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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 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 Ado Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 10 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1960 NO. 24 Stratford Firm Will Purchase And Store Area's Peanut Crop Production of peanuts in Pon- totoc County may well reach an all-time high this year, but if growers are concerned about a ready market, they shouldn't be worrying so much. When the har- vest begins and peanuts start roll- ing, the Roberts Brothers of Strat- ford are going to be ready for them. If you've been listening to ru- mors and think that Roberts Brothers will be out of business this year, you couldn't be more wrong. Seems the rumor got started last spring when the wind blew down one of the old warehouses the Robertses were using. The brothers, Ray and Joy, largest peanut buyers hereabouts, helped the rumor along by deciding to go ahead and tear down the second warehouse, too. But they had no intention of going out of business. They re- built instead in a big way. The new warehouse, 60 by 130 feet, has an 800 ton storage capa- city. Built right into the structure '.are two new driers, capable of (drying pounds of goobers in each load. The warehouse itself is govern- ment approved, with a floor built to regular highway specifications: eight inches of gravel base, pack- ed and oil treated, and covered with four inches of blacktop. The floor was laid by Cad Patteson, Ada contractor. The two drying racks, "as modem as any in Joy says, are 48 by 10 feet each. Each will handle 500 sacks of pea- nuts, for a total of sacks I as compared with the old drier which took only 130 sacks at a time. To round out their moderniza- tion program, the Roberts boys have replaced their old scales with a new set of nearly double the capacity. The old scales, taken over along with the rest of the old cotton gin layout where the Robertses operated, were 8 by 18 feet with a capacity of The new, 10 by 24 feet, have a capa- city of pounds. (Continued on page two) County Rejects Petition Plan A bumper grass crop this year has barns around the county bulging with baled hay, but it would s volce lo fn emphatic fill the above monstrous shed to capacity. The picture was taken inside the huge new barn which j "no" chorus in Tuesday's "SPACIOUS SHED: take hay a-plenty to is now under construction on the Everett Reeves place south of Ahloso. The concrete-floored structure has adjoining stock pens, and the building keeps growing steadily day by day. (WEEKLY County's Bumper Hay Crop Is Boon To Area Ranchers By ERNEST THOMPSON Pontotoc County added its voice to an emphatic Pontotoc County ranchers are Wednesday morning. "Several generally agreed that an exeep-. fellows I'v talked to say they got tionally good local hay crop is al- only small showers. The hay sit- ready baled and in barns, but nation looks gord. and has since what would ordinarily bo a pro- early August, but unless we get mising picture for the winter general rains to hold pastures to develop soon unless we get j grass and some straight Sudan, more rain. Pastures across t h e He says an exceptionally good county have been going down fast turnout has allowed him to lay during the past two weeks of ex- ii. plenty of winter feed, but sires- ceptionally hot. dry weather. How-1 ses [he fact that problems are ccr- ver. it is Ben Theimer's predic- j ttin to appear when cold weath- initiative petition election 3fi2 for the option on handling highway funds. The County Election Board wrapped up the election faster than any in recent years. The final box was tallied at p.m. as 74 Oklahoma counties it was evident, however, even combined to hand three measures sponsored by Gov. J. Howard Edmond- son a resounding defeat. The petitions, calling for legislative r e a p p o r- tionment, a constitutional highway commission and county option on handling of highway funds, were not given much of a chance to win in Pontotoc County. But, few observers ahead is marred somewhat by the up, prospects for winter feed lion that if general rains comeier hits unless good rains insure foresaw the almost 5 to 1 lack of general September rains, v on't be so bright. soon, ranchers in Ponlotoc Ceun-! winter pasture. "The rain Tuesday and Tuesday