Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - December 1, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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County Pecan Show Draws Too Entries
The Pontotoc County pecan and pecan foods show was kicked off to an impressive start early Thursday, with more than a hundred entries already in place at 9 a. rn.
Long row's of tables inside the Herndon Building, 121 South Townsend. Ada, were rapidly filling with exhibits of ail varieties of pecans and pecan foods before judges arrived at IO a. rn.
C. H. Hailey. Pontotoc County agent, said quality of pecans, black walnuts and foods of all descriptions appeared to be outstanding Blue ribbon winners will exhibit at the state pecan show in Stillwater December 13.
This year's pecan and pecan foods show was sponsored by the First National Bank and Trust Company and the Oklahoma State Bank of Ada.
Interest in the, show was widespread when it was first announced a month ago, as Pontotoc County’s million dollar pecan crop reached the peak of harvest, and the show’ committee started contacting growers, early entries of all varieties began stacking up at the office of the county agent.
The show committee this year was composed of Dr L. W. Cheek,
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Range Conservation Stamp Will Be Issued By ll. S. Post Office Department
if k l? I P°ntotoc County pecans took the spotlight Thurs-
ry ,**♦ J9 ow eld m the Herndon Building, Ada. Above County Agent C. H. Hah
? on«-P°un<J exhibit for an early-morning entrant who has lust registered with Mrs. Nolen Dyer, foreground. A hundred and five entries in the show were already on display at 9 a. rn. (WEEKLY Photo).
Conservation leaders here are looking forward to issuance of the world s first range conservation st age stamp bv the Post Office Department in Salt Lake City, I tab. C. C Buxton, chairman of the Pontotoc County Soil Conservation District said today.
The commemorative 4-cent stamp, printed in 3 colors, will be issued February 2 at the American Society of Range Management's annual meeting at Salt Lake City.
The stamp will go on sale at the post of lice here on the following day. February 3.
The stamp is in two pails. One part is a reproduction of the fa
mous drawing. “Trail Boss,” by Charles Russell, the distinguished artist of western life. The other part shows a modern range conservation scene. (See picture inside.)
The new stamp. C. C. Buxton saki, symbolized the development of range conservation from the pioneer days of the open range to today's scientific management techniques.
Those who are interested in a “first-day cover.” a souvenir envelope. can mail addressed envelopes plus a money order or, certified check for the number of stamps required to the postmast- j
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J U be,st of wo,f hounds can 9et tuckered out after a hard night of running. And even a con-
firmed hounddog man may feel a bit of weariness after an all night run. L. N. Skaggs, shown above with a roped-in portion of his pack, says he sleeps very little, even if he's home in bed, if his hounds are out chasing wolves in the can-yon below his home. I ll stay awake and listen as long as they're in hearing," he said. "It's kind of hard on me. When a man gets up in years, he needs a pretty good dab of sleep now and then." (WEEKLY Photo).
Old Time Hunter Recalls Hard Winters Years Ago In "Hills Of Radium Sack"
By ERIC ALLEN that night about hard winters in lieving ... the way trees froze dowTi to the outside world.’*
was a co night for eail> Arkansas. and busted, making racket like He still talks with the expres
earthquakes across the ridges,, sive accent of a pioneer moui and the way creeks froze so solid ta*n man.
December, with frost shining in m _ ...
th* woods like foxfire under the! .. Cretks Froie Sol,d
light of the climbing rn o o n. I ^ "as tru^h, too,” he _ ___ _____
Twenty-odd packs of hounds were ^ Bu* it s almost past be- men used them for wagon roads* (Continued on page two)
on the loose in the rolling hills ~ -
around Ten Acre Rock, but for! two hours straight they hadn't done much running.
Their owners, sprawled out on makeshift hunks on the huge outcropping. figured it was a night for spinning yarns.
At such midnight conclaves of fox and wolf hunters, the talk, usually concerns exploits of hounds and hound-dog men. That night, however, it wasn't so. L.
