The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 25, 1953 Page: 1 of 14
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The Rusk Cherokeean
^TEXAS' OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ESTABLISHED AS THE PIONEER JULY 5, 1848
SERVING THE GREATER RUSK TRADE AREA
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN JUNE 25, 1953
Theo Boyette To
For Lions Club
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Dep. Dist. Gov. Theo Boyette
Mr. L. L. Nelms
To Be Layman
Speaker June 28
Mr. L. L. Nelms of Houston will
be the guest speaker at the morn-
ing worship service, Sunday, June
28th, 11 a.m. at the First Metho-
dist Church, according to Lester
Goff, Charge Lay Leader. Mr.
Goff will preside at the Morning
Mr. Nelms is president of the
Wessendorff-Nelms Tool Company
in Houston. "The highest recom-
mendation that we can think of,"
said Mr. Goff, "is that he is th£
father of Mrs. Myers Curtis, wife
of our pastor."
Mr. Nelms has been very active
in church work for many years.
At present, he is chairman of the
•Official Board of St. Luke's Meth-
odist Church, Houston and is chair-
man of the Board of Missions and
Church Extension. "He has an in-
sight into the layman's viewpoint,
and we feel as though everyone
will find his talk very interesting,"
stated Mr. Goff. "We are most
/ happy to have Mr. and Mrs. Nelms
with us for this service," continu-
ed Mr. Goff.
At the evening service on June
28th, Rev. Earl Mclntyre will be
the guest preacher. "Rev. Mcln-
tyre is the preacher on the Rusk
circuit, and is one of the outstand-
ing students at .Lon Morris Col-
lege. We are happy to welcome
him to our pulpit for this serv-
ice," concluded Mr. Goff.
District Clerk, A. C. Jenkins,
reports nine cases tried without
Ely Johnston vs. State of Texas.
The defendant was then enjoined
from offering alcoholic beverage
for sale in Cherokee County, June
June 20th, Dismissed was Texas
Bank and Trust Company vs. L.
June 17th, Dismissed was Fred
Francis vs. Oliver Black, et al.
June 12th, Texas Bank and Trust
Co. vs. Ben S. Lewis, judgement
Muy 20th Muble Genor Sweat
vs. Samuel C. Sweat, divorce grant-
May 16th, Stale of Texas vs. E
Bass. Delinquent taxes, suit dismis-
June 12th, Cecil R. Fergeson
vs. CUlre B. Spurgeon Fergeaon.
June l#th, Altha T Bidden vs.
Andy Bolden divorce granted
Mr*. Jewel Gumming* vs. E. C.
Cummtng*. Suit dismissed
June lith. MUdred Louise Mat
tlen vi Johnny M Mettles. Tern-
porary restraining order and poe-
of commoalty property
Deputy District Governor Theo
Boyette of Lions International Dis-
trict 2S-1, will officially install the
officers of the Rusk Lions and
Lioness Clubs Friday evening,
7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Hall. The new officers will serve
for the coming year.
Heading the leaders for the
Lions Club will be Gladstone
Thompson, president; Burnell Sto-
vall, first vice-president; Morris
Elliott, second vice-president; Rob-
ert von Doenhoff, third vice-presi-
dent; Elma Musick, Jr. tail twister;
J. F. Vermillion, lion tamer; Bob
Gregg, secretary-treasurer; and di-
rectors Lloyd Pipes, W. T. (Bill)
Parrott, Glenn Miller and Corry
Mrs. J. C. Williams, Jr. will be
installed as president of the
(Continued on Page 7, Sec. 1)
Assn. June 22,23
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pipes at-
tended the meeting of the Texas
Bankers Association in Corpus
Christi Monday and Tuesday. Mr.
Pipes is one of the four bankers
serving on the program commit-
tee for this organization.
The meeting was held at the
Robert Driscoll Hotel and plans
were made for the Texas Bankers
Association's Annual Conference
to be held in September.
