Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - March 17, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THI RSDAY, MARCH 17. 1960
MiXED COMPANY — The recently organized, and even more recently named, Ada Farm and Ranch Club numbers plenty of women as well at men in its membership. Here both sexes hang attentively on the words of Dr. P. H. Stephens, who spoke at the AFARC meeting last Thursday. About IOO persons were on hand to hear Stephens analyze the current situation of the beef cattle industry.
OPTIMISM for the future relieved somewhat the gloomy analysis of current trends in the beef industry by Dr. P. H. Stephens at the AFARC meeting last week. Ad .'.itting that the present situation of the cattleman leaves something to be desired, Stephens took a brighter view of the future, and noted that this area is favorably situated for expanding cattle production.
Clear Boggy Gets Into Gear, District Applies for Funds
Shot of Not-
WATERSHED PROJECT — Johnnie Boring, state aide of the Pontotoc County Soil Conservation District, here does a little rule-of-thumb engineering on a flood detention structure he s been working on lately. The model lake, complete with dam, spillway and drawdown tube, IS typical of similar but larger projects now under construction on Sandy Creek and soon to be abuilding on Upper Clear Boggy. Boring even has the required bermuda grass cover on his dam and spillway, was just preparing to do a sprigging job on the flood pool when this picture was made. (WEEKLY Photo)
Bv BARBARA and ROY CHRISTIAN
Prospects are good for the be-' ginning of construction on the' Lj)per Clear Boggy flood control' project before July I, according to Dave Roberts, chairman of the conser\ancy district board
Roberts reports that he has made formal application for funds to build eight structures on Goose Creek—Sites No. 8-15. The applica-cation must be approved on the state and national level, but Roberts is confident that at last some money will be forthcoming before the end of the fiscal year.
Roberts also announces that easements have been obtained to clear no less than 18 sites for construction, and that 58 per cent of the necessary easements have been obtained over the whole watershed.
On the board with Roberts are Willard Rhynes and Melvin Hart. Hart, civil engineer, meets the federal requirement for one competent civil engineer on the board.
The men are unpaid for their work, and also pay for their own transportation and other expenses.
According to the agreement the board has with the government, the board furnishes ea.sements for the planned structures, and maintains the structures after they are completed. The government furnishes the survey and builds the structures to specifications.
After the dams are completed, the lake becomes the property of the landowner. He can release the water at a gradual rate of flow. or keep it impounded for a lake for recreational or irrigation purposes
In the few cases where the district must exercise the right of eminent domain, the lake will be .sold. leased or used in some way to defray the cost
The Upper Clear Boggy watershed. with assi.-tance from .Mother Nature, is an ideal location for a flood control project Seventy per
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Cattle Business Still Has Future, Speaker Claims
Oakman Mare Takes Dunk In Tank'
Bv ILA PEVAHOUSE
Burns Prove Fatal To Mrs. Seilers, Mother Of Weekly Correspondent
WEEKLY readers will be shock- Mrs. Snyder attempted to beat I've seen horses and cows take ed to learn of the death of Mrs. out the flames and burned her own
a bath in stock ponds or tanks Malissa Sellers, mother of Mrs. hands severely in so doing. Mrs.
or creeks or .some form of water w. E. Snyder, our Fittstown cor- Sellers was rushed to the hospital
holes, but I believe that last respondent. in Ada where she died at 2 a rn.
The Ada Farm and Ranch Club is on its way, name severely burn- .
and all. - . - - . Wedne.sdav morning when her
Ta J- a- * r. a a ooth in a septic tank Maybe , Uavoiinrt sown .August 9. 1879 She came to
■ u' Marcn IO in East Central s ,^3,., «,hat 'Old Lady-; a
Knight Hall about IOO interested persons—men and mare owned bv Mr J. R Pender- 'or vears
women, from town and country^ecided on the name grass, calls her bout with the view ^spital ^ She was a member of the Bap-
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Services will be Friday at 2 p m. at the First Baptist Church.
