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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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Thursday, September 19, 1968
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"VOLUME NINETY-THREE EUFAULA. McINTOSH COUNTY, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 1968 NO. 7 THE LOOKOUT! Scientist are beginning to wonder what overcrowding will do to people. Will it make them irritable and eventually drive the poor humans crazy. They argue that overcrowding drives lemmings into hurling themselves into the North Sea at Sweden ' and drowning, and that mice, when crowded into a small box, will destroy each other. Such a problem is facing our major cities, and in no area is the crowding much worse than Wall Street, at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. New skyscrapers are going up, and one twin structure will shoot 110 stories into the air. They are even reclaiming land from the Hudson and East Rivers. Just a few places near Wall Street are sacred from builders. One is little Trinity Church, whose spire shadows the cemetery where Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton are buried. * * * More and more I feel that it is good practice to let children ride bicycles on streets. They should, however, go slow and watch per destrians. It is much safer for the youngsters than battling cars. * * * More and more ranchers are feeding cattle minerals with their feed that, kill insects such as ticks and horseflies, when they suck the blood, which contains the poison. Cattlemen dread the horseflies as much as almost any insects. And timber flies can make things uncomfortable for humans. * • • The big bumble-bee-like insects you see in pastures with cattle, say experts, asp not bees "but fly-catchers ,and cattle know and like them. Theyxwill pounce on a horsefly and make off with it. Ask Ditty Yarbrough about his experience with them. When the fly-catchers move in, the flies diminish. * * * There have been incidents in Eufaula, over recent months, of diners at cafes breaking out windows in cafes and climbing out, to keep from paying for their food. Nice people we have with us,— ; at times. And my, how the cafe owner would, like to be outside the window with a ball bat, as they- crawled out backwards. * » * Some fifty years or more ago many people 1 neglected marking the graves at the Eufaula cemetery. Now grave-digging crews sometimes dig into graves and have to move over. Read the last chapter of Hamlet about the same always practiced a fine thing, not yard. * * + Wilful .wastes makes woeful want. Ben Franklin said that. We know a lady in Eufaula who has always practiced a fine thing, not only for economy but conservation of water,—a practice that might be valuable in years to come, as water becomes scarcer. When letting'the water run to reach the hot water stage, she lets it run into a kitchen utensil and pours in on her flowers, garden or yard. This editorial is from the Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman, and it speaks for itself: They picked it up from a Chicago daily newspaper columnist. See what you think of what it says: "Like most taxpayers, I'm sick of lazy people who draw fat checks for doing nothing. Why should we subsidize the sloth? Why shoul we pay for their babies? Why should we pick up the] tab for their expensive liquor,' their color TV sets, their rich foods, their Cadillacs? Should the dole become a way of life?" That's really laying it on those lazy, undeserving welfare recipients in the big cities, you say. Still, you agree that's about the way you feel, too. But that writer isn't talking about city people on the government dole. "I'm talking about the biggest mooch of them all," he writes, "the American farmer in the south and southwest part of the country." The columnist goes on for about 500 words blasting the thousands of farmers who get government checks for $50,000 to $999,999, "not to grow things/* as he says. Don't waste any time or energy cussing the uninformed daily newspaper people. It won't do two cents worth of good. Just be assured that the Chicago writer's words, along with those of hundreds of others from the big cities, are going to bring about a change in the present govern' znent farm program. Community Concerts Membership Drive Ends September 28 The Community Concert membership, drive is in full swing, according to an announcement made herethis week. Renewal memberships should be in to headquarters by Wednesday, Sep-, tember 25. New memberships may be purchased until Saturday, September 28. Adult memberships are $10.00 for the season. Student memberships are $4.00. Four delightful concerts are in store for McAlester area members; Tickets may be used in re- ciprosity at other nearby Community Concerts: Muskogee, Tulsa, Fort Smith, Durant, and others. ••• . Already booked for the : season are the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, for October 22, and Duke Ellington and his orchestra in the Spring. Two other outstanding attractions will be chosen at the close of the drive. Admission to the concerts is by membership only. No tickets will be sold after the close of the membership drive September 28. Eufaula area directors of the Community Concerts are Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elza Smith, phone 689-2252 or 689-3370. Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Smith are Mr .and Mrs. Dean Parkhurst, 689-3134; Miss Eva Burns, 689-2390; Mrs. Roger Otis, Longtown Estates; and Miss Mary Ellen Davis, 689-2145. Interested parties may contact one of the above mentioned for membership, or any further information. Court Records Filings in Court Clerk's Office COUNTY CRIMINAL Hershel Eugene McBride, and Wayne Lee Wimmer, conjointly: Burglary, 2nd degree. Pleaded not guilty. Bond set" at $2500.00 Argle James Clark: Omitting to provide for minor child. Warrant issued. Jackson James, Jr., McAlester: Reckless driving. Fine $50.00 and costs. Alton E. Ricks, Sulphur: Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Fine $125 and costs. Roman Butler, Okla. City: Omitting to provide for minor children. Warrant issued. "Tasting Luncheon" at Methodist Church Here October 8 A "tasting luncheon", sponsored by the women of: the First United Methodist Church, is planned for Tuesday, October 8j from 11 a. m. until 2 p. m., in the church's Fellowship Hall. All families of Eufaula and its rieigh-. boring communities are invited. Tickets will be on sale beginning this week in several downtown stores or may be purchased at the door. The luncheon will feature new and different versions of everyday foods plus many original dishes and a few foreign ones. The menu will include every course from appetizers to desserts. At the close of the luncheon, orders will be taken for those who wish to purchase any of the recipes they have tasted. These recipes will also be added .to a cookbook which the Methodist ladies are preparing for publication in the near future. Anyone wishing further information about the luncheon may contact either Mrs. E. J. Riddle, 689-3296, or Mrs. Roy Fisher, 689-2343. A nursery will be provided during the luncheon hours. BerlB. Brown, 81 Dies At Stidham Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Saturday, September 14 for Berl B. Brown, 81, who died at the family home at Stid ham, September 11, with an ap parant heart attack. Reverend Willis Downum of Barnsdall con ducted graveside services, with burial in the Moore Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Brown of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Acprd and Mrs. >Dru Dealt Herps of Louisr ville, Kentucky, and Mrs. Alice Gay Hill of Stidham; two sons, Freeman Brown of Arvin, Cali fornia, and Lowell Brown of the home; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Classroom Telephone APPLICATION FOR BEVERAGE LICENSE: Helen Grant, 117 North Main, Checotah. DISTRICT CIVIL:— Richard E. Smay VS Eugene E. Anderson: Foreign judgment. Miller, Brackett, Wilson and Granger, attorneys. MARRIAGE LICENSES:— Johnnie Lee Moore, 18, Muskogee and Teresa Lynn Graham, 15, Canadian. Stanley S. Clark, 19, Saper, Okla., and Neomi Ruth Dawson, 20, Eufaula. DIVORCES ASKED:— Wanda Reynolds from Herman Gene Reynolds. Kenneth W, Lackey, attorney. Personalized License Tags Available R, T. Willis, local Tag Agent, announces this week that application blanks for personalized license plates are available at his office on South Main Street. For additional information on the tost, and remaining time to apply for the personalized tags; inquire at the local tag office. It was bound to happen, as we pointed out dozens of times while the present farm program," with all its direct payments, was being put together. Politicians from cities simply will not coninue to support a program that involves substantial payments to farmers. A shift needs to begin now toward a plan that will put emphasis on the market for farm production as the major source of farm income support. ' ;-'*>/*• ^ COLUMN HILL COUNTRY HUMOR —From Lions Magazine Mother to son: "I don't care if the basement wall is cracking. Quit telling people you come from a broken home. Past Voting Record, 1968 Guide Locally? Which of the presidential candidates will residents of Mcintosh County favor in the forthcoming election? Will their party; preferences, as expressed at the polls in previous national elections; indicate how they will vote this time? While there is no sure