The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 8, 1954 Page: 1 of 16
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN
APRIL 8, 1954
Vote Heavy In City Election
In announcing my candidacy for
the office of Tax Assessor-Collec-
tor of Cherokee County, subject
to the action of the Democratic
Primaries, I have but a few brief
remarks to make to the voters of
First, I really want to be your
next Assessor-Collector. From my
several years experience in this
office as a deputy, I feel that I am
thoroughly qualified to efficiently
discharge the duties of this office.
JVIy past record will bear me out
in this, and I invite your close ex-
amination for your own satisfac-
tion. 1 am in position to render
the type of service the public has
a right to expect.
Second, i am making this race
solely on my own merits. When
elected, there will bo no special
group, clique or individual that
can dictate any part, of the opera-
tion of the office. I shall devote
my full time to the management
and duties of the office.
I will make a special effort to
contact each and every voter in
the county during my campaign.
But. if 1 fail to see any of you, 1
wish to take this opportunity to
solicit your vote and influence.
I also want to take this oppor-
tunity to express my sincere ap-
preciation to those who have been
so cooperative and for the encour-
agement already shown me.
Rusk Hi Junior,
Dan Heard, Is
A local Rusk High School Jun-
ior, Dan Heard, received honor-
able mention in the recently held
National Current Event Contest
on the proposed International
Dan was among the top 30 in
the Nation out of several hundred
contestants from 39 states includ-
The outstanding student from
each school was nominated by a
teacher. The student wrote a
theme of 600 words or more to
For the contest, two adults had
to write letters of recommenda-
tion of the student's character
and leadership ability. A trans-
cript of the student's work in
school was sent to help select the
winners. After top students were
selected, and themes graded, the
winner was chosen.
Rusk is honored to havc> one of
its high school students rank so
high among students of the na-
Dan stated that he was proud
to be among the winners.
Men And Boy's
Men and Boys night will be ..ob-
served at the Brotherhood Meet-
ing, Tuesday night, April 13th at
the First Baptist Church, accord-
ing to Mayo Starkey, president
of the Brotherhood organization.
An outstanding program, under
the direction of W. W. Courtney,
has been planned to appeal to the
The Brotherhood expects to
serve approximately 123.
The meeting gets underway at
SHOP IN RUSK
School Board Trustees were
elected over Cherokee County last
Saturday, and un-official returns
showed that just about all incum-
bents were re-elected.
In Rusk, Ide R. Hall was re-
elected and Ralph Travis was se-
lected over Terry Perkins and R.
A. Covington to fill the seat made
vacant when Loarn Simmons did
■not ask re-election.
Alto voters elected Lewis Thom-
as and Durward Rogers, incum-
bents, over Clyde Weaver.
Dialville re - elected L el a n d
Jones and J. B. Moody over J. C.
Trotter and J. I!. Stubbs.
In Maydelle, Paul Worley and
Leroy French were elected over
Clifford Nolley and Ragan Acker.
Jacksonville voters selected W.
E. Bailey and Dr. Floyd li. V( v
hoyden over Al T. íleárne and
Jim ileilniuil. Dr. L. L. Travis
and Lj ¡nan O'Keile did not seek
The Commissioners Court will
meet Monday and canvass the
election returns from all the
county and independent school
districts, according to information
received from County Judge J. W.
For Stock Show
Sat., April 24
Forty six boys from the Rusk
and Maydelle FFA chapters have
already indicated they will have
entries in the Broiler and Laying
Hen Division of the 6th annual
Kiwanis Club Junior Livestock
Show, according to Adon Duncan,
chairman. Entries from other
parts of the County will increase
the number of exhibits in this Di-
vision. It is expected that this
will be the largest number ever
shown in the Broiler and Laying
In the two classifications of the
Broiler and Laying Hen Division,
five prizes will be awarded in
each. First place through fifth
place will be as follows: $5.00,
$4.00, $3.00, $2.00 and $1.00.
Cecil Jones, head of the Poul-
try Department at Stephen F. Aus-
tin State College will judge the
entries in this Division.
