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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma The Paper With PERSONALITY Biggest Reading Buy In Oklahoma By Mail in Pontotoc And Adjoining Counties Single Copy TO Cents Only Per Year Combined With The Ado Times-Democrat 60TH YEAR 8 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1960 NO. 27 RABBIT BUSINESS: W. P. Vaughan of Ada says he has learned many things about rabbits during the past year, and one of those things is that not all rabbits like to eat carrots. Also, rabbits aren't always meek and mannerly. However, Vaughan, shown above beside some of his rabbit hutches, expects to stay in business, and says it will pay if handled right. See other picture inside. (WEEKLY Spare Time Rabbit Growing Makes Profit For Ada Man County ASC Committee Is Chosen Farmers and ranchers in Pon- totoc County were prompt in re- turning ballots this year on the annual county ASC Committee election. Votes were tabulated at the ASC office in Ada Monday of Allen Stanfield, Long-Time Deputy Marshal Recalls Era Of The'Turbulent Thirties' By ERIC ALLEN It was a cold and rainy night in mid-December 1936. Allen Stan- field, deputy U. S. marshal from Ada, in company with a sheriff's posse from Wilburton, was trail- this week and winners are' an- ing members of the Irish O'Malley nounced. j gang in Oklahoma's Jackfork Committee chairmen from each Hills, of nine communities, will be dele- gates to the county convention, which will be held October 24 at the ASC office. Purpose of the county conven- tion, which will get underway at a. m., is to elect the County ASC Committee for 1961. The annual election of commun- ity committeemen, held by mail, installs vice-chairmen, members, j Short. The gang had quit their car and first and second alternates in! at a roadblock. Stanfield and other addition cO a chairman from each federal and state officers had lost At ten o'clock on the previous morning, Dan T. Heady, a noto- rious member of the O'Malley gang, had killed the chief detec- tive at Muskogee, wounded Po- lice Chief Morris Corrigan and escaped from the federal jail. Heady had taken with him several other prisoners, including Dewey Gilmore and Leonard If you're a person who doesn't like carrots, and if you've often said emphatically. "Away with that rabbit you may- have been voicing a saying' which isn't entirely based on i facts. i W. P. Vaughn. 318 East 14th Street, Ada, who has been grow- ing rabbits for quite a spell, says he has raised many of the furry little mammals that wouldn't eat carrots at all. "Don't ask me Vaughan said. "All 1 know is that the ones that wouldn't eat carrots still went wild after pellets or alfalfa, so I know it wasn't just because they were full of Feed. They just didn't like carrots, and they wouldn't eat them. That's all I know." Vaughan will tell you that the above old saying isn't the only theory he has seen blasted dur- ing his experience in the rabbit trade. Live And Learn Some things about rabbits are downright baffling. Sometimes. Vaughan says, there doesn't seem to be any ironclad rules a man can go by. It's mostly a business of "live and Vaughan has had some exper- ience with rabbits in California, but didn't start growing them commercially until about a year ago. "My father got disabled, and I had to start staying with Vaughan said. "We had a few chickens, for eggs and extra in- come, and I was getting lettuce for them al a local super mar- ket. One day I noticed how much lettuce was going to waste, and I got an idea. Why not feed that lettuce to Soon after that, Vaughan said, he went into the rabbit business with two old hutches and about a do-tcn bucks and does. Since then he has built fifteen large hutches, some with three corn- community. Following is a list of elected chairmen: Joe E. Isaacs was elected chair- man of Community A; M. D. Mc- Curdy, Community B; Alvie Grif- fith, Community C; Andrew .Bry- ant, Community D: B. 0. Fulton, Community E: R. B. Hester, Com- munity F: Andrew Borders, Com- munity G; Louie Moshier, Com- munity H and Kenneth Harden. Community I. Term of office of each newly- elected committeeman begins on November 1, 1960. They are elect- ed for one-year terms. SINGING MEET The Canadian Valley Singing Convention will meet at the Pick- ett Methodist Church from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday. Fred Barker, pres- ident, said all singers and quar- tets are invited to attend. their trail that night. "We drove back into Hartshorne that first Stanfield recall- ed when interviewed at his office in Ada. "Next day we captured one of the gang, a man by the name of Cooper, and drove him to the state penitentiary at McAles- ter. Then I returned to the hills and went in by way of Clayton, along with the sheriff from Wil- burton