The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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AN ESTIMATED 13,000 PEOPLE WELlS
READ THIS PUBLICATION, BASED
ON CIRCULATION FIGURES
TEXAS' OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ESTABLISHED AS THE PIONEER JULY 5, 184S
Serving The Great Trading Areas of Rusk And Cushing
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN JANUARY 22, 1953
Senator Lock Is
Of Finance Comm
Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey has an-
nounced the appointment of Sena-
tor Ottis E. Lock of Lufkin as
Chairman of the important Senate
Senator Loqk's district includes
Cherokee County and eight other
East Texas counties.
The amount of money appro-
priated by the Legislature de-
termines the level of state taxes
•which makes the Finance Commit-
tee Chairman a key official in
state government. '
Lock, a tall, friendly lawyer
and former school teacher, earned
the promotion to the chairmanship
after doing yeoman service as a
member of the committee last
He is considered in capitol cir-
cle;! as being a personal friend of
both Ramsey and Governor Allan
Jñ (accepting the appointment,
Senator Lock said he Would sup-
port adequate funds for essential
services but that lie would contest
waste and extravagance wherever
he fqund it so that state taxes may
be held to an absolute minimum.
Also, he was' hained a member
A meeting of all the citizens of
Rusk has been called for Friday
night, January 23rd, in the Dis-
trict Court Room at 7:30 p. m.
"This is perhaps the most im_
portant meeting that has ever been
called in Rusk. From the accom-
plishments of this meeting can
come one of the biggest steps
forward that Rusk has ever made,"
said Bill Vining, who will act as
chairman at the meeting.
Every merchant,,property owner,
and individual interested in the
continued growth and develop-
ment of Rusk is urged to attend
this highly important meeting.
Dairymen Of Co.
To Flan Work
For Coping Year r
The Dairymen of Cherokee Coun
tv will meet in the County Court
Room, Thursday night, January
22, 7:30 p. rn. to discuss feed pro-
duction plans for 1953.
Dairymen of the County con-
structed .22 trench Silos in 1952,
storing 5,300 tons silage. This
silage has helped maintain a good
milk flow, according to T. Metz
He aid, County Agent. Reports
come in every day tp this effect,
says Mr. Ileald
Paving Program Gets 0. K.
At Council MeetaUg Tuesday
Increase In Past Year
"Unavoidable Accident" Returned
In District Court Action Saturday
According to the County Agent,
of "the committee"* th¡t "con¡id¡r>|^s ^r's goal has been set at 20;
tax bills, State Affairs'-, which giVes
him one of the top éommittee as-
signments in the Senate.
In addition to Finance and State
Affair's, Senator Lock was ap-
pointed to the following- commit-
tees: Banking} Congressional Dis-
tricts; Constitutional Amendments;
Highways and Motor Traffic; Inter-
State Cooperation; Judicial Dis-
tricts; Nominations of the Gover-
nor; Oil, Gas and Conservation;
Water Rights, Irrigation and
000 tons. Not only dáirymén but
beef cattle men arg beginning to
see the value of the feed for beef
cáttle, he pointed out. *
A Dairy and Beef Cattle Com„
mittee will be set up Thursday
night to plan the over-all program
of feed storage and production, for
1953. Some of the bankers of the
County jvill serve on the committee
as well as the dairy planik
Be In Rusk
On Thursday, January 22, the
monthly Workers Conference of
Cherokee County Baptist Associa_
tion will meet with the First
Baptist Church of Rusk, according
to the pastor Rev. Lonnie H.
Rev. Frank Bun-ess, moderator
of the Association, will preside at
the meeting which will bepi,n at
10:00 a. m. and continue until
2:00 in the afternoon.
On the program will be F. E.
Fluker of the First Baptist Church
of Mixon, who will tell about the
recent Evangelistic Conference
held in San Antonio, Rev. Webb,
Rev. J. Bruce Ousley of Alto, and
Rev. Donald GrolUmund, pastor
oí the Sunset Ave. Baptist Church
In Jacksonville will bring the
eleven o'clock message after spec-
ial music which will be furnished
by the First Baptist Church oí
Lunch will be served by the
ho-t church, and the afternoon
jtesidon will consist In the \\\ M. V.
meet I iik! and the Executive Hoard
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Mr, wttl Mr*. * iitfnwl Trevatlwn
MM) mwm Handy Terry MMt N«nny
I,«4 l.ufMw, |*utt the ttwk
«ml hew with Mr* rmathan
|Mip nH Mi and Mr* J*«hn Imw
Mr YWM IvIeiiM'tt II i*nt
Ha i *Mtm« reMtwft
Pleas Of Guilt
Entered In Two
Pleas of guilty were entergd in
two cases on the Criminal Docket
of the County Court recently, ac-
cording to Mr. E. B. Musick, Jr.,
In case 14464, dated January 12,
L. V. Vales, Defendant, pleaded
guilty to the charge of Possession
of Liquor for the Purpose of Sale
in a Dty Area. The court, after
hearing the evidence submitted,
found the Defendant guilty as
charged and asseessed his punish-
ment at a fine of $250.00 and frosts.
