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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 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 Timei-Democrot GOTH YEAR 10 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1960 NO. 28 Sportsmans Club Launches Battle On. Moss In Lake Sportsman's Club Lake near Stonewall is a thirty-acre stretch of water in a fold of the timber- ed hills. It's surface on a windless day is flawless, smooth as a pane of polished glass. Its potential looks wholly inviting, with gentle slopes running down to the water's edge and tall trees to furnish shade. A follower of Izaak Walton, ap- proaching the lake from the west, may suddenl} break and chill- Wains of fisherman's glee. Some big-mouth bass, perch, crappie and catfish must lurk in the pool's slumberous depths. There's not much doubt of that. But Stonewall's Sportsman's Club Lake is afflicted with what is conceded to be the bane of fishermen. .moss and brush. "We had to do something about a spokesman for the club said this week. "Moss got so bad on the banks it was impossible to do any fishing. Everybody can't fish from boats, at least they don't want to. So we got to work and put into operation a plan of our own. We're draining the lake down and clearing out the brush, and we're going to keep the water line down until the moss dies out." At first the draining of the lake looked like a tremendous prob- lem, but the ingenuity of club members soon had it licked. A crew got buoy with picks and shovels, and made a trench sever- al feet deep across the top of the dam. A six-inch pipe was laid in the trench, with 45 degree ell- joints connected to either end. On the down-stream side the dam a 70-foot length of pipe was screw- ed into the ell, then laid down the face of th-j dam for drainage. Another pipe, 40-feet long, extend- ed into llie water of the lake. Just above the water line the crew put in a valve, then tapped the six-inch pipe in such a manner that water could be poured into the line on the drainage side. This end of the drainage pipe was capped off. "We didn't know whether it would work or Allen Shaw, past president of the club, said. "But the long down-stream angle of the pipe was poured full of water, then suddenly released by taking off the cap on the end of j the line. We opened the valve at the same time. The sudden pull of the water did it. A siphon was formed, pulling the water out of ihp3 stream the first jump-go and its still running full blast. LAKE CLEANING OPERATIONS: Area sportsmen wer. hard at work one day this week, clearing entanglements of Jnd brusn ouf of Sportsman's Lake near Stonewall. Members of the club are draining the lake to a low s still running full blast. in order out the rank growth of moss around its banks. They hope that cold weather this coming winter Sportsman's Club Lake has al- the moss out completely. The lake is being drained by siphoning water over the dam through a six-inch pipe- ready been lowered so much it line. While the water is low, sportsmen are also clearing out logs and brush which were left in the lake when it was constructed four years ago. (NEWS Staff _ (Continued on Page 6) EARLY SETTLERS: Grandpa and Grandma Sorrels, now living at Byng, journeyed west out of the Missouri Ozarks about the turn of the century and settled at Fitzhugh, Indian Territory. They have lived in different sections of Pontotoc County since Oklahoma be- came Staff Photo) Byng Couple Illustrates Tkeories On Longevity By ERIC ALLEN7 One way to 1 i v e a long and healthy life in this world is to be endowed with a love for fishing. Another way is to not care any- thing about fishing at all. Another way is to choose your ancestors carefully. Never settle for those who haven't lived at 'least from 10 to 20 years more than mankind's allotted threc- score-ancl-ten. Still another way and per- haps the host one is just to be born with i sturdy constitution that will bear up well against the ravages of Father Time. I Some telling aspects of any of Death Claims Mrs. H. L Kelley, Long-time WEEKLY Correspondent the categories you choose, how- ever, may be found in the lives of Grandpa and Grandma Sorrels ofj Byng. Grandpa (William Thomas Sorrels) has been a fisherman all his life, and still loves the sport, artl he is now 87 years old. Grand- (Continued on page two) Mrs. H. L. Kelley, 47, Fran- cis, a correspondent for the ADA WEEKLY NEWS for sev- eral years, died in Valley View Hospital Sunday at a.m. She had been ill nine days, Funeral services, with Rev. S. G. Pherigo and Scott Jones officiating, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Missionary Baptist Church of Francis. Bearers were Bill Nickerson, Mirl Moon, Jewell Scales. Henry Roberts, Tollie Chisam and Duel Chisam. Criswell Funeral Home was in charge of the service. Bur- ial was in Cedar Grove Ceme- tery. Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and for many years a regular contributor of Francis news to the Ada WEEKLY. Her items also appeared fre- quently in the "It Seems" columns and drew widespread response from readers. .Mrs. Kelley was born March 27, 1913, in Springfield, Ark. She was married to Herley L. Kelley October 14. 1925 in Je- rusalem, Ark. They moved to Francis from Orlando, Okla.. in August, 1933. Mrs. Kelley leaves the hus- band. Herley L. Kelley, a daughter, Mrs. Ollie Robert. Ada; four sons, Robert L. Kel- ley. Ada; and Hershel, David and Donny Kelley, all of the home; a sister, Mrs. Edith Scroggins and a brother, Sid Gaylor, Norman; two grand- children, Gary Lynn and Robert Keith Kelley. ADA BEEF BREEDERS ASSOCIATION SCHEDULES BIG SALE OCTOBER 28 Top quality beef cattle from rangelands across a widespread area of Oklahoma and surround- ing states will go through the ring at the Ada Livestock Auction Barn on Friday. October 28. The big sale, sponsored by the Ada Beef Breeders Association, already has consignments cata- logued, including 42 head of horn- ed and polled Hereford bulls, 23 Hereford cows and heifers, 10 Angus bulls, and 6 Angus females. The sale will get underway promptly at p. m. Guy Shull, recognized as an outstanding auctioneer by beef growers across Oklahoma and the Great Plains region, will offici- ate at the upcoming sale. Buyers and sellers representing a vast i cross-section of the ranch coun- try will be on hand. C. H. Hailey, Pontotoc County! Agent and Secretary for the Ada Beef Breeders Association, said this week that catalogs on the sale have already been mailed 'out to potential buyers. j All cattle to be offered at the sale have been tested for TB and Bang's disease. These tests have been made by federally accredit- ed veterinarians. A certificate of vaccination will be furnished for all cattle which have been vac- cinated for Bang's disease and i do not show a completely nega- tive reaction. Registry certificates and trans- fers will be furnished oc all ani- mals sold. Officers of the Ada Beef Breed- ers Association representing Her- efortLbreeders at the sale are president W. C. Wigley and vice president Dr. Harvey Price. Re- presenting Angus breeders is as- sociation vice president Guy Snipe. Treasurer of the associa- tion is Rae Thompson, Stonewall. Directors are K. P. Larsh, Ver- non Luke, Wesley Blair and Bill Thompson. Thompson and K. P. Larsh Jr. are sale managers. Those who have consigned Her- eford cattle for the sale include Lester Blair and Sons, Ada; John M. Anderson, Wynnewood: Burl M. Baks, Konawa; C. W. Bruton, W. Burleson, Roff; Lloyd Fisher, Konawa; Joe W. ]Holmes, Ada; K. P. Larsh, McDaniel Ranch, Fitzhugh; Dr. Harvey Price, Ada; Joe Ada and A. T. Watson. Ada. Those consignisg Angus are the I Bar Nuthin' Ranch, Fittstown; iEldon Flinn, Fittstown; Vernon Ada; Dr. M. E. Robertson j Jr., Wynnewood; Guy Shipe, Ada and Rae Thompson, Stonewall. BLACKFACE COMEDY The Bebee Home Demonstra- tion Club will present the Negro minstrel "Coon Holler School" at the Center school on Monday night, October 24. Everyone is in- vited to attend "S-A-A-A-Y! MUST BE SOMETHING GOING ON DOWN the above quarter horse seems to be saying as it cranes its neck in the confinement of a trailer and gazes toward the big show barn on Echo Ranch. "YOU SAID IT, the above colt agrees, and whinnies for emphasis. "Lead me on down to that sale ring, cowboy, or turn me loose! I'll prance into that ring and draw down top dollar or kick something down if I "AW, the above little quarter horse yawns, "You Play it cool like, mans, cool! If folks down there want to have to wake me (WEEKLY Photos by Eric Allen taken on Echo nags get excited too easy, bid on me, they're going ta at the recent ECQHA Galley -Vanting Around The County CENTER By MRS. RAE GARRETT Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Johnson and boys, Darrel Wayne and Philip of Oklahoma City visited last weekend with their parents Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Johnson and and Mrs. Hill. Believe it or not, Mrs. Delia Johnson went home with her son and family. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Johnson and boys returned Wednesday after- noon by bus. We are so glad. S.he hardly ever goes anywhere but to town to see her doctor. We hope she gets to feeling bet- ter and can go places. Miss Vera Lanham of Antlers visited her sister, Mrs. Rae Garrett, from Saturday noon till Sunday morning. She is planning to go to Oklahoma City, Oct. 27, to the teachers meeting. The other sister, Mrs. Margaret Boles of Pittsburg, plans to go. They both teach, but she want- ed Rae Garrett to go along. Our brother R. F. (Dick) Lanham and son, Richard, are salesmen for school supplies so they al- ways go to this meeting in Okla- homa City also. Rae Garrett can't teach but when she goes to the city she visits her daugh- ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Vandever and girls Paula Kay and Mary Pat. Sondra Garrett spent Friday night with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hansel Burk. Well, we are happy to report the singing Friday night at Cen- ter Community Church was real- ly good. Everybody enjoyed the good songs and we are so happy to say our church building was nearly full. You that haven't been coming, don't know what you are missing. Bro. Self and wife were here again and they are good singers. Also a num- ber of young people from Ada. Some of those attending were Bro. Stephen Allen, his brother and sister, Bruce and Linda, and Miss Sue Alexander. She plays the piano real well and also sings. Mrs. Pearl Gray of Oil Center and Mrs. Elsie Cole of Connerville sang some special songs. There were others but I don't know their names but we had visitors from Ada, Oil Cen- ter, Gaar Corner and Conner- ville probably some from other places. I must say we were glad to have your with us, and want to invite you to come be with us every time you can. Our ed- itor of the WEEKLY NEWS was also out, Mr. Allen and wife. Our next singing night will be Sept. 28. You are invited to come. Carol WiUoughby spent Sun- day afternoon with Sondra Gar- rett. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Tucker called on Mrs. Rae Garrett Sat- urday morning and brought her some ironing to do. Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and Sondra and Carol Wilough- by attended the Canadian Valley singing convention at the Pickett Church Sunday afternoon, also Mrs. Pearl Gray and children and Mrs. Terri Gray. They re- ported good singing. Mrs. Hazel Cope and Mrs. Vince Crow spent Friday after- noon with Mrs. Effie Morris. Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Garrett and Mrs. Effie Morris were gro- cery shopping in Ada Saturday. Mrs. Effie Morris went Sun- day to Sunday school and church with Bro. Walter Crow and his wife. He is pastor at the Cal- very Baptist Church on the Al- len highway. She reported she heard a wonderful sermon. Mrs. Rae Garrett called on Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Grove and children Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Grove and children, had as their guest a brother in law, Pile Morris Sunday. His wife is on her va- cation in California visiting a daughter and other relatives. Pug Garrett and C. T. John- son have betn busy hauling hay this week. I don't know how many bales, but the Garrett barn is almost full and guess Johnson's barn is too, getting ready for wii.ter. Cows really eat a lot of hay. Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and Sandra ate Sunday dinner with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Han- sel Burk. 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