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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - January 21, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma Single Copy IO Cents Only $2.00 Per Year By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties 59TH YEAR Combined With The Ado Times-Democrot ADA. OKLAHOMA THI KND AY, JANUARY 21, 1960 8 Pages NO. 42 BEWARE OF BEAVERS:    Residents south of Ada on Lake Creek and upper Clear Boggy are being invaded by some pretty industrious critters, beavers no less This week Ranger Virgil Williams caught one of the toothy little workers but he estimates there may be as many as seven or eight more in the immediate vicinity. Williams is shown at left uith his catch. The beavers, for years practically extinct, are staging a remarkable comeback under rigid state protection. They are trapped live and then moved to more remote areas w here they can chew in peace. Homeowners along the stream became alarmed at the amazing amount of timber being felled in the area. In the center picture, you can see some of the trees on the left bank of the stream which the toothy timber jacks have felled. They then strip them clean, feeding on the more tender smaller branches. Fortunately, beavers in this area don't dam up streams, but build burrows back under the bank. If they did make impoundments they might flood out the countryside. But. they have a field day with trees along the stream's edge, especially the big cottonwoods. At right you can see the fine start they’ve made there on two huge old trees. Williams better get them moved out. After they've chewed down their quota of trees, they might decide to go to work on somebody's frame house. And when they work, they really tend to business, those crazy beavers never heard of a coffee break or a 40 hour week. (Weekly Photos) Deep Wells Deliver Water From Arbuckle Many ru naliy soul! Mill Spring in Ada's dc water proc buckle lime True, the' are expensi Roy Turner as the wate ambitious j tion project lar use ma; this water. The volui ih erect Byrd imag Th. Dear IU Non- Ada tensr pens ground water the hic qirin a wav I rom ti and east wh huge springs of Blue Rive or else po other formati The first w depth of 1.0.1 at 2,705 ga lie well then de ion- per ay drilled to a Ii it made 2.74: with some 40 It delivered .1 Bet w cen t are capable most up to 8. t Continue \r< But, rn‘a*- Hickory, s sunk two of them source for a most sinuate of ne 1.<m atmo lately M i Ti ated that a south of actually into drilled to a it tested out minute This tee! and minute Bonanza of del iv, KXI,OOO o, d On Pa Jai iv up al a dav Calf Program Outlined for Rural Youth Two fortunate young Pontotoc count sans will each receive a registered Hoi-tem heifer under a program sponsored by Dr R E Cowling in cooperation with the Pontotoc County Farmer s Union The program is set up ome what like the one >|>onsored by the Ada Chamber o( Commerce a few years ago. The recipient of a calf agrees to return the first normal healthy heller calf at the -ame age and weight of the one he received. Applications are living taken by the Farmer’s Union, huh East Main. Ada. by the vocational agriculture instructors at Roff, Latta, Allen and Canosand by the assistant county agent ' Selection of the two youths who will receive animals under the program will ive made on a point basis according to information submitted with the applications. Anyone who wishes to sponsor additional heifers under the new program is asked to contact the local Farmer’s Union oft ice. Cowmen Respond To Have Herd Tested for TB Hunters Pledge Moral, Cash Support to Aid Arson Suspect ze Tv ANYBODY THIRSTY? This is the business end of a pipe discharging the production of the second water well test the city has sunk deep in the heart of the Arbuckle limestone. The test is a mile south of Byrd's Mill Spring and has been delivering water at the fantastic rate of 2,734 gallons per minute. The city holds options on four other locations but has not yet decided where the third and last test well will be drilled.    (WEEKLY    Photo Doggone! Ding-Dong Done Gone Somebody had stole the ding dong and Jack Payne - mad Payne discovered the missing Bi',I Thursday morning when he entered his laundromat shop at 913 West Main. The Bell is a pay telephone station. or at least ii was. When Payne got to the shop Thursday’, the entire apparatus was pone— ripped from its place on the wall The laundry is open all night and sheriffs deputies suspect somebody took it in the wee hours when the traffic was light at the business place. Cattlemen in this county have responded handsomely to a plea for stock in a government testing program to forestall loss of the count\ - official TB accreditation. The accreditation was jeopar- Ex-Sheriff Named New Co. Jailer A familiar face returned to the countv law enforcement scene th i week as Clyde Kaiser assumed his duties as jailer after a decade of retirement, Kaiser, who was sheriff of Pontotoc County from 1932 through 1948. replaces Bill Williams as jailer on Sheriff Oron Phillips’ staff. Kaiser was sheriff longer than any other man who has held the office in this county. Following sixteen years in the office. Kaiser retired. He later operated the county tag agency and has server! on the hoard of Byng School the past ten years. He operates a farm eleven miles northeast of Ada. The countv sheriffs force now includes;: Phillips, sheriff. Charles Shockley, undersheriff; deputies