Others serving on this commit-
tee were: Mr. W. Neal Greer,
President of the Citizens State
Bank of Houston and President of
the Texas Bankers Association;
Mr. E. A. Dabney, Jr,. President
of the Corpus Christi Bank and
Trust Co. and Mr. John M. Griffith,
President of the City National
Bank of Taylor.
Eight Cases Are
Filed In A. C.
Eight cases were filed this week
in the District Clerk, A. C. Jen-
Mary Pauline Corley Elmore vs.
Elwin D. Elmore, divorce.
Dorothy Ward Jackson vs.
George Jackson, divorce.
Hubert K. Black vs. United Bene-
fit Life Insurance Company Col-
lection of debt, attorney's fees
and Liquidated Damages. -
Hubert K. Black vs. Mutal Bene-
fit Health and Accident Associa-
tion of Omaha, collection of debt.
Florentz C. Holtz vs. Robert
Sewell and Charles Sewell, dam-
Joe Burkett, etal vs Herman Via,
Pearline Lang vs. John Dix
Leila Palmer Douglass, etal vs.
Mrs. Maggie May, etal Partition.
Myrtie Christie vs. David Chris-
To Farmers Now
Farmers Home Administration
County Supervisor, Carter D. Mc-
Kinzie of Jacksonville, announces
that he is taking applications for
Water Facility loans. These loans
are made to qualified applicants
who wish to improve the existing
water supply on their farms or to
develop and install new facilities
and who are unable to obtain the
necessary credit from other local
These loans can be made to re-
pair wells, dig new wells, stock
tanks, install electric pressure
systems to provide a sanitary wat-
er supply and for irrigaiton pur-
poses. Repayment is scheduled
over a number of years at a low
rate of interest.
Farmers interested in obtaining
this assistance should contact Mr.
McKinzie, whose office is located
upstairs in the Post Office Build-
ing, Jacksonville, and discuss with
him their needs for development
or improvement of domestic,
livestock, or irrigation water sup-
plies on the farm.
Miss Guinn Named
College For Women
Miss Mary Ethel Guinn of Rusk
has been elected floor chairmen
for the Rusk System at the Texas
State College for Women in Den-
As a floor counselor. Misa Guinn
will axalat in directing the co-op-
erative dormitory's activities and
serve as a counselor for other
Mrs. J. Perkins
Talks To Rusk'!
Mrs. James I. Perkins of Rusk,
who has just returned from a
workshop meeting of more than
200 volunteers of National Foun-
dation for Polio at Houston, made
a report to the W.S.C.S, Kiwanis
Club and Rotary Club of this city.
She will talk to the Lions Club
Mrs. Perkins told of the many
dynamic people that she had the
pleasure of meeting while in Hous-
ton, and discussed the background
"It was fascinating to hear Mr.
Basil O'Connor, President, and Dr.
Kenneth S. Landauer, Assistant
Medical Director for the National
Foundation of Infantile Paralysis,
discuss the work being done to-
ward better medical care for polio
patients and better chapter service
to the community," said Mrs. Per-
"Equally as interesting was the
discussion of women's activities by
Miss Elaine Whitelaw and the dis-
cussion of Public Relations by
Miss Dorothy Ducas. These two
women refute all arguments again-
st women in business, for they
were charming, dynamic, intelli-
gent, and very business-like," con-
tinued the speaker.
Mrs. Perkins recalled last year's
widespread polio epidemics when
nearly 55,000 children took part
in a dramatic series of field ex-
periments to test the efficiency
of human blood called gamma
globulin. It was found that GG will
offer significant protection against
paralytic polio for a period of
about five weeks. However, the
supply of GG is extremely limited.
It will be distributed to protect
persons in intimate contact with
ciiagnosed polio cases and for mass
inoculations in communities und-
ergoing severe polio epidemics.