guide as to how much fence jumping will take place in November, some important light On the subject is shed in a nationwide study, based on thousands of personal interviews, conducted by the Survey Research Center of. the University of Michigan. It shows that once a voter makes his choice of a political party - - and this usually occurs before age 30 - - he generally sticks to it for life, Only one out of five switches-jthereafter. This, accordiiffe to the study, has been the* most important single influencefin our elections. Do these general observations apply in Mcintosh County and, if so, to what extent? With respect to the last three presidential elections, the local vote for the major party candidates was as follows: In 1964, 1,428' were for the Republican and 3,497 for the Democrat. In 1960 it was 2,221 Republican and 2,185 Democrat and, in 1956, 2,149 Republican and 2,728 Democrat. Combing the results of those elections, the Republicans collected at total of 5,798 votes and the Democrats, 8,410. That count .shows that the Republicans have been receiving 41 percent of the major party vote to 59 percent for the Democrats. In thfe state of Oklahoma as a whole, the Republicans garnered 53 percent of the votes cast for the two prties and the Democrats, 47 percent. The question r ,that arises, with this year's election, is whether history will, repeat itself. Will Weather Picture Br Mrs. Martha Daniels • Lake Eufaula level — 582.43 Power pool level 585.00 ft (Feet above sea level) (Weather read each a.m. at 8 for previous 24 hours.) Thursday, Sept.' 12 Friday, Sept. 13 Saturday, Sept. 14 Sunday, Sept. 15 _ Monday, Sept. 16 . Tuesday, Sept, 17 . Wednesday, Sept. H 84 83 72 .__ 75 __ 92 90 18, 85 I 56 55 59 64 67 67 51 RAINFALL: Monday, 16th, .25, Tuesday, 17th, 1.04 RAINFALL Total 1.34 MAY TOTAL 10.80 . JUNE TOTAL 5.60 JULY TOTAL 4.82 AUGUST TOTAL 5.42 - Pastor, to congregation, as the ushers prepared to pass the collection plate: "You good people must realize that salvation has gone up in price, too. Does the telephone have place in a classrOom? Yes, says Mrs. Helen Pitts, school consultant for Southwes tern Bell. She knows dozens of ways -a telephone can be applied to classroom situations. Her job is to furnish teaching aids to elementary and secondary schools and show teachers how to use them. These services are available at no charge to some 494 public, private and parochial schools in Southwestern Bell's eastern Oklahoma division which includes Eufaula. As a part of her duties, Mrs. Pitts supervises "Telezonia," an elementary school program that provides teaching materials related to the basic use of the telephone. Joe Froehle, manager for Southwestern Bell, said that through this program, "students learn, how to dial calls, how to practice courtesy on the telephone and how to use the phone to get help in an emergency. Another program directed by Mrs. Pitts is "Teletraining;" Aimed at junior and senior high classesi Teletraining helps students learn to communicate better and shows them practical applications of the telephone on the job., ••• "In junior high schools," Froehle said, "the instructional program is used: primarily to help students improve dictiOn, speech and use of the English language. In high schools,- it is used in business classes such as cooperative office education and distributive education. Here; students get- experience in using the phone in realistic job situations. For example, they learn how to deal with irate customers on the telephone." Finally, Mrs. Pitts directs a program for senior, high physics, chemistry and biology classes. Secondary science teachers are : offered teaching aids devised by the Bell Telephone Laboratories; research and development unit of the Bell System. "Understanding Computers" is the subject of; science'teaching aid to be offered this fall. For the Telezonia and Tele- training; programs, the telephone company lends: each school a Teletrainer, The device contains two working phones and a control set that produces dial tones, busy signals and rings the phones. Heavy rainfall Sunday night and Monday, totaling 1.34 inches, added lustre to the farm-ranching picture in Oklahoma. Hail and wind accompanied the Sunday evening rain to the north of Eufaula, but no damage was marked up in the county. The rain preceded a cool front thi>t moved out to the east. High temperature for the week was 92 Monday, and low was 51 Wednesday morning. Lake level was 582.43. Row crops in Oklahoma developed favorably with small rainfall in some areas. Eighteen percent of the 96 mature acres of corn has been harvested with generally good yields. , Cotton rates 81 percent good with nearly all fields setting bolls and five percent with bolls opening. A small acreage