The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 28, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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AN ESTIMATED 13,000 PEOPLE WILL
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ON CIRCULATION PICURES
The Rusk Cherokeean
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN MAY 28, 1953
THE TOMATO DEAL OPENS MnBRTf
Former Member Of N.B.C, Symphony
To Appear At Baptist Church Soon
Of Legion And
Thursday, May 2lst, was the
first joint meeting of the Ameri-
can .Legion and Auxiliary, accord-
ing to Post Adjutant J. Perrin
Willis. "Those who failed to at-
tend, not only missed an enjoy-
able evening, but good refresh-
jnent-R," said Mr. Willis. Accord-
ing to the Post Adjutant, a joint
meeting will be held each third
Thursday, with the Auxiliary pre-
paring a covered dish dinner.
Mr. Willis stated that a project,
contemplated since the building
of the Legion Hut, was completed.
Orders were given for stoves and
other equipment to be used in
finishing the kitchen. This equip-
ment is to be installed before the
next joint meeting, which is June
The next project for the orga-
nizations is the sealing of the hut.
Delegates were elected to attend
the 2nd Division joint convention
at Crockett, June 13 and 14th.
They are J. G. (Jake) Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs, C. J. Harkins, Mr. and
Mrs. Otto Guertther, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. \Voodard, and Mr. and Mrs.
Mayo Starkey. This delegation will
report to the joint meeting of
June 18th. At the June 18 meet-
ing, delegates will be elected to
the State joint convention in
Commander Mayo Starkey urges
everyone who can, to attend these
meetings. "Some very important
legislation is badly needed in con-
nection with the care of veterans
at the VA hospitals," he stated.
The American Legion has pass-
ed the 120 membership mark and
the Auxiliary has passed the 40
member mark. "Large member-
ship rolls, and large attendance in
both organizations, means a larger
voice in government affairs . . .
all members of both organizations
should set aside the third Thurs-
day night of the month to attend
these meetings, and offer sugges-
tions . . , wc need your help,"
said Commander Starkey. t
Shattuck's Gro. Announces Change Of Location
Private owners hold about 91
per cent of the commercial forest
land in the South, while only nine
per cent is in public ownership.
Mildred Young, formerly with
the N. B. C. Symphony and the
New York Philharmonic, will
make an appearance at the First
Baptist Church in Rusk, on Sunday
Morning June 7th, at 11:00 a.m.
"The program will be presented
by Veterans Hospital Programs in
the interests of our hospitalized
veterans and servicemen," an-
nounced the pastor of the church,
Rev. Lonnie H. Webb.
Miss Young has been acclaimed
by musicians throughout the na-
tion as a truly great mezzo sopra-
no. In addition to her appearances
with the above mentioned sym-
phony orchestras, she has given
a joint recital with Dr. Ifor Jones,
conductor of the Bach Festival in
Bethlehem, and has also perform-
ed as the soloist in the Messiah
presented by the Easton Oratorio
Society and the Bethlehem Choris-
ters. Among the notable conduc-
tors with which Miss Young has
appeared are Arturo Toscannini
and Arthur Rodzinski.
During the past few years, Miss
Young has given generously of her
time and talents to travel into the
veterans hospitals and service
camos with clean, wholesome en-
tertainment sponsored by Veter-
ans Hospital Programs in the
name of all Protestant Churches.
Also included in the program
will be Mr. Bobby Del Rio who
is noted for his outstanding radio
and television work. Everyone is
invited to attend, and the admis-
sion is free.
Bulls Given To
Rusk FFA Chpt.
Two registered Hereford bulls
from the Mill Iron Ranch near
Childress, Texas, have been given
to the Rusk FFA Chapter by the
Sears-Roebuck Foundation, accord-
ing to an announcement from
Adon Duncan, FFA advisor.
These two bulls were from a
group of thirty animals given to
East Texas FFA Chapters for the
purpose of promoting better breed-
ing of livestock.
