The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1953 Page: 1 of 12
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN JANUARY 15, 1953
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Bad Fire Causes
Much Damage to
29 County Men
Service In Feb-
Cherokee County has received an
Induction Call for twenty-nine (29)
men to be inducted on February 2,
1953, according to Mr. Felton
Banks, Chairman, Local Board No.
19. This county will have enough
•registrants who are 20 years of
age to fill this call. Forty-two
(42) men will be forwarded for
Armed Forces Physical Examina-
tion on February 3, 1953.
The following men from Cheko-
kee County were inducted into the
Army on January 5, 1953:
James Windle Perry, Rt. 3,
Grand Saline; Harold Lee Wofford,
Rt. 5, Rusk; Ronald Marion Daw-
son, Jacksonville; L. E. Sides, Dial-
ville; James Harold Mason, Rt. 1,
Alto; Doyle Gene Roberson, Rt. 3,
Troup; James Elmer Delaney, Rt.
2, Rusk; Stacy L. Davis, Rt. 4,
James Jackson Hamilton, Rt. 3,
Troup; Howard Ray Clapp, Rt. 1,
Rusk; Titus Lee Ross, Rt. 2, Alto;
Jim Truett Conner, Grand Prairie;
George R. Nelson, Rt. 1, Ponta;
Waymon Dewey Moses, Rt. 2,
Jacksonville; Edmund Vance War-
ren, Rt. 4, Jacksonville; Muriel
Hunter, 740 N. Jackson, Jackson-
ville; Willie Lee Adams, Rt. 4,
Henry Mack Tennison, Rt. 4,
Troup; Bobby Jean Wellborn,
Sweetwater; Willie Lee Taylor, Rt.
4, Troup; Norris Isa Barron, Rt. 2,
Alto; Jim Monroe Meador, 626 IT.
Bolton, Jacksonville; James Naves,
Rt. 3, Jacksonville; Charles Junior
Petty, 419 Cherry St., Jacksonville.
Truman Smith Alexander, Rt. 1,
Rusk; Elijah Eugene Durrett, Rt. 4,
Jacksonville; Jack Junior Dorsett,
Dallas; Edwin Ralph Cumby, Alto;
Joseph Carlie Dillard, Rt. 1, Rusk;
William Harold . Oldham, Wells;
Rossie Black burn, Houston; Leroy
Greenwood,' Rt. 2, Jacksonville;
Miles Frederick Williams, May-
dell e; Walter Lelan Cowan, Rt. 1,
Dices Hinton, Cuney; William
Starkey Stuckcy, Wells; Jack Ken-
neth Richardson, Rt. 2, Alto; Lee
Andrew Polk, Rt. 3, Rusk; Law-
rence Donald Clark, Houston;
Clarence Elbert McMillon, Wells;
Winafred Frazier Nolley, Rt. 4,
Joe Portervent Sessions, Rt. 1,
Alto; Bobby Joe Thompson, Troup;
Albert Wayne Bates, Rt. 3, Troup;
Matthew Roberts, transferred to
Chicago, 111. for induction.
The quiet of Rusk was shattered
Monday, January 12, by seven fire
alarms, according to Mr. Elray
Williams, of the Fire Department.
Five of these alarms resulted
from a series of fires with the
same source. It is believed that a
trash fire near the City Lake set
off a series of fires which burned
over a 500 acre area from the lake
through to the Reklaw highway.
The heavy timber and the high
wind added to the flames which
swept over land belonging to
several different persons, leaving
blackened destruction in its wake.
It was stated that about half of
the timber on seventy-nine acres
which belonged to the city was
Much of the efforts of the fire
department centered around the
new REA storage lot near the lake
and through the efforts the
damage to the poles, transformers,
etc. was slight.
Another alarm led to a fire in
the Doyle Wallace home on Fes-
trial Highway. Very little damage
was done here, however, as the
Department brought the fire under
control after it had burned only
part of a window fan frame.
The other alarm resulted from a
grass fire on the Reklaw Highway
near the Treadwell place.
Mr. Williams stated, "I wish we
could some how help people to
realize the danger of burning
trash on days when the wind is
H. D. Rogers,
9 Years Old,
Must Stand For
State Senator Ottis E. Lock of
Lufkin, representing Cherokee
County in the upper house at Aus-
tin, will hatfe to run for re-election
in two years if he wants his job
back, the UP reported Wednesday.
He was one of the fifteen who
"lost" in drawing capsules sealed
in an envelope from a clear glass
candy jar in Austin Wednesday.
Senators drawing even numbers
got two-year terms while those
who pulled out odd numbers will
serve four years.
