Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
LUSH GRAZING Ned Biffle, left, and ASC Field Man Paul Henderson, right, examine the green ladino clover which has furnished rich pasturage for Biffle's cattle since the middle of March.
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1960
NO. IBiffle Ranch. Takes The Spotlight As Showplace Along Muddy Boggy
By ERIC ALLEN
A 2.500 acre Brangus
along Muddy Boggy Creek !
southeast of Allen soon rn
come a Mecca for those
erted in ’he clearing of h
sections and the reclaim
Ned Biffle. owner-opera
the newly-improved rand
been on the place since J,
“When I first saw it in
Biffle said. “It wouldn't
grass or weeds ”
Biffle is a strong advoc
fescue, lespedeza and Lad;
ver as soil-binding cover
and producers of abundar
turage. He is now grazii
head of Brangus on botte
pasture reclaimed by bu
from a labyrinth of red-oaf
oak. post oak. boss d’ar
tangled vines. The cattle
been on his particular
of graze since the midi
March, and they look 4
and show no effects of th
bitter and lingering winter
Across Muddy Boggy Ire
fescue and clover past ut
land once badly depleted I
stant growing of cotton ar-
Biffle has planted 80 acre -
falfa for winter hay.
“Alfalfa kills fescue, th
Biffle said “The two g r a
S S € S
must be separated You si
I VV f A c
cue in the fall, it seeds
June, and then starts g
well in September It’s a |
ial. comes right up born
Fescue, lespedeza and
clover give the land a goo
er of legumes. It's my opi
and merely a personal one
that fescue should he re
everv five years,
Ned Biffle is land, and this is where he lead" well-kept ranch. I tom where his b seeding of fescue a transformatioi careful to leave timber and other fv the land. On fenced-off pal che other birds, and 1 the countryside in the abo\e Muddy Boggy, wDress Revue Will be Held At Oakman
A special 4-H club dress revue is scheduled for Friday night April 15 beginning at 7:30 p. rn. £t Oakman school. The program is planned as a fund-raising project to purchase a new 4-H highway sign.
“Some of the present wooden signs are weather-beaten and old." J. M. Nance, principal, said. “Contributions at the program will be voluntary, but we hope to raise enough money to purchase a metal sign.”
The revue and model meeting will feature kid-: wearing clothes they wore in 'the recent county dress revues, and announcements of any winners will be made.
ASC Warns Growers Of Wool DeadlineOakman Club Has Election Meet
The Oakman Sportsmen’s Club members and their families met Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p. rn. in the Oakman School gymnasium for their monthly meeting.
Due to severely bad weather last winter, the January, February and March meetings were all postponed.
March is the usual time for the annual election of officers but due to no meeting in March the election was held Thursday night. George Carter, president, presided over the meeting. Motions were made and voted on to I keep the present officers and committees, with a slight change in the food committee.
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Guy Pegg. chairman of the Pontotoc County ASC committee, announces that wool and unshorn
lambs marketed not later than March 31, 1960. will be eligible for payments to be made this summer under the 1959 wool incentive program.
Marketing after March. 1960 will be eligible for the 1960 wool urogram, which runs through March. 1961.
Applications for payment under the 1959 program must be filed not later than April 30. 1960, at the County ASC offices. Producers filing for such payments must furnish sales documents substantiating sales. Payment rates for the 1959 program will be announced this summer when the average price received for shorn wool during the 1959 marketing year is known. Payments to producers will follow the determination of payment rates.
The wool incentive program has been in effect since 1954, and now between forty and fifty growers in Pontotoc County are participating. Two separate programs have been initiated, one for shorn wool and the other for unshorn lambs. ASC payments for shorn wool last year amounted to $2875.48 and producers in the unshorn lamb category were paid $806.66.
Payments are made under the National Wool Act and are offered in an effort to stimulate wool production toward a 300-million pound goal.
The payments on shorn wool are a direct incentive to increase production. Payments on unshorn lambs, at a rate based on the shorn wool payment, are made to encourage the normal marketing of lambs with the wool on and thus avoid unusual shearing to get the shorn wool incentive payments.Beef Association Meeting Is Set
The Southern Oklahoma Beef Association will hold its monthly meeting in the Artesian Hotel, Sulphur, on Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00 p. rn.
Membership in the association is composed of cattlemen from Pontotoc. Johnston, Murray, Carter and Garvin counties. Associ-ates are sponsoring a beef performance test in the five-county area, and an interesting program is planned.
Those who are not members of the association yet are cordially invited to attend and join.Area Ranchers Will Attend Feeders Day
Several Pontotoc county ranchers will be on hand at Stillwater for the 34th annual Livestock Feeders Day Saturday, April 16.
Activities will get under way at 9:30 a. rn.. and guest speaker will he Dr. Hilton M. Briggs, president of South Dakota State College. Dr. Briggs is a noted authority on sheep, and is author of a widely used textbook, “Modern Breeds of Livestock." He is also past president of the American Society of Animal Production.
Feeders Day again will feature the induction of 2 OSU graduates into the animal husbandry departments “Hall of Fame,” and research reports at the meeting will cover such topics of interest to local ranchers as development of replacement beef heifers, influence of excess fatness on performance of beef females, and various effects of pelleting and steam rolling milo for fattening steer calves.
SPECIAL FROM FRANCIS
Due to illness this week. Mrs. Kelly, our Francis correspondent, was unable to send in her regu-ar news for your WEEKLY. She did. however, phone in a special item.
