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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Ada, OklahomaT Francis woman celebrates 100th birthday mothers Day today by Art Cox Francis May 12 is a Dou ble barrelled Day for Mae Howard. She will receive Mother s Day cards. But she will receive birth Day greetings As Well. Mrs. Howard Marks her 100th birthday Here today and the Success of that special Day is assured. She has already received a signed greeting from president Nixon. Mrs. Howard came to this area from Arkansas in territorial Days. She and her husband settled in Cedar Grove. When we came up to Cedar Grove it had two old Trees and a schoolhouse. That was All. I thought it was the most awful place i Ever mrs. Howard said. A few Days later her husband bought the Home where she has lived for 66 years. When i was married to my husband i was Happy. I had a Good husband. He was As Good to me As he could she said. But in 1908, her husband a Farmer disappeared on his Way to work in the Fields. He was never found. Mrs. Howard be. Ver remarried. After her husband s disappearance mrs. Howard was the sole support for her five children. Three of them two daughters and a son Are still living. I reckon i be done every kind of work. I be chopped cot v ton chopped Corn chopped Wood and worked every kind of Way i could to provide my kids. I was both a Mother and a father to mrs. Howard s two daughters Zola 70, and Sarah 79, live with her. Her son Dennis is a resident of Tupelo. Mrs. Howard fell and broke her hip two years ago. Until then she was extremely Active walking a mile to town and Back every Day. I like to go to she said. And i d go now if they d let after her injury it was Sev eral months before her Daugh ters could persuade her to see a doctor. I did t want to she said. I was afraid they d do mrs. Howard s daughter to la popped up yes they d pro Bably made her stay in bed. That s one thing she won t Ever. she still likes to work. Zola said each Day her Mother sets the table for the three of them then clears it after the meal. I like to help my Daugh mrs. Howard said. I want to help them As much As i can. I love my mrs. Howard s vision is fail ing and she can t hear too Well but she still enjoys television. She remains confident Shell live to be 105. I just talk with the Good lord and he lets me be with my she said. Mrs. Howard was always religious her daughters said but did t formally join a Church until she was 97. Religious i la say she was Zola commented. I can remember when i was a Little girl she used to take me by the Arm every sunday and we d walk Down the Road go ing to it s a pleasure to mrs. Howard said discussing her Church. They come sometimes and visit me and my Daugh mrs. Howard admits to occasional feelings of guilt about her lifelong habit. Dipping snuff. She feels it is not in keeping with her Church membership. I just can t do without it looks she Sam. I wish i could quit it but i be dipped it since i was a Little girl. I guess i need to quit Don t she thinks it May be bad for her health. A lie Detector expert says he has proof that plants can fee pain. Someone needs to organize a group called spec society for the prevention of cruelty to chrysanthemums the and a sunday news 71st year no. 51 38 pages sunday edition of the Ada evening news Ada Oklahoma sunday May 12, 1974 10 cents weekday 15 cents sunday Nixon Calls for end to impeachment Issue Stillwater okla. A vowing he would never give president Nixon came to America s heartland saturday night and told a University commencement crowd that Congress should promptly Dis pose of the impeachment Issue. As a warm Spring Twilight settled on Oklahoma state University s football Stac Lium Nix on told the graduating class what a great time for a new he said the graduates could look Forward to a More peace Ful world where people of All nations work together in the common cause of bettering Mankind. Only once in his 35-minute address did Nixon refer directly to efforts to oust him from the nation s highest office although he acknowledged that some in the stadium crowd of about obviously Dis approve of the the president declared that he had presented All of the evidence to Congress a statement greeted by a smattering of Boos and added i Trust the House of representatives will act promptly so the president and Congress can get on with the people s Busi Ness As we the crowd was generally quiet but a few shouts such As pay your taxes and liar could be heard As Nixon spoke. University president Robert Kamm had banned signs and placards from the stadium and in introducing Nixon Kamm said he had come to Campus As president and As a fellow human Kamm said Nixon should be treated with the affection and respect due one who has Given so much in Public Nixon s reception was Gener ally regarded As friendlier with less heckling than that he received last weekend at a Public appearance in Phoenix Ariz. He received standing ovations when he was introduced at the conclusion of his remarks and when he and mrs. Nixon were another teen Ager Dies later in Norman grinding two car crash claims life of Ada youth an Ada youth was killed in a grinding two car collision in the 2400 Block of North Broadway at . Friday. Another teenager formerly of Ada died in a one car crash near Norman later the same night. The wreck on Broadway was the second fatal Accident this year on City streets. Dead is Jerry Wayne Nolan 17, son of or. And mrs. Jack Nolan Ada. Nolan was rushed to Valley View Hospital where he died about an hour after the Acci Dent. Nolan was travelling South on Broadway and Glenn Shelton 2931% n. Stockton the other Driver involved was travelling North on Broadway. According to an