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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 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 8 Pages Shooting And Wreck Climax Wild Chase A wild cops and robbers chase ended last Saturday afternoon near Fittstown with two wrecked cars, a man shot, an injured po-, lice officer and several people in' jail. The bizarre sequence of events began when Police Capt. Ott Ray and Officer Ralph Courtney stop- ped a car for speeding at Eigh- teenth and Mississippi. A man! identified as Carl H. Tyson, 36. j was the driver. Three passengers j were in the car, Mrs. Tyson; Wil-l liam Hogner. 24. Stilwell. and) Cleveland Worcester, 19, south of! Fittstown. j The officers issued Tyson a summons and told him to follow them to headquarters. Instead, i Tyson took off down SH 99 at j speeds up to 95 mph. The offi-j cers gave chase. the road to Frisco off SH 99. officers pulled beside the Ty-! son car. Tyson applied the brakes but instead of stopping he at-! tempted a left turn, squarely in] the path of the police vehicle, j evidently trying to go down the) Frisco road. The two cars crash-j ed. The police vehicle was badly i damaged and the Tyson carl swerved down the road, finally catching on fire.. ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1960 NO. 22 Postell Robertson Goes Strong At 86 on lire. Agent Cy Hailey makes a brief inspection tour of some of the Cant Rav was knocked uncon at t fairgrounds. Everything appears to be in readiness for the annual scions by Ae impact OffL" Y Wh'Ch k'Cks Photo) Courtney got out to see Tyson approaching the police car with; "some object in his hand." The officer shouted a warning. Tyson did not stop. Courtney let go a warning shot. Tyson came on. j Then Courtney leveled down in] earnest. He fired and struck son in the left side. i But the affair wasn't ended. Mrs. Tyson joined the fray, arm-! porttmity to invest in some blue f jr' ed with a broom corn knife. j bloods on October 15. Fortunately reinforcements ar-' On 'hat da.v the East Central rived in the form of Asst. Chief' Quarter Horse Association will Ted Sears, who was off duty and, hold its third annual sale happened to pass by; This year the event will be atiWay next Thursday at the. fair- should-be about the best to thf; settlement. ECQHA sets Free Fair Gets Horse Sale r Underway on Sept. 15 .15 fanciers will have an op- By WENONAH RUTHERFORD "If I could life my life over, I'd not change it one says Argust Postell Robertson, north- west of the city, one of Pontotoc County's first citizens. At 86, he rides horseback almost daily, feeds and cares for his cattle and chickens, keeps house and cooks three meals a day. And he doesn't wear glasses and has his own teeth. Appreciation of mass production and modern inventions cutting survival time in half, he says work needs to be elevated again to a position of virtue. He is not interested in an old age pension. "Our human makeup has deep ele- ments of laziness. When necessity does not force activity, idleness follows. And with idleness comes character disintegration. Every- one needs work to fill free hours (the time not needed for exis- tence> that is worthwhile to re- cover a sense of challenge a. d ad- venture in the ever-increasing leisure." And he has some definite ideas on education. "Education will not be any better until thoroughness again is demanded." Intelligent reading and spelling were cited as almost lost arts. He attributes his good health to hard work. Postell numbers more young people among his cronies than senior citizens. He keeps up with i current, affairs by television and reading and devotes enough time daily to perusing a chapter in the Bible. Came Here in 18% Mr. Robertsom came to w h a t What's that old English dilly General judging'of all the exhib- now Pontotoc County in 1896. come to Maybe it isn't English and may- be it isn't even a ditty. But there is a fair. In fact, tiie Pontotoc its entered by the fairer sex will begin earlv Friday morning. four other came by covered wagon from C. H. Hailev. county agent and j 9'f ksvll'e- Arkansas, to see his ecretary of the fair association. 'er who l v e d at Buckhorn. said interest in the ihree-day was P'cnlc held The police radio still operated.', the Echo Ranch, home of famous' grounds in Ada '.'Horticulture exhibits should be Adans Receive Word Operation Is Successful (Continued en page two) running Horses, south of The fair has' had some tough exceptionally good this he Ada on Mi 99. sledding in recent years but it j said. "We've had plenty of rain In fact. Echo, owned and oper- has doggedly held its ground. across the county. Crops are good, ated by Carl Mercer, will offer j Martha Mote, Pontotoc County We're looking fo'rward to a larger five animals at the sale. A spokes- j Home Demonstration Agent, is man for the ECQHA said luncheon j confident over the prospects for would be served on the grounds i a good fair. "I think we'll have a and en- tries in the swine division should I 'A platform had been erected and after square dancing, two fig- rues to a set was the way we danced then, we'd cool off by rid- ing the merry-go-round. There shop be impressive. Add to all that good showing of quarter horses, and the sale would begin promptly very good entry she said. at 1 p.m. Walter Britton, "Our HD Clubs are preparing i fine 4-li exhibits and everything Tex" "'ill serve as auctioneer. their she said, "and I i from the HD clubs and the fair Open heart sirgery on Rita Kay, Catalogs are already out for the; understand the 4-H girls will also I ought to be one of the best we've Creek. 