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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - February 11, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma Single Copy IO Cents Only S2.00 Per Year By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining CountiesCombined With The Ado Times-Democrat 59TH VEAR    ADA,    OKLAHOMA,    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ll, 1960 8 Pa**%    NO.    45 Science Takes Aim At The Cow Or At Least Her Precious Cud With New Type Of Cattle Feed Bv H. L. K\l( KMKVKR That classic symbol of tranquillity. the cud-chevung cow, may soon be one with Nineveh Tyre. and the surrey with the fringe on top. That's if Dr L S “Bill" Pope of the animal husbandry department of Oklahoma State Ini versify has his good ear to the ground and is correctly interpreting what he hears. Not that the cow herself is going to vanish I rom the scene It’s just that her cud may And Dr Pope would probably say. good riddance In a talk Friday night to some 20 members of the* Evergreen Mills sales staff in Ada. Pope described some' recent feeding experiments and made some comments and predictions, all of which .should be of interest not only to Iced manufacturers but so practical cattlemen as well. Pellets The most radical of these remarks dealt w th recent feeding trials of beef animals, testing the effects of "pelleted" feeds Such feeds, combining roughage and concentrates in one finely ground and compressed ration. Poj*> called "the first step forward in cattle feeding in SO years. The principal effect of this kind of feeding, he noted, is that it bypasses the rumen almost entirely. taking nourishment directly to the animal instead of going through the inefficient process of fermentation and cud-chewing normally characteristic of the cow's digestive system In addition, increased palatability and consequent greater feed intake also lead to greater gams per pound of feed. especially with low quality roughage In some cases. Pope said. production has been increased as much as 25 per cent by pelleting. He emphasized that research in this field has not really gone far enough to make definite practical recommendations Some variations in results of the trials are *o far unexplained However. he predicted a great change in livestock feeding in the relatively near future. leveling In commenting on the possibility of decreasing the amount of roughage rn the ration. Pope noted that there has been a "significant change" in recent years in the cost of production of grain as compared to roughage Milo. lie said, worked out to about the same price per pound as alfalfa last year, and concluded: "Roughage is the expensive el> ment now ” I-argo commercial feeders especially. those who feed 5.000 or more head, are finding that ifs more economical to increase the grain in their ration and reduce the roughage. The cattle make the ^ame gains on less total poundage of feed—which saves a good deal in processing and handling costs Another new field of research touched on briefly by the speaker is that of the beef carcass itself, the end-product of the feeding process Here again, not enough work has been done to show positive results and the researchers face many unanswered questions. It appears clearly established that "meatiness" is a highly heritable quality in cattle Trouble is. it** impossible at present to select for that quality in live cat tle. Nobody vet can tell a good carcass from a poor one—on the hoof. So the only way to breed for meatiness is to select a bull by slaughtering some of his calves. Which means waiting five or six years before you know what you’ve got. Creep Feeding Pope also discussed the pros and cons of creep feeding at some length He noted that experiments at the college tended to show that little benefit could be gained from creep feeding, lf cows are giving a reasonable amount of milk, if high qualify pastures are available, the^e sources will .satisfy the needs of the animal for lean tissue and bone Creep feeding rn these circumstances will do nothing for the calf hut put on fat. "lf you an get a premium for fat slaughter calve**, the practice may be profitable." Pope said. "But if you’re selling feeders, the increased gain won t pay for the feed " On the other hand. Pope admitted that under less than perfect conditions creep feeding might be profitable. "The average beef cow is a pretty inefficient producer of milk. he pointed out. adding that even a good milker in the beef breeds tends to fall off sharply in production atter about four months of lactation. It might well be more efficient then, he said. to creep feed the calves rather than to try to hold up milk production by pouring feed to the cow herd. "And the fact that cattlemen Hearing Becomes Near Trial; Arson Suspect Bound Over To Face Trial in District Court STEP FORWARD—Dr. L. S. men here Friday that the f. beef cattle is "the first step still plenty of unanswered