has been harvested. The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay is two-thirds complete, and three-fifths of the acreage left for seed has been harvested; Pastures and ranges held fairly steady in most areas, but thous- voters maintain party loyalty, for'ands of cattle are going to mar- the most part, • or -will special considerations this year bring big shifts? Much depends upon, what the report calls the "volatile voting behavior of independents" and upon the WVz million young people who will be old enough to cast their first votes for a president. In Mcintosh County, approximately 1,140 of these newcomers, who were too young to vote in the 1964 election, have now reached the qualifying age. Community Action Foundation Meeting In Court House Monday A meeting of the Executive Comittee of the Mcintosh Community Action Foundation has been scheduled for Monday, September 23, 1968 at 2:00 p. m. in the office of Judge Matthews at the County Court House. Membership of this committee is: Judge Madeline Matthews, the three County Commissio'ners, Jerlena D. King, R. I; West, Amos Deo, Arthur Hunter, and ! William E. Smith. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the Community Action Program is cordially welcomed to attend. GROW WITH EUFAULA—BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE kets, Grasses are still -providing ample grazing although the cool nights have slowed growth. Livestock showed little change from the previous week. Stock water is adequate in all areas, The David Spirlock's Complete Courses at Oklahoma State Tech Mr. and Mrs. David Spirlock graduated from Oklahoma State Tech on Thursday, September 5, 1968. Spirlock (Tony) completed the Diesel Mechanics course, and Mrs. Spirlock (Vada) completed the Secretarial Key Punch courses. Spirlock was listed on the Registrar's Honor Roll, having maintained a 3.0 rating during his entire enrollment. Mrs. Spir­ lock was listed on the Director's Honor Roll,' having maintained a 3-5 rating during her entire enrollment. She also received a •PHT' (Pushing Hubby Thrdugh) Award, the General Education Subjects Award, and a plaque for the Outstanding Student of the graduating class. Those attending the gradua tion from Eufaula were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Spirlock, Mr. and+—=* Mrs. Houston Turner and Can dace. Mr. and Mrs., Spirlock and Sheryl will be at home at 3218 Norwalk, in Dallas, Texas where they will be employed. County Voters Stay From Polls ' One of the lightest votes in history was tabulated Tuesday as less than 800 voters balloted. Only two candidates were voted on, in the Corporation Commission race, where Bill Nigh led Charles Nesbitt 425 to 337. No local races were on the ballot for the runoff primary. On the Republican Corporation Commission side, I. E. Chenoweth had 19 votes to 14 for Harry Johnson. The Voting oh the state questions was: : Question 441 (court reform) — Yes 208, No 535. Question 443 (free port —Yes 403, No 289. Question 454 (truth in lending) —Yes 561, No 175. Question 455 (corporations) — Yes 295, No 361. Question 458 (stock repeal) — Yes 298, No 344. Question 459 (jury trial) —: Yes 373, No 283, Johnny Tiger's One Man Art Show Begins September 22 The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee will feature Johnny Tiger's One-Man Art Show, beginning Sunday, September 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The show will be on display for two weeks, and ends the summer series of two - week shows. Tiger won first place in the Seminole Division, (his first competitive show), at the First Annual Five Civilized Tribes Indian Artists Exhibition last October and November. Tiger grew up in Eufaula andj Muskogee, and is the brother of the late artist, Jerome Tiger. Lewis Timothy, 62 Dies In Accident Eufaula Faces First B Class Test Friday With a dazzling 30-8 victory at Bristow 1 last Friday evening safer ly tucked under their belts, the Eufaula Ironheads are preparing to invade Vian Friday evening in their first Class B test. Although in another district, the Ironheads must meet the Vian district on the way to a state crown, having played them, twice last year,—Eufaula winning both times. Lucious Selmon, Noah Palmer and Jackie Bedford furnished, the offensive fireworks at Bristow; last week running up huge yardage, including a 24-yard scamper by Bedford, End Barnett intercepted three Bristow passes to aid in setting: up touchdowns. The concensus of most fans was that Eufaula prev sented a balanced attack, — that might well be at least on a par with the 1967 Ironheads that lost to Newkirk in the semi-finals last year. Lacking the individual stars of last year in the lme,— lost by graduation — the entire front wall looks solid. Coches Paul