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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1968, Ada, Oklahoma Mrs. Antoinette Huff. Leadership imagination guidance and cooperation by Naomi Knickmeyer when you try to sum up a Long and purposeful career such As mrs. Antoinette Huff s 35 years As principal of Willard school you run into a problem. Words just Arentt adequate. A the problem comments one of the school people who has worked closely with mrs. Huff a saying How you feel without sounding corny. The words that Best sum up what she a done Are the simple words a the words that May sound trite because they re used so but slowly As those who have worked with her struggle to express the importance two injured As Tornado Levels House two men were injured and a House destroyed by a Tornado that struck in the Byng Community about 4 30 p. In. Friday. Thurlow c. Clark 64, route 3, Ada was admitted to Valley View Hospital where he was reported in satisfactory condition saturday. His son Don Clark 29, also of route 3, was treated for head and face injuries and released. The elder Clark was visiting his son at the latter s residence a mile and a half Southeast of Byng school when the twister hit. Don Clark said he saw the twister when it was about too Yards away. He had heard no sound and had no previous warning. A we did no to have time to do anything but drop Down on the floor a Clark said. A it came right in the front the Tornado lifted the House completely off its foundation and threw it to the ground in a mass of wreckage. It approached from the Southwest Clark said. A neighbor 0. A. Walker said he saw the storm or storms. A it looked like twins a Walker said. Walker agreed with Clark that the roaring sound usually associated with a Tornado was absent from this one. A it just sounded like a heavy rain a he said. Walker said the Tornado went on to the Northeast knocking Down some Trees and lifting the roof from another building before it went on in the direction of Francis. Clark sifting through the wreck of his Home saturday said his wrist watch had been found. He had left it lying on the television set he said. The watch was still running. The Tornado was first spotted and reported to the police department in Ada by Jack Green North of the City. Later reports traced what was apparently the same storm on to the northeastward. It was last reported North of Allen. Of mrs. Huffs contribution to Adas schools the words emerge. Leadership. Imagination. Guidance. Cooperation. And from talking to mrs. Huff you draw the fundamentals that have guided her through 47 years As a teacher and principal an encompassing love for All children and a firm dedication to their welfare. There wont be any fancy speeches when a Tea is held at Willard school next thursday honouring the Veteran principal who retires after the close of this school year. But you can be certain plenty of friends will turn up to pay tribute to mrs. Huff. The Tea is being planned for 2 30 until 4 . At the school by the present Willard teachers and Pat leaders. A a a we re inviting All the parents the teachers other school people and All the people who have known mrs. Huff and worked with her through the years a mrs. Louise Johnson Willard teacher reports. Among those parents you can be sure there will be a great number who themselves attended school under mrs. Huffs guidance. A probably half the children who Are in school now a laughs mrs. Huff a Are children of students who have been Here in the this continuing close relationship of generations is exemplified by the family of mrs. Guy Logsdon who was president of the Pat the first year mrs. Huff was principal. A fall of our children went through Willard a mrs. Logsdon recalls a and then when the grandchildren started coming on three of them went to school there including two from Arizona who came to live with us for a year or two so they could attend mrs. Logsdon the first Pat president in mrs. Huffs Long tenure at Willard and mrs. Austin Deaton jr., who has been one of this years Pat leaders believe that her cooperation in working with parents has been one of the principals outstanding contributions. A any time she s needed she a there a mrs. Deaton comments simply. A a she a always ready to work out a problem of try a new this continuing cooperation with the parents is obviously important to mrs. Huff also. A we have always had a wonderful relationship a she comments a and we have tried to keep it that Way by involving the parents in any new programs or changes at the some of these programs Are in a cation in themselves of How mrs. Huff has worked to continually improve the Quality of education offered not Only for Willard children but students throughout the Ada system. Willard pioneered a special Reading program in the fifties added comprehensive science program in the Early sixties and for several years was the Only Ada elementary school to have a full time physical education program that involved All children at All Grade Levels. Fundamentally mrs. Huff. a a believes education has not changed much in the Long Vears of her education career. A what you always have is the child and the teacher and the Basic fundamentals to be taught a she comments. A what changes Are the methods and the approaches the ways of doing mrs. Huffs continuing alertness to new approaches and her imagination in adapting programs to meet changing