The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1953 Page: 1 of 12
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School Improvement Poll Is
hti K25 Slated For Voters April 4th
Red Cross Drive
The American Red Cross drive
is lagging badly in Rusk, accord-
ing to O. M. Walker, Rusk chair-
Personal letters were sent to
many citizens, but the response was
less than 10% of the people who
The county's quota is $7622.
Rusk's goal has been set tor $1000
while Jacksonville will attempt to
raise $5000. Jacksonville has al-
ready raised around $1500. $300
has been collected in Rusk.
Leaders are showing concern
over the slow response that Rusk's
citizens have shown to date.
"Unless our citizens show more
interest, our neighbor, Jackson-
ville, will go over the top before
•we do," said Walker.
"The Red Cross is the heartbeat
of America. It enables all of us to
-express the universal desire to help
a less fortunate neighbor wher-
ever he or she may be. There is
an ever-growing need in these
troubled times for the distinctive
services of the Red Cross, given
freely by people of good will. It
takes people to help people," said
All Red Cross donations are de-
ductable for income tax purposes.
The Red Cross is the only orga-
nization that has a national cam-
paign to help in disasters, and also
gives aid on the local level.
The Red Cross helps servicemen
and their families when they are
faced with troubles. Provides life-
giving blood for a wounded sold-
ier, a mother in childbirth and an
It aids disaster victims and helps
them back to normal living. It also
trains countless thousands in skills
to protect their families and neigh-
bors in times of emergency.
"Answer the call today—answer
with your hearts—Give generous-
ly," concluded Walker.
The Rusk Kiwanis Junior Live-
stock Show has been scheduled for
April 25th, 9 a.m., according to
Harold Miller, chairman of the
Agriculture Committee of that
The one-day show, usually held
in the fall, has been slated for the
last Saturday in April, at the Rodeo
"All County F. F. A. boys and
4-H boys and girls are invited to
enter exhibits in the Hog, Beef Cat-
tKs, Dairy Cattle, Broiler and Lay-
ing Hen Divisions," stated Mr. Mil-
ler. The latter two divisions are
being added for the first time this
year. "The broiler exhibit will con-
sist of 5 birds per breed, entering
as «many exhibits as you have
breeds, and the laying hens exhibit
will include three hdns, with or
without the rooster," explained
"Registered breeders arc urged
to exhibit their stock and help us
promote the interest of the young
people of our county in this work,"
said Chairman Miller. All awards
and ribbons will be given to the
Junior Division, however, he ex
Committeemen serving with
Chairman Miller are Adon Duncan,
Finis Stovall, Marvin Echols and
Jeff Austin To
Speak At Bank
Mr. Jeff Austin will be one of
the speakers for the program of
the East Texas Bank Auditors and
Comptrollers Association at their
regular monthly meeting at the
Husk-Hotel, Saturday night, March
The meeting will begin at 7:00
p.m. and will feature Mr. Austin,
president of the Farmers and Mer-
chants State Bank of this city, in
a discussion on Farm Louns.
Mr. Austin, a well-known East
Texas Banker and prominent fig-
ure in banking circles of the State,
is also prseident of the First State
Bank in Frankston.
In addition to this key-address
there will be a panel discussion
on Automobile loans and their
servicing. 0% the panel will be Mr.
Rasco oí Tyler and Mr. Jim Rec-
tor of Palestine.
It was stated by Mr. H. L. Karle,
vice president of the Tenas Bank
and Trust of Jacksonville und
secretary of the Association, that
the entire group was looking for
ward to their visit to Rusk.
Hill Pairott of hearden Kurnl-
ture attend**! a Mejrt** steak dui
nee M the An* I"** Hotel tn Lul
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More Cases On
According to the record of new
cases filed on the Criminal Docket
of the County Court recently,
liquor is still the number one
criminal in Cherokee County.
Ten of the new cases filed rec-
ently list Sale of Liquor in a Dry
Area as the charge against the
Defendants, and three other new
cases charge Driving While Intoxi-
Hudy Scott/ Defendant, is listed
in five different cases, charged
with Sale of Liquor in a Dry Area.
All of these charges were listed on
Ely Johnson is the Defendant in
four cases, each of which charge
the Sale of Liquor in a Dry Area.
In case 14490 filed March 12,
Rufus Johnson is the Defendant,
and he is also charged with Sale
of Liquor in a Dry Area.
L. D. Roper, defendant in case
14483, filed March 12, is charged
with DWI, and on the same day he
pleaded guilty to the charge and
was fined $100 and costs.
