Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - November 10, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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Oldtimer Recalls Wild D
Theresa**Dla^e^on^hL north W°rii- 30 u* year*0,d woods. When I got bigger I trav- up in, and sometimes not even vanized iron lining in his stom- was a little man. He couldn’t
western edee of Pontotoc Crmntv Chicaksaw ln^‘an who grew up eled to the saloon and back with that. Then there he was, left to ach, though, anything that break loose so Hooky could get w^tl^gLl“anm7 "ILICan ii 3Tl0tS ^S °f UmeS- • and 1 S3W St3re at the °leak barren walls I passed across the bar of the old a clear shot, but he tried lo.
er Z hilh tide mnTw d * J? c g’ th°Ugh» J gSJ\ L 2"088* , . 1 ^ his cabin, and that craze upon Corner Saloo. was good. I “About that time Hooky
carousing Indian You ran stand 316 50 But thethings I The Corner Saloons clientele, him, and in his agonized mind Except hot lead . . . 'thought he sa* his chance, and
g ndan. \ou can stand didnt see. . .well,I dont know. Wood said, was not confined to the ad, accusing eyes of his And hot lead flying inside the he thrawed down on the man
ere at flood time and watch its Emmit W. Wood (the W., he Indians, not by any means. Squat- loved ones watching him
waters swooshing past ike moi- says. doesn’t stand for anything ted at an isolated place on the That was bad.
en topper under tendrils of ris- at all except ifs the way he river’s second bank, the old sa-1 Strong Mixtures
111 It*s°gtio-toe country though ^ t'lh ^ !}“ loon was the center of a frontier “I’ve seen ’em go crazy on!They settled their scores with Coleman fell dead, and when
u,, j , , country, though, old saloon about the middle 1880 s. carousing ground that was cater- mixtures of so-called bonded guns. Hookv Miller saw what he’d
ties lurking ° 'and''ma vbe ^he family1 from^M ^ ^ !? by1..’vhite settlers and cow* whisky* though<” Emmit Wood! “But the only killing I ever done/ he just stood there
eSsts of ^iJ^ssismPPI by wag- hands abke. said. “Especially after t h e y saw there.” Wood said, “was
bottles Xad mpn ihn » ll 0" Tu Tn J ? r t °n,y <Whis) started buyin8 drinks mixed UP when Hooky Miller shot John
t l ' ' ' moutb of Backh«rn Creek- ,That Where e,s* could hard-drinking out of 188 proof alcohol. A man | Coleman. Coleman was running
The nlare ic iud indd. lh* u ^ *W° mdes down-nver from ™en on the Chickasaw side go could buy a pint of that for fifty the saloon for Joe Allen and
of what^ was once th^' nld Pnltl^ I a n t TI t 7"* !t° lbonded “*his”? The Cor* cents. A man by name of Bill Jesse West. Allen and West had _
wattomie country” Once unon Tho famU h"VC wIH? Imj oT W3S 'n the wid.e'open Connor • • • he ran the Corner I bought the saloon from Connor. man' he wa^s after run out a anomie count iv Once upon a The family home. Wood says, old Pott country, while the Saloon then .. he mixed that but they dicr't run it them ti 1 a * J?
time 3 log-and-clapboard build- was on a rise of land south ol Chickasaw Nation, according to stuff up and sold itflavored selves Wes and Mien weTe Va°°? a"u f‘
Th.e.“g h°US- the main river bottom and right the edicts of Federal law. "was and colored a little with s"d1 ranchers . the same on*| h^l/TaveIM rn"
Corner Saloon was a common that was partly behind Cole-occurrence. Men seldom fought man. But the man jerked Corwith their fists, Wood says, man around just as Hooky fired.
shocked so he couldn't seem to move.
“You see. John Coleman was his good friend . . . Hooky Miller just stood there and let the
a dozen times, but Hooky just stood there because he had killed his friend by mistake.” Wood, recalling memories ol
,nfam°US' ‘ •;M?ideJh?K °ld h0rSef ,ruail lhat dl& P°P- A man dri"ki"S good "his-1 that a gang'hung in a“stable'al
rncr^Saloon. _ followed the course of the river Of course. Indians living near key. maybe he could stay on it Ada . . . but that was later . . .
