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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 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, NOVEMBER 3, 1960 NO. 30 Quest For Better Grazing Continues With Range Experts Shaping Plans BLUESTEM CONFERENCE: Neal Stidham, right, an S.C.S. range specialist who works in close cooperation with local soil conservation districts, is shown giving a talk on improved pastures to a group of Roff F.F.A. members. The huddle took place on the Turner Ranch, where one of the Roff youths had spotted stretch of bluestem grass tall enough to hide a six-foot Staff nJ Weird U ft owecn ParL By MRS. SIMON PATTOV The Faith. Friendly and Young Men's Classes and associate mem- bers of the First Baptist Church of Stonewall had a Halloween party Saturday night. Mrs. Emi'y Hisaw and S. G. Witherspoon won the prizes for the most weird costumes. The group met in front of the First Church. They came straggling in one or two at a time on foot, so no one would recognize them by their cars. Wayne Bullard and Simon Pat- ton drove them to the spook house where the party was held. After driving and circling all ov- PEGG WINS RE-ELECTION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY ASC COMMITTEE (Continued on Page Two) County ASC committeemen of long standing were re-installed in office for 1961 at (he recent elec- tion held in the ASC office at Ada. Guy Pegg, local rancher, was! re-elected chairman of the coun- ty committee. Henry Little was re-elected vice-chairman. B. B Ownbey was re-installed as mem' ber and G. L. Bain was electee first alternate. Second alternate position went to Jim Young. (Continued on Page Two) By ERIC ALLEN When an Oklahoma cattleman these days is in need of grass, he doesn't send a scout out rid- ing on far-flung trails in search of unoccupied native psture. Those pastures don't exist. The thing most cattlemen do is send for a pasture specialist and shape up a new range pro- gram that will furnish more grass on the land they already have. In the Ada region, that pasture specialist is Neal Stidham. grass expert with the Soil Conserva- tion Service. Hard Work "Range programs didn't come into being Stidham said when interviewed at his of- fice in Ada. "It took lots of hard work on the part of local men- fellows like the leaders of our soil conservation districts, who have worked long hours with- out pay in efforts to .see the ranges grassed down and pro- grams instigated for the saving of land and water. Conservation practices aren't brought about by bureaus. I'm employed by a federal bureau, but I can't shape up a pasture program until the individual rancher has started the program himself. It's that way with all phases ot conserva- tion, from grazing land to the building of dams for a water- shed program. Local people start the jobs themselves." Those comments at first seemed to sum up the present picture. However, during a tour with Stidham around Pontotoc County ranches, a clearer pic- ture of the range industry in Oklahoma, from a century ago to the present day, gradually took clearer shape. Constant Search Ever since those long-ago post-Civil War years when the first trail herds from Texas splashed across Red River and struck out into the rangelands of Indian Territory, the quest for if j f-l-'iH.' GRASS SAMPLES: Shown above looking over some samples of grass from Pontotoc County ranchers are, left to right. Bud Graves, Roff Vo-Ag teacher, Barry Driskill, Jim Sfandifer, Larry Heard, Jerry Gorre, Haskell Barnes and Rich- ard Swink, Superintendent of Roff public school. The ftve youths with the two instructors are members of the Roff FFA chapter, and are the first FFA group ever selected to attend the American Royal Livestock Show held in Kansas City. (WEEKLY better grass has been a con- stant thing among ambitious cat- tlemen. At first this quest was merely one of expansion onto unfenced ranges, brought about by strong- er demands for beef after the FEED SURVEY COMMITTEE FORSEES BRIGHT OUTLOOK (Continued on Two) TRANSIENT SEASON OF FALL RESTS COLORFULLY ON HILLS AND VALLEYS OF THE COUNTY Days shorten and the nights sient as a colorfully-garbed Gypsy grow cool, and Nature's paint-j whose attire may be out of brush, working lavishly, makes! sight in a few hours' time. Most stroke of brilliant color across folks in Pontotoc County are YEP, THAT'S WHAT IT IS, just a winding hill road easing down a timbered ridge and over a branch and ribboning on out toward open country. But this week, with the woods aflame on either side with fall colors, it was pleasant to stop for a moment and enjoy the scene. Many such pleasant vistas are to be found around Pontotoc County, all within a few minutes' drive of Ada. (WEEKLY Pontotoc County's rolling land, It's a time of the year for driv- ing slowly, for leaving the con- crete beaten paths and following the lonely byways. Scenes change along every side road, ami over yonder far hill new vistas beck- i. You don't have to travel a far jiece these days to get the feel- ing of approaching winter. Right lere in the county the flamboyant advance flag of cold weather is displayed on the highest point of the staff. That strange blue haze of In- dian Summer has totally vanish- ed, leaving vari-colored hills and valleys shining under cobalt skies. Sundown comes with a crimson lare, and leaves of oak trees make splashes of commingling >rown and maroon in the far dis- tances. Clusters of button willow shine brightly yellow along the course of every branch. No two days are ever the same :hese days. Today the hills stand superbly blended in color; but one night's frost could change the ricture and leave each ridge a darkening swell under scudding clouds rolling in from the cold north country. i It's pleasant to drive, to look at the countryside. It's even more pleasant to stop and stand and listen. The harmony and mel- ody of bird song scarcely ceases on warmer days when the wind gets still. But brief is this season, tran- probably enjoying it. Those who aren't need to take time out and go for a pleasant drive. Surprise Dinner Features Movies Of Texas Rodeo C, A. Thomason, Jesse, and three other Oklahoma men who took part in the Texas Cowboy Reunion Rodeo at Stamford, Tex., were featured in some fast- action movie reels shown October 20 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowrance, Sulphur. The movies, which covered ro- deo action in 1951, 1958. 