Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
Galley-Vanting Around The CountyBEBEE
By MRS. LEO SCOTT
The Camp Ground Free Will Baptist Church had % in Sunday School Easter Sunday. Several \jsitors were present.
The Ladies' Auxiliary met at the church Thursday afternoon.
Mr and Mrs. Judson Kirby, Brenda and Barbara picnicked at Sulphur Sunday.
la Donnie and Glen of Parish Chapel and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott and Sherry.
Mrs. J. P Norton of Ada spent Monday night and Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. John Norton.
and grandchildren. Melinda. Richard and Bryan Poulter of Ada visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eaton and children
Mr. and Mrs. Max Hudson spent Sunday fishing at Lake Tcxoma.
Carl “Zip" West spent several days this past week fishing at Lake Texoma.
Those visiting Sunday vs uh Mrs. I^eora Wilfong and Glen were Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Wilfong of Duncan. Mr. and Mrs Odis
Wilfong of Ada, Mr. and Mrs.
Hollis Kite, Darlene, Stevie and
Donnie, Mr. arid Mrs. Jerry Ken
nedy of Duncan and Miss Jo Wallis of Ada.
» Mr. and Mrs. M. C Hood and \lrs Sue Sellers and Jerry visited during the weekend with Mrs. Mary Lou Kurkyndail of Henryetta,
Mr and Mrs. A. L. Cape. Delons and Junior visited Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pierce and family of St. Louis.— Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Lee and Darlene of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with the A. L. Capes.—Mr. and Mrs. A L. Cape and children and Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Lee and Darlene visited Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Roberts and children of Ada and with Mr. and Mrs Houston Cape ard children of Union Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. T S. Hood. Ann. Wanda. Joyce and Earl spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Hood and Jean of Alma —On Sunday the T. S. and H. C. Hoods met Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hood and children and Mr and Mrs. Gene Hood and son a* Turner Falls for a picnic — Mr. and Mrs. ll. C. Hood and Jean and Miss Sue Jones, all of Alma visited Monday with the T. S. Hoods.-The T. S. Hoods visited Wednesday night with Rev. and Mrs. Earlin Haskins.
Among those attending the F. IL A style show at Vanoss Thursday night were Mrs. Grover I Thompson and Raymond. Mr. and Mrs. A. L Capes. Deloris and Junior, Mrs. S. M. Golden. Margaret and Glen. Mrs. Oris I Roberts, Hay and Judy. Mrs. James Duncan. Pat and Karen and Mrs. Audie Teel and daughter.
day night —Mr. and Mrs. Euel Haskins and children of Ada visited Saturday night with Rev. and Mrs. Earlin Haskins.—The Earlin Haskinses were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Euel Haskins and children of Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hayes Jr., Mitch, Larry ard Timmy of Duncan spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs. Grade Hayes.
Those visiting Mr. and Mrs W. H Hightower during the past week were Banney Estes of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Don Henson, Shei
R FT Tillev of Oklahoma City spent Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. Karl Tillev, Gerald and Carlton Lee.
Air. and Mrs. R. P. Izard
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Choate and daughter of Tulsa spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Choate and Loren.
Mrs. Millard Wallace and Keith of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with Mrs. Wallace’* mother. Mrs. Annie Duncan.
Those spending Easter Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Grover Thompson and Raymond were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holman and girls of Borger. Tex., Mr. and Mrs. R j E Thompson of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Whitney and girls of Ada. M rs. Doris Davidson and daughters of Norman. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Thompson and Kil-b\ of Ada and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gilmore and Ricky of Healdton.
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Whitson and Henry were Mr. and Mrs. Edd Berryman, Kay and Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bivins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Melvon Whitson and daughters of Tulsa and Mr. nad Mrs. Hollis Kite, Darlene. Donnie and Stevie Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Choate and daughter of Tulsa visited in the afternoon.STONEWALL
By BARBARA CHRISTIAN
Well here I am again. I said that last week would be my last bit in the WEEKLY bit I guess I will write this time. Easter has been and gone and it was a beautiful day in some respects. The wind was blowing a gale but the sun did get to shine through every now and then The news this week is all about the visitors that drop in for the day.
spent the last few’ weeks visiting the Greenlees.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan, dinner guests of Mrs. Annie Duncan. Other visitors were Mr. and Mrs. John Binkley and Steven and Miss Delpha Duncan of Ada.
Mrs. Paul Markley and Nancy and Mr. and Mrs. James Markley and Ray of Sapulpa spent Sunday with Mrs. S. J. Markley and Bob Markley. They came to pick up Paul Markley who had been visiting his mother for the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Satter-white and Kanetta. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bryant and Teresa, all of Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sat-terw'hite of Sands Spring, all visited their mother. Mrs. Bertha Satterw'hite for the Easter holiday The Bryants spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Burl Martin in Ada. The Fred Satterwhites spent Saturday night with her parents. Mr and Mrs. Clarence Mosely and family in Konawa.
and Steve and Mr. ard Mrs. Dave Roberts went to Lindsay to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Holmes, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Whitson and daughters of Tulsa spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Whitson and Henry.