and a car load of deputies. It was about nine o'clock at night." Strategy The night was pitch-black dark, with scudding clouds blotting out the moon and a cold mist blowing down through t h e winter-barren treetops. Stanfield and the other officers had left their car and were traveling on foot. They mov- ed forward cautiously, tense and alert. Ahead were killers; a gang of armed and desperate men. "We had contacted Perry Stanfield said. "The gang had come to his house and taken over. His wife was still there with them. Walker had got- ten away by telling them his wife was on the verge of confinement, and that he needed to go after a neighbor woman to take care of her. We had shaped up some plans with Walker: things he was going to do when we reached the house." Shortly later, Walker and the of- ficers were in an old half-dugout, within calling distance of the Walker home. "I've got that woman to take care of my wife, Walker called to the gang inside the house. "She won't come in there, though. Send my wife out, so this woman can take her home with her." Gun Battle There was a time of silence and waiting, while Stanfield and the others stood with drawn guns. Then the door of the house opened and Mrs. Walker came out. Once she and her husband were out of the line of gunfire, the of- ficers made their presence known and demanded that the gang sur- render. Heady and the gang answered by opening fire The gun battle that suddenly en- sued has gone down in the an- nals of law-enforcement agencies as one of the worst ever staged in the Eastern Oklahoma hills. Dan T. Heady was killed, Dewey Gil- more and another member of the gang were badly wounded, and Leonard Short was later found on (Continued on page two) Woman Tafces Ouf-Of-Season Swim While Helping Husband Chase Bull By MRS. SIMON PATTON FRISCO One way to corral a renegade bull is to chase him down on horseback. Another way is to honk a pickup horn for the well-trained i cows in another pasture that the runaway bull has joined. Another way and the hard one is to chase him down on foot. That was what Mr. and Mrs. Jack West were doing. They were on foot and chasing their Whiteface bull that had strayed over into a neighbor's pasture. The running bull swam the close-by creek where he came to it, but Mr. and Mrs. West raced on, looking for a narrow- er place to cross. When they reached that place, Mr. West gave a jump, landed on the oth- er bank and kept on chasing the bull. For a little while, that is. Then he stopped and turned. "Mary he yelled. "What happened to you? Where are "Where did you he heard her answer. "I'm in the Mary Jo hadn't been as lucky or maybe as much of a broad- jumper as her husband. She had landed right in the mid- dle of the stream. The couple was about run down by this time, so they went to the house to rest awhile, and to allow Mary Jo to get into LAWMAN FROM WAY BACK: Allen Stanfield, Deputy U. S. Marshal for Oklahoma'! Eastern Judicial District, can look back over 34 years of serving the cause of law and order. He started his career as an Ada policeman, but has been a Federal officer for 28 years. (WEEKLY some dry clothes after her out-: of-season swim. Later the neighbor, Mr. A. T. Minor, joined the chase with i them, but he did it the easy way. His cows, which the bull j had joined, are trained to come j in when he honks his pickup horn. That's what he did. The cows came in to the lot and the runaway bull followed them, i Mr. Minor and Mr. West cut' the bull from the herd, forced (Continued on Page Four) Oklahoma's 1960 Cotton Crop Exceeds Lint Yield Of 1959 Annual Quarter Horse Sale Will Be Held On Echo Ranch Forty-five head of the finest i promptly at 1 p. m., with Walter quarter horses in this section officiating at the auc- the country arc scheduled to goltioneer's stand. Britten is ree- under the auctioneer's hammer jognized among ranchers through- Saturday afternoon, October 15 the best J i in (lira onntinnfinr Irnnp the famous Echo Ranch on Hjgn- way 99 south of Ada. The sale will get underway in the auctioneer trade. The upcoming event will be (Continued on page two) Performance Test Is Underway AtTishommgo Ranchers of Pontotoc County will furnish 35 bulls this year in the sixth annual feeding perfor- mance test conducted at Murray College, fishomingo. Initial weighing of 184 bulls from Pontotoc and surrounding coun- (Continued on page three) BOLL PULLING: The first pulling of Pontotoc County's cotton has been going full steam ahead during the past few weeks, with field hands busy and trailer loads of the "white pod" moving steadily to gins. Few cotton growers have their crops "picked" out of the bolls in the old way. Workers "pull" it, hulls and all. Above a boll puller is shown working in toward the scales. (WEEKLY WASHINGTON Agri-j culture Department