Pope of the animal husbandry department of OSU told feed -ding of a complete pelleted ration, roughage and all, to forward in 50 years." He admitted, though, that there are questions. iNEWS Staff Photo). ‘Continued On Page Two# HOT HOUSE:    Sam Dew fondles a tomato plant ha has been faithfully nuturing in the county commissioners' headquarters in the court house. Seems the vine, a Sue variety was brought in with the advent of cold weather by D, W. Maloy, Union Valley. But Sam has played godfather to the plant. He maintains it is a hardy specimen. It almost went under when the heat got too high. Another time it was bent. Once it was busted but lite goes on. The plant survived. It's now four months old. And, if you look closely, you can see that Dew s faithful husbandry has been rewarded . . , tomatoes. (WEEKLY Photo J. Sandy District Gets Three More Dams Three more flood control structures on Sandy Creek are cleared for construction and the Soil Conservation Service is ready to issue contracts, area conservationist Charles A Evans, Okmulgee, told the board of supervisors of the Pontotoc County Soil Conservation District at their regular meeting Tuesday. Landowners who gave easements on their land for these structures are Site 8. Otis Coffey Amy Wilkins and Alice Johnson; Site 12. A H Hudson, Mrs Ira l>ee Payne. Nannie T Stanfield, 11 lie Neal. Floyd Rollow, Martha E K. Wilde. Jim Shultz. William IG Davidson and Chester Belcher: Site 32. Wesley Brantley; A B. 1-aughlin and C B Willoughby Estimated cost of the three structures is $122,000 Of the 33 structures planned for 'Sandy Creek. 7 have been com-j pleted and 2 are now under con-: st ruction The tentative program and work plan for Leader Creek was reviewed bv the hoard for comments to the state conservationist before the final plan is presented for approval. j The supervisors and local con-Iservatiomst Kenneth Yoakum also recommended changes in the 1%1 Agricultural Conservation Program The first recommendation was that county ACP allotments be increased for those counties where upstream flood control projects are operating to speed up conserva»ion practices on the land The second was that farmers and ♦ Continued on Pace Two! County Precincts Meet Friday Night Democrats bv the dozen are expected to turn ou; tomorrow night in Pontotoc Count) for the most spirited precinct meetings in the party’s recent history County Chairman Martin Clark issued an optimistic report earlier this week. indicating the goal for the grassroots meeting'* tomorrow is 25 persons per precinct Tho meetings are scheduled to take place .at the various voting places in the county. Credentials are still av. Company in Ada. The precinct level meetings constitute* the first, and most import ant. step in organizing the party at ail levels in the state Next comes the county organization, then the district, state and national. The precinct confabs thi- year have drawn more notice because of a two-man battle for the state chairmanship of the party. Gene McGill, anti-administration candidate. and Pat Mallov, Governor Edmondson s choice, are waging an all-out fight for the chairman’s post. Their support will he drawn from the flinty conventions and the precinct meetings set the Mage for the county meetings to Im* held later this month Clark emphasized earlier this week the importance of ros|)on'i-ble persons in each precinct seeing to it the meeting places are ready for the* Friday confabs. Also, some precincts have not picked up credentials and Clark may be forced to deliver them personally. Clark was at the NEWS office Thursday at noon He said several precinct s have not yet picked up their credentials "Thi'- is essential for the meeting.’’ Clark said He noted the credentials could Im* secured at the Standard Warehouse. .lot North Broadway. He said the following precincts had not yet picked up their credentials 1-1. 1-4, 4-3. 4-4, Colbert Fairgrounds, F'ri"Oo. Harden City. Jesse. Lawrence, Lula, Oakman. Steed man. Valley View and Van-oss. All meetings in the county’s 56 precinct-* begin sharply at 7:30 p.m The following is a list of the polling places, the sites of the Friday meetings. ADA WI Pl. Courthouse; W1-P2, 500 !'a**t Fifteenth; W1-P3, Hayes School. W1-P4, Prince-Alston Garage. WLP'.. HOO East Thirteenth; WI-P6, Presbyterian Church; Wl-FYT. Wmtersmith Park. W2-P1, Ser\ ice Chevrolet: W2-P2. Willard School; W2-P3, 514 East Ninth, W2-P4, F'ire Station at 942 East Sixth. W2-P5, 6132 North Crownpoint Drive. W2-P6. Country Club. Wit-Pl, 231 West Sixth; W3-P2, Glenwood School; W3-P3. Irving School; W3-P4, 707 West Seventh. W4-P1, Convention Hall; W4-P2, \da High School; W4-P3. Washington School W4-P4, Free Will Baptist Church, Fifteenth and Ash; W4-P5, 1230 South High School Avenue. COUNTY Ahloso— Blankenship Store: Al-<Continued On Page Two) At the end of a tedious preliminary hearing Saturday morning before a packed courtroom. Earl Wofford. Allen