Ada Sunday News in Ada, Oklahoma
2 Sep 1973

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2 Sep 1973

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Ada Sunday News (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Ada, Oklahoma $102,000 goal set for Ada Community Chest drive a goal of $102,000 is set for this years fund drive of the Ada Community Chest. The goal was established Friday at a meeting of the advisory Board of the Ada Community Chest at the first National Bank and Trust co. Ralph Smith Heads the fundraising Campaign this year. The drive will officially begin oct. I and will operate under a re vamped formula. Smith and the other chairmen and workers plan to Complete the entire canvass within to Days. The Community Chest distributes funds to seven programs. All of these programs with one exception Are strictly local. The one program which functions outside Ada is the u. S. 0. Operation and it receives Only an extremely Small allocation. Other member agencies Are the Pontotoc county chapter of the american red Cross Camp fire girls Ada boys club Ada summer playground salvation army and boy scouts. Members of the Board realize this years goal is increased. They Point out however that the City a population has grown increasing by slightly More than people in the past 18 months. The slogan for this years Campaign is a the United Way thanks to you its Smith and other drive officials ask Only that local residents pledge or contribute on a fair share basis. A if everyone will do this a Smith said a your goal is easily members of the Board Are Smith drive chairman Pat w a president George g. Mac Robert publicity chairman and Benzil Lowry. Benton Browning Hugh Warren or. Stanley Wagner and Martin Clark members. Board members of the Ada Community Chest plan the upcoming drive. Left to right Are Benton Browning George Macrobert publicity chairman pay Way president Ralph Smith drive chairman Hugh Warren and Denzil Lowry. Or. Stanley Wagner and Martin Clark Are also members but were unable to attend the planning session. Staff photo overheard on to How do you keep a Sabre toothed Tiger from charging you take away his credit Ada sunday news 70th year no. 148 72 pages w sunday edition of the Ada evening news Ada Oklahoma sunday september 2, 1973 to cents weekday 15 cents sunday some drumstick staff photo the children of or. And mrs. Edward r. Halverson Northeast of the City once got a couple of easter Chicks. One Chick turned out to be a girl and the other a boy and the boy turned into this handsome fellow. Name of Sammy. Who became a family pet. Then tragedy struck the halve sons noticed Sammy in the Yard and he was a a limping Quot around. His leg was busted. Sammy was whisked away to the Quot vet Quot and in no time was sporting a new cast and is now on the Way to full recovery. Annual Pontotoc county fair coming up the 57th annual Pontotoc county free fair will be held sept 12-15. Exhibits other than livestock will begin entering sept. 12. At i . John Netherton. County Extension director said entries will be accepted no later than 8 . Horticulture crops and crafts exhibits will be on display in the crops building and women s exhibits will be entered in the administration building. Horse fun night is sept. 12 at 7 30 . With performances in Junior classes. Events scheduled Are Western pleasure pole bending reining and barrel racing. Activities on sept. 13 include judging of women a exhibits. Livestock entries will be taken from 8 . To noon. Space will be available All Day thursday for owners of beef Herd sires to display their animals. The new Heifer show and Sale will get under Way at 7 30 . Sept. 13 this is the first year for the new program which is designed to improve Breeding Stock in the county. Netherton said the Pontotoc county cattlemen a association is sponsoring the program to encourage Young 4-h and Fra members to raise their own Breeding Stock eventually producing their own feeder calves. Thursday night the heifers will be shown in two age groups under 9 months and Over 9 months. Premiums will be paid for the top five places. All heifers shown must be consigned to the Sale and sold. It is possible however for the exhibitor to bid on his own animal. Weigh ins for steers going on test for the Spring Junior livestock show Premium Sale will be held Early sept. 14. Netherton expects fewer feeder calves on hand at this years fair because a the kids just can to afford to buy calves with beef prices the Way they other activities include the judging of Swine Dairy and sheep with beef cattle showing Friday night. Following the cattle show Junior and senior 4-h Queens will be crowned. Livestock entries will be released on the evening of sept. 14 to allow room for horses entered in saturday s horse see a a county Page 2 Fittstown water co. Plagued by High water costs bad lines by Cathy Hobbs a water. Water everywhere and All the boards did shrink water water everywhere nor any a drop to the people of Fittstown May have the same problem As the Central figure in Coleridge s a rhyme of the ancient mariners this time next year if the Fittstown water company does not find some solutions to its Many problems. In a nutshell the company a main problem is the water it