The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN APRIL 30, 1953
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Tommy Ganske's Jersey was named the Grand Champion Winner
of Dairy Cattle at the April 25lb Kiwanis Junior Livestock Show. Tom-
my is a Jacksonville FFA student.
James Greenwood, 4-H member of Summerfield won the Grand
Champion Award in the Hog division of the recent fifth annual Ki-
wanis Junior Livestock Show. The winning hog is a Hampshire breed.
Owner of the Grand Champion in the Beef Male Division is Glen
Ezell, FFA member of the Maydelle Chapter. The animal is a Hereford.
—Photo by Wiley Shattuck
Tour Given At Rusk State
Hospital Tuesday Mornin
RUSK HOST CITY FOR AMERICAN
LEGION CONVENTION MAY 2 & 3
Kiwanis Jr. Livestock Show Is
Declared Most Successful Yet
"Bob Leake Day"
Friday, May 22
Friends and ex-students of Miss
Bob Leake are honoring her with
a "Day of Appreciation", Friday,
May 22nd, according to an an-
nouncement received here.
Plans include open house at the
High School, Friday afternoon,
and a banquet at 8 p.m. in the
According to the Bob Leake Ap-
preciation Day Committee, this
day has been set aside to pay tri-
bute to a fine person, who has
served the Rusk Sdiools and com-
munity faithfully for many years.
4 Cases Moved
On Docket Of
Four cases orginally set for
Monday in District Court were di-
sposed- of this weék, according to
A. C. Jenkins, District Clerk.
One case, H. T. Eidson versus
Harvey Phillips, was continued on
the motion of the plaintiff until
the next term of Court.
Three cases were settled by
agreement of the parties involved,
subject to the Court's approval.
They were listed as follows: In
the Estate of Jim Reynolds, de-
ceased, contest of probate of will;
Willie Ross versus Texas Employ-
(Continued on Page 4 - Sec. 1)
The fifth annual Husk Kiwanis
Junior Livestock Show staged
Saturday, April 25th, was declar-
ed "the most successful yet," by
officials of that organization. "The
Agriculture Committe should be
complimented and highly praised
for this excellent show," stated
President Bill McCluney. "All in-
dications point to an even bigger
and better show next year," he
Dairy cattle fell oft some in
number but the quality was im-
proved over last year, and beef
cattle gained from past shows.
Some excellent bulls were shown
which are now being used in herds
to improve the quality of beef pro-
duced. The broiler division will be
large enough next year to neces-
sitate better facilities for their
Members of the Agriculture
Committee are Harold Miller,
chairman, Adon Duncan, Finis Sto-
vail, Marvin Echols and Nathan
Listed below are the names of
the youngsters entering exhibits
in the 1953 show and the ribbons
received: Dairy Cattle, Registered
Bulls: Kenneth Acker, FFA, May-
delle, Jersey, red ribbon, and
Charles Boyd, 4-H, Jacksonville,
Jersey, white ribbon.
Dairy Cattle, dairy heifers und-
er six months: Winston Hightow-
er, FFA, Jacksonville, Jersey, red
ribbon; Edwin Ray Bynum, 4-H
Ponta, Jersey, Red Ribbon; and
Buford Williams, 4-H, Beulah,
Jersey, blue ribbon.
Dairy Cattle, 6 months to 1
year: Jerry Starr, 4-H, Rusk, Hol-
stein, red ribbon, and Frank Ed-
ward Waites, 4-H, Jacksonville,
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Tyler Opposition To Creation
Of Water Authority Draws Fire
Opposition from Tyler on the j
creation of the Upper Noches ¡
River Authority, which will serve j
Rusk, Jacksonville and Palestino
has drawn fire from the cltlioQ- 1
ship of the three cities.
The Tyler Chamber of Com
tuerce I* apparently backing
their Senator Warren McDonald's
opposition. A letter has been sent
to all members of the Tyler Cham :
ber of Commerce with a letter
from Senator McDonald explain
Ing why he U opposing the mena
ure. The Tyler Morning Tele
iiraph. in an «iltnriil written teat
Sunday, dente* that Tyler u «ft
the emil— nf the Upper
Neches River Authority. Yet,
there is opposition in Austin from
the Tyler Senator and Represen
The Palestine Herald-Press
came out editorially accusing the
Tyler leaders of opposing the dam.
Hern are some factors:
The Hill before the Legislature
askliiK permission for the three
cities to set up a water authority,
doe* not. and cannot, obtain any
actual allocation of water from the
Neehe* River Only the Stete
Board of Water Knglneen e«n
atinente water The hill before the
Legislature, then dnee not eft-
tfefttlntted an Pag# 4 • Set i)
The American Legion and Lad-
ies Auxiliary Convention of the
Seventh District Department of
Texas will meet in Rusk Saturday
and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd,
according to Mayo Starkey, Host
Registration gets underway at
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Legion
House with the call to order given
by Mayo Starkey, Commander of
the Rusk Legion Post. The morn-
ing meeting will adjourn at 11
a.m. so that all members may at-
tend church at the First Baptist
Legionaires and their Auxiliary
will hear an address Sunday morn-
ing by Hon. V. F. Taylor, Assistant
Attorney General of Texas, and ac-
tive member of the Austin Post.