All County FFA boys and 4-H
Club boys and girls are cordially
■invited to place entries in any of
these divisions: Dairy Cattle, Beef
Cattle, Hogs and Poultry.
J. C. Penick, manager for the
local 3 Beali Brothers department
store attended a two-day buying
and business meeting held at the
Jacksonville Country Club, April
Managers for all 26 Beall stores
were in attendance of the meet-
ing which included buying of Fall
merchandise and talks made be-
fore the group by Company Exec-
utives. Robbie Beall, Nacogdoch-
es, Chairman of the Board and
R. G. Beall, Jacksonville, Presi-
dent, supervised the two-day af-
A barbecue supper, followed by
a talk on Human Relations by
Virgil Bernard, Assistant Direc-
tor of Distributive Education De-
partment, University of Texas,
Tuesday evening, highlighted the
FT. WORTH VISITORS
Mrs. John Joplin and her moth-
er, Mrs. B. R. Cock, were Fort
Worth visitors over the weekend,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. V. R.
Roach, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Laugh-
ridge, and Dr. and Mrs. Warren
Work Is Underway To Enlarge Milk
Plant Building In Rusk This Week
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Hundreds of people visited the "King of the Dogwoods" this year, and were properly impressed.
This giant Dogwood has a spread of 43 feet above its trunk, which measures 7 feet in circumfer-
ence, and is believed to be the world's largest.
Cherokeean staff photographer Wiley Shattuck took the above picture last week.
This tree is located just outside the Rusk City limits on the Atoy farm-to-market road.
Easter Schedule For 1st Methodist
Church Is Presented By Rev. Curtis
Four Cases Are
Docket, Co. Court
The criminal docket in County
Clerk El ma B. Musick's office re-
vealed the following cases filed
for the previous week.
April 2, The State of Texas vs.
William Coleman Benge, charged
with the possession of liquor in a
dry area for the purpose of sale.
The defendant waived trial by
jury and pleaded guilty. After
hearing the evidence submitted,
Ithe Court found the defendant
guilty and assessed his punish-
ment at a fine of $100 and costs.
Filed March 29th, was the State
of Texas vs. P r v o r Black, the
charge being Driving While In-
April 3, The State of Texas vs.
Mammie Lee Lacy was filed. The
defendant, charged with the trans-
portation of liquor, waived trial
by jury and pleaded guilty. After
hearing the evidence submitted,
the Court found the defendant
guilty, and assessed her punish-
ment at a fine of $250 and costs.
April 5th, Newton Alton Hud-
dleston was charged with a D. W.
Mrs. J. A. Eidson
Is Hostess To Club
Mrs. J. A. Eidson was hostess
to the Rug Club with a luncheon
at her home, Wednesday, March
31st. The house was beautifully
decorated in pink azaleas.
Pink place mats with center
flower arrangements of pink azal-
eas were on the luncheon table.
Guests were Mrs. Morris Has-
sell, Mrs. M. M. Guinn, Mrs. T. W.
Butler, Mrs. James L Perkins and
A day of supreme significance
will be observed with Holy Com-
munion on Maundy Thursday,
April 15th at the First Methodist
Church, announced Pastor Myers
"All families and our friends
are invited to attend in groups
and partake of the Holy Com-
munion between the hours of 6:00
and 9:00 p.m., he stated.
This year the Easter Sunrise
Service will be held in the sanctu-
ary of the First Methodist Church
at 6:30 a.m., April 18th. This serv-
ice is sponsored by the Rusk Min-
isterial Association, and the en-
tire community is cordially invit-
ed to attend. The Reverend Rubal
Moore, executive secretary of the
Conference Board of Education,
Palestine, will be the preache-.
At the 11 o'clock Easter Morn-
ing Worship Service, special mu-
sic will be presented by the
church choir under the direction
of Mrs. Myers Curtis with Mrs.
Webb Finley at the organ. Rev.