today esti- mated this year's cotton crop at bales of 500 pounds! gross weight. This estimate is bales less than last month's official forecast of bales. It compared with produced last year and for the ten-year (1949-581 average. The crop will be supplemented by a reserve and surplus of 000 bales accumulated from past crops. Much of this is held by the government under farm price sup- port programs. The department estimated that yield per harvested acre will be 450 pounds compared with 462 last year and 345 for the ten-year average. The production of American- Egyptian type cotton was indi- cated at bales compared with last year and for the ten-year average. In an accompanying report, the census bureau said run- bales from this year's crop had been ginned prior to Oct. 1. This compared with ginned to the same date last year. The Oklahom? crop was esti- mated at bales with an av- erage yield of 330 pounds per acre. The estimated 1960 Oklahoma cotton crop compares with the 1 Sept. 1 estimate of bales j at an average of 338 pounds per j acre from acres. The 1959 crop in Oklahoma to- taled bales, averaging 292 pounds per acre from acres. The state's average for 1949-58 was bales, averag- ing 203 pounds per acre from 000 acres. The latest cotton crop estimate, if realized, would be the largest cotton harvest in Oklahoma since 1955 and the anticipated yield per acre would be the second highest on record, being exceeded only by the 1958 yield of 365 pounds. Ginnings to Oct. 1 this year in Oklahoma totaled bales compared with on the same date last year. CLASS IN PISTOL SHOOTING: Members of the Ada police department are shown on the firing line at the range set up this week in a gravel pit southwest of the city. Pistol practice was part of a policeman s school held Wed- nesday by Fred Bullard, FBI agent from Oklahoma City. The two officers in the foreground on the firing line Doyle Cranford and Taz Hixson. (WEEKLY Galley-Vanting Around The County FRANCIS Hv AIRS H I KFIIFY By MRS. H. L. KELLE1 May we say congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Loftis of Allen on the birth of a baby boy. born September 30 in Valley View Hospital. The baby weighed nine pounds thirteen ounces and has been nam- ed Keith Ray. He has two sis- ters, Debra Ann and Terri Lynn. Maternal grandparents are Mr, land Mrs. J. A. Dobson of Atoka jand paternal grandparents are well soon. ing a wrench. It slipped and heltainly rained hard for a time. We a fell backwards. We hope he is had also gotten a rain before that, sa. i Mrs. Mary West is now operat- Mr. Loftis is a teacher in the ing the Francis Cafe. The cafe Allen school system and is quite was formerly operated by Mrs. well known here. Vercie Wilson. It is owned by Mr. i and Mrs. E. R. Bridge. We are sorry to report that! Sherman Lewis is a patient in Val-' We certainly had a violent ley View Hospital at this writing, thunderstorm last Tuesday. The He was injured when he was us-1 lightning was fierce and it cer- and the moisture was welcomed. home again from the hospital. Ruby, we do hope you have a complete and speedy recovery. SEEN A man sitting on the Mrs. Edith of Ada porch smoking his pipe while his visited with her mother, Mrs. Mol- wife raked and burned leaves and lie Gaylor one day last week, trash from the lawn. Who was it? Well, ask John Williamson. He might know. We are happy to know Mrs. Ru by Jones of Oakman is able to be i fexoma fishing. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Fountain and his nephew, E. D. Fountain has recently returned home after spending a few days at Lake Mrs. Fountain reports they caught only five fish but certain- ly had a nice time. Ray Cottes Jr. of Wasco, Calif, arrived here one day last week to to their home after having spent a while here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lee. Please excuse such a short news column this week. I am a patient in Valley View Hospital again and as you know, news is hard to collect here. I do hope to do better next time. EDITOR'S NOTE: We're sorry you're back in the hospital, Mrs. Kelley. A speedy recover to you, and we admire you for getting the news in spite of the handicap. A top reporter, that's what you are! FITTSTOWN By MRS. W. E. SNYDER Mr. and Mrs. Dale Howry and daughter. Pamela spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. i and Mrs. Bill Foster and Steve of Calvin. When Mrs. Eva Regan, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Su- san Whitwell the past week.left Monday to return to her home in Oklahoma City, Mrs. Whitwell accompanied her for a proposed stay of several days. Mr. and Mrs. Steve McNeill returned Thursday evening from a visit with his sister, Mrs. Mae Wilbanks in Fayetteville, Ark. When they got home his nephew. Lonnie McNeille. was there and (Continued on page ;