Cecil Smith. Jack Eden and Aron Gray; and jailers Kaiser ant! Presley Snow. di/cd after a campaign of several months failed to turn out IO per cent of the county's estimated cattle population for testing. Under government requirements, this percentage must be checked once every six years to keep the accreditation in force The county's estimated cattle count is 89,000 head. A little lesbian two weeks ago. only 4.900 head had been tested and 2.000 additional cattie were needed. The county was already delinquent. The program should have been completed by January I but an extension to mid-February was granted. County agent Cy Hailey, whose office service served a- a clearing I louse in the project, said Monday he now has hrm applications of 2.500 head with an additional 500 to TIKI head in reserve focal veterinarians Dr, Don Williams and Dr. Harvey Price also assisted in the program. Testing of the cattle moved ahead slowly because of unfavorable weather conditions which have made it difficult to move and handle stock However, officials are confident that if a drying trend set- in for a few days, the program can be completed in good order. C OFFEE FOB DIMES Blackwell’s Cafe in Stonewall will contribute all proceeds from the sale of coffee and hot chocolate Saturday to the March of Dimes. Ada Temperature Climbs Thursday Ada mercury moved upward in Ada Thursday after another cold night and early morning Ada’s high temperature Wednesday was 4ft degrees. It slipped to 22 overnight and remained there until about 7 o’clock Thursday morning. ALLEN <Staff' — Hunters and friends of arson-suspect Earl Wofford. Allen, met here Monday night to pledge their moral and financial support for his defense while picturing the case as “The big man against the little man.” Wofford is accused of burning a haybarn on the 4-B Ranch, owned by Orel Busby, valued at $4,000 on January 5 Busby said he thought the burning came as a result of letters he wrote several “hound dog men” in the area asking them not to run their dogs on his ranch. Bushy said he took the action to close his ranch to hunters after his cattle had been stampeded several times and damaged his fences. Ante $14.1 The Monday night meeting was officially a special called session of the Atoka and Coal County Fox and Wolf Association, which numbers some 200 members, including many from Pontotoc County. Sixty-six hunters and friends of Wofford turned out for the meeting and sentiment was strong that the pump station worker is innocent of the charge. “I talked with businessmen here today and they said Earl isn’t the type to do a thing like that.” commented Alec Thompson. Wardville rancher and director of the group. “Why if I thought he was even capable of doing something like 'hat, I wouldn't give a cent to help him out.” The hunters anted up $14,150 to help pay the costs of the case and arranged for ‘‘several’* carloads of character witnesses and friends to he on hand Friday in the courtroom for the nearing. "We're on the defensive end of this thing and we're going to carry our part.” said D. C. Taylor. Caney coach and president of the hunt group. “We’re all in the same boat together." added W R. Ridgeway. Atoka teacher and secretary of the group. The preliminary hearing for an Allen man accused of arson was postponed Tuesday at the request of defense attorneys. Earl Wofford, Allen, will face charges of second degree arson on Februrav 5 at 2 p m before Justice of the Peace Wilbur Lee. The hearing was originally scheduled for Friday of this week. Wofford, a pump station worker. is accused of setting fire to a large hay barn on the 4-B Ranch, owned by Orel Busby, prominent Ada attorney. The barn, loaded with hay and valued at around $4,000, burned to the ground two weeks ago Busby indicated later he thinks the barn-burning was a result of letters he wrote several “hound dog men " in the area asking them not to run their dogs on his ranch. Wofford was arraigned before Lee last week. Ridgeway pointed out to the group the general public holds a poor opinion of men who run dogs. “They think we're no better than our dogs.” He wryly added. “And all old hunters know there are few’ humans as dependable as a good bred foxhound.” He said the Wofford case is another example of “the big man swallowing up the little.” “And that’s why we’re here tonight. It’s not a question of innocence or guilt. They’re using the hunters as an excuse to swallow up the little man. “You take these men that have made their money in something else, they're interested in taking in a lot of territory. And not ail of it ethically,” Ridgeway charged. He pointed out many of the hunters were also cattlemen and had large acreages and herds. “No fox hunter is going out and create property damage. He just isn’t going to do it. He knows the cost of setting out corner posts, he knows about stretching wire He ju<=t isn t going to cause damage. “And no hunter is going out and burn a barn just because he can't go hunting on a place,’* Ridgeway said. “No hunter is going to run his dogs on a place that he isn’t welcome.” Back ’Em The secretary then urged the group to donate to a defense fund for Wofford and organize carloads of hunters to appear at the trial. “There's no evidence to speak of,” he said, “it will just be a matter of character witness versus character witness. “If one of our members get in trouble and we know he's in the right, then let’s stand by him to the hilt.” Ridgeway also took advantage