Curtis will speak on "Easter
Our Hope." Sunday evening at
7:30 p.m. his sermon topic will he
The week of April 19-23 is the
date chosen for the Spring Re-
vival. Dr. Neal Cannon, pastor of
S t. Paul's Methodist Church,
Houston, will be the preacher. Dr.
Cannon is not a stranger to many
of Rusk, having served in this
area at Jacksonville and Hender-
son. The first evening service will
be at 7:30 p.m. April 19. The first
morning service will be Tuesday,
April 20, at 6:30 a.m. This service
will be followed at 7:00 a.m. with
do-nuts and coffee in Fellowship
VISIT IN HOUSTON
Mrs. James I. Perkins and her
mother, Mrs. M. L. Taylor of Dal-
las, visited Mrs. Perkins' daugh-
ter, Miss Marylyn Perkins at
Houston this week.
To Give Annex
The architect from C,ill & Har-
rell and Associates is slated to
make another inspection of the
Agriculture Annex in Rusk today
County Judge J. W. Summers
was notified this week by the sub-
contractor that they believed the
heating system was in good work
The county thought that it
'would take over the Annex last
month. However, the heating sys-
tem did not pass the Architect's
In the event that the heating
system passes the inspection to-
day, the County will take over the
minor finishing work, which will
amount to around $89. This in-
cludes minor touch-up paint-'ng,
and fixing several doors so they
"We will take over just as soon
as the contractor's work is ac-
ceptable to our architect," said
County Judge J. W. Summers.
This $130.000 project will house
all of the county's agricultural
agencies. The ASC (formerly
PMA), Soil Conservation Service,
Veterans Vocational Agricultural
School, The State Department of
Public Welfare (Old Age Assist-
ance), The County Home Demon-
stration Agents, both white and
colored, and the County Agent
will move into this building.
All of the above agencies, with
the exception of the ASC office
Vill be moved from the Court
The auditorium in the basement
of the Court House will be return-
ed to the County HD Clubs, as it
was originally designed.
Mrs. H. C. Edwards has return-
ed home after spending last week
at Ruston, La., visiting her sister,
Mrs. J. R. Hilton and their bro-
ther, L. L Davis and families.
B. E. Stallones, General Mana-
ger of the South Texas Producers
Association, will speak in Rusk
Tuesday at the noon luncheon of
the Rusk Kiwanis Club. He will
also speak that evening at an
open meeting in the District
Court Room to dairymen and bus-
Stallones is expected tit discuss
the new manufacturing plant for
milk products that his company
;is building in Rusk. Construction
un the plant was started this week
1>\ Harmon West, Alto contractor,
The new v¡ 1 a n t will process
milk into powder and condensed
.form. When the plant is complete,
South Texas Producers Ax-ocia-
'i.■ ri will be able to save excess
milk that i on hand, and sell il
in powdered lorm for use in the
manufacture id' such dairy prod-
nets as cheese a n d ice cream,
when milk is short during sum-
mer months. This will be a big
benefit to dairymen by South Tex
as Producers Association.
"By taking this surplus milk in
the spring, and later selling it
during the short season, we will
be able to pay the dairyman more
for his surplus milk," commented
Shelby Hood, Rusk manager of
The South Texas Producers As-
sociation has added an approxi-
mate $30,000 addition to the new
plant for the use of manufactur-
ing cottage cheese. This cheese
department will be leased by the
Borden Company of Houston.
The staff of the South Texas
Producers Association will be in-
creased by around eight men
when this work is completed.
Work is hoped to be finished with-
in six months.
Mr. Stallones is one of the most
entertaining speakers in Texas.
He talked to the Kiwanis Club
last year, and the members are
still talking about his fine speech.
He is an authority on dairying,
farming, farm and farm economy
and his Arkansas drawl made a
big hit with the Kiwanis Club
members last year.
A big crowd is expected for the
Kiwanis Club meeting, and the
open meeting in the District Court
Room at 8 p.m. Tuesday night,
Mr. Stallones is one of the most
sought after speakers in Texas,
and Rusk is fortunate to secure
Promise Of Show
Final organizational plans for
the flower show, "Spring Fant-
asy", are being made. The annual
event is sponsored by the Rusk
Garden Club and Daffodil Garden
This year it will be held in the
vacant building next door to
Parks Cleaners, just off the South
East side of the square.