Cecil R. Grimes, Defendant,
charged with Driving While In-
toxicated, in case 14465, pleaded
guilty iifcopen court on January 19.,
The court, after hearing the evi-
dence, found him guilty and as-
sessed his punishment at a fine
of $100,00 and costs.
Jr Hi Squad To
Be Honored With
Tin- Junior 1'tjih football team
wt'I iv honored with a (tor he .pie
by the Husk Quarterback Club,
The event wU) «et underway at
? p in at the Fir<*t Method!*!
Ota ), I,
j.i, i k i*, i
,v .| .a *. UHi: i1 in attumt
m U «ur be
E. T?. Gregg was in charge of the
program of the Kiwanis Club on
Tuesday. A Round-table discussion'
of the Live Stock Show sponsored
by the ' Kiwanis each year con-
sumed the time alloted to the pro-
gram. The '"possibilities of chang-
ing the time of the Live Stock
.Show from the fall 'to spring wps
the main topirf.
Bill McCIuney, president, J L,
Bagley and J. H. Freeland at-
tended the Kiwanis meeting at
Henderson on Tuesday. O. Sam
Cummings from DallaB was the
Toll Shows Big
increase In 1952
According to the*Texas Highway
Patrol Cheiokee County's traffic
accidents report for1 1952 far out-
cranks 1951. '
Captain Cuy Smith, commanding
Texas Highway Patrol District 12
state that "The summary of the
accident experience fot- the year
of 1952 is indeed a very sad re-
port." He stated that the entire
district showed an increase in ac-
cidents, during 1952.
Cherokee County had 17 deaths
caused by traffic accidents in
1952 as compared with 6 deaths in
Injuries numbered 99 in 1952 as
compared with 51 in 1951, and
the number of accidents in 1952
was 163. In 1951 there were 110
Property damagé $100,731.00 in
1952, showing a large increase
over the Property damage loss of
$62,185.00 for 1951.
In the Disctrict report, which
includes 19 counties, Captain
Smith said, "records reveal that
Speed was the number y Killer in
District 12 in 1952, contributing
to approximately 58% of our fatal
accidents, followed by Driving
While Intoxicated; third, Driving
on the Left of Roadway when not
passing; and "fourth, Disregarding
Signs or Signals."
Captain Smith cautioned the
motorist to pay particular atten-
tion to these things during 1953.
Broiler Men Of Co.
Invited To Attend
Meeting, /an. 23
t'h ■ Cherokee County Brollo/
Men are invited to attend the
iwiiurmanee teat on major breeds
of broiler chicken* at the Expert
merit Station at NaeogttaolMts, Fri
lav, January tan!, a p. m
ftr QtiUenheiry, head >>i th«
I'lHtltrv Dept A A M College,
will JmM with the e,'i'tln*!
A verdict of "Unavoidable Ac-
• cedent" was returned by the jury
Saturday, January 17, after the
longest deliberation in a civil suit
in District Court in some time,
according to Mr. A. C. Jenkins, Dis-
The case being Heard was one in
voiving an accident between a
truck and a pickup at the Forest
intersection to the Alto-Wells
highway on June 28. This acci-
dent resulted In the deaths of
three youths. Parents of the
youths. Freddie Lee Doss were
suing the Herrin Transportation
company in amount of $41,045.
The testimony in the case began
Wednesday, January 14, after the
selection of the jury on Monday,
Judge Brown presiding. Delibera-
tions continued until 5:20 p. m.
Saturday when the verdict was
brought in by the jury.
• "The testimony of the truck
idrivdr was that the pickup trtiek
in which the' fouths were riding
when they were killed pulled onto
the highway dirtectiy in front oí
him without slowing down',' and'
that he had no opportunity to
brake his truck and avoid the
Representing the Plaintiff were
Clark Anerson oí Lufkin and
James Rounsaville of Jacksonville,
and Henry W. Strasburger of Dal-
Postal receipts at the Rusk Post
Office broke all records, according
to Postmaster Fred Lunsford. To-
tal receipts exceeded $35,000 wh-
ich was a 15'4'í increase over
"If these recei^s continue to
increase in 1953 at the present rate
Rusk will be a First Class Post Of-
fice," explained Postmaster Luns-
A First Class Post Office in-
cludes all Post Offices with $40,000
or more in postal receipts. When
the local Post Office docs reach
this figure, it will be able to em-
ploy more help, and increase
December broke all records, It
was the largest month in the his-
tory of the Rusk Post Office. It
broke the previous record of De-
cember of 1951 by $800.
