The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1953 Page: 1 of 16
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An Estimated 13,000 Paopla Will
Read Thit Publication, Based On
TEXAS' OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, ESTABLISHED AS THE PIONEER JULY 5, 18A8
SERVING THE GREATER RUSK TRADE AREA
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN NOVEMBER 5, 1953
Be Here Soon
18.4 Miles of Farm Roads Are
Scheduled Foi This County
Le I OdKNfcAU
As C. C. Manager
The resignation of J. G. John-
son, manager of the Rusk Cham-
ber of Commerce was accepted by
the Board of Directors Monday
morning at a special meeting.
Johnson will become associated
with a radio station in Corsicana,
His resignation becomes effec-
tive November 15th. Johnson had
been manager of the Rusk Cham-
ber for the past three and a half
Chamber of Commerce Presi-
dent Ide R. Hall appointed E. R.
Gregg, Leo W. Tosh and Elma
Musick, to work with the finance
committee on the selection of a
successor to Johnson.
The Board of Directors will hold
a regular meeting Tuesday, No-
Will Close For
The majority of the Rusk Mer-
chants will close on Wednesday,
November 11th, for Armistice ,
Day, according to information re-
ceived from the Rusk Chamber
The Rusk Public Schools will
not close, however, the High !
School will observe the day by a
special assembly program under j
the direction of Mrs. Lewis Mc-
Carroll, speech teacher.
The Rusk Cherokeean will be
Wednesday, November 18th,
marks the date of an outstanding
program at the First Methodist
Church, under the sponsorship of
the Men's Fellowship.
R. G. LeTourneau, nationally
famous layman and industrialist,
will speak at an open meeting in
the auditorium of the Church.
"Men and women of all faiths are
cordially invited to hear this
great man who has given his per-
sonal fortune to the promotion of
Christian work," announced Rev.
Myers Curtis, pastor. Mr. LeTour-
neau, resident of Long view, Texas,
spends his weekends flying from
city to city preaching the Gospel.
Prior to the open meeting, a
dinner will be held in the Fellow-
ship Hall at 7 p.m. The Young
Adult Class of the Church will
handle food arrangements. Out-
standing entertainment by t h e
members of the Lon Morris
Masque and Wig Club will be pre-
sented at the dinner hour. $1.00
per plate will be charged, with
150 tickets being sold on a first
come, first serve basis.
"Everyone is welcome to hear
Mr. LeTourneau's address, at no
charge," stated Rev. Curtis. Plans
have been made to accomodate
approximately 400 people.
Tickets to the dinner may be
secured from Rev. Curtis, Lester
Goff, Bob Persons, A. W. Coker,
Don Jenkins, Pete Musslewhite,
E. R. Gregg, Jr., W. W. Finley,
Lloyd Pipes, Felton Banks, Rev.
Lonnie Webb, and Rev. J. H. Free-
Plans Are Being
Made For Xmas
Parade Dec. 12
Plans are being made for the
biggest and best Christmas Parade
Rusk has ever had, according to
W. E. "Jiggs" Butler, chairman.
About 20 bands have been con-
tacted and the committee has al-
ready received replies from sev-
eral saying they would be here
for the parade.
According to Butler the parade
is scheduled for December 12th at
10 o'clock a.m.
A number of floats will partid-
Eagles Travel To Crockett Friday
The membership drive for the
Rusk Community Concert Associ-
ation went over in a big way last
week. A total of 186 adults and |
116 students became members ¡
during the week long campaign, i
As a result of the greatly in-
creased membership, some of the
most outstanding performers in
the United States will appear on
the Rusk stage during 1953-54.
Outstanding programs have
been scheduled for the Rusk Com-
munity Concert members, accord-
ing to Charles Decker, president.
The following artists have been
contracted for the musical enjoy-
ment during the coming season:
>ear Friday at
mbia Concert trio, con
a of Cello, Violin and piano
ippear In March The da # la
mi for till* #utafe«neot.
eoncefta trill 1M prweatod
r Rttfek Hitfh trhoot Auditor
On Program At
The 14th annual convention of
the Texas Society of Architects
is convening at Austin, November
Highlighting the program will
be an address by Governor Allan
Shivers, and a seminar panel dis-
cussion on the topic, "The Role of
the Architect in the Community."
