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   Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 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 12 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1960 NO. 34 County Pecan Show Draws TOD Entries i Early Entries This year's pecan and pecan foods show was sponsored by the Thursday, with more than a hun- First National Bank and Trust dred entries already in place at 9 Company and the Oklahoma State a. m. A The Pontotoc County pecan and pecan foods show was kicked off to an impressive start early a. m. Long rows of tables inside the Herndon Building, 121 South Townsend. Ada, were rapidly fill- ing with exhibits of all varieties of pecans and pecan foods before judges arrived at 10 a. m. C. H. Hailcy. Pontotoc County agent, said quality of pecans, black walnuts and foods of all descriptions appeared to be out- standing. Blue ribbon winners Bank of Ada. Interest in the. show was wide- spread when it was first an- nounced a month ago, as Pontotoc County's million dollar pecan crop reached the peak of harvest, and the show committee started con- tacting growers, early entries of all varieties began stacking up at the office of the county agent. The show committee this year will exhibit at the state pecan was composed of Dr. L. W. Cheek, show in Stillwater December 13. i (Continued on Page Four) Range Conservation Stamp Will Be Issued By U. S. Post Office Department Conservation leaders here drawing. "Trail by looking forward to issuance Russell, the distinguished (lie world's first ranae conserva-i artist of western life. The other lion postage stamp by the Post! part shows a modern range con- Office Department in Salt Lake City, Utah. C. C. Buxton, chair- side.) man of the Pontotoc County Soil Conservation District said to- day. The scrvation scene. (Sec picture in- The new stamp, C. C. Buxton said, symbolized the development commemorative 4-! of conservation from the i nf 1 nG rent stamp, printed in 3 .to today s seienluic management will be issued February 2 at the techniques. PACKAGING 'EM FOR BIG SHOW: Ponfotoc County pecans took the spotlight Thurs- day the big show held in the Herndon Building, Ada. Above County Agent C. H. Hai- ley, left, is shown pouring up a one-pound exhibit for an early-morning entrant who has lust registered with Mrs. Nolen Dyer, foreground. A hundred and five entries in the show were already on display at 9 a. m. (WEEKLY American Society of Range Man-. annual meeting at Salt Those who are interested in a "first-day a souvenir en- Lnke City. The stamp will go on sale at velope. can mail addressed en- Ihc post office here on the Pllls a money order or lowing day. February 3. certified check for the number of The stamp is in two parts. One stamps required to the postmast- pnrt is a reproduction of the fa- (Continued on oage two) WEARY PACK: Even the best of wolf hounds can get tuckered out after a hard night of running. And even a eon- firmed hound-dog man may feel a bit of weariness after an all night run. L. N. Skaggs, shown above with a roped-in portion of his pack, says he sleeps very little, even if he's home in bed, if his hounds are out chasing wolves in the can- When yon below his home. "I'll stay awake a'nd listen as long as they're in he said. "It's kind of hard on me. man gets up in years, he needs a pretty good dab of sleep now and then." (WEEKLY Old Time Hunter Recalls Hard Winters Years Ago In "Hills Of Rackum Sack" V By ERIC ALLEN It was a cold night for early j December, with frost shining in tlie woods like foxfire under the I light of the climbing moon. 'Twenty-odd packs of hounds were on the loose in the rolling hills around Ten Acre Rock, but for two hours straight they hadn't done much running. Their owners, sprawled out on makeshift bunks on the huge out- cropping, figured it was a night for spinning yarns. At such midnight conclaves of fox and wolf hunters, the talk usually concerns exploits of hounds and hound-dog men. That night, however, it wasn't so. L. N. Skaggs was holding forth on hard winters he had endured in the mountains of Arkansas. "I was born in the hills of Rack'um Sack, where 'possums run under the rocks and scrape the hair off their Skaggs will say today. And he will laugh- ingly admit that not a man in the crowd believed what he said Cotton Growers Will Vote On Quotas Dec. 13 Cotton growers will vote De- cember 13 in their annual referen- dum to determine whether to use a system of marketing quotas for the upcoming crop of upland cot- tion. Chairman Guy Pegg of the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee an- nounced today. If approved in the referendum, the system of quotas would apply to the 1961 cotton crop. This would be the eighth successive year in which quotas have been in effect for upland cotton. Upland cotton quotas have been proclaimed by the Secretary of Agriculture or the basis of an of- ficial determination that the es- timated total supply of cotton for 1960-61 will amount to approxi- mately 21.7 million running bales, or about 3 million bales above normal. The law reqiu'res the proclamation of quotas by Oc- tober 15 in any year when the total supply exceeds normal. Quotas do not take effect, how- (Continued on page two) that night about hard winters in Arkansas. Creeks Froze Solid "It was all the truth, he says. "But it's almost past be- lieving the way trees froze and busted, making racket like earthquakes across the ridges, and the way creeks froze so solid men used them for wagon roads down to the outside world." He still talks with the expres- sive accent of a pioneer moun- tain man. (Continued on page two) PULLING TOGETHER: And pulling is the right word for it pump pulling, that The above activity was captured on film at the Richard Soutee place northwest of Roff. A bad leak developed in one of the plastic lines reaching into the 115 foot depth of well, and a mild Saturday morning looked like a good time for recruiting all avail- able hands and getting at the repair job. Available hands wen Richard himself, shown in the well-house, his mother, Marjorie Soutee, just behind him, and Mrs. Richard Soutee, who seems to be handling a large share of the chore of "pulling" by hauling the electric pump backwards on a wheelbarrow. (WEEKLY Galley-Van ting Around The County JESSE By MRS. E. O. HUMPHERS Mrs. Don and Christy shopped in Ada .Monday. Mrs. E. O. Humphers attended business and did some shopping also. Mrs. Lloyd Lynch and Mrs. Curtis were shopping in Ada Mon- day. Lloyd was babysitting in the car with his grandson, Randy Curtis. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Winton took his sister, Mrs. Brooks, to the doctor Monday. Rev. and Mrs Bill Foster and children of Tultle visited Mr. and Mrs. Shellenberger last Tuesday. Mrs. Foster and children visited her mother, Mrs. Nickles in Atoka while Bill hunt- ed deer. Friday they came back to Shellenbergers and picked up pecans and had a nice visit. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hough have moved to their new home in Stone- wall. SEEN A location for a oil well being made ready on the Floyd Underbill property. Tuesday of this week Mrs. D. Hill. Patty and Mark of Prague and Mrs. Billie Phillips visited Mrs. Shellenberger. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Daniel of Ada had Thanksgiving supper with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Brady, For the noon meal Mr. and Mrs. Brady had as their guests her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart of McLish and Mrs. Lizzie Barrett of Stonewall. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brady and family and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brudy and family visited during the day. A week ago Sunday night Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Pharr visited the Brady s. The deer hunters from this area were Marshall McGhee and Morris, L. D. Brady, Deaborn Weller, and Joe Weller. I haven't heard if anvone killed a deer. Lance Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Brady, was admitted to Valley View Hospital, where he underwent a tonsillectomy operation. At last report he was doing fine. Dustin spent the day and night with his grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Brady. Eldon Humphers left Sunday morning for Pueblo, Colo., after a week's vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Humphers, Eldon Sawyers and Kaye Phillips of Harden City. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Thomason had Thanksgiving dinner with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Heatley of with him and stopped there to visited her mother, Mrs. Estes. A week ago Monday Max Thomas made a business trip toi .Atoka. Mrs. Thomas, Amy and! Anita went as far as Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holder and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Dean Weller and family and their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pat Hold- er. The Wellers and Pat returned (he visit on Saturday. (Continued en page two)   

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