Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - December 15, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, I960
Chain Slinging Baby
Walnut Huller Goes Into Operation At Gaar Corner
Something new in the way of mechanized “babies" moved onto the rural scene in Pontotoc County this week.
This “baby" has a voarcious appetite, and what it feeds on is walnut hulls.
It seems likely that this steel-ribbed contraption will put behind for keeps the old methods of staining and wearing out human hands, at least in the black walnut trade. Vaughn Potter of Gaar Corner thinks it’s the only mechanized walnut huller seen in this area to date.
The noisy but highly efficient machine was hard at work at Potter's place Wednesday. It is housed in a compact frame with a hopper for pouring in walnuts and a conveyor to off-bear the to chain-blast the tenacious exteriors off thirty-five or forty thousand pounds of walnuts per day.
“That’s a rough guess," Potter said, looking at the machine with evidence of amazement even after two days of close association. "But look at the hulled walnuts we've already sacked up. In two days’ time we’ve gone through a big portion of one hundred thousand pounds.”
The walnut huller isn't what appears to be a highly complicated machine. Potter slid back a panel of the hood while the machine was running and revealed its working parts. It takes two gasoline engines to furnish power for
operation. . .one motor to pull the conveyor and the other to run a high-speed shaft.
The shaft has bolted-on chains which flip around inside a steel-ribbed “drum" or chest. In this case the “drum” can be seen through like the skeleton ribs of a long-dead dinosaur. Ends of the chains, flapping loose at terrific speed, hurl walnuts against
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Weight Gains AreTabulated In Beef Test
Top-quality cattle from Pontotoc County showed impressive weight gains last Friday at the 56 day weighing period held at the performance test station, Murray State College, Tishomingo.
Cattle included in the weight performance test are weighed and checked every 28 days during the 140 day test period. The 181 bulls in the test showed an average daily gain of 2,77 pounds. The total weight gain for the 56 days was 28.135 pounds, with 158.390 pounds of concentrates being consumed.
The test showed that 5.63 pounds of concentrates were consumed per pound of gain.
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WALNUT HULLER: Something new in the way of handling a bumper crop of black walnuts was started this week
by Vaughn Potter at Gaar Corner. Above he and his crew are shown beside the first mechanized walnut huller seen in this area. A compact machine with a hopper and conveyor, the huller operates on the principle of high-speed agitation of walnuts inside a steel-ribbed cylinder. A shaft with chains attached runs inside the circle of the ribs at terrific speed, forcing hulls out against the hood and thus to a conveyor. The hulled walnuts are forced out a spout at the front. On the left is Potter. Man in the big hat is Lloyd Burk. Right is S. H. Muncy. See other picture inside. (WEEKLY Photo).
Visitors Give Vanoss International Flavor
Death Claims Roff Merchant Wednesday
Dorsey L. Rice, 91, former Roff resident, died Wednesday in Lawton after an extended illness. Services, under direction of
Cotton Growers Retain Program
COUNTY PECANS PUCE HIGH AT BIG STATE SHOW
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Cot'on grwers across Pontotoc places in the county. Tlurty-tvvo Seven pecan growers from Pon-County voted Tuesday to keep the votes were cast, and the referen- totoc County moved into win-upland cotton program in effect ‘I11"1 carned b>' a majority of rang places this; week at the_State 1%1 thirty-one votes to one. Pecan show held at Stillwater.
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GRAND CHAMPION WINNER: Mrs. R. B. Tiffin, left, who won the grand champion honors in pecan pies at the State Pecan Show at Stillwater, is shown with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Hooks in the Pontotoc County Agent's office a day before the show. Mrs. Tiffin lives at Vanoss. Mrs. Hooks, right, lives in Ada. Both entered a variety of pecan foods in the state show, including nut bread, pecan pies, nut rolls and salted pecans. Mrs. Hooks also entered divinity fudge
and pralines. (WEEKLY Photo).
By W. L. KNICKMEYER That international crossroads, Vanoss School, has been playing host for the last couple of weeks to two visiting educators, one from Jordan in the Middle East and one from Surinam in South America.
Both are in the United States under the program of the International Cooperation Administration. Both classes of The*AhTo»~First
arrived at the same time, about four months ago, spent Baptist Church held their an-a month in Washington, D.C., in orientation, then came naual Christmas party in the fel-together to Oklahoma where they are enrolled in the lowship room at the church ; school of agricultural education at Oklahoma State Uni- Tuesday evening, December 13. !
versitv, Stillwater. ' A short bnsiness meeting was
Both men are government employes in their own hel(1-
countries, since both countries have centralized school Mrs. Cecil Blankenship gave
systems. And, since coming here, both have evidenced the devotional Mrs. Frances Kep-a strong liking for Oklahoma pecans. Pner roaJ 3 (hnstma^ Poem anc
pUja/ft|p*t P?int, the similarities en<j- “rs^^Chnstmafe^olf ':
Rudolf Tjon (pronounced Chon) is a Chinese and a $ecret pais were revealed and
teacher of agriculture in Surinam. Ibrahim Omar, an Arab, is an assistant inspector of education in Jordan.