This topic was chosen because of
the increasing importance of the
architect's place in community
Members of the panel were
chosen to afford a cross section
of ideas regarding architects rela-
tion to the community in which he
lives, and his role in the life of
that community, as well as the
state and nation as a whole.
The panel includes some of the
state and nation's most disting-
uished citizens. Walter T. Rolf of
Houston will act as moderator for
the discussion which begins at
1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
George B. Cummings of Bing-
hampton, N. Y., and Secretary of
the American Institute of Archi-
tects will outline the historic back-
ground of the chosen topic. He
will be followed by Charles Luck-
man, outstanding Los Angeles
architect, and former president of
Lever Bros. Company, who will
speak on "The Contemporary
A view of the architectural pro-
fession as seen by leaders in busi-
ness, public life and the profes
sions, will be given by the follow
ing panel members: Roy Hofheinz,
Mayor of Houston; State Commis-
sioner of Education, Dr. J. W. Ed-
gar; Dr. C. P. Boner, Dean of the
University of Texas; Gordon Tur-
rentine, vice-president of the Tex
as National Bank of Houston;
Judge J. W. Summers, County
Judge of Cherokee County; and
Joe Parish, Chief Engineer of Dow
Officials of the Texas Society of
Architects expect a record turn-
out of more than 500 deelgat.es.
Of Area IX Meet
The Livingston FFA Chapter
was host to the Area IX FFA dele-
gates for their yearly organiza-
tional meeting recently.
Marshall Treadwell, Rusk FFA
delegate, and Adon Duncan, in-
structor, attended the meeting.
The program and activities for
Area IX throughout the coming
The Lions Club met Thursday, ! year were set up. Area officers
October 29th. at Smith's Cafe. Mrs. were elected and the committees
Kelley of Monroe, Louisiana, was | for the year appointed
the guest speaker. She spoke on
the Community Concerts Associa-
The program next week will be
presented by William McBride, a
representative of the Texas Lions
League for Crippled Children, ac-
cording to president, Gladstone
.ind Secret arii
Alto, Jack' on
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4* I n of th«
Famous Rangers Quartet To Sing
In Rusk, Monday, November 9th
The famous Rangers Quartet
will appear at the Rusk High
School Auditorium Monday at 8
p.m. under the sponsorship of the
American Legion. Felton Banks of
Rusk, prominent man in East Tex-
as singing groups, is handling the
The Rangers Quartet is one of
the most famous Quartets in the
Southwest. They are TV, Radio
and recording artists in addition
to their many personal appear-
ances in the various states of the
They appeared in this city last
year, and drew hundreds of peo-
ple from all sections of East Tex-
"We are making arrangements
for around 500 people to hear this
famous Quartet sing Gospel and
Spiritual songs," said Felton
One of the members of the
Quartet, Glenn Sessions, is the
brother of Mrs. Floyd Dotson of
Loud speakers will tour the East
Texas area Saturday and announce
the time and place of the program
in Jacksonville, Alto, Troup and
other East Texas towns.
Tickets are on sale now and
may be secured at Felton Banks
Grocery in Rusk, The price is stu-
dents, 50c, and adults, $1.00.
; pate in the parade and Santa
I Claus will be active throughout
"Other plans are being made
I to make the parade a more en-
■ joyable one, but as yet have not
l become official," stated Butler.
A barbecue dinner will be serv-
Í ed the Bands who participate in
Members of the Christmas Pa-
rade Committee are: W. E. But-
ler, chairman; Fred Lunsford and
75 More Women Needed To Sign
Up For Work In Garment Factory
Are Planned At
Mrs Kelley Is
Speaker At Lions
the club for this
he the Presidents
es of the Clubs of
tville, Cushinii and
üe her with IMstriet
in t'aldwrll nf J ark
While the FFA delegates met
and made plans, the VA instruc-
tors held a meeting for the organ-
ization of their work in Area IX
for the ensuing period.
