Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1960
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Homer Kids Make Flight To BigTown
Two groups of Homer Grade School students had a touch of “high adventure" in the in crests of science and history this week when they flevs bv chartered plane from Ada to Oklahoma City and toured Will Rogers field.
The first group of smiling and eager students, accompanied by their principal, L. H. Abbott, hoarded a twin-engined Central Airlines plane at Ada at 1:55 p.m. Monday and returned that afternoon at 6:50.
Those who made the trip Monday are seventh and eighth grade pupils. Their names are:
Miles Realer, Johnny Thompson. Linda Norvill, Janice Deaton. Marcella Laughlin, Bobby Chaddick, Delores Jenkins. Shirley Turner and Loretta Sloan.
The second group, fifth and sixth graders, made the flight and conducted tour of Will Rogers Field Tuesday. They are:
Joan Hall. Janet Litehium. Cathy Neely, Melvin Jenkins. Sharon K. Weiss, Cheryl Golden and Dchra Collier.
The fifth and sixth grade pupils were accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Sharver.
For Field Day At Myers Ranch.
Interested in Bermuda0
No, we aren t referring to the isle of swank resorts and balmy vistas, but to the green and succulent pasture crop and healer of wounded land: Bermuda grass, the boon to Great Plains ranchmen.
If you re interested, draw a circle on your calendar !,r0iujld April 5. On that date a Pasture Improvement bield Day is scheduled on the Escal Myers Farm 61 •> miles northwest of Ada.
The special field day is spon- sandy loam soils, but with pro-sored bv the County Agencies of per fertilization and manage-the I SDA. including the Exten- ment. it can be successfully sion Service. Soil Conservation grown on both shallow and heavy Service, Agricultural Stabiliza- soils.
ti00 and Conservation. Farmers The seedbed for Bermuda Home Administration and the should be clean and firm before Indian Service. Pontotoc County planting, and the best sprigging implement dealers are cooperat- dates are from about March 15 mg. and demonstrations will he to July I. However, even later shown dicing the day on the pre- plantings can be made success-paration of a seedbed, digging fully if the seedbed is prepared Bermuda roots, sprigging ar.d ap- in the right manner and the soil plying fertilizer and agricultural is moist and adequately drained limestone to depleted land. Experts at the field day demon-R E- Chiles, Extension Pas- stratas will stress the importing Specialist from Stillwater, tance of different varieties of and C H. Hailey and other Pon- Bermuda, which make leeway for totoc (bunty representatives will successful growth on most soils be on hand to answer questions except those which are extreme-about the successful sprigging of ly stony or poorly drained. Bermuda grass for hay and pas- Few stretches of land in the Hire. Information will alos be Great Plains are totally hope-available on A. S. C.'s current less. Experienced men/ backed cost-sharing plan. by responsible agencies, have
More than IO million acres of scheduled guided tours from IO former cropland and depleted a. rn. to ll a. rn. and from I rangeland in Oklahoma can he p. m. to 2 p. rn. on the Escal1 reclaimed by Bermuda and made Myers Farm on Highway 13. Cir-to produce high yields of grass de the date and plan 'to attend for hay or pasture. Bermuda is the Pasture Improvement Field best suited to deep loam and Day on April 5.
Local Horse Fanciers Plan Two-Day Show
One thousand invitations have already been mailed out for the annual East Central Quarter Horse Association show to be held on the Ada fairgrounds June 3-4.
Rod Edwards, show chairman, predicts that this year's event may well turn out to ne one of the larged in the whole southwest. His opinion is shared bv many local boosters who foresee
OAKMAN—Billy Ow'ens had a freak accident last Thursday afternoon which made him iii and cause*d much excitement among his friends and relatives.
Billy was running in tract at Byng High School, where he is a student, when he fell dowm and scratched a small place on his leg. The teacher applied a first aid treatment quickly. In a short time, Billy became very ill and passed out completely. He was rushed to the hospital and it was found that he was allergic to the medicine that had been applied to the scratch.