So their interests in Vanoss diverge a little — though not much. Omar. is interested in the vocational agriculture program in the county school, to be sure; but he spends much time visiting other classes as well. And Tjon, while he's taking a comprehensive look at the system and visiting various classes on all levels, is primarly concerned with the vo ag department of Pat Gallup and Clem Stone.
Jordan’s climate, Omar notes, is about like California’s. So the Jordan crops, while they include most of those raised here, also include more exotic products. Along with the wheat and barley and sesame. Omar lists the bananas and citrus fruits of the Jordan valley, and pomegranates and dates.
“But not the kind of dates you have here," he inserts. “The kind you eat, not the boy-and-girl kind."
(Incidentally, a taste for punning is another similarity: Tjon, with one eye on calories, observes that all the pecans he’s been eating have been going to “waist.”)
The principal difference between American and Arab schools,
Omar goes on, is that the Jordan system doesn’t take any nonsense from its students. Schooling is compulsory from the age of 6 to 15. But promotion from grade to grade depends on performance.
DRESSING IT UP: Putting the finishing touches on a Christmas tree can have its perilous moments, especially if eager small fry are doing the job. Their very exuberance is likely to undo what has been done. But what of it? Decorating again is fun. Above is shown a group of primary pupils in the room of Mrs. Casper Duffer at Fitzhugh school. They're crowding around the tree and hanging candy, and all eagerly looking forward to the big community Christmas program which will be held at the school Thursday n*ght, Dec. 22. (WEEKLY Photo)._
Woman Blinded by Snow Drives Car Into Boggy Creek
Ahloso Church Holds Annual Christmas Party
The Dorcas and Ruth Sunday
By MRS. SIMON PATTON
Mrs. V. A. Johnson was aroused from her crocheting by a knock on the door Saturday night. A Mrs. Holloway was at the door and said she was having a bit of car trouble. Mrs. Johnson told Mrs. Holloway that Mr. Johnson was at their son’s home next door and they would be glad to help her.
It had been raining and just before dark snow was falling. Mrs. Holloway was en route to Pittstown to pick up her daughter, who w'as visiting a friend. She
turned south at Frisco, probably being blinded by the snow and rain, and drove off into Boggy Creek at the low water bridge. She climbed out of the car after coming to a quick halt, seeing what she had done. The water was about 3 or 4 feet deep.
V. A. and A. R. Johnson went to pull her out. Mr. Johnson said if she had gone the length of the car into the stream she would have been swept away in the still-rising creek. The water was
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PECAN LOVERS — Visiting educators from Surinam and J local pecans very much to their taste. When the Vanoss vo the visitors weren't content just to look. They immediate are Pat Gallup, Vanoss; Rudolf Tjon, Surinam; Ibrahim Om
ordan, taking a look at the Vanoss school system, find the ag teachers broke out some of their prized pecan exhibits, ly cracked some and ate them. Left to right in the photo ar, Jordan; and Clem Stone, Vanoss. (NEWS Staff Photo).Galley-Vanting Around The County
Bv MRS. ALVUS L. GRIFFITH
Mr. and visited awhile Sunt with Mrs.- Rav Cant
Leon Hughey of Lawrence1
visited awhile Wednesday afternoon *ith Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Mrs. Harold Haines and Mich- with Mr. and Mrs. Griffith as’Bob Hatcher. Mr. and Mrs. ael of Union Hill and Mrs. Joe they were on their w^ay to a Willie Dansby were also there.
Summers of Pickett visited Mrs. wedding shower honoring Miss -
Evert Summers Thursday. Sue Wyckoff and Crafton King. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Johnson vis-
1 ited Saturday night with Mrs. G.
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Ownbey Mrs. M. P. Ownbey w'as a vis-;Johnson and May.
Charles and Arvis Griffith, stu- Evert Summers and Mack, dents at Oklahoma State Univer- -
I field. Christmas gifts were ex- day with Mrs. Marcine Brooks of changed following the business i Ada. i sity spent the weekend with their Mrs. Grant Johnson has been session of the meeting. Mrs. Gilford went to the doc-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arno Grit- on the sick list during the past I tor.
lith and sister, Shirley.
Mrs. Evert Summers and Mi spent Wednesday in Roil w Mrs. Sampson Summers*
Mis E V. Ownbey and Mrs. werc Thursday evening visitors of itor of Mrs. J. E. Dunn Thursday.
B B. Ownbey were visitors Thurs- Mr arKj Mrs. Alvie Griffith. -
Herbert Griffith and Gene vis-
ilh day afternoon in the home of Mrs. Mrs. Evert Summers and Mack Miss May Johnson visited Fri-jited Saturday morning in the Al-• i Theima Pernman. ] spent a w-hile Thursday evening day rn the home of Mr. and Mrs. j vie Griffith home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summers of The Hart Home Demonstration
Pickett and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Club members met Monday for
Summers of Gaar Corner were an all day meeting and lunch Diana and Donna, Mrs. Lois
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By MRS. LOIS CLIFFORD
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leader, jgery Monday night. He had rup-
Thomas Fortner, the school bus driver for Lula school, had sur-