The drawing, tirst In more than
20 years, was brought about by the
legislative redisricting of 1051.
As a result of that action, «II
senators started new terms thi«
session. However, the Constitution
provides that half of the member-
ship shall t t 'l CW ,HU"
i wo years
To get the member*hlp eon
Inat wa* neeeaatry.
Funeral services were con-
ducted for Harold Durwood (H. D.)
Rogers, young 9 year old son of
Mrs. Edna Rogers, Sunday, Janu-
ary 11th, at the First Baptist
Church at 3 p. m.
Rev. Lonnie H. Webb, pastor of
the church, officiated, assisted by
Rev. Myers Curtis, pastor of the
First Methodist Church. Mr. J. E.
Hamilton sang "Gathering Buds,"
iccompanicd by Mrs. Evelyn Dot-,
son at the organ. The choir
presented several other numbers.
The youth's death came as a
shock to the town of Rusk. He
was very active in Cub Scout work,
faithful member of his Sunday
School Class, and loved by all who
He is survived by his mother,
Mrs. Edna Rogers, one sister, Sarah
Nell Rogers, his grandparents, Mr.
N. L. Dominey of Alto and Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Rogers of Alto.
Burial was in Cedar Hill Ceme-
Pallbearers were Dr. W. E.
Gabbert, Burnell Stovall, Jerry
Elliott, J. C. Gentry, James Smith
and Ellis Manning.
Funeral arrangements were by
Wallace Funeral Home.
Building In Rusk
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Flu Hits City,
School Is Not
Hurt Bad Yet
Mr. J. H. Forster, above left, is shown receiving a Boy Scout
Plaque in recognition of his untiring efforts in Scouting work. Present-
ing the emblem is Lloyd Pipes, on behalf of Jim Polk, District Scout
Representative of this area.
(Continued on Page 7)
Jury Is Selected To Hear Case
Involving Damage Suit Here
To Plan Bar-B-Q
For Jr Hi Boys
The Rusk Quarternack Club will
meet at Quinton's Monday night,
January 19th at 7 p. m.
The purpose of the meeting will
bo to work out the details for a
barbecue for the Jr. High Foot-
hall team, according to O. M.
All members are urged to at
"Treaty Oak" In Aw*tln Tt>*
jiM averted tiy thi Ameilcan
Foiwty AmoaUtlwi aa tha moat
perfect apeetrntn of a tree In
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Rotary Club Is
Rubinoff, who appeared in Rusk
recently under the sponsorship of
the Rusk Rotary Club, expressed
his appreciation to the club and
said that he was highly pleased
with his visit to this city.
He praised the club for its effo-
rts in bringing outstanding en-
tertainment to the community as
one of the club's community pro-
Mr. Pete Musslewhite, President
of the club, said, "A man who
will get up at four in the morning
and drive 200 miles to put on three
school assemblies, a matinee, and
an evening performance in a small
community gets my vote as a reg-
ular fellow. Such interest surely
shows that he believes in the
youth of the nation."
At the regular Wednesday meet-
ing of the Rusk Rotary Club, Dr.
C. L. Jackson spoke on the history
of Mental Institutions. He pointed
out that more progress has been
made in the treatment of those
mentally ill since 1920 than before.
L. C. Coats and R. C. Buckner
of Jacksonville, Mr. Warren of
Greggtovvn, and Mr. Leach of Long-
view were guests at the meeting.
Truman Huggins introduced Har-
lan Crawford the new Junior Ro-
tarian for the month of January.
On January 14th, Don Jenkins
was in charge of the program and
introduced "Stars of Tomorrow",
Linda Ray Williams, Bobbie Banks.
Donna Jenkins, and Judy Banks.
March Of Dime
Dance To Be Held
Here January 21st
A big March of Dimes dance
will be staged at the American
Legion Hall in Rusk Wednesday
night, January 21st, from 9:30 to
12 p. m.
The Cherokee Ramblers will
provide the music, and there will
be no admission charge.
"All we ask, is that everyone
attending give to the March of
Dimes Drive," said Dr. Chus. M.
According to A. C. Jenkins,
District Clerk, the jury has been
selected to heat the case Clyde
Doss, et ux, Plaintiff, vs. Herrin
Transportation Company, et al,
This case involves a suit for
damages totaling $41,045 and court
costs, growing out of an automo-
bile accident at the Forest Road
intersection with the Alto-Wells
highway on or about June 28, 1952.
This accident resulted in the
deaths of three boys.
Jijrors selected are: Morris E.
Cameron, New Summerfield, J.
Z. Wallace Reklaw, Lewis Verbick,
Ausk, W. E. Carter, Rusk.
