The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 5, 1953 Page: 1 of 15
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN FEBRUARY 5, 1953
State Board Names New
Acting Director Recently
E-Texas Aberdeen-Angus Ass'n.
Sets Date For Spring Sale, May 9
Call Meeting Of
The topic of the Sunday morn-
ing sermon is "That All May Be
One." At night the sermon, "Am
I My Brother's Keeper" will con-
tinue to emphasize the evangelistic
The night circle will be under
the leadership of Miss Beaulah
Allen, chairman on Tuesday night.
A congregational meeting has
been called for February 11th after
the regular Fellowship supper.
The purpose of this meeting is to
consider the Rotary system for
elders and deacons, to elect ad-
ditional officers and to determine
the length of a term, if the way
"We were fortunate on February
3rd to have Mrs. Adon Duncan
to review our World Missions
Study Book, "Led in Triumph" by
Mrs. Conway Wharton, a former
missionary to the Congo," stated
the pastor, Rev. J. H. Freeland.
O clothe us with Thy heavenly
Thy trusty shield, Thy sword of
Our inspiration be Thy constant
We ask no victories that are not
Give or withhold, let pain or
Enough to know that we are
—John W. Chadwick
Recent Thefts -
Admitted To By
13 Year Old Lad
A 13-year-old youth has ad-
mitted to about 12 different burg-
laries and thefts committed in
this city recently. Among them
are the Norman, Rounsaville &
Hassell law firm, Draft Board
office, Wilson Hanna's office, the
City Hall and the Chamber of Com-
merce office. He admitted to the
pilfering of several cars.
The yputh was picked up for
questioning, January 28th, and
admitted to the above charges.
He Swill be tried in Juvenile
Court in the near future.
Adon Duncan Is
Adon Duncan, head of the vo-
cational Agriculture Department
of Rusk High School, has been
recently appointed to the State
F. F. A. Advisory Committee, ac-
cording to an announcement from
Gerald Chapman, superintendent
The appointment was announced
to Mr. Chapman by M. A. Brown-
ing, Assistant Commissioner of
the Texas Education Agency for
Vocational Agriculture in Austin.
From the approximate 800 VA
teachers in Texas, only 4 can serve
on this hoard at one time. Mr.
Chapman pointed out This It an
honor and distinction heatowed
upon Mr lHincan, he added,
In addition to the tour V.A
teacher*. the rummltle* U com
iwd of five nunrvUor*
Tfce purpose of IHU committee
to to fTk m—
The East-Texas Aberdeen-Angus
Breeders Association held a Board
of Directors meeting at the Liberty
Hotel in Jacksonville, recently, ac-
cording to an announcement from
the president of the organization,
Judge J. W. Summers.
The board voted to hold an
annual spring sale of registered
stock, May 9th in Palestine.
"Cattle to be sold in Palestine
will be ¿n pasture fitted condi-
tion" Judge Summers said, and
the number of entries has been
limited to 15 bulls and 75 females.
The sale committee is composed
of Robert Pickle ot Palestine,
chairman, and Ben Hedrick, Jack-
sonville; Jack Wiggins, Jackson-
ville, J. B. Daniel of Fairfield; and
Frank Summers of this city.
Plans were ;made at this meet-
ing for the second annual field
day to be held this spring, but the
date and place have not been set.
The first annual field day of
the Association was held last year
Officers now serving are Judge
Summers, second term, as presi-
dent; fj. W. Burr of Groveton,
vice-president, and Ben Hedrick,
Directors include Frank Sum-
mers of Rusk, C. D. Acker of
Jacksdpviille, W. F. Beall of Jack-
sonville; H. W. Madely and C. E.
Hudson of Trinity; J. B. Daniel of
Fairfield; Arnold Wilkins, Bailey
Smith and W. B. Hann of Hen-
derson; G. Martel Hall of Nacog-
doches; Woodrow Walker of
Athens; Robert H. Pickle of Pales-
tine; F. C. Yelverton of Magnolia;
and Virgil Mays of Jasper.
The next Board of Directors
meeting is scheduled for the night
of May 8th, at the O'Neill Hotel in
Seven Cases Are
Jan. Jury Panel
On Monday, February 2, a Jury
Panel reported for duty in the
District Court, according 'to Mr.
A. C. Jenkins, District Clerk.
Seven cases were called, and
six of them were continued for
various reasons, and the seventh
was settled by agreement of both
of the parties.