Survivors, in addition to \frs.
for the new organization, levied a $5 membership fee septic tank on themselves, took tentative steps toward sponsoring Thursday night the old mare
a tour of feeder buyers in this area, and heard an analysis opened th<B pasture gate as she p^town ^ under"""dirwtiorT o^ Snyder, are two sons. Lee Ellis, of the present status of the cattle business bv Dr. P. H. ha# done many times before and Funeral Home Rev John ^ Smith. Frede-
Stephens, research director of the Farm Credit Banks wandered around the yard, prob- Burial will be "'■•‘'O''"’ Mo: •hroo S's'ors. Mrs.
of Wichita. — looking for something to eat'ju Cemetery, Oladvs Dre.sson and Nlrs, Edna
Stenhens made no bone.s about Touching briefly on the cattlg- on maybe just to get into some- s^n^rr go, 'bved alone, both of Kansas City. .Mo
the fact that the industry is now man’s complaint about imported 'kmg “ o” Pender- j ^ ,3 suyj,, A bur- ond Mr.s^ Blanche Jones. St.
n a ^r ^ 0 ded.1^^^^ boof. Stephens noted that when grass and hts wife go tup Friday system had been arranged be- ; and one brother,
which^a^’t exS news The rattle prices are high cattle are ‘"oen the two houses so that Mrs, "'“‘O"’ Rob,n,v.n, Darlington. Mo.
going lo flow into the country as fpt as usual and he started lo gpUpr, could signal her daughter When "cattle slaTtghtcr amounts "o'onany a.s water flows down- jjjo^bar^ lojo hi feeding an to
cattlemen in the group.
♦ IQ rvry,- of »Ko iosoofor-s- u I J Whcu the buzzcf souuded The Missionary Auxiliary of the
he sai^ cattle “about keep up "AU we have to do is get cattle ^L^mareN hLd^^ick^L "corning. Mrs. Snyder Church of God of Prophecy of
when prices down 5 to IO cents a pound J^Kp rrnnnH -nd in sponsor a chili .supper
^ t be bothered ""P the ground and upon in- found her with her dress in flames. Friday. March 18 The serving
with the people.” But
slaughter goes over that figure and we won
the price inevitably goes down, by imports.”
“.And,” he added, “we went Cold Comfort
around that bend last summer.” ; Few of his hearers seemed
The speaker predicted the down- cgnjurled bv that assurance. Nor ward trend would continue for ,. '
some time because of the difficulty “a* bis next prediction greeted, of making quick adjustments to.>'ynoticeable enthusiasm:! demand sometime within the nexti
•■We determined the l%l-62 beef fR’M’fars choice .steers would be' .supply when we turned the bulls o"‘be Kansas City market,
our last spring "
vestigating, he found that she Sellers had evidently turned will begin at 5 p m in the home septic tank, then,!of Mrs. Eula Miller.
With the assistance of the county turned away, her dress Proceeds will go to the church
(Continued on Page 2) I swung into the flame. i benevolences.
Noting that nobody can make;
Yet in spite of the present dim ™ney on 20-cent calves unless! situation. Stephens look an opti- he produces a tremendous ainount:
mistic long-term outlook The na- f 'b™- ^ tion, he added, will need lo '‘P";' -Stephens warn-
increase its cattle inventory bv 'bf' cattlemen must increase; about one and one half million the efficiency of their operations each year lo keep up with in- ''.b^ are to survive^ creasing population A" X™ bad lo Ho befast (mr
This increase, he went on, can t years «_as o own cattle, he
come In the range country, which ,'?f
Is now producing all the cattle its "Sht- breed right, or sell right, in
rainfall will permit The increase to make money
will have to cTe in the midwest. be went on. all those as^
the south and the southeast »/
And. Stephens said, the area ba'e to he watch^ clot^ly if
right around here is favorably 'b^ '» *‘ay ■"
located to take care of some of ,
^ ..v«„ Ko,.«ry> But IU spitc of all tHc shadows
that increase, iou havent e\en , ^ c* u c
. . I „ ; on the current scene. Stephens
begun to make the improiements ^
you should in the quality of your cattle and of your grass,” he said
saw plenty of opportunities for • Continued on Page 2'
SOIL SAMPLERS: Phyllis Warmack, UH and Judy Read. right, worked up this oxhibit for tho Science Fair, recently held here. This display included samples of the five basic soil types found in Pontotoc County. The girls took off a Saturday to collect specimens, not a bad piece of work for a couple of non farmers. (WEEKLY Photo)Galley-Vanting Around The CountyFRANCIS
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.•rayie line The pat:o', told her '.’e ttwni' rad cie.i cd consider-
Mrs Murphree reports she i.'