Jim Selman, Alto, .John Clardy,
Ponta; W. O. Partin, Troup, W. B.
Harrell, Rusk, Elbert Smith, Rusk,
Lionel Newman, Rusk, and Robert
L. Lugenbuhl, Jacksonville.
The jury adjourned immediate-
ly following its selection and was
to reconviene Wednesday morn-
at 9:00, at which time testimonies
wore to begin.
Eleven indictments were made
by the Court in its first 1953 ses-
sion. The five disclosed thus far
6859, State of Texas vs. Thur-
man Bruce Chapman, Defendant,
charged with DWJ, second of
6861, State of Texas vs. James
O. Clakeley, Defendant, charged
with DWI, second offense; '
6865, State of Texas vs. Wayne
Walker, Emanuel Kemp, J. W.
Kemp, Defendants, charged with
Theft of a hog;
6860, State of Texas vs. Doyle
Wallace, Defendant, charged with
DWI, second offense;
6869, State of Texas vs. Bernice
Franklin Green, Defendant, charg-
ed with DWI, second offense.
One divorce suit was tried dur-
ing the Monday, January 12, ses-
sion. It is case 19435, filed No-
vember 26, 1952, Frances Anthony,
Plaintiff, vs. Vertree Anthony,
Defendant. The divorce was
Mr. Jenkins stated that there are
no capitol criminal cases pending.
"The New Look"
The Ruak Cherokeean haa the
"New Look" thin week. A new
face ot type has been Installed on
the linotype marhlne.
Talk By Luman
The speaker at the Kiwanis pro-
gram on Tuesday at Smith's Cafe
was Kiwanian Luman Holman from
Jacksonville. Mr. Holman is form-
er Governor of Texas-Oklahoma
District and is now the Interna-
tional Committeeman for the Sup-
port of Churches and their Spirit-
ual Aims in Zone 1.
His talk covered the following
nine objectives of Kiwanis Inter-
national for 1953: (1) Champion
individual opportunity, competi-
tive capitalistic enterprise, and
freedom of information; (2) Work
for limitation and equalization of
all taxation; (3) Support respon-
sible collective bargaining, free
from government coercion; (4)
Vitalize essential civil and na
tional defense programs; (5) Pro-
claim our Canada-United States re-
lationship as pattern for World
peace; (6) Sponsor well-planned
safety programs; (7) Develop our
natural resources through sound
conservation practices; (8) Demand
the enactment and enforcement of
stringent narcotic laws; and (9)
Expand all Kiwanis services to
youth, homes, churches and
The motto of Kiwanis for 1953 is
FREEDOM—O U R SACRED
Has Big Two Day
Showing, New Car
For the first time in history,
Chevrolet had a two-day showing,
introducing the 1953 series, Janu-
ary 9th and 10th at Lec-McCar-
roll Chevrolet in Rusk.
Coffee and do-nuts were served
to approximately 1,500 guests who
came to look over the new car.
They were also entertained at the
"Little Theatre" at Lee- McCar-
roll's showing two films, one by
"The public received the 1953
series with much enthusiasm,"
stated Lewis R. McCarroll. "The
guests were high in their praise of
this year's line, and all unanimous-
ly agreed that it is a wonderful
car," said Mr. McCarroll.
The epidemic of influenza that
is rampaging over Texas has
taken its toll of citizens in Rusk
and area. The Rusk Memorial Hos-
pital is operating full every day,
and the doctors of this city are
working night and day to take care
of their patients.
To top oft the "flu" epidemic,
quite a few children are showing
up with the mumps, and a few
have come down with the measles.
Curtis MeLeod, principal of
Rusk High School, says that the
number of absentees are up, but
the situation is not alarming yet.
The average is not quite 10% of
the total enrollment.
Word comes that a few child-
ren in the elementary school have
the mumps, in addition to the
"The situation is not alarming
yet," said Mr. McLeod. "It will
take an increase oí between 20'/.
to 25 '/o absent before we will
close down school."
Many students who were absent
Friday and Monday have already
returned to class. These replace
those who are dropping out every
Building permits in Rusk hit an
all time high, according to I. ft.
Aufricht, city secretary. His of-
fice has issued permits for
$309,500 in construcUon in this
city. This figure compares with
$88,000 for last year.
This figure does not include
the nearly one million dollars in
construction that is taking place*
at the Rusk State Hospital now.
nor does it include the million
and a half dollar construction at
the Sheffield Iron Ore Benefica-
tion Plant, located just outside
the city limits.