The case settled was numbered
19429, and named Hal McDaniel,
Sr., Plaintiff vs. Tyler Pipe and
Foundry, Defendant, and involved
a tragic truck accident in Jack-
Other cases called and continu-
ed were: 19296, Elizabeth Lawler,
Plaintiff, vs. Essie Lawler, Defen-
dant , Petition for Certiorari.
19367, John Albert Hale, Plain-
tiff, vs. J. C. Wells, et. ux, Defend-
19377, Harvey C. Wooddell, et
ux, Plaintiffs, vs. G. K, Longmire,
19011, H. T. Eidson, Plaintiff,
vs. Harvey Phillips, et al, Defend-
ants, Note and Foreclosure of
Chattal Mortgage and Damages.
19434, Jeter I. Dean, Plaintiff,
vs. Lee O. Bates, Defendant, Dam-
19374, Riley Nanea , Plaintiff,
v . B. N. Slover, Defendant,
Breach of Warranty Title.
The Jury panel waa dismissed
after thea can® had been called.
Thla week will rompíate the ac-
tive (Jury Trial) portion of the
January term of the District Court,
and the Jury, except in extreme
caw*, will not be recalled until
the April term of eourt.
On TfeDKMtay February* 4, a
Appointment of Dr. Sam Hoers-
ter, Jr. of Big Spring as acting
Medical Director of the board for
state hospitals and special schools
was announced Tuesday.
Hoerster, former superintendent
at Big Spring State Hospital, suc-
ceeds Dr. George W. Jackson, who
resigned Jan. 15.
Board Chairman James W.
Windham of Livingston and Dr.
Walter C. Goddard of Austin, vice-
chairman, announced Hoerster's
appaintment and said he will di-
rect médical and administrative
programs for the state's mental
and tuberculosis hospitals.
Jackson said he resigned because
dual responsibility of the medical
director and the executive director
was a major hinderance to progress
in the hospital system. He said the
board should establish a "single
authority" policy, and indicated he
thought the medical director
should hold the authority.
Hoerster, 34, is a native of
Mason. He attended (Texas A&M
College and the University of
Texas Medical Branch at Galves-
ton. He completed his internship
in Fort Worth, served in the Naval
Medical Corps and later establish-
ed a general practice at Mason.
He completed a three-year resi-
dency in neuropsychiatry in Gal-
veston before joining the Big
Spring hospital staff.
Dairy Men Of
County To Meet
On Thursday, February 5, at
7:30 p. m. a meeting will be held
in the County Court House with
reference to the artificial breed
ing program, of Dairy cattle.
Dr. David Smokier, manager of
the North Texas [Breeding farm
at Dallas, will be present for the
meeting and will be the principal
A lacal committee of Don White
and Ben Rhodes of Rusk, and G.
W. Rice of Alto has been appoint-
ed, and their duty will be to sup-
ervise and direct activities of the
breeding program, according to
Mr. C. Metz Heald, County Agent.
The Artifical Breeding program
has been carried on within Chero-
kee County for the past three years
and favorable results have been
obtained. Heifers resulting from
artifical breeding are now milk
producers in several County barns,
Mr. Heald said.
437 cows have already been
pledged to this program he added.
W. R. Beaumier
J. A. Eidson is Program Chair-
man of the Kiwanis Club for the
month of February. Judge H. T.
Brown introduced the speaker of
the day, W. R. Beaumier ofl
Lufkin, Texas, at the Tuesday noon
meeting at Smith's Cafe. Mr.
Beaumier is District Governor of
Rotary International and helped
to organize the Kiwanis Club in
Lufkin. He is the Editor of the
Lufkin Daily News.
Mr. Beaumier spoke highly of
Kiwanis and their stand for tho
American Way of Life.
His subject was Civic Progress.
He mentioned the position of the
various service clubs and their
stand for the right. In Russia
and behind the Iron Curtain, one
of the first things they do is to get
rid of service clubs because of
their stand for Freedom. He told
the story of the hunter in the
Colorado Mountains who went out
to find a fur coat. He met up
with a bear. On telling the bear
that he was looking for a fur
coat, the bear replied, "That is a
co-incident. You are looking for a
fur coat and I am looking for
breakfast. Let's compromise and
go into my den." The bear had
his breakfast and the hunter his
fur coat. You can't compromise
with the Russian Bear.
Henry J. Kaiser in talking of
the Problem of Opportunity gives
five points of development: (1)
Know yourself; (2) Make use of
the Spiritual power at your com-
mand; (3) Love people and the idea
of service; (4) Develop your per-
sonality; (4) Work for your goal
and put your best self into it.