The Sunday afternoon meeting
for the Legion will begin at 1:30
at the Legion Hall, and the Auxi-
liary will meet in the banquet
room of the Rusk Hotel at the
same time for their respective
The Legion Auxiliary will be
treated to a talk by Mrs. Joe Mar-
tin, President of the 7th District,
The Legion will hear an out-
standing message by 2nd Division
Commander W. H. Smith at their
Sunday afternoon meeting.
J. Perrin Willis, Mayo Starkey,
Coy Halbert, 1. S. Chapman, and
Jake Johnson are in charge of ar-
rangements of the convention.
Of Rusk Senior
Nan Webb has been named vale-
dictorian of the 1953 Rusk High
School Graduating Class, accord-
ing to Gerald Chapman, superin-
tendent. Dolores Maness is the sal-
utatorian, and Bill Freeman, high
Miss Webb is the daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. Lonnie Webb: Miss
Maness is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Riley Maness, and Free-
land is the son of Rev. and Mrs.
J. H, Freeland.
The next ten top ranking stu-
dents named aro Francos Mc
Ciauifhoy. Ruth Woods, Dolores
Davis, Jarnos Swlnk, Sue Madden,
Patílcla Clifton, («loria Guinn,
Clay Jones, Wandelle Grouan and*
F.loise iLeila McCarrnll.
Commencement exercise* will
be held Thursday evening, May
Nebueh dne*iar built the tlang
Ing Garden* of Rahylan
!n Tnromn Washington Ml Ran
ier to known na Mt Tácame.
Newspaper, radio, and civic lead-
ers were given a preview of the op-
en house that will be staged at the
Rusk State Hospital May 7 & 8
Tuesday. Dr. C. L. Jackson, Super-
intendent of the Hospital, and Ce-
cil Parrish, Business Manager, con-
ducted the tour of the hospital fa-
Although badly overcrowded,
the buildings are very clean, and
there is a fine relationship among
the hospital authorities, employees,
and patients. The patients and at-
tendants eat the same food.
The newspaper and radio dele-
gation met and talked with many
patients, and learned first hand
the conditions in which they are
treated for various mental ail-
It was depressing to see the bad-
ly overcrowded conditions. The
Rusk State Hospital has a rated
bed capacity of slightly over 1500,
and is now caring for 2,542 pat-
ients. Mattresses are placed on
the floor of the wards at night,
and to get through the wards, pat-
ients must be stepped over.
Despite this bad picture, there
is a bright side. It is almost un-
believable to see the well trained
and friendly attendants, who han-
dle these mentally ill patients, at
work. These folks, although badly
underpaid, feel that theirs is a
calling to work for the sick. They
are doing a fine job.
The newspaper and radio dele-
gation full realized that the most
serious problem confronting the
State Hospitals of Texas is public
understanding. When the people
of Texas realize how ridiculously
underpaid the hospital employees
are, and learn first hand of the
overcrowded condition, they will
force the Texas Legislature to
"We hope for between 5 and 6
thousand visitors during our open
house May 7 & 8," said Cecil Par-
rish. "If we can show that many
the conditions, I believe the word
Following the nearly two hour
tour of the hospital facilities, the
delegation had lunch, and wit-
nessed the presentation of a radio
to Mrs. Corrie Williamson, chosen
by the National Mental Health As-
sociation as the "Outstanding Psy-
chiatric Aide of 1952" at the Rusk
State Hospital. This presentation
was made following the luncheon.
Members of the visiting dele-
gation wore: P. B. Musslewhite,
president of the Rusk Rotary Club;
Jerry Spencer and Sam Albright
of KFBK; Jacksonville, Mr. and
Mrs. B. 11. Brolles, Jacksonville
Daily Progresa; K. 11. Whitehead,
Rusk Cherokeean; Myers Curtía,
pastor First Methodist Church of
Husk; l.onnlo II Webb, pastor of
First Baptist Church of Rusk;
Jake Johnson, mgr ltu k Cham
ber of Commerce; Dr. James Flah
or, Rusk; and Phil Dlhert, Tyler
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Pictured above is Lloyd Hudson with the winning exhibit in the
Broiler division. The exhibit was entered by his brother, Floyd Hudson.
Floyd and Lloyd are members of the Rusk FFA chapter.
DE Students Entertain Employers
The head table at the recent Distributive Education Employee-Em-
ployer Banquet is shown above. In the background is the banner of
the organization. Approximately sixty guests attended this annual
—Photo by Wiley Shattuck
Hilarious Three-Act Comedy To
Be Presented By Rusk Hi Seniors
"Meet Corliss Archer," three-
act comedy, will be presented by
the Rusk High School Seniors,
at the High School Auditorium,
Tuesday evening, May 5th, 8 p.m.
