Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - May 26, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1960
Pioneer Woman At Allen Tells of Old. Frontier Days
"One evening three men rode up to our house and asked to stay all night. My father told them they could stay, and offered to put their horses in our lot and their riding gear inside the barn
“The men refused to do that They kept their horses tied out side and stacked their saddles right on the ground beside them When mv father asked them why one of the men laughed and saic they might need to start traveling in a hurry.
“Next morning they were gone, and that same day the Holdenville bank was robbed.”
The above incident was recounted by Mrs. Belle Harwell, a pioneer citizen of Allen. She says she believes until this day that the three strangers were the robbers.
Old times in the Indian \ations come to life when Mrs. Belle Harwell talks. She will soon be 81-years-old, and she has watched Allen grow from a one-store settlement to the town it is today.
Her uncle, Bill McCall, built and operated the first store there, which was a one-room log cabin that also housed tile first post office.
Later the town was named for her uncle's six-months-old baby —a boy christened Allen McCall.
Mrs. Harwell was born in Cook County, Texas near Gainesville in 1879. In 1884 she came to Indian Territory by wagon train, crossing Red River into untamed country and camping out along the way. This was during the time when big trail herds were being pushed onto the short-grass leases of the Indian reservations farther north.
"Indians lived in little log huts’ and tepees.” Mrs. Harwell said.! “And there was lots of game.
I don't remember much about
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Recreation Program Is Scheduled
Horse Show Shapes Up As Top Event
Ray Schofield, football coach The forthcoming show of the
rec' East Cato! Quarter Horse As-reation program at Allen, an- ... ...
nounced this week that the pro- sociatlon may easily be one of the
gram will be in full swing soon after the first of June.
The first game of the Little J League baseball players is set for June 7, with succeeding games scheduled each Tuesday there-a.ter for a period of six weeks.
Adult softball will begin Thursday night, June 15, at the high school field in Allen
most outstanding events of its kind in the entire Southwest.
Rod Edwards, show chairman, and other officials are delighted with the interest being shown in the two-day exhibition.
The show is set for June 3-4 at the fairgrounds in Ada.
It will feature halter classes
The swim phase of the program onday. The second day will start June 13, and will be , “ devoted to the popular
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performance classes with competition scheduled in roping, barrel racing and cutting. Some of the region’s outstanding horses and riders will be competing.
An impressive list of top-flight exhibitors have already indicated their intention of attending. They include B. A. Skipper, Longview, In the spring, a young bear’s Tex.; the famous Phillips Ranch, fancy lightly turns to thoughts Frisco, Tex.; Rex Caubel, Crock-of honey . . . honey in the sense eft. Tex., and Roland Stanfield of a female-type bear. ! and Bill Hedge, Broken Arrow.
The bruin who caused such a Re(luests for entry blanks have fuss in the eastern section of Pon- already b**0 received from over totoc County last week is appar- *a ^ve s^a^ area-
Hunted Bear Is Still In Area —Hunting Bear
A HARDY PIONEER: Mrs. Belle Harwell, Allen, came into Indian Territory by wagon train when she was five years old. That was in 1884. Nearing eighty-one now, she still looks a pleasant sixty, and that in spite of a recent illness which confined her to a hospital room for several days.
(WEEKLY Photo), prosecution
ently searching for a gal and he’s not having much luck.
Officers who have been hunting the small black bear the past two weeks said the bear is evidently wandering in search of company. He is an unusual visitor for Pontotoc County. A few of his ilk still inhabit the rugged southeastern Oklahoma country and he apparently roamed into this area from that section.
The last time he was seen, the bear was galloping through the woods near Owl Creek. Several tracks have been reported in other areas, but most of the reports were false alarms.
The bear is a "protected” animal and killing him would bring
On Friday, judging begins at IO a. rn. Hugh Bennett, Colorado Springs, Colorado, a director of the AQHA. is the judge. Competition is slated in 14 different brackets, 1960 stallion, 1959 stallion, 1958 stallion, 1957 stallion and stallions foaled before 1956, reserve and grand champion stallions. The same classifications will be judged for mares. Judging is also scheduled for mare and foal and gelding.
The local association has purchased more than 80 trophies, representing an investment of more than $1,000. The big prize will be the traveling trophy. The winner keeps it until the show next year. Winning the trophy! three times brings the right of permanent possession.
