The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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The Rusk Cherokeean
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V ariety Show
Is Slated Here
Metz Heald To
Be Awarded For
Contracts will be let in the near future for the construction of Husk's new Na-
tional Guard Armory. It will be located near the City Lake, on a five acre tract that
was donated by the City of Rusk.
This Armory will have around 12,000 square feet, and will be constructed of
brick, tile, and concrete.
It will contain class rooms, offices, kitchen, and a large auditorium. The facili-
ties of the new armory will be available for all local civic organizations for various
activities. Alexander and Russell of Dallas are the architects for this building.
Eagles Begin Football
Season With Grapeland
General Phinney & Aids Will Have
Inspection 0( Rusk National Guard
Command Inspection of Com-
pany A, Rusk National Guard,
will be conducted Monday night,
September 21st by General Carl
Fire Sept. 9th
The Kirkwood and Turner Lum-
Mrs. Lucy Bonner Vermillion
died at 4:10 a.m. at the Rusk Me-
morial Hospital Thursday morn-
Funeral services will be held
at the First Methodist Church
with Rev. Myers Curtis officiat-
Survivors were: her mother,
Mrs. Walter Bonner of Rusk; two
sons, Raymond Vermillion. Jr. of
Palestine and J. F. Vermillion of
Rusk; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph
Lang of Rusk and Mrs. Linda
Ramsey of California; and three
Pallbearers are: Webb Finley,
Albert Merridith, Bill Vining, Red
Perry, Ed Cambell and Ide Hall.
Honorary pallbearers: Boots
Black, Jean Cargill, Dr. T. H. Cob-
ble, Robert Banks, Ed Singletary,
Harmon Stevens, and E. R. Gregg,
Sr. all of Rusk; J. C. Gentry of
Elkhart, L. A. Taylor of Coles-
neil and John Hatzenbuehler of
Capt. C. A. Shaw
Docked Wed. At
Captain Chester A. Shaw arriv-
ed in San Francisco Wednesday,
according to a report from his
aunt, Mrs. M. J. Kuykendall, of
The repatriated Korean war
prisoner talked with his little
daughter, Pamela, and his parents.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Shaw, Sr.. at
Huntsville. He told them he would
be sent to San Antonio this Sat-
urday for a medical examination
the 36th Division.
General Phinney will be accom-
panied by Col. F. E. Gillette, Sen-
ior Army Instructor of Texas, Col.
D. M. Frazier, Commanding Offi-
cer of the 143rd Regiment, and
Lt. Col. Taylor Wilkins, Com-
manding Officer of the 1st Bat-
The troops in line will stand
inspection at 7:30 and following
this, the classroom instruction
and records will be inspected by
the General and his staff.
General Phinney has been high
in his praise of the fine recruiting
work accomplished by Company
A. The Rusk Company has grown
from 19 to 69 officers and enlist-
ed men in the past five months.
"The public is cordially invited
to visit this inspection., which will
be held at the local arn.orv," said
Capt. E. R. Gregg, Jr., Company j ficial Board of the First Metho-
Phinney, Commanding General of ,ber Co- whi,ch was completely de-
stroyed by fire September 9th at
2 a.m., will rebuild, it was learned
this week. The loss has been es-
timated at around $40,000, and
employs around 20 men.
The Rusk Volunteer Fire De-
partment answered the call, but
the mill was almost gone by the
time they arrived. Bud Vinson,
Rusk negro, saw the blaze, and
notified the local Fire Depart-
ment. The Firemen were able to
save a partially loaded lumber
Thirty-two members of the Of-
Men Of Church
To Be Organized
In This City
M ■ ait
Rev. L. H. Webb
Speaks To The
Rotary Club Wed
Rev. Lonnie Webb, Vocational
Service Chairman, was program
Chairman at the regular meeting
of the Rotary Club Wednesday
noon at the Rusk Hotel.