buys from the City of Ada costs More than Fittstown residents Are presently paying for it. This problem is compounded by the company s poor facilities. The water system it owns is troubled by old Rusty lines riddled with leaks and lines it does no to even know it has. In the 1930s, the Fittstown area was a thriving Oil Field. Water lines were Strung across the Countryside to every Oil Camp and Rig. Most of the people have Long since gone but Many of the lines Are still there secretly oozing their precious liquid into Fields. Fittstown a water system connects to the main line from Byrds Mill Spring which serves Ada. Ada Sells water to the Fittstown water company which then resells it to its customers. The Fittstown water company is an Independent family operated company owned since 1966 by Jack Uhlich who also works in the maintenance department at East Central state College. His two sons. Don and Harold maintain the system and his daughter mrs. Eldon Coye Ann Flinn handles Billing. The water the Fittstown company purchases flows through a master meter on its line near the Point where it takes off from Adas main water line. For Many years the master meter was broken and the com Pany received a Bill from Ada based on estimates from pre Vious years when the meter worked. All the trouble started when a new master meter was installed by Ada and went into operation in september 1972. A when they set the new meter suddenly the water Billing just tripled a mrs. Flinn said. The water Bill from Ada was As much or More than the company was grossing monthly from customers. A you just can to run a business like that a at least not for very Long a she said. So a few months ago the see a a Fittstown Page 2 at least 33 die As fire sweeps Copenhagen hotel Copenhagen Denmark apr at least 33 persons most of them foreign tourists were killed and Many were missing saturday in a fire that turned the upper stories of a Plush Copenhagen hotel into an inferno. More than 12 hours after the fire was put out rescuers were still digging for bodies in the Burnt out Shell of what used to be the Haynia a 74-year-old popular family hotel and a tourist landmark close to town Hall Square. Many died in their Beds overcome by smoke. Others fell to their deaths from window ledges and roofs and still oth ers were buried under tons of debris As staircases and ceilings collapsed. Some died in hospitals. Men. Women and children were screaming from windows balconies roofs and ledges when the first fire engines reached the scene. Nearly All survivors were rescued by ladder. One woman was plucked from a Chimney she had climbed. A it was horrifying. Everywhere women and children screamed for help a said Alan t. Brown of fort Lauderdale fla., one of a dozen americans who arrived Here Friday on the final leg of a scandinavian cruise booked into the Haynia. An investigation was being conducted to determine the cause of the Blaze which spread quickly from the Central staircase and elevator Shaft. The last guests had just left the bar when the fire was discovered. Fifteen minutes later flames engulfed the three upper stories of the five Story building witnesses said. A i ran up the stairs but got no further than the second floor. I knocked on All doors but found that the rear of the building was already ablaze and the heat forced me Down receptionist Bent Andersen said. By late afternoon police had identified Only nine of the dead and of the 83 guests presumed to have been in the hotel Many remained unaccounted for. In the confusion survivors left town or checked into other hotels after evacuation from the burning Haynia or being discharged from hospitals without reporting to police. Unofficial reports said tourists of at least to nationalities were listed in the hotels Register which was recovered by firemen. Known survivors included american West German. French British and Argentine citizens. Two wrecks result in injuries two accidents with injury were reported in Pontotoc county Friday. Two Healdton men and an Ada woman were injured Friday afternoon in a two car crash at an intersection two Miles South of Ada on Brick Plant re. Jeffrey Singleton 20, and Neal Cody 19, were admitted to Valley View Hospital after their car driven by Singleton was struck broadside by an Auto driven by Laura Ford. Anthony Ford 4, a passenger in the Ford car escaped injury. Mrs. Ford was treated and released at Valley View Hospital. Singleton was reported in critical condition saturday suffering from a fractured Pelvis a broken leg and multiple lacerations and contusions. Cody was listed in Good condition with a fractured shoulder Blade lacerations on his head and numerous bruises. Singleton and Cody were Nixon Agnew hold probe discussion Washington a president Nixon and vice president Spiro t. Agnew met at length saturday to discuss the criminal investigation involving Agnew and then went their separate ways for the labor Day weekend. The two hour meeting at the White House was a a thorough discussion of the Federal inquiry in which Agnew faces possible indictment Deputy White House press Secretary Gerald l. Warren said. It also embraced the coming session of Congress legislative priorities and other subjects he said. Nixon flew to his Camp David