Many tale cornin a in. ,a - Cluckasaw Na 10" Slde- ,he Choctaw line ««“ go on a a couple of veeks without get- Shooting
saloon have been sn, in since n ' I !»*!£? ?*** SP* ma" lear'>y gibing “Choc" beer, or ting too jumpy, but when a man “Well, about this killing.
vanished rich! -ift'r^ s, tohn Ha tif, Ch‘ckasaw ,Na 'on traveU ";a>’be the brimstone concoctions went on that 188 proof for a few Hookv Miller and a man got Hooky 'Miller said that Mille
Some of those tales a^e tnie Some Wiol ” wia Z Ta" °r °u Kiamich‘ "““"‘ameers. But days, ani then tried to pull off, into 'trouble outside the saloon a likeable man in man
some cd those tales are true. Some later. Wood recalled. “Indians lhat was dangerous business, he got snakes in his boots I’ve one day and he man broke and V, rn V u in •.
Hr" so vividHn I ma^mHnd1 T * “T as Jishonarng0 "erne of .hose mountaineers, in seen em piled on the floor of Han hi^ide with Hooky right after ^ toto
fhat he won t even mention mf T D ■? ?i“’ c? “' '° *“ ,he fire-andbr™- that saloon, crazy, kicking and him. John Coleman was behind I A huth “pot if wood’s mem
that*won. mention them J J< ^ P“ed "h gr0aning „ 0ne Tan the bfar’ and the ma" Hooky ontT tHf old Sr S
“I wouldn’t want to toll dT7,1a ii I .■ll \ of Eagle lye. I knew, he was pulling off a was after saw a chance for some!
y a1 night with us, or bunt A man could go pig-shoat bender at home, and he got bad protection. The man got behind
crazy on that kind of stuff, and with the shakes and mounted up the bar and grabbed Coleman,
w v- ’* J mi lugiii wan us, or ouiii
thing I saw at that place,” said fires close by and stayed in the
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R°AD: EmT|ituW‘ * Chickasaw Indian who first saw the Corner
WhVidian1^pwas aTi!m! •, y# ,s sho.wn P°»ntin9 out the old horse trail across the South Canadian River. The trail was a main-traveled route for hard-drinking men of the
S^”:.,Nat‘,0n °" thejr way.to and »'oon. Some famous outlaws who vis
the old saloon, Wood says, included the Dalton boys.—(NEWS Staff Photo).
STATE 4-H CLUB LEADER DIRECTS RECREATION AT ADA YOUTH CENTER
and wheeled Coleman around in front of him. When Hooky came in he had his gun in his hand.
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By MRS. W. E. SNYDER
A pumper on one of the leases in the area has reported finding a unique and easy way of harvesting pecans Incidentally there is no danger either of falling out of a tree following his method. It seems it all came about this way: One day a few weeks ago this pumper began noticing a number of bluejays flying back and forth
between a pecan tree and a nearby derrick. Curious to know what the activity was all about, he strolled over to the derrick, which had an up-ended pipe leaning against it that he had observed the jays always lit upon.
He raised the pipe off the ground and out poured pecans, about a gallon of them.
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EGG PRICES ARE ABOVE 1959 PERIOD
U. S farm egg prices during December 1960 are expected to average about 38 cents a dozen. or around six cents above the comparable 1939 period. January-Mareh 1961 prices probably will average 34 cents, roughly four cents over tile same 1960 months.
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maybe stay that way for days and headed for another drink.