j Theimer said large hay supplies ty will be P.'etty well set. night was spotted across the conn- in the country would dwindle rap- Theimer has baled a variety of ty." Ben Theimer, local rancher, idly if short winter pastures this year, including a millell and implement dealer said veioped, and that they were bound i and mung-bcan mixture, Johnson Early Cuttings margin of defeat. The final count here was: con- before the city boxes closed that the plans were doomed to failure in Pontotoc County. Such boxes as North Stonewall, Francis, West Latta and Lightning Ridge came in with 15 to 1 margins for the 'no" side. The only "runaway." city areas for the opposition to the petitions were in Ward Three, in northwest Ada. GOOBERS GALORE: Webb Eeds, left, and Joy Roberts, right, are shown as they antiei- pate the bumper crop of peanuts which will be ready for harvest soon. The Roberts brothers, Ray and Joy of Stratford, expect to purchase and store all peanuts grown in this area. They have a new warehouse with a storage capacity of 800 tons. See other photo inside. (NEWS Staff Twister Like Wind Damages Buildings In Lula Community Wind destroyed and damaged outbuildings at scattered points in the Lula community shortly aft- er noon Tuesday. No injuries nor livestock losses were reported. The storm, which showed some characteristics of a tornado, ap- parently hit hardest at the Roy Johnston place, north and west of Lula. Here a good-sized henhouse, facing south before the wind, was given a quarter turn and left fac- ing east. A large shed was also (Continued en page two) "Sixty days ago, the situation i Rtitutional highway commission- SLICKING 'EM UP: Mary Jo Sanders, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sanders, Roff, was a picture of industry last week at the County Fair while she was brushing down the two small Holstein heifers just before show time. Mary Jo is in her fifth year of 4-H Club work, and says that next year she hopes to enter several dairy calves at the annual fair. (WEEKLY looked mighty Theimer said. "Early cuttings of hay, back when it was so dry, were turning out about half what they should. Then July and August rains came, and the picture brightened every- where. A good crop of hay is al- ready in; only a few people still baling. Most ranchers will have plenty of hay to last them: but, like I say, bad winter pastures can offset the advantage we now I have." j Theimer's opinions were shar- ed by Robert Woolley, who oper- ates a portable feed grinder around local ranches, and makes extensive trips about the county. "Hay barns are bulging Woolley said, "and peanut hay will come in soon and add to what we already have. A few people are still baling prarie hay, too, but it's going down fast during this current dry spell. We need rain to hold up these pastures. The feed situation would look bet- ter than it has in a long time if we get some good rains soon." Alfalfa Damaged Woolley said the price of hay was going up rapidly during the dry spell in early July, but that rains in late July and August had brought the price down some. Early in July, the alfalfa crop in Pontotoc County was invaded by aphids. Ranchers had to start (Continued on page two) no, yes; legislative re- apportionment, no, 1.335 yes; and counly road funds opfion, 117 no, yes. As expected, the city of Ada provided most of the "yes" votes, but the measures tailed to gain a majority in a single one of the 36 precincts. In the rural boxes, the plurality was overwhelming, running from 6 to 1 to infinity. The most one-sided vote was cast at the Conway box where the petitions were turned down by a 67-0 vote. Vanoss was almost as vehement in its opposition. The vole there was 74-1 on two of them and 73-2 on the other. The petitions received their strongest support in the second and fourth wards of Ada, plus the Country Club precinct. In W2-P2, the vote was 146-98, 155-90 and 150-93. The W4-P5 vot- ing was 186-121, 189-121 and 190- 117. The Country Club was the closest with counts of 83-67, 88-62 and 85-65. The vast majority of voters evi- dently cast either an all "no" or an all "yes" ballot. There was little difference in the popularity of the three measures. The constitutional highway com- mission was probably the least unpopular, however. A total of 402 people voted for the highway commission