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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1966, Ada, Oklahoma THE PAPER WITH PERSONALITY- BIGGEST READING BUY IN OKLAHOMA ByMailin Ponfofoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 66TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1966 8 PAGES NO. 5 Vietnam Battles By DON COOK "We were chasing retreating Viet Cong when my buddy, Wil- son, hit the-deck for cover. I lit for cover, too, but when I looked at Wilson, he had a hole in his head." This, sobering account of bat- tle in Vietnam was told by Marine Corporal Donald L. Northcutt, Adan, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam. Northcutt, 22, Is on a 30-day leave, visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert North- cutt, 813 West 2nd, Ada. The! ners poured in fire, but by the time we got to the hut, it was empty. "Blood was everywhere. .We finally spotted a 'trail of blood leading off into the jungle. We followed it into a clearing where the only cover was a clump of dead bushes with a dike around it. Before advancing, .we poured major .air strip on the beach. Northcutt said the Marines maintained a camp perimeter about 10 miles around the strip. Northcutt's outfit.was ,K Com- pany, Third Battalion, 7th Ma- rine Regiment. Northcutt said during his duty at Chu Lai, his company was in- volved in 11 major, operations CUll oi-> wesL inu, nua. young Marine has seven more my nose and hand, wm e the a lot of fire into the cover.' against the Viet Cong. He was We walked on and the only, directly involved in. the breakup thing I saw was a leg and aj0f the Quang Ngai province, closed hand sticking, out. I saw; which had- been controlled by the hand opening, and Viet Cong for 20 years, it might be a grenade, yelled and ducked. The shrapnel hit months of duty but will spend that time at a base in South Carolina. His action days are over. dike protected the rest of my body." It was an American- made weapon, he said. ,et. Northcutt said the steel was He was awarded the Purple; pulled out of his hand and he Heart after being wounded by stayed in the .field for the re- grenade shrapnel that nicked; mainder of the mission. Other, his nose and pierced his hand, 'members of the patrol also suf- He tells the story: "One of fered shrapnel injuries. Don Northcutt is pictured at his home here last weak. He holds a South Vietnamese national flag. (NEWS Staff Photo) _________ our helicopters spotted six Viet Cong going into a hut. We were signaled while the 'copter gun- Northcutt's main -tour of duty in Vietnam was at Chu Lai for 11 months. Chu Lai has a new, Audit Procedure Holds City Council Spotlight Auditing practices for the City of Ada came under discussion at Monday night's City Council meeting. When the lengthy discussion had- run- its .course, .the council had voted' to retain the Ada ac- counting firm of Griffin and Home, certified public accoun- tain Griffin and Home to pro- tants, to nandle the city's an- nual audit. This has been done in. recent years by the Okia- homa City firm of Prigmore vide a "continuous" audit for the city. This additional service will cost ?250 per month. During the .course of the dis- and Baker. The 'thislcussion, "some-surprising de- service is per year. The council then voted to re- Oklahoma Working Toward Hog Cholera Eradication velopments took place. Francis Project Grant Approved A grant of for a sewer system at Francis was approv- ed Friday by the Department of the Interior, according to a aangei5 m vicuumi. telegram received by the Ada the civilian farmers tote rifles, Npwc fhirmca maHo In one operation, four of his company were killed and 40 wounded. His group earned the title "Purple Heart .Company." In a typical encounter, a Ma- rine company was advancing across an open rice field to a section where Viet Cong known to have a base. North- cutt said he and his company flanked right around another smaller rice field and caught the enemy staging an ambush for another group in the open. "There were about 250 of them and we started to mow -'em down. Many retreated but they left about 10 machine 'gunners for cover. "Many in our company were wounded or said North- cutt. The young soldier said the Viet Cong are just one of many dangers in Vietnam. He said Evening News. Russian or Chinese made, and Photo) Ned Biffle and Dr. Welborn study the effect of herbicide on weeds at the airport. (WEEKLY The grant will be made to the fire at U. S. soldiers but rarely i Francis Public Works much damage.. for construction of an outfall j ,The natives are carrjers 0( sewer and oxidation pond, esti- j ia water is another source mated to cost The authority., was..formed n Oct.