. . . maybe for so long his When he got the drink, though,
squaw would up %id leave him, J it made him worse. He run right
and take all the kids, and leave through a glass window and fell trying to get a shot at the man nothing in the house at all ex- dead.” he’d had trouble with, but Cole-
cept the quilt he was wrapped! For a real he-man with a gal- man was in the way. Coleman
Pecans Will Take The Spotlight At Big Show Scheduled in Ada
. P°ntotoc County pecans will for the show which will be held will be sponsored by the banks *n the home economics room.
elude tho-* 13 years and above. lor 4-H Party in’January 1961. take the spotlight for a lively in the Herndon Building, 121 of Ada. Cash awards will be paid The meeting will be a come
Ender the able direction of Mr. Also. they will assist in recrea- day at the big show scheduled on South Townsend, Ada. A meeting j on improved pecan varieties na- and-go affair, with parents ani
Ray Parker, assistant state 4-H t,on in their local club activities December I at Ada A five-man of the committee is scheduled for dives, black walnuts and pecan teachers gathering for a look a
and other loc3i events exhibit poYimiiiPP hac aiv*o*»riv» 1 a a r« ic ~ a ll. ti al p _«
Sixty Pontotoc County senior schools. He commented on the 4-H club members from eight 4-H marked improvement the group clubs participated in a 4-H rec- bas made in rheir recreation
ration leadership training school.' sk)!£ d?r'nS ,his. ,ime ,. ....
, s , I The club members will utilize
at the Ada Youth Center. Thurs- the training they have received by
day niuht. Senior members in- assisting in the county-wide Jun-
Latta School Will Hold Open House
Superintendent J. J. Potter & Latta School announced this weel that open house will be held a1 the new building Monday night November 14.
The gathering will get underway at 7 p.m., and will include a tour of the new high school shop and grade school buildings
No formal program is planned but refreshments will be served
tub leader, the group played as they studied and increased their talents for leading other 4-H members in group recreation.
Mr Parker is outstanding in this field, having conducted recreation at the National 4-H Club Congress, Kansas City, and the Oklahoma 4-H Club Congress, in Oklahoma City.
This is the third year that Mr.
Highway Dept. Lists New Speed Limits In Ada
(exhibit committee has already IO a m. on November 15 at the foods. the new’ facilities. The new gym
been chosen to shape up plans, oftice of C. ll. Hailey, Pontotoc; All entries for the show should isn’t finished yet, and a program
or one of the best pecan shows county agent, at which time final be made by IO a.m. on Decern- is scheduled for there later.
10 date: . Plans for the show will be shap- ber I. Entries may be made at --
r. . Cheek is chairman ed up. Committeemen at the meet-; the county agent's office the week ANNOUNCEMENT
I Leif <?mJnittee’ whlch J® C0IJJ* inS wdI formulate plans for con- of November 28, or any time con- Charlie Shockley will be th*
jTta NS toner Noto W ‘n ""r ^ to gr0Wers Prior 10 ,he at a Pi® supper at 2
and ton V (rablree ^r. make the show one of the best. show date. IGaley school building Monday,
and John V. Crabtree. [seen in this area. The pecans will be judged by November 14 7-30 pm Proceed-
The committee announced this This year’s show, which has a1-1E. L. Whitehead, Extension Hor- from this event wiU go for the
.,vo. ...a. ...... New speed rones will he eslab- week that a goal of 150 outstand- ready aroused widespread inter- ticulturist from Stillwateybegke Gtoy Christo™ toe fund
assisted Pontotoc ll,sh<‘d . on all state highways mg pecan exhibits has been set est due to a bumper pecan crop, ning at 10:30 a m. on December I. The public is cordially invited
Parker has 0.^.^ xvuwm*. <=«-----
County by conducting recreation throughout Ada, Senator Buck J
Cartwright has been advised As adopted by the state highway commission on recommendation of Bill McCurdy, traffic engineer, they will be as follows, according to the senator:
On the 4-lane Broadway route from Main to Ninth street 25 miles per hour.
From Ninth street north to Fourth, 35 miles.
From Fourth street north to the Oklahoma City. Ada and Atoka railway crossing north to the junction of State Highway 3 and 99, 45 miles per hour.
Previously a 25 mile an hour limit existed on these routes.
The new regulations will become effective as soon as speed I signs are established.
