's show will toe County Free Fair will be held j be one to top them all this year on September is. IB. j 4.H youths across the county and 17. and plans are already; are already grooming potential shaping up to make the event one, livestock entires, getting set for A .1 of the best to date. :he three-day fair. C. H. Hailey. County Agent, is Entries at the. fair will be re- Secretary for the Pontotoc Coun- ceived from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. ty Free Fair Association. The Thursday. September 15, and will sociation is composed of two mem-1 remain in place until 3 p. m. on bers elected from each township the September 17th closing date. in the county, and reports from Management of the Pontotoc members, and those who intend County Free Fairs is in the hands to furnish exhibits at the fair, in- of the County Free Fair Associa- i tion and active supervision is REVIVAL IS ANNOUNCED i handled by the Executive Board. _ This board consists of a president, Ira pastor of the Fran- vice.president, secretary and four as Church of Chnst announced, members elected bv 'the town. tlert nex't SKUA'S! m ffi.membe" the Conducting the revival will be The annual fairs are financed Lloyd Stinnett, well-known speak- by taxation, and no admission or cr from Pauls Valtey.______ entry fees are charged Creek and the jumbled nest of knows for sure. way. History didn't just tiptoe across the land where Vincent lives and creep on without leaving some Ser has made him venture to the visible traces. Old Indian mark- ings and relics, and sites of things historical, are there on the ranch today. Historic Cave The cave with its mysterious i drawings is just a few hundred But one thing is certain. Frank' yards behind the Vincent ranch house. On nights when the moon is dim, wolf-packs lope past it in full cry, crazed by the scent of calves in pens at the ranch head- quarters, or by the spoor of some long-eared jack rabbit whose hun- ridge to feed. Many of the wolves meet death in the blasts from cyanide guns, but wolves are a hardy and pre- datory'breed, and all the efforts of a top U. S. Government trap- per, Jack McPhetridge, hasn't en- (Continued on page two) Illinois Livestock Feeders Will Visit Local Ranchers Dr. Don Williams, president of the Ada Farm and Ranch Club, announced this week that twenty prominent stock feeders from Il- linois will arrive in Ada Tuesday for a. close-up appraisal of this area's livestock industry. The feeders, who maintain stock-feeding pens in and around Ottawa, Illinois, are now on a tour of Oklahoma, and will stop over at Ada for the first time. For several years the group has been participating in tours in the Osage cattle country, but thi? year, through the influence of the rapidly-growing Ada Farm and Ranch Club, the twenty feeders will spend some time in this area. The group of feeders will be hosted by the Northeastern Okla- homa Cattlemen's Council, a co- ordinating organization for beef- growers throughout a widespread area. Soon after arrival Tuesday af- ternoon, the feeders will visit the Ada Livestock Auction Barn for a look at the center's facilities and livestock on hand. Tuesday night, hosted by the Ada Farm and Ranch Club, the group will I gather for a meeting at Trail's Motel Welding Torch Sets Off County Oil Tank Fire An oil tank fire at Harden City Monday morning caused damage Professor Don Taggart of the Animal Husbandry Department. Murray State College, will be guest speaker at the dinner meet- ing in Trail's Motel Tuesday night. Wednesday morning, the feed- ers will be conducted on a tour of ranches .south of Ada in Pon- totoc County's famous limestone country. Then, after chow at noon- time, the feeders will depart for home. Nominations Are Named For Delegates Ballots for the election of coun- ty ASC Committeemen will ba mailed to all eligible voters not later than September 30. Bennett Sherrer, manager of the local ASC office announced this week. County Agent C. H. Hailey is chairman of the election board, and committee chairmen include officials of ASC, FHA and those From the Farm Bureau and Fann- er's Union. Public notice of nom- inations for community and com- mitteemen and delegates to the county convention were made this week, and the election, held by mail, has a deadline of October 7. 1960, for the return of ballots. A list of those already nominat- ed for community eommitteemen follows, .but additional nomina- :ions may be made by peititions signed by 10 or more eligible vot- estimated at to be- ers- Any such petitions, however, fore the blaze was extinguished by must be filed with the ASC coun- units of the Ada and Fittstown off'ce manager not later than August 30. Nominations already made in fire departments. The fire started at about 11 a. m., apparently from a welding community which includes torch. A workman was welding area of Maxwell and Sum- ,on a pipeline near the tank, lo- mers are D. C. Cox, Icated on the Patrick lease operat-1E- L- Crawley, 0. E. Gray, Joe E. Isaacs, C. B. Larman, Escal Myers, W. M. Oieree, Earl Rose, Troy Shackleford and A. H. Shi. In community the Center. Garr Corner and Vanoss area, those nominees are Clifford Mil- ler, Auti