This distribution will be through
state health officers, free of
charge. For the 46 million chil-
dren and adolescents in the polio
susceptible age groups, there are
approximaely 1 million doses of
GG available. It is hoped that by
next year a greater supply of GG
will be available to protect the
"Mr. O'Connor stated that with-
in five years we would know
whether or not we Have a vaccine
capable of preventing polio. In the
meantime, parents are advised to
pay attention to good health rules;
don't let children mix with new
groups, or get overtired, or get
chilled, but do keep them clean,"
concluded Mrs, Perkins.
The speaker announced that she
would offer one program on polio
this fall, and asked the co-opera-
tion of the service clubs and ladies
organizations to he ready to volun-
teer their services for any work
that needs to be done
Qui i— IN.
Private owners bold about tl
per cent of the commercial forest
land In the South, while only nine
per cent la la
National Guard Armory
Will Be Bnilt In Rnsk
Jim Ed Cowart
Baylor June 8th
Jim Ed Cowart, formerly of
Rusk, graduated from Baylor Uni-
versity, College of Medicine, at
Houston June 8th.
Mr. Cowart is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Cowart of Rusk, and
the nephew of Dr. Robert W. Cow-
art of Dallas.
Jim Ed attended elementary
grade school at Cowart and Eliza-
bethan Schools in Dallas. He grad-
uated from Boude Storey Jr. High
as an honor student. The Cowarts
then moved to Rusk where he at-
tend Rusk High School for four
years. He graduated in 1946, again
as an honor student. He won the
gold cup for the best all around
Aftfr graduation from Rusk
High, he attended Stephen F. Aus-
tin College in Nacogdoches, where
he received his pre-med degree.
He completed his work there in
only three years, with an average
of above 90.
Jim Ed next entered college at
Baylor University in Houston
where he recently received his
M. D. He has received his appoint-
ment for Internship to begin on
July 1, at Gorgas Hospital, Ancon,
Canal Zone in Central America.
His wife, the former Miss Helen
Holcomb, attended Rusk High
School and is a graduate of Lon
Morris college in Jacksonville.
They have one son, Jed Cowart, who
was the first baby born in the
Rusk Memorial Hospital.
Mrs Pope A Guinn. la a recrea-!
To Close Fourth
According to Houston White,
chairman of the Public Relations
Commitee of the Rusk Chamber of
Commerce, the majority of the
Rusk merchants and business men
will observe, Saturday, July 4th,
as a holiday by closing their in-
dividual places of business.
This decision was made follow-
! ing a recent poll conducted by the
I Husk Chamber of Commerce com-
mittee, explained Mr. White. "In
I observing this date by closing, we
j are conforming with our neigh-
j boring cities of Tyler, Jacksonville
¡and others," chairman White point-
Reports For Duty
NORFOLK, Va (TOTNO -
Among thmtr who reported aboard
the battleship USS Wisconsin for
duty recently was John W Mc
Carty. fireman, UXN son of Mr
and Mrs William A McCarty of
Well . Tw
••for* entering the Navy, ha
graduated from Wells high School
Local National Guard Unit Will
Leave For Summer Camp, June 28
To Iron Out The
Details On Show
The Rodeo Committee of the
Rusk Lions Club met at Smith's
Cafe Thursday morning, and con-
tinued their work to iron out the
details for the annual Rusk Lions
Club Rodeo, August 6, 7, and 8th.
The committee voted to have a
very unique and colorful rodeo
program this year. This program
will have pictures and information
on saddle bronc riding, bulldog-
ging, wild horse riding, calf rop-
ing, brahma bull riding and pic-
tures of star performers of Rodeo
entertainers. It also lists the
World's Champion Cowboys and
gives a rodeo dictionary .
Plans for the tour were brought
up, and a decision on who will be
secured as entertainers will be
brought up before the club at the
installation meeting Friday night.
The committee voted to estab-
lish Smith's Cafe dining room as
rodeo headquarters this year. A
telephone will be installed at No.
