Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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borr*SondTy''affernoon^*at*Hie^innua 1^Homecorc!inc? ^ hott" * **"■ with friends and neigh
and Anna Burnett Young, Ada. (NEWS Staff Photo).
IL ---•*, •••vt im TO rignr, bod mammons,
Johnson, also of Maysville, Monroe Byrd, Union Valley,
Homecoming Day At Stonewall Draws Folks From Miles Away
By MRS. S. J .MARKLE Y the Pafhpri na fn nr^Ar in cf ct_____ _ . i _ . t
Westview Woman, Native of Ozarks Is Friend Indeed
By ERIC ALLEN or a big “hog-killing” the women
High in the Missouri Ozarks wei*e ever present, sometimes where Mrs. Mar} Cox was raised, cooking up repasts fit for gourmet it was a standing custom for kings.
mountain folks to gather around Rendering lard and making her father's mill while their corn s°aP were jobs for women during was being ground and figure out hog killing time, and little Mary's ways and means of helping people mother was an efficient w'oman who were “bad in need”. who knew’ the quickest ways of
It didn’t always have to be a doing both, desperate need such as sickness, “My mother was a busy women her. Most any project neigh- an.” Mrs. Cox said. “It seemed bors had in mind . . . might spark like she knew how to do every-up a lively gathering with every- thing, and I was always chasing at one chipping in. her heels when I was a little girl,
rh at spirit of “help they neigh- trying to do everything Mama bor” was alive in womenfolks, did.”
leo. and while the men formed According to Mrs. Thelma crcws_at a log -house-raising" Stroud, one of Mrs. Cox's neigh-
bors in the Westview community near Ada, that early teaching in the hills of Missouri must have shaped Mrs. Cox’s life.
“She knowns how to do everything,” Mrs. Stroud said. “And she’s always eager to help folks. I was hospitalized recently, and during that time, Mrs. Cox kept An active polio prevention pro- two homes, hers and mine. She’s gram is underway at the City- the best person I’ve ever met. County Health Department in Ada, When she found out I and outlying clinics have been es- was going to try to render lard t abb shed to serve all of Pontotoc and make some soap . . . and it County. June, mind you . . . Mrs. Cox was
Health office personnel said all riPht he,ite pitching in, showing Ihose up to the age of twenty are me how*’*
eligible for free injections against Mrs. Mary Cox. though a native polio, subject, of course, to a doc- Missourian, has lived in Oklahoma tor’s request. twenty years. Her reputation as
Expectant mothers who are con- a woman who “helps her neigh-cerncd about polio prevention and bors” is well known to folks of
Health Dept. Plans County Polio Program
Prepare 'w are now lunch'nmeV thelff f*? I
^nfrv clmeana “'fur" cLl^o vT^the“"l od '**'?* "“f T ' ' °r ihe ‘action plates^cld a,uSmo^y want inject,ens also are given every community in
join the reunion o! frSs and “lig and gfmleme v^r aV Tim j.nldT T'"8 , ‘° 7"°"^ Af'Cr free Sh°ISu SUbjeCl *° 3 d°C,°''S ^ Uved
neighbors at the annual Stone- tendon please' " Ute/ a b n* to hal t^m^ll Ja^ t ^ T ,^\r<,mainder "f the recommendation ^ , Mrs. Cox. however, seemed
wan Homecoming Day Sunday, general welcoming talk. he asked even been to Stonewall in sixty- XhTIcT aII®TvmVof Polio CinTda.es M the Ada d^I" Obvious,y" sheTffhings Iff f" MiSS0Uri
The gathering was held at re-uc rl-inn hnntlTi! Ii, I 'i I •'<’ars, he said- No one ,,n thanks was tendered to Mrs Health Department are Tuesdays for people as a matter of course f said il "as an old-
1 r easi/d w», "'.Ll <’IW. 'I VnilnS an't members of the club. and Thursdays. Outlying towns in and they seem to be sources of fashioned mil1 with a wood-fired
? I? IS ^ ^EL The weather never gets too hot . . . nor too cold, either Mrs S^roulf r)» Xh°K Westview community to lend a neighbor a helping hand. When lilts" Mr* f ny ne'9hbor, wanted to learn how to render lard and make soap from "crack-lins , Mrs. Cox was right there pitching in. (WEEKLY Photo)
from Richmond, Calif, in time to
Sportsmen s ( lub Park near easiest way to count nores and to gathering more than Mr Lillard k TS IT ru sev!ral have a record of at-' After lunch Charlev Shockley
hundred people from surrounding tendance each year. returned to the microphone and . ______
communities, as well as present Always, there are some added conducted election of officers for J0in the part-v’ Also Mr- and Mrs-
residents of the town and thore names of those who have not at- the coming year Wesley Chaddick Bl11 Godb.v of Roswell, N. M.