At noon a banquet was held in
honor of the visiting boys and In-
structors. Awards were presented
to the State Farmers and other
boya who had won area recognl-
Representatives trom twenty
i ekht counties, which make up
the Kast Texas Arta IX were
Mr* WIImmi llanna and chit
ftwt&a and «san «# Dallas art
ttMtiik,; M< ait it Wr. it >h>h !<«♦«
<mm and Mr and Mrs. W. H Nan
aa tlttai w«*k
Many activities are planned for
the coming month at. the First
Baptist Church in Rusk.
The School of Stewardship is
now in progress and Rev. L. H.
Webb reports a fair attendance.
On November 12th the R. A.
Conclave District Meeting will be
held here at 7 o'clock p.m. Mr.
Coppin, District R. A. Counselor,
will have charge of the meeting.
November 16th, the association-
al Sunday School will be held at
the First Baptist at 7 o'clock p.m.
Also the Baptist Church will be
host to the Associational Workers
Conference on November 19th at
10 o'clock a.m.
QB Club To Give
Away TV Set At
Next Home Game
The Rusk Quraterback Club
held Its regular meeting at Quin-
ten's Cafe, Tuesday, November
There was n good attendance.
It was definitely decided to hold j
the drawing for the Television set
at the Rusk KlrhyvUle game which
will be held at th# Mustek Field
November 1 «it It
In order to receive this set
parson dws not have to he prsm
ent according to president John
The two maf« re* e* Mary Ann
Tmh and Ann McOrrell will do
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••AO TH« CLAtt.HiO AM
Around 125 women of the Rusk
area have already signed-up that
they would like to work in a gar-
ment factory, in the event, that
Rusk is chosen for the site, ac-
cording to reports from the Cham-
ber of Commerce office.
"We need at least 75 more right
away." said J. G. Johnson, mana-
ger of the Chamber.
All ladies who are interested in
working, are urged to contact the
Chamber of Commerce office this
week and file their names. The
telephone number of the Cham-
ber of Commerce is 155.
Is Purchased By
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Browning
and son, Billy Roy Browning pur-
chased the Elliott Grocery and
Mr. Browning was formerly
with Browning and Lovclady Lum-
ber Company, Billy Roy has re-
cently been discharged from the
Air Force. He and hla wife, the
former Helene Courtney, and
daughter, Pamela, have recently
moved to this city.
"We want all our friends to vis-
Rusk's High School Eagles, sur-
prised by Livingston and forced
to settle for a 7-7 tie last week,
journey to Crockett Friday night
for their third district football
game. The Eagles are still con-
tenders for the District title, and
are firmly seated in 2nd place. If
they win the remainder of their
games, they will be District Cham-'
Coach Elmer "Hotdog" Thomp-
son's Birds have a big job ahead
of them against the Crockett Bull
dogs. Crockett soundly whipped
Grapeland, a team that beat the
Eagles, 13 0. They coasted to an
18-0 win over San Augustine last
Scout reports showed that
Crockett runs from the "T", and
are a well balanced team. They
can score from either the air or
ground. They are about the same
size team as the Eagles. The Bull-
dogs have an excellent Fullback
and a "warhorse" of a linebacker.
Their defense is better than
Rusk's, according to the showing
of the two teams against San Au-
gustine. The Wolves could never
move the ball inside the Crockett
20 yard line. San Augustine was
inside the Eagle 20 several times.
On the other hand, however, the
Eagles scored five times against
San Augustine while Crockett
pushed across three TD's.
This should be one of the best
ball games of the season. The Ea
glen are expected to be "fired-up"
to show their fans that the tie
with Livingston was all an "aw-
ful mistake." Coach Thompson
has been working the boys on
blocking, tackling and timing.
In district standings, powerful
Jasper is first with two wins and
no losses. The Eagles are second
with a win and a tie, and Crockett
and Kirbyville are tied for rd po
sition with a loss and a win. San
Augustine is last with two losses
and no wins.
The Eagles arc in good physl
cal shape this week. .Johnny Blank
will not play any more football
this year, however. He is about
recovered, but with only three
more games left, it is not worth
the risk of having his leg re hurt
Rev. George Lee
Night, Oct 27
Rev. George H. Lee died Tues-
day night, October 27th, in the
Funeral services were held at
10 o'clock a.m. Friday, October
18th, in the lago Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by the
Rev. Billy Norton. Burial was in
the Wharton Cemetery.
