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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Hoyl'tia Buv i in Oklahoma By Mai! in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties 10 Only Per Year Combined With The Ado Times-Democrat iOTH YEAR 12 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER NO. 35 Byng Community Plans Annual Christmas Party The annual Byng Community Christmas party will be held Tnursday night, December 15, in the school cafeteria. Serving will begin at p.m. Each woman is asked to bring a dish of food ready to serve. For additional details concerning ilie food call Mrs. Bobbie Weath- erly at FE 2-3152 or Mrs. Mel- vir. Williams, FE 2-7454. Also each woman attending is asked to bring a gift, cost not in exceed and these will be exchanged by the women fol- lowing the serving. Everyone in the school district is invited. No invitations will be sent. AWARD TIME: Panny Teel, Roff, standing cenier, is shown just before she presented tht Asa Hutchmson awards to Martha Herion, Roff, and Mike Tiffm, Vanoss at the 4-H Achievement Banquet held Monday night at East Central Col- lege, Ada. The two awardi are offctred annually by Mr. and Mrs. Asa Hutchinson for outstanding exhibits at the Ron- fc- totoc County Free Fair. Panny herself took a state award at the achievement banquet Bell Telephone. (WEEKLY bond presented by Second Weighing Is Held Friday In Beef Tests Friday. December 9 is the 56- day weighing period in the beef performance tests being conduct- ed at Murray State Agricultural College, Tishomingo. The performance test program, conducted in co-operation with national and the Oklahoma State GOOD SPACING: The need for adequate spacing of trees, and also for clean ground to speed up harvesting of pecans, was pointed out this week By Agent C. H. Hailey. Above Hailey is shown in a neat, well-spaced grove near Frisco. See picture inside for contrast. (WEEKLY (Continued on page two) Ada Farm And Ranch Club Will Convene This Month At Room Of Mclish School The regular monthly meeting i Ranch Club, hut non-members of the Ada Farm and Ranch Club; who wish to attend are asked to Pontotoc Don will be held Thursday night, De-1 call C. H. Hailey, cember 15 in the lunchroom at' County Agent, or Dr. McLish school. liams for reservations. Guest speaker at the meeting, i "We want to be sure we'll have which will get underway at 7 p.! enough food refreshments on m., will be Houston Ward, ex-i Dr. Williams said. "The tension economist from Oklaho-1 only way to do that is to know ma State University at Stillwater.! how many are planning to attend. Dr. Don Williams, president of So non-members who want to join the Farm and Ranch Club, says! us for the meeting are asked to Mr. Ward has just returned from' phone for reservations a few days the big livestock conference at j ahead of time." Washington. D. C. Mr. Ward's j speech at McLish will concern the livestock outlook for 1961. I The Ada Farm and Ranch Club j has been a growing organization j since it started about a year ago. j One important phase of the club's j activities has been the sched- uling of meetings in rural areas! farms in Pontotoc County should right at the grassroots of farm-i receive official notice of their ing and ranching in Oklahoma's 1961 farm acreage famous limestone country. 'through the mail Ada Firm Offers Low Bid On Boggy Project COALGATE (Special) J. L Putnam and Sons, Ada, were the' successful bidders on construe- lion of two upstream flood control dams in the Upper Clear Boggy district here Wednesday. The Ada firm was low bidder on the contract with a bid of 027.27. Engineer'.; estimate on the project was Upper Clear Boggy Conservancy District officials accepted the Putnam bid. Sites involved, Nos. 35 and :iS, are in Pontotoc County, 4-H ACHIEVEMENT BANQUET AT ADA DRAWS BIG CROWD llla.r6hallA L "7 eunon rtAco A family reunion and birthday celebration was held in the Jim and Sid Marshall home at Fris- co Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Marshall of Woodlake, California, visiting with the brothers and sisters, de- cided to kill two birds with one stone: Have a family get-togeth- er and also celebrate the birth- days. Bent Marshall will be 76 12th of December. Mrs. R. (Continued on page two) County Cotton Farmers Will Receive Allotments All operators of upland cotton! farm operator will receive only allotments within the next Purpose of the club is to main-: few df.ys, Chariman Guy Pegg of Jain widespread interest, in the the county Agricultural Stabili-j growing of better livestock. Sev-! zation and Conservation commit-' eral months ago the club spon- tee said thU wci-1-. sored a tour of this area by' Growers will vote at local poll- northern cattle feeders, and the ing places Tuesday. December 13, tour was puyicized extensively in: on the upland cotton program for all surrounding s'ates. !l961, and allotments are being Supper for those who attend the mailed to reach all meeting at McLish will bt served fore referendum by members of the lunch-room said. staff. The meeting is not closed In a change from the programs to members of the Ada Farm and in effect for 1959 and 1960, each one allotment for 1961. This will represent the farm's share of the national upland cotton acreage allotment of 18'.2 million acres. The