needs impresses the teachers Ard administrators who work with her. Max Skelton who took Over As Adas school superintendent this school year remarks a it never ceases to amaze me the vision and imagination with which she approaches her work. At the age of retirement she is More astute and aware than Many of our 30-year-Olds. A mrs. Huff worked just As hard to improve the program at Willard this year As though she were going to be there another 35 years a Skelton adds. Mrs. Huff admits a Little ruefully that this habit of planning ahead for next year is pretty hard to break. A time and again i catch myself talking with some of my teachers about what we will do a next year a she says. Mrs. Huffs dedication to teaching had a firm foundation in her family background. Both her parents were teachers before they married and out of the family of to children she is the oldest All but two Are teachers. Mrs. Huff was bom at Wynnewood in Indian territory but lived most of her Early life near Purcell. Her first education was in a Small two teacher school in Mcclain county. Incidentally while mrs. Huff then Antoinette Dougherty was attending Freeny school she helped a shy first grader on her first Day of school. That first grader also grew up to be a teacher mrs. Georgia Mccord who has worked for 23 years with is. Huff As a firs regrade teacher at Willard. A she helped me the first Day i Ever went to school and she has helped me All see a mrs. Huff Page 5 the word is that the government May have to hire 500,000 people who can t find useful jobs. The sooner cynic says Fie thought it already had. The Ada evening news 65th year no. 32 34 pages Ada Oklahoma sunday april 21,1968 to cents weekday 15 cents sunday Oklahoma to face another sanctions threat Oklahoma City apr barring a last minute Compromise Between Republican gov. Dewey Bartlett and democratic legislators Oklahoma faces revived threats of sanctions from the Oklahoma education association this week. A teacher retirement Bill which Bartlett contends is fiscally unsound is the focal Point for the dispute. Bartlett has indicated he will veto the Bill if it passes the legislature in its present form and lawmakers Are prepared to pass it this week then attempt to override his veto. The sea meanwhile is reviving threats of National school sanctions and warning lawmakers and the governor that the Bill must become Law if teachers Are to remain quiet. A More serious teacher crisis was averted last month when Bartlett and democratic leaders agreed on a Compromise salary raise that gave teachers a $1,300 package Over a three year period and thwarted threats of a walkout by the states 27,000 teachers. Ferman Phillips sea executive Secretary stressed that a a sanctions alerts was kept in effect following the Compromise settlement on salaries a until we could see what happened to this retirement old country store is still going at Gerty by Ernest Thompson a precious bit of America died when the general store passed away. No longer do families swarm in for the buying spree a shoes syrup seed and Salt All at one Stop. The Days of the pot bellied stove the Coffee grinder and the Pickle barrel Are gone. That is everything except perhaps Gerty okla. Slim ii a Tower is still in business. Come saturday he will celebrate his 44th year in the general store at Cert a quiet Little Community about to Miles Southeast of Allen in Hughes county. Hightowers store does t have a sign proclaiming it As such. It does no to need one. Everybody who does business in Gerty and surrounding area knows where Hightowers is. A we done to push much anymore a says slim wistfully. A they know we be got it and if they want it come to the store is housed in a Long unpainted Shotgun building whose Walls lean in and whose sides Are spotted with coca cola and Viceroy signs. Inside it is a marvelous conglomeration. On one Side there a the dry goods counter a cloth shoes Blue jeans work clothes of All kinds buttons piece goods. On the other is the grocery Section crammed full of the same the. Demolished House Southeast of Byng Home of Don Clark is pictured Here. Clark w3rsus no kit of i facial injure by. Friday , . With Clearing work. Staff photo brands you la find in Che average supermarket. But Hightowers is quite a bit More than a supermarket. We Alk around a Little and soon you will discover the hardware Section with nails and Staples lanterns and plow handles chamber pots and barbed wire. Linoleum rugs and fishing tackle stand Side by Side and near them Are bolts and nuts of every description. Sprayers a by gun fan belts Garden hoses cattle feed planting seed a couple of Well a crets. Overhead swing three horse collars. Cattle Salt is stashed in the Corner next to the lanterns and pitchforks. Slim was away at a funeral Over at the old High school building last week. His sister Pearl was in charge of the place. She had customers. There was some talk about an account. One customer turned to another and said a Well Pearl might make a mistake but she Ever give herself the advantage if she Pearl Wasny to just making Small talk when she asked the customer a you raising a Good Garden this year a a not much of one in size a says the customer a but what we be got is a Good Pearl reckons she started to close the store for the funeral but did t. A i Haven to had time All Day to comb my swim program s set for summer the kiwanis club of greater Ada has announced