He was given treatment for the poison very quickly and was soon feeling much better. Billy was released by the doctor Sunday arvi was back in school Monday feeling fine again, except that he was sore and stiff.
impressive entries from quarter horse breeders in this area and far across the Great Plains country.
The Phillips Ranch, a widely-known spread near Frisco, Texas, will have entries in this year’s show. which will feature six placings in each class. A total of 81 trophies will be awarded, highlighted by the grand champion and reserve awards and the special traveling trophy, the latter valued at more than $150.
The winner of the traveling tro-j phy will keep the award for one I year, after which it will revert back to the local association for presentation to next year's winner. However, any breeder W'ho wins the trophy three times will have it in hand for keeps. This agreement stands, according to Dr. Leon Self, whether the award is won three times in succession or periodically over a number of years.
j Hugh Bennett, who officiated at the recent Jg competition at Fort Worth. Texas, is signed up to judge the forthcoming show in Ada. Only registered horses will compete in the roping, barrel racing and reining, but the cutting competition is open to all.
Halter judging is scheduled for the first day. On the second day, performance classes will be held. A $10 fee is required for each entry.
In the halter judging, trophies will go to the top six places in each bracket.
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and bit. In the bed is a picture of the ''Lby''V, wa, m^Tfi "T* °"'v “«d a pocket knife and a brace
the bed was ready for him by Christmas Lee not ani, mal,. < !?es L**’ da- Jam*» born Nov. 14, Lee says, and
Him inside. ^ akes furniture, he collects horses, lf you don't believe it, hunt for
The new editor of you WEEKLY NEWS is Erie Allen, a freelance western writer (rom near Muldrow.
Allen wa? born and raised in the hill country of eastern Oklahoma. and has lived on farms most of his life. His parents were pioneer settlers in Sequoyah County, formerly the old Sequovah District of the Cherokee Nation before statehood. Alien's father was an eariy-day lawman, and knew many lawyers and marshals connected with Judge Isaac Parkers famous Western District Court at Fort Smith. When Allen started writing fiction he had a wealth of frontier manorial to draw from and soon was selling stories to national magazines. He is now a member of Western Writers of America
Allen attended high school at Roland, and then at the age of eighteen, caught in the depression, he went west looking for work along with other so-called "Okies " Returning to Oklahoma in 1937. he married Miss Mildred Redden of Liberty. They remained in the hills of Oklahoma and now have four children, Waiva, Linda. Steve and Bruce. Waiva. the oldest daughter, is married. Linda is now winding up her first year of high school at Ro
land. Bruce and Steve are at Stillwater attending OSU.
Allen is the author of a current novel. HA NGT REE COUNTRY, laid on a background of Fort Smith and Indian Territory during Judge Parker's time. Another current work of his, distributed world-wide by King Features Syndicate of New York, is a six-part newspaper serial titled THE GALLOWS BIRD. Though a self-styled Western writer, Allen has also placed work such as historical features and travel pieces to slick magazines and Sunday Magazine sections. A recent feature on a Civil War battle sold to FORD TIMES.
“I would like to congratulate all local reporters on the fine job they have been doing for the WEEKLY,” Allen said. “Pressed tor time at the beginning of this new job, I have been unable to drive around and meet correspondents in person this week.
I hope to do so in the near future. In the meantime, I hope correspondents who have the time will drop in for some get-acquainted chats. I'm a countryman, bred and born, and it won t take anyone long to find that out”
Allen says he looks forward to a long and congenial association with local folks and all those affiliated with the WEEKLY News.
NEW EDITOR: Erie A Hen, right, took over this week as the new editor for the WEEKLY. Me brings a varied background as an experienced writer, farmer and western historian to
,# ** Pat Bu,,ard' former Stonewall resident, and special assistant
on the WEEKLY._ (WEEKLY Photo)PITTSTOWN
By MRS. W. E. SNYDER
Galley-Vanting Around The County
A series of nightly vices began Sunday tisI Church and u through Sundae even The ti mr- is 7:30.
