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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy in Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy 10 Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ada Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 10 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1960 NO. 29 Pecan Growers In Pontotoc County Draw High Prices For Early Sales Early harvesting of pecans in I trv whose suoolies last, vear Early harvesting of pecans in try whose supplies last year were Pontotoc County, spurred by high prices a'nd strong demands from small shellers, was going pretty lively this week. Buyers predict that in another two weeks practically nil. Special Market "I didn't even open a market for pecans last Pat i Jeter, an Ada buyer said this the harvest will be launched full-; week. "The crop was too low to blast, with ever-one, big, little J fool with. This year it's differ- young and old sharing some partent. For the first year since I've j been buying have a spe- This year, several people with cial market for papershells." loaded pecan trees aren't waiting! Jeter was paying 35 cents per for a killing frost. A rush is on [pound for good grade Mahans, get aboard the bandwagon of the unusually high early market. Slighs. Stuarts and other improv- ed papershell pecans when pecans wen n- This early market, holding this terviewed Monday at his store in week at 31 cents per pound for Ada. He said the special market "pecan-run" sales, is coming from is somewhat unusual for this small shellers around the coun- 1 improved pecans who cater to individual sales to consumers. Individual sales of paper- shells usually run around 50 cents per, Jeter said. However, buyers for commercial shellers make very little distinction be- tween papershells and the small- er native pecans. All nuts go lumped together on the shellers' !is; the market price Stlalgllt bounds. Come Monday and Hallowe'en, the fun will reach its peak. See other picture insidl (WEEKLY Photo) toon l the wisps and ghosts and goblins! Black cats, spooks and witches and things, and a miser named Jack tramping the earth. Better watch out come Monday night, especially if you're travel- ing past some mystic-looking bayou or tree-lined swamp. Flick- ering lights of will-o'-the-wisps may reveal spooky creatures on the loose if lesencls of Halloween mean anything. (county were having lots of fun And whether they do or not this week, preparing masks, perhaps irrelevant. One thing is false-faces. .Tnck-o'-Lanterns and certain. It's a night for fun and; blackboard decorations for Hal- frolic and the playing of "trick lowe'en. or And the masks that j Youngsters in Homer Grade kKls will be wearing are scemed lo taki ,h j o remind you of ghosts and in preparations to cele-! 1ms. and maybe even of witches, brale lhc period of mvstic riding broom-sticks through the second and ,hird grade owecn black cats, carved faces out of pumpkins and pasted together false-faces out of paper sacks. Teachers were pitching right in and helping, too. and this seems a laudable thing. If kids in school arc allowed lo celebrate under supervision, ghosts and goblins Dedication Of Willis Bridge Is Scheduled Oklahoma will provide a ferry i shuttle service b> both boat and bus to take Sooners across Lake Texoma for the dedication of the four million dollar Willis Bridge on October 30. _.._ __ _____ Dedication ceremonies will be packaged for Christmas sales. Blg Forccast Jeter says his purchase of paper- shells this year will go to a St. Louis market and be sacked or held at the Texas end of the Crop reporters in Oklahoma, bridge, and will get underway as early as the middle of August, with special entertainment begin-' predicted an exceptionally high yield of pecans from groves in spanning me state. Now the latest crop es- timates for Oklahoma are set at ning at p. m. The Willis Bridge. _r_.......B Lake Texoma at the site of the ai me sue ol me 1 uludLca lul are set ai Old Willis Ferry on the Red Riv- 39 million pounds. This compares er, is the crowning glory of two "le production of only 9 states. Stretching out its mighty million pounds in 1959. The na- arms of steel, concrete and alum- tional estimate is et at 182 mil- inum, it clasps hands with the j 'ion pounds, which is 27 per cent soil of the states of Texas and above the 1959 average. Oklahoma. "The price for pecans is awful said. "If it keeps up, was dost'inPri t'n hp u" 9auge y e oer pecan trees was destined to be a mighty struc- ing to turn into some pretty big Daniel, who says the tree hasn't borne tiire. When it is completed on j business for everyone." October 28, 1960, it will have con-'l R. B. Tarwater, another Ada j sumed 920 calendar days andjpecan buyer, agrees with Jeter's more than one and one-half mil-' statement, Hon man hours._________j "Pecans put more money in (Continued on Page Two) Two) GIANT: Above treeh Daniel place southeast of Frisco. It, ,iz. u" 9auged by the other pecan trees it and the man standing at its base tr there in May of .1959. Neither'have'the ______ ,_.____ ered from the shock of the violent wind. See other picture inside. (WEEKLY uiiuiny ii anu me man aianamg ar ITS Dasv i but very few pecans since the big tornado ler improved trees. They haven't yet recov- night. may stir quite lively, but goon- pils there were bubbling over with i heads won't run so rampant. i.