the schedule for its annual summer swimming program in City pools. Kewanian Tom Boatwright said the program is being announced Early to facilitate parents planning for vacations vacation Bible school and other summer activities. The first session will be june to through june 28 at Wintersmith Pool the second july i through july 19 at Glenwood the third july 22 through aug. 9 at Wintersmith. The registration period will be june 3 through june 7. Forms will be available at the three Banks in Ada including their drive ins. Applications must be signed by the Parent giving permission for the child to participate and by a physician certifying the physical fitness of the child. Signed applications should be brought to the conference room of the first National Bank and Trust co., june 3 through june 7,9 . To noon. The fee is $2.50 per student per session. Any person Over the age of six years is eligible. Quot Liss Nancy Mcelroy will be director of the program. Members of the kiwanis committee Are Conley Matthews James treas and Boatwright. Hair a says the 77-year-old. Storekeeper. Pearl provides the visitor a tour of the store in the absence of slim or As she Calls him. a people come in Here Hunting she says. A we always Tell them that me and Eldon Are the Only real Antiques around motioning at a stack of old invoices she says sternly a we got to keep them. They go Way Back but we never paid for the same thing twice. We always keep the Pearl also offers a comment on the old building itself a it May not look like much but tornadoes have hit All around Cert and the old store is still standing. It looks like nothing can Hurt about this time a former resident of Gerty now a californian drops in on Pearl. The visitors discuss old times then they re invited to sit out on the Concrete porch until slims through with the funeral. The store is sort of warm. It has natures own air cordite a a women Page 5 suspect in King assassination is now in top to Washington a what May be the nations most intensive manhunt gained fresh pressure saturday when the Fri placed on its a most wanted list a fugitive convict accused of murder in the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. James Earl Ray a 40-year-old habitual criminal is being hunted by police from Border to Border and beyond for the april 4 sniper slaying in Memphis tenn., of the negro civil rights Leader from Atlanta. The Fri always has limited its list of most wanted criminals to to names but saturday it lengthened this Roll of Dishonour toll by adding Ray a White loner known also by the name of Erie starve Galt and by six other aliases. In addition to a state first degree murder warrant issued in Memphis Ray is wanted on Federal charges of conspiracy to deny or. King his civil rights and of flight to escape confinement. The latter traces to his april 1967 escape from Missouri prison at Jefferson City where he was starting his eighth year on a 20-year sentence for armed robbery. In announcing the unprecedented step of adding an Lith name to the a Rio most wanted list Fri director j. Edgar Hoover announced it was done a to insure the widest possible dissemination of rays photograph and description to effect his earliest possible As usual the Fri is appealing to the Public for see a a seeped Page 1 although the sea probably could not rekindle the Wrath of As Many members As it did in the All out Battle for higher salaries Phillips and mrs. Gladys Nunn of Muskogee sea president have warned that teachers Are counting on the retirement Bill and would not like to see their Hopes dashed. Current retirement benefits Are too Low. Bartlett Ami the democratic lawmakers agree on this. The current benefits amount to $4.40 times the number of years of experience. In other words a 20-year teacher could retire on As Little As $88 a month. The legislative plan would raise the base figure to $4.90, which would mean a $10 raise for the 20-year teacher. However a second and More costly phase of the legislative plan has drawn Bartlett a displeasure. He contends it would be a fiscally irresponsible to pass the Bill because of the second phase. The second phase involves an alternate plan which would allow a retiring teacher to draw one per cent of his average salary during his five highest paid years times his number of years of experience. For example a teacher who had averaged $600 a month during his Besa five 30 handles. Dim Miah Tower is pictured Here amid some of the items the cattle Salt blocks steeples in the foreground plus canned goods a lantern Etc. A a re i go try it on. Of the. Low in ration the. He boo a a in Tho poorly port of Thi. Vontury. Off Pho a by Don c women involved in backing Ada ed9� Byng for dec honors Stonewall wins Coal county s Bond Issue by w. L. Knickmeyer students of practical government and politics know that one of the Best methods of accomplishing a desired effect is to get the women of a Community behind it. The principle is currently being illustrated in Coal county. When Coal count ians go to the polls april 30 to vote on a proposed Bond Issue for a new county courthouse have the business and professional women a cub of Coalgate to thank for the Opportunity. Twice in the last two years voters have turned Down Bond issues for repairing and remodelling the old courthouse. Now the a amp pm members have in effect called their own election on a proposal for a Brand new courthouse. It