resident, charged with second degree arson, was ordered hound over for trial before the district court. T he order was issued to a stone-still courtroom by JP Wilbur Lee. who presided at the preliminary hearing. Bond was set at $2,500. The charge against Wofford grew out of the burning of a large hay barn on the 4-B Ranch, east of northeast of Ada, on the night of January 5. Wofford, who has entered a plea of not guiltv at his arraignment, is charged with burning the structure. The hearing began at 2 p m. Friday and continued until 6:30 p.m. when IP Lee adjourned court and resumer! the hearing at 9 a rn. Saturday. It was near ll pm. when the Justice of the Peace gave his ruling and. although the proceeding was technically a preliminary hearing, it had the overtones of a trial Wofford's defense counsel was Harvey Lambert. Representing the state were county attorney Pat I Holman and Virgil Stanfield, who had been retained by interested parties to assist in the prosecution. Busby Testifies The first witness called by the state was Judge Orel Busby, who. together with his three sons, owns the large ranch near Allen. Ender examination by Holman, Judge Bushy in general described the property, told where the barn was located and the gate which led into it. He fixed the value of the structure at $4,000. Before he left the stand, under examination by Lambert, he denied knowing the defendant and stoutly maintained that he had ever given permission to run dogs on the ranch. "It's something we've lived with for 15 years," he said, noting that he had received indications that if he attempted to stop it, there might be “trouble." Act of Revenge? It was theorized that the barn burning might have been in retribution against a letter sent out under Judge Busby’s signature, but actually written by his foreman. asking cessation of hound dog running at the ranch. The next three witnesses were all ranch employes at the 4-B. Allan Crawley, J. D Wilson and Marshal Erwin, the foreman. All three of the men told basically the same story, although t.iere were some areas of disagreement in their testimony. Barn Did Burn All testified the barn was indeed burned. All testified there were car tracks in the road. They stated a car had stopped and someone had alighted from the vehicle. The car was headed west on the rural road between SH 48 and 12 which passes through the ranch and goes perhaps 150 yards nortn of the barn It had snowed heavily all day Tuesday, January 5. A man had evidently got out of the car. climbed over a gate across a roadway leading toward the barn, then walked across the field to the barn. The same set of tracks returned to where the car was parked. All the men commented that the tracks looked unusually wide. All noted that the toes turned out and that the right foot turned out even more than the left. One stated that the tracks coming hack were at longer intervals as if the man had been in a hurry. Near where the car had stopped two Stag beer can-; were found. Follow Trad These ranch employes followed the car’s trail to where it turned north on SH 12. At that point, they all said they got a good look at impressions left by the tires in the soft snow. All agreed that the front tires were relatively new and the hack tires well worn. These witnesses, in the main. agreed on these points. There was some evident diversion of opinion as to the location of the car when it pulled off the road and stopped, the amount of traffic in the road when they arrived on the scene and when officers were there later checking and the number of footprints in the immediate area where the car had stopped and the location of these prints. Leader Tells All But. the big gun in the state’s attack was Clarence Leader, friend of Wofford's who was with him on the night of the barn-burning. Leader made a statement to the county attorney naming Wofford as the man who set th barn on fire and repeated this charge under direction examination F’riday. In essence. leader told this story. He had been staying with Woffords father near Lula. On Tuesday, the day of the fire, Wofford came by and Leader accepted an invitation to return with Wofford to his home. They arrived at Wofford’s home in Allen about noon and sat around the house all afternoon That night they evidently started out to go rabbit hunting. They got a shotgun and shells and got into Wofford’s car and then drove to a beer joint on the edge of Allen. Admits Firing Wofford purchased six cans of beer. They left the beer tavern and drove south on SH 48. turning west on a road which passed through the 4-B Ranch. Leader said that Wofford stopped the car on the road near the barn. He said Wofford got out and was gone "five or six” minutes. He returned to the car. Leader said he didn’t question him about what he was doing and added that Wofford made no comment. They drove from the site, continuing west on the road until it intersected with SFI 12. There’s they turned