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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - November 17, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma €W§ By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy IO Cents Only $2.00 Per Year Combined With The Ada Time*-Democ rat ADA, OKLAHOMA,"THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, I960 J Monday when paren^tMchen^and m°any°vi^7toJlUI.VnJdWinefoIhthed*$l< °h Janieta ,Lan*' r'9ht' soon after 7:00 p. rn. mal come-and-go affair lasted about two hour* ch *J?    *    tor    the    open    house at Latta'* new high school. The infor- -H c?;oU)'. Memories Span Years Filled With. Adventure AndChanae By ERNEST THOMPSOM , ins the Civil War    „r____.. ago, Tom By ERNEST Seventy - five years Grove was a wandering cowboy who liked to sing. play the fid- of a rapidly vanishing breed die and see new places.    They made the “run” to the Today, he's a chipper old man, Cherokee Outlet in 1893. They’re confined to his Pontotoc County still in Oklahoma. . . .living in home where he and his wife, the Center community just west Susan, can sit back and poiser of Ada. a lifetime of wondrous happen- There’s nothing very “roman-mgs. Tom’s going on 89 now. His surface. They don’t hearing’s bad and his eyesight is fading. Sometimes he has trouble focusing his mind on his surroundings. But, invalid that he is, he can still whip up a song and laugh at the drop of a hat. Susan, four years his junior, is more active. She converses free ing the    Civil Vjar.    a farmer in the Tom    a ?n'sh,nR    Breed    country    that    later    severed    con- ,W0    "‘'ha* "Mboart Virgin- la and is today known as West Virginia. Left Home Early Tom left home when he was 13. He wandered westward, going into    the    Black    Hills of    Da- tic” about the earthy    pair on The kota- on    into    Idaho and Montana, surface TW Han't view them-    k **-hward Int° Nebras selves as something extraordinary k\,an<! Kansas- He decided to Yet. when th^v i™ir. .oil, It sett*e <*°wn ln 1W9 and lined Yet, w’hen they begin to talk of „    . their younger days, a listener is f Cherokee overwhelmed by a recognition of amous ,run what has happened in the world since they headed for Oklahoma before the turn of the century. Tom was born at Harper’s Fer- up Strip for the on Indian Terri- ly on just about any subject and ry, Va., seven years after Abra-remembcrs in detail things that ham Lincoln was assassinated bv happened in he lean years follow- John Wilkes Booth. His father was He made the “run” on a big bay pony named Dan ” He staked a claim near what is now Enid, but later sold it and moved southward again (Continued on page two) NOTICE TO OUR WEEKLY REPORTERS: Thanksgiving is a time for eating high off the turkey—or fattened hog or chicken or what-have-vou—and grabbing a bit of holiday spirit without worrying about business affairs. Kaye Eden. our teletypesetter operator and able assistant editor, is a great worrier when the writing of county correspondents is concerned. She says she won t have a good Thanksgiving at all if news of correspondents fails to get into print ne xt week. This is a request for you correspondents to help take that load off Kaye's mind. The WEEKLY MEST go to press next week on Wednesday. This means that your news must be here in the office no later than Tuesday noon. We trust you will all pitch in . . . and thanks and a happy Thanksgiving to you!    * 2,000Attend Annual Scout Show In Ada Scout-o-Rama 1960 is history after an attendance of some 2,000 people to see Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers in action. The president’s award for the best Cub Scout booth in the annual Scout-o-Rama was awarded to Den 3 of Pack 2. sponsored by the Willard School P-TA, Ada. Alma Hogan is den mother and she is assisted by Neta Fredrick. ; Members of the den are Wick Renwick, Mike Hogan, Phillip Clinton, Mike Fredrick. Donald Whelchel, Kenny Logsdon and (ooksey Roark. Den 8 presented Wolf Cub Elective IO, “Parties and Gifts.” The president’s award for the best Boy Scout booth in the Scout-o-Rama was presented to the Apache Patrol of Troop 4, sponsored bv the First Christian Church of Ada. Patrol leader is Jimmie Howard and members are Terry Miller, Jerry Allen, Jack Hisle, Howard Collings and Steve Johnson. The Apache Patrol presented leatherwork merit badge. Neill Howard is Scoutmaster of Troop 4. The president’s award for the) best Explorer booth went to Post I IOO, sponsored by the Tishomingo! Lions Club. Post president is I Charles W yatt Jr., and members of the post are Danny Gibson, I Steve Trotter, Danny Lovette. I lames Bynum. Bob Park, Bill Duff. Jamie George, and Dean Sweat. Post advisor is Charles Wyatt Sr. Other awards were: Explorer Post 195, Vanoss School, Red Streamer. Troop 9, First Presbyterian C hurch. Ada. Blue Streamer. (ub Scout Pack 3, Washington School Society. Ada: Den IO — Red Streamer. Den 7 — Blue Streamer. Den 4 — Red Streamer. Den 2 — Red Streamer. Den I — Blue Streamer. Den 3 — Blue Streamer. Den 8 — Blue Streamer. Toop IOO. Tishomingo Lions Club. Tishomingo:    — Red Streamer. Cub Scout Pack 2, Willard School P-TA, Ada: Den 4 — Red Streamer. Den 8 — President’s Award. Den 7 — Blue Streamer. Den 6 — Blue Streamer. Den 2 — Red Streamer. Den I — Blue Streamer. Den 9 — Blue Streamer. Den 3 — Blue Streamer. (Continued on page two) NO. 32 Myers Ranch Conducts Feedlot Experiment On Whiteface And Shorthorn Cross Calves Rn FDir At t By ERIC ALLEN I Drive up to almost any pros-perous-looking ranch in Pontotoc County, ask the owner how he got started in the cattle business, and you’re liable to receive any of a score of answers. Those answers may range from inherited property all along the line to men who started with a calf or tw’o when they