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(Enunty irmorrat ZIP CODE 74426 CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 196« Volume M>. Number 8 I 2 Killed In Airplane Crash Near Checotah; Investigation Started Ruins Of Twin Engine Plane At Futrell Ranch WILDCATS DEFEATED BY EUFAULA TUESDAY The Checotah Wildcats lost ton 39-36; Battiest defeated their first cage game of the season by a 44 to 41 score to the undefeated Eufaula Iron- heads on the local court Tuesday Tuesday night. The Checotah girls came out the winner with a 63-32 victory to boost their record to nine wins in as many starts. Norman Goudeau and Al LaCour led the Checotah boys with 14 and 11 points while Lamar Armstrong, Charles Coleman and Lawrence Staley hit 10 each for the winning Ironheads. In the girls scoring scoring Louvenia Coleman found the range for 24 for Checotah. Checotah. The Eufaula boys last week won the Weleetka tourney and Checotah boys were first in their division at Eastern A&M. Checotah, Kinta and Battiest Battiest won championship titles at Wilburton Saturday in the windup of the Eastern A&M basketball tournament. Checotah won the Class A crown by taking out Wilbur- Tax Assessor Starts Jan. 30 Fund Is Approved For Economic Study Senator Fred R. Harris, Senator Mike Monroney and Congressman Ed Tdmondson have announced the approval by the Economic Development Development Administration of a $47,970 grant to help map plans for the economic growth of a seven-county area in Eastern Oklahoma. The recipient of the grant, the nonprofit Eastern Oklahoma Oklahoma Economic District of Clayton, 65-60 for the Class B title and Kinta edged Canadian Canadian 46-44 in the Class C contest. The Wildcats raced to a 14-3 first quarter margin and while the Diggers outscored the winners the final three quarters they were never able to take the lead. Alfred La­ Cour had 13 to lead the win ners with his brother Rick hitting 10. Jerry Overlease had 12 for the losers. O Deputy Is Credited In Auto Recovery An alerted Deputy Sherifl Donald Beaver of Checotah was instrumental in recover- iny a 1965 white four-door Chevrolet owned by Milton Kilgore, Henryetta. The automobile automobile was earlier reported stolen during the hours of midnight Friday and 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. It was reported that Depu ty Beaver saw someone dri ving the Kilgore car near Checotah early Saturday morning. morning. He recognized the driver driver and suspected he did not own the car. Notice had not been received by the deputy of the car being stolen. After Henryetta police were notified of the missing car, an all-points bulletin was sent to surrounding communities. When Beaver received the notice notice over the air, he immediately immediately called the Henryetta authorities to issue a war rant for the suspect's arrest and he, Deputy Beaver, would pick up the suspect. The Henryetta police notified Claude Jennings, Mcintosh county assessor, will start his itinerary on Monday, January January 30, at the Stidham school. His office will be open in Eufaula as usual, each day, excepting holidays, but the taxes must be assessed between between January 5,1967 through March 15. Taxes can be assessed at Checotah February 6 through February 28. The assessor or a member of his force will be in Ryal, Monday, January 30, 8 a.m to 12 ajn. Vernon, Tuesday, January 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p .m. Hanna, Tuesday, January 31, 1 p.m. to 4 p .m. Hitchlta, Wednesday, February February 1, 9 a.m. to Noon. Hitchita, February 1, 1 p .m. to 4 p.m. Rentiesville, Thursday, Feb ruary 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To claim a fuel exemption permit, each tractor must be assessed as personal proper ty. Owners are advised to bring a copy of last year's certificate of assessment, or have the make of tractor, or J model number, motor number, number, year made, and the horsepower. horsepower. Those who have purchased purchased a new tractor during 1966 are asked to bring a bill of sale. All boats must be assessed by March 15. If not assessed by owner a 10 percent valuation valuation penalty will be added. Anyone applying for home stead exemption must have property in their name on January 1, before receiving homestead exemption. If any taxpayer fails to A spectacular airplane crash I on the C. P. Futrell ranch, [ 6 miles southeast of Checotah about dark Tuesday claimed the lives of Tommy T. Alien, 41. of Wagoner and George W Roe of Muskogee. Allen, owner of Eastern Equipment Company of Muskogee Muskogee had just bought the twin Reechcraft he and Roe had taken off with from Hatbox Hatbox Downtown Airport In Muskogee. Roe was apparently apparently checking Allen out on flying flying his new craft. E. E Eby former county treasurer, of Checotah, was recently employed as an accountant accountant by Mr Allen's firm. The crash scene on the Fu trell ranch was just across the road from the home of Waldo Robertson, manager of the Koch Brothers' ranch. Robertson was employed to keep spectators away from the crash scene until an in vestigation of the crash could be made by