from other states who used to tended before. Sometimes. ? few retired mail carrier, was elected Mrs Ava Henson and Mrs.
ive there In spite of periodically of the regulars drop out . . . those president of the Stonewall Day Grace Holcomb of Ada were
overcast skies and the threat of who won t be back. Committee. Dr. Lula Darnell, now having a grand time at the Home-
ram earlier in the day the Home- Then the ladies started covering of Tulsa but formerly of Stonewall coming. Mrs. Holcomb’s husband
coming was one of the most sue- the picnic tables with the most was elected treasurer arri Mrs ran the General Store at .lessee
cessful to date. ’ '
The time set for the big picni
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Salve arrived I.sC0Unty have schedules as fo1' pleasure' for her
‘ Folks just always helped each mut^
Ada Farm and Ranch Gut Schedules Monthly Meet
boiler for power, and a scene of
x , , roms just always neipea each mucb activity on Saturdays.
IV,rh mil H hn.m olher' hac,! "here I grew up- It Moi,ntain folks from miles A meeting of (he Ada Farm that a constructive program ft m0nlh C1,nie hours are isn t anything . . . people help each aI™nd brought their grain in by and Ranch Club will be held next all those interested in the erov
other here, too. You know thcv wa8°ns and on horseback, and Thursday night, June 23 at the I • „ f ... , f ... . ' ,
do.” * “milling day” was visiting day, W. C. Wigley Ranch four miles in^ 0 better h69* Wlb §et unde:
Mrs. Cox said somo of her to° • • • and maybe a time for south of Fittstown. wa.v a* 7-°0 P. M.
of each month from 9 a rn. to ll a m.
Roff, first Thursday month. 9 a rn. to ll a.m.
lunch was 1:00 p
delicious looking food imaginable Anna Young. Ada waz elected at tbe turn of the century. Others month* Vnd. after Coy Bvrd had returned secretary. All voting was bv Parent who called Jesse home Or K
McLish, first Tuesday. Stonewall, second Tuesday. Allen, third Tuesday each
Cox said some of her to° • • • and maybe a time for earliest memories were of her (Continued on page two) ’ Dr. Don Williams
announces (Continued on page two)
bul cars thanks and asked God s hies- acclamation
when they were young were Mr
W. Navin is director of the Pontotoc and Pottawatomie
loaded with eager old-time roo- sing on all. the crowd gathered Dr Da/nel! and Mrs. Young and Mrs.'Elmo ThompsonIf - I, "Sh “ nd'woT-dents of Stonewall began to fill around the table? and bean to Mortal ih» e________.. mend Mr ana Mr. i, ,i. ,w TTT113;.uimcs‘ and wor.
j . r ^nmni ut. udineii ana Mrs. loung
dents of Stonewall bc'gan to fill around the tablas and began to started the annual Stonewall Dav the park be.ore noon Many of eat. The crowd, like the old school in 1956, and both have been active
mend. Mr. and Mrs Clyde Chapman of Tulsa and Mr. and Mrs.
f r i c * ---- lew, tinvi I j cl \ vt iirrn dell vt: ......* " . aim mis.
j xnj ou[ aie ta?s master. Ichabod Crane of Sleepy in organizing and publicizing each HanT Wyrick of Oklahoma
ann UPm uitn tw/Yr* A ♦ »•/» f____ It J: J .a1 j ^ . i r « .
and were filled with people from Hollow frame “did justice to every event.
as far away as New Mexico and dainty bit.” * This vear the Frisco Home De-
aiifomia Long bel ore ,u rich was Then came the big visiting time monstration Club did a noble job
spread, the tree «hadeu slope . . so much chatter on every preparing the tables and had
above the lake was alive with side, one could convivial talk and laughter. oneself think ”
City. Other former local residents were Mrs. Ethel Rives and Mr. and Mrs. W. L Wright of Madill.
ing with him is a competent staff of registered nurses.
Effective Fight Nancy Halliburton supervising nurse, maintains headquarters in Ada and works through several counties. Registered nurses hand-
Chai Ie} Shockley oi /Ada brought “I haven’t seen you for twenty-
. . r ...I& <iiiti i,mi lf 'sa^a firj! .tor ,ll° Wrights counties. Kegistered nurses hand-
scarcely near iced tea and coffee ready early and tb°y said they enjoyed the jng outlying clinics are Robbie so none need go thirsty before( Sphering hugely. They said they Eden. Paralee Hisle, Betty Can
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02*11.!% sKoifTdlriinkhMandkiPPiS9 rf, iumpin9' °Jd ,ri*nd‘ *nd "*i9hbors shaking hands
non and Inez Hisle.