Joe Coleman, Defendant in case,
14494, filed March 13, was fined
$25.00 and cost after he pleaded
guilty to a charge of Driving Ve-
hicle While License Suspended.
Vernon Dawson Benedict is list-
ed as the defendant in case 14495,
and is charged with Driving While
Intoxicated. This case has not yet
Wallace Finley, case 19496, was
also charged with Driving While
Intoxicated on March 16, and on
the same day he waived trial by
jury and pleaded guilty as charg-
ed. The court, after hearing the
evidence submitted found the de-
fendant guilty and assessed his
punishment at a fine of $100.00
Water Bill Goes To House
Is Elected New
Mrs. Joan Wallace
It New Secretary
Of Rusk C. Of C.
The Executive Board of Dlree*
tow of the Rusk Chamber of Com-
merce accepted the resignation of
Mr* Peggy Walctie a* secretary,
Mrs. Waldle, who is moving to
Port Arthur, stated that he left
Un J * tSenbee has
I reftwv her
Ihwp itwk first'
Mr. Houston White was elected
president of the Rusk Rotary Club
at the "Wednesday, March 18 meet-
ing, according to the retiring presi-
dent, Mr. Pete Musselwhite.
Other officers named Wednes-
day were: Doyle Bagley, vice-presi-
dent; Don Jenkins, Secretary-Treas-
urer, and Mayo Starkey, Seargant
The Board of Directors met on
Tuesday, March 17, and the club
elected their nominations for the
new officers. These officers will
assume duties on July 1, 1953.
Dr. C. L. Jackson was in charge
of the program for Wednesday
and presented Dr. Morris Ford,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
in Longview, and Dr. Parr, music
director of the First Baptist
Church of Longview in a musical
Other guests were Mr. Warren of
Greggtown, John Oates and G. W.
Gipson Rotarians of Jacksonville,
Leila McCarrol, Junior Rotary Ann,
Bill Freeland, Junior Rotarian, Mr.
J. E. Hamilton, Mr. W. H. Hanna,
and Mr. J. H. Forster, all of Rusk.
Mr. C. Metz Heald will have
charge of the program for March
To Preach At
Rev. J. H. Freeland, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church here,
will preach at the Leon Springs
Presbyterian Church Sunday,
March 22nd. He will hold services
there for Rev. C. E. Brown, in
cooperation with the Simultaneous
Visitation and Preaching Campaign
now being held in the Synod of
"Sunday School and the Young
People will meet as usual," said
Rev. Freeland," but there will be
no preaching services," he adds.
The young people are urged to
be present at 6 p.m. in order that
final plans may be made for the
trip to Beaumont to attend the
Young People's Rally.
Nati 4-H Week U
Observed At Bulah
In celebration of National 4 H
Club week, the Hulah 4 II boys and
girls had a party. Friday. March
The parents were Invited and
enjoyed playing 43 The boye and
ghrls played game .
Refreshments were vened every-
F & M Bank Begins Re-Modeling
Program, To Add 1,000 Sq Feet
Dr Chas. Pearce
Is Named "Lion
Of The Year"
Construction is underway on the
new home of the Farmers and
Merchants State Banft of Rusk, ac-
cording to an announcement from
Lloyd Pipes, vice-president.
Plans for the complete re-model-
ing program include a modern
The bill to create the "Upper
Neches Valley Municipal Water
Authority" for Rusk, Palestine and
Jacksonville, has been introduced
in the House of Representatives at
Austin, and is designated in the
House as House Bill No, 579. It
Will be Senate Bill No. 210 in the
II.B. 579 is set for public hearing
March 31st, at 2:30 p..m before
the Conservation and Reclamation
S.B. 210 is not yet set for a Com-
Dr. Chas. Pearce was named
"Outstanding Lion of the Year",
Thursday at the noon meeting of
that organization, according to an
announcement received here. * |
Lion Pearce was elected by
secret ballot. He was considered
the "best Lion, doing more work
for the community through the
Club." "The Club is proud of Lion ;
Peárce who is president of the '
arganization, and appreciate his in-1
valuable leadership, and coopera-
tion," said vice-president, Gald-
Guests of the Club at the noon
meeting were the all-State Champ-
ions of Class A Girls Basketball,
the Maydelle Lionesses.
front of green solex glass and,
alumnium. One thousand addition- mi*tee hearing, but is expected that
Date Set For
Giving TB Tests
To Co Children
The Cherokee County Tubercu-
losis Association will begin patch
tests for tuberculosis this month,
according to Mrs. Jack Pinson,
Tests will be given to eighth
grade students in several schools
in the south eastern part of the
County starting March 23rd.