allotment determines the effect of marketing quotas on the individual farm. Pegg points out. If marketing quotas talke ef- fect as a result of a two-thirds favorable vote in the referendum, cotton from compliance farms may be marketed without penalty growers be-; ancl is eligible for the full avail- quotas arc disapproved, c Two hundred area youths, par- ents and sponsors from Ada and surrounding towns were on hand in the Terrace Room of the East Central College Student Union building Monday night for the an- ual 4-H Achievement Banquet. The program was kicked off at 7 p. m., with James Lucas, 4-H leader from Roff, as master of ceremonies. The banquet was sponsored by the Ada Kiwanis Club. Invocalion was by Carol Gray. Dewayne Coffey. Latta, led the 4-H Club ritual and gave a report of his trip to Ihe 4-H Club Con- gress, after which Lucas intro- _ ance with the acreage allotment (Continued on page two) duced guests and sponsors. Those of the extension staff present were C. H. Hailey, Pontotoc Coun- ty agent, Emerson Black, as- sistant agent, and Martha Mote, Home Demonstration agent for Pontotoc County and Margaret Stettler, assistant HD agent. The program included presenta- tion of awards for outstanding work in all phases of 4-H Club activities. An impressive number of boys and girls throughout the county were presented achieve- ment certificates and medals by the Greater Ada Kiwanis Club and business-men sponsors. The Asa Hutchinson Awards for outstand- ing exhibits at the Pontotoc Coun- ty Free Herion, Vanoss. Fair Roff, went to Martha and Mike Tiffin, Marshall of Woodlake will be 80 the years young Present w Marion Marshall, Mr. Bent Marshall. Mr. 20th. Mr. and and and Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Tom Henry. Mrs. Pat Campbell and Mike, Mr. and Mrs. Ken- "SAY, YOU NAGS! Get a load of that feller coming yonder! Couldn't be a quail hunter, could he? He's climbing that fence, though. Look! Got his pants hung! I know who that jasper is now. One of them camera hounds. Never saw one yet that could climb a fence without ripping his britches. I'll swear Looks like us horses can't ever climb out on the sun deck and get a little peice and quiet.Always a camera hound out after floating art Get your leg down back there, Maud! Confound it, didn't you hear that (WEEKLY State awards, 'presented by i Harold Swink and Panny were as follows: Safety, Carol June Timmons, Latta, who was presented a bond, sponsored by Folgers Cof- fee Company. A bond, spon- sored by the John A. Brown Com- pany of Oklahoma City for out- standing achievement in HD work, went to Kay Haliburton, Al- len. Kay also won a bond in electric, sponsored by 0 G E. The award for outstanding county 4-H secretary went to Vir- ginia Bailey, daughter of T. C. Bailey, Francis. The 4-H Alumni Awards at the banquet were presented by Mrs. Wesley Brantley and Carrel Bryant. Others receiving certificates and medals are as follows: GIRLS County Certificates Nancy Clary, Panny Tee, Kath- leen Harris, Carolyn Hinkle, Car- oi Timmons, Cheryl Melton, Kay Haliburton, Donna Isaacs, Freda Ward, Shirley Howell. Martha Young, Birtie Bar- ton, Barbara Huddleston, Carol Howell, Shirley Griffith, Linda Brady, Norma Stevens, Judy Smith, Carol Dearman, Mary Jo Sanders, Mary Jo Morrison, Mar- iiyn Blansett, Sherri Witherspoon, Kay Robbins. Carol Gray, Betty Wallace, Pal Hooks, Joyce Cape, Sherry Pederson, Flora Tee, Lin- da Bolin. Gayle McNinch, Kay Stevens, Sharon Crookham, Ter- ry Myers, Lawanda Young, Vir- ginia Bailey, Sharlot Shope, Jan- ice Floyd, Lorene Keeling, Ollie Legate, Eloise Timmons, Nancy Bigham, Rosetta Golden, Mary Jo Gasaway, Jenny Runyan, Peg- gy Heimer. Jean Smith, Shirley Hobbs, Sharon Wynn, Norma Sweeney, Garlene Smith, Betty Brown, Janelle Jaquess, Dixie Hector, Georgene Rowsey, Kath- ryn Biggs, Kathleen Biggs, Kar- en Biggs, Ladonna Welch, Paula Jones, Cecyl Hoosier, Paula Ho- gue, Lawanda Williams, Joyce neth Marshall, all of Stonewall; and Mrs. Ted Scribner, Wayne and Craig of Still- water; Mr. and Mrs. V. A. John- son, Jim and Sid and Jerry Mar- shall. Marion Marshall is the oldest one of the Marshall children, anc Leading Pecan Specialist Stresses Need Of Thinning Overcrowded Native Trees Fifty exhibits at the recent pe-lgest problems in this area is can and pecan foods show in Ada i overcrowding. are headed for competition tne big state show at Stillwater j December 13 and 14. Now, with the Ada show term- inated for this year and about eighty per cent of Pontatoc Coun- ty's pecan crop already harvest- ed, the attention of growers is turning to ways and means of improving their native groves. E. L. Whitehead, Extension Hor- ticulturist from Stillwater, who tj "Land that will produce 50 bushels of corn to the acre, Hailey says, "will produce a good pecan crop trees aie given adequate space. Plant food in the land that will produce that much corn will furnish a good reserve food supply for pecan trees. But when pecan trees are so close their branches touch, they're overcrowded." Hailey says now is the time of year for pecan growers to start eliminate. But overcrowding }s a serious problem. Well-spaced trees, with a clean covering of grass to facilitate harvesting, will improve production to a great de- was one of the judges at the Ada; classifying and thinning