Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - January 28, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JAM ARY 28, 1960
Group Meets To Check Possible Organization Of Local Farm Club
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The group would probably meet once each month for a dinner d Bib ' speaker would be preset,™ 601 herein lies one of the
big selling points, the speakers. Elf orts would be made to secure outstanding authorities in respective Ileitis One of the first considered might be a well known regional farm economist Another consideration would be a spokesman from the Farm Bank with up to the minute information on credit, interest, etc., and pos->ih!c information on what to expect in the future One of the principal benefits derived from such groups in tither communities lies strictly within the interchange of information by the members themselves. New on farming practices new ods. new crops, the avail-V of breeding age bulls, feed
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♦wt nl/c Li 77 nrV n°W Len e WEEKLY com** up with a story or picture about one or another of the coun-
ii *K. i Usually we present human old time. s. This week, though, ,t's a little different. Our old Omer is the one
l e i? r°V picture -the one with the ears. Name of Kit, she belongs to H. O. Canada (left!, north of Francis,
lr .I ♦ J *. ?ieTn..ar?Un 'eSe ?artS ,0nger than' for curt Canada, the other subject in this photo. Old timer
rln 15 L ° p~pper Put in a day s work with the best of them. She planted Canada's entire peanut
lu l Hrn°hWr \a.y* And w^.le ,t's true that tractors do most of the farm work nowadays, there are still jobs
that a mule can do better than anybody. At any rate, Kit has no intention of retiring for another 22 years or so
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Nearly the entire herd of beef cattle owned bv 0. I. Martin of the Midland community was wiped out Friday night bv what local veterinarians think was some kind of fe**1 poisoning
Eighteen head died overnight Iwo cows and a hull remained unaffected by the mysterious malady.
1 M I. Skaggs of the Ada Yeteri nary clinic said that post mortem examination here failed to determine the exact cause of • death.
However it is supposed that only poison, possible in the feed, could have killed so manx overnight.
Skaggs said that samples have been sent to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Stillwater for laboratory analysis. A report is expected early next week.
Pontotoc County Farmers Union Will Meet at Vanoss February 8th
lb** emphasis will be on youth series of lessons to be completed at the nett regular meeting of bv Nov L
the Pontotoc County Farmers All who complete the program, Inurn at \anoss High School Feb Gallup said, will receive a SI.OOO 8. 7 to p m. life insurance policy for one year,
All voting people interested in providing their parents are Union the Farmers I mon youth program members The policy is renewed tor l‘**>0 are urged by vice presi- each year with yearly partieipa-dent Pat Gallup to attend Age tion in the programs and at the limits are 6 to 21. age of 21 may be converted to a
The program consists of a (permanent type policy.
Borgia Act Former Adan Brings Down Dies Tuesday The Varmints At El Reno
F it VNt IS—Want to know a sure fire way to kill chicken eating skunks and possums"’ Well, here it is.
A i house home hens in th night pm von
*i««'-7en ,hru* youngitcrs«r* th* n*w officers of th* Pontotoc County Fedora-
V" *! f T ti 5hoi«n ,h'» »««k •* th* annual federation meet,n9 in the
C r‘ ° w9h’ ,h* ,0p rOW •*" Ch*m secretary. Vanoss;
r.k ,„ ..-LT' ■*"?!?• V*,no“- *n<i P*""*- Teal, Roff, song leader. In the bottom row,
and AZ I * I ?' r«P°r,«r; Dewayn* Coffey, ».c* president, Latta,
•nu James Lucas, president, Roff.
R IR VR ALSING SET
FRIS* O—Preparations are underway to rebuild the barn on the Dora Daniel place. The barn and house were destroyed bv the tornado of May 9.
XII men of this and other communities who want to help on the rebuilding job are asked to contact Miss Daniel's brother. John Daniel, tele, phone Stonewall 821.1.
Miss Daniel was seriously injured in the storm, which killed her father. Tom Daniel, and another brother. Boh.
kl ink raided the chicken at the F M Fountain recently and killed three The Fountains left the hens ‘ chicken house the next They al"0 applied some i'-on to the corpses.
And, they really got the varmint." \ skunk and possum were curled up right In the chicken house with their catch.
Young Men Advance To New FFA Degree
FRANCIS— A group of area boys have been advanced to the (’baptcr Farmer degree in FFA.
The include David .Mired. Windy Wofford. Charles Butler. Arnold Phillips. W. B Borders and Roy Jones. All the boys have at least one year's membership in FFA and one year's instruction in vocational agriculture.