He complimented Rusk citizens
for their spirit of cooperation,
shown by their bid for the Hat
Factory and other industries. The
development of a community de-
Annex In This City
Birds Move On To Championship
Goal, Play1 Madisonville Tuesdav
pends upon the spirit of
churches, its schools and
At Rusk Hotel
Mr. C. Metz Heald, Cherokee
County Agent, has announced that
there will be a meeting at the
Rusk Hotel on February 17, at
7:30 p. m. for all Fertilizer Dea-
lers and distributors of the East
Texas Agricultural Area.
This meeting, which is under
the auspices of the Extension Ser-
vice and the Ferterlizer manufact-
urers of this area, will have Mr.
M. K. Thornton of the Extension
Deportment as the principal sp-
eaker. Mr. Thornton is a chemist
with the Extension Service.
Mr. Heald's announcement In-
vited all ferterllaer dealets and
distributor* of thla area to attend
New Car Tags
For 1953 Now
Car tags for 1953 are now being
issued by the office of County Tax
Assesor-Collector, J. Alex Black.
On the first day of 1953 regis-
trations, approximately forty-two
new tags, were issued, according
to Mr. Black.
It was stated that "this County
will comply with the motor veh-
icle Registration law. They will
not register an automobile or com-
mercial vehicle whose owner lives
in another county."
It was futher stated, "The ow-
ner is subject to a fine and re-reg-
istration if he operates a vehicle
registered in any other county
than his residence."
In order to register vehicles for
1953, the vehicle owners must
have the 1952 Registration reciept
and the certificate of title, accord-
ing to Miss Bernice Williams, Dep-
New licenses will be issued until
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visited Mr. and Mm f M ttherman
of Rusk recently
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Mrs. W. M. Hardman, 86, passed
away Tuesday morning In Odessa,
Texas. She had been a resident
of Rusk until a few years ago,
when she moved to Odessa to
make her home with a son there.
Mr*. Hardman la the mother of
Mra. H. !). Jenkins of thla city
and she U also survived hy three
other daughters ami two sons
The daughters, besides Mrs
Jenkins, are: Mrs. Wllbum Treaa
of Port Arthur, Mra. Klt-< Rvana of
Rrownfteld and Mrs Ulleh Will-
hanks of Conilrana
l* rlu Hardman «I Tyler «Ml
K II Hardman «I «dew* are the
Dr. M S. Wheeler
Dies Wed, After
A Long Illness
Dr. M. S. Wheeler, former Supt.
of the Rusk State Hospital, died at
McKinney hospital at 4:30
Wednesday morning. Funeral ser-
vices will be held in Austin .
While Superintendant of the
Rusk State Hospital, Dr. Wheeler
made a host of friends in this city,
and his death is mourned by the
citizenship of Rusk/
He was very active in all civic
undertakings of this city.
Father Of Mrs.
Long Found Dead
On Roof Of Cafe
Thomas R. Crawford, 59, father
of Mrs. Charles Long of Rusk, was
found dead on the roof of the
Green Lantern Cafe in Alto Mon-
day afternoon, February 2.
Mr. Crawford a roofing contra-
ctor, had been engaged in fixing
the roof of the cafe and
Homer Townley, manager o f
the cafe, went up on the
roof to see how he was get-
ting along with the work and
found him dead on the roof. He
had been dead approximately an
hour and a half when found. Death
was presumably from a heart att-
ack as he had complained of in-
digestion when he was in the
Green Lantern Cafe* shortly after
the noon hour.
Justice of the Peace R. W. And-
erson held an inquest and gave
the verdict as death from natural
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, February 3, at the First
Methodist Church in Alto with the
pastor, Rev. Marshall Hampton,
officiating, assisted by Rev. J. B.
Ousley, pastor of the Baptist
Church in Alto.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Long,
are his wife, Mrs Nona Crawford,
daughter, Mrs. Harold Pryor,
Woodville, two sons, Ralph Craw-
ford, San Marcos and J. M.
Crawford, Alto; three sisters, Mrs.
V. D. Crane, Houston, Mrs. Walter
Warren, Center, and Mrs. Era
Cartwright, Mission and three
Interment was in the Alto ceme-
tery under the (direction of the
R. R. Stribling Funeral Home.
County Poll Tax
For Coming Year
Poll Tax payments in Cherokee
County were down a great deal
this year, according to a resort
from J. Alex Black, County Tax-
Assessor and Collector.