"In his work, each member has
an opportunity for offering serv-
ice to others and to his communi-
ty," stated the speaker.
Several members ol the club
were called upon to give a brief
resume of his line of work and to
give his idea of what type of serv-
ice he was able to offer the com-
munity in which his business op-
dist Church were installed at a
Service of Dedication Sunday Eve-
ning at 7:30 p.m., September 13th.
These members arc the new
elected officials and representa-
tives of the entire congregation.
The members of the Official
Board installed were: Felton
Banks. Winfred Black, Edwin
Campbell, A. W. Coker, E. B. Mu-
stek, Jr., John B. Maness, Charles
Pearce, Jr., Bill Shattuck, L. B.
Stovall, Gladstone Thompson, H.
W. Travis, R. S. Abernathy, Lewis
Banks, Robert L. Banks, M. V.
Browning, Charley Christopher,
Charles Decker, Grady Dupree,
W. W. Finley, Fred Lunsfrcd, E.
B. Mustek, Sr., Vernon (Bud)
Baughn, Don Austin, Stanley
Chapman. James Fisher, E. R.
Gregg, Jr., Morris W. Hassell. D.
C. Holcomb, Harold Miller, James
Moseley, M. H. Norton; O. M.
Walker, Bill Whitten. John C. Wil-
liams. Jr.. F. M. Stovall, W. M
The lid blows off the 1953 Foot-
ball season for Rusk's Eagles
when they journey to Grapeland
Friday night. Gametime is 8 p.m.
The Grapeland Sandies will be
after revenge for the 19-12 defeat
they received at the hands of
Coach Elmer "Hotdog" Thomp-
The Sandies licked Madisonville
last Friday night 13-6. They have
an excellent backfield, but lost
most of their line by graduation.
They run from the wing "T". The
Birds must stop two boys, Wliiti-
ker and Herod, two fast backs, if
they hope to win this ball game.
The feathered flock will be
after their first opening game win
in three years, and arc determin-
ed to take the measure of the
tough Grapeland eleven.
"That Grapeland team looked
mighty rough against Madison
ville," groaned Coach Thompson.
The Eagles' blocking is still
pretty spotty, but it is hoped that
it'll improve when the boys get
under game competition. Other
than this, the fowls are rounding
out pretty well for this time of
year. They have about mastered
their new modified split "1"' for-
The entire Rusk team is in good
physical shape. A few are suffer-
ing from minor bruises and
sprains from the rough practice
sessions of the past week.
The probable starting line-up
for Rusk is as follows: LE, Dan
Heard, 167 lbs.; LT, Otis Echols,
167 lbs.; LG, Ernest Hudnall, 155
lbs.; C, Morris Goff, 165 lbs.; RG,
Donny Woodard, 163 lbs.; RT,
Sam Wallace, 229 lbs.; RE, John
Butler, 175 lbs.; QB, John Irwin,
170 lbs.; LH, Jerry Smith, 152 lbs.;
FB, Pete Jones, 152 lbs.; RII, Bub-
ba Jared, 130 lbs.
Coach Thompson plans to carry
30 boys to Grapeland Friday
A big following of Rusk fans
is expected to journey to Grape-
Monday evening, September
28th. at 7:00 p.m. in the basement (, M(>(/ |[(,f(k| cherokee Coun.
of the First Presbyterian Church jy agricultural agent since March
ol Rusk, the first meeting of a js one Hf s¡x 'pexaus named
new men's group is to be held. ,() reccive the National County Ag
"Although it is sponsored by and riouitural Agents Association's
under the jurisdiction of the Pres- Distinguished Service Award for
byterian Church in the United 1953 ,,,.;il(| was selected by the
States this organization welcomes Texas Association, and t h e an-
all men to its' membership who n„unCement was made by Refugio
are interested in the spiritual en- county Agent D. F. Bredthaucr.
