The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN. APRIL 16, 1953
American Legion Post Making
Plans For District Convention
With TB Ass n
Rev. J. M. Schwitter, pictured
above, was recently named presi-
dent oí the Cherokee County Tu-
berculosis Association. He suc-
ceeds Mrs. Jack Pinson.
Rev. Schwitter mo vea to Rusk
thirty two years ago and entered
Rusk Junior College. Since that
time he has made his home in
Rusk with the exception of 14
years which he spent at Pineland
as pastor of the First Baptist
Church there, and other churches
nearby. During that time he con-
tinued as pastor of two
churches in Cherokee County by
coming back once each month. He
has always served from two to
eight churches each year in this
county since first moving here,
and is now pastoring six churches
in the County. ""f
Rev. Schwitter made this state-
ment of acceptance: "In trying to
serve as president of Cherokee
County Tuberculosis Association,
elected by your board of directors
and composed of thirty or more
leading citizens of the County, I
feel this is one among the best
service organizations, and one that
is very needful. It will be a bless-
ing to all who have a part in its
support. I believe we are our
brother's keeper, and this is one
of the best ways of being a good
Samaritan. I plan to give a furth-
er explanation later as to why I
was so greatly interested in help-
ing with this wrok."
The Rusk American Legion Post
members will meet Thursday
night, April 16, at the American
Legion Hall for a special planning
for the District Convention to be
held in Rusk April 25-26, accord-
ing to adjutant J. Perrin Willis.
Meeting with the Rusk group at
that time will be the District Com-
mander, Mr. McElroy of Crockett
and several members of the Jack-
The meeting will be held at
7:30 p.m. and coffee and donuts
wil be served.
Mr. Willis stated also that the
Rusk post has been commended by
the national officials for exceeding
their 1953 Quota by Aerial Round-
The following registrants from
Cherokee County, were inducted
into the Army on April 6, accord-
ing to Felton Banks, chairman oi
the local board.
Olaf Dwain Beard, Rusk; James
Calvin Selman, Route 1, Alto: Car-
roll Wayne Moseley, Route 1, Rusk;
Jewel Carle Swinney, Ironton; Leon
Edward Price, Sacul; Arthur Gray,
Jacksonville; James Robert Blan-
ton, Jacksonville; Howard Glen
Heath, New Summerfield; Char-
les Wayne Hesterley, Jacksonville;
Willie Louis Montgomery, Jackson-
ville; and Miles Williams Alexan-
der, Route 1, Ponta, was trans-
ferred to Dallas, for Induction.
The Induction Call for May will
be forwarded on May 4, with 22
men inducted on this date.
30 will be forwarded for Armed
Forces Physical Examination on
Sunday Is National Christian
College Pay snd W'H observed
at the First Presbyterian Church
when the p«*tor, Hev. J. H. Free-
land apeak* M "Christian
ship", At the 7 o'clock aervtee the
pastor's sermon will ^ halting
The study at the hook ef
tAtion" will he continued ^
Garden Show Is
Result Of Hail
The Flower Show, sponsored
jointly by the Rusk Garden Club
and the Daffodil Garden Club, was
scheduled for Tuesday, April 14
at the Rusk Hotel, but has been
post-poned indefinitely, accord-
ing to Mrs. S. L. It. Cartlidge,
president of the Rusk Garden Club.
The hail storm Saturday night
destroyed most of the flowers, and
the members of the clubs thought
it best to postpone the show for
the time being. Mrs. Curtis McLeod
is president of the Daffodil club,
and she and the other officials of
the two clubs were looking for-
ward to one of the best and most
beautiful shows in recent years,
but as Mrs. Cartlidge said, "the
hail storm gave us a blow we just
couldn't get over."
Plans are now being made for
No New Cases On
Docket This Week
No new easels were entered on
the Criminal Docket of Judge J.
W. Summers County Clerk for the
week ending April 13, according
to Mr. E. B. Musick, Jr. County
Cases filed since March 1 and
awaiting trial at the present time
list the following as defendants:
Milton Davis, Wellington Scott,
M. F. Mansel, Monroe Hill, George
Williams, Isaiah Coleman, Bobby
Joe Bobbitt, Roosevelt Simmons.
Hudy Scott, Nettie Price, Vernon
Dowson Benedict; Ely Johnson, Ru-
fus Johnston, and W. J. Jordan.
In these cases there is one
charge of Transportation of Liquor
in Dry Area, one charge of Pos-
session of Liquor for Purpose of
Sale in Dry Area, one charge of Re-
sisting Arrest, one charge'of un-
lawfully cutting trees, one charg-
ed of Molesting a minor, eleven
charges of Selling Liquor in a dry
area and 6 charges of Driving
Five Cases On
Three divorce cases and two oth-
er cases were filed in the office
of Mr. A. C. Jenkins during the
week ending, April 13, according
to the records of that office.