The bulls will be given to two
members of the Rusk Chapter, to
be fed, cared for, and shown under
the supervision of Mr. Duncan. At
the end of two years, each boy
will have the privilege of buying
the bull at the original price paid
by Sears, or turn the animal back
to the Foundation Area FFA Com-
mittee for re-distribution to an-
Cleburn Welch of the Reklaw
community has been assigned one
of the two animals. Another FFA
student will receive the other bull.
The Mill Iron Ranch is the larg-
est registered Hereford breeding
ranch in the world.
Large areas of shin oaks on the
plains and rolling hills of West
Texas are called "pigmy forests".
Loblolly pine frequently is call
ed old field pine because of its
tendency to invade and reclaim
abandoned agricultural land in the
THE NEW HOME of Shattuck's Grocery & Market is pictured above. The move to the southeast
corner of the square was completed this week.
The building has been completely re-decorated, and all displays have been designed for the conveni-
ence of shoppers.
"It is with a great deal of pride that we announce our opening in this new location. We cordially
invite everyone to come by and visit us during our opening Friday, Saturday and Monday, May 29, 30,
a,id June 1," said Mr. and Mrs. Boo Shattuck." We are giving away many valuable gifts on these opening
days, and want all of our friends and customers to come by and register."
Shattuck's Grocery completed the installation o f an air cooling system Wednesday to add to the
shopping comfort of their customers. Photo By Wiley Shattuck
10c In Rusk
Bob Leake Appreciation Day Declared Big Success
Bob Leake Appreciation Day,
Friday May 22nd, was proclaimed
a big success, according to Frank
B. Gillespie, publicity chairman.
The above photograph shows a
portion of the huge crowd attend-
ing the banquet given in honor
of Miss Leake at the Rusk Hotel,
An estimated one hundred
seventy five guests were present
for the banquet, and several hun-
dred registered at the open house
held Friday afternoon at the High
Gerald Chapman acted as Mas-
ter of Ceremonies. Rev. Myers Cur-
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In Houston Soon
The Texas Annual Conference
of the Methodist Churches will be
held in Houston June 1 through
5th, according to Rev. Myers Cur-
The elected lay delegates of the
First Methodist Church of Rusk
are Robert Banks and A. W. Cok-
An Older Boys Conference will
be held in conjunction with the
Annual Conference and will be
attended by Jimmy Perkins and
Dan Howell Heard.
The conference will be presided
over by Bishop A. Frank Smith
of Houston. Bishop Tippett of
California will' ^t'llver the mess-
ages for the worship services.
The pastor, Rev. Curtis and Mrs.
Curtis, will attend the conference.
Rusk was cited by the National
Safety Council uh one oí the 799
cities with populations of more
than 3,000 that went through the
jjentire year of 1952 without a traf-
fic fatality, according to informa-
tion from Mayor W. H. Hanna of
"We are mighty proud to re-
ceive this citation, and hope that
we may go many years without
one," said Mayor W. H. Hanna.
The largest no-death city In 1952
was Evanston, III., wih a popula-
tion of 73,600. Hobart, Okla., a
city of 5,400 population which
state records show has never had
traffic death since its incorpora-
ion in 1901, maintained its perfect
record through 1952 for the long-
est sustained performance among
cities of more than 5,000 popula-
Forty-two Texas cities above
5,000 population were credited
with no traffic deaths in 1952.
Named Meat Mkt.
Mgr.. Banks Gro.
Nineteen Children Receive Their
Diplomas From Rusk Kindergarten
Southwestern Electric Industrial
Heads Meet With Rusk's Leaders
Heads of the Industrial Depart- tern Klectric In this city's bid for
ment at Southwestern Electric industry.
Service Company from Dalla* and This Industrial Department of
Jacksonville and memhers of the Southwestern Electric was orna
Industrial Committee of the Rusk
Chamber of Commerce and other
Interested cilltens have a sched-
uled meeting at 8 30 today tThurv
The location of
try in Rusk will he
Rusk leader* «ere «wared af
niied around fl months ago.