"Business in January started out
as though it .would break aft re-
cords for this time of year," stated
las and M. M. Guinn of Rusk
represented the Herrin Transpor-
Mr. Jenkins staled that the
week beginning January 19 is capi
tal felony week and that, there are
no capital cases on the Docket.
He did state, however, that, there
will be a hearing regarding a
Temporary Restraining Order on
Tuesday, and that on Janury 23
there will be a hearing in the case
W. E. Stone, et al, Plaintiff, vs.
Ewell Thompson, Trustee, De-
Lists New Cases
.tut* tu# Ifctl
The following cases were filed
with the District Office recently,
according to Mr. A. C. Jenkins,
Case 19470, filed January 12,
Mercy D. Thompson, Plaintiff, vs.
Arvadie Thompson, ' Defendant,
Contempt Proceedings for failure
to pay child support;
Case 19471, filed January 13,
Nettie Fuller, Plaintiff, vs. Dee
Fuller, Defendant, Divorce.
Case 19472, filed January 14,
Janice C. Brown, Plaintiff, vs.
Conrad C, Brown, Defendant,
Case 19479, filed January 14,
Kula Deane Hnlcomb. Plaintiff, vs.
Wiyte llulcoiuh, Defendant, Tom
punan HestrahUiM Order und
CtM® 10474, filed January 11,
J eh it Qulncy Adams, Plaintiff v*
Mat* ttwllg Adatw*. Defendant,
l ane ltm&, fiM January *>
uitu* Jmrnu, Wlute Muga. flam
tut * Jaw Verttun Mini . •
<u > i *m AwmHmmi <tuk
The morning sermon at the
First Presbyterian Church will
discuss "The Qualifications of Of-
ficers," At night the* sermon topic
is "The Mighty Dynamic."
This coming week, Jan. ,25, to
Feb. 1st, is known as The Week of
Prayer and Selfdenial for World
Missions in the Presbyterian
Church. There will be special sea-
sons of prayer for this cause on
Tuesday night at the General
Meeting of the Women of the
Church and also at the mid-week
service, "The immediate, urgent
need for prayer and self-denial is
evident from our literature,"
stated the pastor, Rev. J. H,
Mrs. Lewis McCarroil is in
charge of the program on John
R. Mott at the General Meeting
next Tuesday night at 7 p. m. at
The great world's heart is aching,
Fiercely aching in the night,
And God alone can heal it,
And God alone give light;
And the men to bear the message,
And to speak the living Word,
Aire you and I my brothers,
And the millions that have
—Frederick George Scott
Sold In Advance
By Lions Club
"The Rusk Lions Club wishes to
than! local business men for
their ¡ i i patio in the ad
vaneed Mile of Children' tickets
for the cirrus they are sponsoring
here, April 9th," announced Club
President, Dr. Cha*. Pe urce
Theae tickets will he given free
to the children hv the huilm *
men providing the opportunity for
many tu ice the circus, who miuht
otherwise not he able to attend
ticket* will be available through
the I luii • Club tfum Rim until
cireu* Time Adult general a t
NtiiMfcMt and WtMWViMt Ikkwt* Witt
Grand Jury Are
p j i
Of the eleven indictments made
recentfy by tho Grand Jury during
the first 1953 term of the District
Court, the following were released
for publication this week, accord-
ing to Mr. A. C. Jenkins, District
Case 6862, The State of Texas.
Plaintiff, vs. J. B. Thomas, Defendr
ant, charged with Driving While
Intoxicated, second offense;
Case 6863, Tho State of Texas,
Plaintiff, vs. E. L. Dofoor, De-
fendant, charged with Driving
While Intoxicated, second offense;
Case 6866, The State of Texas,
Plaintiff, vs. George D. 'Mclntyre,
Defendant, charged with Desertion
of his children;
Case 6)167, The State of Texas,
Plaintiff, vs, Cecil R. Thomas, De-
fendant, churned with Drivirig
While Intoxicated, second offensjc;
Case 13868, The State of TeXjjs,
Plaintiff, vs Lee Owen Denton, De-
fendant, charged with Murder by
Accident and Mistake while Intoxi-
County To Be
Austin Meeting ;
A N Walley, Sr., New Suminek
field, a dairyman, and C. Metz
Heald, County Agent, will repre-
sent Cherokee County dairymen
at a meeting of the American
Dairy Association, 1 Friday,' Janu-,
ary 23rd at Austin.
