The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1953 Page: 1 of 12
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i AN ESTIMATED 13,000 PEOPLE WILL
)READ THIS PUBLICATION, BASED
ON CIRCULATION FIGURES
The Rusk Cherokeean
TEXAS' OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ESTABLISHED AS THE PIONEER JULY 5, 1848
SERVING THE GREATER RUSK TRADE AREA
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN
i JULY 2, 1953
Farm To Market Road Is Slated To
Connect Union Grove and Dialville
J. H. Rounsaville
Speaks To The
The State Highway Department
is asking for sealed proposals for
construction of 4.681 miles of a
farm to market highway from Un-
ion Grove to Dialville on Highway
No. FM-910, covered by R 1786-1-1.
Bids will be received at the Hi-
ghway Department in Austin un-
til 9:00 a. m. July 14, 1953.
This is a "Public Works" pro-
ject, as defined in House Bill No.
54 of the 43rd Legislature and H.
B. No. 115 of the 44th Legislat-
ure. It subject to the provisions
of these House Bills, and no pro-
visions herein are intended to be
in conflict with the provisions of I
Plans and specifications are av-
ailable at the office of W. D. Har-
ris, Resident Engineer in Rusk,
and the Texas Highway Depart-
ment in Austin. The usual rights
Paving Program Is Expected
To Begin In This City Soon
The Rusk Kiwanis Ciiub held its
regular meeting Tuesday at Sm-
ith's Cafe. Mr. James Rounsaville
was the speaker. He spoke on
"The Traffic Problem Of Our
Day." He also spoke on the build-
ing of better roads and more
roads to meet this condition.
The speaker said that 7 million
new cars will be built this year.
At the present time there are 53-
000,000 vehicles on our roads in
the United States. "The problem
today is to build more and. better
roads than we have," stated Mr.
He futher stated that 40 billion
dollars is needed to maintain our
roads, 15 billion to rebuild the
old ones and 100 billion to main-
tain and rebuild the old ones and
make new ones.
Mr. Rounsaville told of the Fr-
ee-Ways being built in the United
States and also of Toll Roads. He
said that the cost of Toll Roads
was about lc per mile. Various
states advocate the building of
Toll Roads. "This would help to
solve the problem of our day,"
declared Mr. Rounsaville. "It wo-
uld give us better roads and more
The visitors at the Kiwanis me-
eting Tuesday were Mr. Gowland
and Mr. Hampton Rutherford.
The Rusk Kiwanis Club will
f ake The Friendship Cup to the
Henderson Club next Tuesday
with J. W. Summers in charge of
Will Preach On
"Life for Life"
Rev. Freeland. pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church will
preach next Sunday morning on
the topic "Life for Life".
At the evening service, he will
preach on "The Challenge for To-
The Regular Quarterly Comm-
union Service will be held at the
morning service and Fellowship
Night will be observed on Wed-
neday Night, July 8th at 7:30 p.
One church, one all-harmonious
One passion for Thy high Em-
One heart of gold without al-
One striving for the higher joys,
One Christ, one Cross, one on-
One living of the Holy Word.
The Rotary Club
Makes Tour Of
Rusk Hospital 9
The Rotary Club, at their reg-
ular meeting. made a tour of the
Ru>k Memorial Hospital
Or Floyd Rrtjham was program
chairman for the week. and waa
in chars* of the tour
Mr and Mr* Lewis Taekett con-
ducted the Rotarían* through the
Dies At Home In
Earl M. Berry died at his home
in Albuquerque, New Mexico on
June 22, 1953. A native of Rusk,
,!he had resided 31 years in Albu-
He passed away ^suddenly of a
heart attack at the age of 59. As
a carpenter and contractor, he
made his contribution to the great
expansion of his adopted city. He
was a veteran of World War 1,
and a member of the Hugh A.
Carlisle Post of the American Leg-
Surviving are his wife, Lorene,
a son Earl Thomas and Mrs. Glen-
da Crevenna of Washington, D. C.,
and a grandson, Richard Turner.
Attending the funeral, held at
the Exter-Tonella Morturary on
June 24th, were his brother, Ben-
nie Berry of Palestine, and his
sisters Mrs. Clara Russell of Val-
esco, Mrs. Mars Measeis of Alvin,
and Mrs. Jewel Jimmerson of
Also attending were his sister-
in-law, Mrs. Lanora Dennis of Ol-
ton, and her daughters, Mrs. des-
tine Carpenter and Mrs. Evelyn
Four sisters were unable to at-
tend the services: Mrs. Addie St-
ovall of Dallas, Mrs. Flora Weaver
of Rusk, Mrs. Norah Henry of
Palestine, and Mrs. Annie Martin
At the 4 o'clock ceremony, held
at Mission Chapel of the Exter-
Tonella Mortuary, Rev. Herbert
Hines, pastor of the United Breth-
ren Church officiated. Intern-
ment took place at the Fairview
Active pallbearers were: John
H. Hill, Calvin Kimbrough, Guy-
ton Hayes, Ed Kilian, Sloan High-
tower and Kenneth Sagerty.