Rev. Dennis Treat is the evanj is directing Rev. John Everyone is
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s Treat of Bokoshe list and Mrs. Treat the Junior Choir. Walker is pastor, invited to attend.
across the front, a gift from her grandmother.
Mrs. Kenneth Burentt and Janice of Lindsay and Mrs. Harold Cranford and Dennis of Maud were Sunday visitors in the homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Y\ inters, and a brother, Clifford Winters. Mrs. Winters and son. Jerry David.
of Healdton and Mrs. Lee Gross and family of Ratliff City.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watkins of Lindsay spent Saturday here visiting friends and former neighbors Among whom were Mr. and Mrs. J L Delaplain. Mr. and Mrs Clarence Lee and Rev. and Mrs. Moodv Hicks.
accompanied by their young daughter. Karen, who had been visiting the Phillipses the previous two weeks.
Others visiting the Phillipses over the weekend included her brother and sister-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brashear, of Grand Prarie, Tex., and their son. Bill Phillips, and family of Stonewall.
Mrs Albert Wilson, Trails Motel, Ada is our newest subscriber to the MEEKLY. She cho'* the WEEKI” as the hest means available to keep them caught up on the doings of former neighbors and friends here Greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Kay and a big Thank You’ from the WEEKLY and from the correspondent.
Mr. and Airs. Dale Howry and Pamela spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Foster, and Steve of Calx in. Pam, who will soon be four months old, returned wearies a pair of tire engine red overalls with the words U.S. Marshal
Guests of Mr. and Mrs Frank Patton and Frank Jr. Wedi esday were Mrs. Patton’s sister, Mrs. Kenneth Pierce and Yvonna Gayle of Pampa. Tex.
The Patton's son. Frank Jr., was one-year-old Monday of this week. His mommie baked him a cake which topped bv a lighted cand.e provided an awesome spectacle to the honoree when he awoke from an afternoon nap. No party had been planned because of a shortage of community small fry in his age group.
Sunday visitors of the Pattons wore Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Glover and Timmv of Ada.
Mrs H B Turner, who re-enterad Memorial Hospital in Ardmore Friday after a stay of several weeks at home, is reported feeling better over the weekend and may be able to return home in a day or two if she continues to improve. She has a new granddaughter she hasn't seen so we know she’ll be home as soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee were in Oklahoma City Thursday. Mrs. Lee visited their d#t*di ter, Mrs. Duane Ix)baugh. and family while Mr. ta attended a union meeting held in the Skir-vin Tower Hotel
Mr. and Mrs. A C. Nickell spent Tuesday through Thursday of last week at the bedside of his brother. Royal Nickell, who has been critically ill in Hillcrest Hospital. Tulsa, after suffering a heart attack over a month ago. Since then complications have arisen a rd instead of improving, his condition has worsened.
The Nickells left again early Tuesday morning to return to the hospital although at that time they .had not received any word of a change in his condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Heughatter. Sue. Sandra and Charles were in Bowie. Tex., over the weekend where they visited in the homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Stubbs, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heughatter.
son. Jim of Prague. Mr. Spears was off work, suffering from severe burns on his feet, the result of a leaking steam pipe af the Kerr-McGee plant there where he is employed.
Johnston and Dickie Clifford ate dinner Sunday with Charles Mars They were horseback riding. Nancy, Linda and Terry Marsh also rode th* horses.
Guests of the Velton Stanfords over the weekend were Mrs. Stanford’s sisters, LaJuana Kiser, and Mrs. Buck Short and Mr. Short of Hobart. LaJuana is a physical education instructor at Central Junior High School in Lawton.
Mrs Charley Hooks and Mrs. Anna Belt of Hickory accompanied by their brother. Freeman Jackson, of Oklahoma City have just returned from Huntington, Tex . where they spent the weekend visiting relatives.