-12, 1965, purpose of providing such a sewage dis- OKLAHOMA CITY Okla- homa is officially in Phase II of the hog cholera eradication program to become the 47th state to progress beyond the first or preparatory phase of the four-phase cooperative erad- ication, program. Hog cholera, a virus disease ing of "mistrust" and "some doubt" and "a great deal of dissatisfaction" in .relation to certain city affairs. He said "a lot" of people had discussed it with him. He referred specifi- cally to "meter reading" and .accounting for fuads from "parking meters." Hougas said official status in regard to Jus thought a contjnous audit lUUlX v One Hougas, posal system. Members stated there was a general feel- Harry Chambers, chairman, v i TJn-r-ftr-n-n TTiTnono PoHv Carlo's Harrison, Eugene Petty and Bob Hooser. Ralph Delaney, Ada, is con- sulting engineer for the project. program has been received from the U. S: Department of Agri- culture's Animal Health Divi- sion of the Agricultural Re- search Service, Lew Meibergen, Oklahoma State Board of Agri- culture president, announced. A total of 49 states and Puerto which affects swine only, are now enrolled in the U. S. hog producers about cooperative campaign to wipe million a year in death losses and necessary vaccination costs. The cooperative eradication pro- gram is designed to wipe out the disease, eliminate the need for vaccination and thus do away with this continuing cost. Notice of Oklahoma's present out hog cholera, a costly swine disease. Three states are in of malaria and sometimes we have' to drink polluted-water and use a pill for purification. Still, many soldiers get the dis- ease. Intestinal parasites are another problem." A NEWS reporter asked North- cutt what he thought about U.S. demonstrations for getting out of Vietnam: "At first we ot Vietnam: ursc The authority planned to fi- lh ht it was all a big jokt _ _. nance the remainder of the. unti] one Marine got a letter cost of construction by issuance, from his parents saying tney of revenue bonds. hppn threatened something he thought was a way to dispense with these doubts. He said he thought city employes were doing a "fairly good job" and a new WASHINGTON (AP) The auditing system was for their Agriculture Department says! USDA Says Beef Is Still Meat Favorite etUUILIllK a LCIH ao AWI protection. j beef is expected to continue in- City Manager J. B. Davidson definitely as the consumer's fav- ewhere then suggested the possibility, orite meat choice. .had been threatened something would happen to them if he I didn't get out of Vietnam. It suddenly became a serious mat- ter." Northcutt said he agrees com- pletely with the national Viet- namese policy. "The battle has to be fought of a grand jury to allay any suspicions. Davidson said he was "a little puzzled" by sug- gestions relative to the audit. Phase I; 23 states, including He said he felt they placed peo- Oklahoma, are in Phase II; !ple who handle city funds under eight are in Phase III, and Hi "something of a cloud." are in Phase IV. i He felt a ground jury would Dr. J. H. Brashear, an excellent way to "clear (Continued on Page Four) i (Continued on.Page Two) "Beef has high consumer pre- said a report on long- term prospects of meat produc- tion. "This (preference) is not likely to change in the foresee- able future." The department said develop-! ment of lower-priced vegetable; protein substitutes for meat does they have to be stopped somewhere, so might as well be there. I think A strange pilot on a cross-i of the Ada Airport Commission, the most overlooked practices; a jet spray device that covered country flight might be forgiv- Biffle and commission members---------- ahn.it en a double doubletake as he go together. They evolved a makes a final approach at the! long-term agricultural agree- Ada Airport these days. merit. He is likely to notice assorted1 The idea was to improve ap- agricultural equipment at work.. warances at the airport and And, while the installation' perhaps let Biffle and the city enjoys a certain fame with the realize some returns Te.cty flying fraternity, it may en- hance its reputation one of these days as a demonstration area for "agricultural practices. Time, modern science and the energetic Ned Biffle have wrought some sweeping changes. Biffle entered into an agricul- Australia has troops in agreement with the City (Continued on Page Two) of Ada concerning the MOacras Sneaky Joe Is OC Horse Show Sneaky Joe, red