Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - January 7, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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Measles Attack Closes Vanoss School System
Various Schools closed down to-da\ after an attack of measles thi" week put 50 or more students home sick in bed VV ednesdav.
Superintendent H. L Kinsey announced the school would be closed Thursday and Friday and then reopen on Monday morning He reported some KS students were absent Wednesday and believed about Vt or more were due to measles The number of measles cases has bt en increasing since Monday.*’ Kinsey said A spokesman at the County Health Office said that wa" the first report to reach their office.
Ada Superintendent Rex Morrison reported a number of absences Wednesday, some of them measles, hut most of them due to the bad weather. Several city schools had a number of measles ca'es during the Thanksgiving pe rind. hut the number wasn’t crit-
noss has 385 students enroll* Kinsey said the decision to •lo-e was made so the school’s iverage - daily * attendance rating wouldn't suffer.
Kinsey said the school’s athletic program would contin^
Driver's License Good Even lf It Is From Hawaii
V hat’s good for Hawaii, isn t cood enough for Oklahoma At least. tha’’s probably the attitude of one George Ronald Kaai, who faced charges of operating a motor vehicle without a proper driver’s license in Ada s .IP court Monday.
Kaai, employe of the Montgomery Ward Co. had a drivers license all right, but it was for Hawaii and it was a lifetime license JP Wilbur I>ee said it was the first time he has run across r lifetime license He figured some sort of reciprocal agreement should be made with the 50th state and refused to fine Kaai.
In other cases, Wylie Graham. J?' Northeast Seventh. Oklahoma City, and Lee Couneh. Hugo, were charged with driving to the left of center in marked rones .lames Morgan Henry. 308 East Sixteenth \da. was charged with following too closely I .ors Ernest Mason, Ada. faced charges of driving on the wrong side of the road in a marked zone.
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ADA. OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, ISHO
Editor Sums Up Lifetime of Woe In Hunting Game
Bv TERRY WEST
First let me start this story by saying I came from a family of hunters which, I hope, is the reason for my folly, which is hunting.
Hunting isn't bad for most people. In fact, it is considered good recreation by many and is even profitable to others, but with me it s different. Hunting has been about as good to me as atomic fall-out was to the .Japanese0 I'm just unlucky and always have been.
The best place to start this story is at the beginning which, of course, was my fifth birthday. I don't remember anything that happened before that so it must have not been important.
THIS SERIES OF SHOTS show* the WEEKLY editor on a recent rabbit hunting excursion. We offer it as proof of his bad luck as a hunter. Here our nimble nimrod follows the elusive rabbit to the very roof of his abode. Undaunted by the snow covered limbs and decayed branches he searches every nook and cranny.
THERE GOES ONE: Our huntsman has succeeded in scar
ing his ouarry from the sefety of his hole and has flushed him out into the open. Here the deadeye marksman takes a vinegar bead et the fleeing bunny • . •
BUT ALAS, our marksman falls on his . . . pants. Just at the crucial moment the limbs moved and the kick' of his fowling piece sent our hero sprawling unceremoniously in the snow, and flushing nine other rabbits who hopped leisurely off without a worry. (WEEKLY Photos by Peter Cottontail).
Pittstown Families Have Troubles by the Score
Bv MRS. W, E. SNYDER
Tuesd return da some loc . landing
Do troubles rome in like grapes'* Sometime-: der,
Mrs. Calvin Brown de the bark door to fasten to the rhirken house evening and on the ret caught her shoe in chicken wire and (el her left side.
She was knocked uncon-cions for a period of time hut came to and managed to get into the house and decided later that she was going to he all right, but Wednesday night she awoke feeling like she had an acute attack of indigestion with severe pains in the area of her heart. She was taken to Valiev View Hospital for a couple of days
Now we ll go back to Wednesday
and start ah in
He wa- hacking up the pickup while at work near Harden Citv bed out and in he door
flew open a
the wheel of the moving pickup
Former CountLans Marry in California
Bv MRS. W. E. SNYDER
Friends and relatives here of
off with her nesday night neither were hardly able to get out of the bed but finally one of them did. somehow*. and called friends who came
leaning against the door t0 ^eir an<l drove her to Fannie Lea and Howard Ihomp
look where he "wa. so,or. ii the hospital son. both former resident, oi
d he fell out under Next door to the Browns live this aren, were surprised to ., number of yoni
the Don Barricks Onlv a short learn of their marriage that took Thompson had known eat
Eventhinc happened so fast he time ago Don was at'the farm pl** «" the Wet* Coast just prim when they
i j r ’ (nuth of h#»re feeding the cattle lo their leaving lor Pittstown to md
(mild hardlv give a true account sou,n 01 nere me (ame ,
of what did take place bu; the an<1 a* leaped t0 secure the spend the holidays.