md., Retreat for the Holiday while Agnew planned to spend the weekend with friends at Ocean City my. The White House meeting had Given Rise to renewed speculation that developments in the criminal probe had reached a Point where agnews resignation might be requested or offered. Warren and a spokesman for the vice president denied this in Advance and both said saturday that the subject of agnews resignation did not come up. Moreover they said there was no discussion of Agnew s Legal strategy nor of any constitutional questions such As Legal Steps that might be taken. Travelling West on a secondary county Road at 2 45 . After borrowing tools from a Friend Charles Rogez. Rogez was following approximately six blocks behind the Singleton vehicle when the Accident occurred. Skid Marks indicated Singleton attempted to Stop his car at the unmarked intersection but apparently encountered Loose gravel and skidded into the path of the North bound Auto driven by mrs. Ford according to investigating officers. The two cars collided with such Force that the Singleton car was slammed sideways across the Lawn of mrs. Juanita Coulson a Home and came to rest in her driveway 91 feet from the Point of Impact. The vehicle driven by mrs. Ford Slid backwards Down the Road 87 feet before stopping. When Rogez arrived at the scene of the crash seconds la Ter he said Cody was a crawling around on the ground a after being thrown from the Singleton car. Rogez said Singleton was pinned behind the wheel and three men were trying to get him out. Mrs. Coulson said singletons leg was pinned by the door on the Drivers Side. The men had to pry the door Loose with a piece of pipe to free him. Deputies Paul Roan Don Kaiser and Woody jumper of the Pontotoc county sheriffs office assisted Highway patrolman John Wayne Smith make the investigation. Smith summoned the Ada fire department to dilute deposits of gasoline at the crash site. Another Accident with injury occurred at 6 . At the Junction of a county Road and Highway 3, about 2v2 Miles Southeast of Ada Friday. Trooper John Wayne Smith who investigated the Accident said Frieda Gail a. Parks 26, a amp a trailer Park stopped on Highway 3, rating for the traffic to Clear before turning left onto a county Road. A pickup truck driven by Larry Wayne Davis 24, Clarita crashed into the rear end of the Parks car. Smith noted the Davis car left 123 feet of skid Marks before the collision. Is. Parks was taken to Valley View Hospital where she was treated and released. Cattle rustling on Rise in area counties High beef prices have resulted in some increases in cattle rustling in five area counties. An informal Survey taken saturday reveals. In some counties rustling follows a pattern. A steer is trapped at night near a Section line its Hind quarters Are removed and the rustlers make their getaway. Pontotoc county says sheriff Burl Griffin has no rustling problem. Only two cases have been reported in the past three months. In june a few steers were stolen on the Murray county Pontotoc line. Later in july a local rancher reported a Man had stolen a calf and butchered it on the ranchers property. But in Murray county ifs a different Story. Sheriff Gary Fullerton revealed eight head of cattle have disappeared since january. A a lot of ours takes place right on the county line. I have a Grant request in through the state crime Bureau but they ran out of Money this year and wont be Able to get the Grant until next year a Fullerton said. Fullerton said the Grant would pay the salary of one addition Al Deputy to patrol county roads. Game Ranger Tom Bondurant said his department is assisting sheriff Fullerton in stopping the upsurge. As soon As the rangers Small air plane is repaired he will patrol the Murray county area at night. A i think i can do some Good. The fish and game department is trying to put a Little More emphasis on rustling. We re getting cases when a calf is pulled out by the Section line and butchered a Bondurant said. In Coal county sheriff Carl jump has Only one report of rustling but county ranchers Are Parolino their own lands. At Clarita three weeks ago a calf carcass was found hidden in the Bushes with its hindquarters removed. A it looks to me like they just wanted some Quick meat for the table a sheriff jump said. Also jump said Raccoon Hunters have been a big help to his department in keeping rustling Down. Hunters Are requested to report any suspicious vehicles they see in the county. Atoka county sheriffs office nabbed two rustlers aug. 18. John Frank Schwickart and see a a area Page 2 Cal Hoover Cal Hoover joins District attorney staff a new member of the state bar will join District attorney Gordon Melson As a part time assistant. Cal Hoover 27, will replace Lewis Watson As an assistant a concerned with juvenile matters. Hoover who was admitted to the bar aug. 17, graduated with a Law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of East Central state College and Ada High school. Last summer Hoover ran for representative in District 25 against Lonnie Abbott the incumbent. Melson said a i regret losing the services of Lewis Watson but Cal Hoover with his background will be a great asset to the

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