20-months old child of saie and. as of now. 45 animals. be well represented." Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Creek, Ada, Route 3. was reported "a com- plete success." Surgery was per- formed Wednesday morning at University Hospital, Oklahoma City. all registered and many featuring j Judges for the distaff side are Final PV "running" blood, are is expected that some 1 of the fair will be re booked. It j almost all on tap. Among them the popular quarter horse judging le fancy prices! will be Mrs. Virginia Taff. East nn Sni.n-Hav will be paid for some of the con-! Central; Mrs. Glenda Pierce, Virginia Taff. East I on Saturday morning. signed stock. home consultant: Mrs. Pete Winters and Marvin Alice Pyron, HD agent in Sem- _ _ .1..... jjiuii, jiij niutML in otJIll- Gorman C. Mitchell, Pontotoc, Barnes are both booking eight: inole Co Miss Ruth Morgan County Heart Association official, j horses into the sale. Echo willlasst. HDA in Seminole Co.: Mrs.' received word early Wednesday: have five. and a hotel. But there must have j been 500 tents scattered around I in the area. I Trip Cost I "We were gone five weeks. At only two towns we passed through could we buy light bread so one of the other boys and I took turns making bread on the trail. Sometimes a curious chicken got j Dorothy Blackwell. agent in Me-1 An open roden will be held in into the camp and pot. The five conjunction with the fair. It is weeks' trip cost us only each." under the sponsorship of the Ada! Mr. Robertson returned to In- Jaycees. Performances will be' dian Territory in 1900, this time held nightly beginning Wednesday' to settle. He drove through one of afternoon that the operation j other breeders consigning ani-1 Mrs Flora Wingo" I 8 P'm' and Saturday- i six which made up a deemed highly successful, and mals are Raymond Brookshire acent in Pittshnrc, rn Sliger. Dale McDonald. Ken on traln from Clarksville. _. are Raymond Brookshire, I agent in Pittsbure m. i that Rita Kay is resting comfort- Dr. R. E. Cowling. Vincent Daly, i Miss Mote said exhibits could i ance and John wi" abjy. Lloyd Daniels, Quinn Hill, Charles! be TrtT iin, eharRe of the rodeo evcnls- More than BO blood samples Bigham, Ed Bottom, Frank Thursday and entries would be ac- i Clyde Mabel, is book- i i [ed to furnish stock for the show were taken for the child. She is the first open heart case ard O'Daniel, Joe Roberts and in the county. Robert Sliger. Stanley Johnson, 0. Maxey, How-[ copied up until 8 p.m. that eve- ning. A special event for 4-H girls strins' and he reportedly has an excel- Postell had married Miss Ann Gilmore in Clarksville November 7, 1897, and three years later this couple, her sister and brother-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Roll Middle- brook. Mrs. Robertson's two broth- ers, Ike and Ewing Gilmore and Mitchell said all the donors A FAMILIAR sight to neighbors and friends around Piekett area is "Post" Robertson on Roan. Roan, a 12-year- old roan mare with white bla.ze and stockings, takes her master aboul the cattle ranch and to visit neighbors. Ready for canter they are shown in the front yard at the Robertson News) who came to Indian Territory in this wagon caravan, only Mr. Rob- Robertson rented land from the Indians, Center the trading cen- ertson and Mrs. Ida Langslon, j ter and post office. After state- Ada, are left. Southerner by I hood when land sales were opened in 1911 and 1912 he bought 55 One of ten children Mr. Robert- acres on River Creek, .then land. Presently son was born in Lawrence. South Carolina, June 12, 1874. His father. Ben Robertson, moved from South Carolina to Clarksville in 1881. There Ben farmed and reared his family. Three sisters of Pos- tell, Mrs. Ron Pitts, Miss Maude lilmore and Mrs. Bennie Leeds, and a brother, Steve Robertson, still live in Clarksville. Postell is :he oldest now. His wife died May 5, 1955. Since he has con- tinued to live at the home place. When they arrived here Mr. he owns acres. "We traded at Center and got our mail at th-a bought the parcel of land where j wore fish-tailed coats in the pulpit. the First National Bank n o w One morning the preacher was stands later selling it for on the sins of the fraction of its worth. Pays Twice for Land world and some boys who dawl- ded outside instead of coming Postell was one of several men inside the services, caught his who bought a two-acre church I as they flew backward es-1 on the site. "The only lands which him there' That broke Ian Indian could deed over to I "P the meeting. Speaking of land rentals in someone else in territorial days the log cabin was