Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1960
?• f v? C0LLECT*PN: Above are shown some of the spear tips and arrow heads
which Frank Vincent has picked up about the ranch during the past several years. They were once plentiful on the Vincent Ranch, but are now hard to find. The large spear-point or arrow-tip in center was taken out of Canyon Springs, and a New York pro-ftssor said it was at least six hundred years old. (WEEKLY Photo).
Attorney Holman Is Cleared By Local Grand Jury
By W. L. KNICKMEYER
The county grand jury shortly after noon todav brought in a report exonerating County Attorney Pat Holman of any misconduct in office.
The Jury was called on a citizens’ petition specifically in connection with the alleged assault of an Ada woman in a trailer camp at the west edge of the city May 6. Holman had filed no charges in the case, saying the evidence was insufficient.
The grand jury’s report stated that the group had “spent manv hours and interrogated all witnesses available investigating the complaint’’ against the man alleged to have committed the assault and had voted a “No BUI.”
The “No Bill ’ finding corrobated Holman’s judgment as to lack of evidence.--1-
Quoting from the petition asking “Your Grand Jury feels that if for the grand jury “to investigate *ny mistakes hav* been made by the commission of crimes that County Attorney that they are have not been prosecuted.” and judgment based on
“to investigate as to whether the ”ones* conclusions.
PIONEER RELICS: Frank Vincent shows a portion of the frontier tools and accoutre
ments he has collected. Left to right are hooks once used to drag cross-ties, a calf yoke with its ring and staple, a fro used for splitting roof boards and palings, a saddle horn dug up by treasure hunters at Canyon Springs and a broad-ax once used for hewing cross-ties and logs for houses. Vincent is holding a large bull-yoke staple which is prob* i ably all of a hundred years old. (WEEKLY Photo).
OX-YOKE: The above old ox-yoker so much a symbol of pioneer times, hangs against
the native-stone wall on the porch of the Vin cent ranch house. The Vincent family got it years ago from John Winsley, whose grandfather used it on a yoke of steers during the building of an early railroad. The twin rings on the center staple identify it as a "wheel yoke"—one ring worked against tho nub of tho wagon tongue; the other h*!d the draw chain leading to tho forward steers. (WEEKLY Photo).
Shows Markings of Vanished Tribe
Bv ERIC ALLEN of an emigrant road which once rocks in the higher surrounding Vincent is a man who knows and house. On nights when the moon
Ride across a section of Frank carried pioneer settlers past a hills, loves to delve into things histori- is dim, wolf-packs lope past it in
\ mcent s ranch south of Fitts- pool called Dead Man's Spring. Primitive Indians cal, and he has a right to be that full cry, crazed by the scent of
town some day in the cool of the The spring and the emigrant A far-fetched idea, maybe it calves in pens at the ranch head-
evening and you may lee! cur- comparatively young in could be Pictures in the ca've are History didn't iust tiptoe across quarters, or by the spoor of some
rents of history welling against J • g ‘n older than a wandering New the land where Vincent lives and long-eared jack rabbit whose hun-
your senses light our OI tile rug- •' g ■ york archaeologist placed them, creep on without leaving some Ser has made him venture to the
ged ear'h' , ... b-v' But not lt* cave- A'161' a look He suggested they may date back visible traces. Old Indian mark- ridge to feed.
that ’L I!,! on imagination, at the paintings in its dark in- only to the time of primitive In- logs and relics, and sites of things! Many of the wolves meet death
hint* N,* L X ” gull*- terior. you may have the feel- dian tribes of six hundred years historical, are there on the ranch in the blasts from cyanide guns,
en! mc Paleo Mans, the earii- ago But he wasn't certain. He today. . but wolves are a hardy and pre-
maw of a cave Aiki h a and mosl ancient tribe known said they may have been painted Historic Cave datory breed, and all the efforts
™ arrowheads'and sXltoJta L dad T'^' T* in^abUed [»’ roving bands of Aztecs No one The eave with its mysterious <* a top U. S. Government trap-
™ r J^L P'vaces a °n§ Can-VOn, k"°"s for sure. drawings is just a few 'hundred per. Jack McPhetridge, hasn't en-
■ncents possess^, and faces Creek and the jumbled nest of But one thing is certain. Frank yards behind the Vincent ranch ~(Continued on p.'gVtwo) ~
, ™e rr 1?uLbmittfd to nis-
such office,” the report Judge Raiph Hodges, Durant. who is presiding over the grand jury's activities, was a partial" report, covering the group's deliberations to date. The jury noted that it had also re-
County Attorney is competent to hold went on
"We have heard several witness es testify relative to the above quoted statement and find no
merit to the complaint and accusa- turned e,„ht fe!onv indictments
In Humming up. the final para- jUry Wi" continue in
graph of the report read: '
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Tho forty-fourth annual Ponto-1 dicate that this vear's show will toe County Free Fair will be held be one to top them all Urn year on brember IS. is. 4_H youths across the countv •od 17. and plans are already are already grooming potential shaping up to make the event one livestock entires, getting set for of the best to dale. ;he three-day fair
C. H Hailey. County Agent, is Entries at the fair will be re-Secretary for the Pontotoc Cotin- ceived from 8 a rn. to 8 p rn. ty Pw Pair Association The as- Thursday. September IS, and will sorption is composed of two mem- remain in place until 3 p. rn on hers elected from each township the September 17th closing date. in the county, and reports from Management of the Pontotoc members, and those who intend County Free Fairs is in the hands to furnish exhibits at the fair. in- of the County Free Fair Associa-
~ non arvi active supervision is RE\ It AL IS ANNOUNCED handled by the Executive Board.
