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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - November 24, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy IO Cents Only $2.00 Per Year 60TH YEARCombined With The Ado Times-Democrot 8 Pages 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 :*    'Nafncv^Hold    I"™    ^    ^ ” ***" •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 Fra"k' IS    *    anyUUng    e,Se    01    Coygne^Kan^'but    her    family'soon I 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. NO. 33 (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 -» «    -—sns-r STZ i    ■■    us1 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, 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 I    j    .1    i    IA 11 lf Id lits    OI K tgS,.uTnied ,hr0Ugh,- ,he Bray started turning hungry but mn (Th ngjr-L- hi 11 nnnntro    P    *    .    .    7    B    J 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 — —---------the    county will be honored. So (Continued on page two) will 4-H leaders 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 Ben 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 (Continued on page two) 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. h°h ^g.LpX'tl; .f*."    P?.fnr:r’7r" ,he ,i«h» clearly against the sky E«n mside f f,n« a hnL »n a Z I *h* ,r0und him ,nd hit sl»k body etched 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 (Continued on page two) 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’    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). MIDLAND 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 \ EGYPT 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, (Continued on pogo two) ;