- 11 ILI i_ i_i t u vui nn Kids in most schools across the enthusisasm as they designed) (Continued on Page Two) FORMER RESIDENT OF ADA, NOW CALIFORNIA POLICEMAN DRAWS CITATION FOR HEROISM By MRS. LAVONA JONES Noah Garrett Jr., formerly of Ada. seems destined to go down in the annals of the Alameda, Calif, police department as an outstanding officer-hero. No wonder his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Garrett, are proud of him. So is Noah's sister My- ra Nell. Noah was recently credited with saving the life of a fisher- man off the coast of the U. S. Maritime Training Center at Al- ameda. The fisherman, Perry Vallett, was fishing off the shore when he hooked a shark. He was trying cut the tugging fish from the line when he lost his balance and tumbled into the bay. Onlookers from the shoreline witsessed the accident and re- ported it to police officer Gar- rett and another officer, a Mr. Weldon. Both policemen raced several hundred yards along the shore to a chain-link fence. They scaled the fence to gain access to a rocky point jutting into the bay. Policeman Garrett and his com- panion stripped off their uni- forms and plunged into the cold water. (Continued on Page Two) County Singing Convention Is Scheduled At Ada Church County 4-H Club Federation Meets in Ada The county 4-H Federation metj Forty-one boys and girls Officers elected for 1960-61 are: Thursday for re-organization and j three leaders were present, re- president, James Lucas, Roff; i election of new officers for 1960- presenting 61 in the District Courtroom, Ada. clubs. eleven county 4-H vice president, Dewayne Coffey. (Continued on Page Two) Outstanding quartets from a widespread area of Oklahoma and Texas are scheduled to be on hand Sunday, October 30, for Gospel singing convention of Pon- totoc County. The singing meet will get underway promptly at p. m. in the First Assembly of God Church, 300 East 14th Street in Ada. Plans for the big convention were shaped up by directors Amor Self and Quinnen Sharver. addition to prominent quar- tets, there will be duets, trios, solos and class singing to round out the program for the afternoon. will include the Inspirational Quartet of Ft. Worth, Tex.; the Gospelairs of Holdenville; the Sharver Quartet of Ada; Cooley Trio of Ada; Dixieland Quartet of Hugo; Joe Roper Quartet of Ada and Mr. Self's trio and the Allen family of Ada. Rev. Staggs, pastor of the First Assembly Church, announced that that the Inspirational Quar- tet will handle singing and preach- ing services at the church Sun- day night. The singing convention and fol- lowing services are open to the public, and Rev. Staggs said he is extending a cordial invitation Some of the featured groups to all who may wish to attend. YAMS WHAT J. C. Mixon of Stonewall it shown with two monstrous sweet pota- toes which he grew on a small garden plot one-half mile south of town on the Jesse road. The big spud on the left weighed six pounds, ten and one-half ounces, and out of the same hill in which it grew Mr. Mixon dug fifteen more pounds of edible sweet potatoes. "I didn't use a bit of Mr. Mixon said, and I didn't irrigate." nJISc0" rigllt isnt of mid9et size- lf weighed 3Va pounds when it was dug. (WEEKLY Galley-Vanting Around The County PARISH CHAPFI Jr- and Mrs- L- C Johllsor> ofl day for her Mrs. Effie 1 I V.I YTpfVimh vicilorl r __u ____L ___ By FLORENCE ISAACS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmv W a r d. McComb visited Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ward Friday. Embry Hulsey and Miss Bobbi Friend, all of Shawnee, spent Sunday with Jimmy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ward. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Cox vis- a while Sunday night with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ward. Mrs. J. L. Coley Sr.and J. to a birthday" dinner Sun" Lamb. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lamb and chil- dren, Gerald Farmer, Mr. and ------j Mrs. Charles Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Magar Tuesday evening. i Ray Lamb, E. C.Caviner and Mrs. Lorene Vandergriff of H. R. Ada visited a while Wednesday Mrs. Mary Pinley visited Mrs. with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pinley. Mr. and Mrs. John Wood were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood of Ada spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lamb and children and Jimmy Farmer of Ada were the Sunday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgle Farmer. Gerald Lynn Farmer spent the weekend with his sister, Mrs. Clifford Lamb and Mr. Lamb. Mr. and Mrs. P. 0. Henson and stopped by for a chat with Mr. and Mrs. Arch Neighbors. Mrs. Ruby Wood, Mrs. Effie Lamb visited Mrs. Wanda Lamb Saturday evening. Ray Lamb spent Saturday with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lamb and family and helped him run a concrete floor in the cellar he is building. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lance were the Sunday dinner guests of her mother and sister Mrs. Kate Wood and Mrs. May Ma- jors. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Tucker and girls were in Ada Saturday to help his mother, Mrs. Ollie Tuck- er, move to her new home. Mrs. Clora Wood spent the weekend with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Isaacs. J. G. Hightower and Johnnie of Galey and Buddy Hightower of Oklahoma City were the Sunday dinner guests of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Willoughby. Mrs. J. G. Hightower accom- panied her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee of Ada, to Clay- ton, N. M. for a few days visit with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Al- len Hightower. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Tucker and girls spent Saturday night and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blevins of Pauls Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Junior Willough- by and children visited a while Sunday evening with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell VVillough- by of Ada. Mrs. Russell Wil- loughby will go to Oklahoma City one day this week to enter the hospital for some tests and pos- sibly an operation. Sunday evening with Carol Wil- loughby. Mrs. Verniece Dryden called on Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Isaacs Friday morning. Sondra Garrett of Center spent Mrs. Goldie Summers of Ada and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mo- shier of Lakeview visited Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Wood Sunday evening. [Continued on page two) ;