Stock for roping will be furnish-
ri9h*. says he can^fatten*on«*cow* p«r ’acre Vh^'in'dHs*1 nea^'so"** "n"*? of 5rosh and willow thickets, H. F. Conn..brvr.7ion?.tand ^ Ve,Ch’ 0n ,h* '**' di““»i"9 th. worth of bermuda'Tth Dotson!”^ tis
Shows Worth Of Midland Bermuda
By ERIC ALLEN
The road across H. F. Dotson’s
ments^ere?""we 1“® * X*sing berm* ranch into a showplace for those
ed by Ken Lance and Dayton ranch dipped slightly for a grassy "Three years ago." aiding in the movement ofhis tat At'present he fsmnS 2^^
Lane: is assembling “cutting" swale and then climbed steadily' “And before tha* it was just'b,ack cattie (rom the higher and 180 calves-all nond Vrarito
stock for tba show. WP^tWarH fnl lnil'i n -T n eiflrtc Inn WO oil /-J nut n.nnL.dq’l i glnnoc t n (kin Unttnn, c__: "
Man Admits Sex Attacks As 'Prowler'
westward, following a ridge-top washed-out cropland?” I slopes to the bottom along Spring Anguis — on nocturn nf
toward the line of a new wire “That's right," Dotson answer-1 Brook. land bermuda a“h
Improvement Grogram j “I'm trying to get away from
Llf™ J5., "I Hlgh; the aid expense of sow-
ing grass crops every year,” Dot-
fence. On either hard the green ed. “Old worn-out cropland, ditch-
slopes rolled away, and activity;es big enough to bury a horse in, ___ 1S, „I1/ll5 I1IgxI.
there was lively, with bermuda and willow thickets so dense a way 13 northwest of Ada, and
grass waving in the morning breeze and riders moving Angus cattle.
inq^f sheTr^afhedT?iit>l?^R*«th|i"lc*Jf 9*0od ,itt,e *1w0'year*0.,d GinaKay Anderson piped up Wednesday morn-
at hit hnm« inc* t t a j stroke the strange wayfarer. The armadillo, which Boots Jackson captured Tuesday night
whtotlinaTn th? d»k f. t°° c.mer.-shy. And little Gina s exclamation was much like that of a small child
ino the Shov.7 h^i LZ'\°bv,om wouldn't have gone within a mile of the armadillo if her grandpa hod-
th* thcvel- h»d"» !>««" there on guard. See other picture inside. (WEEKLY Photo)
A 20-year-old man, described as tank a “psycho” by McClain County lawmen, was arrested at Purcell Thursday. Officers have reason to believe the you|th is the “prowler” who attacked fourteen women in southern Oklahoma the past several months, including three assaults in Ada.
Charles Parker, 20, who lives just inside the McClain County line north of Lindsay was apprehended after being shot by a woman who said he attempted to rape her. Crime Bureau Agent Ivan Gates said the man is apparently the same one who has terrorized this section of Oklahoma the past few months.
Unconfirmed reports at Purcell placed Parker in Lindsay Thursday about 1:30 a. rn. Police Chief Carney Barnes of Purcell said Parker apparently entered the home of the Lindsay woman and was entering her bedroom when she shot him in the chest with a .32 calibre pistol.
Parker was treated at a Lindsay clinic, but was not seriously injured, according to Barnes.
“Sheriff Joe Huddleston told us over the radio that Parker has
man could barely get through.” there is on-place where the worth son said' “I’m experimenting and
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In the distance, shining like moi- son is an early riser. Almost any j Dotson is carrying out an im-! iems licked '' ^ *
ten copper in the morning sun, morning in the week he may be provement program on former
was the water of a tree-lined found somewhere around his 940 cropland and brush-choked hnt. '• interesting feature of Dot-
i acre ranch, watching the work toms that may well turn his
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fanch "cinf .nw/L*.Do,*.on is a *trong believer in rotation grazing, and has eight separate pastures on his 940 acre
iT^n^SDri^^Rr«^!^ i«i !u!ri9razeu ! 9Iai* then move xthem" he Mid firmly. Here he stands on bottomland
along Spring Brook and watches a herd of Angus moving onto fresh graze. (WEEKLY Photo)Galley-Vanting Around The CountyBEBEE
By MRS. LEO SCOTT
The Camp Ground Free Will Baptist Church had 51 in Sunday school. The pastor, Rev. Curtis Hogue delivered the morning and evening messages.
The Ladies Auxiliary met Thursday afternoon at the church house.
The Fifth Sunday meeting will he held at the Camp Ground Church on Friduy night, Saturday and Saturday night May 27 and 28th. Lunch will be spread at noon or Saturday.