Mr. and Airs. \\. A. Glenn visited the latter’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. \Y. H. Bond. C oalgate, Sunday.
Lewis Alexander is downright proud this week of the identical twin heiler calves presented him by their old black cow Thursday morning.
Jo Cleta Hooks, daughter of Air. and Mrs Charley Hooks, enjoyed babysitting with her small niece. Trina, Saturday. Trina’s parents are Air. and Airs. Gay-lon Hooks of Ada.
Air. and Airs. \\. F. Snyder and John spent Friday through Sunday visiting their daughters. Airs. Paul McJElroy, and family
Mr and Mrs. Ellis Schneider spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Airs. Roland Phillips. When they returned to their home in Hobart, they werq
Carlton Corbin was in Amarillo, Tex., Wednesday where he attended a meeting at the Pan-Tech. Experimental Farms. He attended a bud sale held there Thursday.
Carlton Corbin was in Ft. Worth Friday whre he delivered the Angus bull. Emulous Bob IX to B D. Patton, co-owner of the bull with Corbin. The sum of $5000 was paid by Patton for a half-interest in the animal, the highest gaining one year old to be tested af the Murray bull testing station at Tishomingo.
Mrs. Al L. Kymes, visiting Thursday through Sunday with her son Nelson Kymes and family, has returned to her home in Holdenville.
Earlier in the week Mr. Kymes was in Oklahoma City where he met with Kerr-McGee officials to discuss doing away with the Fittstown gasoline plant in operation here for the past 26 years. While he was at the meeting Mrs. Kymes and the children visited in the home of her sister, Airs. Charles Frantz. Wynnewood.LULA
Bv MRS. LOIS CLIFFORD
Paul Clayton of Ada ate dinner Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Clifford.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Clifford of Shawnee visited Wednesdays with the Cliffords.
Polk Cross of Tupelo visited Thursday night with the Cliffords.
Mrs. Stella Cross and grandsons, Roger and Larry, Tupelo. aud Rosco Sweat visited Sunday with the Cliffords.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brooks, Linda and Diane of Ada visited Friday and Saturday night with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wofford, Fort Smith, Ark.
The Brooks visited Sunday afternoon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brooks, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Clifford.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Polk Cross and Mr. and Mrs. Son Cooper helped Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Cooper move into their new home. They didn’t get everything moved, but all of the heavy things.
Greer Brooks of Lula and Lester Davis might the Lula grocery store from R. D. Brooks. They took over Monday. Lester Davis w'as formerly from Lula.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Williams of Stillwater spent the weekend with his parents^ Mr. and Mrs. Charley Williams.Parish Chapel
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Mrs. Elma Law visited Mrs. Verneice Dryden Tuesday morning.
Doyin Stonecipher has gone to work for the highway department.
B. D. Young went to work Thursday ai the Valley View Hospital. Ada, on construction work.
Mr. and Mrs. Haught Ray returned Monday from a weekend visit with their daughter, Mrs. Floyd Spears, Mr. Spears and
Randal Lafe vers, Ronnie Rowe, Lee Henry, all of Tupelo, Charles Brooks, David Fortner, and John Clifford camped ou* Friday night. They roasted marshmallows and Tad sandwiches to eat.
Mr. and Mrs B. D. Young, La-voyce, Larry and Terry spent Saturday light with his brother,
Coy Young, of Certy.
Ronnie Row?e of Tupelo and John Clifford visited Sunday with Barbara Stonecipher. Miss Shirley Williams was also a visitor of Barbara’s.
C. D. Whelehel of Ada is a J/)rra'ne Pennington vi
patient at the Valley View Hos- a/lhlle Tuesday night w
pita!. Mr. Whelehel is the teach- rs~ i E Kinsey of Vanoss.
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank visited Mr. and Mrs. J. Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank visited Den Dryden in Convalescent Home Sun ning.