Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - November 24, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ni.^'drfws "closer, sfIdler ramnant^f ^ »h# sP?,M9ht *he« daV‘ « Civil War Centen-
and returning to the hills of Arkansas when Ben F GilluJT*^ ♦ ,tra9S|mg outo of th® Trans-Mississippi Department
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•t *9. Nancy Hold.rfield .. her mter. All three now reside at an Allen old folks" home
Old-Timers Share The Spotlight As Civil War Centennial Nears
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1960
Merchants Set Opening Of Holiday Season i n
Ada’s retail stores will officially open the Christmas shopping season Monday night, Nov. 28, in accordance with a decision reached Monday at a meeting of the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce.
To inaugurate the shopping season, all stores are planning to have gift merchandise on display,
I special window displays and store decorations 'in place. They will remain open Monday night until 8 to permit early shoppers to do their first browsing and make early purchases.
Preliminary plans were also made at the meeting for the annual Red Tag day in January and another Sidewalk Sale to be held in July of next year.
Bud Asklund, president of the retail group, presided at the meeting which was held at the Chamber offices.
(NEWS Staff Photo)
4-H Banquet Is Set For December 5
Un.” he said, then added with a contagious grin, ‘Benjamin Franklin Gillum, that is, I’m 94 years old.”
He doesn’t look it. He must have lived in the open a lot Was He a farmer Defore he moved to an Allen rest home?
Land sakes, no!” his wife Melissa said. “Not Ben! Ben Gillum was always too lazy to farm!”
Ben looked at his wife chidingly, then finally smiled. She leaned forward in her rocking chair and laughed briefly For a time it was quiet in the room. From the lobby of the rest home came the sound of old folks talking. Then Ben Gillam started reminiscing and out of his talk comes a story that reaches back to one year after the Civil War.
Far Land Indian Territory, when Ben F. Gillum was a small boy, was a far wild land across the green
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I™ 12' iK Ii T I™ hlllSmen' bred and h0™' The fami|y ha" previously u!ed ^ Monday. December 5. in OO young at the time who for one reason or another moved from Missouri to Kansas the* Student Union Ballroom East
iZTtr dances of pitched went back on their family raising Nancy Holderfield one of Me- Central College. Ada.
volt s afterward0 ,5 thJ C\vd War and fought Ussa’s older sisters, who also lives Approximately 122 voungsters
ars at,ci a aru an the side of the North. (at the Allen rest home, says she who have been recognized for
The war of factions in the hills Even after the local wars be- remembers when the family mov- ^standing work in 4-H during
broke out soon after initiation 0f,tween kindred settled, it was ed from Missouri Nancy Holder- 1960 w*d meet ^or the banquet at
the North s arbitrary "Confisca- a ‘'me o' extreme hardship ln the field is now 97 years old. She 7 Potion Law - Patrols of hieh-ridino . !. Ex'soldiers stl> "as six when the Massey fam- The achievement banquet this
■on L* WMS 01^ nign riding wearing tattered remnants of ily left Missouri year is being sponsored by the
sharpshooter shov.l and poin,', Xt .‘hi *£uRln7" °kL*,Con duc,i"9 * fandard soil survey for Pontotoc County, take. Bogard explains shale an^rolks have dis ^eorlt.d .nd mN0' “V- Iim's,0ne blufE Over the centuries,
us.ge for different types of,cl is ’one’of 'B^g’.rd's tb. WEEKLY Photo* S°" ,h'* Fi90ri"9 °Ut ,h* best
Bogard s Work Moves Fast In
On Soil Survey Pontotoc County
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rough backhill country, confisca- “‘“J? Melissa's mind seems to hover I^ ‘n ad?llion
ting horses and mules cows hogs u'hpn ti n r r around the tim^ she first met Ben youths who are being
nog's "hen those ex - Conferates GllJum a, cleveland Ark sh recognized for their achievements
- crossed the Arkansas they had it wasn.( , Xy ™ “ f0™*? and sta(* Ovines.
their families with them, moving ma,Tia„. iir*„M ii. adults who have oem ,„,i
determinedly into Oklahoma and a' Momllton
Indian territories, the last fron-
CLEAR BOGGY SITES ARE LET
tiers in the nation's central section.
