The Rusk Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 108, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 10, 1955 Page: 1 of 16
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CLOSED FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
To Visit Rusk
Club November 15
Rotary Governor, J. Wood Fain
of the I90th District of Rotary In-
ternational will pay a visit to the
Rusk Rotary Club, Wednesday, No-
vember 16th, announced Mayo
Governor Fain is a Charter
member of the Woodvilie Club,
his hometown, which was organiz-
ed in 1939.
All members are urged to hon-
or Governor Fain with their pres-
ence at next Wednesday's meet-
ing, said President Starkey.
Cases Filed And
Cases filed in District Court are
reported by Bill Parrott, District
Clerk: Louester Sneed Walker vs.
Wiibur Walker, action for divorce;
Dessert Seed Company vs. Cloyd
Waldrup d/b/a Cherokee Plant
Farm, action for collection of
debt; Joan Ivey vs. Joe E. Ivey,
action for divorce; Loyce Goodwin
Vs. Regan Goodwin, action for di-
vorce; Gid Reaggie vs. Texas Em-
ployees' Insurance Association,
workers compensation; Robert L.
Smith vs. Traders and General
Insurance Co., action for workers
Judgments were entered on
three suits: S. A. D. Washington
vs. Texas Employers Insurance
Company, plaintiff recovered $2,-
500, for personal injuries; James
Oliver Putman vs. Texas Employ-
ers Insurance Co., plaintiff recov-
ered $3,000 for personal injuries;
and Elbert E. McKnight vs. Tex-
as Employers Insurance Company,
plaintiff recovered $750 for per-
Last Rites Read
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora
Meador were held Sunday, 3:30
p.m. at The Church of Christ.
Rev. Don Bryant, pastor, officiat-
ed. Burial followed in Pleasant
Grove Cemetery at Maydelle.
Mrs. Meador, age 66, was born
in Anderson County, Texas. She
had made her home at Maydelle
for many years.
She died suddenly at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. P. E. McCoy
Survivors, in addition to Mrs.
McCoy are^two other daughters,
Mrs. A. L. *Dover of Jacksonville,
and Mrs. C. B. Daniels of Houston;
three sons, Everitt Meador of
Houston, John Henry Meador of
Laredo, and Thomas A. Meador of
Houston; three brothers, F. B.
Webb of McAJlen, A. E. Webb of
Rusk, and Tom Webb of Rusk: one
sister, Mrs. Maude Higginbotham
Pallbearers were Andrew Scog-
in. Paul Meador, Bolton Hinson,
Jr., J. C. Loper, J. D. Norton, and
Honorary pallbearers were Dr.
W. E. Gabbert, Bolton Hinson, Sr..
Pon Yarbrough, Henry Glidden.
and George Scogin.
Mrs. Pauline Holliman and Mr.
Piracy Smith of .Houston were
«•rr'kend visitors with Mr. and
Mrs. Woodie Skinner.
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN NOVEMBER 10, 19S5
Eagles Play Last Home Game Friday
Three Burgulars Arrested; Now In County Jail
Chamber of Commerce Directors Meet
The Board of Directors of the
Rusk Chamber of Commerce held
their regularly monthly meeting
Tuesday morning at the Directors
room in the City Hall. M. H. Nor-
ton, president, presided.
The need for another Labor
survey was discussed, and the di-
rectors voted to set the machinery
in motion to begin this project.
Several industries have indicated
an interest in Rusk, and have in-
quired information on the avail-
able labor in Rusk.
A report was presented relative
to the new Corn Belt Hatchery
which is now installing its equip-
ment. The Chamber expressed its
desire to be of service to this new
industry in any way possible.
W. E. "Jiggs" Butler, parade
chairman for the annual Christ-
mas Parade, gave a brief report
on the progress made. "It looks
like this may be the best parade
we have had in many years. Co-
operation of our merchants has
been excellent," commented But-
The parade ana Dand contest is
at 3 p.m. Friday, December 9th.
Santa Claus will visit Rusk each
Wednesday and Saturday for two
weeks prior to Christmas.
Another report was made on the
progress of the improvements of
Jim Hogg State Park. Work is now
in progress, and a more detailed
report will be made available as
this work progresses.