officer s re port on file at the Ada police station Shelton was attempt ing to make a left hand turn off Broadway when the two cars collided. Nolan was trapped for approximately 10 minutes in the wreckage of the Small foreign car he was driving officers said. A former Ada youngster Ray d. Bubba Grant 16, Norman was killed in a one car collision in the Nornan City limits at . Friday. Grant a Junior at Norman High school was a passenger in a car driven by David a Sha did Norman. The car reportedly went out of control and hit a tree. Two other passengers in the car were not injured. The Dri ver sustained facial abrasions. Grant s parents Are or. And mrs. Richard Grant. See obituary information on Page 2. Drug cases bog Down pending Legal question fourteen Possession of Mari Juana cases on the current jury docket in Pontotoc county Dis court will not be heard at this time because of Legal com plications which have developed. Associate District judge Cal Vert l. Cannon cast doubt on the Validity of certain chemical tests performed on confiscated substances to determine whether or not they Are marijuana. Cannon dismissed one Mari Juana Case monday technically sustaining the demurrer to the evidence. In doing so he also questioned Legal procedures by which a state witness Detec Tive Bob Williams was Quali fied As an expert in open court. Cannon said his position would not allow him to com ment on the Case directly but he did say in a scientific test the Law requires not Only the person conducting the test be fully qualified by training and experience to perform them but that the test also has a proper scientific basis and that the results shown Are re District judge Gordon Mel son will Rule on the Validity of the tests and William s qualifications As an expert. Williams has testified in the past As an expert drug witness for the state. He and James Branam investigator for the District attorney s office Learned to perform the marijuana tests last August at a private school in Davis Calif. They attended the school one week and were issued certificates by the school after course work was completed. Melson said he has asked District attorney Roy b. Powell to research the question. Mel son acknowledged the attorney general s opinion May also be solicited in the Case. Powell remains confident of expertise. Bob Williams will continue to be used in All narcotics cases. The District attorney s office has full Confidence in his Powell said. Williams cannot testify As an expert Powell said the a s office must depend on chemists in the state crime Bureau s of fice to Analyse substances and testify in court. This Powell said will result in Long delays for both the prosecution and defense. Hall to speak in Ada monday governor David Hall will be the guest speaker at an appreciation and. Fund raising Din Ner honouring District judge Gordon Melson at . Monday. Gov. Hall will arrive at the Ada Airport to meet with friends and associates then drive to the Holiday inn where he will deliver his speech to an expected capacity audience. Melson said More than 300 tickets have been sold. Attorney Lewis Watson chair Man of the appreciation Din Ner committee will serve As master of ceremonies. The program will include other state and local leaders. Escorted from the stadium to head Back to Washington. Sev eral times the crowd applauded his for cooperative efforts to conquer the Energy crisis and world food and health prob lems. Nixon spoke of efforts for peace in the Middle East an area that he said could be equated As the Balkans of the 70s unless we do something about it and do something about it As Nixon left the stadium he could hear the Nixon must go chant of about 500 demonstrators gathered outside. Ada teacher Transfer list tentatively set new teacher assignments for fall in the Ada school system were tentatively set last week by superintendent Max Skelton. The teacher transfers were made necessary by the new school reorganization plan due to begin this september. Eight teachers will be transferred from Junior High to High school. They Are Jerry Naylor Ruth Sauer Mike Mcgaha Danny Jacobs Jewell Coleman Don Ald Byrd James Mowdy and Wynema Anderson. Seven new teachers will be at the Middle school at Ada Junior High. They Are Billie to Reese from the High school Pat Kellogg from Hayes Iris Faye Gaar from Irving Janet Bailey and Richard Ross both from Washington Marie sin Nett from Willard and Ann Campbell from the learning disabilities Center will be at the school. New teachers at Hayes in clude Barbara Holt and Billie Barringer both formerly at Irving and Murr Naylor from the learning disabilities Cen Ter. Five new teachers Are assigned to Washington. They Are Susan Farmer and Faye Cook both of Glenwood Pauline Wigley of the learning disabilities Center and Geneva Black and Jim Salyer both from Irving. New teachers at Willard Are Harol Deane Parsons from Glenwood Peggy Page and Loretta Wise both from Irving Ella Mae Todd Willard and Robert Davis Washington. Karen Ricord and Lavena Vandewalker both from Irving will be assigned schools follow ing fall enrolment. Members of the graduating clan at East Central take their placet during saturday s Cemment ties Center. It was the first class to graduate in the new Center. Exercises in the Kerr by or. Wagner advises dec graduates to take notice of second calling apply yourselves with1 Dedi cation to the career you have chosen but Don t be asleep at the switch if change appears in your life and you Are Given a second Tjimis was East Central presi Dent Stanley Wagner s advice to 1974 graduates at commence ment exercises saturday in the Kerr activities Center. Over 370 Bachelor s and 36 master of education degrees were