plan, whereas, voted for reapportionment and FAIRGROUNDS: In spite of the parked ears and the shading horse and the two young girls in the foreground, tnere it something rather forlorn about the above picture taken at the recent County Fair. The scarcity of spectators it obvious. It makes us wonder Will the old time joy and conviviality, and the gay competitive spirit of our County Fairs gradually dwindle until they become relegated to things of the past? (WEEKLY Galley-Van ting Around The County ROFF By MARY LASEMAN' M-Sgt. and Mrs. George Wash- ington, after completing an as- signment in Washington, D. C.. have accepted a new assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. En route to their new post Mr. and Mrs. Washington stopped over for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Mol- lie Johnson and his sister, Lenora Johnson and other relatives. On Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. Washington, Mrs.Johnson, Lenora and Mr. and Mrs. Russel Shaw, Ada, visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. 0. Laseman. The Washingtons left Wednes- day by car for their new home. Mr. and Mrs. Monro Washing- ton returned home last Monday after spending the summer at Raton, Mexico. er, Mrs. Clay Johnson and her ed the Baptist Association on Mon- parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Price and their son, who is stay- ing with Mrs. Rudean Clifton and attending school here. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are eslablishing a home in Pheonix, Ariz. Mrs. Helen Walsh, Mrs. W. W. Potts, Mrs. Nora Etchieson, Mrs. Beulah Hathaway and Mrs. Edna Etchieson attended the Baptist Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson. v.orkers conference at Francis on formerly of Aspen. Colo., arrived j Tuesday. Friday for a visit with his moth-' Mrs. Beulah Hathaway attend- day. She represented the Wom- en's Missionary Union. The W. M. S. of the Baptist Church met at the Gaddis Nurs- ing Home Tuesday. A devotional and musical program was presen- ted. Mrs. Jim Wyche and Mrs. Virgie Huett, Sunshine, were the guests. The Roff parents and Teach- ers Association held its first meet- ing of the 1960-61 year Tuesday afternoon in the school auditor- ium. Mrs. Dale Fairchild, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Berry, Sher- dent, was in charge. Parents Tex., were weekend guests new pupils and new teachers were in the home of Mr' ?nd Mrs' R' Laseman. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. introduced. The new teachers to Laseman Wynnewood, visited on join the faculty this term are Mrs. Velma Young, fifth and sixth grade and Mr. Freeman, coach of all sports Rev. Doyle Harris gave the de- votional. Room count was won by Mrs. Irene Swink's first grade. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Rudean Clifron and Mrs. Irene Swink. Sunday with the Lasemans. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laseman of Trentdale, Idaho, arrived Sun- day for a visit with his father, Lee L. Laseman. John Reed suffered a heart at- tack last Tuesday. He is being treated at Valley View Hospital. Mrs. Ruth Sullivan, Mrs. Beu- lah Hathaway and Mrs. Margaret McDaniel entered their Home Demonstration exhibits at the fair on Thursday. Many graduates of the 1960 senior class have entered East Central State College, Oklahoma State University and some other schools. Students that are attending OSU are Alan Larsh, Kathleen Harris, Mike Lucas and Nancy Gore. Those attending ECSC are Paul Young, Gerald King, Jack Hud- dleston, Ronnie Bratcher, Dorin- dt. Lawson, Herbert Stanford, Ed- die Sweat, Roy Lee Williams, Thurman Stevens, Patsy Lawson; Sophomores, Lynda Powell, Joyce Standifer, Richard Swink, Brenda Nuner; senior, Mrs. Joyce Cherry and Mrs. Sue Graves. Jerry Breeden, a Roff graduate, who moved to Ada will attend a trade school out of state on a scholarship. Bob Burrow, another graduate, will attend Bakersfield Junior College, Bakersfiled. Calif. Mrs. Muriel Gillian is attending Pueblo College, in Colorado. Some of the Roff college grad- uates who have accepted teach- ing positions are Norma Swink, Kate Murphy, Sunray, Tex.; Mur- ial Gilliam, Pueblo, Colo.; De- wayne Stuart, Arkansas and Mr. and Mrs. Faber Craig, Almagor- do, N. M. (Continued on page twe)
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