heel pinked him along for h*T hook in the topmast hale of Vows were exchange in the and would havr evontuallv a *(ack ha>’. the hook failed chapel of a Baptist Church in ged to to anchor and 'he was thrown off Winterhaven. Calif.. IVcemher balance and fell striking his head 19 The pastor. Dr Don \ Mitch-f the .kin on his upper hack and 'he blade of a disk parked in ell performed the ceremony. boulders was grated oif and he the barn When he regained con* hi Ie here they vr.iit'd, among 1 up also with a very sore sciousness his little dog. “Nig", others, her brother Rufus Snell int give- way if he stands wa* whining and running around anfj his sister. Mrs. Rill Anton mg How thai happened he and over him. He got in the pick afVj fam,ty and Mr. and Mrs OI t know UP and came on home and his wife en Sneed
when Mrs Brown had to "hen jte got there he was a Mf TtM)mpson is employed al
Fresno and Mrs Thompson
I was raised in the true spirit of the west <no pun intended*. My father was given to hunting and I was brought up to he just like him. So it was on this auspicious occasion that Dad gave me my first gun. much to the anguish of my mother.
It was just a little gun that shot BB's but with it I started a long string unforgettable occur-ances.
My Mothers’ fears were not unfounded though because on that first day I broke one mirror and four windows not to mention the big, red welt I put on our next door neighbor, who was not just a little displeased.
After that my gun was taken from me and I lived a happy, if uneventful, life for the next seven years and it looked like I had licked my hunting phobia.
But such was not the case for when I was 12 Dad gave me my first “real’’ gun.
After admiring the way I was able to hold it at arms length with
trigger, 'how* we’ll never know) and shot out all four tires on my father's pick-up before that gun ran out of shells.
This time his tears ran all the way to his hip hoots and he said, “Son will you not ever learn?” And indeed I did not ever learn because this year, after being away to school for a few years, I ve started again.
The first hunting season that opened was the duck-goose season and we were out in force. It might have been more interesting had if lasted longer than one day but it closed early for us.
I slipped up on Dad’s decoys
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Union Valley Has New Years
teaching in the public schools of of folks they knew hack here Billion Willow, near Bakersfield. MrJ Thom[)son has owned and jf£* "I?
Mr Thompson grew up in the operated Lea s Park and swim-Jesse area but has been awin for ming pool. for years, assisted by He and Mrs. her father the late “Pop” Snell
and her hiother. Rufus prize Dominic rooster right off hot dogs, salads, desserts and
the top of the garage while aim
returned mg last
run over hun hut he mana roll free As a consequence most
Mrs Brown had to make the trip to the hospital Wed-
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were young hut bade t a long time. until she to the coast after spend-uimmer here
Before she left for California. Mrs Auten gave her Bill’s address. with instructions to look him up if the opportunity arose
Irater she and some other teachers were in Fresno for a meeting and she recalled her conversation with Mrs Anton, dug out the address book from her purse and while there, located him They met and spent -erne time talking
A group of Union Valleyites got thumb and forefinger, together Thursday evening at the with his voice booming community building for a New from beneath his coon skin cap. Year’s Eve social. Blackeyed “Son go kill me a bird.” And I peas and cornbread were featur-did go kill him a bird. I shot hi- ed on the supper menu including
of the place
has char; she is away.
The pool began as a dream and progressed into an idea in the mind of her former husband while he was vet in Franee during World War L Shortly after he came home and talked it over with her, he .started the actual construction of 'ho pool. Swimming pools even in the cities at that time were rare and 'he recalled how folks ridicul'd the idea that anyone would pay to swim in the pool
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ing at an English .Sparrow.
With tears that rollad all the way down his shell vest Dad said. “Son. won't vou ever learn ’ "
coffee. Games of the evening were dominoes and pitch.
