The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 7, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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AN ESTIMATED 13,000 PEOPLE WILL?
READ THIS PUBLICATION, BASED^
ON CIRCULATION FIGURES
TEXAS' OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ESTABLISHED AS THE PIONEER JULY 5, 1848
Serving The Great Trading Areas of Rusk And Cushing
RugK CHEROKEEAN MAY 7, 1953 '
Citizens State Bank Begins Work
On New Building In Rusk Monday
Capt Chester A.
Prisoner Of War
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A telegram from the War De-
partment informed Mrs. Martha
Shaw last Friday, April 30th that
information had been received in-
dicating her husband, Captain
Chester A. Shaw, Jr. was believed
to be alive, and a prisoner of the
North Korean Communists.
The telegram stated with re-
grets that "his state of health and
condition was unknown."
Almost one year ago, May 17th,
1952, Mrs. Shaw received word
that. Capt. Shaw had been killed
in Korea. At that time she was
given no hope for his survival.
His plane was reported as having
l been seen, hitting the ground and
i exploding, and he was not seen
According to an Associated
Press release, a service man, Sgt.
v Harry A. Cutting of Kansas City,
Mo., is believed to be the person
who reported talking with Capt.v
Shaw sometime during the three
months he was a prisoner of the
Capt. Shaw is the son of Dr.
and Mrs. C. A. Shaw, Sr. of Hunts-
ville, Texas, formerly of Rusk.
Captain and Mrs. Shaw have a
young daughter, Pamela.
Work got underway Monday,
May 4th on the new Citizens State
Bank Building of Rusk, according
to E. R. Gregg, president. The
corner building on the northwest
corner of the square, now occu-
pied by Shattuck Grocery, will be'
the new home of the Rusk Bank.
Plans call for extending the
present building 32 feet more to
the rear, giving a total of 112 feet
by 30 feet and a total of 3360
The lobby will have 570 square
feet, approximately 2% times the
present space. Other features of
the interior of the bank will be:
6 tellers windows, night deposi-
tory vault, private offices for exe-
cutives, and an inter-communica-
tion telephone system. Entire new
fixtures are to be installed by
Lawrence" Thomas-Allen Co. of
Three new vaults will be install-
ed. The money vault will have a
3Va inch, 3Va ton door and time
lock. The Safe Deposit door is 3
inches with a combination lock.
The record vault will have the
standard door for this type of
The front will be entirely glass
with an aluminum framing. Ten
windows will be cut into the north
wall which will be finished in new
Architects are Alexander and
Russell of Dallas, and the contrac-
tor is J. A. Station of Jacksonville.
An artist's conception of this
ultra-modern building will be pub-
lished in an early issue of the
Chamber Board Of
A Chamber of Commerce Board
of Directors meeting will be held
Tuesday, announced J. G. (Jake)
All directors of the Rusk Board,
and interested persons are urged
to attend this important meeting.
It will be held in the Chamber
offices at 9:30 a.m.
There are two cups of butter in
To New Location
Among the many progressive
business developments in Rusk
recently, is the moving of Shat-
tuck's Grocery to a new location.
Saturday, May 16th, Shattuck
Grocery will move in to the build-
ing formerly occupied by Charles
Long Feed and Supply. The build-
ing is now in the process of being
completely remodeled. Shades of
green are being used to decorate
the walls and shelves.
"The shelves are designed to of-,
fer greater shopping convenience
to our customers," staled Bob
Shattuck, owner. "Plenty of park-
ing space will be available at our
new location," he added. The
building is located on the South-
east corner of the Square.
"In all of our plans, the con-
venience of the customer has been
uppermost in our minds. It is our
desire to continue rendering the
best service we can to all our
friends and customers. We cordi-
ally invite everyone to visit us in
our new location," concluded Mr.
House Masses Water Bill In
Late Session Monday Night
State Hospital Has Open Hoase
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The Rusk State Hospital will ob-
serve National Mental Health
Week May 3rd through 9th, with
open house Thursday and Friday,
May 7th and 8lh. Every citizsn~of
the "&T county area that" is served
by the State Institution is issued a
most cordial invitation to visit the
Rusk State Hospital and inspect
the facilities of this multi-million
Hospital authorities are prepar-
ing for betweén five and six thous-
and visitors on May 7 & 8. Regi-
stration gets underway at 10 a.m.
Thursday morning, and will con-
tinue until 4 p.m. Refreshments
will be served the guests.
Visitors will be shown several
wards, the main dining room that
feeds 540 patients, main hospital,
recreation area, chapel, main
kitchen that prepares food for
1500 patients, and the canteen.