It was announced by President
M. H. Norton that O. M. Walker
had accepted the chairmanship of
' the Polio drive in Rusk. Mr. Walk-
| er is well qualified and will prove
I a valuable worker, Norton told the
The Chamber oi commerce ra-
dio program was discussed, and
, the time has been changed from
II p.m. to 12:30. This time change
(Continued on Page 4)
Pilot County Work Going Forward
James Swink Comes Home,
Trio Of Froggies
James Swink, second from left,
and three of TCU's Horned Frogs
were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Quinton Nicholson, Saturday,
November 5th, in Rusk.
Left is Norman Hamilton of
Vanderbilt, Texas who plays left
tackle for the TCTJ Frogs. James
Swink, star athlete for the team,
plays left half. Don Cooper of Per-
ryton is right tackle for TCU, and
John Nikkei of Dalhart plays left
The three Frogs were house
guests of James and Mr. and Mrs.
Obie Walker over the weekend.
In an interview over Radio Sta-
tion KTLU Saturday afternoon,
the boys expressed themselves as
having thoroughly enjoyed their
weekend in East Texas, and were
very much impressed with the
fighting spirit of the Rusk Eagles
at Crockett Friday night.
Swink, a graduate of Rusk High
School, has set an all time record
at TCU for both points made, and
yards gained in rushing in one
season. Last week he led the na-
tion in points made a n d yards
gained in rushing.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker expressed
their pleasure in having .Tame*
bring the trio of boys home with
him for the weekend. "We thor-
oughly enjoyed every minute of
the visit," they said.
—photo by wiley shattuck
Big Benefit Dinner Is Friday
Rusk Quarterbacks Lay Plans For
TV Give-Away Friday At Half Time
County Clerk Elma Musick, Jr.
announces the following activity
for his office this week.
November 1, Farmers and Mer-
chants State Bank vs. R. C. Acker,
November 4, Mr. George Thom-
as McFadden and Miss Frances
Josephine Foster; November 5,
Mr. Marvin Mitchell Anderson
and Miss Betty Louise Fielding;
November 7, George Henry Wjck-
ware and Thelma Cox; November
7, M. C. Cox and Yuvone Wick-
'.VADE NEELY IN HOSPITAL •
Wade Neelcv, prominent Rusk- ¡
ite. is n a Dallas Hospital fol-;
'flWino a delicate eye operation^
Ne'r,y Is reported doing wit.
Mack Philbrick, head coach of
Rusk High School, told the Quar-
terback Club that the Eagles
would probably have their hands
full when they entertain the Kir-
byville Wildcats here Friday aft-
ernoon at 3:30.
Coach Philbrick praised the play
of his Birds in their convincing
204) win over Crockett. He ex-
plained the "stunt" type of de-
fense that Crocket used against
Rusk. Kirbyville uses this same
type of defense.
The younger boys are showing
a great deal of improvement, and
prospects are looking brighter for
next year's eleven.
Interest is keen for the 21" Tele-
vision Set, Automatic Shotgun,
andf electric roaster that the Quar-
terback Club is giving away at the
halftime. Tickets may be secured
from any member of the Rusk
Quarterback Club, or at the gate.
Plans, were revealed to moke
this ball game "Dad's Day" for the
Eagles. The father of each mem-j
ber of the Eagle squad will sit on ;
the sidelines with the same num-;
ber on his back that his son has on ,
(Continued on Page 4)
Members of the Rusk Lions and
Lioness Clubs, join in urging citi-
zens to eat their noon meal, Fri-
day, November 11th at the Mar-
garet R. Smith Cafe. Mrs. Smith
is donating her time to help spon-
sor this fund raising project.
All proceeds wilh be used by the
Lions Club to complete the bath-
house roof at the new swimming
pool. "Any money left after the
roof is completed will be used to
begin construction of ball
grounds," said President Lloyd
Various firms, and individuals
have contributed food for this
Charges oi $1.00 for adults, 75c
for students and 50c for small
children will be made for the fam-
ily style meal. Serving time is
from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
FREELAND ON HONOR ROLL
William Freeland, Austin Col-
lege junior from Freeport. was
one of 38 studenLs on the dean's
honor list for outstanding scholas-
tic honors. Students named for the
honor made not less than a B in
any subject in the preceding se-
mester and not less than a B av-
erage for the entine preceding!