John Alexander, Plaintiff, vs.
Dorothy Ree Alexander, are the
principals in a divorce case filed
April 4 and numbered 19531.
Thelma McClendon, Plaintiff,
vs. R. S., McClendon, Defendant
arc those named in case 19534,
dated 4-9, Divorce;
Case 19535, filed April 10, lists
James Arlon Mayfield, Plaintiff,
vs. Bonnie Marie Mayfield, De-
Other cases are:
Case 19532, filed April 8, The
State of Texas, Plaintiff, vs. Mrs.
Janet Neel, et al, Defendant, De-
linquent Taxes. Judgment was en-
tered in the Plaintiff's favor on
the same date as filed.
Case 19536, filed April 11, Mary
Belle Mclntyre, Plaintiff, vs.
George D. Mclntyre, Defendant,
Contempt of Court.
The Immum bmh
pnalMtily 10 Mitt
Dr. R. E. Day
Is Speaker For
Dr. R. E. Day, Baetist minister
of Bryan, was the speaker for the
Rusk Rolory Club Wednesday,
April 8, according to Mr. Pete
Dr. Day who was in Rusk con-
ducting a revival meeting at the
First Baptist Church, spoke on a
statement from the Book of Pro-
verbs; "A good name is more to
be desired than great riches."
Mr Kd C'owart was the program
chairman for the day, and Jame*
I Swink, Dolores Maness, J. A. B.
Smith and Paul Cox were guest*,
James and Dolores are the Jun>
i i or Hotary members for the month
it| April, and Mr Smith Is a Rn
' i arlan from Shreveport Paul Co*
| ii of Jacksonville
Roy Bellamy Had charge «I th«
tirogram for Wednesday April IS
A ftwettat I • flute player
DE Students To
In an announcement made by
Clay Jones, President of the Dis-
tributive Education Club of Rusk
High School, the D. E. students
will hold their annual Employer-
Employee Banquet next Thursday
evening, April 23, 1953 at seven
o'clock at the Rusk Hotel. For this
semi-formal affair the students
will have their "bosses" as their
guest and an interesting and ed-
ucational program is being plan-
Mr. Brice Cecil, Chief Consultant
jf Distributive Education from
Austin will be the principal speak-
er and his talk should be of great
interest to the merchants of Rusk.
Mr. Cecil is a specialist in the field
of retailing and members of the
club feel that they are very for-
tunate in being able to schedule
a man of this type as their speak-
There are a limited number of
reservations available for this oc-
casion and those people who are
interested in attending may cont-
act Lindon Binion, Coordinator of
D. E. at the High school or Clay
Jones at Bearden Furniture Co. in
Mr. C. C. (Lum) Johnson, a life
time resident of Cherokee County,
died Monday, April 13, at the age
of 82 years.
At the time of his death, Mr.
Johnson was living with a nephew
in the Oakland community.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, April 14 at the Pleásant Grove
Baptist Church, near Maydelle,
with the Rev. J. M. Schwitter of
Rusk officiating. Benton Brothers
Funeral Home of Rusk was in
charge of the funeral arrange-
Mr. Johnson is survived by
many nephews and neices includ-
ing Bone Yarbrough, E. R. Yar-
brough, Charlie Dickson, Doss
Dickson, Samuel Dickson, Frank
Dickson, Pink Dickson, Cliff John-
son, Leo Johnson, Roy Johnson,
Obie Coleman and Charlie Gole-
Mrs. Kate Ford, Mrs. Myrtis Lee
Watson, Mrs. Juanita McAllister,
Mrs. Mary Young. Mrs. Rebo Ford,
Mrs. Lula Taylor, Mrs. Mary R.
Yong, Mrs. Gladys Spinger, Mrs,
Martha Henry, and Mrs. Belle
Mr. Johnson was a member of
the Baptist Church.
TO ATTEND MEETING
Rev, J. If Freeland and John
| Hunter expect to attend the idhI
! i nit of Rrattvt preihvterv at the
Í Setnnd Presbyterian Churvh Hon*
: ton < n rurnln and Wwtnesdav,
Shap al Hmm
Watei Bill Is Passed In
Senate Hearing Wed.
Kiwanis Stock Show
Scheduled April 25th
Home Demonstration Week Is
To Be Held Week Of May 3-9
Names 3 To New
Gov. Allan Shivers named three
appointees to the Board of Man-
agers of the Texas State Railroad
E. M. Decker, Jr. of Jacksonville
was appointed for two years, K.
A. Anderson of Palestine for a 4
year term, and William Richards
of Athens for a six year term. Both
Decker and Anderson were mem-
bers of the original board.