Honary pallbearers were Jack
Hewes, B. G. Mcintosh, John C.
Robinson, C. H. Davenport, and
Of Atoy Holds
Revival In July
The Baptist Church of Atoy is
holding a revival beginning the
second Sunday in July.
Brother Ray Pippins will take
his place in the pulpit. -
The people of the church will
be glad for all to come and at-
tend the services, according to
D. A. Frit*.
B. C Kwtatff was the vtofttaf
far the ***k
One of the oldest newspapers
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founded in Hartford in 1764 by
When American printing began,
the presses were still much like
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The first American newspaper,
Publick Occurrences Roth Fnrre
ign and Domestkk. published in
Ronton on September 39, Wtt. by
Benjamin lfam« waa mipanéed
Iqt II royal governor after one
Home Dem. Week
Home Demonstration Week was
featured, May 3-9, 1953, in Chero-
kee County by ten Home Demo-
stration Clubs, several different
Central High, the only club in
the County which has continued
to be organized and meet x'eg-
ularly since the work started in
the County twenty three years
ago, had open house at the school
building which they have trans-
formed into a community house.
All non members in the com-
munity were given a special invi-
tation. Approximately 100 club
members and non club members
throughout tho county attended.
After the guest studied exhibits of
accomplishments of the members,
light refreshments of punch, cook-
ies, and breads made by the club
members were served.
Four of the charter members
and the agent who was present
when the club was organized were
in the receiving line.
Turney Home Demonstration
Club sponsored a play party for
the young people of the communi-
ty on Friday night May 8th, as
part in recognizing National Home
Demonstration Week. This party
was of such a success it has be-
come a weekly accurance.
Craft Home Demonstration Club
with help of the Craft 4-H Club
girls sponsored a breakfast for
members and non club members
in the community. The food was
prepared and served by both the
4-H and Home Demonstration
Club members. Approximately fif-
ty people attended this breakfast.
The Salem Home Demonstra-
tion Club selected, as their meth-
od of featuring Home Demonstra-
tion Week, to decorate hte church
for Saturday night, Sunday morn-
ing, Sunday night, and Wednesday
night services. A card with "In
Observance of National Home
Demonstration Week," was plac-
ed on each arangement.
The following five clubs: Craft,
Ponta, Turney, Iron Mountain, and
Central High aranged a show win-
dow exhibits of some of the vari-
ous accomplishments in the towns
of: Jacksonville, Rusk, Ponta, and
East Jacksonville, Cove Springs.
Turney, and Craft sponsored a
radio program in which they held
a radio panel discussion on the
organization of the County Home
Rarely is the importance of the
extension work resulting from Na-
tional Home Demonstration Week
Through the window exhibits
some of the women found a sale
for some of their Crafts such as
woven reed baskets, lamps, cop-
per planters, and pictures.
Requests for assistance in freez-
ing, canning, crafts, and various
activities of club women have
been made to club women and
club members by non-club mem-
A county commissioner asked to
be taught how to weave a cane
bottom in an old chair.
"Since our school has been con-
solidated with other schools and
moved away. Our community
would have lost its community
spirit had It not been for our
Home Demonstration Club," said
Mrs. L, L. Rogers of Central High.
Mrs. C. S Ousley of Craft Home
Demonstration Club saya "Honor
due to Mrs Morton, one of the
oldest leaders in «hit community,
would have been overlooked had
the Nome Demonstration Club
[women not been active la the
New Officers Installed
For Lions Club Fri.
Ten Cases Filed
And Disposed Of
Ten cases were disposed of and
filed in the County Clerk, A. C.
Jenkin's, Office this week.
Juñe 25lh, Ruth M. Chandler vs.
dharlie Arthur Chandler, divorce
June 25th, The State of Texas
vs. L. L. Perry, et al delinquent
taxes, Judgement for plaintiff.
June 26, John Alexander vs.
Dorthy Ree Alexander, Divorce
June 26. The State of Texas vs.
Malone W. Armstrong, Delinquent
Taxes, Judgement for plaintiff.
The application of Airs. Exa
June 23rd, J. P. Acker vs. D. B.
