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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 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 60TH YEAR Combined With The Ado Times-Democrat 10 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, I960 th.: desk of Janieta Lang, right, soon after p. mal come-and-go affair lastedI about tvTo blurs Shown house at new "hool. The infor- a. the school. THe two Memories Span. Years Filled With Adventure And Change Bv KRX'FST THnxTPcnxr tu_ -i ITT By ERXEST THOMPSON Seventy five years ago, Tom Grove was a wandering cowboy who liked to sing, play the fid- dle and see new places. Today, he's a chipper old man, confined to his Pontotoc County home where he and his wife, Susan, can sit back and ponder a lifetime of wondrous happen- ings. Tom's going on 89 now. His hearing's bad and his eyesight is fading. Sometimes he has trou- ble focusing his mind on his sur- roundings. But. invalid that he is, he can still whip up a song and laugh at the drop of a hat. Susan, four years his junior, is more active. She converses free- ly on just about any subject and remembers in detail things that happened in :he lean years follow- I ing the Civil War. 1 Vanishing Breed Tom and Susan Grove are two of a rapidly vanishing breed. They made the "run" to the Cherokee Outlet in 1893. They're still in Oklahoma. .living in the Center community just west of Ada. There's nothing very "roman- tic" about the earthy pair on the surface. They don't view them- selves as something extraordinary. Yet, when they begin to talk of their younger days, a listener is overwhelmed by a recognition of what has happened in the world i since they headed for Oklahoma before the turn of the century. Tom was born at Harper's Fer- ry, Va., seven years after Abra- ham Lincoln wa.s assassinated by John Wilkcs Booth. His father was I a farmer in the mountainous country that later severed con- nection with the seaboard Virgin- ia and is today known as West Virginia. Left Home Early Tom left home when he was 13. He wandered westward, go- ing into the Black Hills of Da- kota, on into Idaho and Montana, then back sorihward into Nebras- ka and Kansas. He decided to settle down in 1889 and lined up at the Cherokee Strip for the famous "run" on Indian Terri- tory. He made the "run" on a big) jbay pony named ''Dan." He staK I eel a claim near what is Enid, but later sold it and mov ed southward again. (Continued on page two) to Oklah ph Pietured above' Mr. and Mrs. Tom The reside at Center- TheV the great "run" from thj NOTICE TO OUR WEEKLY REPORTERS: Thanksgiving is a time for cal- ling high off the fat- Icued hog or chicken or what- grabbing a bil of holiday spirit without worrying about business affairs. Kaye Eden, our tcletypescttcr operator and able assistant edi- tor, is a great worrier when the writing of county correspondents is concerned. She says she won't have a good Thanksgiving at al! if news of correspondents fails to get into print next week. This is a request for vou cor- respondents to help take that load off Kayc's mind. The WEEK- LY MUST go to press next week on Wednesday. This means that your news must be here in the office no later than Tuesday noon. We trust you will all pilch in and thanks and a happy Thanks- giving to you! I Attend Annual Scout Show In Ada Scout-o-Rama 1960 is history after an attendance of some people to see Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers in action. The president's award for the best Cub Scout booth in the an- nual Scout-o-Rama was awarded to Den 8 of Pack 2, sponsored by the Willard School P-TA, Ada. Alma Hogan is den mother and she is assisted by Neta Fredrick. Members of the den are Wick Renwick, Mike Hogan, Phillip Clinton, Mike Fredrick, Donald Whelchel, Kenny Logsdon and Cooksey Roark. Den 8 presented Wolf Cub Elective 10, "Parties! and Gifts." The president's award for the best Boy Scout booth in the Scout- o-Rama was presented to the Apache Patrol of Troop 4, spon- sored by the First Christian Church of Ada. Patrol leader is Jimmie Howard and members are Terry Miller, Jerry Allen, Jack Hisle, Howard Ceilings and Steve Johnson. The Apache Pa- trol presented leatherwork merit badge. Neill Howard is Scoutmas- ter of Troop 4. The president's award for the best Explorer booth went to Post 100, sponsored by the Tishomingo Lions' Club. Post president is Charles Wyatt Jr., and members of the post are Danny Gibson, Steve Trotter, Danny Lovette, James Bynum, Bob Park, Bill Duff, Jamie George, and Dean Sweat. Post advisor is Charles Wyatt Sr. Other awards were: Explorer Post 195, Vanoss School, Red Streamer. Troop 9, First Presbyterian Church, Ada. Blue Streamer. NO. 32 Cub Scout' Pack 3, Washington School Society, Ada: Den 10 Red Streamer. Den 7 Blue Streamer. Den 4 Red Streamer. Den 2 Red Streamer. Den 1 Blue Streamer. Den 3 Blue Streamer. Den 8 Blue Streamer. Toop 100, Tishomingo Lions Club, Tishomingo: Red Streamer. Cub Scout Pack 2, Willard School P-TA, Ada: Den 4 Red Streamer. Den 8 President's Award. Den 7 Blue Streamer. Den 6 Blue Streamer. Den 2 Red Streamer. Den 1 Blue Streamer. Den 9 Blue Streamer. Den 3 Blue Streamer. y c i i. i Myers Ranch Conducts Feedlot Experiment On Whiteface And Shorthorn Cross Calves By ERIC ALLEN Drive up to almost any pros- >erous-looking ranch in Pontotoc County, ask the owner how he got started in the cattle business, and you're liable to receive any of a score of answers. Those answers may range from inherited property all along the line to men who started with a calf or two when they were merely boys. Some men will tell you they started in the cattle business as a sideline. Others inherited prop- erty