Anderson, who will serve as the
chairman for the next two years,
suceeds Alva Sanders of Dallas.
Sanders was left off the new board
which was appointed under a new
law passed by the Legislature ab-
olishing the old board.
The new board is authorized to
accept or reject offers to sell the
Staty; Railroad properties, subject
to the approval of the Legislature;
which confirmed the present lease
under which the railroad is operat-
ed by the T and NO railroad.
New officers for the Rusk Com-
munity Concert Association were
elected at a meeting held recent-
ly, according to Mrs. Joseph E. A.
Ross, outgoing president.
The last community concert of
the 1952-53 season was held on
March 30, and the meeting at
which new ofifcers were named
was held immediately thereafter.
Mr. Charles Decker was named
president for the coming year,
and the other officers named are:
General Chairman, Mrs. E. R.
Gregg, Jr.; Alto Vice President,
Mrs. Verline Danheim; Jackson-
ville vice President, Mrs. R. N.
Crossman; Secretary, Mrs. T. W.
Butler, and Treasurer, Mrs. Joseph
E. A. Ross.
The outgoing officers besides
Mrs. Ross are General Chairman,
Mrs. T. W. Butler; Alto Vice Presi-
dent, Mrs. Delia Bowen; Jackson-
ville vice President, Mrs. C. Leon-
ard Lloyd, and Secretary-Treasur-
er, Mrs. D. W. Bagley.
A representative of the Com-
munity Concert series will meet
with the new officers during the
early summer, and dates will be
made for next season's bookings,
it was stated.
A drive for membership will
be held in the fall.
The senior play, Meet Corliss
Archer, will he post (Mined H will
lw May A instead of April 94 The
reason for this post ponement I*
that there will he a traek meet,
and some «if the hoys in the play
cast will he participating
t' g President* Lincoln, Oar
field mm! tfrKlniev wtrt
natal whit* in nfftet
More than 40,000 women will be
hostess to Texas during National
I Home demonstration Week which
will be celebrated May 3-9. This
week is annually set aside for
club members to join with neigh-
bors and friends in paying tribute
to their efforts to make "Today's
Home Build Tomorrow's World."
This is the theme of the week
for the 30,000,000 members of
clubs in the 48 states, Hawaii,
•Puerto Rico and Alaska. Texas
club members are planning their
observance around, the theme,
"Home, the Cornerstone of Free-
Each member will be host to a
woman who is not a member of
an organized home demonstration
club, clubs will give recognition
to members who have been in
the work since its beginning in
the county, and the councils will
honor members who have achieved
the status of "result demonstra-
tor" in some phase of family
and home improvement. Other
county observances will be special
radio and television programs,
tours, exhibits, newspaper and
magazine features, and meetings.
Started by the National Home
Demonstration Council this is the
eighth annual observance. Jennie
Williams, of Wyoming, president,
says, "Some communities are
aware of the workings of home
demonstration clubs, others not at
all. Perhaps members can spend
a little more time this spring to
make 1953 (he year when several
million more Americans find out
what Extension, through its pro-
gram for women, is doing for
Home demonstration work starts
with the home, but world affairs
have a definite bearing these days
on better living for rural families.
Through the Texas Home Demon-
stration Association, members, in
3,000 clubs are sharing in the
building of extension programs in
Bolivia by contributing money for
Mrs. B. M. Harris, Hale County,
is president of the Association.
Savage Hail And
Rain Storm Rips
Hall damage to the farmers of
the Alto and Rusk area has been
set at approximately $200,000 ac-
cording to unofficial reports here.
The tomato crop suffered the most
Hail stones, some as large as a
half dollar, pelted this section of
Cherokee County late Saturday
night and early Sunday morning.
Individual farmers report tomato
plant damages ranging from 18
percent to 80 percent.
The rain and hall storm struck
a wide irea. from Van Zandt and
Gregg Counties on the north, to
Cherokee County In the South.
Total damage caused by this one
storm wilt run Into thousand of
dollar* In «orne area , many win
dow panes were knocked out In
Rusk several TV antennas were
Mown down and n number of
«eon signs were broken
Classifications for the Swine Di-
vision of the 5th annual Kiwanis
Junior Livestock Show have been
announced by Chairman of the
Agriculture Committee, Harold
The show scheduled for Satur-
day, April 25th at the Rodeo
Grounds, gets underway at 9 a.m.
In the Swine Division are OIC
gilts, OIC sows, Duroc gilts, Du-
roc sows, Poland China gilts, Pol
and China sows, and Males. Prizes
of .$5, $4, $3, $2, and $1 will be
awarded first, second, third,
fourth, and fifth places respec-
tively. Suitable ribbons will also
be awarded the first five place
inners. One grand champion rib-
bon will b(j given in this Division.