were merely boys. Some men will tell you they started in the cattle business as a sideline. Others inherited property from ancestors who drove some of the first trail herds into Indian Territory from Texas. Still others started in the business with a scrawny calf or two when they were kids in school. Escal Myers isn’t in either category. He got in the business by accident. Flight Instructor That’s an odd thing, you think. You ask him how. “I started running a flying school after World War II,” Myers said “During that time several ranchers around Ada began hiring me to fly them to big cattle sales in Oklahoma and Texas. I kind of got caught in the thing. . .You know, a man would tell me I was going to the sales anyway. I was going to be looking «n, so wrhy not get in on the game and buy something?. . . ; Well, I started buying occasionally, and finally I was right in the big middle of the game, and I found I liked it. I’ve been putting a lot of time in the cattle business since 1953.” Myers is now owner of 330 acres of upland pastures along State Highway 13 northwest of Ada. Those pastures are neat fenced off into 40 acre block sprigged or seeded to Bermuc grass. Six tanks are located strategic places about the rant to furnish water for a good-si ed herd. Cross-Breeding Myers, a member of the Okl, boma Cattlemen’s Association now' has an interesting expel ment underway. He is crossin milking shorthorn cows with rej istered Whiteface bulls. “Every man to his own notioi (Continued on page two) PECAN CROP ESTIMATES ARE SCALED DOWN SOME OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-Esti-mates of Oklahoma's pecan crop have been scaled downward due to heavy shedding in central and northeastern sections. The estimate made Tuesday is I for 30 million pounds. But the prediction is still 233 per cent over the 1959 crop of 9 million pounds, according to the state Crop and Livestock Reporting Services. Oklahoma’s 10-year average is 18.7 million pounds. SPANNING FOUR GENERATIONS are the people pictured above Mr    and    Mr,    Ton, came* to ’’tv ’ i greatgranddaughter, Susan Reed. The Grove's    reside at    Center    They came to Oklahoma before the turn of the century end made the    ureal Cherokee Strip.—(NEWS Staff Photo).    9    e State Celebrates Its 53rd Birthday Fifty-three years ago Wednesday people were congregating on the streets of every little town in eastern Indian Territory and remarking to each other wonderingly: .lust think of it! We’ve always felt we ought to travel out and see Oklahoma, but now we won t have to. Oklahoma has come to us!” Those old-timers were witnessing the marriage of Oklahoma and Indian Territories. On November 16, 1907, the two territories became a state. All across the state Wednesday, commemoration ceremonies were being held, with old settlers and those interested in history making speeches. Judge Orel Busby of Ada is both an old settler and a man who is interested in history. Wednesday he was guest speaker at the me- --- B»nker»*Surv!ci^LWt^ ^mu r»mc»ncVmp«ny m*Th«*r* wVrd ’was Vivun'thTva    $h°    onward    fron Gallup, Vo-Ag Instructors at Vanoss. (WEEKLY Photo).    rignt    are    Clem    Stone    and    Pa EDITORS NOTE: Mrs. Lois Clifford. WEEKLY correspondent from the Lula community, is a patient in Valley View Hospital. Mrs. Clifford's condition, after surgery, is reported to be fair. Mrs. S. J. Markley, former Stonewall correspondent for the WEEKLY, is also a patient at Valley View. We would like to wish both Galley-Vanting Around The County U..    *    f»_J*__ ® ladies a speedy recovery.OIL CENTER By MRS. MINNIE LEWIS Mrs. Melva Gray has been *11 and Mrs. Pearl Gray took her to her doctor Monday.Mrs. Helen Kendall and Mrs. Clof eta Gray and Mrs. Minnie I Lewis were shopping in Ada Monday afternoon. - Mrs. Anna Mae Sutton and children and Mrs. Lena Soward visited Mrs. Ruth Sutton Tuesday afternoon and attended the shower for Mrs. Loretta Perrine. Loretta Perrine Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Clinnie Crow and Mrs. Minnie Lewis Christmas shopped in Shawnee Friday. Those visiting in the Lewis home Sunday were Don Roberts and Sondra Garrett. Siting her were Mr. and Mrs. Don Roberts of Oklahoma City. Mrs. Cloreta Gray and M r s. Helen Kendall have been heading feed for Willie Isaacs this week. Mr. and Mrs. Oren Gray and the group attended singing at Center Friday night. Mrs. Clinnie Crow and M r s. .Minnie Lewis were visiting Mrs. Patsy Odom spent the weekend with Mrs. Vera Roberts. Also vis- Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gray and children made a business trip to Oklahoma City Sunday. They also had supper Friday night with, There were 77 in attendance at Sunday school and church Sunday. Rev. B V. Pendley had charge of both services Karl Tilley had charge of Sunday school and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilson and children from Oklahoma City wfere visitors at church. The Summers Chapel Home Demonstration Club had a call meeting Wednesday to plan their cook book which will be out soon. Those present for the meeting were Mrs. Dessie Light, Mrs. Sarah Robinson, Mrs. Effie Lamb. Mrs. Ruby Wood, Mrs. Cloreta Gray, Mrs. Johnny Quails, Mrs.j 'Minnie Lewis and Mrs. Wanda Lamb. The two little Standridge boys are spenting a few days with i their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Robertson of Pauls Valley as their mother is employed at Blue Bell Inc. attended the funeral services held for Joe McCurley Sunday in Pauls Valley. He w^as killed, in a car accident. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Standridge Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Burk Sr. visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cook Sunday night. Bob Page visited the Cooks Monday. (Continued on page two) ;