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Here are Ada’s societies and clubs in 1950

Plus "game ball" patent from O-K Manufacturing

Provided by Leland Crouse
January 1950 - The societies and clubs found in Ada were Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter O founded in Ada in 1950; Entre Nous Club; Order of Eastern Star; Twice Ten Art Club; Sorosis Club; Neighborhood Club; Research Club; Ada Garden Club; Junior Civic League; Advance Club; WCTU; Past Presidents Club; Daughters of Union Veterans; Quatre; Pastime; Current Events, and the Zetetic Club.

Jan. 17, 1950  - O-K Manufacturing Company received a patent from the United States Patent office patent No. 2,495, 079 on a “game ball” to William A. Sonnett and William J. Sonnett, both of Ada. The invention pertains to inflatable basket-balls, footballs, volleyballs and the like which, in the general construction, consist of a molded flexible carcass or bladder, made of alternate layers of rubber and fabric, to which a leather or similar covering is adhesively attached.