Bell and assistant Larry Mendenhall, are expected to counter with much the same starting lineup this week.. The Vian Wolverines broke a four-game losing streak Friday night at Vian, winning 28-7 after a 6-6 halftime tie. ; Left halfback Leo Choate scored three touchdowns on runs of one, 70 and 89 yards. The 89-yard effort was an interception for the final touchdown. ••' Vian held Talihina to a small 5 yards rushing, and made 12 1st downs to 5 for: Talihina, and 455 yards rushing. " Talihina led in passing 95 to, 12 yards, with 8 completions for Talihina and 1 for Vian. The Wolverines received 151 yards in Rgnalties.tq 51 for.Talihina. Noah Palmer'se one yard run, Lucious Selmon's two yard burst gave Eufaula two touchdowns in the Funeral services for Lewis !?°° n £ quarter. Palmer passed to Timothy, 62, were held il^^^^^^^ at 2:00 p. m. m the Okfuskee In- | The Ironheads closed the scoring dian Church with Reverend John D. Mcintosh officiating. Born at Pierce, Timothy died Friday night in an accident involving a train. He was a retired construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Eufaula; four sons, Lewis Jr., of Houston, Texas, Johnny Dean with the U.S. Marines in South Vietnam, and Noah and Mose, both of Sequoyah School; five daughters, Ella Mae Stanley of Bylas, Arizona, Ellie Smith of Mendota, California, Mary Nell in the final period with a Palmer end run. Randy Phillips ran 14 yards for Bristow's TD. Bobby Todman caught a.Phillips pass for the conversion. •Eufaula made 11 firstdowns to 9 for Bristow, and 200 yards rushing to 63 for the Creek county boys. Eufaula attempted four passes for 29 yards and Bristow completed nine . of 27 attempts for 76. Eufaula was penalized 75 yards to 57 for Bristow, and lost one fumble while Bristow was losing none., Aside from the victory, one of Buie of Warner, and Stella Faye £ S&^J^fi ^ .... . ir «oir„ii T«^+U,V+« *° Bristow was the treatment ac- Timothy of Haskell Institute,. corded the ^ataria, fans. The an- Lawrence, Kansas, and .Lisa Pena nouncer gave a fine report on Eu- of Oklahoma City; a brother, Jesse, and a sister, Wannah Timothy both of Okmulgee; and 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Okfuskee Cemetery with Kelley Funeral Home in charge. Rudy Piepgrasses Home From Africa Rev. and Mrs. Rudy Piepgrass, missionaries from Kaduna, North Nigeria, Africa, are back in the States on: furlough, visiting in the area with relatives and friends.-They were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Berlin Jackson, Wednesday.; faula and its history and traditions, and made the Mcintosh county group feel welcome. EUFAULA . IRONHEADS 1968 Football Schedule Home Games' Begin 7:30 p.m. EUFAULA 30. BRISTOW 8 'September 20 Eufaula vs Vian _•!_• There HONOR GRADUATES at Oklahoma State Tech/ Okmulgee for the summer trimester totaled 86 out of the 260 who completed vocational-technical study September 5. Among those receiving special honors for above, average grades include,. left to right: Garry L. Ford, McAlester, Registrar's Honor'Roll; Vada Spirlock, Eufaula* Director's Honor Roll; Wm. C. Cook, Calvin, Director's Honor Roll. Vernon Long Found Guilty, Cattle Theft Vernon Long, 1 45, was found guilty here Monday in the court of District Judge Robert E. Bell of the January 23, 1968, theft of six cows from W. B. Bateman of Checotah. , Long's trial was the first of seven criminal cases scheduled to be tried during a two-week civil and criminal docket here. He is to be tried during this court term on a charge of disposing mortgaged "cattle. A Henryetta bank claims' they Had a mortgage on thirty head of animals sold by Long. ! Long received three years, and is to be sentenced October 1. NOTICE! $100 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and comic tion of lb* pjartfguiltr of the theft of the bicycle, tricycle, toys and clothe* of • BUI Blirion, Eu* faula Heights. Call 619-2150. — September 27 Eufaula vs Checotah _~There October 4 Eufaula vs Heavener* There October 11 Eufaula vs -Fort Gibson — Here • •• October 18 : Eufaula vs Wilburton* Here October 25 Eufaula vs Talihina* Here November 1 Eufaula vs Atoka — Here November 8 Eufaula vs Hartshorne* 1_ Here November IS Eufaula vs Stigler, There * Denotes, Conference Games First Game September 13 First Home Game October 11 Rev. W. L. Williams Feted On Anniversary An '"appreciation, service w;as held at. the , Dickerson Chapel, A. M. E. Church here at 3:0O P. M., September 15, for Reverend and Mrs, W. L. .Williams' on their fifteenth aruUyersary as pastor A >1 the cnurch. THe;s^.ryice : was sponsored'.by, Mrs. D./X. Alexander. , " ^ The Williams express grateful appreciation I for the ho^^ b£r stowed on them.

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