Freeland Is the son of Rev, and ■
Mrs. J. H. Freeland of Freeport,:
and formerly of Rusk.
The temporary 1' i 1 o t County
Committee met recently and nam-
ed the Permanent Committee
which will plan with the agencies
work for the research program.
Committeemen were appointed ac-
cording to the Commissioners pre-
cincts. They are as follows:
E. It. Gregg, CuUen Sherman,
Grady Dupree, Mary B. Hassell,
alternate H. L. French.
Precinct 2. Cecil Goodman, J.
C. Hill, J. E. Cates, Mrs. Finis
Henderson, alternate - Milburn
Precinct 3: S. M. Meadow, Her-
bert Taylor, M. D. Nunhally, Clyde'
Small, Mrs. Dave Josey, Alternate
Charles F. Schultz.
Precinct. 4: A. N. Nollev, .1 r,
Foster Brewer, Hugh Hichey. Mrs.
Zack Taylor, alternate - Byron
Mrs. Wynona Sowell is commit
t- email at large to represent the
Home Demonstration Council.
Roosevelt Johnson was elected
chairman of the Colored Commit-
tee. This committee will cooper-
ate with the Central committee in
working out plans for this particu-
Special census information is
now being tabulated by Mr. A. C.
McGeo at A&M College. He is in
charge of the Pilot County Survey
Program for Cherokee County, an-
nounced C. Met/. Heald, County
Members of the Temporary
Committee were Tommy Hug-
ghins, Alto, chairman, and R. L
Moore, E, R. Gregg, Sr., J. W.
Cates, Mr. and Mrs. Zack Taylor,
Mrs. Orvan B. Jones and (Veil
Throe men have been arrested
and charged with the burglary ttf
Halbert Mill Company's office at
Dialville October 28th, according
to information received from
Cherokee County Sheriff Allen
Dotson. They are Eugene Dodson,
Leslie Smith and Willie B. Smith,
all of California.
Dodson, age 31, was arrested in
Jacksonville October 29th while
trying to cash several of the stol-
en checks. The Smith boys were
arrested in Waco Monday night,
following a pick up issued by the
Cherokee County Sheriff's Depart-
The trio faces charges of bur
glary, forgery, and possibly both,
according to Sheriff Allen Dotson.
Right now, they are charged with
The three men took a check
writing machine, typewriter, add-
ing machine in addition to the
checks. The checkwriting machine
has already been recovered. The
Smith boys cashed 4 of the stolen
checks in Jacksonville, one in Kil-
gore, and one in Palestine.
The Cherokee County (¡rand
Jury will hoar this case when it
meets in January. The three are
now in the Cherokee County jail.
Going Well Here
The chili supper held Tuesdav j The Cherokee County Tubercu-
nieht, November Hth, in the Rusk losi* Association begins its annual
Elementary School Cafeteria and program of Tuberculin Tes > in
sponsored by the Band Rooster j i he Hth grado of Rusk Elementary
Club was termed a big success. | School, November 14th All sch-
Approxiinately 150 pepole werejools in the County will be reach-
served chili, crackers, milk, coffee ed by, or before, May 1st "This
and home made pie | himple skin test shows whether
Gross receipts lor the supper ¡i'0 h«ve any TB germs in your
Rusk's rejuvenated Eagles, ap-
parently well on their way to at
least a tie for the championship
of District 16AA, play best to
Kirbyville Friday afternoon tit
The Birds made a big hurdle in
their quest for a District Cham-
pionship when they took the meas-
ure of Crockett 20-0 last wee .
The Eagles came up out of tli>
tough Crockett game with no se-
Quarterback Doug Jordan is
making satisfactory improvement
with his pulled shoulder ligament,
and may see action against Kirby-
ville. Doug has been kept from
any contact work for the past two
weeks. He'll probably be in top
shape for the big Jasper game.
Kirbyville is a hot and cold
team. They held Crockett to a 13-
7 score, but lost to Livingston last
week 39 13.
Scout reports show that Kirby-
ville is capable of playing the Fa
glcs a close game. If the boys try
to look over this gann\ they stand
a good chance to get beat, warned
Coach Mack Philbrick.