Under the able direction of Mrs.
Eloise McCarroll, the seniors have
been practicing for several weeks,
and are now ready for the big
finale. "The play, adapted from
Hugh Herbert's book by Christo-
pher Sergei, will entertain both
young and old," declared Mrs.
McCarroll. "Based on the adven-
Duo to the increased, costs of
publishing a large weekly news
paper, The Rusk Cherokeean is
being forced to raise the price of
out of county subscription* from
M 50 to tS.tiO Tha lii county sub
WHO per year
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Monday, May 11th
Spring football training comes
to a close Monday according to
Elmer "Hotdog" Thompson, head
coach. The 1953 Rusk Eagle team
will play the graduating seniors
Monday night at 7 p.m., May 11th.
This will be the last time that
Rusk football fans will have the
opportunity to see James Swink,
Rusk's outstanding all-state play-
er. in an Eagle uniform. The sen-
iors will be led by Swink, Sim-
mons, Crawford, Suratt, Mclntyre,
Bailey, Wallace, Hugglns, Jamie
Smith, Watson, and Sonny Ivy.
The 1053 Eagles will have John-
ny Irwin, Jerry Smith, Pete Jones,
Bubba Jared. Howard Watson,
Donny Woodard. Ernest Hudnall,
Sam Wallace, John Robert Butler,
Philip Burton, Otis Echols, Jim
Bob Coker, Doug Jordan, Johnny
Blank, Bobby Dodson, Morris
Goff, Alford Coleman, Moose
Teutsch, Lewis Caveness, Nelson
Burton, Larry Neel, Br.von Guinn,
Tom Henderson, Joe Hill, Allan
Hughes, Vernon Cook, Tilman Kin-
sell, and Clyde Dossett.
The Senior Eagles will run from
the regular "T", and the 1953
squad will operate off the split
"T". The birds will operate from
the split "T" next year, accord-
ing to coach Elmer Thompson.
To even matters up, the grnd-
uating seniors have not had any
workouts this year, and will rely
upon their experiences to clip
the wings of Coach Thompson's
No admission charge.
tures of the Corliss Archer of
radio fame, it is a good, fast mov-
ing comedy from beginning to
end," she promised.
Sue Madden is cast as the vi-
vacious "Corliss." Kenneth Sim-
mons, cast as "Holy Cow" Dexter,
is excellent in the supporting role.
The other members of the cast
are also able performers. They arc
portrayed as follows: James
Swink, Mr. Archer; Betty King,
Mrs. Archer; Wandell Grogan, the
Archer's maid; Dolorea Maness,
Mildred, Corliss' host friend; Mr.
Franklin, Hurlan Crawford; Mrs.
Franklin, Mary Rosa Lloyd; Coll-
in Aunes I.ella McCarroll; the
Doctor, Norman Dilliard; Betty.
Gloria Guinn; and a Nur e, Marly
"The Seniors aro confident that
ihh plav will prove to Im* one of
the muat popular and aut't-e<t«ful
every to be printed hy a gmup
of Ru*l( High Seniora," unid Mr ,
« i* «tutgeated that tieheta be
renewed in ndiMire They may be
mured from any member «I the
«Mfc* vI*m er from
The First Presbyterian Church
will begin "Christian Family
Week," May 3rd according to the
pastor, Rev. J. H. Freeland. He
will use the national theme, "A
Christian Foundation for Every
Home," as the topic for the ser-
mon at the 11 o'clock service. He
will preach on "The Fruit of the
Spirit-Love," at the 7:30 service.
Rev. Freeland also makes the
following announcements. The Af-
ternoon Circle will meet at 3 p.m.
Monday with Mrs. Jack Pinson,
chairman. Mrs. Lottie Priest will
lead the circle on the subject.
"What a n d Why Furlough
Homes," the object of their Birth-
day Gift this month. Mrs. J. L.
Bagley will lead the Bible Study
in Mark, with lesson 2, "Jesus, the
The elders and deacons meet
Tuesday night at the Church for
their regular monthly meeting at
7:30 p.m. The study of the Book
of Revelation will continue with
the Fourth Vision, Rev. 12:1-14:20.
"A house is built of bricks and
Of sills and posts and piers,
But a home is built of loving
That stand a thousand years."
Thurs., May 7th
The Rusk Parent-Teachers As-
sociation will hold Its last meeting
for the school year, 1982-53, May
7th in the High School Auditor-
ium, at 3:49 p.m.
Alex Black, president, urges all
parents, and others who are in-
terested in the youth of the town
and communities near by, to at-
tend this final mooting. Ho an-
nounced that plans for the 1953-
54 school year will bo made.
Bank Names Two
At the Thursday nUtld meet-
ing of the Ibtard f Director* of
H CitUem state lUnk. two new
member* were added to the Board.
They are Mrt Morume T IS*,
kins and K K Gregg Jr
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1953, newspaper, April 30, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149969/m1/1/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.