north to Allen. As they turned or shortly after. Leader, looking out. said he saw a "light in the sky like something on fire ” He commented on the light and stated that Wofford then said. "Yeah, that’s the barn I set afire.” Story Twisted Then, under examination by Lambert, some rather odd facts developed. After some initial sparring about arrests of drunkenness, his knowledge of reward money offered in the case. Lambert struck severely at Leader's statement He produced another statement made before local attorney Barney Ward, who, at the time, was serving as counsel for the defendant. This statement was made afte ‘he one taken by the county attorney's office. In this statement, notarized and signed by Leader, the Indian said he was with Wofford. FE* told of Wofford buying the beer and leaving Allen south of SH 48 and turn ing west on the rural road and stopping. But then, this next statement made a radical departure. In it. Leader denied any knowledge that Wofford went to the barn. He denied that Wofford told him he set the blaze, or that the barn was on fire. Was Badgered And. he told Ward that the reason he told officials what he did was that they had badgered him for several hours and he "finally told them what they wanted to hear.” leader said no physical damage was done but that he was questioned at length and he wanted to get out of there. His accounts of time he was beld in the county attorney’s office varied from I'2 to 5 hours. Earlier Leader testified that the county attorney had not made any committment To him in the way of a deal anji, in one of his last statements from the stand, offered to take a lie detector lie. tor test. It also developed that most of the time since the barn burning. Leader has been staying as a guest in the county jail. free to come and go as he please. He’s Afraid? There were suggestions that Leader was "boarding” with the county for fear that harm might come to him as a state’s witness in the case. Another important witness was Deputy Cecil Smith, who conducted much of the investigation, accompanied some of the time by Erw in, the 4-B foreman. It* was Smith who made the investigation at the barn, accompanied by Ada police officer Harold Thomas Thomas had evidently attempted to make pictures of the tracks but did not secure them. Smith said Erwin had furnished him a list of suspects in the ease. Wofford was evidently a prime one. They Were Sore Earlier Erwin said that Wofford and another man had talked with him on Christmas Eve in Allen. The two men were in a truck and Erwin said they were sore about the letter concerning hound dog hunting on the ranch. Fie admitted no direct threats were made and that Wofford said nothing to him except that someone was going to make Phillip Busby get his cattle out of a certain area, evidently a sector under lease. Erwin testified that he had known Wofford for years and they had been friends. In the final analysis, the men did not threaten him or the ranch property, but Erwin felt the whole tenor of the conversation had been unfriendly. Smith, accompanied by Erwin, went to Wofford’s house on the afternoon after the fire. Changes Story Both the deputy and ranch foreman said Wofford told them he had not been "out of the house in two weeks.” Under continued questioning, he said that he had come to Ada to pay his taxes. Then Wofford also remembered going out to buy some beer. Smith said W’offord, however, told him he went out around “7 or 8 p.m.” and bought Jax beer Earlier a Mrs. Wallis and Mrs. Carolyn Erdman had taken the stand. Mrs. Wallis runs a beer tavern near Allen and she testi- (Continued on Page Two)Galley-Vanting Around The CountyEGYPT Bv VELMA HENDERSON The 'c weather breeding days that gi\e us a few hours '.in-shm<* and warmer weather has allowed the gat den fever to rise to the extend of fertilizing and ground break.rig On Monday C F Martindale of Seminole wrought his small garden tractor to the home of his sister, Bonnie Lane, and broke her garden tor her I hen Mr and Mrs Martindale and Mr and Mrs Lane visited awhile Mr and Mrs W P Brocked na\e barn ground now so everything should grow off quickly. There were 2 inches of rain in our gauge this past w*eek Several warm sunny days certainly would be appreciated. I’m sure read during the “must" rest period each day. Oh yes, Ollie is recuperating nicely hut rest has to come each day for some time, yet, in order for her to gain hack what she has lost. Mr and Mrs Hoover Scott. Drumright, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goyne. The Scotts were also working at their farm along with their visit. d fertilizer in piles and vcme scattered over their garden pot We have a good season in the Miss Ann Littlefield was home with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Littlefield, as usual over the weekend Ann has worked out a pretty full schedule for her Ollie, both work and pleasure F’or work she is keeping plenty material for her to sew on and for pleasure ‘also needed rest) he has subscribed to different educational magazines for her to Sue Henderson was getting tired of cleaning up a mess on her pantry shelves so she set a mouse trap near by. On Wednesday Olan Ray Henderson heard the trap trip, so he • ent to investigate his catch It was a huge pack rat and would have made his get away if he had a little more time but Olan used his foot as a death weapon New maybe Sue’s troubles of cleaning can be done more sparingly. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson’s 3-vear-old daughter Debbie excitedly said. "And it scared me, I got up in my little chair.” Yona Ray Bottoms, Ada. was taken back to the doctor Thursday morning after a very painful night before. The feeling has begin to come back into his face and neck, therefore causing severe pain. The doctor had warned the (anniv earlier though of how it would work. as soon as it did start so they weren't alarmed Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bottoms have learned of the recent hospitalizing of the young daughter born Dec. 23 to a daughter Mary and Sammy Tiomas. stationed on an army base in California. The baby seems to be alergic to all milk as was her older brother. Rickey. rabbit in her garden that was pruning and skinning her berry plants, eating off her flowers that were coming up and even digging up several of her tulip buhls. In the hunt she bogged down, losing her shoes about 8 inches down. Well she dug out her shoes and lagged to the house to wash her feet and shoes Upon telling her husband. Burl, about her troubles he said. "Yeah. you ll take cold and be sick wading the mud." Mrs Lane readily defended horsed by saying. "Well. I wasn’t going to just viand out there in my shoes and the mud." Carol Denise and Randy went into a Com als on from his temperature. Their visitors Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Henderson. Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Golden. Pud Paul also Mrs. Murray Golden SEEN — Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Golden and Paul riding in a new I960 blue Bel-Air Chevrolet Sunday. Mrs. Bonnie Lane has started going barefooted rather early in the year — seems, that Mrs. Lane was trying to find a pesky Ethelene Golden has a hospital all her own the past few days. Gary Lynn had to mis* a weeks school from measles and now the other three children, Teresa Ann Mr and Mrs. Jerry Henderson moved to 920 E 7, Ada. over the weekend. Thi* location is more convenient for Jerry’s work and school. Mrs Carolyn Henderson and Mrs. Gwenolyn Steele visited a-while Sunday af ernoon with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Henderson. Mr. and Mrs Don Henderson, Chrystal Ann and James Don also stopped in for a short visit.    j After leaving the Paul Hender-son**, Mr. and Mrs. Don Henderson and children stopped in at his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Burl Lane. While there. James Don had a convulsion, almost scaring all concerned out of their wits. Mrs. Lane said after so many years, she had almost forgotten what to do in his case. James has been exposed to measles but hasn’t broken out yet and is a sick little boy. Late Sunday night visitors to see about James Don were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Biggs. Francis and Wade. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Lane and Velma Henderson. into the nostrils—gives him a headache free feeling, more than anything he had ever used. SEEN - Mr and Mrs. J B Jones setting out on their front steps Sunday afternoon soaking up some of that good sunshine. Sinus sufferers—George Littlefield has a remedy he has found very helpful from experience. Just a weak epsom salts and lukewarm water solution, sniffed Egypt has a “bounty hunter” but the bounty was rightfully his own property. See, about 7 45 Sunday morning while Mr. and Mrs Paul Henderson were still in bed, a car drove up to our mail box as usual on Sunday mornings since a Daily Oklahoman carrier delivers the Sunday paper. There wasn’t any extra noise hut Paul for some reason, just raised up and watched the ear. A young lad eased out of the car while the driver put the paper in the. mail box and grabbed him a large New Hampshire red hen and got back into the car. Well. Paul dressed quickly as any fireman going to a fire, got into the pickup and overtook ‘he crew' consisting of 3 males and a female about two miles from the house, demanding his hen. Of course, they denied getting it but—in the end. Paul came bringing back his hen with a green rubber band on her legs like the ones used on the papers. Paul like to have never got warm after he got back to the house after getting right out of a warm bed and taking off with his shirt unbuttoned and flapping —no coat or hat. But 20 cents for the paper and a big fat hen, too, would have been an expensive paper don't you agree? (Continued on Page Two) ;