riehment of their own lives and secretary of the state organua-
of the spiritual life of this com- t¡(m
munity," said J. H. Freeland. „„ . . ,
' The awards are made annually
' There are no dues or other ^hose county agents who have
obligations to membership in this ma<je outstanding contributions to
group other than the defraying of agriculture over a period of years:
expenses of the meat to be serv- formal presentation of the awards
ed at each meeting and any other wlll ,R1 ., highlight of the national
incidental expenses, and, for this association's annual meeting which
purpose a free will offering will wi), be held in Philadelphia from
be taken," he went on to say. October 11-15. Heald plans to at-
The Presbyterian Church in the ^end
United States believes that men Hea,d ¡s wlenn employco ()f
are responsible as the spiritual (he Toxas Agricultural Extension
teaders in their respective homes, Scrvice. His first appointment
and that therefore "church busi- carm, (m ()ctober , 1025 whcn hp
ness is 'mens business. was name(| C()unty agent De
An educational, inspirational wh( County. On November 1,
and entertaining program is 192«. he was transferred to the
planned lor each meeting, and sam(. position in Taylor County
the principal speaker for this in- flnd in February 1935 to Eastland
itia! meeting is the R.'v. William County where he served until his
E. Newton, pastor oí the First transfer to his present position.
Presbyterian Church of Crockett. Jn DoWlu County, lieald gave
Rev. Newton is a recent graduate speciaj attention to three major
of Union Theological Seminary at programs; dairying, introduction
Richmond, Virginia, and became ol new varieties ol corn and grain
the minister at the < rockett SOrghums and soil conservation
church in June of this year. Be- and soil dra¡nuge. I)uriug his serv-
fore entering the ministry he was (Continued on Page 7, Sec. 2)
successfully engaged in business, „
and it i.s felt his message will have
a special appeal to all laymen.
Rev, Newotn may also be heard
as he conducts regular worship
services in Crockett on Septem-
ber 20th which will be broadcast
over Station KIVY (1570) Crock-
"All men planning to attend
this meeting on the 28th should . ...
contact either Bill McCluney at .-^1 t*'
the City Hall, or John Hunter at
the Post Office, so it can be esti-
mated how many will be present
for the 7:00 o'clock supper," stat-
ed Rev. Freeland.
The annual Musical Variety-
Show has been originated by the
Rusk Lions Club. The first presen-
tation will be given Saturday
night, 7:30 p.m., October 3rd, at
the Rodeo Arena.
"It is the desire ot the Rusk
Lions Club to bring a form of
entertainment to the people of
Rusk and Cherokee County with
this musical program," explained
Obie M. Walker, publicity chair-
man. "We hope to make this an
annual event, bringing pleasure
and enjoyment to a 11 lovers of
music," he continued.
Among the featured entertain-
ers on the program are Theo
Johnson and the Odd Fellows
Quartet of Palestine, Jackie Cox
and his Young Men's Quartet of
Palestine, the Ault Girls Trio of
Jacksonville, the Wilcox Girls
Quartet of Bulah, Rusk High
School Band presenting marching
drills, and concert numbers, Rusk
High School Choral Club, J. G.
Jake) Johnson and the Cherokee
Ramblers, Charles Decker and his
"Golden Saxaphone", Miss Jo Ann
Morrow and her beautiful accor-
ding and other local singers and
musicians. A more complete list
of entertainers will be published
Members of this committee are
Felton Banks, chairman, assisted
by John Lester, Elma Mustek, Jr.,
Harold Miller and Obie M. Walk-
er. Other members of the Lions
and Lioness Club will be called
on by Chairman Banks to assist
with the presentation of this
Admission price wlll be 15c for
school-age children, and 50c for
adults. A concession stand will
be open for the convenience of
patrons who would like to dine on
hot dogs and cold drinks.
Anyone with musical talent for
singing or playing is cordially in-
vited to participate in this pro-
gram. Contact Chairman Felton
Banks for further details.