Bids will be submitted on the
erection of seats in the near fu-
At Kiwanis Tues.
The Rusk Kiwanis Club held its
regular meeting at Smith's Cafe,
Tuesday. Presenting the program
were members of the Carthage
Kiwanis Club. Kiwanlans Sam
Alexander delivered the principal
address on "The Bible."
In his message, Mr. Alexander
pointed out that "the Holy Bible
was written by 40 different men
in different walks of life over a
period of 1,500 years. The Bible
speaks for itself because it meets
a universal human need and pre-
sents the prophecies and thier ful-
fillment in behalf of Christ and
Kiwanian Alexander further
pointed out "the Bible is the
world's best seller and has been
translated into over 1,100 langu-
ages. You don't have to apologize
for the Bible ... it substantiates
its own claims. God has a contro-
versy with Russia, because her sa-
lute is that of a closed fist in de-
fiance of God."
Other members from hte Car-
thage Club were Kiwanlans Sheriff
Glenn Hunt, County Attorney
James Strong, City Manager Jack
Horner, A. J. Barras, Warren John-
son and Ruff Wall, president.
Judge J. VV. Summers, chairman
of the Inter-Club Relations Com-
mittee, welcomed the group to
Rusk. Sheriff Glenn Hunt present
ed the Cup to Judge Summers,
whleh the Ru k Club will deliver
to Henderson on July 7th when
they present the program there,
Also a guest speaker at the noon
meeting was Mrs. James L. Per-
kins. She spoke In behalf of the
health program set up (or protec-
tion against Polio.
More thaa SO Texas counties
have organized campaigns under
way to raise the Texas Quota of
S1Ü.7M for the Texas Mental
There were 74 mea oa the Mar
Forty one members of Company
A, 143rd Inf. Reg., 36th Division
of Rusk, will leave Sunday, June
28th for a two week's encampment
at North Fort Hood, near Gates-
ville, according to E. R. Gregg,
Jr., Company Commander.
"This is the largest group to at-
tend summer camp since the unit
was re-organized in 1947," stated
"Infantry training, with em-
phasis on small units, will be
stressed during the two weeks en-
campment," added Lt. Gregg.
A review will be held Saturday,
July 4th, for Governor Allan
Planning to atend Camp from
the Rusk Guard Unit are: 1st. Lt.
Eldridge R. Gregg, Jr.; 2nd Lt.
Paul D. Drawhorn; 2nd Lt. Jacob
F. Vermillion; 2nd Lt. Henry D.
Westbrook; W/O Tom E. Sartlan;
M/Sgt. J. G. Johnson; SFC Roy V.
Brewer; SFC James K. Wallace;
Sgt. Norris Campbell; Sgt. Wil-
liam E. Cary; Sgt. Jesse M. Craw-
ford; Sgt. Earnest V. Danies, Jr.;
vSgt. Billy F. Pierce; Sgt. Jesse R.
Sosby; Sgt. Thomas A. Hassell;
Sgt. William E. Smith; Sgt. Her-
schel H. Kyle;
Cpl. James L. Bowden; Cpl. Or-
land K. Haney; Cpl. Winford L.
Johnson; Cpl. Bonds F. Looney:
Cpl. Derrell W. Pryor; Cpl. Joseph
L. Shirey; Cpl. Olen E. Vansickle;
Cpl. John W. Waldle; Pvt. Daniel
A. Bishop; Pvt. Wallace E. Craig;
Pvt. Clarence A. Dodson, Jr., Pvt.