This tour will take approximately
"We hope to explode the age
old Idea that patients are treated
in padded cells and chains. This
institution is operated as a hos-
pital for the mentally ill," ex-
! plained Dr. C. L. Jackson, Super-
The Hospital authorities are
most anxious for the people of
Texas to actually see the badly
overcrowded conditions ot the
Rusk State Hospital. This institu-
tion has a rated bed capacity of
1509 and is now caring for 2,542
patients. Mattresses are placed on
the floor of the ward at night, and
to get through these wards, pat-
ients must be stepped over.
"The most serious problem con-
fronting State Hospitals of Texas
is public understanding. When the
people of Texas roallze the job
that we are attempting to accom-
plish, I feel confident that great
strides forward will be made in
the treatment of the mentally ill
folks," concluded Dr. C. L. .Jack-
—Photo by Wiley Shattuck
7th District Convention Staged
In Rusk; Is Outstanding Success
The 7th District of the Ameri
can Legion held their annual Con
vention in Rusk Saturday and Sun
day, and this was considered one
of the most outstanding conven
tions ever held.
Broccoli and cauliflowe are
forms of cabbage.
Papeete is the capital of Tahiti.
Robert Louis Stevenson is buri-
ed in Samoa.
The thighbone is the largest in
The llama is a species of camel.
Live coral is called a polyp.
J. S. Holleman of Livingston was
elected District Commander, and
J. G. Johnson of Rusk was elected
District vice commander. Other of-
ficers included: Robert L. Banks
of Rusk was named Chaplin; Phil
Bolton of Jacksonville, re-elected
Sgt. At Arms, and Herbert Cart-
wright was re elected District Ad-
The Legionaires and their Auxi-
liary heard an outstanding address
by V. F. Taylor, Assistant Attor-
ney General of Texas. The speaker
is State Chairman of the Legion
(Contined on Page 7 - Sec. 2)
Calendar Of Events For Closing
Of School Officially Announced
Miss Leake Appreciation Day and Night
1 period class
2 period class
3 period class i
4 period class
5 period class
6 period class
May 9, 8:00 p.m.
May 24 (Sunday) 8:00 p.m.
May 25 and 20
8 10 May 25 Monday
10—12 May 25 Monday
1— 2 May 25 Monday
8—10 May 26 Tuseday
10—12 May 26 Tuesday
1— 2 May 26 Tuesday
May 28 8:00 p.m.
Barley is the chief source of
Rocking chairs originated in
The Amazon is the widest river
in the world.
Grenadine is made from pome-
The Upper Neches River Au-
thority bill passed the House of
Representatives at Austin around
midnight Monday as a local bill,
with small opposition.
This climaxed some brilliant
work by Cherokee County Repre-
sentative W. W. Glass and Jim
Bob Paxton, Representative of An-
derson County, co-authors of the
Senator Ottis Lock of Lufkin
will bring the bill up for passage
in the Senate this week.
Representative Glass patiently-
waited until around midnight, and
called for a vote on the Upper
Neches bill. It passed with less
than five opposing votes. Five op-
posing votes would have killed it
as a local bill.
Once the bill is possed in the
Senate—as it is expected to do—
Governor Shivers is expected to
sign House Bill 579 into law.
A period of organizational and
preparatory work will follow be-
fore a dam to impound the flood
water of the Neches for Rusk,
Palestine and Jacksonville can be
Each of Hi'1 three cities must
vote on whether they are to be
included in the Upper Noches
River Authority. After this, de-
tailed engineering work will pro-
ceed. Then a method of financing
construction will be submitted to
a vote of the people of the three
Word comes from Palestine that
Rep. Jim Bob Paxton paid high
tribute to Representative W. W.
Glass for "grabbing the ball and
running with it".
J. C. Williams, Mayor W. H.
llanna, and J. G. Johnson of this
city traveled to Austin Monday
and discussed the Upper Neches
Hill with Rep. Glass. The Rusk
delegation was high in their praise
of Rep. Glass.
Hopes of final passage of the
bill appeared dim Monday after-
noon when Rep. Paxton presented
the Upper Neches Hill us a gen-
eral bill. His motion failed to
gain the necessary two-thirds by
a single vote. Then Rep, Glass
decided that the midnight session
was the time to push passage of
the Upper Neches bill as a local
Thousands of Texans visited
Texas State hospitals in Terrell,
Rusk, Austin, San Antonio, Wichi-
ta Fails and Big Springs, during
Mental Health Week. Guided tours
and open house was arranged in
the state hospitals.
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