dun stal- any. direction lion owned by Leroy Wartchow, Route 1, Fitzhugh, picked up five top trophies at the Western Heights Quarter the airport site. The Conservation Service is assist- ing. The airport has always been fine for landing planes and that sort of thing. But, it certainly I wasn't much for looks. There a certain amount of .debris j around. The area is red-clay ;and sand that is what you saw when you looked in almost any. direction red clay and sand with a few unhappy Horse Show in Oklahoma City last week. The top stud, 15 hands high with four white stockings and a bald face, picked up Ail- Around honors, the Aged Stud Champion, the pleasure class, the pole-bending competition and the roping trophy. The animal has an impressive background. He was sired by Joe Must Go and is out of Lady Wells, from the famous' JA Horse Ranch in Texas. The five-year-old weighs in at about pounds, Wartchow said. His first show was last week's. "We thought he would doi weeds seeing if it was worth their while to grow. some attempts had been made at securing bermuda cover and other more produc- tive growth. further the project in a hurry. Biffle allowed as how he .could herbicide. agreed to participate in the cost of fertilizer, sprigging bsr- muda, seeds, etc. The program began last fall when approximately 50 acres of yellow hop seed were drilled in "at the airport. Early this spring, a total of 100 acres was sprigged in com- mon bermuda and hit with a heavy lacing of fertilizer. Anoth- er 19 acres had a 'reasonable base of bermuda, established from previous efforts, and over- seeding with bermuda was ap- plied there. Results are already apparent. The airport is literally a sea of green. Biffle and countered a body had foreseen. A fine crop of "volunteer, vetch appeared, obviously a seed crop from an earlier planting. The bermuda is doing hand- somely and to insure the future even more, Biffle attacked the inevitable influx of weed with you can imagine. It would- be hard to 'estimate how much good a widespread spraying pro- gram would do in this county." Kenneth Yoakum, work units conservationist for the SCS, is in hearty agreement with Bif- fle's views. "It's the Yoakum said. Biffle said he used two quarts of four-pound herbicide to 100 gallons of water. Biffle used a 50-foot swatch, throwing about 12 gallons psr acre, covering the ground at a speed of six miles per hour. He says one gallon of chemical is sufficient mix to adequately treat 14 acres for weeds. he said, "that's pretty low cost for weed control any- way you look at it." Biffle added that even contract spray- (Continued on Page Four) the city also en- windfall that no- "J'll tell he says. 1U1 U1C1 fjiuji-v-L, in nwi.j. v Dr. Orange Welborn, chairman "'spraying for weeds is one ot Sneaky fay Leroy "Cotton" Wartchow, poses for his Staff Photo) really 'Wartchow said. He describes Sneaky Joe's dis- position as "very good." That's important for Wartchow since he uses the horse daily on a 800-acre ranch, 10 miles south of Ada. Wartchow, who raised Sneaky Joe from a colt, is foreman of the ranch owned' by Kermit Schafer, Oklahoma City. Sneaky Joe, who'has serviced 39 mares this'year, is a 6entle horse ridden often by Wart- Ronnie, 10. He and his wife Charlene, also have two daughters, Carla and Connie. Mike Golden And Marilyn Perkins Win Camp Honors Two Pontotoc County 4-H j films' and held a marshmallow 'members'were named the that night. The second standing boy and girl junior day, they went to Lake Texoma leaders at the annual 4-H Camp'. Lodge, took excursion boat Thursday. Marilyn rides and had a picnic lunch. Ada, and Mike Golden, to camp, the citizen- Hill, received the honor. Ap- proximately 190 4-H members from Murray, McClain, Cleve- land." and Pontotoc counties at- tended the three-day camp; ship workshop was held by the National Citizenship winner from Norman and girls presented a lesson on equipment around the world were 'food iliUCll LI 1C nil iiy. iv.i'i< -r------ The camp is held each night each of the eight at O.U. Biological Station near Indian tribes presented a skit. Lake Texoma. The group ar- rived at the camp on May. 31 and stayed until "Thursday. The group 'checked into rooms the 'first day, organized'into Indian !tribes, Vent, saw group i I Films were shown 'the Thursday morning before swim- ming. Those who attended from. Pon- totoc County include Gary Wall, (Continued on Page Two) Shown here is a Bermuda runner at the- Ada Municipal Air- port. It't about three-ftet long. (WEEKLY Photo)
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