A. W. C'oker, head of the Soil
Conservation office here, has re-
ported to the Clubs that a man
from A & M College will be in
Rusk soon to set up soil conser-
vation displays at the Flower
Everyone is cordially invited to
visit the show, April 10th from
2:30 to 9 p.m.
ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL
of Eldridge Robert Gregg, III, son
of proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
It. Gregg, Jr. of this city. The
young man was born April 4th,
and weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. Very
proud grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Gregg, Sr. of Rusk, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Acker of Jack-
Rusk had one of its hottest elec-
tions in this city's 100 years last
Tuesday. Lloyd Hendrick and
John Butler, incumbents on the
city council, and Frank Summers,
seeking his first term, were elect-
Summers led with a total of 374
votes. John Butler was second
with 257 and Lloyd Hendrick was
third with 246. Felton Banks, a
write-in candidate, polled 232,
votes. 80 voters decided that
Houston White would make a
good man on the council, and!
wrote-in his name.
There were a number of mis-
cellaneous write-ins, according to
City Secretary I. R. Aufricht.
The installation of parking me-
ters was the issue in the cam-
paign. The City Council voted 3
for and 2 against the installation
of the meters in the business dis-
trict of Husk Tuesday, March 11th.
This decision met great opposi-
tion over the business district.
Bids are slated to be opened
when the council meets Tuesday,
April 13th, on the purchase of the
Cases Filed And
Told By Clerk
Ten cases were reported filed
in District Clerk A. C. Jenkins'
office last week.
Civil cases filed included the
State of Texas vs. Cathy Euline
White, March 31, action for de-
pendent and neglected child.
March 31, Son Smith, change of
March 31, S. L. Simmons, et ux,
vs. Jamie Marr, et al, declaratory
March 31, Mrs. Hazel Vest Har-
grove vs. Dee Franklin Hargrove,
action for divorce.
April 1, Gcorgie Sheets vs.
Lloyd Sheets, action for divorce.
April 2, Geraldine Lewis Jones
vs. J. C. Jones, action for divorce.
April 3, Change of Names of
Laura Ann Herring and Mark Da-
April 3. Homer Booker vs.
Great American Indemnity Co.„
April 5, Jessie Partlow vs. W.
F. Partlow, action for divorce.
April 5, Willie Mae Jackson vs.
Virgil C. Jackson, action for di-
Orders and judgments entered,
according to District Clerk Jen-
kins, are as follows:
March 27, In Re: Application of
Eurel Hot lis Baker, Jr., order re-
moving minor's disabilities.
April 2, Ed Massey et al vs. E.
B. Lewis et al, order over ruling
plaintiff's motion for new trial.
April 3, In Re: Change of
names of minors, Laura Ann Her-
ring and Mark David Herring.
April 3, The State of Texas vs.
Cathy Euline White, order setting
hearing for April 19, at 1:30 p.m.
March 27, E. L. Tate vs. Lola
Mae Tate, divorce granted carry-
ing custody of one minor child
awarded to defendant.
March 27, Viola Goad vs. John
E. Goad, divorce granted and car-
rying custody of two minor chil-
dren awarded to plaintiff.
March 27, Howell L. Benthall
Vs. Lotta Mae (Stanley) BcnthalL
March 27, Dixie Ruth Williams
vs. Gerald Laverle Williams, di-
vorce granted, carrying custody
of two minor children awarded to
Youth Groups Of
First Baptist Church
Meet Tuesday P. M.
Approximately 60 young peo-
ple, members of ^he Royal Am-
bassadors, Girls Auxiliary, and
Young Women's Auxiliary, of the
First Baptist Chvrch met Tues-
day at 3:43 p.m.
These groups meet each Tues-
day at the Church lor special stu-
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 8, 1954, newspaper, April 8, 1954; Rusk, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth150019/m1/1/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.