Rev. and Mrs. Earlin Haskins; attended the Bryant-Dew wedding, at the Church of Christ Wednes-,
The water content of IO inches of snowfall is about equal to that of an inch of ram.
Those visiting Mrs. John Roan this weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Greenlee and son, Bobby. Lovington, N. M.; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Landrum and family of Lamarr and Mr. and Mrs. Corky Shoemaker and Phyllis of Tulsa. Also visiting her mother artier her return from Mexico was
Those spending the Easter weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gibson were Mr. and Mrs. Coy Gibson of Guymon and Mr. and Mrs. Troy Gibson and Cindy of Oklahoma City. Dropping in on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Elliott of Atoka, Mrs. Lee Elliott of Fitzhugh. Mrs. Jesse Epperson. Cheryl and Tony of Holdenville. Mr. and Mrs. James Elliott of Ada and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clark and Billy, also of Ada.
The Midway Home Demonstration Club met in the home of Mrs. Alton Hale on Tuesday, April 19. Refreshments of strawberry shortcake and coffee were served to Mesdames Hough. Billy Rae Phillips, William Shel-lengerger, Gerald Newell, Rae Thompson. Buster Legate, Ralph Lacrone, B. B. Ryan and hostess Alton Hale.
Due to so many conflicts the club didn’t meet their regular time. The program was on curtains. The next meeting will be in the home of Mrs. Buster Legate.
illness of 4 weeks. The funeral was Wednesday at 2:30 p. rn. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Caffev in charge and Mr. D. D. Duke assisting. Burial was in the Stonewall Cemetery with Smith Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Martin dropped in to visit her son. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Christian and family on Tuesday night around 9:30. Lyton Zeek of Tulsa came to visit the Christians. So they all got a chance to do a lot of visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Harper of Danfield, Calif., have been visiting his mother, Mrs. Minnie Harper about a week. They have gone to Arkansas to visit her brother and other relatives. Then they will visit friends in Tulsa before returning home.
Mrs. Alex Britton left on Tuesday to take her mother. Mrs. Eller Britton, to her home in stay here. Mrs. Christian is doing double duty at both her home and her mother's home while Mrs. Britton is gone. Alex Britton is in the Veterans’ Hospital in Sulphur.
Mr. and % Mrs. Dwight Roberts
Ellis Horton died about 3 a. rn. Tuesday at Valley View after an
Those visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mearl Gregory and boys for Easter dinner and an egg hunt were Mrs. Maggie Cogburn of Coalgate, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Battles, Sue and Linda of
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60TH YEAR ADA, OKLAHOMA,THURSDAY, APRlU 21, 7960 To Piiges NOTTOld Choppo Still Perks Right Along
His once lively gait is slowing some, toned down by the crowd-, ing years and many long moons; of pacing. At times he stands* with a hip-shot stance, his flanks! drawn in and a faint age-growth of wrinkles showing against his toughened hide. But he isn t quite finished yet. Not him.
He is old. no doubt of it, but his dark-bay coat is richening tome with the rising of new spring grass, and his eyes hold a sharp perception. And he isn t lonely. Almost any day in the week he's likely to have company—a passel of neighborhood kids.
RARIN' TO GO: Don't let his gaunt look fool you. Old Choppo, twenty-nine-year-old horse owned by Eual Harris of the VA,.r Porce' st‘rt bas plenty of power for traveling. Holding the horse is Eual's father, I. F. Harris of Francis.
His name is “Choppo.” He is a twenty-nine year old horse belonging to Segeant Eual L. Harris of the U. S. Army Air Force. Horse and owner, Sergeant Harris’ father says, are about the same age.
“Choppo” is now’ in a pasture on the I. F. Harris farm one mile east of Francis, where the Harris family has resided since 1917. Mr. Harris purchased the horse for his son when “Choppo" was only 8-years-old. Boy and horse knew a long-time association until young Harris entered the Air Force nine years ago.
Sargeant Harris is now with a medical student squadron at Gunter Air Force Base. Alabama. He is married and has three boys aged six. five and two. One boy was born in Germany, one in Texas and the other at Tinker Air Base, Oklahoma City.
Sargeant Harris intends to keep - old “Choppo” for his boys to ride I when they visit their grandparents near Francis.
“Neighbor kids keep Choppo gentled up good for riding.“ the elder Harris said. When asked if it was mostly on Sundays, he said, smiling. “Might he any day in the week.'*
Old “Choppo” is still pretty much of a horse in spite of his twenty-nine years. His hooves aren’t splayed or broken and his I teeth are intact. He eats, according to Mr. Harris, “All the corn he can get hold of.”
TOPPING THEM OUT: Dale McDonald, vice-president of the Pontotoc and Coal County Livestock Association, looks
over some of his mixed Hampshire, Yorkshire, Landrace, Du roc and Poland China hogs which he is fattening for a mid-June market. (Weekly Photo by Erie Allen).
INTERIOR BEAUTY: Shirley Howell, left, and Martha Herion, right, won First Place Blue with their demonstration
on Covering Lamp Shades at the County 4-H Club Roundup Tuesday in Ada. Both girls are from Roff.