1952 was really a good year for
Rusk. This city registered by far
greater gains in construction than
any other city in this section of
the state with the possible excep-
tion of Tyler and Longview. Its
growth far exceeded any other
city of comparable size in East
Texas, and unofficial estimates
show Rusk to be one of the fastest
growing citics in Texas.
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Rusk Lions Club
To Sponsor Big
Circus Here Soon
The Rusk Lions Club will spon-
sor a big circus Thursday, April
9th. according to Dr. Chas. M.
Pearee, president of the eiub
The final detalla were worked
out with bailey Hroa. elrcua Tuea-
•lay night to stage the ahow at
líit Hodeo Grounds Matinee will
at H p in . and the evening per
laat uver 1 hour*,
the big T IM
Huw will gu
John ('. Ilox, Jr., and Orvan
R, Jones announce the formation
of a partnership for the general
practice of l w, effective date,
January 1st. Their offices will be
located In the Texas Hank and
Trust Co, building In Jacksonville
Mr Ho* has been praetlelnil law
In Jacksonville for some twenty
years. Mr. Jone* ha* Ju*t eon
eluded two term* as County At
tornay of Thence County
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Two cases, which were filed
recently with the County Clerk's
office, were heard this week, ac-
cording to the Clerk, Mr. Elma
Musiek, Jr., and judgements were
entered in the Criminal Docket.
In case 14463, filed January 5,
Regina I Carter was charged with
Driving While Intoxicated. The
Defendant waived trial by jury and
pleaded guilty as charged, and the
court, after hearing the evidence
submitted, found the defendant
guilty and assessed his punish-
ment at a fine of $100 and costs.
Lou Jacobs, Defendant in case
14462, filed January 3, was also
charged with Driving While In-
toxicated. Defendant pleaded
guilty and punishment was asses-
sed at a fine of $100.00 and costs.
Birds Run Over
Elkhart Tues.; §]
To Play M'Dville
Rusk's high flying Eagles con-
tinued their rampage through Dls
trict 19-A with a convincing 61-32
win over Elkhart Tuesday night
This was the Bird's 3rd win In di
trict competition. They have
romped over Trinity, Grapeland
Coach Elmer "Hotdog" Thomp
son's feathered flock face* their
big test when they collide with the
pre season favorite for the chant
pionship, MadiuonvUle, Friday
nluht, MudUonville won their
didrlcl AA championship land
year, and have moot of thi* team
back. Narly prediction* picked
MadUonvllle. Hu k and Luvelady,
In that rd r, hi tight it out for
Hiiuth Awt#fU>a I# whlar «I *1 *
puliat than U Sa* ' \
Baptists of District 11 will moet
for their annual Convention at the
First Baptist Church of Crockett
on January 20, according to the
President, Dr. Porter M. Bailes of
The morning session will begin
at 10:00 a. m. with Professor Wil-
liam Whceles, Nacogdoches, Rev.
Roy O. Fincher, dawson, Rev. W.
E. Vaughn, Crockett, Rev. Vera on
G. Garrett, Jacksonville, Dr. H.
D. Bruce, East Texas Baptist Col-
lege and Rev. Lee Taylor Daniel
of theTexas Baptist Convention
as participants in the program.
Rev. James Ray Roach of Over-
ton, Rev. Don Turner, Mrs. Glenn
Fluker, Mr. L. C. Hester and Rev.
W. L. Shuttlesworth of Tyler, will
take part in the afternoon session.
Others in this session will be Rev.
Morris Roberts, Dallas, Rev. Ves-
ter E. Wolber,, Livingston, Rev.
Martin Wedge, Tyler, Mrs. F. D.
Coppin, Rev. M. B. Carroll of Hen-
derson, and Dr. J. I. Cartlidge of
The evening session will begin
at 6:00 p. m., and Rev. D. H. Bon-
ner of Athens, Rev. J. Carroll Ch-
adwick of Center, Rev. Frank Bur-
ress of Jacksonville, and Mr. Shcl-
or A. Edmiston will be on the pro-
The evening session will be
climaxed with a message by Mr.
He r m o n Compan, a native of
Southern Rhodesia, Africa. He is
a student in East Texas Baptist
Many of the pastors of Chero-
kee County, representing one
Association of eight in the District,
are planning to attend this Con-
January 31 Is
Paying Poll Tax
All Eligible citizens of Cherokee
County are reminded that Janu-
ary 31 is the deadline for paying
(hi-; year's poll tax, announced
Alex Black, County Tax Assessor-
To date, approximately 800 per-
sons have paid. This year's total
is expectpd to l>e about one half
of la«t year's all time hliih of
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1953, newspaper, January 15, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149954/m1/1/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.