"Consent of the parents is neces-
sary and the work is being done
with the aid of the Parent-Teach-
ers Association," stated Mrs. Pin-
"Other schools will be handled
as soon as circumstances permit,"
she added. "The ultimate goal is
that every child in the County
Schools be given a chance for a
test," she concluded.
Are Class "A"
In a breath-taking finale, Yvonne
Odom scored a field goal, to give
Maydelle a one point win over the
Bullard Panthctettes in the High
School Girls Basketball League
Class A championship tournament
at Waco Saturday night.
The thrilling 44-43 victory gave
the Maydelle girls the State Class
A Championship Title. They receiv-
ed two trophies, one from Baylor
University and the State trophy.
Each girl was presented a gold
basketball bearing the State Em-
Freida Hanson, named the all-
State forward, was presented a
gold wrlstwatch, and a basketball
with a star emblem.
Other team* played by Maydelle
at the Tournament were Evant,
winning by a score of 81 40. and
Supt. floyd Dotson U coach
the Stale Champa, assisted by
al square feet of office space-will
be added. "The director's room,
and all other interior space will
be completely re-finished," stated
Re-modeling of the whole build-
ing is planned, including the up-
stairs offices of Dr. J. V. Fisher,
"In-addition to making our work-
ing conditions better, we hope the
new arrangement will be of added
convenience to our customers,"
pointed out Mr. Pipes. "Our plans
also include the installation of a
night depository, which we feel
will be invaluable," he added.
J. H, McCullick Construction Co.
is in charge of the work. Comple-
tion is expected within two months.
Rusk Youth To
Raymond Spivey, Rusk High
School student, and treasurer of
the Rusk F. F. A. Chapter, has
been given 100 New Hampshire
and 100 Del Hamp chicks, by the
Colonial Chick Hatchery.
These chicks will be cared for,
and fifteen of each breed •will be
selected and entered in the State's
Chicken of Tomorrow Contest held
Raymond, accompanied by Adon
Duncan, VA instructor at Rusk
High, will enter his chickens at
the contest in Center, the early
part of May.
The birds will be judged on live
weight, then they will be slaugh-
tered and processed and judged
Raymond is the first Rusk youth
to enter this contest.
The rules state that all compet-
ing birds must be started within
five days of each other, to insure
equal opportunity for each boy to
Last year's winner of this
test received $500 in cash.
it soon will be
The members of the1 conserva-
tion and Reclamation Committee
of the House are: Mrs. Dorothy G.
Gurley of Del Rio, Chairman;
Dolph Brisco, Jr. of Uvalde, vice
chairman; William YV. Alien, La-
redo; Stanley Banks, Jr., San An-
tonio; Waggoner Carr, Lubbock;
Frank W, Crain, Jr., Victoria; Doug
Crouch, Denton; B. H. Dewey, Jr.,
Bryan; Dudley T. Dougherty, Bee-
ville, A. 1"). Downer, Center; Gus-
tin Garrett, Raymondville; J. O.
Gillham, Brownfield; Charles A.
Hancock, Nacogdoches; John Kim-
brough, Haskell; W. T. McNeil,
Edna; Wm. A. Miller, Jr., Houston;
Jesse M. Oaborn, Muleshoe; Frank school
Owen III, Fabens; Elbert Reeves,
Matador; Leroy Saul, Kress; W. A.
Stroman, San Angelo.
"We wish to ask everyone who
Will, to write a letter or letters to
any member or members of the
above Committee and urged them
to vote for our blii. Address your
letter to House of Representatives,
Austin, Texas," said Mayor W .11.
Hanna of Rusk.
Rusk, Jacksonville, and Palestine
plan to take as many people as
possible to Austin on the date that
is set for the hearing, March 31.
Long overdue improvements
the Rusk School system will be put
before the voters sometime this
year. The qualified voters of Rusk's
school district will have an oppor-
tunity to express what route they
wish to take in the regular school
board election slated for April
Two architects and a bond man
have been consulted to see what
can be done, it appears that the
school has two possible recourses.
1. Tear down the old junior high
building, remodel the old red
brick, build a unit of four new
classrooms, build the all-purpose
unit, build a negro gymnasium-
auditorium, and expand the voca-
tional agriculture shop. This can
be accomplished with a tax raise
from $1.25 to $1.50, and use pres-
ent valuations with some inequali-
ties adjusted, and a bond issue of
2. Tear down both old elemen-
tary buildings and build new units
sufficient to care for the needs of
the elementary school, new negro
gymnasium - auditorium, expand-
ed vocational agriculture shop.