N. Skaggs was holding forth on hard winters he had endured in the mountains of Arkansas.
“I was born in the hills of Rack urn Sack, where ’possums run under the rocks and scrape the hair off their backs,*’ Skaggs w’ill say today. And he will laugh-1 bigly admit that not a man in the crowd believed what he said
•way by water, ca^fe'^ down ^he* s'lopes9^^the creeks thon^onSo^h^ri va substance known « topsoil has long since been eroded
Sing fences along rural roads. They remain a! ghastly wounds on the f if th. I Vm*" °1 °Ut f° T°° mfmy SUch SCeneS stiM ,ine sa«‘
•bove can't be healed by a poultice of grass, because qrass wouldn't dav on I f, iuV * 9* ,? c?nserv*t,°n-minded people. A wound like the
damming of land above. And it will take time But 3 can be don. Tom . »k • I ‘“"J* r*sh»P"’9 and backfilling and the terracing or check-oualy Offered by W. L. Knickme^er) ° * C*n b* don*- ComP*r* thl-' Picture with another on en inside page. (WEEKLY Photo Court#-
Cotton Growers Will Vote On Quotas Dec. 13
Cotton growers will vote December 13 in their annual referendum to determine whether to use a system of marketing quotas for the upcoming crop of upland cot-tion. Chairman Guy Pegg of the county Agricultural .Stabilization and Conservation committee announced today.
If approved in the referendum, the system of quotas would apply to the 1961 cotton crop. This would be the eighth successive year in which quotas have been in effect for upland cotton.
Upland cotton quotas have been proclaimed by the Secretary of Agriculture or the basis of an official determination that the estimated total supply of cotton for 1960-61 will amount to approximately 21.7 million running bales, or about 3 million bales above! normal. The law requires the proclamation of quotas by October 15 in any year when the total supply exceeds normal. Quotas do not take effect, how-
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The above activity was captured on film at the Richard Soutee place northwest of Roff. A bad leak developed in one of the plastic lines reaching into the 115 foot depth of the Wifi ,and a m‘*d Saturday morning looked like a good time for recruiting all avail* able hands and getting at the repair job. Available hands were Richard himself, shown in the well-house, his mother, Marjorie Soutee, just behind him, and Mrs. Richard Soutee, who seems to be handling a large share of the chore of "pulling" by hauling th# electric pump backwards on a wheelbarrow. (WEEKLY Photo).
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Bv MRS. E. O. HUMPHERS
Mrs. Don Weller and Christy shopped in Ada Monday. Mrs. E. O. Humphers attended business ait J did some shopping also.
car with his grandson. Randy
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Winton took his sister, Mrs. Brooks, to the doctor Monday.
children visited her mother, Mrs.1 Nickles in Atoka while Bill hunted deer Friday they c4me back to Shellenbcrgers and picked up pecans and had a nice visit.
Mrs-. Lloyd Lynch and Mrs. Curtis were shopping in Ada Monday. Lloyd was babysitting in tile
Rev. and Mr* Bill Foster
and children of Tuttle visited Mr. and Mrs William Shellenberger .ast I uc.sday. Mrs. Foster and
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hough have moved to their new home in Stonewall.
oil well being made ready on the Floyd Underhill property.
Tuesday of this week Mrs. D. Hill, Patty and Mark of Prague and Mrs. Billie Phillips visited Mrs. Shellenberger.
Hank Brady. For the noon meal the Bradys.
Mr. and Mrs. Brady had as their
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Daniel I oi Ada had Thanksgiving supper
SEEN — A location for a new, with lier parents, Mr. and Mrs.
guests her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart of McLish and Mrs. Lizzie Barrett of Stonewall. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brady and family and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brudy and family visited during the day.
A week ago Sunday night Mr. .and Mrs. Roy Lee F’harr visited.
The deer hunters from this area were Marshall McGhee and Morris, L. D. Brady, Deaborn Weller, and Joe Weller. I haven’t heard if anyone killed a deer.
he underwent a tonsillectomy operation. At last report he was doing fine. Dustin spent the day and night with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Brady.
Lance Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. V Brady, was admitted to Valley View Hospital, where
Eldon Humphers left Sunday morning for Pueblo, Colo., after a week’s vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Humphers, Eldon Sawyers and
Kaye Phillips of Harden City.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Thomason had Thanksgiving dinner with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs.; Edgar Heatley of RofC
with him and stopped there to visited her mother, Mrs. Estes.
A week ago Monday Max Thomas made a business trip to Atoka. Mrs. Thomas, Amy and Anita went as far as Coalgate)
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holder and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Dean Weller and family and their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pat Holder. The Wellers and Pat returned the visit on Saturday.
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