Coaches Philbrick and Grimes
have been working the team on
Kirbyville plays, and polishing up
the Fagle attack
This will be the first and only
afternoon football game of the
season and a good crowd is ex
peeled. Friday is a holiday in
Rusk, and a big crowd is expected.
TB Patch Tests
Begin In Rusk
School Nov. 14
amounted to nearly $70.00 and
will be added to the fund which
is being raised by the club to fi-
nance the Rusk Band The cake'
body," stated Mrs. C. J. Harkins,
"Tuberculosis spreads from per-
son to person. If you check your
P-TA Has 66 In
The Rusk P-TA met November
3rd in the Elementary School Ca-
fetorium for their regular month
ly meeting. Sixty six members
Vice-president, Melba Camp-
bell, was in charge of the meet
A report of the recent member
ship drive was given. Mrs. Eloise
Willingham's 3rd grade students
won first prize of $6.00 for en
listing the largest number of mem
bers, and Mrs. Emma Gibert's
first grade class received the sec-
ond prize of $4.00.
Members of the fifth grade gave
a very interesting program carry-
ing out the autumn theme in danc-
es, songs, and a skit.
Mrs. Felix Maness, Mrs. Mary
Banks and John Wright of Dallas,
Mrs. Sid Godson of Garland, Mrs.
Frank Council and children Kristi
and Drue and Mr. and Mrs. Lee
White of Grand Prairie. Miss Ann
White of Mesquite, were among
'he out of town friends and rela-
tives that attended funeral servic-
es for Mrs. Effie Jacobs here
and pío sale which was held on i health regularly, you, and every
tin' Square Saturday, November 5,
by the Band mothers, netted ap-
The Club wishes to thank Fol
ton Banks Grocery for donations'
of coffee, bread and catsup; the
Horniel Co. for chili; Hie Sunshine
Biscuit Co. for crackers; the Mod-
ern Creamery for milk and all the
Band mothers and anyone who had
a part in this project for their ¡
contributions of pies, time and for
"The money that was made on
the cake and pie sale and the chili
supper will go a long way in sup-
porting the Rusk Band and we
want to express our appreciation
for every effort that has been
made during this campaign to
make it a success," stated Mrs.
Verdie Mae Banks, president of
November 18 and 10 the club
plans to sponsor a Gladiola cake
mix sale, which will be held in
the grocery stores in Rusk. The
club will receive 15c for every two
boxes of cake mix sold. "Every-
one who prefers Gladiola cake
mix, make your plans to buy a big
supply November 18 and 19 and
help us build a better Rusk Sch-
ool Band," said Mrs. Banks.
person around you, will have a
better chance of staying free from
TB," explained Mrs. Harkins.
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The seventh and eighth grades
of the Bulah School will have a
chili supper at the school building
on Monday night, November 14,
at 8:30, according to the president
of the class, Hilton Hasscli.
In addition to the chili supper,
there will be a short program of
pantomimes by the Bulah school
Also at this time, a Thanksgiv-
ing turkey will be given away.
The supper will be fifty cents
for adults, and twenty-fivo cents
for children below the seventh
grade in school work.
It was stated that the purpose
of this supper is to help raise
money for the annual trip for
these two grades. Their plans are
to go to Hot Springs National Park
in Arkansas, next spring.
"If you come for supper, the
program is free; if you come only
for the program, a charge of ten
cents will be made," Hilton said.
RUSK ATHLETE PLAYS FOR
RANGER JUNIOR COLLEGE
John Robert Butler, star full-
back for Rusk High School last
vear, is en joying a successful year
in the Ranger Jr. College team.
Tohn Robert, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Butler of Rusk, Is play-
ing 8s fullback with the Ranger
Mr, and Mrs. John C. Skinner
returned last week from spending
two weeks with their son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A
Stabler, manager of radio station IR. Skinner at Fort Worth.
Lions Club Has
Piano Music On
Mrs. W. R. Dodson presented
Scottic Scott, Ann Strong, James
Deal, Nell Plaster and Sharon
Mitchell in a program of piano
music at last Wednesday's Rusk
Lions Club meeting. Lion Bill Par-
rott was program chairman.
This program was enjoyed by
the entire membership, and a cor-
dial invitation was extended Mrs.
Dodson for a return engagement.
Lion S. Urdal introduced Bob
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