_* (See Story Inside)Farm-Ranch Club Schedules Meet
A meeting of the new Farm and Ranch Club is scheduled for next Tuesday. April 26 at j 7:30 p. rn. in Ada.
The meeting will be held at I the Johnson Steak House, and Dr. D. E. Howell, head of OSU's Department of Entomology will he the speaker.
The Farm and Ranch Club is being organized to promote interest in agriculture and the livestock industry, and one phase of the program this year may include a tour of northern beef-growing centers and markets.
Election of officers for the club will be held at the forthcoming meeting, and the club’s constilution and by-laws will be read and approved.Aberdeen-Angus Go on Block At Stoneybroke
Carlton Corbin’s black cattle will take the spotlight again Saturday, April 30, when more than IOO head of Aberdeen-Angus go on the block at Stoneybroke Ranch, south of Pittstown.
Included in the offering are 50 covv-and-calf pairs, the calves sired by high testing performance tested bulls. Some older cows will also be sold, Corbin notes: animals which are still good for four or five calves, hut require a little more care than the big Stoneybroke operation can give them.
The sale catalog lists 99 head, 43 bulls and 56 females. However, Corbin says he will also sell five performance tested bulls, potential herd sires, unlised in the catalog.
In addition to these he will offer 20 pair of what he calls purebred commercial animals—cow’s which have lost their chains and whose ear tattoos have become illegible.
All animals in the sale will be in good pasture condition, Corbin says, and there will be “something for everybody.”
The sale is scheduled to kick off at I p. rn. in the big circular sale barn at Stoneybroke. Auctioneers will he Holland Jester, Ardmore and Guy Shull, Lawton.
In traditional Stoneybroke style free lunch will he served to all comers before the sale by the women of the Pittstown Methodist Church.
McDonald Sees Dividends In Diversi fled Ranching
By ERIC ALLEN
Bad markets and fickle weather can sometimes upset a livestock grower's equilibrium worse than the gyrating antics of a bucking horse. Unless a man knows how to gauge the jumps and keep his seat in the saddle, he may hit the turf with a w’rench-ing jolt.
Dale McDonald, a recent member of the rodeo circuit and now vice-president of the Pontotoc and Coal County Livestock Association. seems to know how to guage the humps. And McDonald makes th? tough riding easier by taking the route of diversified ranching. He goes in for cattle, horses, growing of small-grain crops and the business of raising hogs.
McDonald’s ranch is a 1000 acre stretch of hills and bottomland along the South Canadian River northeast of Francis. He runs 150 head of Whiteface cattle, raises some riding stock, and down on a IOO acre strip of the river bottom, he grows barley, oats and com to feed his hogs.
McDonald has been in the hog business about five years, raising mostly top-quality feeders and stockers. His success in this is evidenced by the fact that buyers from Arkansas, Missouri and from as far away as Central City, Iowa, come to his ranch to purchase hogs. In addition to his long-range program of feed
ers and stockers, he purchased 120 head of mixed Hampshire. Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and Poland China this spring and intends to top them out.
“It’s partly an experiment,” McDonald said thoughtfully. “But a man doesn't jump into this business just hit-or-miss. I figure I’ll have these hogs topped out by the middle of June and that wray I’ll be ahead of the fall or late - summer market slump. I’ll keep some of the best ones for breeding, too. and the price I paid for the pigs wasn’t too steep.”
The 120 head of hogs, already putting on meat and healthy and active—and as camera-shy—as mountain goats, are confined in a big feedlot adjoining a pond at the base of the timbered hills. McDonald is fattening the hogs on maise. soybean meal and trace minerals, but usually, for his feeder and stocker program, he grows his own feed.
“I don't think it’s a good idea to dry-lot feeders and stockers.” the rancher said. “And I don't think it’s good to throw weaning pigs inside a lot unless a man has time for limited feeding. I don’t have time for that. Too many irons in the fire.”
McDonald is using self-feeders in his present fattening project. How’ever. looking forward to expanding his feeder and stocker
program, he is going to build a new barn 60 feet long and 20 feet wide. The barn will have a concrete floor, a self-feeder spanning one whole side, and enough stalls to handle 14 farrowing sow’s. He has ordered 50 purebred Hampshire sows and intends to cross them with Landrace. He may try a cross between Tamworth and Hampshire too.
“It may take a year to find the breed I want.” McDonald said. “I’m trying for the best lean-meat, bacon-type hog. When my barn is ready. I hope to farrow 14 sows every 60 days.’*
Much of McDonald's hog ranching is done on the open mast, but he goes in strong for the growing of barley. He usually sow’s it early in September, pastures his w'hiteface cattle on it during the winter, then pulls them off and lets the grain mature for combining and grinding. He believes that barie}-, mixed with tankage, is about the best kind of home-grow’n feed.
Another interesting phase of McDonald's operations this year will he the planting of a twelve-acre tract of bottomland to soybeans and Honeydrip cane. He will plant the crops together in rows, and will cultivate, but he doesn’t intend to harvest the crops himself. In the fall he will turn in feeder and stocker shoats and let them “hog it down.”