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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mai! in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 10 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1960 NO. Chain Slinging Baby Walnut Huller Goes Into Operation. At Gaar Corner Something new in the way of mechanized "babies" moved onto the rural scene in Pontotoc Coun- ty this week. This "baby" has a voarcious ap- petite, and what it feeds on is walnut hulls. It seems likely that this steel- ribbed contraption will put behind for keeps the old methods of staining and wearing out human hands, at least in the black wal- nut trade. Vaughn Potter of Gaar Corner thinks it's the only mech- anized walnut huller seen in this area to date. The noisy but highly efficient machine was hard at work at Pot- ter's place Wednesday. It is housed in a compact frame with a hopper for pouring in walnuts and a conveyor to off-bear the to chain-blast the tenacious ex- teriors off thirty-five or forty thousand pounds of walnuts day. "That's a rough Pot- ter said, looking at the machine with evidence of amazement even after two days of close associa- tion. "But look at the hulled wal- nuts we've already sacked up. In two days' time we've gone through a big portion of one hun- dred thousand pounds." The walnut huller isn't what ap- pears to be a highly complicated machine. Potter slid back a panel of the hood while the machine was running and revealed its working parts. It takes two gaso- line engines to furnish power for operation. .one motor to pull the conveyor and the other to run a high-speed shaft. The shaft has bolted-on chains which flip around inside a steel- ribbed "drum" or chest. In this ease the "drum" can be seen through like the skeleton ribs of a long-dead dinosaur. Ends of the chains, flapping loose at ter- rific speed, hurl walnuts against (Continued on page two) Weight Gains AreTabulated In Beef Jest Top-quality cattle from Ponto- toc County showed impressive j weight gains last Friday at the 56 day weighing period held at the performance test station, Mur- ray State College, Tishomingo. Cattle included in the weight performance test are weighed and checked every 28 days during the 140 day test period. The 181 bulls in the test showed an av- erage daily gain of 2.77 pounds. The total weight gain for the 56 days was pounds, with pounds of concentrates be- ing consumed. The test showed that 5.63 pounds of concentrates were consumed per pound of gain. (Continued on page two) WALNUT HULLER: Something new in the way of handling a bumper crop of black walnuts was started this week by Vaughn Potter at Gaar Corner. Above he and his crew are shown beside the first mechanized walnut huller seen in this area. A compact machine with a hopper and conveyor, the huller operates on the principle of high-speed agi- tation of walnuts inside a steel-ribbed cylinder. A shaft with chains attached runs inside the circle of the ribs at ter- rific speed, forcing hulls out against the hood and thus to a conveyor. The hulled walnuts are forced out a spout at the front. On the left is Potter. Man in the big hat is Lloyd Burk. Right is S. H. Muncy. See other picture inside. (WEEKLY Death Claims Roff Merchant Wednesday Dorsey L. Rice. 91. former Roff resident, died Wednesday in Law- ton after an extended Services, under direction of (Continued on page two) Cotton Growers Retain Program Cotton growers across Pontotoc places in the county. Thirty-two County voted Tuesday to keep were cast, and the referen- upland cotton program in effect dum camcd a maJority of for 1'Kil. Ballots in the annual referen- 1 dum were cast at six polling i thirty-one votes to one. In a change from the programs COUNTY PECANS PLACE HIGH AT BIG STATE SHOW Seven pecan growers from Pon- totoc County moved into win- ning places this week at the State Pecan show held at. Stillwater. The lineup of winners show im- Visitors Give Vanoss International Flavor DRESSING IT UP: Putting the finishing touches on i Christmas tree can Its peril- ous moments, especially if eager small fry arc doing the job. Their very exuberance is likely to undo what has been done. But what of it? Decorating again is fun. Above is shown a group of primary pupils in the room of Mrs. Casper Duffer at Fitzhugh school. They're crowding around the tree and hanging candy, and all eagerly looking forward to the big community Christmas program which will bt held at the ichcol Thursday night, Dec. 22. (WEEKLY ______________ AhloSO Church (Continued on page two) I (Continued on page two) GRAND CHAMPION WINNER: Mrs. R. B. Tiffin, left, who won the grand champion honors in pecan pies at the State Pecan Show at Stillwater, is shown with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Hooks in County Agent's office a day before the show. Mrs. Tiffin lives at Vanoss. Mrs. Hooks, right, lives in Ada. Both entered a variety of pecan foods in the state show, including nut bread, pecan pies, nut rolls and salted pecans. Mrs. Hooks also entered divinity fudge and pralines. (WEEKLY pner read a Christmas poem and Mrs. Audrey Treas led the group in singing Christmas carols. Secret pals By W. L. KNICKMEYER That international crossroads, Vanoss School, has; been playing host for the last couple of weeks to two HOluS visiting educators, one from Jordan in the Middle East and one from Surinam in South America. Both are in the United States under the program __ o........... __ of the International Cooperation Administration. Both; school Of tne Ahloso First arrived at the same time, about four months ago, spent j Baptist church held their an- a