June 23rd, Maurice T. Powell,
Jr. vs. Mildred Powell, dismissed.
June 24th, Jacksonville Inde-
pendent School District vs. Robert
Dashiell, order of dismissal,
June 25th, Alto Independent
School District vs. S. M. Holcomb,
June 25th, The State of Texás
vs. H. H. Kerby, et al Judgement
G. W. Causey Of
Sat. June 27th
George Washington Causey, age
77, died Saturday after an extend-
ed illness. Mr. Causey was the
brother of Mr. Jim Causey of
Mr. Causey was buried Sunday,
June 28th, in the Providence Ceme-
tery near Jacksonville. After rites
were held at 3 p.m. in the Gra-
Rev. C. R. Meadows and Rev. John
W. Elliott officiated.
Surviving are three sons, Bill
Causey of West Monroe, La., Har-
mon Causey of Ml. Selman, and
Carl Causey of Lawton, Okla.;
three daughters, Mrs. Harvey
Chandler of Mt. Selman, Mrs.
Travis Derrington of Wichita Falls
and Mrs. Hoyt Cantrell of Ben
Wheeler: three brothers, W. F.
Causey and M. O. Causey of Jack-
sonville and Jim Causey of Rusk;
three sisters, Mrs. Walter P. Mur-
ray, Mrs. H. D. Henderson, and
Mrs. Jack Lane of Jacksonville;
sixteen grandchildren and three
Here June 29th
The Rusk Cherokeean has a new
boss - - an eight pound and nine
ounce girl. The young lady was
delivered at the Rusk Memorial
Hospital around 1:45 Monday aft-
ernoon, June 29th. She is the dau-
ghter of E. H. and Marie White-
head, publishers of The Rusk Ch-
Both the mother and uaughter
are doing fine, and this paper's
¡future Society Editor has, been
named Terrie Lou.
"Speaking for my wife and dau-
ghter (if she could talk) and my-
self, I would like to thank all
of our many friends, news con-
tributors, and advertisers for their
fine cooperation in helping get
this publication printed. This ear-
ly copy was a big help," said
•n Page IS
Robert L. Banks
Elected Sec. Of
Co. Supt. Assn
Robert L. Banks, County Super-
intendent of Schools, was elected
secretary of the County Superin-
tendent Association of Texas, for
the coming year.
The annual meeting of this org-
anisation was held at A It M Col*
lege on June 22nd. 23rd and 24th
Beeman Justice. County Super
tntendent of the Nacogdoches
County, was elected President tor
the mmia« year
Of Ponta Dies
Monday June 29
Funeral services were held for
Luther Christopher, age 55, of
Ponta Monday, June 29th, at 4
p. m. at Lowes Chapel Church.
Burial followed at Lowes Chap-
Mr. Christopher had been ill
for some time. He was a native of
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lee Ammar Christopher of Ponta;
two daughters, Mrs. Odeal McC'l-
eod. Houston; Mrs: Faye Louise
Byrd, Ponta: three sons; Charlie
C. Christopher, Rusk; Marshall M.
Christopher, Sugarland, and Luth-
er D. Christopher, Ponta.
He has three sisters: Mrs. Tom
Parsons, Ponta; Mrs, Listón Par-
sons, Rusk; and Mrs. James G.
Hotramel, Little Rock. Arkansas.
He had eight grand children.
Rev. Eddie Johnson, pastor of
the Christian Church of Jackson
ville read the final rites.
Pallbearers were; Ven Fountain,
Walter McCrany, lister Rowling,
Fred Lunsford. Karl Mankenshlp
tand Terry Perkins. All of his fr
iends were honorary pallbearers.
Wallace Funeral Home was In ch-
arge «I arrangements.
Gladstone Thompson was inst-
alled president of the Rusk Lions
Club Friday night when Theo Bo-
yette, Deputy District Governor
of 2S-1 installed the clubs officers.
Other officers installed were: 1st
vice president, Burnell Stovall;2nd
vice president, Morris Elliott; 3rd
vice president Robert von Doen-
hoff; sec.-treas., E. R. Gregg, Jr.;
Lion tamer, J, F..Vermillion; tail
twister, E. B. Musick, Jr.; and
directors, Lloyd Pipes, Bill Par
rott, Glenn Miller and Corry Wal-
Lioness Club officers are: Bet-
ty Williams, president; Eleanor
Gabbert, vice president; Betty Jo
Ham sec.-treas.; and Hazel Mus-
"You can not do other than to
go forward and still have a succ-
essful year in Lionism," was the
main point of Lion Boyette's ad-
dress to the new officers.