Rev. Lee was a native of Louis-
ville, Ky., and a graduate of Bay-
lor University. He served pastor-
ates at Manning, Diboll, Daisotta,
West University Place nnd 1m-
manucl Baptist at Houston before
accepting a call to the Newgulf
Baptist church in 1934.
During World War II he served
as an Army chaplain both at
A total of 18.4 miles of new
farm-to-market roads have been
approved for Cherokee County,
according to an announcement
from County Judge, J. W. Sum-
In a special session November
3rd, the Commissioners Court ac-
cepted the provisions of the State
Highway Commission, necessary
to begin construction of these
According to Judge Summers,
four roads have been designated
farm-to-market roads, subject to
the availability of funds in the
Farm-to--Market Road Fund, as es-
tablished by Senate Bill 207, 51st
Legislature, and subject to the
further condition that Cherokee
County will furnish all required
right-of-way free of cost to the
The following described roads
will be constructed at an estimat-
ed cost of $257,000: from end of
F. M. Road 768 South to F. M.
Road 22 at Gallatin, a distance of
approximately 1.6 miles;
From F. M. Road 855 West of
Mt. Selman Northeast to Smith
County Line, a distance of approx-
imately 5.4 miles;
From U. S, Highway 84 near
Maydelle, North to F. M. Road
1910, a distance of approximately
4.9 miles; and
From State Highway 294 at Alto*
Northwest to F. M. Road 752, a
distance of approximately &5
With the completion of these
four projects, Cherokee County'a
total number of farm-to-marketr
roads will be approximately 19S
Approved As New
Lewis J. Lane was approved as
deputy Sheriff at; a meeting of the
County Commissioners Court Tues-
day morning, November 3rd.
According to Sheriff Brunt his
application was accepted Novem-
ber 1st to replace Archie Cook,
who recently resigned.
Lane had served with the Jack-
sonville Police Department for
about two months before coming
He is married to the former
Mary Agnes Ward. T hey have
three children, Sandra, Barbara
and Tommy. They are at present
living in Jacksonville, but plan to
move to Rusk soon.
It us and we will do everything i home and overseas.
we can to Siva the best of courte-
ous service and quality merchan-
dise," «tetad the Browning.
Accordln-. to the new owners,
J F Uairey will be in charge of
Ithe meat market
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VISIT HOSPITAL PATICNT
Mr í ihmwl W Kin*' Mr and
Mrs O R. Johnston and Patricia
Ann ifttnt the weekend at llou«
'tow visiting Mr King, h«. ii in
the Veteran HamfHal thee*
Survivors are his wife, Mr Do*
i lores Lee: two daughters, Mrs. W.
IS, McNeil of Wharton and Mrs
it P Chase of San Diego. Calif ;
une Mster, Mrs J, K. Chad dick of
Houston; one brother. Rev. Rruner
Lee of Sweeny, and seven grand
Rev. |j*e was the son in let of
I,he late |)r J. I' J «hn on of Ruafc
.i. i— o .i
Mrs W II Wallace returned
I (Mat Wed*e*dty from ri -.itlng
I rwiattvm at ( Mwroa Dalia*
Nine divorce eases were dis-
missed recently and filed in the
District Clerk's Office, A. C. Jen-
Emmittle Ragsdale vs. Simeon
V. Ragsdale. Rosa Collins Cook vs.
Carl Washington Cook. Dorothy
Uruton vs. Arthur Bruton.
Prentice Hart in vs. Gladys liar-
tin. Will H Thacker vs. Alvina
Thacker. Faire Bell Taylor vs. Le
Lillian Parker vs. Lee Parker.
Lade 11 Russell vs. Billy Lee Rus-
sell. Mrs. Maxine McMahon vs.
Relton McMahon, Stella Fae Smith
vs Jes« W. Smith. Napoleon Ses-
sions vs. I lace I I,ee Sessions,
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OO ON TRIP
Mrs Waiter Richey and daugh-
ter, Mr*. C. It Riven*, acrompa
nied the former's parents. Mr. an«l
Mrs D T l> rh* to Caldwell Sun
day, They were • nroute to their
home at Jourdoaton after a vbH
i« knrvt 4.
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1953, newspaper, November 5, 1953; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149997/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.