J. McCullar, M. D, Mc- Curdy, Ezra D. Holland, Dewey Blair, Millage McDonald, J. B. ed by the Texfel Petroleum Corp. Apparently there was a flashback j through the line, reaching the oil in the redwood tank. The 750-barrel "gun barrel" tank exploded, damaging and loosening the head and setting the oil ablaze. The tank was an intermediate tank between the well and other stock tanks. Clyde Moore, assistant superin- tendent for Texfel, estimated dam- Stallings and W. L. Vowels. Community which includes Roff and Lightning Ridge, nom- inations are V. A. Barnes, Otis U. S. Government trapper, stands at the entrance of the cave near the Vincent ranch house. The cave's 1-1 n ------ls have been chiseled from the cliffs centufies aqo and has some odd it which authorities suggest date back to at least six hundreds years ago. Smaller of the two drawings Inside theTave shows a Slaked hat ofSoan ish deslgn, which may suggest that Aztecs from Mexico once drifted into this country. (WEEKLY age at to plus loss of production. IL- One fire truck from Ada made the run, as did Walter Graper's volunteer fire outfit from Fitts- Alvie Griffith, Steve Kirk. W. Laseman, Bill Lucas, Mcllroy, E. W. Nuner, E.V. Ownbey and Truitt Young. "D" community, .which includes town. The fire was out by about Byng. Francis, Oakman and Horn- (Continued en page two) Galley-Vanting Around The County ROFF By MARY LASEMAN' Visitors in the home of Mrs. Clay Johnson the past week were Mrs. Paul Harris and chiyren. Mc- Adams. Miss.: Mr. and Mrs. Mel- vin Johnson and children and Miss Nancy Whitt. Debuth. Minn. Mrs. Harris left for her home Monday morning accompanied by a neph- ew. Douglas Condren, Tuttle. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left on Thursday for their return tripj home in Idaho Falls. They will make stops at Colorado Springs to visit Col. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson and at Aspen to visit another brother. Albert and his family. Mrs. Leon Condren, Douglas and Roy. Tuttle. spent Friday and Saturday with her mother. Mrs. Clay Johnson. Visitors in the John- son home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moran, Ada: Mrs. Willie Cheat. Ada: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis. Roff: Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Houser, Ardmore. The latter are the parents of Mrs. Corbin Johnson. Pittsburg, Pa. Walter Simmons entered Valley View Hospital Wednesday. On Thursday he underwent surgery for a cataract on an eye. He is doing well and expects to be home within a few davs. except Mr. Robinett and Mrs. Davis are members of the Central Committee of the County Demo- cratic Party. They met in the Dis- trict Courtroom to help choose a candidate to fill the office of tax assessor made vacant by the death of Charles Rushing. and Mrs. Jack Richardson. Ok- lahoma City, a sister and brother- in-law of Mr. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were on their way to Beaver's Bend State Park where they will vacation for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robinett. Mrs. R. 0. Laseman. Lee Bunyard and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davis were in Ada Saturday. All the group Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams had as Saturday night guests Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Storie, Roosevelt. Mrs. Storie is the mother of Mr. Wil- liams. Sunday visitors were Mr. On August 9 Sherman Teal en- tered Valley View Hospital to be i treated for injuries received when he had a car accident while i delivering the mail. He is suffer- ling from broken ribs and face lacerations. He is expected home in a few days. Mrs. 0. U. Gaith. Gaddis Nurs- ing Home, entered Valley View Hospital the first of the week to undergo treatment. George Tolliver re-entered Val- ley View Hospital for further treatment a week ago: Mrs. J. E. Love underwent sur- gery at Valley View Hospital on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robinett, Lee Bunyard and Mrs. R. 0. Laseman made a visit to the hospital to visit the patients from Roff Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Roff left Friday for a month's vacation with their son, Stanley Roy Roff and family of Spokane, Wash. Mrs. Byron Eppler arid daugh- j ter Helen of Hobbs, N. M., visited I her grandmother. Mrs. C. B. Smith Saturday. The Epplers have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Keating, Lawton, and his parents, Ada, the past week. Mr. and Mrs. W. Price visited their daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tingle, Grand Prarie; also their grandson and family. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Price Tingle of Arlington over the weekend. 0. U. Kelley. a patient in Ar- buckle Memorial Hospital, Sul- phur, is reported to be in a criti- cal condition at this time. He has been hospitalized for some time. William Bunyard and son, Mer- ritt Lewis have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bunyard for several days. Merritt Lewis will alos visit his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Merritt of Holdenville. (Continued on page 4) ;

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