FARM-RANCH CLUB MEETING IS ANNOUNCED
PROMENADE: Senior 4-H Club members from eight communities around the county took cart in the recreation u.j
$Ch001 h/ld tHe Y0Uh CenteJ' M*' !fSt Thur$day "j9ht- Above a group intrt
Phot. *q *' Promenad,n9 undar th« direction of Ray Parker, assistant state 4-H Club leader. (WEEKLY
Hie regular monthly meeting of the Ada Farm and Ranch Club will be held Thursday night, November 17, at Pendergrass Cafe in Ada.
Dr. Don Williams, president of the club, announces that Bill Horne, a certified public accountant of Ada, will hie guest speaker at the meeting, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Horne’s speech will concern income tax problems of area ranchers.
The meeting is not closed to members of the Ada Farm and Ranch Club, Dr. Williams announced. All interested area stock- TADDiwr u A ■ ■
men. or those interested in the u ^AI*E: A well-trained team, a good farm wagon and a couple of sharp knives are all the Vovles family
continued growth of the club in Pontotoc*? * t"* '* r*u V-f°I harve#tln9* Suc!\ scenes as the above are becoming increasingi^rariT'in
.hi. „J*---=—.=-^1 „"*0,1®e151°V?tVn !ih,S£,.?,h.ly_r*ch?n,l*d bu* for familia with small crops in the uplands, a good team and waaon
rhTtV:.'H,kh^nh*rw%EKLHY0rph^oy)!*‘ *"d h“ Wi<*' LilM*' were finiShin9 UP 4 fi4ld 0f m4il* n**r Byn» when t^he Hi bo va
Galley-Vanting Around The CountyEGYPT
jibe feminine sex have accumulated while picking up the nuts and they are stuck with until it wears off. To now*. I haven t heard of a single thing that will remove the stain One young lady I know has detergent burns on her hands from using pure bleach, but the stain still is there.
By VELMA HENDERSON
As you know, there is a season for everything. This is a time u'hen gloves are worn extensively but this particular time has more reasons for the wearing than to complete the attire accessories. I _
It is to cover the pecan stains j One day early last week, while
Don Henderson and Milton Biggs were up in a pecan tree to thresh it. they discovered a peculiar nut, in the form of a large coon at rest. The voing men tried to bluff him into leaving the tree, but huh-uh—he was resting and he proposed to stay. He did.
son ivy isn’t anything to be sneezed at. Sherrill Henderson had to take a sum of her earnings and pay for a shot to rid her of the stuff and she may have to have a secondary before she is completely free from it.
I reporter a few minutes. Being neighbors, Mrs. Goyne and I are always exchanging something. Thursday she brought me in some tomatoes and in return I gave her a pot of house flowers.
There is also another drawback to gathering pecans. Getting poi
Delta Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C Campbell has been pretty sick all week from
Mrs. Patricia Jolley went to the Byng school to pick up her children. Janice, Karen and Laren just before time to dismiss Fri
day. They took off for Artesia, N. M., to spend the weekend w-ith Mr. Jolley who is employed there. They returned Sunday night reporting a joyful trip and visit with Kenneth. The weather was wonderful and aided their enjoyment. -
Miss Patsy Ann Campbell left Ada Friday morning by bus to . Tulsa to join her aunt, Bobbye,
Rich rads and back to her employment before getting sick.
Mrs. Bonnie Lane is battling the attack of poison ivy she contacted while" getting pecans.
Mrs. Willie Goyne and M r s. Eula Scott stopped in late Thursday evening to chat with this with her blackberry vines, try
ing to prune out the dead run-j ners where the rabbits gnawed on them last winter. The vines; died after making a small crop of berries. If you don’t think they I will fight back, just bump one unexpectedly and by the time it you will know you have been got! 1
A party at the Brocketts? No, .it was just a family reunion,
for the Paul Brocket! family Sunday.
Attending were Wilford Kennedy, Ida Lee Shaw and Mrs. Rate Cornelious, all of Seamore, Tex.; Ralph Stork, Wichita Falls, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stillwell, Barbara and Patty, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stillwell, Linda, Sherry,
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