trees, saving the best producers and eliminating those which are low producers or the ones which grow inferior nuts. He says the best way to classify trees is to tag them with small strips of tin, us- ing nails long enough so that a year's bark growth won't cover the tags. Clearing out trees, giv- show, stresses the fact that ninety per cent of the total an- nual income from pecans in Ok- lahoma is derived from native nuts. In good years, the growing of pecans, both native and im- proved, is big business: but there is still much to be done in the way of improving production of native trees. this is the first time they have C. H. Hailey, Pontotoc County been home in six years. Agent, agrees that one of the big- ing other trees space, can very well become wasteful unless a grower knows which trees to E. L. Whitehead. m the follow- ing paragraphs, sums up a com- prehensive program for improve- ment: Many native pecan trees are located along creeks and river valleys where they are crowded by oaks and elms and the ground is covered with underbrush. Such competition for moisture and fer- tility often results in low yields, making it uneconomical to har- vest the crop. It is estimated that in at least 50 per cent of the native pecan areas of the state, nut production could be doubled in three years' time by using im- proved practices. These areas could be made more productive by removing all the trees other (Continued on page two) (Continued on page two) CITIZENSHIP WINNER: Kay Haliburton, Allen, standing right, is shown accepting an award at the 4-H Achievement Banquet held at East Central College Monday night. Kay w as a winner in citizenship, and also won a Home Demonstra- tion award and an electric award sponsored by OG4E. M iss Haliburton, a 4-H Round-up champion attended the Amen- can Royal show in Kansas City. Presenting awards to Kay is Reed McAlister, an official of Cities Service. (WEEKLY __________________________' Galley -Vanting Around The County HART By MRS. ALVIE L. GRIFFITH Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summers of Pickett visited a while Monday evening with Mrs. Evert Sum- mers and Mack then all of them went to Roff to see Mrs. Samp- son Summers and Mrs. 01 a Hodges, Phyllis Ann and Roberta. Mrs. M. P. Ownbey, Mrs. B. B. Ownbey and Mrs. E. V. Ownbey j visited Tuesday afternoon witbj Mrs. Grant Johnson and May. Margie and Nettie then went on to see Mrs. Addie Kelley and Mrs. Lon Hatcher. The women were working out a menu for the Christmas lunch for the Hart Home Demonstration Club, I Sampson Summers and Mrs. Ola Hodges, Phyllis Ann and Roberta. Mrs. J. S. Stanfield spent Fri- day morning with Mrs. Nannie Stanfield in Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Summers of Gaar Corner and his mother, Mrs. Evert Summers, visited a while Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Alvie L. Griffith, then went on to Roff to see Mrs, Mrs. Alva Johnson visited Fri- day afternoon with Mrs. Grant Johnson and May. John Reed of Roff came out Friday morning to tell Mr. and Mrs, E. V, Ownbey about Reed passing away. Mrs. Ownbey went to Roff later in the day to the homes of Mr. and John Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fus- sell. Miss May Johnson spent a while Friday evening with Mrs. B. B. Ownbey. Mrs. Marvin Hunt visited Sat- urday with Mrs. J. S. Stanfield. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summers of Pickett were luncheon guests Saturday of Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack. All went to Roff dur- ing the evening to visit with Mrs. Sampson Summers and Mrs. Ola Hodges, Phyllis Ann and Roberta. Alva Johnson visited Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Grant John- son and May. Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ownbey and Charles and Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Ownbey attended the funer- al services held Saturday aft- ernoon for Gene Reed. The fun- eral was conducted at Roff with burial in the Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Charles Ownbey spent Sunday with Mr. ano Mrs. E. V. Ownbey. Miss May Johnson is anticipat- ing some new neighbors soon. It is understood that Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hatcher and son plan to move into the house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stanfield. Mrs. LaRena Lathan. Poynor Spillmand and Miss Ruth Tatum of Dallas spent Sunday with Mrs. J. E. Dunn. Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cottrell. The rarest North American bird is the ivory billed woodpecker. MIDLAND By MRS. CHRIS PEDERSEN This morning seems quite cold after having such warm weath- er for the past week or so. Monday night, Mike, Sherry and I visited Jim Stinson and Grandfather Stephens in the Val- ley Vie Hospital. Jimmie fell out of a pecan tree Saturday and was seriously in- jured. Mr. Stephens was hit by a car Saturday. We hope they both improve rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. Sim Miller, Jan, Joy and Mike of Kingston visited your correspondent Wednesday and Mrs. Dora McGee visited a while Wednesday morning. Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Don Watson arrived from Panama City. Fla. Saturday Paul Peder- (Centinued page two)
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