Mrs. Vergil Meek and Mrs. Herbert Moore, Randy and Kenny of Ada visited Monday with Mr. and Mrs. \V. H. Hightower.
Mrs. Edd Berryman, Kay and Charles visited Tuesday morning with Mrs. R. L. Rhynes and
has been named Lana Gayle. This! is the Rhynes fourth daughter.
Misses Pat and Sue Warren of Shawnee spent Sunday with Don-1 na Kaye and Sherry Scot*.—Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott and Sherry visited Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hightower.
Those visiting Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W H. Hightower were Mrs. Henry Jones of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scot* and Sherry. Mr. and Mrs. Don Henson, Sheila. Donnie and Glen and Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Jones, Denise and Gregory of Ada.
The Vanoss seniors from this community have returned from their senior trip to Galveston, Tex. They report a wonderful time.
Those visiting Sunday with Rev. and Mrs. Earlin Haskins were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Haskins, Jimmy and Eddie of Oil Center Mr and Mrs. T. S. Hood and children, Diane and Douglas Haskins, of Ada and Mark Earlin and Angelia May of Venice, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warren of Shawnee visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Jones, Denise and Gregory of Ada visited
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe McNair, Lana and Viann visited Thursday night with Mrs. Vina Turner of Vanoss. »
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Newby spent Thursday in Oklahoma City where they visited with Bud Lance who is a patient in an Oklahoma City hospital. Mr. Lance’s condition is reported to be improved.
led Saturday with the Poindexter' boys.
Angelia and Mark Earlin May! have returned to their home in Venice, Calif., after spending the past week with their grandpas I ents, Rev. arri Mrs. Earlin Has-! kins.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duncan and I Freddy were Sunday dinner guests ! of Mrs. Annie Duncan.
ams visited Sunday evening with! Kenneth Bolin arri Eddie Hayes. I
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Hood and children spent Wednesday and; Thursday nights with Rev. and Mrs. Earlin Haskins —Rev. and; Mrs. Earlin Haskins and Mark Earlin and Angelia May visited i Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Euel Haskins and children of Ada.
Chickasha Sunday.—Mrs. G. C.| Wells and Billy and Bill Buskirk visited Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cape and chil- j dren.—Mr and Mrs. Paul Hatcher and children of Oklahoma City visited the A. L. Capes on Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Goodwin
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Monday night with Mrs. Gracie visited several days this past Mayes —* —**• ** * •* — .
Mrs. Hollis Kite visited Sunday) Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rhyne are afternoon with Mrs, Jimmie Rich parents of a babv daughter bom and Mrs. R. L Rhyne, who were Friday May 20. The baby, weigh-paUents in VaRey View Hospital. ] ing 8 pounds and 104 ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Cape, James Wayne, Junior and Deloris visited Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Roberts of Ada. Earnest has recently undergone surgery in an Oklahoma City hospital. J
week with Mr. and Mrs. Garland Walden of Stillwell.
The school children are enjoying the first week of their sum- Mrs. Robert Bolin and Mrs. mer vacation. Some have beej]^ Albert Crow visited Friday with fishing, others are just resting i Mrs. Nora Roper and Mrs. George and some are visiting relatives. | Collins.-Bobby Joe Adams visit-
Those visiting during the week with Mr. and Mrs. George Collins; and Mrs. Nora Roper were Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Craft of Durant, Mrs. Evelyn Cozard, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Crane, Mrs. Rogers of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. Emanual of Ada, Murray Golden and Jack ; Phelps of Ada.—Bobby Joe Ad- (
SEEN—Vernon Scaff driving a new green Chevrolet pickup.
Mrs. O. S. Whitson, who has been ilT for the past week, is improved.
Mr. arri Mrs. A. L. Cape. Delons, Junior and James Wayne visited relatives at Minco andJESSE
By MRS. E. O. HUMPHERS
Friday night Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Thompson and family of Tupelo visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jack W’oods and family. They played dominoes.
Saturday night guests of the Woods’ were Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Hamersley and daughters of Lindsay.
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Woods and Meril of Stonewall and Earl of Ft. Worth were guests of the Jack Woods. Ralph Hollarri came by Sunday afternoon to pick up Earl.
Monday afternoon Robbie, Ollie and Janece Legate visited Marilyn and Angelia Woods.
Saturday Mrs. Frank Crabtree of Union Valley and Richard Humphers were luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Madison Foreman. They visited Mrs. Ted Freeman who was staying at Mrs. Foreman’s while she is in bed obeying doctor’s orders. She returned to the doctor Tuesday and hoped to be released then.
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