Present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heat ley, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ste-Again I was left pretty much phens, Mr. and Mrs. D. Wk Maloy, alone until I was 16 when Dad de- Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Hastings, Mr. cided I was old enough for a big and Mrs. Louie Mushier and Ter-gifh So he traded in my .410 gauge ry. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Leman, for a new* 16 gauge automatic. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Stephens Again my mother was worred and Mrs. Beulah Elmore, and again she was right for Those who 'tayed with the clock after filling the gun to the limit until midnight w*ere the Earl '.'it Dad handed it to me. I man- Stephens. Doyle Hastings, Roy aged to get my finger hung in the Loman and B M. Stephens.Galley -Vanting Around The CountyFITTSTOWN
By MRS. W. E. SNYDER
Mrs. “Spec” Dillard and daughter. Earlyn Tssdell of Tucumcari. N M . and .lack Pollock of Farmington. N M. who have been visiting Mrs Dillard’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sneed over the holidays left last Saturday to return to their homes
Delaplasn during the holidays in addition to their children were her brothers. Robert Gragson of Los Vegas, Nev., and A. E Gragson and son, Ovid of Quitaque. Tex
Recent \i sit ors in the home of Mrs Alice Townsend. Juanita and Bdl were daughters, Neil Townsend of Oklahoma City and Mrs John Oiberding, Mr Olberding, Sharon and David of Oklahoma Citv.
Mr and Mrs. Virgil Townsend and daughters. Janice and Linda, were recent visitors in the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Arthur Wright of Tulsa They also visited his uncle. Jack Townsend. who has many friends here. He suffered the amputation of a leg several months ago and is having to move about in a wheel chair Considering he is past BO. his recovery has been remarkable
Mr and Mrs L. B Lackey had resigned themselves to a dull evening Saturday when their son-in-law* and daughter, Mr and Mrs. Doyle Brower, who had attended the Cotton Bowl football game rn Dallas that afternoon, dropped in They were on their way to their home in Tulsa They had supper and visited with the Lackeys until midnight before going on.
Mr and Mrs. John Braddock and children have returned from Tucson, Aril., where they visited the latter* sister. Mrs. K. L Mc-Guffee and familx Accompanying them were Mrs Braddock s father. Pat Snell.
during the holidays, her brother, E M Patterson of Bergenfield. I N J., who she had not seen for; nearly eight years, her mother. Mrs Dave Patterson of Francis, Floyd Graham and children. Judy, Nelda and Johnny, also of, Francis, Mr. and Mrs. George Wood and Tommy of Wichita, Kan. ■ and Mr and Mrs Lavon Graham and children Mr. larges two sisters. Mr- Evelyn Primm and Dana of Shawnee and Ms. Otis; Fleming and Mr. Fleming of Choctaw and their father. S E l-arge of Vda were visiting Also present were the host- four daughters and their families They include. Mr.! and Mrs. Bill Floyd and Cindy of Marshall, Tex . Mr and Mrs Elmer Smith. Mickey. Mary Beth and Mark of Durant, Mr. and; Mrs Fred Canada. Linda and i Larry of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. H E Harris and Patti ’ of Pawhuska
Mrs Susan Whitwell returned Tuesday from Prague she visited with her son. Charles Whitwell, and family.
Rev. Theo Benson accompanied j by Butch Wiglev and John Shy-der attended the Iowa State-Kan-Oklahoma-Colorado. final
Mr and Mrs C. J Simmons and boys, Jimmy Don and Ricky of Buffalo were guests of her unde, Crable Nickel!. Mrs Nickels Mike and Larry over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs Carlton Corbin. Bill and Mary attended a watch party at the home of his brother. Mr and Mrs. Murray Corbin. Bill Murray and Kathy of Tishomingo New Year’s Eve.
values in the Big Eight’s pre-sea-con basketball tournament at Oklahoma City Wednesday evening.
Butch’ Wigley entertained with a watch party at his home New* Year’s eve Those attending included Jcmme Sue Ward. Jerry Moore. Donna Sue Stevenson, Linda Thompson. Eldon Flinn, Cove I bilch. Darlene Boydstun, I jet a Slicer and John Snyder. At* tndmg from Ada were Eddie and John Schcihmg. Caroli and Wanda Crass and Mr and Mrs. 'Larry and Carol' l>arge
Guests of Mr. and Mrs Lyle
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Walters were in Ringling Sunday where they attended open house at the home of Mrs. Walters' brother and sister-in-law‘s. Mr and Mrs Don Shipman in observance of their golden wedding anniversary Approximately IOO of their friends and relatives dropped in to pay their respects. The Shipmans have lived 40 of their 50 years of married life at Ringling
Sunday visitors in the Bill Auten home were Mr and Mrs, A. W Mensay and Connie Sue of Stonewall, their son-in-law and daughter. Mr and Mrs. Joe Winton of Sulphur, and Mr. Auten’s sister. Mrs Rolhe Large. Mr. Large and Linda.