Only an estimated 3600 paid
pared with T.400 last year. The
reason for the sharp decline was
that thw la an off election year
At the present, no
Iuj v^|| | imy
Rusk's high flying Eagles moved
another step closer to the final
showdown with Madisonville Tues-
day night by completely over-
whelming a >hapless Grapeland
team 6-31. Tho Birds' first team
was pulled early in the second
quarter, and the "B" stringers con-
tinued the rout.
Coach Elmer "Hotdog" Thomp-
son's feathered flock travels to
Elkhart Friday, and then will
journey to Madisonville for the
all-important game Tuesday.
The Birds squeezed by Madison-
ville in an over-time period in
their first game, and are expecting
a hard fight when they tangle
again on the home court of the
The new ($128,000 Agricultural
Annex to the Courthouse is ex-
pected to be completed by late
March or early April, according
to an announcement from Judge
J. W. Summers.
Contractor W. L. Slaughter said
that barring any unforseen set
backs, he will be through by late
According /to the contractor he
will be finished with the pouring
of foundation concrete, and ready
to start the brickwork in the very
near future. "With the completion
of the .concrete work, we will be
approximately half through," he
stated. For a period following this
phase, construction will go fast.
The final finishing stage will go
somewhat slower however.
The new building will house all
farm agency offices operating in
the county, the Texas Department
of Public Welfare offices, and a
small scale soil testing laboratory
for the county agent's office when
it is completed.
The annex is .located on the
Northeast corner of the square,'
the former site of the old Jail
The building is being construct-
ed .and paid for without increasing
the tax rate which is a mark of
distinction for any County.
Final Rites Are
Held for Mrs.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day afternoon, Januar/30, at the
Old Palestine Baptist Church for
Mrs. Myrtie Hollis, 58, who died
at the home of her daughter in
Huntsville January 29.
Services were conducted by the
Rev, Abo Nichols, of Cushing, and
Rev. Gene Tomlin, pastor of the
Old Palestine church.
Interment was in the Forest
Cemetery at Forest, Texas, with
arrangements under the direction
of the U. R. Stribilng Funeral
Home of Alto.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs.
Myrtle.Roark of Huntsville, and
one son, Mr. Bruce Hollis of Route
1, Alto, and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Hollis lived most of her
lifetime /in the Forest Community
and the family had many friends in
that section of the county. She
was proceeded jn death by her
husband, two sons, and a daughter.
Two Cases Filed
With Dist. Clerk
Only two new cases were filed
with the District Clerk's office for
the last week in January, accord-
ing to A. C. Jenkins, the Clerk.
In case 19482, filed January 19,
Tcxus Bank and Trust Co. of Jack-
sonville is listed as Plaintiff and
Benton Williamson as Defendant.
Foreclosure oí Chattal Mortgage
Willie Ross, Plaintiff, vs, Texas
Employer* Insurance Association,
Defendants, are the principals in
case 19481, filled January 29 for
Gets Two Dry
Cherokee County was the recent
recipient of two dry holes in the
oil program, according to a re-
lease from Kilgore.
W. B. Hinton of Dallas has
abandoned No. ,1 Cora Helen Tip-
ton, Levi Johnson survey, Chero
kee County, three miles southwest
of Summerfield. The deep wild
cat got a gas blow and then turn-
ed to salt water, in the Rodessa
at 7969-8003 feet. Previously only
trace of gas was discovered in
the Pettit. Depth was 8980,feet.
Another abandonment for Che-
rokee County was L. A. Grelling
No. 1 E. C. Ragsdale, Jose Pineda
survey, two miles west of Jack-
sonville It quit at 5270 feet with
New tests are going down in
neighboring counties. They are:
Carter Jones Drilling Company for
planned 6,300 foot wildcat test
in northeast Houston County, three
miles southwest of Weches.
And, Dunagan and Matlse of
Tyler, a second 100-foot wildcat
test in Camp Hill area of Ander-
son County, six miles east of iflk-
hart. It is No. 1 Oran Thompson
on a 65-acre tract, Robert Erwin
Corn Planting Is
About Here Says
Corn planting is about here, ac-
cording to C. Metz Heald, County
The County Agent advises farm-
ers to keep corn Insects from
damaging their seed by putting
one pound of 25% Chlorodane
powder In with 1 bushel of corn
seed In their planter.
This material will control wire
worgts, cut worms, ants and
crickets, Heald said.
"Some farmers who have been
using It. claim it will repel crowa
and other birds as well as mules.
The Chlorodnne can be bought at
feed and drug atore* or wherever
seed la sold," concluded the Coun-
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