conferred at the graduation ceremony the first held in the Kerr activities Center. More careers Are available today than Ever before because of the internal specialization in Many Fields and expanding leis ure time activities or. Wag Ner said. In the past one could pre pare himself for farming and expect to farm the rest of his life he said. Now some careers May not last More than five ten or fifteen years so we need to listen for that second third or even fourth he said. Or. Wagner said individuals May reach a greater intellectual crisis with the later Call Ings than the first because guid Ance from such sources As parents and school Counselor is no longer present. Schools Are not prepared for such shifting of gears in Edu cation. For this reason they have not adequately prepared students or. Wagner added. Or. Wagner said or. Charles f. Spencer president emeritus of the College was an excellent example of a Man who has heeded the second calling As a teacher administrator then authority on City government and City Charters. He presented or. Spencer the distinguished alumnus award for 1974. Or. Bill Tillman vice presi Dent announced those Candi dates graduating with honors 3.50 to 3.79 Grade Points and High honors 3.8 or those graduating with Hon ors Are Nathaniel Atchison Terry William Boyd William Robert Burrows Alton Fannin Jonette Spivey Goodman Randy Goodman Jessie Don Green Phyllis Mullikin instep Joe de Jared Kathryn Ferguson Macklin Jan Norton Milton Lynn Traylor Murphrey Ricky Dan Newton Ginger Corbet Payne Janet sue Payne Gary e. Rose Marsha Dee Ruppe Terri Ham shilling Sandy Brooks Starks Joseph Franklin Swink jr., Linda sue Taylor and Wil Liam Edward wat Kins. The following candidates Are graduating with High honors Ricki Diane Burrows Curtis Davidson Marshall Andrew Glenn Bobby Hobbs erne Jor Gensen Leach Ruth Muller Loftin Cathy Mccabe Mcpher son Jana sue Richardson Don Ald Keith Russell Gwendolyn s. Schmidt and Gienda Jean Simp son. . Army it. Col. Bobby Davis then presented controls Sions As 2nd lieutenant in the . Army to Gene Reinhold Grant Phillips Courtney Day and Denton Snow. New ordinance gives City clean up Power municipal government in Ada has a new weapon in its Arsenal to help keep the City look ing a Little better this year. Under a new ordinance the City can go in and mow or clean up neglected property. The Law passed in 1973 but it was relatively late in the year and was not applied. It will be applied this sum Mer. Officials Are already compiling list of traditional trouble spots. Ada residents May Contact the City manager s office to add property to the list. Once the list is formed own ers will be notified. There will be written notice and the pro Perty will be posted for 15 Days in Advance of a Public hearing. The hearing held before the City Council will determine if the properties in question con situate a Public nuisance. The Council will review pro Perty on the list and Bear any statements. Members will then vote. If a piece of property is declared to be a nuisance the City can then act. The first step is an order that the pro Perty be cleaned up. If there is not compliance with this or Der municipal employees May go in and mow or clean up the property. It is also possible the City might perform this work under an agreement with a private contractor. The charge for cleaning up the property is then forwarded to the county and becomes a part of the tax Bill. The statute can be used for vacant lots or property under Absentee ownership. It can also be used for property that if occupied where owners or occupants simply refuse to main Tain it. Uso picks dec s oklahoman for tour East Central s oklahoman a group of vocal and variety entertainers has been chosen to participate in a month Long tour of the Caribbean next Spring with the Uso. The tour March 14 to april 14, will include bases in the Panama canal zone Guantanamo Bay the Virgin islands Nassau Bermuda and puerto Rico according to Jeff Frede Rick assistant professor of music who directs the group. All expenses will be paid by the Uso. The three year old ensemble is one of two such groups in Oklahoma chosen to tour Mili tary installations with the Uso. Oklahoma City University s Surrey singers will take a Simi Lar trip next fall. This is the seventh Uso tour the oct group has made Frederick said. This is the first time we had applied for a tour and we were one of 120 such groups he said. Over 500 col lege and University vocal groups from across the nation applied he added. Frederick said he was officially notified about the tour following the oklahoman final Spring concert monday night. James Sheldon National Dir Ector for Uso shows from new York showed up on Short notice to hear the concert. Afterwards he told Frederick the group had passed the Aud he also said he had teen As much Talent and creativity that night As he has seen on any College Campus in the nation. East Central s relatively new ensemble has toured the state As a Public relations representative of the school. The group also sings at service clubs and other City functions. Frederick said the group was pretty much of a stand and sing group at first. Now with carefully worked out staging choreography and costuming their act is much More sophisticated. The tour idea originated last year. Frederick wrote off for information on How to apply. Then one Darin a class room we ran through some songs with a tape recorder on and just sent it he said. A Uso screening Board made up of Musk teachers in colleges and universities around the country must have liked the group s sound. Frederick soon received a letter saying the of St oks mum Plab s

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