month in Washington. D.C., in orientation, then came r-' together to Oklahoma where they are enrolled in the school of agricultural education at Oklahoma State Uni- versity, Stillwater. Both men are government employes in their own countries, since both countries have centralized school systems. And, since coming here, both have evidenced a strong liking for Oklahoma pecans. But at that point, the similarities end. Rudolf Tjon (pronounced Chon) is a Chinese and a teacher of agriculture in Surinam. Ibrahim Orrar, an Arab, is an assistant inspector of education in Jordan. So their interests in Vanoss diverge a little though not much. Omaiv is interested in the vocational agriculture program in the county school, to be sure; but he spends much time visiting other classes as well. And Tjon, while he's taking a comprehensive look at the system and visiting various classes on all levels, is primarly concerned with the vo ag department of Pat Gallup and Clem Stone. Exotic Products Jordan's climate, Omar notes, is about like California's. So the Jordan crops, while they include most of those raised here, also in- clude more exotic products. Along with the wheat and barley and sesame, Omar lists the bananas and citrus fruits of the Jordan valley, and pomegranates and dates. 'But not the kind of dates you have he inserts. "The kind you eat, rot the boy-and-girl kind." (Incidentally, a taste for pun- ning is another similarity: Tjon, with one eye on calorics, observes that all the pecans he's been eat- ing have been going to The principal difference be- tween American and Arab schools, Omar goes on, is that the Jordan system doesn't take any nonsense from its students. Schooling is compulsory from the age of 6 to 15. But promotion from grade to grade depends on performance. Pnrtw rurry The Dm.cas and Sunday naual Christmas party in the fel- lowship room at the church Tuesday evening. December 13. A short bnsiness meeting was held. Mrs. Cecil Blankenship gave aiid" Uiey "would to the devotional. Mrs. Frances Woman Blinded by Snow Drives Car Into Boggy Creek By MRS. SIMON PATTON turned south at Frisco, probably Mrs. V. A. Johnson was aroused being blinded by the snow and from her crocheting by a knock and drove off into Boggy night k at the ,ow brid the door on the door Saturday Mrs. Holloway was at uic i and said she was having a bit of she car trouble. Mrs. Johnson told Mrs. Holloway that Mr. Johnson was at their son's home next It had been raining and just coming to a quick halt, seeing what she had done. The water was about 3 or 4 feet deep. V. A. and A. R. Johnson went to pull her out. Mr. Johnson said gone the length of would n the before dark snow was falling. Mrs. Holloway was en route to Fitts- still-rising creek. The water was (Continued on page two) PECAN LOVERS Visiting educators from Surinam and Jordan, taking a look at the Vanoss school system, find the local pecans very much to their taste. When the Vanoss vo ag teachers broke out some of their prized pecan exhibits, the visitors weren't content just to look. They immediately cracked some and ate them. Left to right in the photo Pat Gallup, Vanoss; Rudolf Tjon, Surinam; Ibrahim Omar, Jordan; and Clem Stone, Vanoss. (NEWS Staff Gal ley-Van ting Around The County HART j Leon Hughcy of Mrs. Harold Haines and Mr. and Mrs. Griffith as 'visited awhile Wednesday after-ael of Union Hill and Mrs. Joe By MRS. ALVIE L. GRIFFITH noon with Mr. and Mrs" A. L. Summers of Pickett visited Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stanfield Griffith. viaited awhile Sunday evening. with Mrs.- Rav Cantwcll. j Mrs. E. V. Ownbey and Mrs. Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack B- B- Own bey were visitors Thurs- spent Wednesday in Ron with clay afternoon in the home of Mrs. Mrs. Sampson Summers. Perriman. Evert Summers Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ownbey were Thursday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Griffith. Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack they were on their way to a wedding shower honoring Miss Sue Wyckoff and Crafton King. Mrs. M. P. Gwnbey was a vis- itor of Mrs. J. E. Dunn Thursday. Miss May Johnson visited Fri- spent a while Thursday evening day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hatcher. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dansby were also there. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Johnson vis- ited Saturday night with Mrs. G. Johnson and May. Herbert Griffith and Gene vis- ited Saturday morning in the Al- vie Griffith home. Charles and Arvis Griffith, stu- dents at Oklahoma State Univer- sity spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and'Mrs. Arno Grif- fith; and sister, Shirley. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summers of Pickett and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Summers of Gaar Corner were Sunday evening visitors of Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack. Mrs. Grant Johnson has been on the sick list during the past week. The Hart Home Demonstration Club members met Monday for an all day meeting and lunch in the home of Mrs. J. S. Slan- field. Christmas gifts were ex- changed following the business session of the meeting. LULA By MRS. LOIS CLIFFORD Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leader, Diana and Donna, Mrs. Lois Clifford and John ate dinner Tues- day with Mrs. Marcine Brooks of Ada. Mrs. Clifford went to the doc- tor. Thomas Fortner, the school bus driver for Lula school, had sur- gery Monday night. He had rup- (Continued on two)
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