was in february that they decided something needed to be done and that they were the ones to do it. By March i under the leadership of Myrtle Boswell president and Normaleen Miller chairman of the legislative committee the 15 club members had gathered 512 signatures on petitions calling for an election. The petitions were presented to the county commissioners. The commissioners agreed that they had plenty of signers actually fewer than 300 would have fulfilled the Legal requirement. Trouble was the county did no to have the Money to pay for an election and have until after the beginning of the new fiscal year july i. By this time the women reasoned everybody would be worked up about National politics. They wanted the election right now. So they went Back to work and raised $803 of the estimated $840 needed to pay for the election. The commissioners conceded that the county could dig up the $37 to make up the difference. And the election has been called for april 30. Voters will be asked to approve a $295,000 Bond Issue to build a new courthouse and jail on land immediately behind the site of the present building. If the proposal passes and the new courthouse is built the present site will be converted into a City Park. See a a general Page i Linda Bryant Lindsay Wynnewood Billy Wallis algebra Brent Burns Byng a algebra in Joyce sweater Well. Byng Rose Engle. Byng Joe Sherner. Ada. American democracy Hon Elkin. Ada Francy Wilson. Wynnewood Glenn Tiger. Byng., _. American history Janet Jones. Bang Debra ferry Byng Susan hams. Byng. American literature Sharon Osborn. Ada Rose Engel. Byng Lanelle Page Wewoka. Biology Ronnie Lynn. Ada. Kathy Kerned. Holde mlle Mike Terrell. Maysville. _ _ _. Bookkeeping Harvey Bottoms. Ada. Karen Thompson. Ada Claries Barnes chemistry Rose Engel. Byng Charles Barnes. Byng Jerry Davidson. Okemah. Design Brooks Little. Ada Jerry Collier. Bang Helen Westbrook. Holdenville English literature Linda wan tooth. Lindsay Glenda Beshear Wewoka Pat Breeden Ada. Expository theme Debbie Simpson. Seminole Julian Deese. Ada Alice bams Ada. See a a adar Page i years would retire after years on $180 a month. The legislative plan also would increase the amount to Viper cent in the third year. Under this plan a teacher averaging $600 a month would retire after 30 years on $270 a month. Bartlett said the plan would Drain the retirement fund of its surplus in the first two years and the Cost would be prohibitive in ensuing years. Simulated riot scheduled today in downtown Ada an Ada National guard unit with from the army Reserve will put the finishing touches to its riot control training with a simulated riot in downtown Ada this afternoon. The exercise will begin at i . At 12th and Broadway move Down 12th to Townsend and then North to main. The two blocks will be sealed off by City police and military personnel and civilian spectators Are not encouraged. Headquarters co., 120th Supply and service battalion is the National guard unit involved. The 701st administrative co., army Reserve will furnish the City police and fire departments will also participate in the exercise. There have been some local protests against the affair but the guard a from gov. Dewey Bartlett on Down to individual guardsmen in the local unit a has emphasized and reemphasized that the exercise is no reflection on Ada or even on Oklahoma. It is simply a part of the guards mandatory training program. Ada squeaked by Byng to take the class a sweepstakes trophy while Stonewall nudged Elmore City for the class b title in die East Central interscholastic meet held Friday and saturday at the local College. Okmulgee and Newcastle took third places in classes a and b respectively. The basis of scoring was five Points for first place three for second and one for third. Adas winning total of 89 was Only three More than Byng 186 and it took the last contest of the Day saturday for Elmore City to fall Only four Points Short of Stonewall 47. Class a results Are As follows and Are listed by subject then the top three winners in first second and third order rabies clinics due this week the City county health department in cooperation with Ada veterinarians has scheduled its annual series of rabies clinics beginning this week. Two clinics Are scheduled for Ada one Friday afternoon and a second the following Friday May 3. Veterinarians will be on duty at two places the Wintersmith Park shop building and the water department building at 7th and Stockton on those dates. County sanitarian Bill Price noting that Only one Case of rabies has been reported in this county during the last year said a i think this is a Good indication of the effectiveness of our vaccination the one reported Case was a Rabid Skunk killed at Roff see a a rabies Page 2 cd course to be held again the civil defense instructors for Pontotoc county will hold another course for All Sadatis entitled a personal and family the course will Start wednesday at 7 in the Council room of City Hall. The meetings will run from 7 to 9 30 . And will be held on wednesday and Friday nights for two weeks. Instructors will be Jim Salyer and c. L. Robberson. There is no charge for enrolment. All materials Are furnished by the Oklahoma civil defense office. The course is a Basic one in cd training and has been offered once Here. Two organizations requested this extra session

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