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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 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, SEPTEMBER 1, 1960 NO. 21 Donations Of Loyal People Rebuild Oil Center Church CHURCH BUILDER: Reverend B. V. Pendley, pastor of the Oil Center Pentecostal church, may be found almost any day in the week with hammer or saw in hand, work- ing on the new church building which last spring's tornado wrecked. The new church, built by donated funds and labor, will have a brick veener. Reverend Pendley sayi he has repaired several churches during many years in the ministry, but hat never before supervised the building of one from the ground up. (WEEKLY Rodeo Is Scheduled To Run With Fair Official? of the Pontotoc Coun- ty Free Fair Association, sever- al enthusiasts and a four-man team of rodeo boosters predicted this week lhat the forth- coming fair, scheduled for Septem- ber 15. 16. and 17, should equal anything seen during the annual event's forty-odd year history. C. H. Hailey, County Agent and secretary of the Fair associa- tion, predicts an exceptionally 1 good ?howing of floriculture exhib- Rains have been plentiful. Crops in the county are good. i "All that produce, coupled with a fine quarter horse show and (he rodeo." Hailey said, "ought to make this year's fair just about i tops. We hope to show more beef cattle this year, and a barn full of hogs will be on hand. The gcn- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Big voters were urged today to 'be fair to their "country cousins" when they vote on reapportion- Iment of Ihe Legislature Sept. 20. Brandon Frost of Woodward, president of Oklahomans for Local Government, warned if Gov. J. Howard Edmondson's proposed re- apportionment is adopted, "The On a muggy night last spring Reverend B. V. Pendley stood in the back doorway of his parson- age home in Oil Center and watch- ed while a devastating tornado ripped through the little commun- ity and wrecked the Pentecostal church building. Reverend Pendley's wife. Lily, was beside him. For several min- utes they had been standing in the doorway of the parsonage, watch- ing the tornado approach. South- ward along Highway 13 was a chaotic world of wind-whipped trees and flying timbers. .a dark and frightening world without, ho- rizons, almost without hope. "Daddy, we're in something Mrs. Pendley whispered. "Yes, Mama." the pastor an- swered. "But there's nothing we can do about it now but pray." And suddenly the storm was upon them. The crossroads be- yond the church were obscured and the air was full of dust, leaves branches of trees and gyrating pieces of twisted tin. It would have been senseless to have tried to run. "We stood there and watched the twister pick up our church three times." Reverend Pendley recalls. "The third time the build- ing hit the earth, I knew it was badly damaged. When the torna- do was over, several houses in the community were demolished, and the church was wrecked. We didn't have enough insurance to cover Ihe damage, either. The situation looked pretty bad." But not for long. Always, in times of tragedy or durness, the human spirit rises to meet the 1 issues. People organize and get i to work. It was that way at Oil Center right after the tornado. Re- building got under way. Today, just four months after that hectic night of May 4, a new and finer Pentecostal Church is rising on the corner plot where the old church stood. The new CONGRESS APPROVES WATERSHEDS Final congressional approval was given last week to plan for construction on the Creek and Middle Clear Boggy Creek small watershed project. Final approval of the House Public Works Committee makes project eligible for Federal County People May Help Insure Normal Life For Little Girl The project calls for an eight-year program of instal- lation of 43 floodwater retarding structures in southeastern Pon- totoc and Coal Counties. The House Public Works Com- mittee approval completed con- mittee had approved them pre- i viously. i cal interests are assisted by the Conservancy Districts and lo- cal interests are assisted by the Agriculture Department in com- pleting plans for watershed proj- ects. This leads up to the award- ing of contracts for construction, which generally takes several months. Second Youth Admits Part In Theatre Burglary Billy Wayne Butcher. 19. Sher- man, Tex., pleaded guilty in dis- trict court Wednesday to a charge of second degree burglary in con- nection with the theft of the Mc- Swain Theatre safe Aug. 15, and was sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary. Butcher was the second of the McSwain burglars to be imprison- ed for the crime. Jackie Anderson, 19. also of Sherman, had earlier admitted guilt and been sentenced to five years. Three persons were believed to have participated in the bur- glary. The third is still at large. Also .in .district court Wednes- day Wayne Lloyd Ivey, 19, Ada. pleaded not guilty to second de- gree burglary after indictment by the grand jury. Bond was set at Ivey is accused of steal- ing an outboard motor from the Whittle's Furniture Co. ware- house June 11. REORGANIZATION Members of Ihe League of Young Democrats have scheduled a reorganizational meeting for Sepl ember 10. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the district courtroom. A group of local residents Friday will have a chance to help a small girl take a giant step for- ward toward a'completely normal life full of games, fun and laugh- ter. The girl is 20-month-old Rita Kay Creek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Creek, Route 3, Ada. She is the first patient from the immediate Ada area scheduled for open heart surgery. The oper- ation, which will be performed in Oklahoma City at the Crippled Children's Memorial Hospital, will seek to correct a congenital heart condition. In the years ahead, the surgery will permit Rita to play jacks, to run and play, carefree as a bird, the rightful heritage of all small girls. How can local people assist in an operation of this sort? It's simple. They can play a vital role by giving a pint of their blood to Rita. Friday from 10 a.m. until p.m., Wanda Neugebauer, technician from the Crippled Chil- dren's Hospital, will be in Ada at the City-County Health Depart- ment to take samples and type blood from prospective donors. She will be assisted by M r s. Lu- cille