"I was just a kid of a boy when I first saw this place.” Ben
got married in the town ,n behalf of 4-H work in
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The Upper Clear Boggy Creek
Watershed program took a swift Gillum said, speaking of the town
stride forward Wednesday with of Allen. ‘ Best I remember, there
the opening of sealed bids on wasn't much here except maybe
three sites. a couple of log stores over in
The bids of contractors were what we now call Old Town I
hills, and no one ever went there opened at I p.m. Tuesday at a didn t stay long that first trip
except buffalo hunters and scout- meeting of officials in Coalgate. I went back to Arkansas.*’
ing ex-Quant rill raiders w ho had Sites 4, 6 and 7 on the Upper Melissa got still in her chair
never received amnesty from the Clear Boggy project w-ere let to “That was when we first met ud ’ North. ...... et
Plans Are Shaping Up Fast For Big Pecan Show In Ada
was bom in Arkansas, in 1866, near the little mountain town of Atkins. During his early
Show. On that date the show wrill get underway at the Herndon Building. 121 South Townsend. Ada.
If you're one of the hundreds I pecans, you wouldn't want to miss across Pontotoc County who have that's coming up. Ifs the Ponto-grabbed off a share of this year’s ^ County Pecan and Pecan Food nnllion-dollar pecan crop, take
c._ . . m . , _ n lime right now to mark off a
Simmons Incorporated, contract- she said. “It was at Cleveland, date on your calendar ors of Duncan. Oklahoma. Tho Ark." I Ifs December I . next Thins-
Dunean firm took the contract Remembers Move day, to be exact. This year’s show is being spon-
Uith a low bid of $85,429. Melissa is now 89 years old She Even if vou aren’t a grower of b-v the First National Bank
~ * ~ and Trust Company and the Ok-
lahoma State Bank of Ada. j C. H. Hailey, Pontotoc County i Agent and general chairman of the show, announced this week that a six-person committee is busy contacting growers. Any resident of Pontotoc County is
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huplretd, tho»saod acres if work keeps running smoothly,:or romance in the work I do
a kL ii j ^ ** wound UP by ^ siad- “irs technical business
ready been mapped and da®- 1966.” from the first j ..
to • B°garu haS, ^ head^arter-| Ifs true that soil is Vinson Hoed by Vinson Bogard ^ S° Conservatlon offlce gard’s business, and also that ifs
' , m ’ • a- . '10 on€ year now’ working technical. He has learned it thor-
Bogaid. a soil scientist who out land classifications from oughly. He takes it seriously He covers two Oklahoma counties- aerial photos. His work is conduct- has been in some phase of soil I on tot oc and Sequoyah—said this ed under the direction of T e d I work since he graduated from Ok-
week ii the slavey keeps pro- Lehman, area Tx>nservationist at lahoma State University in 1939.
pressing at its present rate, it Okmulgee. j However, his statement that his1
wd Ibe completed two years ahead Technical Work I work lacks romance is somewhat'
of the date first scheduled a year: Bogard, whose work is highly °Pen to question. He w'as referr-a^°' technical, has seldom had the cours€, to the general out-j
“The survey was scheduled for news spotlight turned on him. ^°°k ^ose who aren’t associat-
compietion rn 1968,” he said. But) “You won t find much adventure] (Continued on page two)
Local Members Of Farm Bureau Attend Meeting
The 19th annual convention of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau wound, up in Oklahoma City Wednesday, November i7, with consideration of resolutions establishing the organization’s policy for 1961.
Farm Bureau members from Pontotoc county w'ho registered during the convention were:
Philip Busby, Ada: Irl Rhynes, Stonewall; Willard E. Rhynes, Stonewall; Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey N. Myers, Ada; Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Binkley. Ada and Mr, and Mrs. Harold Davis, Roff.
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Section Line Pecans Are Not Public Property
Pecans are in the same category as a branded cow or an other item of personal property, Jack M. Cornelius Jr.. president, state board of agriculture, remarked recently.
“Many people fail to realize that pecans are a crop similar to I cotton or other cash crops, and just because they grow on trees —it doesn’t mean they are the property of any person who picks them up,” the board chief declar-1 ed.