Judges for this event will be
furnished by the Extension Serv-
ice of Texas A&M College, College
"The Kiwanis Club cordially in-
vites everyone to attend this show
and see some of the finest stock
in Cherokee County on exhibit,"
said Mr. Miller. "Your participa-
tion as a visitor to this show will
help stimulate interest in better
breeding and development of live-
stock among the 4-H and FFA
youth of this County," he added.
Word was received from Ide R.
Hall late Wednesday evening that
the Upper Neches Municipal Wat-
er District Hill had been reported
out of committee and is now ready
for action in both the House and
Mr. Hall is a Rusk member of
the Upper Neches Municipal Wat-
er Committee, and president of
the Rusk Chamber of Commerce.
The bill, as approved by the
Senate Water and Resource Com-
mittee, remained intact as pre-
sented by Representatives Jim
Bob Paxton and W. W. Glass. At
one time, Athens and Tyler pro-
posed joining the original meas-
ure, but at the time of approval,
Smith and Henderson counties
were left out.
Other members ol the delega-
tion representing the tri-city area
at this Senate hearing included
Chairman Frank Ebaugh and J. E.
Brown of Jacksonville, Mayor Rob-
ert Pickle of Palestine, and form-
er Mayor Ralph Irvine.
Mr. Hall indicated his belief that
the bill would receive approval of
both legislative bodies.
Five Eagles qualified to ■ the
regional ;track and field meet to
be held in Kilgore April 24th ac-
ording to Coach Johnny Waldie.
The Eagles took 4th place at
the District meet .held at Carthage
last Friday and Saturday by win-
ning first place in the sprint re-
lay, 3rd place in the mile run,
3rd place in the 220 yard dash,
first place and fourth place in the
440 yard flash, fourth in the 880
yard dash, second place in broad
jump, and a tie for second place
in shot put. The qualifying sprint
relay is composed of Pete Jones,
Harlan Crawford, Dan Howell
Heard, and James Swink. Philip
Burton qualified for the regional
meet in the mile run. James
Swink qualified in the broad
jump, shot put, 440 yard dash, and
220 yard dash.
Jerry Smith placed fourth in the
half mile race and Dan Howell
Heard placed fourth in the 440
yard dash, but it was necessary to
place at least third to qualify
for the Regional Meet April 24th.
v At the District meeting New
London took top honors, Carthage
placed second, Center third, Rusk,
fourth, Jacksonville fifth, and Hen-
derson sixth. Rusk scored a total
of 21 % points.
Red Cross Drive
Close, April 18
The American Red Cross Drive
In Husk will officially close April
18th, according lo Oble M Walk
•To dale." Mated Mr. Walker,
"We are short some 1200 of our
If f-.r any ree n you have Nil
ed to send your contribution to
this worthy cause then plea** do
m before the final
l*h It I still |
to MM* our iMl
Read For Former
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday, April 14th for John E.
Smith, a former resident of Atoy,
residing in Huntsville at the time
Services were held at the Atoy
Baptist Church with Rev. Lonnie
II. Webb, pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church of Rusk, officiating.
Mr. Smith was 69 years of age at
the time of his death Sunday,
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lovine Smith of Huntsville, and a
daughter, Mrs. John Smith, Jr. of
Interment Was at the Atoy ceme-
tery with the Wallace Funeral
Home in charge.
Pallbearers were nephews of the
Deceased and Included: Iverson
Smith of Marshall, Marlin Smith,
Shreveport, Louisiana, Wyatt Ma-
ness, Longview, Mcrrit Smith,
Henderson, Everet Smith, Jackson-
ville, Lawrence Smith, Rusk,
Frank Sales, Jacksonville, and
Leon Meek, Lake Charles, Louisi-
The entire Rusk and Maydelle
FFA chapters attended a Field Day
Program at the Maydelle Forest
Station Wednesday, announced
Adon Duncan, head of the VA de-
partment of Rusk High School.
The purpose of this program
sponsored by the Texas Forestry
Service is to acquaint the boys
with the operation of the forestry
district. Some ¡of the things ex-
plained to the group included the
towers, methods and means of
communication, experimental plots
of .timber showing selective cut-
ting, cutting down 14 Inches. 12
inches and 8 Inches, and seed tree
"I think that this Field Day
helped our boys recógela the value
of one of our greatest natural re-
sources, timber." said Mr. Dun-
can. "We appreciate the courtesy
extended us by Don Austin ami
the Maydelle Forest Station." he
Rulld a Utile fence of trust
around tmlny nil the space with
loving work end there In etajr.
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1953, newspaper, April 16, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149967/m1/1/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.