Wool production in Pontotoc A cleaning-up day is set for County is lagging somewhat, in the Cedar Grove cemetery Sat-spite of these incentive payments, urday. April 16.CountyClubs Schedule Date ForRoundup
Pontotoc County Agent, C. H. Hailey, announces that the county 4-H Roundup will be held April 19 in Ada.
The girls’ division will be held in the First Baptist Church, and entrants are requested to use the entrance on Fifteenth Street.
The boys’ division will be held in the Educational Building Annex of the First Methodist Church.
Entrants may compete in eith-
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banks o ays we I nlentiiul
muda. vetch big yellow hop and lespedeza. Tn 1958 a gully-washing from the upper bottom to im-
crimson clover on the upland eight-inch rain swept newly-plow- prove the land below,
protions of his ranch, hut the ground from the upper bottom When Billie took over the ranch
creek bottom which spreads away across a wide strip of land, a1- ,n 19><’ he s,gnf^ for plan of
I rom toe winding course of ready badly eroded, where Bif-
Muddy Boggy seems to be his fie had pair ‘ shingly coaxed fes-
fpride and joy At one spot on cue to grow, the creek, where Biffle said he Surprisingly, the flood caused xnit Oe work was told nothing would ever grow, very little damage The scattered
Midland ber- he brushed off and planted to fescue even caught enough silt
improvement through the local Soil Conservation District and ASC’. A man of strong personal initiative and boundless energy,
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h?n?JTR,i?E5: * ^oman ^ngeland conference is on between' ASC field man Paul Henderson, left, and Ned Biffle as they walk toward Biffle's sleek-nqm herd. And long strides forward in the way of clearing and pasture improvement are things Ned Biffle can rightly claim.
Pittstown. Mrs. Skeith says the tree was just as large as it is now when they bought the place in the Tate 1940's.
_(Photo by W. L. Knickmeyer)Galley-Vanting Around The CountyHART
By MRS. ALVIE L. GRIFFITH
Mr*-. Grant Johnson and May vi si I od with Mrs. Roy Cantwell at Lightning Ridge on Tuesday.
Mrs. \ irgil Haines of Union Hill spent Wednesday night and Thursday night w ith her si "iter, Mrs. Evert Summers.
Mrs Grant Johnson and May Wednesday morning.
Miss May Johnson visited Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Evert Summers.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Johnson and their son-in-law. Mr. Jack Griffith. Ft. Worth, visited awhile Friday night with Mrs. Grant Johnson and May.
were at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ownbev in Hart Community
Miss May Johnson visited Saturday morning with Mrs. J. S. Stanfield.
Mrs. Josie McIntyre visited Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Grant Johnson and May.
May. Mr. Sales is a brother of Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs A H. Mercer Sr. spen* Wednesday night with Mrs. Grant Johnson and May.
Mrs. Dick Sweeney Sr., visited
Mr. and Mrs. B I) Ownbev went to Lawrence on Friday and Saturday to see their grandson. James Robin Davis, who had pneumonia. He is feeling much better now and he and hri parents, Mr, and Mrs. John Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Young. Pamela and David Mack of Denton. Tex., came Saturday and sjvent the weekend with Mrs. Young’s aunt, Mrs. A. H. Mercer Sr.
Mrs. Evert Summers and Joe and Miss Roberta Escue of Center were luncheon guests in Roff Sunday in the home of Mrs. Ola Hodges and daughters and Mrs. Sampson Summers.
Mack Summers spent Sunday afternoon at Sulphur.
Various came for his mother, Mrs. J. E. Dunn, and they spent Sunday afternoon w'ith Mr. and Mrs. Luther Dawson and family in Sulphur.
Miss May Johnson visited brief- Mr. and Mrs. Winston W:ard of
ly Monday morning with Mrs. Pearson visited Sunday night
Alvie L. Griffith. with his uncle, Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Roberta Hodges and her grandmother. Mrs. Sampson Summers. Roff, visited Saturday with Mrs. Evert Summers. J
Charles Ownbev spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Ownbey.
Mrs. Evert Summers and Mrs. Ola Hodges went to Ada Sunday afternoon to visit Mr. George Tolliver, who is a patient in Valley View Hospital.
Mrs. Sampson Summers of Roff returned home with Mrs. Evert Summers Sunday evening arx! is visiting a few' davs.
Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Sales of Co’bert spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Grant Johnson and \
Mrs. Matt Heimer Jr.. Madeline and Peggy of Latta spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Alvie L. Griffith.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn of
The Summers’ family is deeply grateful to all who contributed food, flowers and sympathy in any form during the past week. due to the passing of one of the community’s most beloved pioneers, Evert Summers.
By FLORENCE ISAACS
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Coley of Oklahoma City spent Sunday with his sister. Mr. and Mrs. Herman W7ard.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy W’ard of Seminole were visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ward Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and family spent Friday night with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Law'-rence Lane, of Oklahoma City and were the Saturday dinner guests of another sister. Mr. and Mrs. Arils Martin, and girls, also of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Clara Chandler and children of Stratford spent Wednesday with her sister, Mrs. Pearl Gray, and Carma.
I Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gray and
family were the Tuesday supper guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray of Center.
Larry and Gary Gray spent Sunday with their cousins, Mike and Rodnev Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Henson visited her father. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Crawford, north of Ada, Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. M R. Tucker and Londa visited awhile Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. P. Q. Henson.
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