Services for Mrs Mary Wright
Wallace, Kl Reno, formerly of
Ada. daughter of the man who
bestowed the name Oklahoma
upon the state, will be at IO a rn
Thursday in Benson Funeral
Home at F! Reno Mrs. Wallace died Tuesday,
Burial will be in Wapanucka. She was born at Boggy Depot, an historic settlement, and was the daughter of Rev and Mrs. Allen Wright Rev Wright, principal chief of the Choctaw Nation from 1800 to 1870, was named to the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians in 1957.
Mrs Wallace attended school at Boggy Depot and later was graduated from what now is Ohio Wesleyan College at Oxford. Ohio.
She was married in 1888 to Thomas Wallace of Lehigh and he farmed near Wapanucka Later they moved to Ada. Following the
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With New Piece of Equipment-
Soil Testing Laboratory Gets Set For Spring Run
Somewhere, sometime the great English Bard is credited with penning a line somewhat along the lines of if winter comes can spring he far behind" or something like that.
Leaving the realm of the muse, it is clear that spring is just around the corner and come spring, come the people who will plant things to grow.
To help the planter plant intelligently. a useful and often unheralded service operated from the office of county agent Cv Hailey. It is a soil testing iaborator Addition
And. this week. the laboratory got a piece of new equipment which will make its work even more evident. The new gadget is a PH meter and was donated by the First National Bank and Trust Co., an organization which, evidently saw the need for the soil service years ago. It has sponsored the 'ab since its humble inception on August 20. 1953.
What does a PH meter do° Fair question.
It is a more efficient and accurate method for testing the acidity of soil.
Rut. hack to the soil lab Since its official launching 64 years ago. it has played detective on 5,341 different samples of soil in
this county. And. not all of these came from the country. A surprising number came trom townfolk who wanted to know why their bermuda wasn't doing better and why the Madagascar Iris wouldn't grow in the bed by the garage. The soil lab told them, at least some of the time.
Years ago. before the land was all leached out and half farmed to death, you could stick something in the ground and it was a sa e bet it would grown But today, things occasionally need help. They may need help because the ground just doesn't have the ingredients necessary to sustain healthy plant group or they may be in order simply to increase yield.
For farmers and their ilk. the government has come into the picture and funds are available. as most everyone knows, through ASP to help in restoring chemical balance to the soil. Where legumes, permanent pasture and ground cover are being seeded, funds are available to the landowner on a cost-sharing basis. For general fertilizers the amount is set at 60 per cent Where limestone is in order, cost .sharing may be at either a 50 or 70 per cent level. t
But. the government entered the picture because it realized it was to everyone’s best interest to use chemicals when necessary to insure a good stand of legumes, for instance, which help fix nitrogen in poor soils or o iler sorts of hardy ground cover to help stop expensive erosion.
A small charge is assessed by the laboratory on each test, 50 cents. The chemist work" one day a week during high demand periods for spring and fall planting but his .schedule is flexible.
Testing for the county now is Lewi." Phillips who works with Ideal Cement Co. as a chemist.
In preparing a sample, Hailey suggests a good composite sample of perhaps one pound of dirt be taken It should be secured at several different points in the field and Hailey suggests, depending on the type of crop in mind, .samples be taken from the surface to a depth of three to six inches.
He urges those who want tests run to bring their soil in several days ahead of time to allow ample time for drying.
He noted also that it is helpful
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YOU JUST PUSH THIS BUTTON: Benton Browning, left, vice president and trust officer at the First National Bank and T, ust Co., takes a look at the new piece of equipment the bank purchased for the county's soil testing lab. It is a PH meter. In the foreground is Cy Hailey, county agent. (WEEKLY Photo)Galley-Vanting Around The CountyBEBEE
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'end with Mr and Mrs. P. P da. Mr and Mrs Leo Scott and
Sherry, Mrs. Edd Berryman and
-Charles and Gerald Tilley.
Mrs. Karl Tilley visited Sunday ■_
night with Mrs Annie Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. H C Hood and Jean of Alma veiled Monday with Mr and Mrs. T. S. Hood and
Those from this community attending the basketball game at E. C S. C Friday night were Mr and Mrs Karl Tilley. Gerald and Carlton Lee and Miss Donna Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott, Donna Have and Sherry. Other visitors Sunday evening were Misses Pat and Sue Marron of Shawnee and Gerald Tilley.
Misses Patricia and Sue Warren of Shawnee spent the weekend with Misses Donna Kaye and Sherry’ Scott.