Ira Womack, pastor of the Fran- ,™5 ^ T"5*5 °f 3 Presjdfn'-
rhumb nf rvariot * i vlce*Presi^nt, secretary and four
as i huron of thn«t. announced mpmlvtrC k,. *
lh,, week that a revival would be- I •“*. ° "'
gin there nevi Sunday. August 20 of th* Falr Assoc'a-
Conducting the revival will be The annual fairs are financed
Lloyd Stinnett, well known speak- by taxation, and no admission or er from Pauis \aih?y. entry fees are charged.
Illinois Livestock Feeders Will Visit Local Ranchers
Dr. Don Williams, president of; Professor Don Taggart of the the Ada Farm and Ranch Club, Animal Husbandry Department, announced this week that twenty Murray State College, will be prominent stock feeders from ll- guest speaker at tho dinner meet-iinois will arrive in Ada Tuesday ing in Trail’s Motel Tuesday night, for a close-up appraisal of this Wednesday morning, the feed-
area’s livestock industry. ers will be conducted on a tour
The feeders, who maintain of ranches south of Ada in Pon-
stock-feeding pens in and around totoc County’s famous limestone Ottawa, Illinois, are now on a tour country. Then, after chow at noon-of Oklahoma, and will stop over at time, the feeders will depart for Ada for the first time. home.
For several years the group; --
has been participating in tours in Bk ■ ___• •
the Osage cattle country, but this IITQTI OHS
year, through the influence of the rapidly-growing Ada Farm and A m. \
Ranch Club, the twenty feeders I lUlVICU
will spend some time in this area. ■
The group of feeders will be pQf D©I PCI fit hosted by the Northeastern Okla- 5#
homa Cattlemen’s Council, a co- « , .. ,
ordinating organisation for beef- , Bali^ lh6„elect,on of court.
growers throughout a widespread *£* tfT2SS?J%
Soon after arrival Tuesday af- ‘atf than September 30 Bennett temoon, the feeders will visit the manager °[ “?• local
Ada Livestock Auction Barn for ASC offlce announc€d thls week-
Welding Torch Sets Off County Oil Tank Fire
rii*Cand "depHi^ton't Jvery ’improwiwfNut”^ teems foT.TbT.n'ehif.todT,^* St th!.2ntrin“ of ,he c"e "ear ,h* Vincent ranch house. Th. cav., which authorities suggest date back to at least six hundreds years aoo Small**. at th “ uf!es a.9°' and has some odd pictures painted inside it ish design, wh.ch may vugg.,, ,h,t Artec, from M.xtoo oncV dXV?n°,o .‘T mI»^^EKLyXw!’-* * ’h°W‘ * P”k*d h*’ * SP*n'
a look at the center’s facilities ,''oumy AJe™ k- H. Hatley is and livestock on hand. Tuesday chalrman the election board.
night, hosted by the Ada Fann aad c?m™t^ctS'r™en !nc'ude and Ranch Club. the group will flc,a's °i ASC„ tHA and those gather for a meeting at Trail's from he Fa™ Bureau and Farm-
Ier s Umon- Public notice of nom-i inations for community and committeemen and delegates to the county convention were made this week, and the election, held by mail, has a deadline of October 7, 1960, for the return of ballots.