officials of the Federal Aviation Agency. Officials said the crash happened happened at 6:10 p.m. — 30 minutes minutes after the plane took off at Hatbox, where the plane was hangared bringing speculations speculations the pair flew some maneuvers before continuing their fatal trip, scheduled to end at McAlester. Robertson said he heard the craft "backfire" and watched it spin and whirl, sparks flying, flying, until it thudded into the earth leaving only its tail section intact. "I didn't have to get too close to know there was nobody nobody alive" said Robertson, who went with a flashlight to the wreck immediately after after telephoning the sheriff. Robertson said he had just pulled in his driveway and was getting out of his pickup when he saw the plane was in trouble. It was almost dark at the time, he said. see the wings I guess Ihr sparks were giving of! the light." He called Mcintosh ("ounty Sheriff Clarence Douglas and also an ambulance before going going on foot to the crash scene, about 100 yards noilh of the section line "I didn't have in get too close to know theie was no body alive," he said of the crash. Sheriff Douglas and Okla homa Highway Patrol officers officers said Allen's body was in the pilot's seat and the other body was about 30 feet away near pieces of wreckage. "It was a mess." said Trooper Mel Webb Aviation officials inspect ing the wreckage said they had never seen one so com pletely destroyed. Others investigating includ eri Assistant District Attorney Marshall Warren of Kufaula, Trooper Lloyd Basinger. officials officials of the Federal Avia tion Agency in Tulsa and in- spectators from Sams Flying Service, at Hatbox in Muskogee. Muskogee. Authorities offered no ex planation as to why the plane suddenly dived earthward and crashed, but Highway Patrol spokesmen said it appeared that Allen did not have a 11 cense for twin-engine planes, "I heard it backfire. I look ed up and saw it coming straight down, whirling, and sparks were flying. When I saw it was about to hit the ground I didn't know whether whether to run or what. 'It just hit kerplunk " Robertson, who said the plane was "high up" at perhaps perhaps 2,000 feet when it started started down, called his wife who came out from the house sec onds before it reached the ground. He said he did not know if any wing or tail District Board Meets At City Hall Offices Supervisors of the Checotah Checotah Soil and Water Conservation Conservation District met Tuesday morning in their new location location on the second floor at the City Hall. W. B. Bateman signed as a new cooperator in December on 40 acres The new agreement agreement was approved at the meeting The conservation plan for L. C. Gramlich was revised on 150 acres The following had livestock ponds constructed on then places in December: Andy Hill, Sarah Goudeau, L C. Gramlich. Homer Prater i Bes sie Tabor farm). .1 F Robert son, Doyle Schardi, David Ogden and Homei Stewart Six other ponds weie staked J. M. Thompson had 1 ;i IUTI* of gully sloping done Eighteen cooperators with District were contracted in December by technicians of the Soil Conservation Service and assisted on some phase of their conservation plan as RIM- did, and was being taught to fly the craft. Tioci|iei Whinkett said the |va 11 was repoitedly enroute to McAlester to meet someone someone No fire resulted from the ct ash, and all about the scene was silent within seconds, Robertson said. All remaining of the cabin section and the pilot was clearly exposed before the bodies were removed, officials said, with all the metal covering covering gone and little of the framework left The other body, its legs cut off, lay south of the wreckage wreckage near a seat and a piece of cowling A few bits of the wreckage, wreckage, along with a shoe, were seen scattered about. Big Gas Wells Hit In County During Week Two big gas discoveries were hit in Mcintosh County during the past week, it was reported by drilling contractors. contractors. Tridon Production Co. has confirmed its North Ulan Field discovery of early 1966 southwest of Hanna with the No. IB Burleson, SW NE SW 14-8n-3e. Calculated open flow was 2,941,000 cubic feet a day from Wilcox Sand perforations perforations at 5,093-182 feet. The Union Valley was also tested at 4,180 86 feet. The discovery, Tridon's No. 1 Deo. C SW NE 14, a work- over that stopped at 4,245 feet, tested 3,188,000cubic feet a day. T F Wallace Co. has final- ed No 1 Haggard NW NW NF. 6-12n-16e southwest of Council Hill Field as a gas discovery Atoka perforations at 2.35262 feel made 3,500.000 cubic feet of gas a day. Back in 1955 W O Camp bell drilled the hole to 3,232 feet as a dry hole and Wallace Wallace reentered late In 1966. Onlv the Atoka revealed any poiosity. the other horizons ; testing dry The Wilcox was found at 3.218-32 feet. lights were on, but "1 could j ning and application I . P. Milam Is Dead After Heart Attack Kuneial services for L. P. Milam Jr. 13. were held Tuesday

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  1. The McIntosh County Democrat,
  2. 12 Jan 1966, Wed,
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