W now working full time to aid
cities that they serve to secure in
John T Shew mack and Charles
fnrth of Dallas and Paul Har
C Rand «I
tor the present to a** the
Raymond Spivey was presented
a Silver Plaque by R. A. Coving
ton in Assembly, Friday morning
at the Rusk High School, accord
' ing to Adon Duncan, FFA. advisor
of the Rusk Chapter.
This plaque is awarded one hoy
each year. The student to receive
the honor is elected by the mem
t ers of the Rusk FFA chapter.
Their selection la determined by
which student they think has con
tributed the moat to FFA and Vo-
cational Agriculture work In the
Rusk chapter for |Jte year.
R A. Covington U a Stale Farm
9f. and a former State vice pred
dent of th« Tex a* FFA Asaecia
The Tomato Deal got underway
at Rusk Thursday and the fruit
opened up at 10c per lb. at J. P.
Acker's shed, the only shed open
in Rusk. The Riley Maneas Shed
is expected to begin operation*
This city took over as East Tex-
as' Number 1 shipping center last
year, and the local sheds will be
working to hold this title.
"Grade is running "fair" on the
opening day of the deal, and the
price should be good all the way
through. I don't think we will have
as many tomatoes this year, how-
ever," said J. P. Acker.
Hundreds of Cherokee County
men and women will go to work
packing I he green wraps when the
tomato deal goes into full swing
For Bible School
June 8th through June 14th has
boon announced as the date for
the annual Vacation Bible School
at the First Methodist Church, ac-
cording to the pastor, Rev. Myers
Dean for the School will be Mrs.
"The Bible School is open to
all children," stated Rev. Curtis,
"ages four through twelve."
The sessions will be held each
Hay, except Saturday, beginning at
9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 14th, an open
house will be held at the Church.
The work of the children will be
on display for parents and visitors.
ilev. Freeland Is
Rev. J. H. Freeland is attending
the Town and Country Pastor's
Institute held at Brazos t'resby-
tery's Camp Cho-yeh, Livingston.
This meeting is under the direc-
tion of Assembly's director of
Town and Country Churches, Dr.
James M. Carr, Atlanta, Ga. and
began with supper on Tuesday,
May 26th and will close at noon
Friday, May 29th. Ministers from
Texas and Louisiana in both Pres-
byterian U.S. and U.S.A. churches
will attend. , u
The evening addresses will be
given by Dr. Earl Brewer, Profes-
sor Rural Church, Candler School
of Theology, Emory University,
Georgia. Dr. Daniel Russell, Texas
A. and M. College will have a class
on "The Church and Community
Problems." Rev. James A. Aiken,
Jr. of Denton, Texas will lead a
panel on the Larger Parish. A visit
will be made to the Alabama Ind-
ian Reservation on Thursday after-
Bill Braswell has been named
meat market manager at Felton
Banks Grocery, according to Fel
ton Banks, owner.
Mr. Braswell has been a resident
of Rusk since 1945. His wife, the
former Ruth Echols, is a native of
Mr. Braswell was associated
with the Echols Cabinet Shop
prior to moving to Port Arthur in
His experience in the grocery
business includes ten years as
manager of the Red and White
Store at Jasper, Texas, He has
been associated with grocery husl
n« ss off and on for some fifteen
"Mr. Braswell will be in com
plete charge of our market, and i "All persons interested in the
will do his best to give nil of our chleken business are invited to ut-
cujtomer* the cut of meat they | lend a meeting at our store," an*
want," said Mr Hanks. i nounced Harold Miller, "Friday.
The Hraswells have three ehil May 2Wh, 7:30 p.m."
dren, Sarah age 18. Runty, age 10 Hens in cages, another phase of
und Nell. atie 4, the chicken industry will he In-
We are mightv glad In have trudured and explained at thi*
Chickens To Be
Subject Of Friday
year a I
's award was rece ived
I the rluef
Bill associated with us," eonelud
ed Mr Hanks
lidil * imivn m ■ « -«
rmal ef ideal Cmw
meeting Thin operation la en-
tirely new to' the Rusk area,'
said Mr Miller "It is pasible U
make as high as $7 000 n t proftt
per >ear," ht added
' * ta cord
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 28, 1953, newspaper, May 28, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149973/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.