“Even though pecan trees may grow- on section lines, the nuts are still the property of the land owners, since the holder of the land has given the county or state permission to use a certain amount of feet along his property for a highway right of way. So, this doesn’t indicate, even though the tree limbs extend beyond the fence, the land owner has given
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ENTHUSIASTS: Among the many men in Pontotoc County who lean strongly to NK-37 Bermuda are ASC field
5k"37 b. bV.’t°n AnrdedCwhn0,yn.i$^‘r.Fr4nk , »e"de”°" for’cLt.in type. o” ,o?l in This ere.
bales per acre at one f ult inn ”! £!?.!«,. .ID I"! plot of 'Vh,S v!ar Lon ranch *«♦ of Ade, seys he harvested 80 ut* UI ti cutting. Its so far ahead of common Bermuda there s no comparison/* Jared said Above Jared
’ I-.. .1 er$0n' ri9hf- areJ $hown h8ldin» a ‘finger of the improved grass and gauging its .ooroximat. hJioht . e . more than seven feet, and they didn't have to search to find it. (WEEKJ-Y Photo).
Bv MRS. CHRIS PEDERSEN
Saturday my good neighbors, the J. L. McGees visited me in the pecan orchard. Mrs. McGee said she knew I would be in the pecans. As we had not had time lo visit each other in quite some I time she thought she would just visit me and help me pick up a few pecans.
Last week Mr. and Mrs. Noel Watson of Oklahoma City came,
Galley-Van ting Around The County
HARSEN r ^^”y^aV,<1 V*S'ted j teams Zy defeated6^ b£ * its SS d!^ ^ ” ™nv- 'You and Mrs 0. S. Whitson Sun-! making that
. !ire my d?ugh er Helen * ln'laws- Roff and Avar. iw. k2"®„ ww “« ol «* Y- Mr. and home. having experienced burning coal, day. They also visited Hollis and its muff
down and helped me two days, which I surely appreciate. They are my daughter Helen’s in-laws They said Helen and Don were coming hom^ the first of December to stay. Don has been stationed with the Air Force in Florida the past three years.
Gentry, Tony and David visited have won three games. The us Sunday afternoon. teams they defeated were Byng
Roff and Jyars. Here’s hoping Mr. and Mrs Lee Parrish and they win their final game which rpre.^a of Ada visited her par- will make them winner of the 6nts, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Ber* j trophy ger Sunday. * _______
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pedersen, Oklahoma City, and Oliver Stonecipher, Sharon and Johnny were visitors in the Pedersen home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dale \
By VELMA HENDERSON
Judy Farmer, Jams Meelyand
and Linda Kirkley visited Sher- „ ______________
ry and Sheila Pedersen last week. j W’ednesday, November 16, 1960.
_ " # our favorite state of Oklahoma
We are very proud of our grade wras 53 years old.
school basketball team. They] I joined other Oklahomans m
a celebration by taking a tour to view more of its beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Don Henderson, Chrystal Ann and James Don. along with Mr. and Mrs Burl Lane and myself, started from Ada about 9:30 a m. and went by way of Sa-sakwa, Wewoka, Cromwell, Okemah, Henryetta, and on to near Morris where we had dinner and visited a few hours with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lane, Mary Carol and Mike, also Charlene White and
Robert Vaughn before returning home.
Most of the trip from Ada to ! Okemah had been covered many ! times over a period of years by I Mr. and Mrs. Lane and myself, so it was interesting to note the vast changes from trip to trip and discuss them. The foot hills around Henryetta made a beautiful scene in various colors. I saw one coal mine in operation. I saw more smoke coming out of chimneys that day than I have
seen in many a moon. You know, having experienced burning coal, I didn’t consider I was missing a thing, by not even having a chimney for the black smoke to roll out of.
Lenora Berryman spent a while Monday with Mrs. Roy Bivins and Reggie Tucker.
Mrs. Opal Bivins, Geraldean and Benny, also Bill Roper of Latta, visited with Opal’s parents,,
Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Whitson Sun-1 making that sewing machine de day. They also visited Hollis and its stuff.
Marion Kite and children.
George Littlefield was ill four days last week from a throat infection but had improved enough to return to his job Monday.
Mrs. Ollie Littlefield and daughter Ann joined the Ray L. A Ellen family and attended the Bible Baptist Church in Ada Sunday morning.
Busy as a bee, that’s what Opal Lee Bivins is these days, with a formal and a wedding gown to make for her daughter, Geraldean, plus something for the bride’s mom and since Opal does custom sewing and the holidays are just around the corner, she is getting several orders for this and that. There she goes,
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