Erwin, field representative for the Oklahoma State Heart As- sociation, the group which is serving as liaison for the opera- tion. Mrs. Erwin says Rita will re- quire 10 pints of blood. To assure this amount, at least 20 donors should be tested. The blood must be B positive. Personnel at the health depart- 'ment will assist in the blood typ- ing program. Prospective donors may call there. FEderal 2-2011, for information or appointment. The blood will be typed Friday and donors scheduled. But the act- ual surgery is not programmed until September 7. On that morning, all donors must go to Oklahoma City. They will be at the hospital by 7 a.m., ready to give their blood to Rita. It requires a great deal of blood for each operation. The fantastic heart-lung pump must be primed and it requires a large amount of blood to function. There must be a safe quantity of blood on hand to nourish the child's body during the operation. Without ample blood to the brain and other tissues, permanent dam- age could result. Blood collected and stored in ad- vance will not do. Often, the. pa- tient's entire blood volume is re- placed. The blood must be fresh, drawn into a special container and preserved with a special anticoag- ulant. Donors must have the same blood type and RH factor. They must be between 21 and 60. How- ever, persons over 18 may give if they have signed consent from parents or guardian or are serv- ing in the armed forces. Donors must be in good health, and weigh no less than 110 pounds. Transportation will be furnished for all donors to the hospital and back to Ada. Norman Mitchell is in charge of this phase of the project. Mrs. Juanita Robertson at the Sugg Clinic is also assisting with arrangements. Unless Rita's heart condition is corrected, she will not be able to enjoy much of the activity most people take for granted as she is growing up. Doctors feel it is imperative that the condition be corrected now. It is hard for a 20-month-old girl to ask for help. But she needs it and she needs it now. Rita Kay Creek FARMERS' GAINS RISE, BUT SLOWER THIS YEAR Police Report Two Accidents Two wrecks were reported by city police on Ada's streets Wed- nesday. Just before noon a city truck driven by Duward Williams, 825 East Main, backed into the park- ed car of Rex Brumblow. Tisho- mingo, doing only slight damage. The accident happened in the 300 block of West Third. Williams was fined for improper backing. The second wreck came at p.m. at Tenth and Mississippi. Dan Leon Noe, 931 East Tenth, drove his 1956 Buick into a 1951 Ford driven by Clarence E. Scar- berry, Hartman, Ark. Noe was traveling east on Tenth, Scarber- ry south on Mississippi. Police said Noe's vehicle skidded 52 feet COTTON DUSTING, WESTERN STYLE: Bud Smith wai riding high, wide and handsome across the field southeast of Ada the past week, giving the final dusting to his bumper crop of cotton. He said the dusting machine came from some- where out west and "beat anything he'd ever seen." The machine runs on a tractor power takeoff, and has a hopper which holds 100 pounds of poison. The hopper has a built-in blower which forctl dust out through plastic tubing at points along a pipe extending -on either side. (WEEKLY Jimmy and Jerry Fredericks, Oakman, say if you have some cows, and horseflies are giving them fits, there's something that will wipe out the flies rapidly, and it isn't a poison spray. It's guineas. It's a flock of little guina fowl. Jimmy and Jerry have a Jer- sey good and for months on end they've had hopes of entering her in the forthcom- ing County Fair. During the past 1 weeks, however, their hopes have dwindled somewhat. Horseflies have harried and tortured their cow. swarming her from dawn 'til dark.. "The cow was losing Mrs. Fredericks, the boys' moth- er, said this week. "Jimmy and Jerry were worried, and rightly so. They didn't know what to do. They asked for some kind of rem- edy at feed stores, but were told there's nothing much a person can do. But one day our little flock of guineas kind of stepped in and helped solve the problem. It's the strangest thing we've ever seen." It's a thing that has encouraged the two boys wonderfully. Each 01V day the Jersey cow lies down near the guineas, and they climb on her back. Those guineas snap up the horseflies as fast as you please, relieveing the tortured cow. "It's hard to tell whether the cow lies down deliberately, so the guineas can eat the flies, or wheth- er the guineas just follow the cow and wait until she lies the boys say. "But anyway, it works." And hopes of Jimmy Lee and Jerry Lee are rising by leaps and bounds. Come County Fair time, that cow may be fit as a fiddle, and all because of some hungry little guinea fowl. ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. Burl Lane will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday, September 4, with open house. All their friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to come. Each should bring his lunch and the meal will be spread in an old fashioned manner. Come and join the group. (Continued on page two) WASHINGTON (API-The gov- ernment says farmers' assets rose j to a new high in 1959 but the gains made last year were materially smaller than in other recent years. The Federal Reserve System estimated assets at billion Jan. 1. up billion from a year earlier. This increase contrasted with about 8 billion in 1956. 10 bil- lion in 1957 and 16 billion in 1958. A drop last year in farmers' in- come was said to have been a ma- jor factor in the reduced rate of gain. In its monthly bulletin, the Re- serve System gave a report on the balance sheet of agriculture which said farm debts also went up last year, from billion at the be- ginning of 1959 to billion at the end of the year. Debts continued to be small rel- ative to assets. They represented about 12 per cent of the latter at the beginning of this year. The equities of farmers and other owners of farm property re- mained virtually unchanged from the record 179 bilb'on dollars set a year earlier. This was in contrast to increases of 7.6 billion, 9 billion and 13.2 billion, respectively, dur- ing the preceding three years. Real estate, the principal farm asset, rose about 4 billion in value in 1959 the bulletin said. While this was a substantial increase, it was less than any of the preceding three years. Further increases al- so occurred in the value of