This would require a tax rate of
$1.50 and a revaluation of prop-
erty to secure approximately $500,-
000.00 additional valuation. Such a
program would permit a $200,-
000.00 bond issue and building
Everyone interested in the
(system is urged to take
and Mrs B*d Underbill and
of Twum CHy have heen '
Mr W *
Laid To Rest At
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Delia Mc-
Kinney at the Myrtle Springs
Cemetery, near Ponta. Rev. J. M.
Mrs, McKinney, age 72, expired
at her home on Route 4, March
13th. She had been a resident of
Cherokee County all her life. She
was a member of (he Methodist
Survivors Include one son, A. K.
McKinney of Rusk: two daughters,
Mr . l« Rlckerstaff and Mrs
Irene llollenbeck. both of this
Pallbearers were Chas Slaw ton.
W. § Overall. W, . Reynold*. J.
W. lWy. ami tannie Jackson
1 her* Funeral Htowe
Dairy Field Day
To Be Held At
On Saturday, April 11 there wilt
be a field day held at the North
Tech Artificial Breeding Farm at
Dallas for the purpose of visiting
the dairies that now have artifi-
cially bred heifers in production.
All dairy men of the County will
be invited and encouraged to at-
tend this meeting according to C.
Met/. Heald, County Agent. Chero-
kee. County has been using the
Artificial Breeding program for
the last four years. The County
now has some 150 to 200 artificial
bred heifers in the dairy barns.
Information from the dairy men
who have these heifers say that
they arc making good produciton
Bud Vaughn is now serving as
the technician for the county.
Mr. Vaughn stated that he has ar-
ticially bred some 30 cows the last
month and a half. The number of
cows now being bred will increase.
A plan will be worked out for the
trip to Dallas in the near future
according to Heald and Vaughn.
Raster Egg Hunt
Scheduled In Rusk
rhiwlili I aun tree* mm*
«a eurmwrv te Mesuro.
tkwtttl f*tv to rtwm to July 14 art
The annual city-wide Easter Egg
Hunt, sponsored by the Mothers
Club of Rusk, has been set for
Easter Sunday. April Bth, 330
pm. at the Jim Hogg State Park,
according to Mrs Charles Pearce.
pre * ide 01 of the Club
"AH children between the agea
of t and « year* are invited to par
la the Hunt," said Mr*
IHe children wilt he dlvtd
ed into two ««parale ag* «roup*.
., . a |%itafc Ktinte btefchnet# • > 1 Í ^
w sat* wWflf* CPr'VCT^I v *
th« \n*tiuhj Itaeh eluM ts Mfcwtl to lt«< 4
$nrt in the coming election and
express their preference. This i#
not for any bond issue, but 1 to
get the people's choice as to vvhicH
route of school improvements they
prefer. * *"■•* "lísrrsrttt .
The following will appear on the
ballot April 4th.
Plan 1: For remodeling and
$150,000.00 bond issue.
Plan 2: For new units and $200,-
000.00 bond issue.
Cases On Dist
Several new cases were filed
with the District Court recently,
according to Mr. A. C. Jenkins,
Among the new cases were:
Case 19512, filed March 11, 1953.
T. F. Keasler, Plaintiff, vs. II. S.
Motely, et al, Defendant, Collec-
tion of Debt;
Case 19511, filed March 11, 1953,
State of Texas, Plaintiff, vs. C. £.
George, Defendant, Deliquent Tax;
Case 19513, filed March 12,
1953, Schofield, et al, Plaintiffs, vs.
Caddell Transit Corporation, De-
fendant. Damages. This case was
also heard on March 12, and
$0,000 was awarded the Plaintiffs.
Case 19514, filed March 13, MozeU
Glover, Plaintiff, vs. Rayford
Glover, Defendant, Divorce;
Case 19516, filed March 16, R.
G. Tatum, Plaintiff, vs. Solomon
Riley, Defendant, Damages in
amount of $29,215.00. This case
was first filed in Pope County and
has just been transferred to the
Cherokee County office. The suit
involves a wreck occurring on or
about August 22, 1952, involving
a mule-drawn wagon and an auto-
Case 10915, filed March 13. Tay-
lor Cary, Plaintiff, vs. Annie Cary.
On Saturday March 14, case
18231 , which was filed February
8, 1063. was heard in the District
Court. R W. Reed, Plaintiff in tho
cese va. l.*ss Reed, Defendant,
were the principals in the case
which concerned an application for
citation for contempt of court.
The Defendant wa* found to bo
in contempt and fined UMA It
vim stated that the Defendant had
ivnt.r w* the rourt
v to rwfrain trow ma-
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