from ancestors who drove some of the first trail herds into Indian Territory from Texas. Still others started in the business with a scrawny calf or two when they were kids in school. Escal Myers isn't in either cate- gory. He got in the business by accident. Flight Instructor That's an odd thing, you think. You ask him how. "I started running a flying school after World War My- ers said. "During that time sev- eral ranchers around Ada began hiring me to fly them to bigj cattle sales in Oklahoma anc Texas. I kind of got caught in the thing. .You know, a man would tell me I was going to the sales anyway. I was going to be looking on, so why not get in on the game and buy Well, I started buying occasion- ally, and finally I was r ght in the big middle of the game, and I found I liked it. I've been put- ting a lot of time in the cattle business since 1953." Myers is now owner of 330 acres of upland pastures along State Highway 13 northwest of Ada. Those pastures are neatjy fenced off into 40 acre blocks, sprigged or seeded to Bermuda grass. Six tanks are located at strategic places about the ranch to furnish water for a good-siz- ed herd. Cross-Breeding Myers, a member of the Okla- homa Cattlemen's Association, now has an interesting experi- ment underway. He is crossing milking shorthorn cows with reg- istered Whiteface bulls. "Every man to his own notion. (Continued en page two) (Continued on page two) PECAN CROP ESTIMATES ARE SCALED DOWN SOME OKLAHOMA CITY (APi-Esti- for 30 million pounds. But the pre- mates of Oklahoma's pecan crop) diction is still 233 per cent over lave been scaled downward dueitne 1959 9 million pounds according to the state Crop anc Livestock Reporting Services. Oklahoma's 10-year average is 18.7 million pounds. to heavy shedding in central and northeastern sections. The estimate made Tuesday is State Celebrates Its 53rd Birthday Fifty-three years ago Wednesday people were con- gregating on the streets of every little town in eastern [ndian Territory and remarking to each other wonder- ingly: "Just think of it! We've always felt we ought to ravel out and see Oklahoma, but now we won't have to. Oklahoma has come to Those old-timers were witnessing the marriage of Oklahoma and Indian Territories. On November 16, 1907, .he two territories became a state. All across the state Wednesday, commemoration ceremonies were being held, with old settlers and those nterested in history making speeches. Judge Orel Busby of Ada is both an old settler and i man who is interested in history. Wednesday he was uest speaker at the me- morial services of the Okla- loma ion. Memorial Historical Associa- Building, Oklahoma City. The services were held in mem- (Contir two) CONSERVATION c members are winners this week of a check and certificate of award from Bnkm Sr c an cercae o awar rom vaHon wtdlll .ni J'mm CofTpary' The award was given the Vanoss chapter for outstanding work in conser- Ada I Th aecePted fhe eheek certificate at SCS headquarters in J i3 i'li. left' Vice-Chairman of the Pontotoc County Soil Conservation District, presented the EDITOR'S NOTE: Mrs. Lois Clifford, WEEKLY correspondent from the Lula community, is a patient in Valley View Hospital. Mrs. Clifford's condition, after surgery, is reported to be fair.. Mrs. S. J. Markley, former Stonewall correspondent for the WEEKLY, is also a patient at Valley View. We would like to wish both Galley-Vanting Around The County ladies a speedy recovery. OIL CENTER By MRS. MINNIE LEWIS Mrs. Melva Gray has been Ul and Mrs. Pearl Gray took her to 1 her doctor Monday. Mrs. Helen Kendall and M r s. Cloreta Gray and Mrs. Minnie Lewis were shopping in Ada Mon- day afternoon. Mrs. Anna Mae Sutton and chil- dren and Mrs. Lona Soward vis- ited Mrs. Ruth Sutton Tuesday afternoon and attended the show- er for Mrs. Loretta Perrine. Mrs. Clinnie Crow and Mrs. Minnie Lewis were visiting Mrs. Loretta Perrine Tuesday after- Mrs. Clinnie Crow and Mrs. Minnie Lewis Christmas shopped in Shawnee Friday. Those visiting in the Lewis home Sunday were Don Roberts and Sondra Garrett. Patsy Odom spent the weekend with Airs. Vera Roberts. Also vis- iting her were Mr. and Mrs. Don Roberts of Oklahoma City. Mrs. Cloreta Gray and Mrs. Helen Kendall have been heading feed for Willie Isaacs this week. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gray and children made a business trip to Oklahoma City Sunday. They al- so had supper Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray and the group attended singing at Center Friday night. There were 77 in attendance at Sunday school and church Sun- day. Rev. B. V. Pendley had charge of both services Karl Til- ley had charge of Sunday school and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wil- son and children from Oklahoma City were visitors at church. The Summers Chapel Home Demonstration Club had a call meeting Wednesday to plan their cook book which will be out soon. Those present for the meeting were Mrs. Dessie Light, Mrs. Sarah Robinson, Mrs. Effie Lamb, Mrs. Ruby Wood, Mrs. Cloreta Gray, Mrs. Johnny Quails, Mrs. Minnie Lewis and Mrs. Wanda Lamb. The two little Standridge boys are spenting a few days with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Robertson of Pauls Valley as their mother is employed at Blue Bell Inc. Mr, and Mrs. Gene Standridge attended the funeral services held for Joe McCurley Sunday in Pauls Valley. He was killed, in a car accident. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Burk Sr. visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook Sunday night. Bob Page visited the Cooks Monday. (Continued on page two)
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