Mr. and Mrs Andrew Large and Farrell had as their guests
The naught Rays feel rather lost this week -since their son, T-Sgt H. L Ray. Mrs. Ray and Dannv left New Year’s Day for R i lox I. Miss They had spent a two weeks’ delay en route from New York state where he had been stationed for the past year.
Their grandson. Jim Spears, who also spent the holidays with
CHRISTMAS TREE: Had Santa com# to town this week he would have seen some very
pretty trees, all decorated by Mother Neture. This tree is growing in Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Kirkes' front yerd in Francis.
them had to leave too. making it doubly dull at their house. Jim’s mother. Mrs Floyd Spears, came down Saturday and he returned to their home in Prague with her Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. II Landis, who spent the holidays at his family's home in Neosho, Mo., where his sisters, Tean ar.i Nina Landis, and a brother. Mr. and Mrs. W. V Landis live. They were joined there by their brother. J. H. Landis of Kansas City. It was the first Christmas for all to be together in 22 years.
The Roland Phillips and Kav had as visitors during the weekend their children. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Schneider and daughter Karen. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Phillips. Stonewall. Mr and Mrs. R. V. Phillips and Ronnie of Tupelo. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips and children of Oklahoma City and Mr and Mrs F W. Barton of Healdton. The Phillips are happy that the Schneiders, who have been living in El Paso, Tex., where he was assistant air traffic controller, have been sent to Hobart and he is now* communications station operator They will be moving to Hobart the end of this week.
Home sick with the flu Monday were Coy Heughatter. Mrs. Susan Whitwell and Billie Auten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill \uten Hay Phillips, daughter of the Roland Phillips was out of school, too. Monday with an attack of virus.
Mrs. Carlton Corbin and Mary returned la ie Monday evening of last week from a trip to Enid where they were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs Joe Hughes and daughters. En route they stopped over in Stillwater for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Walton and Mr. Corbin’s mother. Mrs. VV. W. Corbin, and other relatives.
At a special assembly Wednesday. December 23, just before classes were dismissed for the holidays, eleven seniors and their two coaches. L. B Cash and Bill Scott received honor jackets awarded by McLish High School. Supt. J. D Enis presented them.
Students who were eligible for this honor are Billie Auten. Linda Thompson. Donna Wyche. Lee Jackson. Jerry Moore. Charles Hicks. David Logan. Sanders Mitchell. Morris McGeehee. Elton Sliger and David Johnson The colors are maroon and white.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wigley and Butch enjoyed an overnight visit from Mrs Wigley’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Watkins of Paoli and her brother. H. L. Watkins. Mrs. Watkins and sons. Charles Ronald and Mike of Oklahoma City, Thursday of last week.
Guests of the Nelson Kymes over the weekend include his nephew. Eugene Williams and Mrs. Williams of San Antonio. Tex . and his mother. Mrs. M L. Kymes’ sister. Mrs. Roy Rand. Mr. Rand and Mike of Lawton. Mr. Williams who is a member of the Armed Forces is leaving soon for service overseas.
The Wallace Wiglevs are sporting a brand new Buick LeSabre. four door with most of the extras that go to spell more luxurious driving, such as deluxe steering, hack seat radio and under seat heater, the huge hub caps, etc. All of which is Rutch’s pride and joy. Oh. yes, the color is pearl fawn. which also meets with his approval. One other thing is contributing to this fine frame of mind, a dog which he describes,
as half Pekenese and half Chihuahua.
Mr and Mrs. Burl Griffin and children spent Christmas Day in .Ada at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. VV. J. Brady at 900 West 12. All of the Brady family were home, pictures were made and some 1 now unpopular member of the family made recordings of the - yakking” that went on and gave the participants a replay of the hub-bub..
Jay Harden returned Monday of last week from a holiday trip to Jamaica. He. accompanied by his son. Loyd Harden, of Mill Creek flew down by Airliner, took a guided tour of the island and made the capitol city of Kingston their headquarters where they went swimming in the blue Caribbean waters on Christmas Day.
They enjoyed watching the shipping in the harbor there and spotted ships from countries all over the world. They returned to the states by Jetliner which he reported was much smoother. Only the last few* years had Mr. Harden been persuaded to take to air travel. Now he enjoys it immensely and will not consider any other mode of travel on trips of any distance.ALLEN
Ty EUNICE ISAACS
The Women's Auxiliary of *he Church of God of Prophecy of Allen met in the home of Mrs. Eda Tillery Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Tillery gave the devotional on Fruits of the Spirit, basing her remarks on Galatians.
There were nine members and two guests in attendance.
Mr and Mrs. Tom Bell. Mr.
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