Pearl Garner; Pvt. Earl Ga??ier,
Pvt. Carol F. GUdden;
Pvt. John F. Hamilton; Pvt. Al-
ford L, Hicks; Pvt. George C, Hug-
gifts; Pvt. Billy J. Klllion; Pvt. Mar-
vin D. McBoom; Pvt. Ray M. Mc-
Michael; Pvt. William M. Moake;
Pvt. William E. Powell; Pvt. Billy
R. Palmer and Pvt. Richard L.
Five of this group have recently
received promotions, announced
Commander Gregg. They are 2nd
Lt. Henry D. Westbrook; Cpl. John
W. Waldie; Sgt. William E. Smith;
Sgt. T. A. Hassell and Sgt. Herschel
At a recent meeting of the Colc-
man-Isgate Post No. 293 of Rusk,
the American Legion voted to sup-
port the "Back to God Crusade".
This great movement will be-
gin June 28th and will last one
month, according to J. Perrin Wil-
li), post adjutant.
Each legionnaire and members
of the Auxiliary will support this
by getting someone to attend
The American Legion's "Back to
God" movement is sweeping over
Hundreds of congratulatory edi-
torials, letters and public pro
nouncentents attest to the fad
that this constructive crusade
against religious apathy has gain-
ed tremendous momentum in com-
munities throughout the land
This encouraging reaction to
The American Legion's spiritual
program stems (rum active imple-
mentation uf the "Hack to God"
movement through the M depart
ments, more than MO districts and
Iteeiihewer an Rvefram
Highlighting IMS activities in
the movement was the impreaaive
(Centinued on Pate *. See t)
1st Lt. E. R. Gregg, Jr., Com-
mander of Company A, Rusk Na-
tional Guard, has been notified by
Maj. General Phinney, Command-
ing General of the 36th Division.
Texas National Guard, that Rusk
will have a new armory. Construc-
tion will get underway in August,
General Phinney said.
The new armory will be located
on the old golf course area, near
the city lake.
The City of Rusk gave the 36th
Division five acres of land to be
used for armory site. Under the
terms of the contract with the
City, the building will have to be
a minimum of 5000 square feet,
and of a permanent construction.
General Phinney praised The
City of Rusk for donating the
grounds for the armory site.
He also praised Company A for
their outstanding recruiting ac-
complishments in the past two
months. Company A has grown
from 22 enlisted men. 3 officers,
and one warrant officer to 43 en-
listed men, 4 officers, and one
Company A leaves for their an-
nual encampment Sunday, and
General Phinney will go over the
details of the armory with Lt.
Gregg and officers of the com-
The new armory will be avail-
able for civic organization for vari-
ous activities and functions. It
will have ail the latest iacUitim
tor training purposes for mem-
bers of the National Guard.
Complete details on the equip-
ment to be added will be announc-
ed following the conference with
All Baylor Ex's
To Attend A
Picnic Saturday A
Royce Thompson, President of
Palestine Baylor Club, extends a
cordial invitation to all Baylor
Ex's, and their husbands and wives
to attend a picnic Saturday, June
27, 7:00 p.m. at the K. A. Ander-
son Circle-K Farm nine miles out
from Palestine on the Rusk High-
Those interested in coming
should bring enough fried chicken
potato chips, cookies, plates, forks,
and napkins for their group.
"Since our lists of Baylor Stu-
dents and Alumni in Cherokee
County are incomplete, any eligi-
ble persons should consider this
notice a personal inviation," stated
Malo eme harm aboot W C
Officers Of The
Rotary Club Are
The new officers of the Rotary
Club were installed at a meeting
Wednesday at the Rusk Hotel.
The new officers are: Houston
White, president: Doyle Bagley,
vice president; Don Jenkins, secre-
tary and Mayo Starkey, Sgt. at
Reports were given on the Dis-
trict meeting held in Crockett
Monday night by District Gover-
nor, K. A. Anderson of Palestine.
Don Jenkins, Lonnie Webb, J.
B Musslewhite and Houston Whit*
attended the Crockett meeting.
Many of the new officers in this
Rotary District were there to re-
ceive additional Instructions as to
their duties for the year." stated
Mrs James I. Perkins made a
shari talk about Polio and the
!U.trch of Dunes and gave a report
on the reeoot meettM ef tho
Marth of Dime* Program held la
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