of the meeting to fire a few potshots at “misguided” people, including the government trappers, who picture the fox and wolf as killers of sheep and cattle. He said the group is going to have to educate the public to the fox and wolf's true role as scavengers or face possibility of having their game wiped off the farmland. He cited tests run in Kansas and California which showed less than one-per cent of wolves, coyotes and foxes killed during the test had eaten any beef or lamb, based upon analysis of their stomachs. The hunters also mapped plans for their annual Spring hunt, to be held May 27 and 28 at Old Boggy Depot State Park. Two Lindsay men, who are also hunters, have made available a 1.090-acre ranch which adjoins the park for the “race.” Bench show will be held Friday night and the “race” Saturday and Saturday night.Galley -Vanting Around The CountyVANOSS Bv MRS. V. T. GASAWAY Mr. and Mrs Leo McNmch. Gayle and Don visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs A. L Mc-Niach. in Stratford Sunday afternoon. Donnie Dunn and Mike Tiffin spent Sunday afternoon visiting with Tommy Casa way. Bro Ed Thompson visited with Air and Mrs J F Woodk v a while Sunday afternoon Mr and Mrs James Kelley visited with Mr and Mrs Bill Helton and {amay in Bowlegs and Mrs O. L. Kelley in Maud Fri- Lu rn Abston. and visited with rel-day.    at    Ives    in    Ada. Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Davis and son Ear! of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with Mrs Nettie Childers and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Parish and Teresa of Ada visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Berger Sunday. where they visited with Mr Neel’s sister. Mrs. Florence Hancock, and Mr and Mrs. Oren Hancock. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hancock and Mrs. Mary Hollinsworth. they played Certy. The score for the girls was 26 to I in favor of Yanoss. Casa way awhile Sunday afternoon. days with his parents helping out with the work Donald Ray McNmch of Tishomingo ^pont the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs LeoMc.Ninch.Doc McCauley of Ada visited his brother. Dean McCauley, a while Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Arkie Glasgow of Lawton, mother of Ray Glasgow, will visit in the Glasgow home for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bennett and Robin, all of Ada. spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Eulas Jones, Joe and Rudy. Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Holland were in Ada Monday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Frantz and son. Ada. visited Mrs. Juanita Frantz and children Saturday. also visited relatives near Cleveland. and Chattanooga, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Henson were the Sunday dinner guests of their son. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Henson and family. Hightower, visited Mrs. Lee Springer in Pauls Valley Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Leo McNmch were in Ada Monday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Casa way and son Clyde of Konawa spent Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gasawav. Mrs Ezra Holland and Wayne visited with Mrs. Vernon Gassaway awhile Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Vina Turner and Mrs Bill McNair of Bebeo Community visited with Mrs. Eulas Jones awhile Sunday afternoon. Glen Cornell visited awhile Satilla) evening with Vernon Gasawav. Mr and Mrs. Cecil Abaton of Mr and Mrs A IL Noel re-Oklahoma City spent the week turned home Wednesday after with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. two weeks visit in Lakeland, Fla Mvra Nell Garrett of the Bailee Community came home with Mary Jo Gasawav Monday afternoon. They then went with the basketball team to Allen where Mr and Mrs. Shaun Melton visited Mr and Mrs. Arthur Melton and children awhile Saturday afternoon. Mrs Arkie Glasgow and Roy visited Mr. and Mrs. VernonParish Chapel Bv FLORENCE ISAACS Mr and Mrs. Fred Gray and family spent Friday night with her brother. Mr. and Mrs. Val-ton Wood and family. Cushing. Fred Gray and sons. Gary and Larry, were the Wednesday night visitors in the home of his parents. Mr. and Oren Gray, Center. Also to visit with his brother. Joe. Connerville, who has spent a few Mrs. Kathryn Lance and Mrs. Mary Pinky visited Kathryn’s mother. Mrs. Kate Wood, and Mrs. May Ma jors Thursday. Miss Annie Brandon. Ada. spent the weekend with her sister, Mr and Mrs. Rav Lamb. Mrs. Estalene Farmer and children were the Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lamb. E C. Caviner and H R were visitors in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Tucker and girls spent Sunday with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blevins. Pauls Valley. Charles Wood spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood. Mr and Mrs. P. 0. Henson returned home Friday after about six weeks visit with their son. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henson and family, Shawsville, Va. They Mrs. Thelma Jean Garrett and Sondra of Center were the Sunday dinner guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Burk. Mr. and Mrs. W. N, Isaacs visited his cousin. Mrs. Hazel Stevens, Maysville, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Junior Willoughby and her mother, Mrs. J. G.j Mr. and Mrs. John Wood and Charles were the Sunday dinner(Continued on Page Two) ;