Incoming president Lion Thom-
pson expressed his appreciation
for the honor of being chosen to
serve as president of the Rusk
Lions Club. He promised that he
would do his utmost to continue
the fine work of Lionism that the
club has accomplished in the past.
"With the fine support that all
members of the club give their
officers and directors, I know that
we- will have a most successful
year," said Lion Thompson.
Lion Thompson presented gifts
to Lioness Margaret Ross, Mamie
Miller and June Crysup and Lion
Charles Pearce and Bob Person
in appreciation of their services
during the past year.
Dr. Charles Pearce served the
Rusk Lions Club ably as president
last year. Margaret Ross did an
outstanding job as president of
the Lioness Club.
District Governor Allan Cald-
well of Jacksonville presented Dr.
Pearce with a plaque for being
chosen for his outstanding work
in Lionism while president.
Governor Caldwell presented
100 per cent attendance buttons
to the following Lions: Alfred El-
liott, Frank Gillespie, Wilson Han-
na, Roy Lsgate, John Lester, C. M.
Pearce, R. J. Pearsons, Lloyd Pi-
pes, L. B. Stovall, R. G. Thomp-
son, and Corry Wallace.
A fine barbecue chicken dinner
was prepared the 70 members and
guests by Ralph Travis, owner of
Zero Food Lockers,
Final papers are being prepared
on the paving program in Rusk,
according to J. C. Williams, mem-
ber of the City Council, who talk-
ed to the contractor Monday. Each
property owner will be contacted
in the next few days.
"Mr. Huff said that the papers
are being prepared as fast as
possible, and work will get under-
way immediately following the
signing of these papers by the
property owners," explained Mr.
Work on the streets Includes ex-
cavation, various drainage struc-
tures, curb and gutter, iron ore
base, and rock asphalt surfacing.
Streets included in the paving
program are: Sixth Street from
Lone Oak to Hall Street; Hall St-
reet from East Sixth Street to East
Fifth Street to Highway 69; Euc-
lid Street from Highway 69 to
East Fourth Street; Sycamore St-
reet from West 2nd Street to
West Third Street; West Third St-
reet from Sycamore Street to Bar-
ron Street; West Third Street fr-
from Barron Street to Railroad pr-
perty line; West Fourth Street
from Barron Street toRailroad pr-
operty line; and Hall Street from
East Sixth Street to East Seventh
Payment for these improve-
ment will be made jointly by
the City of Rusk, and the abutting
Engineers for the program are
Wisenbaker, Fix and Associates of
This paving program is another
step in the continued growth and
development of Rusk.
Six Cases Filed
In The District
Six cases were filed in the Dis-
trict Clerk, A. C. Jenkin's, Offices
this past week.
Ex Parte: The Application of
Mrs, Exa Florence Hanson Author-
ity to Execute timber deed with-
out joinder of husband.
Mary Hackney vs .George Hack-
The State of Texas vs. Malone
W. Armstrong delinquent taxes.
Lawrence Jay Smith vs. Rita Fay
Ann Jordan Cook vs. Wade Dy-
er Cook, temporary restraining
order and divorce.
William A. Hammonds vs. Unit-
ed Bankers Life Insurance Co.,
Should Be Filed In
Co. Supt. Office
Ail applications for transfer of
school age children from one sc-
hool district to another must be
filed in the County Superintend-
ent's office at Husk not later than
August 1st, according to Robert
Hanks, County School Superinten-
Mr. Hanks futher states thi« is
very Important since transfer stu«
dents will not he allowed to enroll
without having made the neces-
Transfer hlanks can be obtain*
ed from the County School Sup-
erintendent's office in Rusk, or
from local superintendents.
An old English law stated that
the truth of a statement made II
none «he Ie*s Ithetm * In fart,
The first New KngUud
Im tyi farmiv ««I&KIUK#it
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The Todd Family
Reunion Held At
The Todd reunion was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Finis
Henderson and Cynthia of Alto
Those present were: Pvt. and
Mrs. J. D. Henderson of Ft. Leon-
ard Wood, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Char-
les Todd and Gloria of Houston,
Mrs. Viola Henderson and sons,
Dewey, J. W. and Ollie of Killeen,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Todd of Over-
ton. Mr, and Mrs. Joe Lusk, Mr.
and Mrs. Dave Todd, Mr. and Mrs.
Harrison Todd, Patay and Jackie,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lee, Joe ami
Katrena, Mr. Ollle Tobias, and
Jerry Byrd of Alto.
The only members of the Todd
family missing were Mr, and Mrs.
Jlmmie D. Todd and Mellnda of
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1953, newspaper, July 2, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149978/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.