T. D. Ross Buys
Store In Rusk
T. D. Ross of Mineral Wells has
Rev. Webb pointed out that Bridges, H. F. Stevens, P. B. Mus-
at the Brooks General Hospital, there is a four way test which all i slewhlte, Lloyd Pipes, B P. Reed,
As soon as he is released there business men can apply to their i Mrs C. F Mehner, Miss Bill
he will join his family at Hunts- work They are: Is it the truth? March, Lester Goff and Jimmy
I* it fair to all concerned? Will Perkins.
it build good will and better o
friendships' Will it be bcnoficial
to all roncemed
G. W Gibson and John Oates permitted
oí Jacksonville and W. h. Perry 1 There ai
of I indale were visit in? Rotar-: in the Tr
Thurs. Sept 17
ville Many of his friends will be
on hand to greet him.
He was met in San Francisco
by his wife. Mrs. Martha Shaw.
ITexaco Farm Meeting September
The American Legion and the 122nd at 7'4fl p m a' the Mavdc
Ladles Auxilian1 will hold a Joint ' High School Auditorium
soclate Store of Rusk from Ed
Cowart. The sale became effective
The new owner lias been in the
automobile business at Mineral
Wells and Bryan for 15 years. He
is married and has two sons, ages
10 and 13. They have already
moved to this city.
Mr. Ross is attending a two
week training course in Dallas at
the Western Auto Associate
The store Is being remodeled
now, and completion is expected
J. C. Williams, Texaco ( onsig- (.arly in October. The stock will
nee for this area, is sponsoring a increased, and a complete line
of toys in addition to automotive
anil home needs will he offered.
Meeting To Be
The subject for t li e morning
service at the First Presbyterian
Church will be "Bring Up Sam-
uel" and the evening service will
be "Outward Tappings."
The Women of the Church will
meet at, 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sep-
tember 28th. Mrs. G. Mathews, Dis-
trict Chairman will show movies,
and give information from the
Training School at Mo-Ranch.
Mrs. Gilbert Mathews is from
San Augustine and is filling Mrs.
Egbert Copeland's unexpired term
as District Chairman.
Mrs. Edwin Dickey, president
of the local group will preside at
this meeting which will be in the
Woman's Bible Class Room at the
LEAVE IT WITH HIM
The little sharp vexations
The briars that catch and fret
Why not take all to the Helper
Who has never failed us yet?
Tell Him about the heartaches
Tell Him the burdens, too;
Tell Him the baffled purpose
When we scarce know what to
Then, leaving to Him our weak-
He surely will see us through.
Natives of Monte Carl
Rhode Island was the first state
in the union to build it* own air
The vanilla plant belong* to the | — o—
«>rthid íamüy 1 Unrtbenth receive-
Thi n* are 6.0W feet in <e# 'i-; h i Flvtrv f
* by the t* S
imMe at the casino
! ounces to a poun<
,*«!*• tr of wfiffhtg.
"We are lookinu forward to lie- INTERESTING FACTS
mo rntertain coming citizens of Rusk, and feel ¡ Animals were the chief «uhjeets
showp. Prize* certain that we will enjoy living I of paintings In prehistoric oaves.
w«rded "It's ,'i this city," said Mr Rush, The first Amerinin pilot's 11-
n tor everyone." Mr Cowart stated that he (riMtsícense went to It n Curtis In
fits "All the peo to remain in Rusk and wilt oper- It'll.
It; are cordial!) ;ite his farm on a full time hash | \ n 5030 means thai you see
" he added "H ha* been a real pleasure to j at 20 feet what von should see at
,f the meeting i the people «*f R ult for the j 10 feet
•mer* wStl the pa *t 10 fear and Í wish the be ' Wile Port *narie the first
,( "fcxam ' for ttN new < uner Mr Ro s" * i.t ttuiu ai irMt if¡ world In Jail %
If, IV.IIUm. Mr r« Mt !*■
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1953, newspaper, September 17, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149990/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.