All the dairymen* of the Coiln^y
have for the last year been pay-
ing 1 cent per 100 pounds prti-
duced to this association. The
American Dairy Association
spends this money for advertising
milk and milk products over the
United States as well as to educate
people to use more milk and Its
Walley ways that the money spent
for this organization, has brought
the Dairy industry in this area
many great returns.
4-H Club Boy To
Show Dairy Cow
At Houston Show
Thomas C. Dcmment, 4-H Club
boy of Route 2, Rusk, is now fitting'
a registered Jersey heifer for the
1953 Houston Fat Stock Show and
will display her February 4-15.
Thomas purchased the heifer
with the $200,00 he won for catch-
ing a calf in the Dairy Scramble
al the Houston Show last year.
His sponsor, who purchased the
calf for him was, Jim M. Likes, Jr.,
of Houston. The heifer was pur-
chased from the Mystery Mound
Jersey Farm in Tyler.
During this year's sffow. the
Cherokee County team in the Calf
Scramble will be Charles Boyd, of.
Jacksonville, J. M, Holcomb, of
Jacksonville, and Buford Williams,
The scramble will be held on
Friday, February 19, and should
one of these boys cutih a calf, ho
will be Kivcn $«lS>UO by his spin
nor to hov « dairy animal which
ho will fit ami show at the tfMH
Uve Stock «*po ition, according to
Mr It It tUrr*tt, a aidant County
Mr* John bmu Had *« "spend
the da " gtMMta Tuesday Mrs A
H AlWn ul Javkntwtlltf, Mr*
Howard c 4w ut Ja«|wr. tin. rtther
, Hun and Mrs . t
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Tuesday night, January 20, the
City Council accepted a recom-
mendation of a Chamber of
Commerce committee to undertake
a street paving project in Rusk
in the very near future, according
to Mayor W. H. Hanna.
Mayor Hanna stated that the(
recommendation was read by Mr.
E. R. Gregg, chairman of the com-
On Tuesday next, January 27,
the City Council will meet with
Wisenbaker Tix and Associates,
Engineers of Tyler for a general
conference and definite plans for
the project. Engineers have not
yet been employed, Mr. Hanna
In the recommendation, several
streets in Rusk were named to be
paved. Perhaps the longest street
to be paved will bo Sixth Street,
the street that borders the square
on the north side. From a blóck
•asi. of the Banks arid Smith
Grocery Store, the new pavement
Vi lli extend to Bonner Street, and
then north to Highway 69 (the
The extension to Fifth Street
which crosses the Alto Highway
and extends toward the City Lake
will a|so be paved.
Euclid Ave. by the Leo Tosh
home will be included.
Sycamore Street, from Third
Street at the Christian Church will
be paved to Secood Street and
the tomatoe sheds.
, The pavement on Third Street
will extend from Sycamore west
to the Railroad property below
íhe L A. Corbin house.
Fourth Strqet's pavement will
be extended west from the First.
Baptist Church to the railroad
property below the Allen DPtson
home, and Fifth Street will be
paved from Barron west to the
This paving program is just
anbthcr step forward in the
growth and development of Rusk.
The Dialvilie Invitation Basket-
ball Tournament got underway
Tuesday night. The Malakoff girla
noised out the Dialvilie girls 36-35,
and the Malakoff boys edged the
Dialvilie boys 48-41.
The Slocum girls defeated
Glover by a score orf 44 to 32. The
Slocum boys edged tho Glover
boys 57 to 43. The Jacksonville
girls were beaten by tho Wood-
house girls 24 to 20.
Central Consolidated boys edged
the Summerfield team 47 to 45.
Thursday games get under way
at one p. m. Semifinals will b©
played Thursday and Friday, and
the finals will be played .Satur-
Consolation finals will be play-
ed Saturday at 10 a. m. The
championship games will be
played Saturday beginning at 5
p. m. .
Dr Gabbert Is
Of Medical Soc.
pon- I dent
Dr W. E. Gabbed
in been elected to serve as presi-
the Cherokee County
Medical Society for the ensuing
sear, I9&). lie will ttuuiW the
duties of president at the n xt
retiular meeting, which will he
held at the Ruok Hotel. January
Other uffkvUU of the uraanU#
HlMI ftvctvd at the Deceuth * meek
tag wcrt* ¥te* pre i<W nt, Dr, Met
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 1953, newspaper, January 22, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149955/m1/1/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.