Xfr and Mrs Hollis Kite. Donnie. Darlene and Stevie were Sunday dinner guests of
Those from this community attending ihc Junior High basketball tournament at Vanoss Monday night were Mrs. Grover Thompson and Raymond. Mrs S M Golden, Margaret and Glen. Mrs Gwendolyn Koontz and Bren-
Mrs. Karl Tilley visited Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. \V, II Hightower.
Mrs. Arthur Jones is in California for an extended visit with her daughters. Misc Deana Jones and Mrs Lonnie Spark"
Mrs I*eo Scott and Donna Rave vi"ited one evening recon’ \ with Mr and Mrs G. C Holloway of Galey.—Mrs Vergil Meek. Mrs. Max Hudson and Mrs. Herbert Moore, Randy aad Kenny, ail of Ada, visited Sunday fcveing with
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe McNair, I-ana and Vian visited Sunday with Mrs McNair s mother. Mrs Vina Turner of Vanoss and also with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. James of Stratford.
sympathy to the Krause and Howard families.
Mrs Paul Duncan. Jerry and Freddy and Marshall Cox visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hudson and Dennis of Roff — Miss Myriene Kinsey of Vanoss was a visitor in the Paul Duncan home on Friday evening
Wells. Tex. Mrs. Seaman has been quite til for sometime Hollis. Kenneth and .lack Kite, who accompanied their father to Mineral Wells, returned the following day.
his brother. Rev. and Mrs. Yer-leave and has been visiting his brother. Rev and Mrs. Vergil Spurlock and Kenny.
Oris Roberts, Kay, Tony and Judy.
Edd Walker of Ada and Jewel Humphreys of Pickett visited one day recently with Mr and Mrs. George Collins, Mrs. Nora Roper and Bobby Joe Adams.
Miss Carolyn Roberts was Friday night guest of Miss Sherry Scott.
Mr and Mr" John Binkley and Steven of Ada visited one day recently with Mrs. Annie Duncan.
Mrs R. R Krause has returned home after spending the past week in Oklahoma City at the bedside of her father. G. L. Howard Mr Howard died Saturday Funeral sen ices were held Monday morning in Wewoka The community extends their
Mr. and Mrs Farrell Jones, Denise and Gregory of Ada visited Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Jones’ mother. Mrs. Gracie Haves.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan. Freddy and Jerry visited one day recently with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Teeters of Bvng
Mr and Mrs. Elmer Lee of
Ada were recent supper gusts of Mr and Mrs. Edd Berryman, Kay and Charles—Mrs O. S. Whitson and Henry and Mrs. Edd Berryman visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Wells.
Mr. and Mrs. Dude Hood of Ada visited one day recently with Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hood —Mrs. M. C. Hood has returned from Henryetta where she has been visiting her mother. Mrs. Mary Lou Kuykendall, who is ill.
Bob Simpson. The ladies spent part of their time quilting.
Mrs Grady Ceston is confined to her bed again suffering from a cold.
Mr. Coston has recently been admitted to Veteran - Hospital, Oklahoma City, for a check up.
Several in the community attended the Junior High basketball games at Vanoss Monday night.
Those who have just recovered rom the measles are Wanda. Eva Joyce and Earl Hood. Donnie Kite and Lawrence Archer. —Those having them now are Tony and Judy Roberts. Lynn Rhyne and Stevie Kite.
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Holloway who have just renewed their subscription to the Ada W EEK LY News. Anyone else wishing to do so see me at the store or call FE2-5396.ROFF
By MARY LASEMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Carson of Ada visited her parents, Mr and Mrs. Charles Nordean, Sunday.
Mr and Mrs Edd Berryman and Kay were Wednesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. S Whitson.
Monk Quinton. Fort Wort h. formerly of Roff, was visiting here with friends Monday morning-
Mr. and Mrs. W. C Autry, Guin-nell, Iowa, and Charles Laseman, Ada. visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Laseman Saturday mcrmng.
Mr. and Mrs. Autry arrived in Ada on Tuesday to be present at her mother’s funeral. They returned home on Saturday.
Charles Laseman will be a resident of the Hester Nursing Home of Ada for the present.
P P Kite is visiting his sister, Don Spurlock, who is serving Mr'-. Ida Tucker of Ada spent Mrs. Dottle Reed. Ahloso. spent Mrs. Olivia Seaman, Mineral with the I. S. Navy, is home on Tuesday n^ht with Mr. and Mrs. the past week with Mr. and Mrs.
Those attending the funeral of Mrs. Charles Lawman, held at
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