A list of those already nominated for community committeemen follows, but additional nomina-An oil tank fire at Harden City t*ons may be made by peititions Monday morning caused damage signed by IO or more eligible vot-estimated at $1,000 to $1,500 be- ers- Any such petitions, however, fore the blaze was extinguished by must be filed with the ASC coununits of the Ada and Pittstown ty office manager not later than fire departments. i August 30
The fire started at about ll Nominations already made in a. rn., apparently from a welding community A’’, which includes torch. A workman was welding area of Maxwell and Sum-
on a pipeline near the tank, lo- mers Chaped are D. C. Cox, cated on the Patrick lease operat- E- L. Crawley. O. E. Gray, Joe ed by the Texfel Petroleum Corp. E- Isaacs, C. B. I^arman, Escal Apparently there was a flashback Myers. W. M. Oierce, Earl Rose, through the line, reaciiing the oil ^r°y Shackleford and A. H. Shi. in the redwood tank. bn community “Bthe Center,
The 750-barrel “gun barrel” Garr Corner and Vanoss area, tank exploded, damaging and those nominees are Clifford Mil-loosening the head and setting the *er* Aub J- McCulIar. M. D. Mc-oil ablaze. Curdy, Ezra D. Holland, Dewey
The tank was an intermediate BIair- Millage McDonald, J. B. tank between the well and other Stallings and W. L, Vowels, stock tanks. Community “C”, which includes
Clyde Moore, assistant superin- an(^ Lightning Ridge, nom-
tendent for Texfel, estimated dam- inat>ons are V. A. Barnes, Otis age at $1,000 to $1,500, plus loss C°H«y, Alvie Griffith. Steve Kirk, of production. L. W. Laseman, Bill Lucas,
One fire truck from Ada made U°yd Mcllroy, E W. Nuner, E.V.
the run, as did Walter Graper’s Ownbey and Truitt Young,
volunteer fire outfit from Fitts- “D community, which includes town. The fire was out by about Byng. Francis, Oakman and Hom-
noon- (Continued on peg# two) ’
Galley- Vanting 'Around The County
By MARY LAMEMAN
Visitors in the home of Mrs Clay Johnson the past week were Mrs. j Paul Harris and children. Mc-1 Adams, Miss,; Mr and Mrs Melvin Johnson and children and Miss Nancy Whitt, Debuth. Minn Mrs. Hams left for her home Monday morning accompanied by a nephew, Douglas Condren, Tuttle.; Mr and Mrs Johnson left on Thursday for their return trip,
home in Idaho Falls. They- will make stops at Colorado Springs to Msit Col. and Mrs Wayne Johnson and at Aspen to \ isit another brother. Albert and his family.
Mrs Leon Condren, Douglas and Roy. Tuttle, spent Friday and Saturday with her mother’ Mrs. Clay Johnson Visitors in the John son home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moran. Ada; Mrs Miihe Cheat. Ada; Mr. and Mrs Charles Lewis. Roff; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Houser, Ardmore. The
latter are the parents of Mrs. Corbin Johnson. Pittsburg. Pa.
Walter Simmons entered Valley View Hospital Wednesday. On Thursday he underwent surgery for a cataract on an eye. He is doing well and expects to be home within a few davs.
except Mr Robinett and Mrs Davis are members of the Central Committee of the County Democratic Party. They met in the District Courtroom to help choose a candidate to fill the office of tax assessor made vacant by the death of Charles Rushing.
’ and Mrs. Jack Richardson, Oklahoma City, a sister and brother-in-law of Mr. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson were on their way to Beaver's Berd State Park where they will vacation for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Williams had Mr. and Mrs Joe Robinett. Mrs as Saturday night guests Mr. and R. O. Laseman, Lee Bunyard and Mrs S. A. Storie. Roosevelt. Mrs. Mr and Mrs Harold Davis were Storie is the mother of Mr. Wil-m Ada Saturday. All the group hams. Sunday visitors were Mr.
On August 9 Sherman Teal entered \ alley View Hospital to be treated for injuries received when he had a car accident w'hile delivering the mail. He is suffering from broken ribs and face
lacerations. He is expected home in a few days.
Mrs. O. U. Gaith, Gaddis Nursing Home, entered Valley View Hospital the first of the week to undergo treatment.
George Tolliver re-entered Valley View Hospital for further treatment a week ago
Mrs. J E Love underwent surgery at Valley View Hospital on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robinett, Lee,
Bunyard and Mrs R. O. Laseman made a visit to the hospital to visit the patients from Roif Saturday afternoon.
been visiting her parents, Mr buckle Memorial Hospital. S u !-and Mrs. Milton Keating, Lawton, phur. is reported to be in a criti-and his parents, Ada, the past cal condition at this time. He has
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Roff left Friday for a month's vacation with their son, Stanley Roy Roff and family of Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. Byron Eppler and daughter Helen of Hobbs, N. M., visited her grandmother. Mrs. C. B. Smith Saturday. The Epplers have
Mr. and Mrs. W. Price visited their daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tingle, Grand Prarie; also their grandson and family, Mr. and Mrs Edward Price Tingle of Arlington over the weekend.
been hospitalized for some time.
William Bunyard and son, Merritt Lewis have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bunyard for several days. Merritt Lewis will abs visit his grandparents. Mr. and M r s. Manuel Merritt of Holdenville.
O. U. Kelley, a patient rn Ar-| (Continued on pogo 4)