sutfenng with a b^Iy infected toe Sr,e has been alnxist past
getUng around but is sonne better and she is happy to tie able to get out and around some
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mg Wi'p rt-.a'-.veN .r. V'nur ne The v;'!i Ma- ior.« * than -ne had p.anrKKt ' r r ■Jowtxxind S/ie kt;*( m iuu«..h
Mrs Ro> e Lee and \k>ur' trull With Mr ana Mrs Jan^o I.ee of Ada one dav last week
Mrs Pauline Harwtwd and Mr bright \is:ied with Mr and Mrs Honeo Snn'Jx one dav last week
Wtl! I hale not hea:d of any miuries dije to tai v>n :.ne ice. but I w;u tell wha’ happened lo me
The joke' are U'u.il’j on other jx-ople but ti.:' one (>n mo I was out on tric ue p.ute a lot and was tortunate onv>ucn ’o n-ot fall f\en r.nro bu’ l.i't week ago Uetiro'Ataj our tit't nret y day in >e\erai da>' I too viow^n It happen»-Ai lo ho the <i.j\ Mrs and I M'lttMl in Ada I had got out O’ '.he oar atter got’ung r»om«’ arn he-, ame so >:uok in the mud I io'-'t my ha.ar.ke and boom ti nn Knees I went A’OU krv w I ha\e lU't about deikiod th.i’ I would ’ust as soon wade the white >tuff as the mud
Oh well. ma>be the weatherman will send us enough >unshine to dry up this mud and then 1 11 bet a lot of us will be happy.
Now I know how a car feels when it is stuck in the mud if it has feelings ‘
admitted Thursdav night of last week .May we wish her a speedy recoverv.
It ha.s been reported that smg-m-g IS held at the Methoflisi Chiirih every Wedne.sday night The public IS cordially invited.
Granny Matthews and her son. Woodrow were both released from Valley View Hospital last \Vc4’ ne.sday Woodrow had been a patient there for several days Granny was there only about a week We are glad they are better.
Well it seem.s that Woodrow Matthews wa.s cut of the hospital just long enough to become an accident victim He was injured in an accident about noon Thursday His inj’iries were not as serious as was first thought to be He was on the job Friday afternoon He is employed by the Southwest .Natural Gas Company Of course this all happened last week
Jimmy Ray Matthews of Oklahoma City spent last weekend here with his parents. Mr. ar.d Mrs. Raymorid .Matthews, and children. Ethel Rae, Don and .Ann.
blue and above all a safe return home.
M.'^s Willie Hardburger is also a patient in Valley View Hospital We hope she is well real soon
We are sorry lo report Mrs. Agness Scroggins is a patient in Valley View Hospital She was
.Mr and Mrs b P Rr*hinson and ’.AO grandchildren. Debb* and Bronna Robinson, all of Sherman. Tex . vi'ited here with their son and umle. Mr and Mrs Don Robin.son. Donna. Jackie. Linda and Rorjue last weekend.
Pvt. James W’lliie Scroggins, son of .Mr and Mrs Leon Scroggins, left Ft Dix. N J . one day
last week by ship for Frankfurt,
- Germany, where he w.ll be for
Mr and .Mrs Coy Hen.-on and al least two years. James thought girls. Judy and Donna. Oklahoma when he was home he wou’d go Cit), spent last weekend here by plane which that is the way With her parents. .Mr and .Mrs his orders read but they were I>om Harris, and her brother .Mr changed and James went by ship.
and Mrs Loyd (Babe' Hams. May we wish for each of our
and children. ^ sen ice boys a safe trip over the
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hams. Lonnie and Eugene. .Ada, and Mr and Mrs Robert Hams and children. Oklahoma City, visited here with their parents, .Mr and Mrs M E Hams, Saturday night.
and Mrs Sid Kellogg. Ada. last weekend They also visited with their grandparents, Mrs. Johnnie Kellogg. Francis, and J. H, Kellogg. who was a patient in Valley View Hospital at that time, and Mrs Mav Lee of .Ada.
.Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Scroggins Jr . and children of Oklahcmra (Tity visited here with his parents Mr. and -Mr*: Baxter Scroggins, last weekend.
SEEN—Mr and Mrs Son Lee dnvmg a very pretty blue 1960
Mr and .Mrs Burt Kellogg Oklahoma City, visited here with her parents. .Mr and Mrs Floyd Son' Lea, and his pareou, Mr.
Speaking of ;»choo!. the children all had an extra day out the school room last weekend because of the teachers meeting arx! of ctxirse they all enjoyed it I m sure.(C^unued oo Page 2)