FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1957
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"TULSA COUNTY FARM-Su j.ct of " controversy over wheth.r it should b. m.d. into
" puk or sold to get funds to build" county hospit"l, the "'SO.llcr. "Tulsll County fllfO'
is outlin.d in this ..ir view pltoto. The dotted linn endose .. n 80-..cre uu which the
County Commiuion proposes to sell to the highest bidder on July.29. A Ch"mber of C~mmerc.
committee met with cormiuionen todlly to "ttempt to dlliSlolade. the,:" from ~.lIlng
the land. Th. 160 acres enclosed by the huvy linn beyond the dotted I,nes ,s " section of
the f"rm located south of 61~ Street. Support .for the p.ark ~se pl.. n h.. d 9rown tod..y
with EllStuls"ns Inc, opposing the land nle. lAir Photo l:iy Tribune Photogr"pher Royce
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Tries to Divert C·C
Eyes From Counly Farm
By JIM BOID\SACK
Two other possible park
sites were suggested today
by County Commission
Chairman W. V. (Bud) Caffey
in an effort to divert
the eyes of a special Chamber
of Commerce committee
from the county farm
land at 51st St. and Yale
The county official suggesled
the site of , former golf course
at 71lt St. and Sheridlln Rd. and
"Lost City" on the South River
Road from West Tulsa to Sand
Springs as possible park locations.
"You could buy both pieces o.
property for less than the value
plac~d on the county farm." Caffey
lold committee members.
Of Immediate concern to the
Chlmber committee, appointed
i.o consider th~ utilization of the
county farm for park purposes,
Will the cominC' opening or bids
on 80 acres It tbe farm site
which Is set for July 29.
Despiie growing support behind
a resolution in which the
Chamber holM of dlreetors
opined that none of the farm
property .should be sold untll it
Is gIven consideration as a park,
commissioners h a v e remained
firm In their intention to continue
with the proposed sale.
Eastulsan.s Inc., e a s t side
Chamber of Commerce, Thunday
added their request 10 hall sale
proceedings and went on record
III oppo.slng IIle of the Olrm for
residential or commerclai use.
Caffey·, wggestiora were made
at a noon luncheon in the
Firat National Bank and Trult
Co. dlnJn. room wbe.re eommla¥"""
,loners appeared at the IDvlt.1Ioft
of the Chambe.r c:ommlttee headed
by J. W. McLean.
~1cLean d~r1bed the 5esslo..
as , "fact-flndinlf, exploratory
meetinr to aid in Clrrylnlf Ol1t
the Chambe.r boanl direetive."
Th~ commiS$loner $lid both
sites sugi"ested by him hl\'e ~n
before the park board in the put.
He said some 240 acres are lVIIIable
It the nst Street die Ind
said aboUt 2505 acres c:ould be
boUght in "Lost City."
"Th~ natural stolle formations
In that aru should be preserved
as I park," Caffey contended.
··Many generations: 01 TulsIDli
hive used the hills as a picnic
Clffey also revived the commission's
Irgument I that the
money received from the sale 01
tbe farm should be used to belp
obllin I seeond Univenitr HospItal
here such as the one in
He said he realized that a lot
of work would have to be done
before such a hospital were possible,
bUl said he hl5 received
encouragement !rom local doctors.
II~ also sllC'C'e.st~d that the
eounly hom~ and count,. clinic
be operated on the properly
"lth I hospital, If II 'ffer~ ever
As to suggesllons that the
county lease the farm to' the city
undcr a long term contraCl such
as that in whIch the old county
courthouse was transferred, Cdfey
said he didn't want" any mor~
He pointed out the courthouse
lease has been a matter of politIcal
controversy ever sInce the
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