1 The fight to prevent polio in Pontotoc County has obviously j been an effective one, Dixie Gosnell. clerk for the County-City Health Department, said. Only one paralytic polio case has been reported in the county this year. | The isolated case is that of a boy j : who hadn't taken polio injections, i The boy’s brother, a couple of | years younger, had taken polio vaccine, and has shown no signs | of infection to date.
Shots Given Record at the City * County Health Clinic show that 1.231 polio injections w^ere giving in the coun-ty during 1959. An additional 153 injections have been given during a three-months period — January,! February and March—of this year.
In addition to polio injections, the City-County Health Department’s General Clinics offer shots against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, smallpox and typhoid. Dental clinics are also held at the local department during two days and a half of each week.
A doctor and nurse are on duty each day at the Health Department in Ada.
Chest X-Rays are available, and dates for those are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
RIBBON ROPER? What would a cowhand do if the above freakish-looking thing actually happened to him . . . the thrown loop of a good, substantial lasso suddenly turning into a spiraling and ineffectual length of ribbon? This shot
ESL!! £Tn! Gof\P,e-W<;ods' fAhf rop!,r' was lrVn9 t0 $®Para^ a quarterhorse from a herd of Shetland ponies. The Hors*
pl!?*.9 iwcwc DW i!9'kAdl' •niSf#r? bemg moved from a 9razi"9 near Stonewall to a ranch at Lightens
Ridge. (NEWS Staff Photo by Erie Allen).Galley-Vanting Around The CountyMIDLAND
By MRS. CHRIS PEDERSON
Sunday, Mr and Mrs. Mack McNeil of (jaley visited her brother and family, Mr, and Mrs Tom Martain. They went to Sulphur, had lunch and went swimming.
Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L McGee.
Miss Karen Wallis of Ada is spending this week with her aunt and <amily, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Martain.
Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Smith of Latta, and Kirk and Randy Smith of Oklahoma City spent awhile
Sunday visitors in the Pederson home were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pederson of Oklahoma City, Kenneth Hunt. Rudy Jones, Cecii Glazier, Kingston.
Monday we had visitors from California. They were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnson and son David, also Mrs. Tom Martain, Marion. Patricia and Arlis and Karen Wallis visited with us Monday evening.
I really appreciated Marjorie's visit. She helped me snap a basket of beans.
' sister and family of Kingston. Mr. and Mrs. Sim Miller and children.
Mrs. Chris Pederson and children spent Sunday night with herROFF
By MARY LASSMAN
Mrs. Beulah Hathaway. Baptist WMG associational president and Mrs. Paul Walsh, local YWA, director accompanied by other officers of the county attended a state planning board meeting at
Kelham Church. Oklahoma City, Saturday. The purpose of this meeting was to make plans for the associational meetings which will begin in August and continue through October.
Main speakers for this conference were Courts Redford and Dr. Washburn, representatives! from the Southern Baptist Con-1 vention at Nashville, T?nn.
school was out came home last Wednesday and was accompanied by her three cousins, Ruth. Jane and Frankie Stevens. Mary Ann is staying in the home of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Stevens and caring for their children.
Mary Ann Harber who accepted a job in Oklahoma City when
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gaddis, their daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morgan, Sapulpa, left Tuesday for a four day vacation. They'went by Hobbs,
NT. M., Carlsbad Cavern, El Paso and Jaurez, Mexico. They reported a very pleasant trip even-though the weather was much hotter than it is here.
Lowell Laseman and Claude Gaddis made a business trip to Sulphur and Mill Creek Friday.
Mrs. L. W. Laseman and Mrs. Minnie Gipson were in Ada Friday where they visited the health clinic. Plans are being made to set up a night class for nurses-aids soon. Employees of nursing
homes will be able to held their jobs while they attend class twice a week.
Mrs. A. 0. Pickens, Odessa, Tex., arrived Saturday for an overnight visit with her mother, Mrs. Nora Etchieson. Mrs. Pickens accompanied by Mrs. Etchieson, left Sunday morning for Tulsa, where they will join Mrs. Homer Blevins and Mrs. Frank Key, daughters of Mrs. Etchieson. After spending the night in Tulsa
the group will leave by car for week’s vacation in M e rn p h i Tenn., where they will visit M and Mrs. M. Shaw, a son ai daughter-i.i-'aw of Mrs. Etchi son. On their return trip M r Etchieson will accompany Mr Pickens to her home in Odes where she will visit until July
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robnett w’ere shopping in Ada Wednesday.
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