1959 and 1960, were taken by Truman Moody of Elmore City. The mov- ies were shown at a surprise din- ner given for the Oklahoma men by Mr. and Mrs. Lowrance. Those taking part in the rodeo with C. A. Thomason were Ewin Gole, Mill Creek: Oscar Lowarnce, Sul- phur and the late Jesse Gann of Foster, Oklahoma. Moody, who took the pictures, also operated the movie machine in the Low- rance home. Those present for the dinner and home movie were Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomason. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Holcombe, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowrance Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wien Gole, Mr. and Mrs. (Continued on Page Two) Roff 4H'ers Win Awards Panny Teel and James Lucas, 4-H club members from Roff have just returned from an area meet- twelve will nave an well as several deans of col- ine on Personalitv tmorovement idant SUpply feed grains' and aileSes alld directors of experiment ing on 1-erSOnamy Kalanrp ..f liioV, nrotmn! ctatirmc This ninotoont-h "Greater numbers of livestock personnel from dairy, poultry and and poultry during the next anisial husbandry departments. .close balance of high in Both are winners of feeds." a bond at the meeting. Thir- teen area meetings are being held with club members from all protein: stations. This was their nineteenth annual meeting of the Feed Sur- So stated the Feed Survey Corn-jve-V Committee, sponsored mittee of the American Feed' AFMA. .Manufacturers Association at the! The 1M1 spring crop will be counties mvi ed to participate I of theil. two.d per cent larger than the 1960 The Personality Improvement jn chicago The twent; four j spring crop, according to the com- coj exilement" station Beef cattle numbers are western Bell Telephone Company, is now in its fifth year, and of- men, comprising the committee. expected to be up 4 per cent dur- (Continued on Page Two) represeiU "the "united ing 1961. Increases of 7 per cent States. They include (Continued on page two) AT SINGING MEET: The Sharver Quartet, a widely-known group from the Ada region, is shown as they appeared on stage Sunday afternoon at the Pontotoc County Singing Convention held at First Assembly of God Church in Ada. The convention, under direction of Amon Self, drew a standing-room-only crowd, including singers from Fort Worth, Texas. (WEEKLY Gal ley-Van ting Around The County LATTA By MRS. WESLEY BRANTLEY The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was host to the Chicka- saw Presbyterial Youth Retreat last weekend. Youth from Mar- low. Oklahoma City, Wichita and Latta participated. Danny Lovelace, Latta, presi- dent of the group, welcomed the youth and sponsors. Wesley and recreation. ley Jr. gave the devotional and Sunday all members of the led the group in singing mspir- ational songs church and vlsltors After the brief meeting at the churdi the group went to the skating rink, where they enjoyed two hours of recreation. A wien- er roast at Wintersmith Park followed. The group met at the basket dinner at the church. A business session of the youth was held in the afternoon. Direct- or of the youth work in Chicka- saw Presbytery is Rev. F. H. La- Bob Shortes and junior high, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cooper. ____ _...... church at 7 p. m. for a religious are senior Mr. and Mrs. Thanks to the generosity of the people of the community the Jun- ior High Fellowship and the Sen- ior Crusaders of the Cumberland _.. Presbyterian Church were able Follette, pastor of the L a 11 a' to send to the needy children church. Youth sponsors at Latta of the world through the United Nations. This group went trick or treat- ing for UNICEF on Halloween. They met at the church for in- structions and badges and follow- ing collection they met back at the church for recreation and re- freshments. In closing they join- ed hands and sang "Everyday with Jesus." Sponsors were Mrs. Herbert Cooper, Mrs. Wesley Brantley, Mrs. Joe Lovelace and Bob May- berry. Youth participating were Judy Cooper, Phyllis Brantley, Becky Lovelace, Stan Andrews, Linda Wilson, Janelle Thompson, Sharon Shortes, Margaret Neely, and Ricky Shaw. Crusaders were Larry and Gpry Lovelace, Rob- ert Mayberry, Jodie Lan George and Nancy Mayberry. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mayberry, Nancy, Robert and Carol were in Sand Springs Sunday where a birthday celebration was en- joyed. Honor guests were Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Hawkins of Muskogee whose birthdays fell on the day before and the day following. The reunion was held in the home of Phil Hawkins, son of the honored couple and brother of Mrs. Bob Mayberry. Mrs. F. H. LaFollette, Mrs. Charles Hodges and Rob return- ed Friday evening from visiting with relatives in Alabama and Tennessee. mer Latta resident. Rev. Stegall had charge of the service. They also visited Mrs. Stegall's mother, Mrs. J. G. Lovelace and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cooper. Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Stegall were in Ada Monday for the fun- eral services of Troy Teters, for- Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Brantley attended a farm sale at Sparks Friday. Mostly the discussion around our house these days is (Continued on Two)
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