re- territorial days, he said "If you were small plots for churches. offered an Indian or in] We bought two acres through the cash or to be paid when j Indian agent. The first church placed with a frame structure. But in the meantime the Indian agent died, and the deed to the crops were harvested, he or she j building was a log cabin sawed iland burned. The newly-appointed would invariably take the cash. V! out and thrown up by folk living; Indian agent sold the 80-acre White settlers were not allowed i here. During the summer theitract- including the two acres to purchase land before statehood, chinking was knocked out for air-; bought and paid for by Church, He recalled that Leander Coley i conditioning. Preachers, then: (Continued en page two) Galley-Vanting Around The County LIGHTNING RIDGE By THELMA PERRIMAN Miss Naomi Tumleson spent Thursday with Miss Carol Brown- ing. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John. Chickasha to Ray. Mrs. Ray went home with her son to stay the week. Mrs. Margaret Hyden, Fort Floyd Van Schuyver and family last Sunday. they visited were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Shumard, Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shumard and Mr. and Mrs. Enoch KimmeliD. R. Clifford and Mr. and Mrs j and children of Oklahoma City Charles Leader. o------- wi t niij HUHVIct y Wll II Ilia Worth. Tex., is visiting her niece, j sister, Mrs. John Ray and Mr. cinvi o. onLiuiciru ana Raymond Moss of Altus spent I Mr. and Mrs. Warren Shumard the Labor Day holiday with his'0" Mrs. Grant Johnson and M a y visited with Mrs. Perriman and Sue Thursday night. Mrs. Roy Cantwell for a while! Mr. and Mrs. Dude Fennel and Bobby of Ada. Mrs. Miles Kim- Ray. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wall, Doyle _- lfil anu mi a. tf. WcliJ., Vic mel and Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Kim- j and Kim spent Sunday and Sun- mel of Oklahoma City visited Sun- day with the Cantwe'lls. Leroy Cantwell and family of Roff were Sundav visitors. Mrs. Louie Stewart visited Mrs. Mattie Stewart Friday afternoon at Roff. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foster visited a while Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. Louie Stewart. day night with his brother, Ralph Wall and family. The' T. J. Walls are moving to New Orleans, La. Others visiting Sunday evening vjoiLuig evening Maurice Cantwell and family of j were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stone. Mr. Perriman and Sue spent Saturday afternoon and evening in Konawa visiting Mrs. E. Dou- hit and family. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coffey. Ok- lahoma City, spent Sunday with his brother, Otis Coffey and Mrs. Coffey. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Coffey of Ada visited Sunday afternoon with Ed and Pat Coffey. They all vis- ited a while in the Otis Coffey home. Jonn E. Ray and family, Ada. spent Sunday and Monday with Elmore City spent Saturday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. [Roy Cantwell. i Others viistors this week were jMr. and Mrs. J. E. Wooley and j children. Miss May Johnson. Mrs. jBittles, Ruby and Helen. Frank Rogers of Vanoss and Mrs. Gert Summers and Mack. j Frank Rogers and Mrs. Mar- garet Hyden ate Sunday dinner with her niece and family, Mr. Prather of Sr., Portland Park. Mrs. G. C. Cornell, Vanoss, spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Marvin Briggs. After church Sunday night Mr. and Mrs. James Briggs and Gary visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Briggs and brother How- ard. spent the weekend with his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Kim- mel. Sunday guests of the Kimmesl were Mr. and Mrs. Dude Fen- nel and Bobby of Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Briggs and Howard have been attending the four-night revival at the Pic- kett Methodist Church. Rev. Simp- son, the district superintendent, has been in charge. Jack Griffin was song leader. Sunday every- one brought their lunch and a short conference was held in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Briess. Ada, Tuesday night Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Briggs visited Mr. and Mrs. Avod Briggs and boys, also Gran Parker. Marvin and Avod are brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Opal Martin have bought the Clifford Fuller place and are moving in. Welcome and we hope you attend our church. LULA and Mrs. Grover j Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dennis 0fMarvin I Norman spent Monday with her' supper guests. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cant- Mrs- Marvin Briggs visited her SEEN A few of this commun- By MRS. LOIS CLIFFORD Miss Barbara Stonecipher broke her arm Sunday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyin Stonecipher. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Holman and daughter Betsy of Ahloso visited Monday with Mrs, Lois Clifford and Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Leader. Charles and Ronald Hill of Tupe- lo visited Thursday night with John and Dick Clifford. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Treas and children of Chouteau were visit- ing Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Treas. Lula grade boys played a base- ball game with Homer Friday at Lula. John Clifford and Ronnie Rowe played baseball Friday night with the Stonewall team. They played Latta at Stonewall. Ronnie was the winning pitcher. Mrs. Helen Leader and Donnn Kay, Mrs. Lois Clifford and Dick, Luke and Dennis Fortner attended Mrs. Jimmy Walker of Tolison, Ariz.; Mrs. Ruby Brooks. Vel- ma; Mrs. Luetta Stidam and son, Grove; Rollen Duncan of Allen ate dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Walter rooks. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Walker are here for a long visit with her brothers, David, Walter and I. N. and sister, Mrs. Georgia Wooley. Other visitors in the Brooks home Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wofford, Willis, Karen and Darlene of Ada; Mrs. Helen Lead- er, Diana and Donna, Mrs. Lois Clifford, Dick, Don and Ron, Mr and Mrs. David Brooks, Mrs. Eva 'Wofford, Doyin, Sharon, Leo- nard and Gloria, I. N. Brooks and Noah and Skip Leader. grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Waymon Lillard and Dwain and Mrs. Vallie Coop- er of Oklahoma City spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lillard and Isaac Cooper. i daughter of Pauls Valley, Mr. and I Mrs. W. A. Fortner of Allen vis- ited Sunday with Mr.and Mrs. Short Fortner. Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Fortner also visited the i Short. Fortners. _ the ballgame at Stonewall Fri- Mrs. Alma Brooks, Mrs. Eva dav ity diligently working on projects jTreas vlslted Monday with Wil- 'ma Wofford of Ada. t5 be exhibited at the itn dliu ivu s. Dili Ada, c, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W1'' be held the and were their teenth, sixteenth and seventeenth i well. Mr. and Mrs. ____ Schuyver went to Stratford to vis- it his sister. Mrs. Claude Fox and Mr. Fox. Then they all went to sister. Mrs. Cornell and her Boyce Jones has returned af- ents, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Mrs. ter serving his six months for Jack Hum and Mrs. Robert1 Uncle -Sam Vernon Van; Phillips at Vanoss Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Brown, Hobbs, N. M., visited the Marvin Briggs. Others Mrs. Luetta Sue Stidam and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wofford vis- son Tim of Grove spent Saturday ited Wednesday with Mrs. with Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Wofford. Leader. Marie Vandergriff has been in Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sanders, Cowling Hospital since Saturday j Bobby and Deborah of Ada vis- Mr, and Mrs. Charles Leader I. N. Brooks and Noah of Vel- and Diana visited Thursday in'ma and Skippy Leader ate din- Ada with Mrs. Phyllis Sanders, jner Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks. with a virus. I ited Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brooks, Linda and Diane of Ada, Mr. and M. L. Thompson is a patient at the Veterans Hospital in Sul- phur. He has pneumonia. Dave Johnston and Dick Clif- ford visited Sunday with Darrell Stonecipher. Burtis Williams is going to school at Murray in Tishomingo. He was home for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Williams ot Moore- are the parents of a baby girl born September 3. She weigh- ed 7 pounds 4 ounces. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charley Williams, great- Mrs. Shirley Stonecipher of Chandler visited Saturday with Mrs. Patsy Young and her moth- er, Mrs. M. L. Thompson. Mrs. Lester Davis and Janice and Skipper of Ahloso visited Sun- day with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith. Mr. and Teel of Ada attended ch'urch Sunday at the Missionary Baptist Church. They visited after church with Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks. Mr. and Mrs. Coy Young and children of Gerty visited Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Lillard Cottrell and children of Ada ate dinner Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.Short Fortner. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Williams and Rita and R. D. Brooks visit- with his brother and family, Mr. ;ed over tne wekened with Mr. and and Mrs. B. D. Young. Curtis Williams of Moore. Mrs. Martha Young and Jerry visited Mr. and Mrs. Bill Young of Olney. They all went to Devils Den Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill of Ada visited Sunday with his brother, Carl Hill and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ernie McDonald of Ada visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lil- ard. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Crawford and sons of Hinton are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harbin. Carmie Treas and Nancy Fol- sum of Ahloso came down sun- day after Treas. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mr.and Mrs. Eual Walkup and children of Savannah visited Sun- day with her sister, Mr.and Mrs. Doyin Stonecipher. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Murray (Continued en two) ;